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Battle of Flowers Parade

April 19 (Sat) — Jefferson High School and Monticello Park Historic District Tour
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson and neighborhood
What is considered the crowning jewel of Monticello Park will celebrate its 25 years as a National Historic Landmark. Mementoes of the 76-year-old school will be on display and commemorative photos available for sell. The festivities are part of the annual Monticello Park Historic District Tour during which select private residences will be open to the public. 

April 19 (Sat) — Know Why You Are Marching Civil Rights and Film Series
Noon at M.L. King Academy, 3501 M.L. King Drive
Guest speaker will be attorney William “Bill” E. Ready whose longtime battles against discrimination include representing the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The event also will feature a gospel celebration marking the 40th-anniverary of the slain civil rights leader’s death. This is the third in an ongoing series.

Visits from King Antonio
Gracing loyal subjects with his presence will be King Antonio and his entire entourage. The visited schools also will receive $1,000 prizes each by virtue of their students’ placing first by city council district in the Texas Cavalier’s art contest.  The regal appearances will be:

• April 21 (Mon) – 8:40 a.m. at Herff Elementary School, 996 S. Hackberry

• April 23 (Wed) – 11:30 a.m. at Ogden Elementary School, 2215 Leal

Mission Academy registrations
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Highlands High School, 3118 Elgin Ave.
Parents of students new to SAISD who will be attending this Southeast Side campus opening next school year may enroll their children:

• April 22 (Tues) – For kinder thru 3rd-graders.

• April 24 (Thurs) – For 4th thru 6th-graders.

April 22 (Tues) — ‘TAKS Run for Exemplary’ fun run/walk
9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Hills Elementary School, 110 W. Quill Drive
Students in grades 3rd-5th will sprint to the victory finish line in this one-mile race designed to inspire them to do their best on the TAKS – Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills – tests being administered this spring. A second TAKS motivational event is scheduled for April 24 at the Northwest side school.

April 22 (Tues) — SAISD Council of PTAs general meeting
6:30 p.m. at Tafolla Middle School, 1303 W. Durango Blvd.
The public is invited to the monthly meetings of PTA chapter representatives. 

April 23 (Wed) — ‘Step Up SAISD to a Healthier You’ final weigh in
3 to 6 p.m. at Burbank High School, 1002 Edwards St.
Employees who joined the Districtwide wellness and weight-loss campaign that kicked off in late January will find out the victors for each of the three levels of participation. Prizes will be VISA gift cards ranging in value from $1,000 to $100, and awarded to the top finishers in the following categories: stay healthy; weight loss; and unable to exercise and diet due to health reasons such as pregnancy. Weight loss winners will be determined by the largest percentage of pounds dropped based on Body Mass Index.

April 24 (Thurs) — TAKS pep rally
1:15 p.m. at Woodlawn Hills Elementary School, 110 W. Quill Drive
In the second of two TAKS motivational events this week the Fox, mascot of the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars, KENS-5 chief meteorologist Bill Taylor,  and school alum professional guitarist John Garcia will lend their support. 

April 24 (Thurs) — Battle of Flowers Band Festival
7 p.m. at Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta
“Broadway and All That Jazz” is the theme of this year’s annual Fiesta favorite in which marching musicians representing area high schools – including all eight from SAISD – will perform.

April 25 (Fri) — Battle of Flowers Parade
 All District schools and offices will be closed.