School News

Only one day left to submit Johnson mascot suggestion


From badgers, beavers and bunnies to jaguars, javelinas and jellyfish, the animal kingdom is well represented among the roughly 80 mascot suggestions received by the new Lady Bird Johnson High School.

The Mascot Committee will continue to take ideas through Friday, Oct. 19. But, don’t bother suggesting lady bugs, llamas, manatees or Blue Spider Monkeys because – believe it or not – they’ve already been submitted. As have nightingales, whales, leprechauns, larks, lighting and lynx.

On Oct. 11 the committee, comprised of parents, students and school administrators, met for the first time to discuss the suggestions received so far. Most have already been tossed out because they were similar to mascots of neighboring schools or had no connection to Johnson’s namesake, the region or its school colors of Navy and Columbia Blue. Although it’s the mascot of NEISD’s Lee High School, the jaguar was kept on the list because it is the most popular suggestion to date.

New options presented at Johnson Boundary Meeting



NEISD presented two new proposals of enrollment boundaries for Johnson High School at another public meeting held Wednesday night. This brings the total possible scenarios to five, although NEISD Superintendent Dr. Richard Middleton said one of the new proposals will most likely be the final boundary line approved by the Board of Trustees.

Options One though Three, discussed at the Oct.3 public meeting, were good starting points, said Middleton, but “four and five are really listening to what has been said.”

Another suggestion of just splitting 281 with everyone east of the highway attending Johnson and those on the west attending Reagan was readily dismissed by Middleton.

Jerry Comalander inducted to San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame


The San Antonio Sports Foundation has named NEISD's Executive Director of Athletics Jerry Comalander to the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame. Comalander was chosen for his outstanding contribution to the sports community and his accomplishments in the district. He will be honored at the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Tribute on February 15, 2008 in the Alamodome.   

Comalander has more than 40 years of experience in education. He was a high school head coach of various sports for 27 years and has been an athletic director for 17 years. He became the head football coach at Churchill High School in 1975, and during his 15 years at the school compiled a 125-28-3 record. His 1976 team went undefeated (15-0) and won the Class 4A, now 5A, State Championship. 

Johnson HS Boundary Meeting


NEISD will hold a public meeting to discuss its boundary proposals for Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, opening in 2008.  The meeting will be held at the Auditorium at Reagan High School, 19000 Ronald Reagan, at 7:30pm. 

The community is invited to review the district's plans and provide feedback on them at these meetings.


Parents outraged over cancellation of bus route



Parents are expressing their outrage over a decision to eliminate bus service for students living within two miles of Bush Middle School. To date, 491 signatures have been gathered on a petition asking NEISD Board of Trustees to reinstate the school bus route and designate Evans Road, Knights Cross Drive and Las Lomas Boulevard as roads too hazardous for students to walk along.

“I’m not amazed we have that many signatures,” says Tricia Wilson, who began the petition Aug. 16. “I am surprised we had to acquire that many signatures to get the district’s attention…and I’m not even sure we’ve done that.”

Jenna Bush to speak at Reagan H.S. and local bookstore Tuesday


First daughter Jenna Bush will visit the Stone Oak area Tuesday, speaking to students at Reagan High School in the morning and promoting her new book at a nearby Barnes and Noble later that evening.

The visit is the latest stop on her nationwide tour spotlighting her highly-publicized book, Ana’s Story: A Journey of Hope. The non-fiction work chronicles the life of a 17-year-old girl in Panama dealing with AIDS and motherhood. Bush met the young woman through her work there as an intern for UNICEF, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

Ronald Reagan Theatre Company announces it's 2007 2008 Season!

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Ronald Reagan Theatre Company announces it's 2007 2008 Season!
Exciting things are happening with the theater department this year and it has never been easier to purchase tickets in advance.  Get yours now and don't miss a thing!! Visit our webpage

MACBETH by William Shakespeare
October 24, 25, 26, 27

Lend Me a Tenor, a Comedy, by Ken Ludwig
December 5, 6, 7, 8

Something wicked this way comes...Reagan Theater presents MACBETH

Macbeth T-shirts will be available during lunch the week of the play at RRHS. Quantities limited. Art by Malloree Hill

“Double, double, toil and trouble,
Fire burn and cauldron bubble…
…Something wicked this way comes.”

If you took a poll and asked where these words come from, many people would probably reply that it’s a song in the third Harry Potter movie, The Prisoner of Azkaban.  These “lyrics” in fact are taken from Shakespeare’s MACBETH, Act IV, Scene I.  Like the popular Harry Potter series, MACBETH  mixes together a tale of dark witches, murder, betrayal, a greedy thirst for power, and a misleading prophesy.  We add in costumes, blood and gore make-up, and special effects then top it off with heart-stopping stage combat and the thrill of seeing it all happen LIVE in front of you. You’ll have an unforgettable evening’s entertainment!

When Creating a Bloodbath, Remember Safety First!

Macbeth and Banquo

If you have ever seen one of Shakespeare's plays done in a "stand and deliver" fashion,

where the actors recite the lines, depending on the words to convey all the meaning, then

you haven't seen Shakespeare as old Will meant it to be.and as the Reagan Theatre

Company will present Macbeth, full of action and far from dull! There are battle scenes,

ambushes, and murders involving traditional swordplay and less traditional weapons like

antlers. These scenes have been carefully choreographed by Mark Keith, our technical

director, who is trained in stage combat. Safety first is always his primary concern. There

Bush named in TBEC Honor Roll

Bush Middle School made the Texas Business and Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll for 2007. The TBEC Honor Roll award recognizes schools that have demonstrated three years of consistent, high performance in subject areas compared to other schools with similar student populations. Honor Roll schools have the highest percentage of students who perform at the most rigorous standard commended level in all subjects. Less than five percent of the more than 8,000 Texas public schools receive this honor each year.

TBEC will award Bush Middle School at an awards reception on October 22, 2007 at 6 p.m. at the Austin Hilton Hotel, 500 East 4th in Austin. The reception is sponsored by H-E-B, Washington Mutual and IBM.