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: Emily Fielding, Floresville HS
Shark by Karoline Hernandez, Alamo Heights HS
Sunset by Patrick Heusinger, Alamo Heights HS
Turtle by Melissa Leon, Alamo Heights HS
Melanie Perez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Stephanie Owen, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Shylyn Bourland, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Megan Alejos, Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, EISD
Jacinto Baltazar Rodriguez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Hunting by Sean Sanders, Floresville HS
Breadth by Braylee Christie, James Madison HS, NEISD
Dreamer Om by Oscar Melendez, East Central HS
Jaden Painting by Kalle Duncan, Alamo Heights HS
Kathryn by Katherine Stothoff, Alamo Heights HS
Eyes 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
The Alamo Heights Swimming and Diving team had an outstanding weekend of swimming and diving at the Regional Championships in Rosenberg. The girls finished 2nd while the boys placed 3rd in overall team competition.
In all, swimmers won 3 gold medals, 10 silver medals and 19 bronze medals. The top 3 divers will go to state automatically. The top 2 swimmers go to state automatically, plus the next fastest 8 swimmers/relays from all 8 regions. The UIL takes 3rd to 8th place finishers from all 8 regions and tabulates the top 8 swimmers/relay from that group (6 X 8=48). Of the 48...the top 8 move on to state.
Full post with all winners listed on AHISD's Facebook page here.
The Alamo Heights High School Spurs Dance Team is state and nationally ranked for their dance skills, artistic expression and team performance. Our Spurs Dancers are spirit leaders in our school, promoting positive spirit through dance. Showcasing their moves to the music, these dance team members put the exclamation point on any performance!
Dance is discovery. Working creatively, a student explores the mind and body. The student is allowed to make an individual statement, a discovery and expression of self. Students share their knowledge and skills through a variety of performances including football halftime shows, pep rally performances, junior dance clinics, camps, community and invitational performances, and state and national contests, clinics and master classes.
The Dance Team was one of three programs featured in January's Go Public "Cool Schools" with KSAT's SA Live.
Music is the great equalizer, bringing generations together, often with one verse or refrain of a familiar song. The Alamo Heights High School Choir program is recognized for its talented performers and vocal quality! Represented at the regional and state level annually, choral students are known for their musical skills and creative performances.
The word “inclusive” comes to mind when thinking about the AHHS Choir Program. No student is excluded from the opportunity to sing or perhaps just feel the music. McLeod has encouraged many students with special needs to be a part of the program. Even though they may sing off-key, or perhaps cannot sing or speak a word, all are welcome.
Every day, choral students are directed and inspired by their teacher, Angus McLeod. His lessons stretch fall beyond the walls of the choir hall. You hear his lessons in the voices of his students even when they are not in his choir room, singing the words to the latest contest piece or performance number as they walk down the halls, or gather during lunch. His lessons are lifted up in song, but carried forever in their hearts.
The Alamo Heights High School Choir embraced the traditions of the holiday season with the Madrigal Dinner, an annual event that features a meal divided into courses, each heralded in song! The music, traditionally from the medieval and renaissance periods, and students dressed in period costumes, provided the perfect setting to celebrate the season. Parents volunteered their time to transform the school cafeteria into a magical castle. The event is a long-standing favorite tradition of students and audiences alike. (Sincere thanks to Debra Diperi for sharing her photos of the Madrigal Dinner.) Original post here.
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