Expert Voice: Shannon Cregg - Art Teacher Herff Elementary/Kelly Elementary
Shannon Cregg is a joint Art teacher for both Herff Elementary and Kelly Elementary. Together students from both campuses have been busy building an altar for the annual Muertos Fest held downtown. All students from kindergarten to fifth grade have been working on projects in their classes for the altar from papel picado, to sculpted food offerings. A small group of about 10 fourth and fifth graders have been staying after school to work on the altar for a couple of weeks, and the school also hosted a community workday last Saturday. They have been supported by Lowe's with material donations and teamed up with a local artist, David Medina, to collaborate on the altar construction. The final altar will be on display Oct. 29 and 30 at HemisFair Park. “Our primary theme is the monarch butterfly—a symbol that is commonly used in Día de los Muertos to represent the spirits of the departed returning as Monarchs migrate to Mexico around Día de los Muertos each year,” Cregg said. A beautiful analogy for a poignant time, a day when our loved ones who have passed on to the next life are remembered and honored.
Oct. 22 (Sat) – SAISD and Bexar County Sheriff's Office host Food Distribution
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bexar County Sheriff's Office, 200 N. Comal St, 78207
The SAISD Family Engagement department is teaming up with the Bexar County Sheriff's Office to host a Mini-Mega Food Distribution on the west side. This distribution will serve 500 families in the Lanier High School Feeder Pattern, which has been identified as an area of food insecurity. Sheriff Javier Salazar, SAISD Chief Johnny Reyes Jr., Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputies and Cadets, along with SAISD Police Officers will be on hand to serve the Lanier community and provide support during the event.
Oct. 24 (Mon) – SAISD to hold In-person Child Nutrition Career Fair Oct. 24
1p.m. to 4 p.m., Lanier High School, 1514 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78207
Get careers rolling with San Antonio ISD! On Oct. 24, SAISD is hosting a Child Nutrition recruitment event for food service cooks, substitute cooks, managers, warehouseman and more. The district offers shift work for multiple positions and a starting pay of $16.25 for full-time positions. There will be on-site interviews, and job seekers are encouraged to register in advance at: www.tinyurl.com/cncareerfair.
Oct. 27 (Thurs) SAISD to hold In-person Career Fair for Skilled Trades
1 p.m. to 4 p.m., SAISD Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta Drive, 78212
San Antonio ISD is hosting an in-person career fair for skilled trades on Oct. 27. The district is seeking carpenters, painters, roofers, electricians, plumbers, journeyman HVACs, custodians and more. SAISD offers over 15 days off, including holidays, and opportunities for professional growth and overtime. There will be on-site interviews, and job seekers are encouraged to register in advance at: www.tinyurl.com/stcareerfair.
Oct. 27 (Thurs) – UTSA sponsored schools celebrate Dia de los Muertos
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lanier High School, 1514 W. Cesar Chavez, 78207
The SAISD schools sponsored by UTSA; Graebner Elementary, Bonham Academy, Twain Dual Language Academy and Irving Dual Language Academy invite the public to their Dia de los Muertos celebration. Taking place at Lanier High School, the event will feature student performances and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Student artwork from the UTSA sponsored schools will be on display in a traditional commemorative altar. Refreshments and snacks will be available those in attendance.
Oct. 28 (Fri) – CAST Med High School Fall Partnership Meeting
9 a.m. to 11 a.m., CAST Med High School, 2601 Louis Bauer, 78235
Cast Med High School is hosting their Fall Partnership Meeting to present the successes of our students and gather expert information from the amazing campus business partners. Along with an in-person experience designed with student tours, testimonials, and exhibits, we will also be offering a virtual option for participation.
Oct. 28 (Fri) – Riverside Park Elementary "Trunk or Treat"
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Riverside Park Elementary, 202 School St., 78210
Riverside Park Elementary invites the community on campus for their "Trunk or Treat" event. Teachers will have their trunks all decorated and full of treats to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Concessions will be selling nachos, corn on the cob and other snacks to enjoy, music while music will be those at the campus party entertained. Students will be voting on which teachers' trunks were the best and prizes will be awarded to the top three vote getters.
Oct. 29 (Sat) – SAISD Dia de los Muertos District Chess Tournament
8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Highland Hills Elementary, 734 Glamis, 78223
Chess Masters in the making will be on display at the SAISD Dia de los Mueros District Chess Tournament. The event features students competing in four divisions: Kinder-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, 6th-8th grade and a 9th -12th grade. Who will run the Queen's Gambit on their way to a chess tournament title? Find out at the awards ceremony set for 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 29 (Sat) – YMLA "Meet the Lions" Chili Cook Off/Trunk or Treat
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Young Men's Leadership Academy, 415 Gabriel St., 78202
The Young Men's Leadership Academy campus will be the scene of a grand fall afternoon. YMLA is inviting all families to their 2nd annual "Meet the Lions" Chili Cook Off and Trunk or Treat event. The YMLA Lions football and cross-country teams will be introduced, and performances by the YMLA Lion Band will keep the crowd entertained. Prizes will be awarded for the best chilis and best decorated trunks. Everyone get the chance to taste some great chili, get a bag full of treats and shop for your latest read at the YMLA Library Book Fair will be open for families to shopping!