May 2 (Mon) – SAISD Special Board Meeting
5:30 p.m., SAISD Board Room, 514 W. Quincy St., 78212 or online
The SAISD Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at the central administrative office to confirm the district’s new superintendent. Note to media: No interviews will be available following the meeting.
May 3 (Tues) – SAISD Student Film Festival Winners at Commissioners Court
9 a.m., Bexar County Courthouse, Double-Height Courtroom, 101 W. Nueva, 78201
Winners from two SAISD campuses will be recognized at Bexar County Commissioners Court. Officials from BiblioTech will recognize winners from San Antonio’s 90-Second Newbery Film Festival. Madison Elementary student Alleiah Reyes won "Best Film" honors for her mini-production of "Charlotte's Web." A trio of students from Rodriguez Montessori Elementary School were named "Best Film Runner-Up" for their entry titled, "Frog and Toad Together."
May 3 (Tues) – Daughters of the American Revolution Present American Women History Award honoring Ester Perez Carvajal
5 p.m., Carvajal Elementary, 225 Arizona Ave., 78207
An official Women in American History medal and certificate from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution will be presented to Principal Valerie Rabadan during this event honoring one of San Antonio’s best loved educators and civic leaders, Esther Perez Carvajal. Mrs. Carvajal made significant contributions to the advancement of bilingual education. SAISD Trustee Patti Radle, along with Carvajal Elementary School students, will present on the school namesake and women in leadership. Mrs. Carvajal was a descendant of one of the original Canary Island settlers of our city. She loved and preserved her heritage through her writings on the culture of old Spain. Mrs. Carvajal was first a teacher, and then later led the Spanish Department of San Antonio ISD. She authored many bilingual textbooks that were used throughout the school system. She passed away in the 1940s. The Carvajal campus opened its doors to approximately 550 students in September of 1949.
May 5 (Thurs) – ASE/APDS Surgical Education Career Exposition
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Dr., 78207
Surgical Education Week is in May and the Association of Surgical Education (https://www.surgicaleducation.com/
) and the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (https://apds.org/
) will sponsor an event to get students underrepresented in the medical field excited about medicine as a career. This event will allow 150 SAISD 9th- or 10th-grade high school students explore careers in the medical industry focused on surgical technology. This is the first time the event will be held in San Antonio; these organizations have similar events in cities like Chicago. The agencies are interested in creating and sustaining mentoring relationships with SAISD’s students and health care programs.