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Report
The Panther Press
October 2014
Donna Allen, PTA President
Dr. Barry Lanford, Principal
We are well on our way to another successful year at Lopez!
A huge thank you to all parents for returning their forms and
supporting our PTA with generous donations. Through your
contributions and membership, we will be able to continue to
provide many wonderful programs that will impact all students
throughout the year.
October has been an exciting month at Lopez with the
Reflections Program wrapping up and Red Ribbon Week
festivities (crazy hair, anyone?). Judging for Reflections will
take place in early November – thanks to all the participants for
their hard work!
Volume 8, Issue 2
GENERAL PTA MEETINGS
LIFE MEMBERSHIP – TUESDAY,
12/09/14 @ 6:30 P.M.
MULTICULTURAL FAIR &
NOMINATING COMMITTEE –
TUESDAY, 02/10/15 @ 6:30
P.M.
PARENT EDUCATION & OFFICER
ELECTION – THURSDAY,
04/02/15 @ 11:00 A.M.
IMPORTANT DATES
11/5 & 11/6 – EARLY RELEASE
We are in the midst of Red Ribbon Week as I write this article.
We are honored to have Medal of Honor recipient Major
General Brady as our guest speaker at the kickoff assembly.
Many thanks to Mrs. Terrie Solis and Mr. Rich Behrens for
coordinating a great week of activities.
Pantherama and the “It’s All Fun and Games” dance are almost
here! Pantherama will take place from 4:30 – 7:00 PM on
Friday, November 14, with the dance immediately following
from 7:00 – 8:30. We look forward to seeing all students for
food, fun, and friends at both events!
11/11 – VETERAN’S DAY
CEREMONY
11/14 – PANTHERAMA
11/18 – LIFETOUCH PICTURE
RETAKES
11/21 – PROGRESS REPORTS
GO HOME
11/24-11/28 – THANKSGIVING
BREAK
12/1 – LOPEZ BOOK FAIR
This year is going to be a great one thanks to your participation.
Involved parents = successful Panthers!
Donna Allen
2014-2015 PTA President
[email protected]
The Principal’s Podium
Well Panthers, we’re off and running in our second nine-week
grading period. So far, the school year has been nearly flawless.
We’ve just ended Football and Volleyball season and I am proud
of our athletes this year. Our football boys had to get used to
essentially a whole new boys coaching staff was difficult, but they
held tough and never quit. Our girls continued their tradition of
excellence in 7th grade and 8th grade. Academically, we are
competing as well. At the first UIL Academic Meet, Lopez won
first place! It is great to see our kids competing and hear Lopez
Middle School sweeping many of the categories. Our students
are certainly honed in on the motto, “Second to none.”
Our extracurricular groups have been very busy also. Our Choir
recently hosted the regional Choir auditions and the district as a
whole did extremely well. Upcoming events include Orchestra
regional auditions and as always, Band is gearing up for their
competitions as well.
November 14th is the big Lopez “Pantherama” with games, music
food and fun with a dance to immediately follow. Come on out
and support the school community!
