Maria Rendon, a teacher at Anson Jones middle school, explains her passion for teaching English Language Arts (ELA) in traditional public schools to Social Media Marketing students at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).
A teacher not only educates a student about academic subjects, but also serves as a role model and even mentor. Public schools educate all students and the needs are far and wide. During National Teacher Appreciation Week, we're featuring a few stories that include the personal journeys of teachers. Their experiences help define their character and provide a toolbox rich in wisdom, benefitting their work and students.
Governor Greg Abbott issued the declaration that April is officially, Month of the Military Child. We asked the Joint Base San Antonio questions about the issues and resources provided to military families throughout the San Antonio-area ISDs. Purple is the color used to recognize the sacrifices and issues that confront military children. It openly celebrates their resilience, strength, and adaptability.
Preparing students for a diverse society and global economy requires exposing them to different cultures and experiences.
Developing empathy, which includes understanding what others think and do and appreciating the emotions and experiences of another, builds the skills necessary for an inclusive environment. Empathy can help build a diverse society, but it can’t be gained by reading a book or studying it. Instead, it’s acquired through experiences, sensitivity to differences and unique traits, and understanding another person from his or her point of view.
Hannah Roberts, a UTSA social media and communications student and intern for Cleary Zimmerman Engineers, is a part of a project with UTSA to contribute to the Go Public campaign. Roberts interviewed Wade Cleary, the company’s managing principal, about STEM curriculum, student pathways, and thoughts on education and the business sector.
ROBERTS: Walk me through the step-by-step process that you went through to get you to where you are today. What were your choices in education, classes, and internships?
Most everyone can agree that teachers are some of the most significant contributors to a child's growth and development. They not only educate, they inspire, motivate, encourage, and care. It's a job that often requires hours long after the school day ends. Yet, when you ask a teacher about their work, you'll often see passion and joy about what they do.
Public schools, within an independent school district (not those that are within a charter network), have strict requirements for teacher certification. In addition, school librarians must obtain a Master's degree in Library Science. The five requirements to become a certified teacher are:
Trustees serve students and teachers, while addressing funding; public education builds community and future leaders
Aricle written by UTSA students.
San Antonio is a city that thrives on its community involvement. This city is made up of more than buildings, traffic, Spurs or breakfast tacos. Its vibrancy is because of its people. Our educators and the knowledge, skills, and guidance they provide future generations, and potential life-long San Antonians, are the backbone of our strength as a city.
UTSA Students Interview San Antonio Area Education Leadership
Join Go Public in honoring our tireless school board members who serve as champions of educating our future leaders. Trustees serve as a vital link between the community and their schools, promoting academic achievement by creating a vision and accountability in our school systems. Students from the University of Texas at San Antonio interviewed Trustee Leticia Sever as part of an assignment for their social media marketing coursework.
Go Public Gives Social Media Marketing Experience to East Central High School and UTSA College Students
(San Antonio, TX) - Gathered in a small auditorium style classroom at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) campus, students from East Central High School’s Service Learning Project and UTSA collaborate on strategies for the Go Public social media campaign.
We're honored to receive the Government Project of the Year Award from AACOG (Alamo Area Council of Governments). The mission of the Alamo Area Council of Governments is to enhance the quality of life of all residents of the Alamo Region in partnership with elected and appointed officials, funders, community partners and beneficiaries. These awards are given annually to completed governmental entity-based projects that have significantly impacted the community for the better. We're thrilled to be recognized among such a distinguished group of members and to represent the contributions from our seventeen area ISDs.
Proven to contribute to happiness and enhance academic success, students all across the region are mastering Fine Arts.
From Broadway actors, a nod to Boys to Men, and an out-of-this-world jazz band, check out what Alamo Heights, Floresville ISD, Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, North East ISD, Northside ISD, Medina Valley ISD are doing in this monthly edition of our San Antonio Public School District Roundup.
