DISTRICT ROUNDUP: Giving Thanks in Our San Antonio-Area Schools

Thanksgiving kicked off the giving season, and our San Antonio-area public schools got into the holiday spirit with numerous Thanksgiving activities and projects.  Check out just a few of the fun and inspiring ways our students have been celebrating!

The annual Lackland ISD Fall Festival is an opportunity for the schools’ classes and clubs to raise money by setting up games, coordinating activities, and selling food to the visitors.  The festival is a popular community event that brings everyone together to benefit in the growth of their schools. It has proven to be a successful festival for Lackland neighbors to give back during the season of giving, and the kids had a blast enjoying the activities!


Photo: Lackland ISD Fall Fest

San Antonio ISD’s Transportation Department held its first Thanksgiving lunch for the entire team of bus drivers and support staff, and SAISD students made them feel extra special. Culinary students from Lanier High School prepared the turkeys, and Highland Hills Elementary School students created motivational placemats for each one.  The event was a wonderful way for the students and staff to give thanks to such an important part of the SAISD family!


Photo: saisd Thanksgiving

SAISD Thanksgiving

Southside ISD‘s Menchaca Early Childhood Center hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for their Pre-K students, families, and staff.  These cute kiddos showed off their Thanksgiving turkey projects to the group!


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Paul W. Ott Elementary School in Northside ISD celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with the school’s annual “Turkey Tango.”  The kindergarten tradition allows these adorable little “turkeys” to flaunt their dance moves for family and friends.


Photo: northside turkey dance

northside turkey dance

Boerne ISD 4th graders got into the Thanksgiving spirit at Cibolo Creek Elementary School. In ELAR classes students read the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet, and they studied how the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons are created.  In their science classes, the students studied and discussed the current helium shortage. The students were then presented with a challenge to create a parade float using an alternative to helium. They learned to code Ozobots and film their version of the parade with a green screen.  The final project video is very impressive!


And seriously, did you see NEISD Reagon High School band in the NYC Macy’s Day Parade? They also were featured by and “took over” the Today Show!


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