Sunday, April 6, 2014
Dear ISA Families,
A few hours ago a bus full of ISA astronomy club members pulled back into school after spending the last few days hiking the local hill country during the day and exploring the sky at night. Congratulations to club sponsor Nick Polito and many thanks to science teachers Kristen Payne and Bonnie Brawner as well as the parents who helped us chaperone the trip.
Over the last few weeks, students have been making plans in their advisories to participate in Global Youth Service Day this Friday, April 11, 2014. On Friday, every ISA advisory will perform service in the local San Antonio area including visits to school, parks, and non-profit organizations. The event, coined “Globie” Youth Service Day by our freshmen, is a new tradition this year to celebrate our 20th year. After spending most of day in the community, students will return to school around 2:00 p.m. to debrief with their advisory. With Advanced Placement (AP) testing coming soon in May, we will also use the last hour of the day to complete pre-registration for our sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Best of luck to all students and their advisors on our very first Globie Day of Service!
While our sophomores, juniors, and seniors complete AP pre-registration during 8th period on Friday, our freshman students will be in the cafeteria setting up for a special freshman and sophomore dance. The dance, organized by a freshman Make A Difference group, costs $5 and runs from 6-8 p.m. in the cafeteria. If you are available to help chaperone the dance, please email Mitzi Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following day, Saturday, April 12 the Freshman Team will run a Saturday School from 9 a.m. to noon for any students in need of additional help from their teachers or a space to work. Mrs. Moore also asked me to remind families that freshman Make A Difference presentations will take place after school on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Trinity University, and there will be more details to come!
The ISA Junior & Senior prom is the following night, Saturday, April 12 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Northern Hills Golf Club. Tickets are on sale for one more day this week at lunch in Betsy Landry’s room for $35 per person; however, the price will go up at the door on Saturday. Please remind your son or daughter that non-ISA students attending as guests are required to bring a photo ID (driver’s license or school ID) with them to the prom. Also, once students enter the prom they will not be allowed to leave and return later in the evening. When students arrive, there will be two NEISD police officers on duty to help with parking and to direct students.
Finally, we just confirmed a new partner school in Germany! They are planning to visit October 2-17, 2014, for a two-week immersion experience in American homes and schools. If your family may be interested in hosting, please complete this short German Hosting Interest Form (only 3 questions). The level of hosting interest will help us decide how many students to invite for next year’s visit.