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#thebighighfive Back to School Event



San Antonio, Join #thebighighfive!

As back to school time approaches, Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging our community to cheer on young people as they head back for another year. Give them a Big High Five!

There are multiple ways to get involved:
Send a special message to your Little on their first day of school, and join Big Brothers Big Sisters is spreading the word that ANYONE can be a mentor during #thebighighfive back to school month of August!

Encourage others while showing your support for students heading back to school with a BIG High Five picture or message on social media on one of the first school days in SA.  Don’t forget to use #thebighighfive tag!

If your meet with your Little in the workplace, ask your Facilitator or Company Coordinator how you can sign The Big High Five poster that will be delivered to your Littles’ school for the first day.

Below is a list of when schools starts for each district.  If you don’t know what school your Little attends, ask their parent or guardian.  Contact if you can’t find out. 

School start days:  

  • Aug 6th – KIPP
  • August 12 – San Antonio ISD 
    • BBBS staff will be High-Fiving Live at Cotton Elementary School, Whittier Middle School, Edison High School and MLK Academy.
  • August 13 – Judson ISD
  • August 19 – Northeast, Alamo Heights, Fort Sam, Edgewood, Lackland, South San, and East Central ISD’s.  
    • ​​BBBS staff will be High-Fiving Live at Eisenhower Middle School and Kennedy High School.
  • August 20 – Schertz/Cibolo/Universal City ISD
  • August 22 – Randolph ISD
  • August 26 – Northside, Harlandale, Southwest & Somerset ISD’s
    • BBBS staff will be High-Fiving Live at Neff Middle School

#thebighighfive Live Event

Cheer on students heading back to school with Big Brothers Big Sisters as we high-five students on their first day! School start times for the event are listed below. You are welcome to participate at #thebighighfive at your previous schools as well.

· Edison High School – 8:45am
· Whittier Middle School – 8:30am
· Cotton Academy – 8:05am

· Eisenhower Middle School – 8:25am
· Kennedy High School – 8:45am

· Neff Middle School – 8:40am