Each year, Humanities Texas presents awards recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching the humanities in Texas schools. In 2018, a total of sixteen awards were presented. Erin Gutierrez-Harbor, a sixteen year veteran at Sidney Lanier High School is a recipient of this award.
The Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Awards recognize exemplary K–12 humanities teachers. Each year, teachers are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award and an additional $500 for their respective schools to purchase humanities-based instructional materials.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, AP and IB students from Thomas Jefferson High School put together an amazing one act play to celebrate Mexican’s Independence Day. Students, faculty and staff gathered at Jeff’s Historic auditorium to join in the celebration.
All of SAISD World Languages Educators gathered at Longfellow IB Middle School for professional learning and collaboration. We celebrated our program’s accomplishments, engaged in technology & GT training, and began planning for the upcoming 2018-2019 School Year.
On March 28, 2018 the Sam Houston Academic Decathlon team and their sponsors were honored by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and the City Council for their outstanding achievements. At the time of this recognition, three of the seniors had received full rides for college! We are incredibly proud of our Hurricanes!
Over 300 AP students from ten SAISD high schools gathered for the first AP Super Saturday of the year at Fox Tech High. Students received enrichment and tutorials in 50 specialized sessions delivered by AP Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Consultants. We look forward to our next Super Saturday on May 5th!
2017 – 2018 marked a record year for Elementary and Middle School students’ participation in the SAISD A+ Academics UIL district tournaments. 1,362 students participated in academic contests including Art, Calculator Applications, Chess Puzzles, Creative Writing, Dictionary Skills, Maps/Graphs/Charts, Ready Writing in both English and Spanish, Number Sense, Modern Oratory, Spelling in both English and Spanish, Music Memory, Science, and Oral Reading in both English and Spanish.
Students competed by preparing in their events in advance and then on tournament day by performing, taking tests and speaking to earn medals and ribbons for 1st – 6th places. Students also earned points for their schools for each place earned. Points were totaled to award the top three point earning schools with sweepstakes trophies.
Below are photos of our Sweepstakes Schools for each tournament. We can’t wait for next year’s contests!