Panther Post

March 28 - April 1, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Lopez Families,

Over spring break we were notified that we are the first middle school in Texas, and the fourth in the world, to achieve Leader in Me Lighthouse status. This is a huge honor in the education world! It recognizes us for our outstanding service to students in building future leaders. This was accomplished through serious commitments from teachers, school leaders, the lighthouse team, parents and PTA, and most importantly the students. One of the things the monitors kept repeating was how well the students took control of their own learning and service, which was the main goal. I am so proud to be a Panther!

Right now our PTA is looking for officers to create their new Board. PTA always provides so much for our school in so many ways and we want that to continue. As kids move on to high school, so do the parents. To continue this great tradition of service here at Lopez, we need new people to sign-up. If you are willing to serve or just need more information before making a decision, please contact our current president, Donna Allen, at This is a great time to jump in there and get involved in the first Lighthouse middle school in Texas. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Eric Wernli


Congratulations Lopez Middle School - You're a Lighthouse Campus!

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Artwork painted by Lopez artists Colleen Burns and Maki Niikura

Lopez Middle School Bulletin

March 28 - April 1, 2016: SERVE, LEAD and INSPIRE

Monday, March 28:
No Scheduled Events

Tuesday, March 29:
STAAR - 7th Grade Writing & 8th Grade Math

Wednesday, March 30:
STAAR - 8th Grade Reading

4:30 pm Boys and Girls Track Meet (Heroes)

Thursday, March 31:
7:00 am FCA Meeting (Café)

3:30 pm Social Network Club (A208)

Friday, April 1 - FLEX FRIDAY:

7:30 am PRIDE Ceremony (Library)

10:00 am Special Olympics Track Meet (BAC)

Lopez Middle School


Show Off How You Sharpened the Saw Over Spring Break!!

Our students and parents work very hard, so hopefully you were able to take time for yourselves over Spring Break and "Sharpen the Saw."

We’d love to see how you spent your time! Please share any family photos of events or trips you took over the break. These can be every-day things you did, staycations, mini vacations, or any other getaways.

Please send your photos to Mr. Toback at or you can drop them off in an envelope marked “Sharpen the Saw Pictures” - Room A205. The pictures can be grayscale or color. We will display them in our "Sharpen the Saw" area for all to enjoy.

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us!

Pantherama and "Groovy 1960's" Dance

Friday, April 15

Pantherama - After School

This is a school-wide event for our students and their families - siblings are allowed.

COST- $10 for the Wristband - Gives you unlimited access to the carnival activities

(if you purchased a wristband for Pantherama in the fall, PTA has a list of those who purchased wristbands and there is no need to purchase another one for yourself. If you want to purchase additional ones, they will be sold during lunches prior to Pantherama).

FOOD and MERCHANDISE BOOTHS - Various clubs and organizations will be selling food, drinks and merchandise. Students will need to have cash available for these purchases.

"Groovy 1960's" Dance - 7:00-8:30 pm

Tickets to the dance will be sold during all lunches the week of the dance. Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door.

Just a few reminders for our students

  • Our dances are for Lopez students only.
  • If you're not going home before attending Pantherama, please leave your backpack in your locker and retrieve it BEFORE going to the dance.
  • Students must follow the NEISD dress code.
  • This is a cash only event and there will be food and drinks available to purchase.

Parents, if you have offered to volunteer, please make sure you're cleared as a Lopez volunteer through the NEISD volunteer website -

Thank you for your involvement in our school and with our students!

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Early Sign-Up Still Available for The Great Amazing Race!

Don't forget to register for Lopez's very own "Great Amazing Race!" This race is modeled after the TV show The Amazing Race and consists of 2-person teams. Adults and kids (grades K-12) are welcome to participate. There are three challenge levels and three race divisions - there's something for everyone!

The race starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 30 at Lopez Middle School.

Would you like to help promote your business and support our students? We are in need of sponsors and volunteers to help make this a success! Please contact Sandra Curtis at for information on sponsorship or volunteering.

Don't forget:

Thank you for making this a Win-Win for our students and community!

Reagan Rattler Powder Puff Football

On Thursday, March 31st, the Ronald Reagan Dancers, Cheerleaders and Mascots will be playing in the 9th annual Powder Puff Flag Football Game! Senior spirit girls will compete against their junior classmates for the Powder Puff crown. Please join us to celebrate these young women who support our athletic teams all year round.

Game time is 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 31 on the Reagan football field. Tickets are $5 at the gate. Our wonderful spirit dads will be grilling out hamburgers and hot dogs, so come hungry. Hope to see you at the game!

Reagan JROTC Raising Cane's Benefit Night

Wednesday, March 30th, 4-9pm

19110 Stone Oak Parkway

San Antonio, TX

Help support the Reagan JROTC teams (Drill, Raider, Color Guard, Orienteering, Marksmanship) and assist our Diamondback Unarmed Drill Team as they travel to Louisville, KY to compete in the Army National Drill Championships next month.

Please plan to make Cane’s your dinner choice for that night!

Reagan ROTC appreciates the Reagan cluster schools and community and looks forward to serving each of you with your various ceremonies in the future!