Sincerely,
Dr. Barry Lanford
Principal
2014-2015
Lopez Middle School
PTA Board
Officers
President – Donna Allen
1st Vice President – Erin Larsen
2nd Vice President – Tonya Joergensen
Secretary – Sheryl Staffier
Treasurer – Erin Pruetz
Parliamentarian – Deanna Lauer
Historian – Kim Greenberg
Committee Chairs
Library – Casey Herridge
Life Membership – Deanna Lauer
8th Grade Party – Kym Pharris
Founders – Deanna Lauer
8th Grade Party – Anita Sioco
Membership – Claudia Mitre
ADEPT – Terri Solis
Multicultural Fair – Maritza Morgenroth
Arts in Education – Crystin Galan
Newsletter – Valarie Day
Awards/PVSA – Heather Boudreaux
Pantherama – Donna Allen
Campus Improvement – Kelly Samaie Council Social Coordinator – Viviana Schlereth
Delegate – Tori Scoffield
Special Education – Heather Baseley
Directory – Valarie Day
Spirit Items – Connie Carrington
Healthy Lifestyles – Emily Okikawa
Volunteer Coordinator – Michelle Dunn
Hospitality/Faculty Appreciation Heather Wood
Support Positions
Annie King
Community Relations – Jeanette Shoaf
ZZ Mylar
Social Media – Dora Evans
Shelly Hull
Website – Stephanie Dullea
Workroom – Rachel Maurer
Counselors’ Corner
INVITING ALL 8TH GRADE
PARENTS AND STUDENTS
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MONDAY, OCTOBER 20TH - BUSH MIDDLE SCHOOL
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH - BRADLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2ND - KRUEGER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Purchase Dinner - Food Trucks 5:00-6:30 PM
Magnet Breakout Sessions 6:30-8:30 PM
Ag r iscie nce Mag ne t Pr o g r am (AMP)
De sig n and Te chno l o g y Acad e m y (DATA)
El e ct r ical Syst e m s Te chno l o g y (EST)
Eng ine e r ing and Te chno l o g ie s Acad e m y (ETA)
The Int e r nat io nal Scho o l o f Am e r icas (ISA)
No r t h East Scho o l o f t he Ar t s (NESA)
Scie nce , Te chno l o g y, Eng ine e r ing , and Mat he m at ics Acad e m y (STEM)
Sam e inf o r m at io n is p r o vid e d e ach e ve ning . Pick a d at e t hat w o r ks b e st f o r yo u !
Counselors’ Corner
Quiz Bowl
Lopez Red qualifies!
Texas Quiz Bowl begins another season. In the San Antonio Middle School Kickoff event hosted by
Rawlinson Middle School on October 11, students from several area middle schools competed for the
first middle school quiz bowl championship of the year. Teams contended with opposing teams in seven
preliminary rounds and three elimination rounds to determine the winning team. Ranked first in the
finals, Lopez Red maintained the lead through three elimination rounds against Rawlinson and Bush
teams to dominate and qualify for the state championship in April and national championship in May.
Receiving the first place trophy were Jared Lange (team captain), Paddy Joyce, Hawkins Nessler, Joey
Quismorio, and Sean Guild, all eighth grade students at Jose M. Lopez Middle School.
A second team, Lopez Blue, also participated well but lost in a close elimination round against Garcia
Red. Members of the Lopez Blue team were eighth graders Jared Morris (team captain), Norman Ellis,
Cooper McLean, Lucas Moynihan, and Finny Valorz.
This is the second year Lopez Middle School has been involved in the Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance. The
Lopez Quiz Bowl was established last year through the inspired efforts of Nikhil Ranjan, now a freshman
at Reagan High School contributing to his new high school quiz bowl team. With the return of three
veteran members from last year, this year’s Lopez Quiz Bowl teams are true contenders and respected
opponents. Saturday’s Kickoff event provided both Lopez teams with a fun, challenging, and collegial
testing ground for a season of success.
For information about the Texas Quiz Bowl Alliance, go to http://www.texasquizbowl.org
For information about the Lopez Middle School Quiz Bowl, please contact Mrs. Ortega at
[email protected] Interested 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are always welcome to join the Lopez team!
Sample middle school “toss up” tournament questions:
2011 MD is one of about 9600 “near-Earth” examples of these objects rated by the Torino hazard
scale. Another one may have created the Chicxulub crater in the Yucatan and caused a mass
extinction. For 10 points – name these objects found between Jupiter and Mars in a namesake “belt.”
Answer: asteroids (accept near-Earth asteroids; accept meteorite after “Chicxulub”; accept asteroid
belt after “belt”)
On a planar graph, shading adjacent vertices differently requires no more than this many colors. It is
the smallest natural number not in the Fibonacci sequence, and the smallest positive composite
number. For 10 points – give this number of faces in a tetrahedron or sides in a quadrangle.
