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North East celebrates fiesta 2014

Staff and students throughout North East ISD have been celebrating Fiesta and all the festivities that come with it. From welcoming Fiesta royalty to showcasing shoebox parade floats, NEISD school's created colorful memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy the following stories from various schools throughout the district.

Churchill High School excited about Fiesta and Macy's Parade

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A "WOW" moment for the Winston Churchill Marching Band as they march down Broadway during the 2014 Battle of Flowers Parade. The Band, Colorguard and Dance Team proudly displayed the WC spirit during their parade march. The Marching Band also displayed the banner "We're In!" for the upcoming 2014 Macy's Parade!

Las Lomas is all smiles during Fiesta 2014

Las Lomas Fiesta Parade 2014 from Las Lomas Music on Vimeo.

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The Las Lomas Mariachi Ensemble got third grade teacher Amber Carroll into the Fiesta spirit!

Longs Creek Fiesta Shoebox Float Parade is good fun

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Longs Creek students put on their brightest Fiesta colors and decorated their best floats for the campus shoebox float parade.

Stahl honors royalty

Stahl Elementary School students took a break from learning to rally an enthusiastic Fiesta welcome to EL Rey Feo, Jimmy Green, LXVI and his court, on April 9. Students listened intensely as El Rey Feo delivered an inspiring message to everyone to do their best, stay in school, and go to college. Selected students from a drawing of names were honored by El Rey Feo with a special award. Students returned to class knowing they can be successful if they choose to be!

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Rey Feo with Principal Pita Canales

Nimitz student is SAHA Fiesta Medal Winner

Angelica Rodriguez, 7th grade student at Nimtiz Middle School , entered the SAHA (San Antonio Housing Authority) Fiesta Medal design contest. On April 3, she was recognized as the 2014 winner of the design for the SAHA Fiesta Medal. She competed against Elementary, Middle, High School, and Adult entries and Say Si Art group selected her entry as this year's winner. In addition to the honor of representing SAHA, Angelica won a $250 cash award and will be invited by Say Si to attend an Art camp this summer.

Angelica Rodriguez is honored by SAHA

Angelica is surrounded by family as she accepts her plaque honoring her artistic achievement.

Serna welcomes El Rey Feo to campus

Serna Elementary School celebrated the upcoming Fiesta season on March 28 with a visit from El Rey Feo LXVI, Jimmy Green. The Fiesta royalty spoke about finding success in life through education. He also encouraged students to work hard and always do their best, then treated them to special coins and commemorative medals to remember their experience.

El Rey Feo is welcomed to the campus.

Rey Feo talks to the Serna students about staying in school and striving for their goals.

Northern Hills students get the Fiesta Spirit

Students at Northern Hills Elementary School were excited to have a visit from Fiesta royalty. El Rey Feo LXVI Jimmy Green and his royal court spoke to the students about the importance of school and hard work. El Rey Feo donated the chapter book "Ruth Ann and the Green Blowster" to the campus. All students were given a Fiesta coin. In addition, fifth grade leaders were given a special Fiesta medal.

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Castle Hills enjoys Fiesta Shoebox Float Parade

The Castle Hills Elementary School Student Council hosted a Fiesta Shoe Box Contest and parade on April 17 throughout the school. Floats were on display starting April 16 and were judged for creativity and authenticity. All students were encouraged to participate. Campus leadership was also present at the Castle Hills Fiesta Celebration on April 12. The school had an information booth where Castle Hills ES spirit wear was sold to promote the school.

Shoebox parade

Castle Hills Watch D.O.G.S. organizer, Greg Shamon, dressed as the King as his fellow members served as his court during the Shoebox Parade.

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Castle Hills students enjoyed the Castle Hills Fiesta celebration with face paintings and great food!

Coker rolls out red carpet for Rey Feo

Coker Elementary School students and teachers got a real treat when the 2014 El Rey Feo, Jimmy Green, visited the campus! San Antonio's very own District Attorney Susan Reed also came to speak to the students. Rey Feo gave a powerful message of the importance of staying in school and getting an education. The students were led in a pledge to help remind of the message.

Also, one of our former Coker students came to pay us a visit during this assemble. Her name is Amber Garcia. She is a Princess for Marisol Garza Reina de la Feria de los Flores. Amber will be participating in the Battle of Flores Parade as well as the Fiesta Flambeau Parade.

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Rey Feo speaks to the students.

Susan Reed

Susan Reed greets the excited students.

Tiffany Gill and Amber Garcia

Coker Principal Tiffany Gill takes a photo with Princess Amber Garcia.

Olmos celebrates Fiesta 2014

Viva Fiesta! A feeling of excitement could be seen and heard on April 11 as Olmos Elementary School students and staff participated in an outdoor Fiesta Kick-off parade. Students marched in the parade with "shoebox" floats they had created. Each class/grade selected a Fiesta prince and princess, and the faculty crowned a king and queen and a prince and princess to lead the parade.

Students marched with class banners and the Olmos dance team performed at the end of the parade. Many parents and family members joined the students and staff in cheering on the participants as they paraded around the school grounds to festive music, handmade noisemakers, and maracas. It was a celebration complete with floats, flowers, confetti, and music ushering in the Fiesta season for our students and community.

The festivities continued on April 14, when 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students were treated to a special visit from Fiesta king, Rey Feo. Student ambassadors from each grade greeted Rey Feo and his court as he arrived on campus and escorted him to the courtyard where he spoke to the students. Rey Feo encouraged students to do their best in school, to graduate, and to continue on to college. He emphasized the importance of setting goals and then working to achieve them. Before leaving, the king and his court cheered and danced with the students and staff, and all students were gifted with Fiesta crowns and coins.

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Olmos student with float

Stone Oak's Rosie Ganske wins Texas Cavalier's Art Contest

Rosie honored by Cavaliers.

Stone Oak Elementary School's Rosie Ganske was honored at the The Texas Cavalier's River Parade by King Antonio and The Texas Cavalier's. She has participated in the contest several years and has placed each year. This year Rosie won the Texas Cavalier's Art Contest. Way to go Rosie!

The Fox Run Fiesta is a big success

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Fox Run Elementary School leadership celebrated a fun-filled Fox Run Fiesta!

Cibolo Green hosts Shoebox Float Parade

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Cibolo Green students showed off their parade floats with pride during Fiesta.

Posted on April 28, 2014