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Sam Houston
High School

4635 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, Texas  78220

Phone: (210) 661-4134
Fax: (210) 666-2915



May 16th
Athletic Physicals
Doc's Office
8:30 a.m.
Cost: $10.00

May 16
Academic Appreciaton Scholars
6:30 p.m.
Incarnate Word University

May 17
Athletic Sports Picnic
Pletz Park
4:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Cost: Free

Volleyball Open Gym
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

May 20
Beginning of
Teacher Appreciation Week

May 21- June 20
2013 Hoop Dreams
Basketball League


May 24

May 24
ROTC Annual End of Year Trip

June 7th
Last Day of School

June 8th
Laurie Auditorium
11 a.m.

June 11 - 13
Incoming Freshman
Fundamentals &
Preparation Camp
10 a.m. to 12 noon


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The History Department at Sam Houston High School is devoted to the use of project based learning (PBL). Our students need teachers can do more than impart knowledge upon our student body. They need teachers who can teach them the skills they can use in college and provide them with experiences that will benefit them in the world beyond. 


Devising lessons that focus on the products students make, not just the information they understand is essential for our students as they grow to become working cogs in the 21st century machine that is today's economy. In social studies, we promote innovation, not just memorization. We focus on imaginative products, not intensive testing. The things we make are essentially a display of our capabilities, an index of the skills and abilities we have gained in our lifetime. If our students leave this school having not only absorbed knowledge, but created knowledge based products, then we have done our job.