May 14 (Sat) – Student mini-tourists celebrate "Book It Around the World" Festival
9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Fox Tech High School, 637 N. Main, 78205
The "Book It Around the World" Festival gives SAISD students the chance to travel internationally while never leaving San Antonio. Students in grades PreK-5 will have the opportunity to "visit" 12 countries and experience a children’s cultural activity specific to those nations. After completing the activities, students will receive a free book and have their passports stamped. After visiting four countries, students shop for additional free books to add to their home libraries. The festival is an opportunity to turn students into mini-tourists who use their love of reading to learn more about different parts of the world in a fun and engaging way.
May 16 (Mon) – SAISD Police Department holds Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony
8:30 a.m., SAISD Central Office, 514 W. Quincy St., 78212
The SAISD Police Department will recognize Peace Officers Memorial Day with a ceremony at the flagpole in front of Central Office. Peace Officers Memorial Day in the United States is held annually on May 15 in honor of officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.
May 16 (Mon) – SAISD Board Meeting A&B
5:30 p.m., SAISD Board Room, 514 W. Quincy St., 78212 or online
The SAISD Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at the central administrative office.
May 18 (Wed) – Sam Houston High School hosts inaugural Senior Signing Day
6 p.m., Sam Houston High School, 4635 E. Houston St., 78220
This event will showcase the amazing Hurricane graduates who are continuing their education in college or enlisting into one of the Armed Forces. Former First Lady Michelle Obama started celebrating College Signing Day at the White House as part of the Reach Higher initiative. Sam Houston is happy to join a network of over 3,000 events nationwide.
May 18 (Wed) – CAST Med High School hosts Loteria Night
6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., CAST Med High School, 2601 Louis Bauer, 78235
This event is a family-friendly celebration of art and culture. The community will get a special preview of the latest large-scale collaborative project on the campus, a 12’x 8’ mural created by a team of student artists and their art teacher, Kim Garza. “Las Tres Mujeres” consists of three panels painted in acrylic; the portrait format is inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo and includes carved-relief elements. The figures in the mural are connected by an anatomical heart, a recurring theme carried out during the school year via collaborative Project-Based Learning. The art is meant to inspire the viewer to dream of a sustainable and collaborative world where anything is possible.
May 19 (Thurs) – Culinary arts students welcome chef for private cooking class as part of "Pueblos de Maiz" celebration
8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Lanier High School, 1514 W. Cesar Chavez, 78207
San Antonio Chef Ambassador Jesse "Chef Kirk" Kuykendall and Roberto Solis, a visiting chef from Merida, will cook alongside Lanier High School Culinary Arts students. During this closed class, the students will learn how to make quesadilla frita and masa de chocolate, while also learning about the history of corn as a traditional cooking ingredient. Throughout May, San Antonio UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy is presenting Pueblos del Maiz as part of a multi-city celebration of corn as a heritage ingredient found in many foods. Locally, the program includes special corn dishes offered by San Antonio restaurants, a community workshop on corn, an interactive demonstration with local high school students, and more. The other Creative Cities participating in Pueblos del Maiz and presenting their own local programs include Tucson, Arizona; Merida, Mexico; and Puebla, Mexico.
May 20 (Fri) – YMLA debuts College Decision Day
1:40 p.m. to 4 p.m., Young Men's Leadership Academy, 415 Gabriel St., 78202
Twenty-five seniors make up the YMLA Class of 2022, which is the first graduating class for Young Men’s Leadership Academy. This small group of 25 seniors has amassed more than $5 million in college scholarships. In celebration, the campus is hosting its first College Decision Day with a pep rally and Decision Day announcements from the students.
May 21 (Sat) – SAISD holds its biggest Teacher Job Fair of the year
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Freeman Coliseum – Expo Hall C, 3201 E. Houston St., 78219
San Antonio ISD is recruiting certified educators for the 2022-2023 school year. Limited pre-hire opportunities will be offered to qualified individuals. The district is recruiting for teachers, campus-based librarians, counselors, nurses, CTEs, speech language pathologists, and speech language pathologist assistants. SAISD is one of 70 TEA-approved Teacher Incentive Allotment districts statewide. The Teacher Incentive Allotment, known as SAISD’s Master Teacher Initiative, provides designated teachers with the opportunity to earn incentive pay in addition to their base teacher salary. Designated teachers may earn incentive pay annually between $5,000 to $26,500, depending on the designation level and poverty level of the school. The district offers competitive salaries and multiple retirement plans including TRS, Social Security and annuity accounts (457, 403B and 457 Roth). Educators are encouraged to register in advance at tinyurl.com/SAISDMayJobsRSVP
. (During online registration, job seekers unable to attend in-person may request to virtually connect with a recruiter at a later date.)