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Ongoing thru March 9 — School Board election filing period

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Department of Governmental & Community Relations, 141 Lavaca

Qualified citizens interested in serving as an SAISD Trustee for districts 1, 3, 4 and 7 may file for a place on the ballot for the Saturday, May 9 election. Terms of office are four years.


Feb. 21 (Sat) — Mural unveiling

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., across from De Zavala Elementary School, 2311 San Luis St.

Making its public debut will be the top vote-getting design 3rd-grader Timothy Jimenez created to adorn a graffiti-plagued building near the West Side school. Timothy’s depiction of Noah’s ark was among four artwork finalists for which community members cast ballots during the fall festival. The mural was painted by San Antonio Visual Artist member Michael Herrera, who donated his time and talents to the project using materials supplied by the school’s PTA. In a further effort to prevent tagging, teacher Chris Shelton will paint a base coat over the rest of the building and coordinate covering it with student and parent handprints. The endeavor is part of ongoing efforts to beautify the school and its surrounding neighborhood.     


Feb. 23 (Mon) — School Board meeting

5:30 p.m. at SAISD Central Office, 141 Lavaca St.


Feb. 24 (Tues) — Noche de Mariachi concert

7 p.m. at Jefferson High School, 723 Donaldson Ave.

The free community performance will feature mariachis from the host campus, along with Fox Tech High School, Irving Academy and Twain Middle School.


Feb. 27 (Fri) — Silver anniversary celebration

10 a.m. at Wheatley Middle School, 415 Gabriel St.

This landmark campus that opened in 1933-34 as a high school for African-American students will celebrate 75 years of service to its East Side community.


Feb. 27 (Fri) — Students prepare to tackle the TAKS

Campuses throughout the District plan motivational activities to inspire students to do their best on the March 3-6 Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test. TAKS pledge assemblies and pep rallies will be:


● 1:30 p.m. at  Bowden Elementary School, 515 Willow St. Special guests invited to lead the “succeed on TAKS” battle cry include community members, the Poe Middle School mariachi and semi-professional singer Anastacia Wilkins.


     ● 1:45 p.m. at Ogden Elementary School, 2215 Leal St.  


     ● 2 p.m. at Beacon Hill Elementary School, 1411 W. Ashby Place


Feb. 28 (Sat) — Fourteenth Annual Drug-Free Fitness Festival

9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Alamo Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta

Each year this high-energy, action-packed Districtwide extravaganza showcases what SAISD’s elementary-age youngsters are learning in their PE classes to stay physically-fit for life. More than 1,000 students representing 35 schools are expected to participate.