School News

Voters Pass School Bond

On Election Day, district voters passed the North East ISD bond package with 63 percent in favor. The $498 million bond package addresses enrollment growth, facility equity and additions, technology, transportation and a second district sports facility. Building four new elementary schools, installing air conditioning in all school gymnasiums, replacing portable classrooms at four existing elementary schools and constructing another football stadium are just some of the projects under the 2007 bond.

"Families are attracted to North East ISD, and we will continue to grow by about 2,000 students a year," said Superintendent Richard A. Middleton. "We needed this bond package to continue the district's tradition of excellence that taxpayers have come to expect. The bond was really a reflection of what the people said they wanted to see."

New features added to NEISD Parent Portal

 

The Management Information Services (MIS) department continues to improve parent and teacher communication through the use of the North East ISD Parent Portal.  The Parent Portal is a secure Web site that gives parents more information about their student’s daily school performance.  Currently, parents can access the portal to e-mail teachers, check grades, view attendance and monitor food service accounts. To create an even better partnership and dialogue between parents and teachers, new features have recently been added. 

The MIS department received requests from parents asking for an alert notifying them when their student does not turn in school work on time. Because of this request, the Missing Assignment Alert has been added to the Parent Portal. If the alert is chosen, an e-mail will automatically be sent to the parent when the teacher enters a missing assignment into the grade book.

Community Education offers diverse summer classes

 

North East ISD is currently offering a host of Community Education classes to interest all ages. Registration has begun for the summer session that includes hundreds of classes including investing tips, Hill Country kayaking, computers and cooking. Among new classes are Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals in the movies, ballet pilates and baking biscotti. Others being offered included courses on securing a job, making a triple-strand beaded necklace and throwing spinning tops – taught by a national champion top spinner. In addition, a new series of technology classes will be offered this session. The technology classes will cover topics such as digital music players and mobile phones, to name a few. There will also be numerous camps for children.

Do you have an incoming Freshman at Reagan?

 

On April 26, 2007, Mr. Boyd and others will host an hour long meeting in the Reagan High School  cafeteria (Lunch and Learn) for parents of incoming freshmen. The meeting, from 11:00-12:00, will focus on ways to help your child make the successful transition from middle school to high school. 

Pre-ordering lunch (Schlotzky's Box Lunch) will take place prior to April 20th. Contact the main office at Bush for an order form ($6.00 per meal) or email Sunny Brown at gsbrown@swbell.net. Make lunch checks payable to Reagan PTA.

It’s back to GPA rankings for NEISD

 

Controversy over high school student ranking has led to a change in policy at North East Independent School District (NEISD) high schools, but the shift will only impact those students entering the ninth grade this fall and beyond. 

For students entering NEISD high schools in August, class rank will be calculated by using what district officials are calling a weighted cumulative grade point average (WCGPA).  The WCGPA will include all classes that count for graduation – math, English, science and social studies, plus elective courses required for graduation.

Tejeda's Prism recognized nationally

The Tejeda Middle School literary magazine, Prism, has been recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with a Silver Crown award at the 83rd Annual Scholastic Convention at Columbia University.  A total of 1,860 magazines, newspapers and yearbooks published during the 2005-06 school year were eligible for entry in the 2007 Crown Awards.  Tejeda was one of three middle schools given this honor, and the only middle school in Texas to be recognized.  Prism was also recognized with a second place award by the American Scholastic Press Association.   Prism sponsor Darla Scates and art teacher Susan Mayfield work with the students to produce the literary magazine each year.

Reagan PAL's raise funds for scholarships

 

Reagan High School PAL's (elementary) have raised $1,000 toward two $500 scholarships for two Reagan college-bound seniors.  The money was raised from a garage sale and Reaganfest.  The scholarships will be awarded to two Reagan seniors based on a written essay, and the students must have 60+ hours of community service, been accepted to a four-year university and have a cummulative grade point average of 3.5 or better in high school.  This is the first year the students have raised the money for the scholarships, and plans are in place to continue the project every year. For more information on the PAL's Scholarship, contact Marco Lozano at mlozan11@neisd.net or (210) 482-2200.

NEISD Board calls $498 million bond election

 

On Feb. 19, 2007, the North East ISD Board of Trustees voted to call a bond election to be placed on the May 12 ballot. The bond issue was recommended by the 2006-2007 Facility Study Committee made up of North East residents and will include $498 million to address enrollment growth, facility equity and additions, technology, transportation and a district sports facility. Building four new elementary schools, installing air conditioning in all school gymnasiums, replacing portable classrooms at four existing elementary schools and constructing another football stadium are just some of the projects under the bond proposal.

Learn about the Upcoming School Bond

Dear Parents,

Please join us tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. for our April PTA meeting. Our special guest is Mr. Aric Bostick. Mr. Bostick will speak to us on "Vital Information for Parents."  His energy and enthusiasm for education is well known to teachers in the Reagan cluster. Please join us.

During the PTA meeting we will also recognize our Reflections Contest winners and information about the bond election will be provided.

See you at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteriaat Bush Middle School on Tuesday night!

Cheryl Bridges
PTA

ReaganFest was a roaring success!

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The skies cleared up and the weather was picture perfect for this year's ReaganFest at Ronald Reagan High School this past Saturday.  Approximately 20 school organizations set up booths to sell food, run games, and raise money at ReaganFest 2007.  Thousands of kids and parents came out to enjoy a gorgeous day of fun in the courtyard at Reagan High School.  There was a silent auction in the cafeteria, a live DJ playing music and lots of food and fun for the entire family.  Stone Oak Info.com was on hand to snap a few photos. Check out the image gallery to see all the fun. Co