By Local Community News | January 2, 2018 | lcnadmin | Leave a comment THE ALAMODOME HAS ENTERED A MULTIYEAR SPONSORSHIP agreement with University Health System, one of San Antonio’s top health care providers, officials said. The sponsorship deal follows the Alamodome’s nearly $60 million infrastructure project intended to improve visits to the facility for fans, according to a release. University Health System’s partnership led to the creation of prominent signage on the South Plaza, now University Health System Plaza, and within the south entrance, which has been renamed University Health System Gate.ALAMO HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL HAS A NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, Analee Smith, according to a recent bulletin. Previously with the San Antonio Independent School District, where she was in her second year as an assistant principal, Smith holds a master’s degree from Trinity University and has a strong background in Spanish dual-language and bilingual education. She joined the campus in early January.DANIEL MENELLY IS THE NEW CEO OF THE DOSEUM, according to a spokeswoman. He is “an experienced science educator and nonprofit management expert with a solid background in (science, technology, engineering and math) education in both formal and informal learning environments,” according a prepared statement. Menelly starts his new job Feb. 1. Julie Huls, named interim CEO in September 2016, will remain on board through Jan. 31. The new chief executive of the children’s museum at 2800 Broadway previously served as the president and chief science officer at the Rochester Museum & Science Center in Rochester, New York.KEYSTONE SCHOOL HAS HIRED WILLIAM “BILLY” HANDMAKER as the sixth head of school since its founding in 1948, according to a recent announcement. He started in January. “Billy was the overwhelming choice of all parties involved in the intensive search process,” said school board Chairman Darryl Byrd in a prepared release. Handmaker has served as head of school at the Bosque School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, since 2011 and has more than 25 years’ experience as an educator.THE 127TH ANNUAL BATTLE OF FLOWERS PARADE WILL INCLUDE A FIRST – an entire family as grand marshals. In a nod to San Antonio’s Tricentennial celebration, Familia Cortez from Mi Tierra Restaurant in historic Market Square will lead the march, which has the theme “300 Timeless Treasures.” The parade takes place April 27 as part of Fiesta activities.THE DOSEUM RECENTLY OPENED ITS DOORS TO MORE THAN 170 Master Teachers from San Antonio Independent School District elementary campuses to launch a professional development program extending through the school year, officials said. The initiative, designed and implemented by The DoSeum’s education team, intends to spread a philosophy of “learning by doing” in local elementary schools.THE BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM HAS ANNOUNCED Debbie Montford as the recipient of the newly established Dolph & Janey Briscoe Legacy Award. It honors an individual who has demonstrated the philanthropic spirit of the late Texas governor and his wife through altruistic contributions and support of the museum.PUPILS AT ST. LUKE’S EPISCOPAL SCHOOL NOT LONG AGO TOOK PART in a day of service to the community, with elementary students in each room focused on a different charitable organization or good deed. Middle school and intermediate students “dug” into community service as they pulled weeds and picked up trash around the campus area and Olmos Basin Park, school officials said. After a morning of labor-intensive service, the students turned their focus to SAMMinistries and made child-sized scarfs.CAST TECH HIGH SCHOOL, THROUGH THE SAN ANTONIO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOUNDATION, received a second grant from the 80/20 Foundation for $650,000. The new funding more than doubles the original $600,000 grant, bringing a total investment to $1.25 million. Recent donations and pledges have brought the Centers for Applied Science and Technology campus closer to its $15 million capital campaign goal, according to SAISD officials. Located on the Fox Tech High School campus, CAST Tech trains students to tackle the technological and cyber-based jobs of tomorrow, officials said.PEARL HAS BEEN NAMED ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE Urban Land Institute’s 2017-18 Global Awards for Excellence, widely recognized as one of the land-use industry’s most prestigious award programs, officials said. The honor indicates downtown’s Pearl — built on the site of a former brewery — has achieved an innovative, forward-looking approach to design and development, officials said.