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.
Members of the community service organization, Students Offering Service, from Nimitz Middle School/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy had the opportunity to explore Confluence Park with Spurs player Rudy Gay. The club received a grant earlier this year from the Spurs Silver and Black Give Back to build an outdoor classroom and garden at their school. They were chosen to explore Confluence Park since the park itself was built as one large outdoor classroom. The students were able to participate in activities led by the San Antonio River Authority to learn about the outdoor classroom aspects of the park so that they can get ideas to take back to the outdoor classroom they are building. The students were able to learn about native grasses, water reclamation, the importance of water, and much more. Rudy Gay spent time with the students and helped them during the scavenger hunt around the park. The students were very excited to get this experience and can't wait to implement some of the ideas to their outdoor classroom.
Original post on NEISD Facebook page here.
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.
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.
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.
Some of the greatest figures in American and world history paid a visit to Paschal Elementary School on January 26, 2018 as part of the annual Living Wax Museum program. Third grade students dressed up as historical and modern-day characters, allowing visitors to hear their life story with a push of a button.
Students dressed up in full regalia of the historic times, emulating Presidents and First Ladies, Texas Independence heroes, military heroes, civil rights icons and famous inventors.
Original article located here.
Masters Elementary is dedicated to not only building the minds of their students but to building strong families too. At the first #Family Strong event, families were brought together to meet one another, discuss events and traditions that are important to them and talk about what values are important in their families. Staff members then shared their personal "Family Vision Boards" and invited families to begin working on theirs.
The school will be hosting #Family Strong events monthly with topics including building self-esteem, setting healthy boundaries and other areas suggested by families. Masters PTO was also on hand for food and drinks and the choir and cheer squad performed as well. It was a very successful event for families and staff to work together to promote strong and healthy families.
Original post located on the Judson ISD page here.
East Central High School PALS (Peer Assistance Leadership & Service) traveled to Round Rock High School to the State PALS Conference and showed Central Texas what they are made of! The EC PALS had two groups of 7 and presented workshops on two different topics: "If You Really Knew Me" was a workshop that allowed PALS from across the state to let their guards down and face difficulties and challenges that they may have tried to bury. Our EC PALS created a very helpful and nurturing environment in that workshop and soon generated the most "BUZZ" around the Conference!
"Fighting Through The Storm" was a workshop solely based on Stress Management and how to deal with the rigors of growing up with all of the daily challenges at school coupled with personal challenges at home. Our EC PALS created a very fun and vibrant atmosphere and those attending left with a better feeling than when they came in.
All in all, everyone in our district and community should be very proud of the way these students conducted themselves and the pride in which they represented their Hornet Pride!
Posted on East Central ISD's Facebook page here.
The child development class has volunteered another year to distribute gifts for the Salvation Army angel tree. This organization brings Christmas cheer to over 7000 children in the San Antonio area. Gifts are provided by local citizens, helping those we have applied for Christmas assistance. Stacey students enjoyed working behind the scene to bring a smile to a child’s face Christmas morning.
Students from FSHISD participated in the Army’s Virtual Medicine Opening on January 4 at BAMC. These students were selected to share their ideas about the future of medicine at the opening event. LTG West, the Army’s Surgeon General, along with other leaders in the community engaged them in conversation throughout the morning.
Original post on Ft. Sam Houston ISD's Facebook page.
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