SMS poets & low riders: Highlights for April 26 - May 2, 2016

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SMS poets & low riders: Highlights for April 26 - May 2, 2016


SF Giants World Series Champion pitcher Sergio Romo will be taking part in the AIMS year-end celebration with students at Lafayette Elementary, planned by student athletes from Washington High.* Romo is a regular at this event, taking time from his busy schedule to visit with Lafayette Elementary students and Washington High athletes and to participate in games that teach the importance of finishing projects with a passionate spirit.   Washington High's AIMS program works to inspire minority high school student athletes to challenge themselves in math so they can be better prepared for college. The athletes tutor elementary school students and are positive role models in their communities.

*This event is only open to the media. Press passes will be required at the main office.

When:   Tuesday, April 26 / 12:00-12:40 p.m.

Where:  Lafayette ES / 4545 Anza St.


This Thursday, students at Wallenberg High will be checking their texts during lunch like they do every day. But today, several of them will be sending haiku, sonnets and maybe a few lines of iambic pentameter. They will be celebrating National Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day with a 21st century twist – the poems in their pockets will be on their cell phones.


When:   Thursday, April 28 / 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Where:  Wallenberg HS / 40 Vega St.


The SFUSD Arts Festival opens this week, with more than 10,000 children from 250 San Francisco schools and community groups showcasing their talents. This year’s festival features an original piece of modern dance performed by students from Bret Harte Elementary, and Cleveland Elementary students will be belting out songs while jumping rope. Mission High students have made dozens of papier-mâché hybrid animals called “new mythical creations,” and Washington High students have created three-foot-high ceramic pots. The Festival is presented by our Visual and Performing Arts Office, the Asian Art Museum, the San Francisco Opera, the Wells Fargo Foundation, the San Francisco Public Library, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the San Francisco Film Society. Every student in a San Francisco pre-k through 12 school, including public, private, independent, and parochial schools, is eligible to be part of the festival.


When:   Thursday, April 28 – Friday, May 6

Where:  Asian Art Museum / 200 Larkin St.


The “Give Something Back Car Show” at John O’Connell High is returning for its third year in the Mission District. The school is partnering with the San Francisco LowRider Council for an opportunity to celebrate Latino culture during Cinco de Mayo weekend, and for the community to learn about the growing O’Connell High School. The student who started the event, 12th grader Jailene Medina, will say farewell to the show as she passes the tradition on to Devianna Roca, the new student organizer. Medina, Roca and other students will help the LowRider Council judge the event. More than 100 classic cars, pedal cars, bicycles, and motorcycles are expected to vie for trophies in categories like best paint job, best details and best overall. This school fundraiser supports the O’Connell afterschool program and other student activities.


When:   Sunday, May 1 / 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Where:  Schoolyard behind John O’Connell HS / 2355 Folsom Street



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