Coming Attractions - February 3, 2017

Coming Attractions
Feb. 3, 2017

Feb. 8 (Wed) — JROTC District Academic Challenge and Literacy Night
5 and 5:30 p.m., respectively, at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica
Edison is hosting two events on this evening. Starting first will be the JROTC District Academic Challenge through which cadets representing each SAISD JROTC program will compete in computer-generated exams on the academic skills they have learned in JROTC. This event will be held in the school’s armory. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the Edison cafeteria will host Literacy Night for students and their parents from throughout its feeder campuses featuring fun, hands-on learning activities that families can enjoy at home. Representatives from SAISD’s Department of Adult Education also will be there to register parents who would like to continue their own education.

Feb. 9 (Thurs) — Dual-language informational meeting
6 p.m. (in English) at Twain Middle School, 2411 San Pedro Ave.
Parents are invited to learn about the Twain Dual Language Academy, where students will have the opportunity to become fluent in both English and Spanish. The school’s program, developed with input from local and national experts in dual-language education, is set to open this August with grades pre-kinder to 2nd, expanding to grade 8 in subsequent years. In preparation, this longtime middle school has been phasing out the middle-school grades. A Spanish informational session is scheduled for Feb.16.

Feb. 10 (Fri) — National Blue Ribbon School Nomination celebration
9 a.m. at Travis Early College High School, 1915 N. Main Ave.
Faculty from Travis’ partner San Antonio College, including President Dr. Robert Vela, will congratulate students on their campus being named a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School nominee. In honor of the occasion, students will hold a banner and wave blue ribbons.

Feb. 11 (Sat) — Free heart screening for teens
9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
Screening for teens ages 14 to 19 citywide will be held to identify the most common cardiac conditions predisposing a young person to sudden cardiac arrest or death. Conducting the screenings will be the non-profit AugustHeart organization. 

Ongoing thru Feb. 17 — Filing for the May 6 election
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at SAISD’s Governmental & Community Relations Department at the Gonzales Center, 518 E. Magnolia Ave,.
Qualified SAISD residents interested in serving as a Trustee for Single Member District 1, 3, 4 or 7 may file their applications for a place on the ballot and candidate information packets also will be available. There is no fee to file and individuals must reside in the single member district for which they file.

Free family fitness classes
Feb. 6-9  — 5:30 p.m. at the SAISD schools listed below.
The popular Zumba dance fitness program classes are free and offered in partnership with Health Collaborative, a local network of citizens, community organizations and businesses. Upcoming sessions will be:

● Feb. 6 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Feb. 7 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Feb. 8 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Feb. 9 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Feb. 9 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.