Hello parents, teachers and students!
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in San Antonio, so the superintendent of the city’s largest school district made a plea yesterday urging parents to consider virtual learning for their kids through the end of the month.
Dr. Brian Woods, the superintendent of the Northside Independent School District, sent a letter and posted a video message but conceded that it won’t be feasible for every family. He said they’re not closing schools because the state requires them to offer daily in-person instruction and funding is tied to it. As for other districts, we’ve yet to hear what they intend to do. No matter what your family chooses, stay safe and remember to wear a mask!
In this week’s KSAT Kids’ kid spotlight, we focus on 11-year-old Yesenia Morin, who won a citywide Martin Luther King Jr. art contest. She will now have her artwork displayed as a visual representation of the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Virtual March on Jan. 18. Well done!
Kids, do you like dogs, or are you into puppies? Well, then becoming a puppy raiser may be just the volunteer opportunity for you! Guide Dogs of Texas, a nonprofit guide dog provider that breeds, raises, trains and matches guide dogs to owners across the state is now looking for volunteers.
And while Meteorologist Kaiti Blake doesn’t have a science lab this week, we still have some homework for you. You can click here to make ivory soap boats and learn about density. It’s both an art project and a science lesson all rolled into one. Do you know why these soap boats float in water?
For students still seeking additional schooling help, the San Antonio Public Library continues to offer resources to help with their lessons. We also have a list of places offering free Wi-Fi for students and their families.
Have a great day everyone!
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Here’s what can be found on KSAT Kids for Thursday, January 14:
An 11-year-old student in the Northside Independent School District was selected as the winner of an annual citywide art contest presented by the City of San Antonio’s Department of Arts & Culture and the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission.
Do you know of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking for something fun to do at home that has a little bit of science behind it?
Guide Dogs of Texas, a nonprofit guide dog provider, has worked to train and provide guide dogs to visually impaired Texans. They are in need of some “puppy raisers,” to help the program.
San Antonio’s iconic holiday lights on the River Walk, which were lit earlier than usual last year, will continue to shine past the holiday season for some extended cheer.