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January 4 - 9, 2016 - Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Panther Parents and Guardians,

As we come to the break I wanted to say thank you for a great first semester. Coming into the school midway could have been hectic but I have had a tremendous amount of support from my staff, the parents and all of the kids. The students here have been so welcoming. When I walk down the hallways and see so many smiles, it tells me they enjoy being here, which to me is very important. I know there are students on this campus who might not feel that way so please keep them in your thoughts as we try our best to change that. I wish you the best for the holiday break. Get some rest, get recharged and let's start the next semester off with a bang.

Eric Wernli

Lopez Middle School Bulletin

January 4 - 9, 2016: Serve, Lead & Inspire


Monday, January 4:
Students Receive 2nd Semester Schedules During 1st Period

7:45 am UIL Social Studies (B104)

3:30 pm UIL Math (C100)

Tuesday, January 5:
7:45 am UIL Number Sense (B102)

10:48 am - 12:56 pm Tech Tuesday (Library)

3:30 pm Table Top Club (Library)

3:30 pm UIL Maps, Graphs and Charts (B103)

Wednesday, January 6:
7:45 am UIL Science (D105)

3:45 pm UIL Play Auditions (Cafeteria/Stage)

Thursday, January 7:
7:00 am FCA Mtg. (Café)

7:45 am UIL Dictionary Skills (B200)

3:30 pm UIL Calculator (C100)

3:45 pm UIL Play Auditions (Cafeteria/Stage)

4:30 pm Boys Basketball vs. Tejeda (7th Home and 8th Away)

Friday, January 8 - FLEX FRIDAY:

7:30 am PRIDE Ceremony (Library)

7:45 am UIL Spelling (B204)

Report Cards Distributed During Advisory

High School Course Catalog LIVE On-Line

Saturday, January 9:

Girls Basketball Tournament (7th @ Lopez and 8th @ Driscoll)

Important Upcoming Dates:

January 13 - 8th Graders Visit Reagan High School

January 18 - MLK Holiday - NO SCHOOL

January 19 - Course Card Parent Meetings (6th and 7th Grade-Lopez Cafeteria and 8th Grade-Lopez Library) - 6:00 pm

January 20 - Course Card Selection Process Begins

January 26 - Course Fair for 5th, 6th and 7th Graders (5th and 6th Grade-Lopez Cafeteria and 7th Grade-Lopez Library) 6:00 pm

January 28 - Reagan Course Fair for 8th Graders (at Reagan) 6:00 pm

Have a wonderful week!

Lopez Middle School


For Those 6th Grade Students Taking PE 2nd Semester Only

If you had Health for the 1st Semester and are taking PE for the 2nd Semester, you will be able to purchase your PE uniform the first week of school when we return from the winter break. PE uniforms cost $20 for the set - cash or check only - payable to Lopez Middle School. Your PE coach will be able to collect your money during your scheduled PE class.

"Paradise Nector" - by Lopez artist Haley Bannister, 7th grade

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THE GREAT AMAZING RACE - Hosted by Lopez Middle School

Sign Up NOW for this Family Fun Day Event!

Area residents are invited to participate in THE GREAT AMAZING RACE, hosted by José M. Lopez Middle School. A portion of your entry fee will be donated to Lopez Middle School.

Modeled after the TV show, this exciting adventure race features teams of two people (adults & kids grades K-12) racing through a one-mile obstacle course in competition with their peers. Racers should be prepared to get a little dirty and wet - it's part of the fun!

  • Open to everyone ... runners, joggers and walkers - pee wees to grandparents
  • 2 person teams ... adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid
  • 3 challenge levels … easy, intermediate & difficult
  • 4 race divisions … grades Pre K-2 / 3-5 / 6-8 / 9-Adult
  • The top 25 teams qualify for Championship Race and a chance to win $1,200

Race Information

Date: Saturday, April 30th at 10:00 am
Location: José M. Lopez Middle School, 23103 Hardy Oak Blvd., San Antonio 78258
Cost: $48.00 per team (adult/adult, adult/kid or kid/kid)

To Register

- Go to

- Click on “TX- José Lopez Middle School” (located at the left)

- Click on “SIGN UP HERE” button to register

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the race!

Reminder to Send in Your "Sharpen the Saw" Photos

We hope you had a wonderful winter break!. Our community is comprised of hard working, highly devoted people. While we work hard, we also take time to reward ourselves (Sharpen the Saw). Please share any family photos of events and vacations that our Lopez students took over the break.

Please share your photos by e-mailing them to Mr. Toback at or bring developed pictures to Lopez Middle School (Room A205). The pictures can be grayscale or color. They will be displayed in our Sharpen the Saw display inside the school for all to enjoy.