Subject Expert: Grammy-award winner Stephen Cox, CAST Tech High School Band Instructor.
Stephen Cox, a 2022 Grammy winner, can speak to the “Grammy experience” and also to the “street cred” he has with his high school music students. The 2023 Grammys are set for Feb. 5.
Remembering the experience as surreal, Cox won the Grammy Music Educator award in Las Vegas in 2022. It is a “Special Merit” award, such as the Lifetime Achievement Award. Cox was working at Eastland High School in Texas when he was recognized. Cox and his wife (a Jefferson High School art teacher) walked the red carpet and sat next to Sony Music CEO Rob Stringer. Cox appeared on the national broadcast as he was announced the winner, and he ended the night chatting with Doja Cat at the Sony after party.
Now in his first year at CAST Tech High School, Cox has started a Modern Band class. His students have formed no less than 10 bands.
Jan. 28 (Sat) – SAISD hosts Skilled Trades Career Fair
9 a.m. to Noon, SAISD Central Office, 514 W. Quincy St., 78212
SAISD is hosting an Auxiliary/Classified Career Fair with on-site hiring. The district is recruiting carpenters, construction helpers, cooks, custodians, drivers, electricians, mechanics, and plumbers. The district offers shift work for multiple positions and overtime opportunities.
Jan. 28 (Sat) – High school BBQ team competes at San Antonio Rodeo Cook-Off
5 a.m. to 4 p.m., Freeman Coliseum Parking Lot, 3201 E. Houston St., 78219
While the annual San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off happens nearby, high school students from across the county and state also compete in a barbeque rivalry of their own. The Jefferson High School BBQ team will be at the cook-off representing SAISD. Competitors fire their pits at 5 a.m., and winners will be announced around 5 p.m.
Feb. 1 (Wed) – SAISD hosts “Always Learning: A Gathering of Community Voices”
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Alamo Convocation Center, 110 W. Tuleta Dr., 78212
SAISD invites community members to relive “Enchilada Wednesday,” while they reflect on the district’s five-year strategic management plan, known as Always Learning. The event is open to the public and those in attendance are invited to share insight and input into the vision that SAISD foresees for its children and the future of the community. Free enchilada dinners, along with the district’s famous chocolate cake, will be provided.
Feb. 2 (Thurs) – Elementary students to receive free coats
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Wilson Elementary, 115 W. Josephine St., 78212
The Assistance League of San Antonio is bringing its mission of service to students at Wilson Elementary as part of its Operation School Bell program. Just in time for another cold weather snap, each student will be outfitted with a brand-new coat.