BACK TO SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR ALL SISD SCHOOLS
THURSDAY, AUGUST 7TH 7:30 - 7:00 pm
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8th 7:30 - 5:00 pm
FREE ZUMBA CLASS FOR EVERYONE!
CLASE DE ZUMBA GRATIS PARA TODOS!
A FREE Zumba class is being offered at SISD for the entire community for school age and up.
Clase gratis de Zumba se ofrece a toda la comunidad de SISD para niños de escuela y adultos.
Come join us starting Thursday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. in the SHS 9th Grade Academy gym
Acompañenos a partir de este jueves, 22 de mayo a las 5:30 p.m. en la Academia del 9no grado de SHS.
FREE AEROBICS CLASSES TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 5:00-6 P.M. AT THE SHS 9TH GRADE ACADEMY CAFETERIA
KARATE CLASSES FOR KIDS ON THURSDAYS FROM 7-8 P.M. AT THE 9TH GRADE ACADEMY GYM-$10 PER CLASS
Questions/Preguntas? 210-882-1600, ext. 5125
HISTORY AND WORLD HISTORY STUDENTS LEARN A LIFE LESSON
Southside High School’s US History and World History students recently took an educational field trip that was an eye opener. They had a once in a life time experience as they were able to listen to “Mrs. Rosa”, a Holocaust survivor, speak to these students about what it means to be a survivor. “What valuable lessons these students encountered during this trip”, said History teacher Ms. Priscilla Mota. She added, “A special thank you goes out to Mr. Esquivel, Mr. Escamilla, Mr. Lucas and Mr. Pawkett, for helping me make this event so successful.”
“GREAT ART IS HAPPENING AT SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL!”-KATHY O’ROURKE, SHS ART TEACHER
Every year, each Congressional district in the US has an art competition to select a young artist to represent that district with their art hanging in the Capital for the next year. Read more...
OFFICERS FROM THE NAVY SEALS VISIT SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
"Conducting clandestine missions behind enemy lines. Capturing enemy targets and intelligence against impossible odds. Bringing a threatening act of sea piracy to resolution in the blink of an eye. When they say “The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday,” it’s a motto backed by legendary achievements."
SHS students were excited to get a visit by two Navy Seal officers on their last day of school.
SOUTHSIDE ISD CELEBRATES ITS RETIREES
A good teacher is like a candle — it consumes itself to light the way for others.
— Unknown wise author
Congratulations to Southside ISD's retirees. Our Superintendent of schools, Board of Trustees, Administrators, students, staff and community appreciate the many years of service you provided to our children.
Retirees from left to right first row: Yolanda Ramirez 37 years of service, Judith M. Hendrickson (16 yrs), Sylvia M. Gonzales (8 yrs), Edna Mae Guerra (29 yrs), Consuelo Alvarado (25 yrs).
Tall gentleman in the back row: Paul Cash 26 years of service
Not pictured: Gerald Nix (16 yrs) transportation, Auscencio Sanchez-Velasquez (12 yrs) maintenance.
STUDENTS AT PEARCE ELEMENTARY RUN WITH A PURPOSE
Cordell Buckley, 2nd grade student at Pearce Elementary, runs excitedly as he finishes a lap around the SHS track. The PTO from Pearce sponsored a walk-a-thon to raise funds for a future playground at their school. Many students, parents and staff donated money for this great cause. The entire school was invited to join the walk-run.
