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Operating as usual
For today's , we're joined by Alex Rivard '02, Director of Curriculum for the Alamo. Alex's job entails overseeing the education department and the field trip experiences that children, including our Academy boys, come from all over Texas to enjoy.
Prior to his current role, he was a social studies teacher for 8 years. Alex definitely believes that his time at SAA influenced his love of history and reading. "I am currently doing a deep dive into Texas history and reading every book I can find. I'm learning as much I can, so when kids come to visit, they get the best possible experience."
Alex, thank you for speaking to our boys about your experience during and after your time at SAA. Next time we're at the Alamo, we'll be sure to say "hello."
To view Alex's Alumni Monday video, click the link below⬇️
Congratulations to the SAA choir and color guard on spectacular performances at Friday night’s Spurs game vs. the Pelicans! Not only did we get to see all their hard work pay off, but it was a fun treat out for building community and brotherhood.
Yesterday was the WIldcats' first official game of the 39th season of lacrosse at SAA. It was super close, but the Wildcats pulled it off in the end and beat SMH 7-6.
This year, our team consists of 17 players, five of whom are brand new to lacrosse. Each and every one of our players contributed to yesterday's win. Way to go, Wildcats!
See more photos of our lacrosse team in action: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzGeCa
Look who stopped by today! Prof. Drew Kennedy (retired in 2012 after 43 years at SAA) stopped in to visit campus. Pictured with one of his students, Coach Myron Jones '96; and pointing out to his granddaughter where he used to live on campus on the third floor of the Stribling House.
Meet SAA’s Outdoor Leadership Program Coordinator, Coach Leon McNeil!
He teaches our young men outdoor education while offering opportunities to develop leadership skills with a focus on our school's core values: honesty, integrity, work ethic, and character development.
Besides teaching our boys here at SAA, he and his family also run a mentoring program for inner-city youth called City Kids Adventures, where the children learn how to train bird dogs, offshore fish, and hunt.
Thank you for being a part of our SAA family! 🐾
Our boys did an amazing job at all their track and field events yesterday as they competed against schools from all over the city.
7th and 8th grade athletes took second place overall while our 5th and 6th graders came out victorious in first place with 190 points. Some of our Wildcats even broke a few SAA records!
Corbin Crocker threw 38.1 ft. in the Shot Put event.
Beau Bregman ran the 110 Hurdle event in 15.3 seconds.
Trip Johnson ran the 100 Meter Dash in 11.8 seconds.
Jack Hall, Corbin Crocker, Trip Johnson, and Beau Bregman ran the 4x100 Meter Relay in 50.09 seconds.
For the entire team results, check out:
For all event 📸, see: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzG8fC
Let's keep cheering on our boys as they head to their next track meet at San Antonio Christian School on Thursday, March 31. Field events will start at 10 am and running events at 11:30 am.🐯
Happy St. Patrick's Days from a few of our SAA lucky charms! 🍀
Brotherhood, loving, supportive, timeless…these are just a few of the words San Antonio Academy’s Parents Club used to describe our school culture during their recent meeting.
Prospective families, please join us for a special meet and greet event where you’ll get to mingle with current SAA families and learn more about The Academy from our parents’ perspective.
Please RSVP to [email protected] to attend.
We are pumped that lacrosse season is here, so we're sharing a little of past SAA lacrosse players.
Recognize any of these star athletes? Comment below!
Today, our Wildcats go head-to-head against Saint Mary's Hall. The game is held at 3:30 p.m. at SMH.
Hope to see you out there to support our boys!
The early-bird sponsorship deadline for Blue & White Unite is today. Don't miss your chance to be listed in the printed invitation!
Become a sponsor 👉 https://www.sa-academy.org/bwu
Tom Beatty '77 visited our young men for today and spoke about his career as a safety engineer. The boys were intrigued as he brought out the equipment he uses on a daily basis. Russell, who was our 8th Grade Officer of the Day, was brought on stage to test out the safety gear and when strapped into everything, noted its heavy weight. Tom is in charge of handling safety measures for wind turbine generators that when constructed, are up to 300 feet tall -- the equivalent of around 10 Taylor Halls stacked on top of each other!
Our Virtuous Word of the Week is "diligence," and Tom stated that when doing his work, it's essential to be diligent when working safely to prepare the wind turbine generators. "What I learned from SAA is that honesty is the most important thing, that my word means a lot to me, and I can't be wrong or dishonest at my job or in life."
