[Hall Monitor] South San Methodically Pulling Levers to Win Back Students and Improve Schools

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Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. South San Antonio ISD is working harder than ever to remake their district. For as much energy and ink as its board controversy… Continue Reading

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Welcomes the First Gamma Sigma Girls at IDEA Eastside

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Gamma Sigma Girls Investiture at IDEA Eastside College Prep | San Antonio Charter Moms

October 11 is recognized as International Day of the Girl, and the Girls Scouts of Southwest Texas is using this occasion to highlight programs that improve the wellbeing of girls, including the launch of Gamma Sigma Girls at a local public… Continue Reading

KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy Thanks Harvey Najim for a $1 Million Gift

Harvey Najim at KIPP Esperanza | San Antonio Charter Moms

KIPP Texas Public Charter Schools has a mission to help students in educationally underserved communities—neighborhoods with low-performing traditional public schools. However, their growth depends on the generosity of donors. Recently, KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy in San Antonio held a celebration to… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Diego Bernal Preps for 2019 With “What They Said 2.0”

Hall Monitor - Rep. Diego Bernal talking about what he learned at schools he visited | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Schools are notoriously appealing places to showcase a political agenda. People freak out about both kids and misspent taxes, so politicians often pick… Continue Reading

Appreciating the Blue Hole, the Source of the San Antonio River

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The Blue Hole is a modest place, but it’s still a must-see for people who love San Antonio. Along with other springs in the Headwaters area, the Blue Hole is traditionally considered the source of the San Antonio River, so… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Summer Internships Narrow the Opportunity Gap

Stacy Carrizales (in pink), is a Jefferson High School senior participating in the Jungle Disk internship. Photo courtesy of SAISD.

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. On Tuesday, San Antonio ISD announced that 21 students and recent graduates from district will begin a four-week paid internship with cybersecurity firm… Continue Reading

CANstruction Designs Benefit the San Antonio Food Bank at North Star Mall

CANstruction 2018 by Alamo Architects | San Antonio Charter Moms

Mallwalking is one of our favorite free-or-cheap things to do on a rainy day. We recently visited North Star Mall for a mallwalking session and to see the latest edition of CANstruction, a project of the San Antonio chapters of… Continue Reading

[Hall Monitor] Like Master Teachers, SAISD’s New Network Principals Can Advance in the Jobs They Love

Hall Monitor: Lamar Elementary Principal Brian Sparks having lunch with students | San Antonio Charter Moms

Note from SA Charter Moms: We are proud to share guest posts from hallmonitor covering San Antonio’s public schools. Promotions have long been one of the most unfortunate aspects of the education profession. If a talented teacher wants to advance beyond a… Continue Reading

Opera San Antonio Presents “La Traviata”: Young People Encounter Grand Opera

"La Traviata" Opera San Antonio dress rehearsal photo by Marty Sohl Photography | San Antonio Charter Moms

Opera San Antonio is presenting La Traviata at the Tobin Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 13 and Saturday, September 15, 2018. My kids and I attended the final dress rehearsal, and I had the opportunity to interview stars Amanda… Continue Reading

Ribbon Cutting Celebration at BASIS San Antonio Shavano

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BASIS San Antonio Shavano Campus welcomed students to a new building on September 4, 2018, and recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate. The families, students, faculty, staff, administration, supporters, and community leaders who gathered at BASIS Shavano were… Continue Reading