In picture: Cordell Buckley, 2nd grade student at Pearce Primary School
2014 Southside Cardinal Football Camp
When: Tuesday July 29th-Thursday July 31st 2014
Where: Southside High School Weightroom
Cost: $30 Who is Eligible? SISD Students Grades 2nd-8th(For 2014-2015 School Year)
Contact: Coach Lock or Terry Collier at 882-1618. email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Southside Cardinal Football Fish Camp
When: Friday August 1st, 2014
Where: Southside High School Weightroom
Cost: $10 Who is Eligible? SISD Students Grade 9 (For 2014-2015 School Year)
Contact: Coach Lock or Terry Collier at 882-1618. email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY...THE SHS STADIUM IS CLOSED DUE TO RENOVATIONS...WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL MIGHTY BAND STUDENT BRINGS 1ST IN STATE COMPETITION
This Memorial Day, four Southside High School Mighty Cardinal Band members traveled to Austin to compete in State Solo and Ensemble contest. To qualify for this contest, students had to earn top ratings on memorized “Class 1” solos at the district level. Seniors William Rodriguez and Mikayla Skoog earned silver medals for their “Excellent” ratings, and senior Chris Skoog earned a gold medal for his “Superior” rating. This is the first known occurrence of a Southside student earning a “1” at State contest. Congratulations to these students and their band directors!
Pictured L to R: Nikholas Casillas, William Rodriguez, Mikayla Skoog, Chris Skoog
READY, SET, TEACH-SHS STUDENTS GETTING READY TO BECOME FUTURE TEACHERS
Ready, Set, Teach is a program at Southside High School designed to give students the opportunity to take classes that give them the experience if teaching is the career path they decide to follow. SHS teacher, Mrs. Lee, works with Pearce so that the students can attend three days out of the week for about 2-3 hours and work in classrooms with teachers and students to experience what it is like to teach in a school environment. The high school students do a great job at Pearce. They also help in PTO events doing community service. Pearce PTO had a luncheon to thank the students for all of their hard work this school year. Next year Mrs. Lee plans to have two groups attending and working at Pearce.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES MOST PRESTIGIOUS SCHOLARSHIP
David Cruz, Southside High School's senior, was recently recognized during an SISD regular Board meeting. Superintendent of Schools Ricardo Vela, Board President Loren Brewer and the rest of the Board recognized David for his accomplishments. SHS Principal Hector Esquivel and other administrators and leaders present expressed how proud they are of Mr. Cruz. David Cruz was selected as a Gates Millennium Scholar. This is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the nation. This scholarship will pay for David's bachelor's, masters and doctorate degree. Congratulations to our Mighty Cardinal David Cruz and to his proud parents and family.
Southside ISD Pre-Kindergarten Registration
4 Year Olds (child must be 4 years old by September 1, 2014)
Gallardo Elementary: May 12th & 15th
Freedom Elementary: May 19th & 21st
Heritage Elementary: May 20th & 22nd
CHILDREN AT HERITAGE TURN GREEN!
The Heritage Gifted and Talented students have been promoting a “Go Green” campaign this school year. Students recently helped initiate a school-wide recycling program. Several bins have been set up around the school where students, staff, and the community can recycle paper, plastic, and aluminum. Some of the GT students put together a video to demonstrate to all Heritage students how to recycle products properly. The GT program has also sponsored a “Go Green” fundraiser by selling t-shirts, water bottles, and reusable lunch bags.
SOUTHSIDE ISD POLICE EXPLORERS RECOGNIZED AT BOARD MEETING
The SISD Police Explorers were recently recognized at a Board Meeting. April 11-12, 2014, Southside ISD Police Department and SHS staff hosted the TPSA State Student Competition, here in San Antonio, Texas. Over 300 competitors from over 22 High Schools from all over the State of Texas participated in the event. The event was a huge success and The Southside ISD Police Explorers placed very high in a number of events. The SHS Police Explorers placed 1 st in the Traffic Stop Event, 2 nd in SWAT, Building Search and Foot Pursuit, and 3rd in Felony Traffic Stop and Inmate Processing. Congratulations to all of our student participants and to the SHS Sponsors of the Police Explorers, Officer Eduardo Espinoza , Officer Daniel Ramos and Instructor Nelly Garza.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL REPRESENTS AT THE KENS5 GREAT DAY SA GO PUBLIC CAMPAIGN
Students and mascots from area schools made an appearance on the Great Day SA show May 9. Brianna Escamilla, SHS senior, was present and our district's Mighty Cardinal mascot. Look at how he poses way in the front of the crowd. Go Mighty Cardinals!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GREAT DAY SA VIDEO OF THIS EVENT
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL’S JROTC HONORED BY THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Near the end of each school year, the Air Force selects a small number of JROTC units to be for awards. This year the students at Southside HS JROTC have been awarded the Distinguished Unit Award by Headquarters. In the next couple of weeks, the Air Force will send a letter to SISD’s Superintendent and school board as recognition. Read more...
