In North East ISD’s Wilderness Oak Elementary School cafeteria, fourth-grader Ben Theesfeld remembered what it was like to be a Kindergartner struggling to open food containers and milk boxes. Ben, like many other fourth-graders, decided to become a member of the Tator Tot Patrol.
Students in the Tater Tot Patrol give up fifteen minutes of their lunchtime to help the Kindergarteners.
“The job is to help them open their food and have a good conversation with them. It’s fun to hear what their day has been all day,” Ben explained. “I have friends in Kindergarten now just from doing this! It just feels good to help them out.”
Assistant Principal Milsi Perez said, “We started it last year as a way to give our fourth graders a way to serve and show their leadership skills in the cafeteria.” Perez continued, “There was one time, a very sweet little boy came into the cafeteria and he was just extra somber that day. One of the Tater Tot Patrols that were assigned to his table went and gave him a hug and helped him open up his food. Then just sat with him for a second and that extra minute of attention, just so that the child knows, ‘I am important and can get help from everyone in the school’ because we are a family,” Perez added.
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Original article in the ECISD newsletter here.
Original article here.
Meet Joshua, a second grader at Tuscany Heights Elementary School. Joshua earned three second-place medals at the NSBE Jr competition. The National Society of Black Engineers promotes science and technology while encouraging students to explore, research and create.
Also, Joshua has been accepted in the San Antonio Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen STEM-A program. He is one of 20 San Antonio area students that will learn aviation careers and the role of aviation in everyday life, all while gaining an appreciation for the story and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Over the next nine months, Joshua will have a chance to meet with aviation experts, attend field trips to Randolph Brooks AFB and the San Antonio airport, experience a flight stimulator and finally “co-pilot” a real airplane for graduation from the program. To top it off, his first week with STEM-A coincides with the flight unit being taught at Tuscany Heights.
Original article on NEISD’s Facebook page here.
Students from more than 105 elementary, middle and high schools will participate in this year’s Expo, which has been split into two days due to high attendance in previous years. Also new this year are displays from Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.
Schools will have tables at the Sports Gym and visitors will watch technology demonstrations, robotics demonstrations, and talk to students and teachers in an interactive and informal setting. Some programs, like the tiny home and automotive programs, will showcase their work outside the Sports Gym due to space constraints. Among the topics showcased this year are: mobile devices in the classroom, campus camps and clubs, real world projects, and global learning experiences.
Original article on Northside ISD’s Facebook page here.
Original article featured on the South San ISD Facebook page here.