JSTEM News Bytes

April 4 - 8

Viva Fiesta! El Rey Feo to visit JSTEM!

Fiesta 2016 is around the corner, and we want to kick off the San Antonio celebration with a visit from El Rey Feo. The king and his court will visit the JSTEM Academy on Tuesday, April 12th at 10:30 a.m. Please feel free to join us for this exciting event.

We will honor 5 students going to state championship of Chemistry Challenge as well as the 7th grade student who designed the STEM logo. Our JSTEM students will also receive a special gift to help commemorate the 125th year of Fiesta.


The second king to reign over Fiesta is El Rey Feo, the “Ugly King.” This monarch comes from a medieval tradition in which peasants elected one of their own as king for a day. The first Rey Feo was crowned in 1947. He became an official part of Fiesta in 1980. The LULAC Rey Feo Scholarship Committee sponsors El Rey Feo. Candidates for the title raise money that’s given to students for their college expenses. The emergence of two Fiesta kings built a bridge between both of the city’s major cultures. Both kings visit hospitals, schools and nursing homes in addition to making their appearance at Fiesta events.

PTSO News

  • REMINDER: The monthly PTSO Meeting is set for Wednesday, April 13th at 6:30 p.m. in the JMS cafeteria.

STEM Day in JISD - Saturday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Northeast Lakeview College

  • Captain Barrington Irving (youngest pilot to fly around the world) will be the keynote speaker.
  • Over 25 corporations and colleges will be providing hands-on activities for students, families and the community.
  • All JSTEM students are expected to attend and participate!!