Commonly used to reflect and record humanity, acting, music, and mixed media art are critical programs. Creating art can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork which helps our students live a more complete and enriching life. Despite funding challenges, school administrators are continually finding ways to continue these remarkable programs. If you are a supporter of the arts, reach out to your local school district and ask for how you can support your local school programs.
Fort Sam Houston ISD - Journalism Students Attend National Conference in Chi-Town
Cole photography and journalism students traveled to attend and compete at the JEA/NSPA national journalism conference in Chicago with over 6300 students from across the United States! Junior, Raquelle Bennett competed in the Photography Portfolio division at the conference and was one of only three students in the country to receive a Superior Rating.
Leadership and community is our November theme this year where students in public schools learn to connect to their hearts, expand their minds and to create ground-breaking ideas. Our public schools have a crucial role in helping to cultivate a civic-minded community of the future. Read more about our educators that go out of their way to make mastery of standards fun, to schools learning the importance of giving back in this edition of the District Round-up.
Thanks to Floresville High School, MacArthur High School, and Highland Park Elementary showing us how they inspire hearts, minds, and ideas.
Gardens, Spurs Hype Squad & Technology all promoting a healthy life in our schools this month
Go Public is showcasing health and wellness during the month of October. Our public schools have a key role in helping to create healthier, happier students and employees. From community gardens to technology - school wellness incorporates learning, engagement, and life-long habits.
Check out what Harlandale ISD, Judson ISD, SAISD, Northside ISD, South San ISD have been doing to promote #livingyourbestlife
Gus Garcia chess team and sponsors have much to be proud of this year as the reigning five-time district champions. The team is looking forward to the upcoming district tournament. Scholars have started to develop their independent thinking, logic skills and phenomenal strategy at after-school practices. “Our students apply these strategies to the game and their school work as well,” Mrs. Kinard, Gus Garcia chess sponsor said. “…and it translates greatly.”
Original article here.
The East Central Indie Festival (ECIF) was an outrageous success. Thanks to the community partnerships and EC Campus Clubs for taking part. This was the final project for EC Music Biz. The students designed, marketed, and hosted this festival (the only HS indie music fest in the US). Next year, watch for other exciting Music Biz events in addition to ECIF. In 2018-19 the students will bring a World Music Fest and Cultural Expo and a Country Music Fest (around Rodeo season).
Original article in the ECISD newsletter here.
Rivard Report Article: (an excerpt) "Alamo Heights High School students will vie for $10,000 – and bragging rights – in a “Shark Tank” style competition that will take them through the group process of becoming a startup. The 130 junior and senior students are participating in the year-long Heights Business Incubator, an elective course that leads students from the idea phase to the development phase and through to pitching the product for their new business. The winners will receive $10,000 to fund their entrepreneurial venture."
For the full article, go here. Photo: Bonnie Arbittier/Rivard Report. Mckenzie Hervey (center) speaks about her group's busines plan.
Twenty-four Lanier HS seniors completing College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), a program of Ernst & Young, were presented with scholarships, cords, certificates and duffel bags.
This is the third year of the program at Lanier, which serves students in grades 11 and 12. This year's cohort of 24 juniors and 24 seniors have been mentored by EY volunteers to encourage their continuation to college.
Original article featured on SAISD's Facebook page here.
The South San Antonio High School Dancin' Cats Dance Team kicked off the Fiesta festivities with a bang making appearances at various events throughout San Antonio. They attended Senior Fiesta, Fiesta De Los Reyes, Fiesta Festival hosted by the San Antonio State Supported Living Center, and Fiesta de los Niño's. They made such a good impression at all events that they have been asked to perform next year. While at Senior Fiesta the students were invited to perform for the 89th Texas LULAC State Convention at the beginning of June which is a true honor. While at Fiesta De Los Reyes the Dancin' Cats were given the opportunity to appear on two T.V. stations; Kens5 and Univision San Antonio 41. Congratulations Dancin' Cats for successful performances during Fiesta!
Original article featured on the South San ISD Facebook page here.
Current events, stories, and features from the San Antonio-area's seventeen Independent School Districts.