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL CELEBRATES TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Southside High School kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week on Monday May 5, 2014 with the following events:
Monday- all SHS teachers received a "token" of appreciation or buttons to wear all day.
Tuesday- all SHS teachers received candy bags.
Wednesday- FFA sponsored a waffle breakfast and teachers were also delivered a complimentary drink of their choice to their classrooms.
Thursday- all SHS teachers will be treated to a special breakfast called "Taco Thursday."
Friday- all SHS teacher will be treated to a special lunch, sponsored by the SHS Administration and our Culinary Arts students.
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL RECOGNIZED AT SAAABE CONFERENCE
The San Antonio Area Association for Bilingual Education named Southside ISD’s very own
Dual Language campus principal, Ms. Thomasina Montana from Freedom Elementary, as the 2014 Bilingual Administrator of the Year.
FREEDOM ELEMENTARY STUDENTS AND STAFF CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO
SISD'S KENS5 EXCEL AWARD WINNER FROM GALLARDO ELEMENTARY SHOWS OFF HER SPIRIT
Gallardo Elementary Art teacher, Melissa LeComte, shows off her award at the 15th Annual KENS5/SACU ExCel Awards banquet which took place Wednesday, April 30 at the San Antonio Museum of Art. "Fifteen years ago, two like-minded and community-focused San Antonio institutions - SACU and KENS 5 joined together to recognize and lend their support to San Antonio area educators. This partnership came to be known as the ExCel Program", KENS/SACU. Congratulations to Melissa LeComte!
In picture: KENS 5 President and General Manager Robert G. McGann, Gallardo Elementary Art Teacher Melissa LeComte, and San Antonio Credit Union President and CEO Steve Hennigan
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY STUDENTS-COMMENDED FOR THEIR SERVICE
Southside High School’s NHS sponsor, Ms. Priscilla Mota stated, “I’m so proud of our NHS members who volunteered their time this Sunday, April 26, at the San Jose Mission Fest 2014, helping out in the Kids Corner.” The NHS students were commended on their behavior and assistance, and many received letters of recommendations to be used for scholarships or college admittance, from the committee who host this yearly event.
SISD SPECIAL OLYMPICS RECOGNITION OF ATHLETES PEP-RALLY WAS A TOTAL SUCCESS
Thanks to the support of parents, staff and SISD leadership, the annual Special Olympics pep-rally was once again a total success. The highly attended event took place April 29 at the SHS stadium where athletes from all schools who participated in this year's Special Olympics were recognized. The parents, students and community enjoyed a dinner, performances from SHS cheerleaders, band, and the Red Jacket dance team. This year's athletes received a trophy for their participation and amazing talent. Go Cardinals!
SHS STUDENTS SHINE AT FIESTA PARADES
The Southside High School Cheerleaders and Red Jacket Dance team, led by Coach A. Gonzalez, both had an exciting and busy weekend. Both groups participated in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade alongside the SHS Marching Band. The SHS AFJROTC also participated in the Battle of the Flowers parade.
This group of girls lit up the night with their talent, lights and had a great time showing the crowds their SHS Cardinal Spirit. Go Cardinals Go!
