Annually in preparation for Thanksgiving, Glenmore Elementary third grade students participate in a two week literacy centered project focused around the book “Balloons Over Broadway” by Melissa Sweet, a story about Tony Sarg, the puppeteer of the Macy’s Day Parade. By the week before Thanksgiving break, the third grade hall is filled with over 80 parade floats handmade by the students and designed reflecting on their favorite books.
The sun has yet to rise and on a typical weekday morning, Central High School is already abuzz with students pursuing their passions, from members of the Mighty Bobcat Band running through music and formations to healthcare students studying to pass Certified Nurse Assistant licensing exams to Bobcat and Lady Cat basketball players shooting hoops in the gym to JROTC cadets in full dress blues, collaborating on a community service project.
With over 3,000 students, Central High School may be San Angelo ISD’s largest school, but under the leadership of Principal Bill Waters a culture of empowering students to personalize their high school experience and come together as a Bobcat community creates a more intimately connected environment for students and staff. In this week’s San Angelo ISD Campus Spotlight, we invite you to sport your “angry orange” and blue, and learn how at Central High, students pursuing hopes and dreams begins with finding their “One Person, One Thing.”
As you walk into local coffee shop The Bearded Barista and pick up your freshly brewed, specialty coffee from the bar, you’ll be greeted by a smiling Grayson Chapa working to assist the baristas in making your coffee, greeting customers, and providing for a welcoming and clean environment. Grayson is one of over 30 students currently enrolled in San Angelo ISDs 18+ vocational program where student smartness flourishes. The 18+ vocational program is a work and academic program designed to assist young adults, ages 18 to 22, with neurological and emotional differences transitioning from high school to successful employment through relationship-centered education.
San Angelo ISD will host an optional, free COVID-19 vaccine clinic in partnership with Shannon Medical Center on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, available for any interested SAISD employee and SAISD students 5 years of age and older at our PAYS School campus located at 1820 Knickerbocker Road. SAISD is offering the vaccine clinic to provide individuals who choose to be vaccinated or to vaccinate their children. The vaccine is now available for children ages 5-11.
SAISD Class of 2022 Seniors took one step closer to their futures on Wednesday as they explored over 60 booths from local business and organizations as well as postsecondary academic opportunities as part of San Angelo ISD’s Senior Day for both Central and Lake View High School. The event held outdoors at Central High School is designed to be one more way to help all SAISD students be “future-ready” whether that future is the military, workplace, or further academic studies, and merges a college and career fair with a counselor session and CPR training.
Central High School and Central High School on Oakes will have an early release tomorrow, Friday, November 12, 2021. This is an update to our calendar for the school year. Both CHS campuses will now release at 1:00 pm on Friday, and buses will run at 1:30 pm. Lunch will be served from 1-1:30 pm. All other SAISD school schedules (including Lake View High School and PAYS) will run at normal schedules on Friday.
We appreciate our families’ and students’ flexibility. We wish our Central High School Bobcat speech and debate a successful tournament, our Bobcats traveling for the playoff game on Friday, safe travels, and all of our students a nice weekend.