Hello parents, teachers and students!
Well, we’ve made it to the end of another school week, as fall is now quickly creeping upon us. Are you ready for some pumpkin patches and Halloween candy?
The Texas Department of State Health Services and the TEA recently released its first numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases in public schools. Nearly 4,500 cases were reported in Texas. The total count of on-campus staff cases during that time is 2,175. Keep wearing your masks, everyone!
The three largest San Antonio school districts announced a drop in enrollment that was expected due to the pandemic. The decrease was primarily among Pre-K and kindergarten students since in Texas, those grades are not mandatory.
In this week’s KSAT Kids' teacher spotlight, we highlight Adam Voglewede, or “Mr. V”, who is in his first year teaching at Hoffmann Lane Elementary School after the previous art teacher retired. He created a rap video to introduce himself to students.
And don’t forget! KSAT Kids has recently teamed up with the San Antonio International Airport in the creation of a coloring book campaign and we want your colored pictures. If you send one in, we’ll try and show it in the GMSA@9 newscast!
Are you looking for a fun educational activity for your kids? Check out Meteorologist Kaiti Blake’s latest home science lab, one that creates a working rocket. Be sure to have parental supervision and goggles as they are extra important for this one.
For students seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library is offering back-to-school resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families during the pandemic.
Stay safe and wash your hands, everybody!
If you’re not subscribed to this newsletter, sign up here.
Do you have an idea for a lesson or feedback? Email me at Bspicer@ksat.com with new content, lessons, story ideas or tips!
Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Friday, September 18:
A new art teacher at a San Antonio elementary school has introduced himself and thanked his predecessor by way of a rap video to honor the retired teacher’s legacy and help bridge the transition for students.
Do you know a classroom or school that is doing amazing work and deserves to be featured in KSAT Kids? Nominate a student, teacher or school by emailing email@example.com.
Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it? Well, check out this awesome at-home experiment from Sciencebob.com that creates a working rocket!
Does your child like to color? Kids can color one of the two San Antonio pictures and submit it in our gallery. KSAT12 will show off some of the submissions during the GMSA@9 newscast.
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, touted as one of “America’s largest indoor waterparks” is set to open in Round Rock.
- KSAT Kids: Strategies to make lunches fun, easy, and nutritious
- New cybersecurity magnet program coming to NEISD
- Trick-or-Treat in September at annual San Antonio Zoo Boo, including drive-through option
- Origami exhibit opening at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
- Hershey’s maps out COVID-19 risk levels for safe trick-or-treating
- University Health System, Northside ISD team up to offer mobile immunization clinics
- San Antonio’s three largest school districts report drops in enrollment