LANIER HIGH SCHOOL
Pay for some Texas teachers will top $100,000 in bid to aid poorer schools devastated by COVID-19
A new incentive program will increase pay for teachers facing some of the greatest challenges in helping students catch up from the pandemic. It relies on more than standardized test scores to measure performance.
SAISD partnering with Alamo Colleges, UTSA for student construction science and management program
SAN ANTONIO – Sydney Lanier High School is getting more attention from higher education systems including the Alamo Colleges District and UTSA to create a stronger future for students. For the past two years, high schoolers like Hector Martínez have been earning credits towards an associates degree as part of the Construction Science P-Tech Program. “I came to school for this program,” Martínez said. AdThe purpose of the program is to help fill the gap in the workforce, according to Donlee Wilson. “Our program focuses on building the next construction science management professional who will be leading a group or a team at a construction project or construction site.”Students interested in the program can still register.
San Antonio’s West Side debates proposed Buena Vista Historic District
[ Download the Lopez’s Statement of Significance for the Buena Vista Historic District. ] Historic District.” Ortiz argues property taxes will rise on the West Side, and will lead to displacement of long-time residents. “The Buena Vista Historic District was one of the few communities that welcomed Hispanic homeownership in the 1900s,” the couple wrote to the city. click to enlarge Ben Olivo / San Antonio HeronRudolfo Ortiz has spearheaded the campaign against a historic district on the near West Side. “I celebrate it all the time and I’m not in a historic district,” Ortiz said.sacurrent.com
SAISD prepares to welcome back small group of students
SAN ANTONIO The San Antonio Independent School District announced they plan to bring back a small group of students, as school safety indicators show a moderate risk with the COVID-19 pandemic. Janell Rubio has two students who attend Lanier High School, but they began the school year virtually because of COVID-19. RELATED: Students, staff at San Antonio ISD must wear masks, district officials saySAISD plans to bring back 10% of students on September 8. The district said these are students who require special education, are academically at risk, or are younger learners. We should be looking at how seriously campuses and school districts are prepared to bring students back safely, he said.
School districts launch meal service via school bus during coronavirus closures
School districts launch meal service via school bus during coronavirus closuresSan Antonio Independent School District personnel hand out lunch bags on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Lanier High School for students staying at home while schools are closed during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Photo: Jerry Lara /Staff Photographer Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close School districts launch meal service via school bus during coronavirus closures 1 / 1 Back to GalleryStudents and families who cant get to several meal distribution sites across several San Antonio school districts will now be served by meals that come to them. San Antonio, North East and East Central independent school districts are launching bus stop service to provide packaged breakfasts and lunches in specific neighborhoods. The bus stops and times are listed on the San Antonio ISD and North East ISD websites. Ashley McBride covers several school districts and the Alamo Colleges District in the San Antonio and Bexar County area.mysanantonio.com
SAFD: Construction crews accidentally start fire at Lanier High School
SAFD: Construction crews accidentally start fire at Lanier High SchoolA fire started at Lanier High School after a construction crew accidentally left material smoldering on the roof, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. A fire started at Lanier High School after a construction crew accidentally left material smoldering on the roof, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. Photo: Ken Branca Photo: Ken Branca Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close SAFD: Construction crews accidentally start fire at Lanier High School 1 / 18 Back to GalleryA fire started in a downtown-area high school after a construction crew accidentally left material smoldering on the roof, according to the San Antonio Fire Department. Firefighters responded to Lanier High School around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday for the blaze. The construction crew had been using a torch earlier in the evening and didn't extinguish materials fully, SAFD said.mysanantonio.com
Roof of Lanier High School catches fire, SAFD says
SAN ANTONIO – A torch left on the roof of Lanier High School led to a fire Tuesday night. San Antonio firefighters responded to the high school, located at 1514 W. César E Chávez Blvd., around 9:30 p.m. after the torch left by a construction crew left an object smoldering, according to an official at the scene. Crews were able to extinguish the fire, but there were concerns about water damage inside the building. The damage is estimated to be a few thousand dollars. More local newsMetro Health: Coronavirus test could cost up to $2,400 without insurance, but there are lower-cost optionsSAFD: Man jokes about being exposed to coronavirus, could face criminal charges8-year-old boy shot in drive-by opens his eyes, waves at camera
SAISD Issues Internet Devices to Students Who Lack Home Access
San Antonio Independent School District students often need the internet to do their homework, and even to read their textbooks, but more than three-quarters of Lanier High School students lack internet access at home, according to the district. SAISD plans to deliver more than 1,100 devices to Lanier students as part of the initiative, made possible by the 1Million Project Foundation, which seeks to provide 1 million high school students who lack reliable internet access with mobile devices and free high-speed internet. Once the rollout is complete, more than 5,000 eligible SAISD students will have received devices through the program. In addition to having poor connectivity at home, SAISD students often lack fast internet connections at school because of poor internet infrastructure. We need that internet access at home, and most of us dont have it.therivardreport.com
Shoot a basket and aim for the stars!
SAN ANTONIO - BALLER Camps is a free basketball camp located on the west side of San Antonio providing both athletic and academic instruction to students transitioning to middle school. Lance Lewis, executive director and founder of BALLER Camps and former Lanier High School basketball coach, wants to help disadvantaged kids improve both physically and mentally. For basketball fun all summer long, BALLER Camps is holding camps every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each student will receive a basketball, T-shirt and journal at no cost. BALLER Camps partners with the San Antonio Independent School District to run the program, however, donations are appreciated. For more information on how to donate and register for camps, head to the camp's website.