Answer: 4 (accept four color (map) theorem)
Lopez PTA Membership
PTA Links
 NEISD Council of PTAs
ww.necouncilpta.com
 State PTA www.txpta.org
 National PTA www.pta.org
Lopez PTA has it’s own website to keep you up with
all PTA events: www.lopezpta.org
Yearbook News
Don't delay...order your yearbook today!
http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=271617&pfid=2014
061004152968794&affiliateId=1623514
A Reminder From Attendance
Please send a note with your student when he/she is absent. A student has
2 days to turn in a Parent or Dr.’s. note to receive credit for that absence.
Thank you!
Lopez Calendar
of Events
Do you want to stay current on the Lopez happenings?
From the Lopez homepage (www.neisd.net/lopez/) you
can subscribe to Lopez Middle School events!
Keep in touch with the NEISD app!
Download it now from the app store!
Opponent
7th A
7th B
8th A
8th B
09/10/14
Driscoll
6-0
28 - 6
22 - 14
14 - 6
09/16/14
Krueger
30 - 0
14 - 14
28 - 0
12 - 22
09/23/14
Wood
0 - 34
0 - 26
14 - 36
8 - 28
09/30/14
Tejeda
10 - 20
6 - 28
0 - 28
14 - 14
10/07/14
Eisenhower
24 - 7
0 - 12
6 - 16
8 - 28
10/15/14
Bradley
14 - 6
18 - 8
27 - 29
2-8
10/21/14
Harris
12 - 32
0 - 12
7 - 32
26 - 0
10/28/14
Bush
20 - 0
6 - 18
27 - 20
16 - 18
Date
Opponent
7th A
7th B
7th Go
8th A
8th B
8th Go
09/11/14
Driscoll
2-0
1-2
1-2
2-0
2-0
2-0
09/18/14
Krueger
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
09/25/14
Wood
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
2-0
10/02/14
Tejeda
1-2
0-2
1-2
1-2
2-0
2-1
10/09/14
Eisenhower
2-0
2-0
0-2
2-0
2-0
2-0
10/16/14
Bradley
1-2
0-2
0-2
2-0
2-0
2-0
10/25/14
Harris
2-0
2-1
2-1
2-0
2-0
2-1
10/30/14
Bush
2–1
1–2
2–1
2–1
2–0
2–1
Date
LOPEZ STUDENT COUNCIL
The Lopez Student Council has been hard at work clipping, counting and sorting the
hundreds of Box Tops our Lopez families have turned in thus far! The deadline for our
first round of submissions was October 20th! It looks like we will be sending in over
2100 Box Tops and several Bonus Certificates on November 1st! Way to go Lopez
Middle School!! Our monetary goal for the year is $1500.00 and I know we accomplish
this goal with everyone’s participation. Be on the lookout for information about our
upcoming Box Top Classroom Competition and start clipping those Box Tops!!
Respectfully,
Melanie Striffler
Lopez Middle School
8th Grade Reading
ACL/CL/AIM
SIC & Spirit Club
TEACHER APPRECIATION / HOSPITALITY
Lopez Middle School Teacher Appreciation and Hospitality committee hosted a staff Halloween
Luncheon on Wednesday, October 29. We are so grateful to Zio’s Restaurant for donating
“Spook-ghetti” for our faculty and also to the many Panther Parents who donated cookies for
our “Kooky Bar”.
We hope everyone had a safe and happy Halloween!
Respectfully,
Heather Wood, Annie King, ZZ Mylar, and Shelly Hull
Hospitality Chairs
2019 Cotillion
October 2014
Dear Lopez 8th Grade Parents,
It is our pleasure to invite your 8th grade middle school student to join the Cotillion Class of 2019
(Cotillion 2019)!
The purpose of Cotillion is to foster friendships among 8th grade students across San Antonio and to
provide two fun-filled social events during the school year. The two events are a semi formal Winter
Ball and a casual Spring Event (dates to follow). Cotillion 2019 is not affiliated with any other Cotillion
and does not meet weekly for etiquette or dance classes. Cotillion 2019 is JUST FOR FUN!
Membership in Cotillion 2019 is open to 8th grade middle school students and costs $65 per student. This
membership fee covers the cost of the two events as well as the commemorative gifts and t-shirts. This
membership is non-transferable; non-members will not be admitted to the cotillion events.
