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.
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!
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!
UT Chembridge professor demonstrates chemical reactions for SAISD students. Students from Burbank, Edison, Highlands, Houston, Jefferson, and Lanier all gathered at the Alamo Convocation Center to learn from their online Chembridge professor, Dr. Biberdorf, for a face to face class.
AVID students in 6th – 12th grades had the opportunity to participate in an essay writing contest as part of their semester final for their AVID elective classes. One student at each grade level was recognized from across the district for creating an outstanding piece of work expressing their response to the prompt: What makes AVID unique? How has AVID helped you?
Cynthia Martinez, SAISD AVID Coordinator recognized the following students for their essays along with the AVID teachers and administrators who support them: