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!
2017 – 2018 marked a record year for Elementary and Middle School students’ participation in the SAISD A+ Academics UIL district tournaments. 1,362 students participated in academic contests including Art, Calculator Applications, Chess Puzzles, Creative Writing, Dictionary Skills, Maps/Graphs/Charts, Ready Writing in both English and Spanish, Number Sense, Modern Oratory, Spelling in both English and Spanish, Music Memory, Science, and Oral Reading in both English and Spanish.
Students competed by preparing in their events in advance and then on tournament day by performing, taking tests and speaking to earn medals and ribbons for 1st – 6th places. Students also earned points for their schools for each place earned. Points were totaled to award the top three point earning schools with sweepstakes trophies.
Below are photos of our Sweepstakes Schools for each tournament. We can’t wait for next year’s contests!