Congratulations to Martha Vásquez!

The TFLA Administrator of the Year Award is given to school administrators who have distinguished themselves through their support of the foreign language program in their schools. Congratulation to Martha Vásquez, District Coordinator for World Languages at San Antonio ISD who received this award at the TFLA Fall Conference on Friday, October 26th. This award was open to superintendents, principals (K-12), deans, presidents (college/university), elementary/secondary campus and central office administrators.

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WL Curriculum Construction at EPIC

World Languages teachers met to build district curriculum at the EPIC Saturday on October 20th for the AP Spanish Language & Culture and the AP Spanish Literature & Culture courses. These teacher received training and collaborated to build Year-At-A-Glance Documents as well as Instructional Focus Documents.

Curriculum Construction EPIC 10-20-18

Congratulations Gutierrez-Harbor: Outstanding Teacher of Humanities

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.

Congratulations Erin!


World Languages Dept. Celebrates “16 de Septiembre”

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.

18/19 Team AP

The 2018/2019 AP Support Team – From left to right:

AP Human Geography
Sarah Alecozay – Houston High

AP Calculus
Joseph Ibarra – Houston High

AP US History
Mary Diaz – Highlands High

AP Environmental Science
Dana Kincaid – Lanier High

AP World History
Caroline Castellanos – Jefferson High

Coordinator for Advanced Placement
Kevin Rasco – Central Office

AP Statistics
Gina Garcia – YWLA

AP Government and Macroeconomics
Jeremy Guerrero – Edison High

AP English Literature
Jose Chavez – Brackenridge High

AP English Language
Mary GuerreroBurbank High

AP Psychology
Joy Scrivener – YWLA

AP Biology
Victor Salinas – Lanier High

Sam Houston Academic Decathlon Team Honored in City Council Chambers

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!