Buckner Fanning School: Teaching The Whole Child

Submitted By Griselda Reyna

buckner-fanning-teaching-the-whole-child_1The Buckner Fanning School at Mission Springs is continuously working to ensure that only the best possible education is offered to each and every child within their classrooms. 2016 has been no exception! Experience it for yourself at an Open House on January 29 from 3-5 p.m. and take the opportunity to meet teachers, visit the campus and explore BFSMS’s Science, Mathematics and Art Exhibits.

BFSMS’ enriched educational program offer an accelerated curriculum. Singapore Math and Core Knowledge play an integral role in their academics. Through the Core Knowledge program, students travel back in time to Ancient Greece, China, Rome and Egypt, allowing them to be fully immersed into the unit being studied, thus making it a lifelong, meaningful and hands-on experience. Students take the knowledge gained beyond the walls of the classroom and even participate in the Private Schools Interscholastic Association (PSIA).

As part of their participation in PSIA, students in grades 1-8 “engage in academic competition with their peers throughout the state of Texas.” PSIA remains the most comprehensive academic extracurricular program in the nation for the students in this age group.

In an effort to educate the whole child, BFSMS also offers exceptional after-school activities and sports! Partnering with The Mays Family YMCA, BFSMS now offers Flag Football, Volleyball and Basketball for the winter season. Other after school programs offered include The Little Medical School, Cheerleading, Zing Went the String Guitar, Engineering for Kids, Cub Scouts, Live Out Loud Drama, Nexplore Games, Clay Art Class, Soccer Shots, My Art Starz, Zumba Kids and TGA Golf. No matter what your child is interested in, there is something for everyone, guaranteed to keep them up and moving!
Join BFSMS for their Open House on January 29 from 3-5 p.m. in the school cafeteria and experience it for yourself!

Alamo Heights Student Named 2016 Fencing National Champ

Submitted By Velizar Iliev

alamo-heights-fencing-champ_1On November 11, Alamo Heights Junior School student Isaac Oden earned the title of 2016 Fencing National Champion in Youth 10 Men’s Epee event held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Isaac competed against Top 40 fencers across the country for the Youth 10 event. He managed to remain undefeated throughout the five hour tournament. During the final bout for the Gold Medal, Isaac defeated Spencer Burke from San Diego 10:7, earning him the 2016 National Champion title. Isaac also received E-2016 fencing classification rating.

Isaac has been training and competing for three years. The sport of fencing has presented him unique opportunities to travel and helped him form friendships with other athletes across the United States and beyond. Isaac belongs to the Olympian Fencing Club in San Antonio and trains with some of the best fencers in the nation. He is coached by Velizar Iliev, a United States Olympian and three-time World Champion. For more information about this competition or Olympian Fencing Club, please visit www.OlympianFencingClub.com.


Enjoy A Happy, Safe New Year With Your Pets

Submitted By Lisa Norwood

Keep your furry friends safe into the New Year with helpful tips from Animal Care Services.

Now that the holidays have come and gone and the cold weather is here to stay, people will be spending more time indoors entertaining. Residents may want to include their pets in the merrymaking but that could mean trouble without a few elementary precautions. Here are some simple tips.

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