World Languages teachers met to build district curriculum at the EPIC Saturday on October 20th for the AP Spanish Language & Culture and the AP Spanish Literature & Culture courses. These teacher received training and collaborated to build Year-At-A-Glance Documents as well as Instructional Focus Documents.
Each year, Humanities Texas presents awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools. In 2018, a total of sixteen awards were presented. Erin Gutierrez-Harbor, a sixteen year veteran at Sidney Lanier High School is a recipient of this award.
The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards recognize exemplary K–12 humanities teachers. Each year, teachers are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award and an additional $500 for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, AP and IB students from Thomas Jefferson High School put together an amazing one act play to celebrate Mexican’s Independence Day. Students, faculty and staff gathered at Jeff’s Historic auditorium to join in the celebration.
About 50 teachers attended the 2018/2019 kickoff event for Advanced Placement!
We discussed the focus on curriculum last year and our focus on instructional best-practices this year.
AP Human Geography
Sarah Alecozay – Houston High
Joseph Ibarra – Houston High
AP US History
Mary Diaz – Highlands High
AP Environmental Science
Dana Kincaid – Lanier High
AP World History
Caroline Castellanos – Jefferson High
Coordinator for Advanced Placement
Kevin Rasco – Central Office
Gina Garcia – YWLA
AP Government and Macroeconomics
Jeremy Guerrero – Edison High
AP English Literature
Jose Chavez – Brackenridge High
Joy Scrivener – YWLA
Victor Salinas – Lanier High
All of SAISD World Languages Educators gathered at Longfellow IB Middle School for professional learning and collaboration. We celebrated our program’s accomplishments, engaged in technology & GT training, and began planning for the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year.
Parents and students gathered at Longfellow Middle School to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students enrolled in our first Mandarin Chinese class.
On March 28, 2018 the Sam Houston Academic Decathlon team and their sponsors were honored by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council for their outstanding achievements. At the time of this recognition, three of the seniors had received full rides for college! We are incredibly proud of our Hurricanes!
Over 300 AP students from ten SAISD high schools gathered for the first AP Super Saturday of the year at Fox Tech High. Students received enrichment and tutorials in 50 specialized sessions delivered by AP Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Consultants. We look forward to our next Super Saturday on May 5th!