Thank you for visiting and sharing with the boys, Tom!
To view Tom's Alumni Monday video, click link below:
Mark your calendars for SAA's annual Blue & White Unite gala on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at 6:30 PM on the SAA campus. We hope you'll join us for this important fundraising event that celebrates the spirit of our community and all the reasons why we're wild about SAA!
Sponsorship is a great way to raise the profile of your business within The Academy's extended family, while also supporting our school and helping to offset the costs of the event. Sponsorship includes recognition in event materials and table seating. Become a sponsor by Wednesday, March 16 to be included in the printed event invitation.
For more information on the event and sponsorship opportunities, visit https://www.sa-academy.org/bwu.
1st grader Marshall Steves impressed us with his jiu-jitsu skills in chapel, with one of his many moves being the Samurai Step. In his spare time, Steve practices Brazilian jiu-jitsu with his older brother and was recently named student of the month at @atosbjsatx.
Way to go, Marshall!
Don't miss the opportunity for your child to be part of Summer at the Academy! We're offering a wide variety of classes for boys and girls ages 4 and up. Class options include academics, animals, arts, games, math, outdoor, reading, science, skills, sports, STEM, writing, and more! All are designed to keep your child CREATING, EXPLORING, and LEARNING throughout the summer.
Mark your calendars! Registration opens Monday, March 14, 2022, at 8AM at www.sa-academy.org/summer.
The SAA Honors Book Club just wrapped up "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling and decided to play a game of quidditch, complete with actual broomsticks. Before playing, the boys were sorted into four houses: Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, and Gryffindor.
Each boy stood with their house, broom in hand, ready to claim the "House Cup" and winning rights. It was a sight to see as the boys ran around trying to retrieve the ball and working together as teams. In the end, the Hufflepuff House snagged the "House Cup" and all the prizes inside.
Mr. Meyer is doing an amazing job of creating a space for his students to be themselves while also being able to bring the books to life. What a way to encourage a love of reading!
We're excited to share that SAA 1st grader Robert "Bobby" Eng competed in the Spinner Invitational, claiming the Gold in Rings and Silver in High Bars. 🥇🥈
He showed off some gymnastic skills in chapel and did the splits in front of all his brothers!
We love sharing how talented our young men are and hearing about all their accomplishments, so please feel free to send us your good news on social media or email [email protected].
Congratulations to Luke Bright and Anish Muthuraman for winning SAA's Tex Hill Scholarship, which provides tuition, leadership fees, textbooks, and a uniform stipend for boys who will attend SAA during their 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years.
Learn more about the scholarship in the following article.
San Antonio Academy’s Tex Hill Scholarship Winners Announced - San Antonio Academy of Texas San Antonio Academy’s Tex Hill Scholarship Winners Announced - San Antonio Academy of Texas
SAA is ending Read Across America Week with a bang as Miss Anastasia from The Twig Book Shop stopped by to visit 1st and 2nd graders. 📖
Students eagerly gathered around as Miss Anastasia exclaimed she'd be reading stories about books and how fun reading can be. She read "Too Much Froggy," "Todd's TV," and "I Like Books" as the boys listened and watched as she brought the books to life!
Thank you @missanastasiajoy for making the trip to SAA and encouraging our boys to find a love of reading.
Meet one of SAA's Culinary Staff, Chef Daniel Arkhipov! 👨🍳
Chef Daniel has just completed the culinary arts program at St. Philip's College. He has always wanted to become a culinary professional and knew going to culinary school would teach him different techniques and processes that could be used in his career.
Each day he helps prepare the SAA hot meal and also sets up the delicious salad bar. "I love seeing the kids enjoy the fresh food that we, the kitchen, create for them. With professional chefs working in the kitchen, they are getting the best quality food possible!"
Let’s all give him a big Wildcat shout-out! ✨ 🐯
Established in 1886, San Antonio Academy of Texas is a non-profit, non-denominational, tax-exempt school for boys in prekindergarten through grade eight. The Academy offers an exceptional academic program that features small classes, a family-like atmosphere, the development of a positive self-image and a foundation for life based upon love of God and country, integrity and respect for each other.
o First private school to be officially recognized and granted affiliation in every subject
o First school to play modern game of football in San Antonio
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