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL RED JACKET TEAM SHINES AT COMPETITION
The SHS Red Jacket Dance team, under the direction of Ms. A. Gonzalez, competed this past Sunday, April 27th at the Fiesta Texas Power Dance Championships against other San Antonio High Schools and All-Star gyms. The team worked very hard and sacrificed much of their time to practicing and competed with three different dances, Pom-Pom, Jazz, and Hip-hop. Their hard work and sacrifice paid off when they received 1st place in Pom-Pom, 2nd place in Jazz, and 1st Place in Hip-Hop giving them individually two gold medals and one silver. Great Job Red Jacket Dance team!
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL’S MARIACHI PERFORMS DURING FIESTA
Southside High School’s Mariachi, under the direction of SHS Fine Arts teacher Anna Bustamante, was showcased at the opening ceremonies for Fiesta Week at the “Fiesta, Fiesta” event on April 10th at Alamo Plaza. The SHS mariachi group was asked by Univision’s Monica Navarro to play as she welcomed her audience (with a live broadcast) to the opening ceremonies of Fiesta Week. Go Cardinals! SHS also had its own Fiesta event, the first ever “Cardnival” on Thursday, April 24th. There were great performances by SHS students to include a Conjunto Band, led by Mrs. Anna Bustamante, and the SHS choir. The students and staff enjoyed the music, entertainment and great Fiesta food.
PEARCE PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF TREAT CHILDREN TO A STAAR PEP-RALLY
The students from Pearce Primary School were treated Wednesday morning with a big STAAR pep-rally in preparation for the big test. Students wore t-shirts that said, "Shine Brighter Than the STAAR".
Students from throughout SISD are ready to tackle the STAAR test!
CARDINALS WIN BIG AT SOMERSET FIELD DAY
Weeks of training paid off, as Southside ISD’s athletes were huge winners at the 10th Annual Somerset Field Day. Southside ISD was represented by an impressive contingent of 200 people, including 80 athletes. SISD thanks the community for the tremendous support for our athletes. Many of these athletes are currently preparing for the Area 20 Special Olympics Track/Field Day.
Tuesday, April 29th- Athlete Recognition & Pep Rally
Friday, May 16th – Area 20 Track & Field @ Pleasanton H.S.
J.L. MATTHEY SYMPHONIC BAND EARNS TOP RATINGS
The J.L. Matthey Symphonic band recently participated at a UIL Concert/Sight-reading contest and earned a 1st Division in Concert and a 2nd Division in Sight-reading. Students had to prepare three selections of music for the concert portion of the contest. For the sight-reading portion, students had to play a music they had never seen before at sight. They were given 8 minutes to prepare for this but were not allowed to reproduce or make any sounds on their instruments. A 1st Division rating is considered a Superior Performance and a 2nd Division rating is considered an Excellent Performance. Congratulations to the J.L. Matthey band for a job well done!
SOUTHSIDE ISD TEACHER OF THE YEAR HONORED AT TRINITY UNIVERSITY
Ms. Brenda Barajas was honored at Trinity University’s Teacher of the Year ceremony on Friday, April 11th. Ms. Barajas was one of twenty distinguished educators from around the area who were voted by their peers as making an impact on students and peers. Each was presented with a Tiffany Apple and a commendation from Mayor Julian Castro. SISD is very proud of Ms. Barajas. Thank you for your dedication to the students of Southside ISD!
PEARCE PRIMARY SCHOOL'S FIRST GRADE HOLDS ITS ANNUAL READING RESTAURANT
This year's annual Reading Restaurant was bigger than ever, with lots of parents in attendance.
First grade students have been preparing all year for this exciting event where parents, special guests and students from other grades enjoy listening to first graders read to them. On the menu: Appetizers, just enough to get someone's appetite interested for more reading. Main Courses, full flavored and robust reading. Desserts were scrumptious treats that were sure to please. One of the first grade teachers Ms. Loriann Garses said, "This is an exciting activity for the students, and one they look forward to every year."
