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Serve, Lead & Inspire

Hello Panther Parents and Guardians,

This week I took our Academic Dean, Mrs. Jordan, and several teachers up to Reagan to get better insight on where we need to take our kids in preparing them for high school. We work closely with our feeder elementary schools and Reagan to ensure proper alignment and the best path to success from Kindergarten to graduation. While at Reagan, we observed several classes and had a chance to speak with their teachers and deans, as well as other teachers from our cluster. One thing that was clear...we were constantly told our kids from Lopez come very well prepared! Thank you for making sure your kids are ready to learn.

Also on Tuesday, Mrs. Jordan and I met with other middle schools to analyze our benchmark data and prepare plans of action. This week we worked on Math scores. We were significantly higher than all of the other schools and they were asking us what we were doing. We owe that to the community. Without such great parent support and great kids, we probably would not attract the quality of teachers that we have. I have seen our teachers work tirelessly and truly look for ways to improve on an already successful school. They are well trained and dedicated and keep coming back year after year because they love working with your kids.

Lopez Middle School Bulletin

December 7 - 12, 2015: Serve, Lead & Inspire

Monday, December 7:
ALL DAY - Book Fair (Lopez Library)

7:30 am Hour of Code with Minecraft Blocky (D200 & Library)

7:45 am UIL Social Studies (B104)

3:30 pm UIL Math (C100)

Tuesday, December 8:
ALL DAY - Book Fair (Lopez Library)

7:45 am UIL Number Sense (B102)

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

6:30 pm PTA Meeting & Band Holiday Performance (Cafeteria)

Wednesday, December 9:
ALL DAY - Book Fair (Lopez Library)

7:45 am UIL Science (D105)

4:30 pm Girls Basketball vs. Krueger (7th Home/8th Away)

Thursday, December 10:
ALL DAY - Book Fair (Lopez Library)

7:00 am FCA Mtg. (Café)

7:45 am UIL Dictionary Skills (B200)

3:30 pm UIL Calculator (C100)

4:30 pm Boys Basketball vs. Eisenhower (7th Home/8th Away)

6:30 pm Orchestra 5th & 6th Grade Concert (Cafeteria)

Friday, December 11 - FLEX FRIDAY:

ALL DAY - Book Fair (Lopez Library)

ALL DAY - Band, Choir and Orchestra to Elementary Schools

7:45 am UIL Spelling (B204)

4:00 pm NEISD Speech & Debate Contest (Lopez Campus-Wide)

6:30 - 8:30 pm Region Orchestra Clinic (Tejeda)

Saturday, December 12:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm NEISD Speech and Debate Contest (Lopez)

9:00 am - 2:30 pm Region Orchestra Clinic (Tejeda)

4:00 pm Region Orchestra Concert (Reagan)

9:00 am Boys Basketball Tournament (7th @ Garner/8th @ Tejeda)

Photos Requested to Showcase How Lopez Students Sharpen the Saw

We bid you a joyous and festive holiday season. Our community is comprised of hard working, highly devoted people. While we work hard, we also take time to reward ourselves (Sharpen the Saw). As you gather with family and friends to celebrate the holidays, please share your experiences by sending family photos of events and vacations to Lopez Middle School.

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.

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THE GREAT AMAZING RACE - Hosted by José M. 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!

Volunteer Opportunities for Lopez Panthers

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities in our area over the holidays? Here are some great ways to reach your Wildly Important Goal to earn five community service hours and PVSA credit:

Alan's Hero Fund, a non-profit organized by the Sanders Family from Hardy Oak Elementary in memory of their son who died of cancer in 2013, is in urgent need of volunteers to help with fairgrounds cleanup THIS SUNDAY after Winterfest Helotes, which takes place on Saturday. We welcome students and parents to volunteer! Those interested can contact Rhonda Matson at

Lopez Artwork

Enjoy a sample of art from one of our Lopez students, 8th grader McKenna Tuveson.
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Are You Moving After Winter Break?

In order to better plan for the second semester, we are asking that anyone who does not plan to return after the Winter Break, to please contact the Lopez Counseling Office at 210/356-5054.

We appreciate your assistance with this.

The Lopez Counseling Office