culinary arts pathway in southwest isd

Southwest Legacy High School offers its students several college and career pathways. Andrew, a senior, is on the Culinary Arts Pathway and works side by side with industry chefs in a professional setting. He is on track to graduate with a ServSafe Food Handler’s Certification. During the 2016-17 school year, our students earned over 350 workforce certifications. SWLHS offers students opportunities for internships, externships, and real work life experiences.

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
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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.


Student Artwork for SA City Buses

​​Go Public issued a call for art and photography high school students’ work to be soon featured on three San Antonio city buses. Our goal is to showcase student talent, academic programs, and the myriad of choices and opportunities available in our ISDs.  Stay tuned as the buses will be revealed this spring.  Thanks to all of the students, teachers, and schools below (starting from top row, left to right):

​Top Row
​Sanctuary by Emily Fielding, Floresville HS
Not Mammals by Karoline Hernandez, Alamo Heights HS
Sunset by Patrick Heusinger, Alamo Heights HS
Row 2
Intrinsic Blue by Melissa Leon, Alamo Heights HS

Digital Attractions by Melanie Perez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
​Patriots by Stephanie Owen, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Row 3
A Western Night by Shylyn Bourland, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
​Megan Alejos, Edgewood Fine Arts Academy, EISD
​The Illusion of Purity by Jacinto Baltazar Rodriguez, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
Row 4
​Hunting by Sean Sanders, Floresville HS

Breadth by Braylee Christie, James Madison HS, NEISD
Dreamer by Oscar Melendez, East Central HS
Row 5
180 by Kalle Duncan, Alamo Heights HS
When I See Lugo by Katherine Stothoff, Alamo Heights HS​​​​
​One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me by Elizabeth Friedsam, Alamo Heights HS
Row 6
Nothing is Ugly by Bianca Jimenez, Floresville HS
Floating Wood by Precious Brown, Roosevelt HS, NEISD
​A Father’s Message by Leslie Brown, Floresville HS

Row 7
Puzzling Beauty by Brianna Trevino, Stacey Jr. Sr. HS, Lackland ISD
Gifted by Emily Wilken, Stacey Jr. Sr. HS,  Lackland ISD
Forbidden by Alyssa Sorenson, Stacey Jr. Sr. HS, Lackland ISD
Row 8
Piano Lessons_Sophia Arguelles, Medina Valley HS, MVISD

Paper Lanterns by Frankie Rivera, Medina Valley HS, MVISD
Rust by Dylan Galvan, Medina Valley HS, MVISD
Row 9

Sunset by Savannah Boltinghouse, Medina Valley High School, MVISD
​Hello by Emily Wilken_Stacey Jr. Sr. HS, Lackland ISD
Just a Dog by Sophia Arguelles, Medina Valley HS, MVISD
Row 10

Refracted by Sydney Collins_Stacey Jr. Sr. HS_Lackland ISD
Shangri La by Tayah Greaves_Stacey Jr. Sr. HS_Lackland ISD
Spacing Out by Alivia Vazquez_Stacey Jr. Sr. HS_Lackland ISD
Row 11
Bantu Beauty by Teunice Curtis, Young Women’s Leadership Academy SAISD

Rodeo photography contest-fshisd

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Congratulations to the following students who had an outstanding show at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Photography Contest.
​- Sarah Haftorson was the Grand Champion and won several Best of Show categories and tied for the Judg’ss Choice award
– Micah Pierce tied for the Judge’s Choice Award
– D’Aysia Mack, Chase Marafioto, Katherine Middleton, and Leonardo Urrego also won numerous Best of Show awards. All of their work will be on display inside the Coliseum during the stock show and rodeo.
Original post on the Ft. Sam Houston Facebook page here.


BROADCAST STUDENTS – HARLANDALE

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McCollum HS students in Cowboy Productions recently put their talents to the test at the SkillUSA regional competition held at Brackenridge High School and advanced to state! A team of four students participated in the Broadcast News Production contest and won first place. Two students served as the news anchor team, one student served as the team’s director/technical director, and one student served as the floor director. Each team had to write and produce their rundown before assigned contest time. Students then produced and completed a three-minute newscast as if it were live. Teams were evaluated on their broadcast writing ability, voice quality, diction, timing and pacing and performance techniques. A team of two students participated in the television (video) production competition and won second place. The two contestants planned and shot a video on location to convey the “theme” of the event. Editing was done in the contest area with special emphasis on professional production of the video by industry standards, quality of audio and video, and adequate conveyance of the “theme” to the viewer. Congratulations to the Broadcast News Production team composed of Xavier Flores, Alexis Garcia, Elida Luna and Carlos Montantes and to the Video Production Team composed of Amaru Ruiz and Ceasar Molina! The state competition is slated for April in Corpus Christi, TX.

Original article located in the Harlandale newsletter here.


Judson hs automotive team qualifies

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The SkillsUSA program is a great pathway that encourages students to learn all sorts of ways to make themselves marketable in today’s workplace.  It helps them discover their potential in abilities and aptitude and the Judson High School Automotive Teams, part of SkillsUSA, is a perfect example of how students are doing just that. Students recently qualified to represent their school, JISD and SkillsUSA District XI in state competition coming in April.  Congratulations to all of them!
​Original post located on the Judson ISD website here

students beautify sa -edgewood isd

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The Edgewood ISD Scholar Board of Education Adopts-A-Spot! The students are building benches made out of materials from historical campuses to serve as a landmark at 220 Mission Rd. along the Mission Hike & Bike Trail. The Adopt-A-Spot Program is coordinated by Keep San Antonio Beautiful in partnership with the City of San Antonio.
Original post on the Edgewood ISD Facebook page here.

ffa provides leadership-Southside

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The student organization, FFA (Future Farmers of America), provides leadership and personal growth opportunities, as well as public speaking skills. One of the main components of the Ag/FFA program is the livestock program.  This program allows students to purchase and raise a livestock species of their choice and exhibit at different stock shows.  Students care for the animals and learn everything from hard work to acceptance due to loss when they have to sell their animals at the end of show season. Leadership, responsibility, hard work, integrity and growth are its benefits.  
​FFA was featured in February’s Cool School contest on SA Live.