Coming Attractions April 30, 2010

April 30, 2010
May 1 (Sat) — Komen San Antonio ‘Race for the Cure’
7:30 a.m. opening ceremony at the Alamodome, 100 Montana St.

For the third consecutive year SAISD employees will comprise the city’s largest contingent when they join walkers and runners in this cause for breast cancer research. The District’s Carmen Ng – who is a cancer survivor - is serving as one of the “faces” of this year’s Komen San Antonio Race for the Cure campaign. 

May 1 (Sat) — 20th Congressional District Art Competition
10:30 a.m. at the UTSA Downtown campus, Frio Street building multipurpose room

Three of the four students being recognized as finalists in this contest represent SAISD’s Brackenridge and Jefferson high schools. The first place winner will earn a free trip to Washington, D.C. to visit U.S. District 20 Rep. Charles Gonzalez, who will  present the awards at this 11th annual contest.

May 1 (Sat) — The Met: HD Live in Schools program
Noon at the Regal Fiesta 16 Stadium Theatre, 12631 Vance Jackson Ave.

“Armida” by Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini is the final of three live opera broadcasts that select District middle school choir students and their directors will see this semester. SAISD was among school districts nationwide chosen for this program providing opportunities to experience New York’s Metropolitan Opera performances beamed directly from the Lincoln Center. Participation is part of a comprehensive fine arts lesson including vocals, music, history, set design, costuming and theater.

May 3 (Mon) — Golf Fore Excellence
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Golf Club, 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive

The community is invited to join local business leaders and patrons in hitting the greens for a good cause. A dinner celebration and awards ceremony featuring a variety of prize categories including best and worst will conclude the day’s festivities. All proceeds will go toward SAISD’s Foundation for Excellence in Education. Title sponsors are AT&T, H-E-B grocers and State Farm Insurance. Tournament co-chairmen are Leo Gomez of San Antonio Spurs and Entertainment, and Bob Raymond of IKON Office Solutions Inc. The foundation is a private, non-profit organization. Its main purpose is to facilitate SAISD student achievement, develop and recognize staff and teacher excellence, and strengthen partnerships in the community.

May 3 (Mon) — UIL Region IV Class 4A and 5A preliminary track meet
9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta St.

More than 50 SAISD top athletes will join those from throughout South Texas in competing at this preliminary University Interscholastic League track event. Top finishers will continue to the next day’s rounds. Student tickets are $4 for one day and $7 for a two-day pass. Adult tickets are $6 for one day $11 for a two-day pass.

May 4 (Tue) — UIL League Region IV Class 4A and 5A track meet finals.
Noon to 4:40 p.m. at Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta St

The top three finishers at this phase of the competition will advance to the state track meet in Austin.

May 6 (Thurs) — Financial Literacy class graduation ceremony
9 a.m. at Frost Bank Frost Bank, 100 W. Houston St.

Economically-savvy students from SAISD’s Sam Houston High School will be treated to a commencement ceremony and luncheon in honor of their successful completion of this program sponsored by Frost Bank.

May 6 (Thurs) — ‘Unlock the Rhythm’ production
9 to 11 a.m. at Rodriguez Elementary School, 3626 W. Durango Blvd.

Turn the beat around! It’s got to be percussion when “Unlock the Rhythm” featuring the Grammy award-winning Nina Rodriguez takes the stage. But unlike most performances where audience members are spectators, all students will be accompanists on drums as part of an interactive learning experience on diversity awareness and team building.
May 7 (Fri) — Father-Daughter Dance
6 to 8 p.m. at Mission Academy, 9210 S. Presa St.

Dads and their little girls trained for weeks under the tutelage of a professional dancer to learn the waltz and jazz numbers they will perform. The theme will be Cinderella’s ball, with the daughters being crowned like princesses. The dance is part of ongoing efforts at the school to promote parental involvement.

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