Coming Attractions - October 27, 2017
October 27 , 2017
Oct. 28 (Sat) — SAISD EPIC Saturdays
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Featured speaker will be author Pam Allyn, who will talk about literacy. This will be the second of four EPIC Saturdays to run through February. Each provides SAISD teachers conference-style events featuring keynote addresses by some of the nation’s best education minds and breakout sessions that deliver tailored learning.
Oct. 31 (Tues) — Día de los Muertos workshop - CANCELLED
8:30 to 10:10 a.m. and 10:10 to 11:40 a.m. at the Advanced Learning Academy at Fox Tech, 637 N. Main Ave.
Representatives from the Esperanza Center will lead workshops for upper-level Spanish students on this observance celebrating and remembering the lives of loved ones who have passed away. The sessions will feature musical performances, Spanish literature and the history of this holiday known in English as the Day of the Dead. The workshops will be conducted in both English and Spanish, providing students an opportunity to practice their dual-language skills.
Nov. 1 (Wed) — Centennial rededication ceremony
8 to 9 a.m. at Brackenridge High School, 400 Eagleland Drive
Alumni have been invited to join current students and staff in celebrating Brackenridge’s100 years of serving the King William area. The rededication ceremony will be held a century to the day of the school’s 1917 opening. A ribbon cutting and unveiling of a banner will kick off the event in the mall area of its current building, which opened in 1974.
Nov. 1 (Wed) — College Fair 2017
6 to 8 p.m. at the SAISD Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive
More than 70 colleges and universities from throughout the United States and Texas will provide information to SAISD’s top students and their parents, who will be bused to the event from high schools Districtwide. Fair sponsors are SAISD and the Texas Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
Nov. 2 (Thurs) — Annual Food Extravaganza
9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cooper Learning Center, 1700 Tampico St.
More than 200 student taste-testers will cast their votes for which new food items they would like to be added to campus cafeterias Districtwide next school year. The first session will comprise elementary- and middle school-level judges, while high school students will select their preferences during the second taste-testing. Sponsor of this annual event is SAISD’s Department of Child Nutrition services.
Nov. 3 (Fri) — Fall Literacy Festival
2:30 to 4 p.m. at Carroll Early Childhood Education Center, 463 Holmgreen Road
Students and their parents are invited to enjoy a variety of literacy-themed games and pose for pictures in the pumpkin patch, which will be specially set up for the occasion in front of the school’s main building.
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:
● Oct. 30 (Mon) – at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
● Oct. 30 (Mon) – at Travis Early College High School, 1915 N. Main Ave.
● Oct. 31 (Tues) – at Young Women’s Leadership Academy, 2123 W. Huisache
● Nov. 1 (Wed) – at Whittier Middle School, 2101 Edison Drive
● Nov. 2 (Thurs) – at Herff Elementary, 996 S. Hackberry St.
● Nov. 2 (Thurs) – at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.