athletic training, sports medicine – ahisd

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The Alamo Heights High School Athletic Training Student Aides and Sports Medicine class attended the Alamo Area Athletic Trainers Association Student Workshop last Friday at Trinity University. The students took part in learning about ankle anatomy by observing an ankle dissection by Dr. Marque Allen of Sports Medicine Associates of San Antonio. They also learned about Athletic Training in the rodeo, using a scoop stretcher, and rehabilitation tools such as cupping and dry needling. Students competed in an ankle taping contest, quiz bowl and Athletic Trainer Olympics. Over 500 student athletic training aides attended this event.  
Original post located on AHISD Facebook page here.


Spurs player, outdoor classroom – nEISD

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Members of the community service organization, Students Offering Service, from Nimitz Middle School/STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy had the opportunity to explore Confluence Park with Spurs player Rudy Gay. The club received a grant earlier this year from the Spurs Silver and Black Give Back to build an outdoor classroom and garden at their school. They were chosen to explore Confluence Park since the park itself was built as one large outdoor classroom. The students were able to participate in activities led by the San Antonio River Authority to learn about the outdoor classroom aspects of the park so that they can get ideas to take back to the outdoor classroom they are building.​ The students were able to learn about native grasses, water reclamation, the importance of water, and much more. Rudy Gay spent time with the students and helped them during the scavenger hunt around the park. The students were very excited to get this experience and can’t wait to implement some of the ideas to their outdoor classroom.

​Original post on NEISD Facebook page here.


regional level history day – medina valley

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Medina Valley 8th grade students competed in the Regional level National History Day. Mariah and Ashlyn Persyn placed 2nd with their Clean Water Act of 1972 in the group exhibit, and will be moving on to represent their District at the State level in Austin on April 28th. These young ladies also received the Special Award for their STEM topic. We congratulate these our Panther ladies for their hard work and dedication when you get the chance!
Featured on the district’s Facebook page here.

Read across america – floresville isd

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Floresville Elementary kicked-off Read Across America Week with Hat Day, of course, honoring Dr. Seuss! All week, there are fun activities that promote reading.  Remember, all reading is good reading! 
Original post on the Facebook page here.

Rodeo awards – scucisd

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Amanda Hoffmann, and eighth grade student at Corbett Junior High School, took first place in the Meat Science Skillathon at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. Her efforts earned Hoffmann her first Stock Show and Rodeo belt buckle, the pinnacle of achievement in the competition. The Meat Science Skillathon is a hands-on and interactive competition that challenges contestants regarding their knowledge of Meat Science and BBQ concepts. Elements include a written exam, identification, yield grades, quality grades and BBQ cookery skills.
Hoffmann also placed second in the Swine Skillathon and earned fifth place in the Food Challenge (Fruits and Vegetables) category.  

Original post located on SCUCISD’s Facebook page here.


Robotics Team 1st place, 1st time – SSAISD

Congratulations to the Price Elementary Robotics team as they received first place at the First Lego League competition.  This was the team’s first time competing and they came out with a huge victory!
​Original post located on the South San ISD’s Facebook page here.

nasa physicist speaks to students-RFISD

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NASA Physicist, Ginger Kerrick talking with Randolph High School students about passion, grit, perseverance, and following your dreams. Mrs. Kerrick became the first non-astronaut Capsule Communicator (Capcom), first Russian-training-integration instructor, and the first Hispanic female NASA Flight Director in 2005.

Original post located on RFISD’s Facebook page here.


Alamo Heights Cheerleaders are 5th in nation

Madison JROTC welcomes Army Fitness Team-NEISD

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The Madison High School Army JROTC cadets sweated it out on the circuit obstacle course provided by the Army Fitness Team. It was an individual event created to push each cadet to maximum fatigue. The course included battle ropes, medicine ball lunges, a weight pull, pull-ups, and of course, push-ups. 
The challenging event was timed and the cadets competed to have the fastest time. Some of the cadets completed the course multiple times in an attempt to improve their scores. Cadets Sara Gibb and Michael James tied the winning time at 1 minute and 12 seconds. “The course really helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses all while having a great time,” said Cadet Dylan Romero. This was such a successful event that the Madison JROTC cadets have already requested the Army Fitness Team come back to do it again.
​Original article located here.

New York Times best selling and award winning authors at nISD’s annual librarypalooza

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LibraryPalooza is an author festival for teens in Northside ISD, San Antonio. This event is free and open to the public.
This year’s event includes the following authors:​

Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author and Cybils Award winner

Libba Bray, New York Times bestselling author and Printz Award winner

Jason Reynolds, New York Times bestselling author, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, NAACP Image Award, and long listed for the National Book Award. He was recently featured on “CBS This Morning” and “The Daily Show.”

Sabaa Tahir, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the GoodReads Choice Debut Award

Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, winner of the Eisner Award, Printz Award, recipient of the Genius Grant from the MacArthur Fellows Program, and  New York Times bestselling author

Jeff Zentner, New York Times Notable list, winner of the William C. Morris Award and long listed for the Carnegie Medal

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase books on site (or bring from home) and have them signed by the authors. The event is open to middle and high school students. There is no cost for the event and no advanced registration is required. Food will be available for purchase (cash only) via food trucks during the lunch break in the back bus loop and concessions in the cafeteria. A percentage of all sales will go to Friends of Northside Libraries. The program is sponsored by the Friends of Northside Libraries, and is made possible in part by contributions from Northside ISD, H-E-B, Barnes & Noble, and Whataburger.
​Original article located here.