NASA Physicist, Ginger Kerrick talking with Randolph High School students about passion, grit, perseverance, and following your dreams. Mrs. Kerrick became the first non-astronaut Capsule Communicator (Capcom), first Russian-training-integration instructor, and the first Hispanic female NASA Flight Director in 2005.
Original post located on RFISD's Facebook page here.
Congratulations to the Price Elementary Robotics team as they received first place at the First Lego League competition. This was the team's first time competing and they came out with a huge victory!
Original post located on the South San ISD's Facebook page here.
Amanda Hoffmann, and eighth grade student at Corbett Junior High School, took first place in the Meat Science Skillathon at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Her efforts earned Hoffmann her first Stock Show and Rodeo belt buckle, the pinnacle of achievement in the competition. The Meat Science Skillathon is a hands-on and interactive competition that challenges contestants regarding their knowledge of Meat Science and BBQ concepts. Elements include a written exam, identification, yield grades, quality grades and BBQ cookery skills.
Hoffmann also placed second in the Swine Skillathon and earned fifth place in the Food Challenge (Fruits and Vegetables) category.
Original post located on SCUCISD's Facebook page here.
Floresville Elementary kicked-off Read Across America Week with Hat Day, of course, honoring Dr. Seuss! All week, there are fun activities that promote reading. Remember, all reading is good reading!
Original post on the Facebook page here.
Medina Valley 8th grade students competed in the Regional level National History Day. Mariah and Ashlyn Persyn placed 2nd with their Clean Water Act of 1972 in the group exhibit, and will be moving on to represent their District at the State level in Austin on April 28th. These young ladies also received the Special Award for their STEM topic. We congratulate these our Panther ladies for their hard work and dedication when you get the chance!
Featured on the district's Facebook page here.
Jefferson High School has become an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the Diploma Programme for its juniors and seniors. The rigorous standards in an IB education are recognized and respected around the world for being among the highest in college-preparatory education.
Research indicates that Diploma Programme graduates complete college faster than their peers, feel more prepared for college-level coursework involving research, and are better able to cope with demanding workloads and time-management challenges. More than 1,600 colleges and universities in the nation currently offer college credit for Diploma Programme exams.
Read more here on the SAISD website.
LibraryPalooza is an author festival for teens in Northside ISD, San Antonio. This event is free and open to the public.
This year’s event includes the following authors:
Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author and Cybils Award winner
Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner
Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, NAACP Image Award, and long listed for the National Book Award. He was recently featured on “CBS This Morning” and “The Daily Show.”
Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the GoodReads Choice Debut Award
Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, winner of the Eisner Award, Printz Award, recipient of the Genius Grant from the MacArthur Fellows Program, and New York Times bestselling author
Jeff Zentner, New York Times Notable list, winner of the William C. Morris Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal
Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books on site (or bring from home) and have them signed by the authors. The event is open to middle and high school students. There is no cost for the event and no advanced registration is required. Food will be available for purchase (cash only) via food trucks during the lunch break in the back bus loop and concessions in the cafeteria. A percentage of all sales will go to Friends of Northside Libraries. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Northside Libraries, and is made possible in part by contributions from Northside ISD, H-E-B, Barnes & Noble, and Whataburger.
Original article located here.
The Madison High School Army JROTC cadets sweated it out on the circuit obstacle course provided by the Army Fitness Team. It was an individual event created to push each cadet to maximum fatigue. The course included battle ropes, medicine ball lunges, a weight pull, pull-ups, and of course, push-ups.
The challenging event was timed and the cadets competed to have the fastest time. Some of the cadets completed the course multiple times in an attempt to improve their scores. Cadets Sara Gibb and Michael James tied the winning time at 1 minute and 12 seconds. “The course really helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses all while having a great time,” said Cadet Dylan Romero. This was such a successful event that the Madison JROTC cadets have already requested the Army Fitness Team come back to do it again.
Original article located here.
Go Public issued a call for art and photography high school students' work to be soon featured on three San Antonio city buses. Our goal is to showcase student talent, academic programs, and the myriad of choices and opportunities available in our ISDs. Stay tuned as the buses will be revealed this spring. Thanks to all of the students, teachers, and schools below (starting from top row, left to right):
Sanctuary by Emily Fielding, Floresville HS
Not Mammals by Karoline Hernandez, Alamo Heights HS
Sunset by Patrick Heusinger, Alamo Heights HS
Intrinsic Blue by Melissa Leon, Alamo Heights HS
Digital Attractions by Melanie Perez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Patriots by Stephanie Owen, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
A Western Night by Shylyn Bourland, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Megan Alejos, Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, EISD
The Illusion of Purity by Jacinto Baltazar Rodriguez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Hunting by Sean Sanders, Floresville HS
Breadth by Braylee Christie, James Madison HS, NEISD
Dreamer by Oscar Melendez, East Central HS
180 by Kalle Duncan, Alamo Heights HS
When I See Lugo by Katherine Stothoff, Alamo Heights HS
One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me by Elizabeth Friedsam, Alamo Heights HS
Nothing is Ugly by Bianca Jimenez, Floresville HS
Floating Wood by Precious Brown, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
A Father's Message by Leslie Brown, Floresville HS
EXTENDED CALL FOR ENTRIES - DUE MARCH 2ND!
