Coming Attractions - February 10, 2017
Feb. 10, 2017
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.
Feb. 13 (Mon) — School Board meeting A
5:30 p.m. at the Burnet Center, 406 Barrera St.
Feb. 16 (Thurs) — Black History Month program
1 p.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.
Guest speaker will be City Year representative Brittini Ward, whose topic will be “Resilience and Ancestral Privilege.”
Feb. 16 (Thurs) — SAISD Teachers of the Year celebration
5 to 7 p.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
The nearly 90 campus educators selected by their peers as a Teacher of the Year will be honored. From these, Distinguished Teachers of the Year will be announced representing the levels of elementary, middle and high school. These educators then will be considered as nominees for a variety of outside honors.
Feb. 16 (Thurs) — Information session on the new Twain Dual Language Academy
6 p.m. (in Spanish) at Twain Middle School, 2411 San Pedro Ave.
Parents are invited to learn about the new school, its instructional program and school schedule, meet the principal and tour the campus. In August, this longtime middle school will become the Twain Dual Language Academy, where students will have the opportunity to become fluent in both English and Spanish. The school initially will serve grades pre-kinder to 2nd, expanding to grade 8 in subsequent years. An English information session was held last week.
Feb. 18 (Sat) — SAISD EPIC Saturday
8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Edison High School, 701 Santa Monica
Keynote speaker will be the nationally acclaimed educator Dr. Doug Fisher, who will address the role of the teacher/student relationship, the importance of teacher clarity of the learning target and planning challenging tasks. This will be the final of five EPIC Saturdays that debuted last fall to provide SAISD teachers daylong conference-style events featuring keynote addresses by some of the nation’s best education minds and breakout sessions delivering tailored learning.
Feb.18 (Sat) — SAISD ‘F.A.C.E. of Success’ free community resource fair
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brewer Elementary, 906 Merida St.
Community partners from more than 50 organizations and service providers will be on-site to offer children’s activities, program information and lead hands-on workshops on a variety of topics to include college and career awareness, community and leadership awareness, financial literacy, leading healthy and active lives and more. Families will be able to enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, balloon animals and live entertainment. They also will be able to take advantage of health screenings, ID kits for children and children’s safety demonstrations. This will be the first of six events for the SAISD Family and Community Enrichment Resource Program, called the F.A.C.E. of Success, hosted by the District’s Department of Adult & Community Education.
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. *The time will be extended to 5 p.m. on the final day of filing, Feb. 17.
Free family fitness classes
Feb. 13-16 — 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. 13 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Feb. 14 (Tues) – at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.
● Feb. 15 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Feb. 16 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Feb. 16 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.