Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22

Legacy Traditional School North West San Antonio parent information meeting on October 22, 2015 | San Antonio Charter Moms

I created the San Antonio Charter Moms blog as a way to get the word out to parents about new charter schools coming to San Antonio. More than three years later, I am excited to share the news about another high-quality charter school with plans to expand to San Antonio: Legacy Traditional School. This blog post will tell you about their school model, but an even better way to learn would be to attend their parent information meeting on October 22, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at University Baptist Church, 6465 Babcock Rd., San Antonio, Texas 78249; RSVP at LTSTexas.org. Continue reading

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Lockdown: An unexpected no-school day

Lockdown: An unexpected no-school day | San Antonio Charter Moms

This morning, I was backing out of my driveway, driving the kids to school, when I felt a buzz in my pocket. My phone had just received a text message, but I was driving so I ignored it. A few minutes later, we were almost at school and I felt my phone buzz again. This time I glanced at the screen. A friend of mine was sharing a news report that explained why our kids’ school was on lockdown. Continue reading

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PLAY: Public art in Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair

Art at Hemisfair: PLAY in Yanaguana Garden | San Antonio Charter Moms

Exciting news for Hemisfair and downtown San Antonio: families can now visit Yanaguana Garden, an active play area with climbing structures, giant game boards, a splash pad, and more. As described in this this post at Alamo City Moms Blog, October 2-4, 2015 is grand opening weekend at Yanaguana Garden.

The free activities on Sunday, October 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature the new works of public art at Yanaguana Garden, collectively called PLAY, created under the leadership of artist Stuart Allen and supported by Public Art San Antonio and the City of San Antonio’s Department for Culture and Creative Development. Six artists contributed to PLAY: Stuart Allen, Joey Fauerso, Jennifer Khoshbin, Karen Mahaffy, Alex Rubio, and Justin Boyd. Continue reading

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Sneak peek at “Madama Butterfly” with OPERA San Antonio

Sneak peek at OPERA San Antonio‘s production of Madama Butterfly opens tonight, Thursday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m., at the Tobin Center, with another performance on Saturday, October 3 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets online or walk up to the Tobin Center box office. Continue reading

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Jorge Marín’s “Alas de la Ciudad” – “Wings of the City” at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Wings of the City – Alas de la Ciudad by Jorge Marín is an exhibit of eight monumental bronze sculptures that recently arrived at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. I encourage art lovers of all ages to visit these classically beautiful and uplifting works at the Botanical Garden before they depart in February 2016. Continue reading

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Carpe Diem Westwood in San Antonio

Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Carpe Diem Westwood | San Antonio Charter Moms

Carpe Diem Westwood held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 14, 2015 at the entrance of its new campus at 8038 West Military Dr., San Antonio, TX 78227. The new facility fulfills the expectations of the groundbreaking ceremony on May 2, just four months earlier. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was a joyous event for students to show off the new learning spaces to their families and for community leaders to welcome the school to the neighborhood. Continue reading

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Amanda Ripley talks about “The Smartest Kids in the World” with supporters of the DoSeum

The DoSeum Outside the Lunchbox luncheon at the Tobin Center | San Antonio Charter Moms

Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World and How They Got That Way, took the stage at the Tobin Center on September 10 to speak with supporters of the DoSeum, San Antonio’s children’s museum, at the annual Outside the Lunchbox event. I highly encourage you to read Ripley’s book for yourself: it has lively storytelling backed up with compelling data. In the meantime, here are my observations about her presentation and her remarks during the Q&A with Vanessa Lacoss Hurd, CEO of the DoSeum, and Julian Treviño of UTSA’s College of Education and Human Development.

At the Q&A, a student from Young Women’s Leadership Academy asked Ripley why she started writing about education. Ripley had resisted writing about education because she thought it was “hopeless,” but her editor asked her to cover Michelle Rhee, the controversial former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools—”a great story.” Also, Ripley is a parent now, so she has “skin in the game.” Continue reading

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