HS students in San Antonio-area ISDs can submit their artwork here to be a part of the showcase.
Congratulations to the following students who had an outstanding show at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Photography Contest.
- Sarah Haftorson was the Grand Champion and won several Best of Show categories and tied for the Judg'ss Choice award
- Micah Pierce tied for the Judge's Choice Award
- D'Aysia Mack, Chase Marafioto, Katherine Middleton, and Leonardo Urrego also won numerous Best of Show awards. All of their work will be on display inside the Coliseum during the stock show and rodeo.
Original post on the Ft. Sam Houston Facebook page here.
The student organization, FFA (Future Farmers of America), provides leadership and personal growth opportunities, as well as public speaking skills. One of the main components of the Ag/FFA program is the livestock program. This program allows students to purchase and raise a livestock species of their choice and exhibit at different stock shows. Students care for the animals and learn everything from hard work to acceptance due to loss when they have to sell their animals at the end of show season. Leadership, responsibility, hard work, integrity and growth are its benefits.
FFA was featured in February's Cool School contest on SA Live.
The Edgewood ISD Scholar Board of Education Adopts-A-Spot! The students are building benches made out of materials from historical campuses to serve as a landmark at 220 Mission Rd. along the Mission Hike & Bike Trail. The Adopt-A-Spot Program is coordinated by Keep San Antonio Beautiful in partnership with the City of San Antonio.
Original post on the Edgewood ISD Facebook page here.
The SkillsUSA program is a great pathway that encourages students to learn all sorts of ways to make themselves marketable in today's workplace. It helps them discover their potential in abilities and aptitude and the Judson High School Automotive Teams, part of SkillsUSA, is a perfect example of how students are doing just that. Students recently qualified to represent their school, JISD and SkillsUSA District XI in state competition coming in April. Congratulations to all of them!
Original post located on the Judson ISD website here.
McCollum HS students in Cowboy Productions recently put their talents to the test at the SkillUSA regional competition held at Brackenridge High School and advanced to state! A team of four students participated in the Broadcast News Production contest and won first place. Two students served as the news anchor team, one student served as the team’s director/technical director, and one student served as the floor director. Each team had to write and produce their rundown before assigned contest time. Students then produced and completed a three-minute newscast as if it were live. Teams were evaluated on their broadcast writing ability, voice quality, diction, timing and pacing and performance techniques. A team of two students participated in the television (video) production competition and won second place. The two contestants planned and shot a video on location to convey the “theme” of the event. Editing was done in the contest area with special emphasis on professional production of the video by industry standards, quality of audio and video, and adequate conveyance of the “theme” to the viewer. Congratulations to the Broadcast News Production team composed of Xavier Flores, Alexis Garcia, Elida Luna and Carlos Montantes and to the Video Production Team composed of Amaru Ruiz and Ceasar Molina! The state competition is slated for April in Corpus Christi, TX.
Original article located in the Harlandale newsletter here.
East Central High School students competed this week in Skills USA Competitions. They competed in a variety of events such as: Building search, prepared speech, First aid/ CPR, Quizbowl and Felony traffic stop. Original post on ECISD's Facebook page here.
HOLT CAT has partnered with Southwest ISD to provide paid internships to Southwest High School students. The internship is in its second year, and part of the district’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program, in which students have to apply and interview for the internship positions. This opportunity will allow students to receive technical trade, business, and IT experiences at Holt Cat, while earning high school credit for graduation. In addition, a new Diesel Mechanic pathway has been added to create additional job training opportunities.
Original article located on the SWISD website here.
More than 400 students from 7 SAISD high schools participated in San Antonio’s third annual SA Works Job Shadow Day Feb. 2. Citywide, the event matched nearly 4,000 San Antonio students with 130 local employers for a half-day of onsite experience-based learning.
These SAISD students are involved in courses such as anatomy and physiology, animation, business management, computer science, engineering, graphic arts, health science, information technology, political science, public administration and robotics.
The community-wide event allows local companies to nurture the future workforce, encouraging a stronger emphasis on the professional skills and knowledge they seek in a skilled labor force. Businesses of all sizes participated – from San Antonio headquarters operations to small businesses and startups.
Full article located here.
It's the Final Four of Reading competitions at schools around San Antonio to see who can read the most. At Glenoaks ES, students are working together to make a difference. And, every dog may have his day, but so do the cows, pigs, and sheep at the annual Gerlach Livestock Show and Sale!
Original article and video recap located on the NISD website here.
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