Toyota Partners with Southside High School
North Park Toyota of San Antonio and the Gulf States Toyota held a meet and greet event today for the Gulf States Toyota Technical Education and Workforce Development Initiative along with the partner high schools selected for this pilot program. SHS was one of two schools in the local area selected for this Automotive Technology initiative where a local Toyota Dealer, the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Plant (TMMTX) and the Gulf States Toyota Dealers partner together with SISD to aid in the efforts of helping to educate “Tomorrow’s Toyota Technician”.
This partnership will help local schools and students achieve the certifications and experience necessary to thrive in tomorrow’s competitive job market. North Park Toyota Parts & Service Director, Baldemar Perez, made the first offer of employment to a SHS Senior, Jose Andres Vasquez, as an entry level technician in the North Park Toyota Apprentice Training program. Mr. Vasquez will be one of the students who will be added to the service department to help North Park Toyota Technicians deliver top-tier maintenance and deliver on the promise of high quality customer service. Way to go Cardinal!
Pictured Above from Left to Right: Ricardo Vela, SISD Superintendent;
Mr. Baldemar Perez; Mr. Jose Andres Vasquez; and Mr. Gabriel Hernandez,
SHS Automotive Instructor
An Art Education in Mandalas
Southside High School's award winning artist and Art Teacher, Ms. Kathy O’Rourke, presents a wide variety of mediums and art forms for her Art students to consider and work with throughout the year. This past week Ms. O'Rourke taught on Mandalas and writes:
“I introduced the lesson [on Mandalas] as an ancient form of spirituality from India and Tibet. Mandala means circle, but the mandala itself represents the universe and all it might contain. Buddhist monks make these today out of colored sand. The designs are rather intricate and can represent a lot of things. After they are finished, to emphasize the impermanence of all things, they destroy it. These are mandalas that [students] designed and painted.”
Troy Gomez Taylor Yanta Kimberly Moron
The Southside Boys Cross Country Team finished 5th overall out of 100 teams at the Central Catholic Relays! Congratulations Cardinals!!
The Southside High School Volleyball Team defeated Uvalde in (3) games last Friday night. The Lady Cardinals are 1-0 in district. They play Tuesday against Somerset. Way to Go!
Congratulation goes out to the Varsity Football Team as they defeated Austin Travis last Friday night 51-28. The Cardinals are undefeated this year and are on the verge of a historic season at Southside High School.
SHS Cardinals of the Week for September 8th - 12th, 2014
Every week Southside recognizes students who represent the best of our school and community by celebrating their excellence; whether their impact or accomplishments occur inside or outside of the classroom. This week we recognize Sophomore Grecia Salazar for her initative and creativity in creating her own Food Blog. We also recognize Junior Zachary Henry for his contributions to a winning Varsity Football Team and Junior Carmen Ferrera for her caring attitude in making sure all students are welcomed at SHS; not pictured. Way to go Cardinals!
At the beginning of every school year, Mrs. Liza Ramirez's English II classes write an introductory essay to introduce themselves. This year, Sophomore Grecia Salazar shared her passion for cooking and aspirations for a career in the Culinary Arts. She has gone to great lengths to start her own Food Blog, share how-to videos filmed by her younger sister, and even bakes cakes for various occasions. We are proud to share with you her talent, creativity, and initiative!
Congratulation goes out to the Varsity Volleyball and Varsity Football Teams. The Volleyball Team
had a very successful outing against Wagner
last Friday. The Lady Cardinals defeated
Wagner in three games.
The Varsity Football Team defeated Sam Houston on a last minute field goal by Junior, Zachary Henry. The Cardinals are now 2-0 and travel to Austin to play Travis next Friday night. See more on the Cardinals victory at "Southside squeezes by Sam Houston."
Every week Southside recognizes students who represent the best of our school and community by celebrating their excellence; whether their impact or accomplishments occur inside or outside of the classroom. This week we recognize George Franco, Senior, and Victoria Castro, Senior, for their hard work in bringing back "The Cardinal's Nest," student cheering section at home football games. We also applaud Matthew Collier, Sophomore Varsity Running Back, for an outstanding showing against Burbank by averaging 9.7 yards a rush. Go Cardinals!
VARSITY CARDINALS STOP BURBANK
Southside High School's Varsity Football Team began the year with a big victory. The Cardinals defeated the Burbank Bulldogs by a score of 36-13. The Cardinals will take on Sam Houston on Friday September 5th at Southside Stadium. It's a great day to be a Cardinal!
SOUTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL WELCOMES STUDENTS
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The faculty and staff at Southside High School will support and promote our school mission,
“SHS = Student Success.”
It is therefore our responsibility to work collaboratively to prepare students academically, socially, and technologically as they become contributing members of society.
Southside High School
The faculty, staff, students and community of Southside High School will support, promote and live up to our school motto,
“It’s a great day to be a Cardinal!”
It is our deeply held belief that being a Southside Cardinal is a source of pride. Therefore, it is our tradition that we begin every school day with a proclamation that defines our past, embraces our present and looks to our future.
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2014-2015 School Theme
In order to create a unified school culture with faculty, staff, students and the community, Southside High School is adopting a focused theme for the school year, which is
“Team Work: WE = POWER”
The framework and school planning of the academic year will be centered on the collective efficacy of working together for the common goal of helping our students to be successful while at Southside High School and beyond.
Southside High School
1460 Martinez Losoya Road
San Antonio, TX 78221
Principal: Hector Esquivel
Vice Principal/Academic Dean: James Diaz
Assistant Principal Research and Accountability: Maria Faqier
Assistant Principal Student Support and Retention:Theresa Aguilar
Assistant Principal Student Support: Carveth Hall
A.C.E.S. Early College High School Administrator: Penny Pruitt
Career and Technical Education Specialist: Pete Barcenez
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