In picture: Pearce Primary School parent Mrs. Serenity Stringer and her son Aiden Stringer reading to her
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GOLF ARE THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
The Southside Cardinals led by sophomores Obed Alvarado and Devin Erfurth are the 29-4A District Champions. The game was played Monday and Tuesday April 7th and 8th. Alvarado opened with a 75 on the first round and teammate Devin Erfurth closed the second round with a 73 at the Pleasanton Country Club. Anthony Perez, Jesse Esparza and Ryan Erfurth also had low scores to secure the Cardinals 12th District Title. Alvarado was overall District Champion and Erfurth was Runner Up. The Cardinals advanced to the Region IV-4A Tournament at Comanche Trace Country Club in Kerrville. CONGRATULATIONS CARDINALS!!
L to R: Ryan Erfurth, Jesse Esparza, Obed Alvarado, Devin Erfurth and Anthony Perez
KENS5 AND SACU RECOGNIZE SOUTHSIDE ISD GALLARDO ELEMENTARY TEACHER
KENS5 Anchor Barry Davis along with San Antonio Credit Union representatives showed up to recognize Southside ISD's KENS5 Excel Award recipient, Mrs. Melissa LeComte, Art Teacher at Gallardo Elementary.
Mrs. LeComte was selected by a committee and by her peers at Gallardo to represent SISD. SISD Superintendent of Schools Ricardo Vela and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Phil Chavez were there to witness this great recognition. Gallardo staff and students were excited to see
get the famous Excel Award apple. Congratulations to Mrs. Melissa LeComte!
SOUTHSIDE ISD ALE, LIFE SKILLS STUDENTS CREATE A WORK OF ART
While studying the Civil Rights Movement in America students were shown a Norman Rockwell picture and a short Disney Movie on Ruby Bridges. They studied several Civil Rights Leaders such as Cesar Chavez, Mrs. Truth, MLK, and Gandhi. The students were then asked to draw a picture that describes the struggle in America during the Civil Rights Movement. One of the students, Taylor Yanta, drew this amazing picture of Ruby Bridges completely from memory. This work of Art was created during the Government/U.S. History class by the student in the ALE (Alternative Learning Experience) Life Skills class.
PEARCE PRIMARY CHOIR STUDENTS PUT ON A SHOW AT THE SA RAMPAGE
Members of the Pearce Choir were invited to sing at the San Antonio Rampage game on the evening of Friday, March 28. They sang the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada", to honor the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs team. Choir director Christian Withers, the students and their parents enjoyed the game together as well.
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS SUCCESSFUL UIL DISTRICT 29-41 ACADEMIC MEET
Saturday March 29, Southside High School hosted the UIL District 29-4A Academic meet and had tremendous success. Our UIL team won 2nd place Sweepstakes with 388 points totaled from 25 events. We had 6 individual 1st place finishes, 4 1st place teams and 5 2nd place teams. In all we have 26 Regional qualifiers! Results and Regional qualifiers for each event are below.
These students should be congratulated for representing Southside so well.
HERITAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOSTS PARENTS EVENT
On March 19th, Heritage hosted a HeadStart Fatherhood initiative to encourage young fathers to become involved in their child's education. "Game Night" was the theme and Family Services Association, Ms. Elizabeth Garcia, from Heritage and Family Services Association, Yolanda Orozco, from Freedom hosted the event. Game night provided families with games that they can play at home with their children. Kids and parents enjoyed the event.
THE SISD SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL (SHAC) THANKS YOU FOR ANOTHER GREAT WELLNESS EXTRAVAGANZA EVENT
Southside ISD held its 11th annual Wellness Extravaganza Saturday, March 22, where hundreds were in attendance. The event was packed with students, parents, staff members and community. Children's choirs from all schools were represented at this exciting and informative event, where sessions for parents and community members were also offered. Over 40 agencies were in attendance sharing important information about the free services they can provide to our Southside community.
SHAC meetings are every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3 p.m. in the PDC (Dr. Lozano Bldg, off Martinez-Losoya Rd.). Parents are invited to attend.