Membership in Cotillion 2019 is limited to 1,000 students. As you can imagine, the membership fills
quickly! To ensure that you’re 8th grader doesn’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Cotillion
2019, please return the enclosed membership form, as well as your membership dues payable to
Cotillion Class of 2019, to:
Jan Tschirhart, Treasurer-Cotillion 2019
PO Box 503
Castroville, TX 78009
Membership dues should be received no later than November 21, 2014. Following this date, we cannot
ensure your student will receive a t-shirt and entrance. No refunds will be issued for any reason.
For the safety and enjoyment of each cotillion member, the following rules will be enforced at each
event:
 Members may not bring non-member guests
 No corsages or limos are allowed
 No weapons, smoking, alcoholic beverages will be allowed
 Members will register at the entrance and may not leave until the end of the event, unless
picked up by a parent
 Private security officers will be on duty and may search a student if necessary
 Inappropriate or dangerous behavior may result in a student being dropped from Cotillion
2019 memberships with no refund.
We look forward to your 8th grade student participating as a member of Cotillion Class of 2019!
Sincerely,
Jose M. Lopez Cotillion 2019 Representatives
BOYS: Carri Deleon / 210-833-3491 / [email protected]
GIRLS: Valarie Day / 210-725-8827 / [email protected]
SAVE THE DATE!
WINTER BALL IS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 2015
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Cotillion Class of 2019 Registration Form
Please detach and return with dues to join. Please Print.
Name:___________________________________Boy:________________Girl:_______________
Parent Name:____________________________________________________________________
Parent Email:____________________________________________________________________
Address:________________________________________________________________________
City:________________________________________________________Zip:________________
School:_________________________________________________________________________
Parent Phone #’s (Home):______________________________Cell:_______________________
Student’s Cell (not required):________________________________________________________
T-Shirt Size for my child, in adult sizes only:
_____XS
_____S
_____M
_____LG
_____XL
Cotillion Class of 2019
We release this Cotillion committee, Chairpersons, and Sponsors from any and all responsibility
for accidents or losses incurred during the parties/dances.
_______________________________________________________________Parent’s Signature
I understand that by joining Cotillion, I agree to abide and follow the rules as stated in the parent
letter.
_______________________________________________________________Member’s Signature
Lopez FCA Information
2014-2015 Meetings
When: Every Thursday @ 7:00 am
Where: Lopez Gym with Coach Barbosa
FCA COMMUNICATION
This year we will be communicating in a new way - Via Text Reminder by way of the app
“Remind” (We will continue to use email during the transition period.)
If you would like to receive information about Lopez FCA events please follow these steps!!
1.
2.
3.
Send a text to (409) 527-8563
In the message portion type: @lopezfca
Hit send
You should get a confirmation text back within just a few minutes!!
Lopez Student e-Directory
Delivery of the Lopez Student e-Directory will be delayed. The electronic
delivery date of October 31, 2014 will not be met. Participation numbers are
low! I need your help! If you have not already entered your information to
be included in the directory, please go to the link shown above and enter
your information today. If you have any questions, please send me an email
to: [email protected] Thanks!
Valarie Day ~ Lopez PTA Directory Chair
http://www.membersandmore.com/parent-student-info/tx_sanantonio_lopezms
THE PRESIDENT’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARD
Are you volunteering during a Fall Festival? Have you donated books, school
supplies or food to an organization? Have you volunteered during a service or
program? If so, log your hours online on the PVSA website.
For Lopez students, there are three levels of the Award varying by hours of
service completed between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015. The final day to
submit hours is April 30, 2015. Awards will be ordered on May 1, 2015.
Bronze
Silver
Gold
50-74 hours
75-99 hours
100+ hours
How to create a Lopez Middle School PVSA Account
…www.presidentialserviceawards.gov
1. click…Track Your Hours
2. create an account…checking that you are 14…once inside it will
show age as 5-14
3. click…Create my Record of Service
4. click…Profile
5. Input the following code in…Your Record of Service Key…FJR-33714
(must use capital letter and include dash)
PVSA Coordinator is Heather [email protected]

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