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Canyon Ridge student wins in Kids Philosophy Slam

Canyon Ridge Elementary student Allyson Leigh Atencio won fourth place in the 2007 Kids Philosophy Slam. Atencio was awarded for her essay in which she reveals her philosophical understanding of compassion and violence. The topic question, "Which has more impact on society, violence or compassion?" was answered by students using any creative combination of words, artwork or written essay, short story or poem about the topic. The competition is designed to make philosophy accessible to children of all ages and abilities (kindergarten through high school).  More than 5,000 entries from across the nation were submitted. For more information on the Kids Philosophy Slam, visit its Web site at http://www.philosophyslam.org/index.html.  Below is the award-winning essay by Allyson Leigh Atencio:

Lopez student named finalist in Young Scientist Challenge

 

Lopez Middle School student Rohit Kamat has advanced as one of 40 finalists in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. Kamat will compete in the finals from October 20-25, 2007 in Washington, D.C.  He was selected from 75,000 students who entered science fairs nationwide. Kamat then advanced in August as one of 400 semifinalists from 44 states. 

The challenge's environmental theme is "Operation Green." Students will compete for more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes, as well as the title of "America's Top Young Scientist of the Year." The contest is for fifth- through eighth-graders and encourages students to explore science in middle school.  Kamat will compete with his project Regenerating Hope: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHES), A Neurosteroid, Promotes Regeneration in Hydra littoralis.

High School football games rebroadcast by Time Warner

 

North East ISD high school football games will be rebroadcast by Time Warner Cable San Antonio in its High School Game of the Week. Complete coverage of certain games will be rebroadcast on San Antonio On Demand Digital Channel 988. The rebroadcast will be available for viewing the following Tuesday after the game and will include play-by-plays, color commentary, statistics and halftime coverage. The following games will be rebroadcast in the Time Warner Cable San Antonio Game of the Week:

Game Date: September 13 
Game:  Madison vs. Wagner   
Rebroadcast Date: September 18 

Attend the Johnson H.S. Boundary Meetings

North East ISD is getting ready for its newest school Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, opening in 2008. A key component of this preparation is establishing the school's attendance boundaries, which will draw students from Reagan High School.
  
The district wants to develop an attendance boundary that both relieves the large student population at Reagan and still leaves room at Johnson for future residential growth. The boundary proposals will be discussed during public meetings on Oct. 3 and 17, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reagan Auditorium, 19000 Ronald Reagan. You are invited to review the district's plans and provide feedback on them at these meetings.

After the public's input on the boundaries, the district plans to take its recommendation to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 12, 2007. 

For more information, contact Community Relations at 210-804-7090. Or send your comments about the boundaries to boundaries@neisd.net.

Johnson High School Boundary Meetings Set For October

North East ISD is getting ready for its newest school Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson High School, opening in 2008. A key component of this preparation is establishing the school's attendance boundaries, which will draw students from Reagan High School. 

The district wants to develop an attendance boundary that both relieves the large student population at Reagan and still leaves room at Johnson for future residential growth. The boundary proposals will be discussed during public meetings on Oct. 3 and 17, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reagan Auditorium, 19000 Ronald Reagan. The community is invited to review the district's plans and provide feedback on them at these meetings.

Canyon Ridge student wins in Kids Philosophy Slam

        CONGRATULATIONS ALLYSON! 

Canyon Ridge Elementary student Allyson Leigh Atencio won fourth place in the 2007 Kids Philosophy Slam. Atencio was awarded for her essay in which she reveals her philosophical understanding of compassion and violence. The topic question, "Which has more impact on society, violence or compassion?" was answered by students using any creative combination of words, artwork or written essay, short story or poem about the topic. The competition is designed to make philosophy accessible to children of all ages and abilities (kindergarten through high school).  More than 5,000 entries from across the nation were submitted. For more information on the Kids Philosophy Slam, visit its Web site at http://www.philosophyslam.org/index.html.  Below is the award-winning essay by Allyson Leigh Atencio:

The Muscle Behind the Magic: a Behind the Scenes Look ...

        THE HALLS RANG WITH SHAKESPEARE in the fine arts building of Ronald Reagan High School as students were getting in some last minute practice before their appointed auditioning time. Only three days into the new school year but those who hoped to have a chance at a part in Macbeth had been diligently doing their homework. They know that a part winning audition requires so much more than just memorizing lines. After a long weekend of anticipation the cast list has been posted* and the first rehearsal held. While most might look on this as the beginning, a great deal of work has already gone into the play. The seemingly effortless magic that flows over an audience on opening night requires an amazing amount of muscle and creative collaboration behind the scenes.  No team is more disciplined, trains harder, mentally and physically, or has to be more precise in their execution than a team of thespians wishing to capture an audiences imagination and transport them to another place and time.  I hope to share with you this year a "behind the scenes" look at the process of putting on a play, "the muscle behind the magic".

Deanne Zurovetz

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Diamondbackers "Kick-off" Raffle for Reagan Sports Programs
 
 The Diamondbacker Sports Association is looking forward to another successful year for the Reagan High School sports programs and the support those programs receive from their various fundraising efforts. "We raised over $270,000 last year through the raffle, association membership, Rattler merchandise, selling sports programs and the annual gala.  The Raffle is an important part of the success of our overall fund raising efforts, netting almost $50,000 last year, after expenses", explained Steve York, Diamondbackers President, an office he jointly holds with his wife, Yoli.

Bush named in TBEC Honor Roll

Bush Middle School has 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 5 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.

Bush Student Named Semifinalist in National Science Contest

CONGRATULATIONS, ROHIT!

Bush Middle School student Rohit Kamat has been named a semifinalist in the 2007 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. The contest is for fifth- through eighth-graders and encourages students to explore science in middle school. More than 400 semifinalists were selected from tens of thousands of students who entered science projects. Kamat's project Regenerating Hope: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHES), A Neurosteroid, Promotes Regeneration in Hydra littoralis was among the 400 student projects chosen based on scientific merit.