SISD, SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL’S UIL PERFORMANCE WAS SPECTACULAR
NOTE: COME CHECK OUT THEIR FREE PERFORMANCE THIS THURS. MARCH 27 AT 5 & 7 PM AT THE SHS AUDITORIUM
"The Learned Ladies", by Moliere
Last week, the (University Interscholastic League) UIL One Act Play students from Southside competed and won Alternate at the zone contest. Sarah Stevenson won a medal for Honor Crew and Esteban Morales, Anna Miller, Anjelica Lozano, Jonathan Guillen, Hunter Baker and George Franco won individual acting awards for their roles. Theater Director Brandon Robinson said, “All of the students involved represented Southside spectacularly and performed the best show they have ever done and I could not have asked for anything more.”
The following students were also part of the cast and crew and should also be congratulated on the excellent performance: Elizabeth Clement, Taylor Ochoa, Alexandra Rivas, Samantha Lopez, Jacob Hernandez, Benjamin Miller, Enrique Franco, Emily Lopez, Christopher Skoog and Shawn Silva.
Southside also held the District 29 4A UIL One Act Play contest this Saturday with Memorial, Medina Valley, McCollum and Harlandale competing.
To be announced: The SHS students are planning a public performance this week for the community. These students have worked tremendously hard and deserve for their work to be seen one more time.
Thank you for participating in the HB5 Parent and Community Engagement Survey. The results of our district-wide evaluation will be made public on or before August 8, 2014 as is required.
SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2014-2015 FOR ALL GRADES
Supply List 2014-2015.PDF
SISD IS SPONSORING THE FREE SUMMER FEEDING PROGRAM AT 3 LOCATIONS. FREE MEALS FOR KIDS..CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCATIONS, TIMES AND DATES.
Summer Flyer June 2014 with dates and times.PDF
SISD ESTA PATROCINANDO EL PROGRAMA DE SERVICIO GRATIS DE COMIDA EN 3 LUGARES. OPRIMA EL LINK DE ABAJO PARA INFORMACION, LUGAR, HORAS Y FECHAS.
SOUTHSIDE ISD EARNS PLATINUM LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY
Congratulations to SISD for its success in implementing financial transparency and receiving the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Platinum Award.
SOUTHSIDE ISD EARNS GOLD LEADERSHIP AWARD FOR FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY Read more...
Congratulations to SISD for its success in implementing financial transparency and receiving the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle Gold Award.
ATTENTION ALL INCOMING 7TH-12TH GRADE ATHLETES!
In order to participate in any sanctioned UIL athletic event (games, practices, tryouts) you will need a current completed physical packet for the 2014-2015 school year. Physical packets can be filled out online or downloaded by clicking HERE Any questions regarding physical packet information may be directed to the Read more...
BR -- Student Parent Announcement FLYER.pdf
TxEIS Employee Access instructions.pdf
KARATE CLASSES FOR CHILDREN OF AGES 5 AND UP
SISD offers Karate classes on Thursdays from 7:00-7:45 p.m. at 9th Grade Academy Gym
Each session has a fee of $10.00
For additional questions, please contact Mr. Henderson at 210-639-3226
CARDINAL KIDS AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
After School Program Registration Rev 12-09-2013.pdf
This program is tuition based, any PreK-6th grade student may join the program.
The times are from 2:45 to 5:45 p.m. Mon. - Fri. Read more...
Transportation Questions or missed the bus? CALL 210-882-1624, Option 3
COMMUNITY EDUCATION CLASSES/CLASES PARA LA COMUNIDAD
Free ESL Classes at Southside ISD/Clases de ESL gratis en Southside ISD
ESL Classes are from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and from 5:30-8:00 p.m., Tues, Wed. & Thurs.
Register/Regístrese September 9, 10, and 11th 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m.
and September 9, 10 and 11th from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Register at/Registrense en: 1460 Martinez-Losoya Rd., San Antonio (In the Community Education portable, next to Southside High School) (En el portable de la Comunidad, ensequida de Southside High School.
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