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Feature Teacher to be announced

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New Year, New Rank Rules?

New Year, New Rank Rules?
Zak Newman
 
It’s that time again, time to set aside the new toys, stash the lawn ornaments and get back to the grind. For many, this time of year means making the annual pilgrimage to the gym, finally cutting the caffeine, or trying to stay true to any number of New Year’s resolutions. For high school students, however, the focus is quite different. With the second semester already well under way, high school students’ thoughts are quickly turning from sugar plum fairies and brown paper packages to the return of the unavoidable game that is class rank.

Reagan Fine Arts Department Presents Oklahoma!

The Reagan Fine Arts Department will present Rodger and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma on February 8, 9 and10 at 7:30 pm and on February 11 at 3:00 pm. The classic musical is the story of Laurey and the two rivals for her affections: Curly, a cowboy, and Jud, the hired farmhand. The play takes place in an Indian territory of the American West during the time when Oklahoma was established as a state. It is a romantic tale of love. Curly and Laurey both have feelings for each other but have difficulty expressing it because of their stubbornness.

Summer School or Bust! NEISD ranking system means bye, bye summer fun

Ah, the sweet summertime.  Vacations, sleeping in, getting that first job, church camps, going to see Grandma, those were the good old days.  And now, thanks to Dr. Middleton and the NEISD board, those are now the good old days for our kids, too.  A distant memory.

The sublime of the NEISD has now turned to the ridiculous.  If a hardworking, conscientious, college bound student in any NEISD school wants to further develop their character and life experiences through sports, band, and spirit clubs, they will have no choice but to take summer school.  That’s right, summer school.  Forget the fact that these hardworking students often have high grade point averages, sometimes over 100.  If these students want to be in the top 10% of their class, and take any double blocked course, then get your wallet out. You’re going to summer school.  The new ranking guidelines leave no room for the required, non rankable courses such as speech, and health, and non Pre-AP computer.  These classes are required for graduation, but NEISD is not including them in the list of rankable courses.  So, in addition to our already exorbitant tax dollars, we will be paying NEISD more money for the same opportunity that every other school district in the state of Texas gives for free, or at least is included in their tax dollars.  That is just wrong.

Reagan Student Wins For Original Playwriting

Posted January 22, 2007 

NORTH EAST ISD PRESS RELEASE  
Community Relations Department  
8961 Tesoro, Suite 605  
San Antonio, TX 78217  
news@neisd.net

Reagan student wins for original playwriting

Andrea M. Neal, senior at Reagan High School, has been selected to receive a statewide award for her original play “373 Days.” Neal's play is one of two award-winning plays selected that has been written by a Texas high school student this year. She has been awarded by the Texas Educational Theatre Association (TETA), and each year TETA selects the best two original plays written by high school students for its Playfest Awards.  

Bond or No Bond?

courtesy of the NEISD website...the Jan. 17 meeting was cancelled because of the winter weather. It has been rescheduled to Jan. 23. Also, meetings have been moved from Piper Bass Student Center to the North East  Community Learning Center at 8750 Tesoro Drive.
 
 

North East ISD continues to experience rapid student population growth.  For the last several years, the district has grown annually by approximately 1,600 new students.  While this growth has been most rampant north of Loop 1604, all parts of the district have grown.  The district now faces overcrowded, capped schools in newer areas of the district, as well as aging facilities in older parts. 

How will the district address growth and aging facilities?  Will it be through a bond election or another alternative?  To help answer these questions, the district is forming a Facility Study Committee to look at the issues and eventually make a recommendation to the Board of Trustees to either go forward with a 2007 bond election or implement some other alternative.  A Steering Committee, a sub-group of the Facility Study Committee, has already met twice to assist the district in recruiting community participation and help guide the district in this important planning effort.

Run For Cover 5K Run

Stone Oak Elementary 'runs for cover'
EVENT: "Run for Cover" 5K Run/Walk
DATE: Mar. 3
TIME: 8:30 a.m.
LOCATION: McAllister Park Pavilion #2, 13102 Jones Maltsberger Rd.

Reagan Wins in 4 Overtimes!

The Reagan Rattlers delivered another exciting win over O'Connor at the Alamodome on Saturday.  It took four overtimes, but the Rattlers prevailed 49-47. 

Reagan was the first to score with Marcus Wright's touchdown, followed by Grant Edlunds extra point in the first quarter.  O'Connor answered in the second quarter with a 69 yard touchdown pass from Bruno Reno.  At half-time, the score remained 7-7. The third quarter was all Reagan, with Marcus Wright scoring an 8 yard touchdown run, and Edlund with the extra point  The Reagan defense remained strong and denied O'Connor several attempts at the goal. The fourth quarter proved exciting as  O'Connor scored a touchdown to tie the game 14-14.  Reagan surged ahead with another touchdown, a 46 yard touchdown pass to Matt Smith from Reagan quarterback Derrick Walls.  Reagan 21, O'Connor 14. Reagan fans were on their feet throughout the 4th quarter, as the Reagan defense fought to hold their lead. O'Connor was strong and answered with their own touchdown, tieing the score again, 21-21.  The clock ticked down, with 18 seconds left in the game, Grant Edlund attempted a field goal....BLOCKED! This game was headed to overtime.

Reagan Rattlers Fight to the End

The 2006 season for the Reagan Football team will be remembered for years to come. This special team will be remembered for more than just their talent, or their record 9-5 season. They'll be remembered for their hearts. The underdog in almost every game, the Rattlers proudly fought their way to the State Quarter-finals, overcoming what appeared to be insurmountable foes.

The playoff game Saturday against Austin's Westlake proved to be another proud showing for the Rattlers.  Although the final score showed the Rattlers falling short, 37-23, Westlake (11-2)found Reagan to be a formidable opponent. The Reagan Defense contained the Chaps to 5 points below their season average. Westlake tried to hold Marcus Wright to under 200 yards, but Wright racked up 331 yards rushing for the game. The Westlake defense came on strong in the fourth quarter, holding Wright to 10 yards during a crucial conversion attempt. A Marcus Wright touchdown was also called back by the referees.

Board adopts boundaries, appoints principal for Lopez Middle School

Courtesy of the NEISD.net website...

Board adopts boundaries, appoints principal for Lopez Middle School

On Dec. 11, 2006, the North East Board of Trustees adopted the attendance boundaries and appointed a principal for Jose M. Lopez Middle School, located on Hardy Oak Boulevard. The board selected proposal #1 without a grandfathering plan and appointed Dr. Barry Lanford, former director of the Design and Technology Academy at Roosevelt High School, principal of the new middle school.