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NEISD Schools celebrate the holidays

It's considered the most wonderful time of the year as faculty, staff and students throughout North East ISD look forward to celebrating the holidays with concerts, plays, art activities and much more. NEISD schools will be closed for the Winter Break, Monday, December 23 through Friday, January 3. Classes will resume on Monday, January 6.

Enjoy the photos and stories highlighting NEISD's "Tradition of Excellence" during this wonderful time of year. Schools will be added as photos and stories come in.

Shahl ES MacArthur HS Bradley MS Harmony Hills ES Montgomery ES
Lopez MS Stone Oak ES Reagan HS Hidden Forest ES Wilderness Oak ES
Woodstone ES Madison HS Windcrest ES Johnson HS Regency Place ES
Ed White MS Las Lomas ES Olmos ES Oak Grove ES Northern Hills ES
Eisenhower MS Lee HS Coker ES    


Stahl Choir performs annual holiday program

Stahl holiday event

The Stahl Elementary School Choir performed for parents at the annual Holiday program in the evening of Dec. 9. Students entertained the community with festive holiday songs and decorative costumes.

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Lopez NJHS makes contribution to Elf Louise

El Louise Lopez Group

This year the Lopez Middle School NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) collected over 100 presents to help with the Elf Louise toy drive. Students brought in everything from board games to stuffed animals that are sure to brighten a young child's day!

Throughout the year Lopez NJHS participates in various community service projects, but Elf Louise and the holiday spirit really motivated them to make an impact. "The workers were overjoyed as they filled two carts with all the donations," said Lopez NJHS Sponsor, Andrea Hopkins as they delivered the presents to Elf Louise. What a wonderful way to continue to the holiday cheer!

Woodstone kinder demonstrates spirit of giving

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There’s holiday spirit at Woodstone Elementary School! The Woodstone Kindergarten teachers hosted not one, but all three, McKinney Homeless Projects. The students helped those in need by bringing in multiple boxes of food, hygiene items, and clothing in hopes that they could make someone’s holiday special. The campus is thrilled with the open hearts that its kindergarteners demonstrated as they willingly brought in the items to donate.

MacArthur Faculty and Staff have the Holiday Spirit

Cindy Lou Who

The MacArthur High School faculty has the holiday spirit and they’re not afraid to show it! The MacArthur Student Council sponsored holiday theme dress up days. Departments on campus competed against each other to see who had the most spirit the week of December 9-13. There was a different holiday theme each day of the week.

Monday: “Cindy Lou Who” Hair Day – Crazy Hair
Tuesday: Holiday Sock Day
Wednesday: “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch”- Wear Green
Thursday: Duck the Halls – Duck Dynasty Day
Friday: Tacky Sweater Day

The big winner was our Special Education Department. Congratulations and Happy Holidays!

You're a mean one Mr. Grinch Day

Faculty and staff enjoyed "You're a mean one Mr. Grinch Day."

Read MacArthur Senior Class donates to Toys for Tots

Custodian Appreciation

MacTEACH at MacArthur enjoyed its "Christmas for the Custodians." Students took part in dusting, trash collection, sweeping, and desk sanitation. Many lessons were learned and a greater sense of what our custodial staff accomplishes on a daily basis was realized by the kids.

"I just want to tell you thank youso much. This is really important. It's important because as you get older, people become selfish," said Magdalena Cruz, campus custodian. "It's wonderful that there are still kids like ya'll who care for other people. I am forty-five and I've had hardships in my life. You're going to experience dissapointments in the future but don't give up. Remember to always think of others because when things are down, people will be there for you, like you have been here for us."


Stone Oak student council collects toys for Toys for Tots program

Toys for tots

The Stone Oak Student Council collected and donated 209 toys for Toys for Tots.

Stone Oak Caroling

The Stone Oak choir went caroling around the school to share some holiday cheer.

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Stone Oak kindergarteners took a ride on the Polar Express and later received a special delivery from the North Pole...Silver Bells!

Reagan symphony orchestra surprises students

Reagan Orchestra

Orchestra Director, Sixto Elizondo, leads the Ronald Reagan High School Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. This was a surprise performance for students and faculty before school began.

Quest Challenge


This year, Reagan High School started a new tradition - Reagan's Annual Quest Challenge! PALs and the Unity Ambassadors coordinated a campus-wide challenge to raise money for a family during the holiday season. This year all donations and fundraising went towards Dylan Smoot's family. Dylan was in a horrible accident early October, spent 10 weeks in surgical ICU, but is doing amazing and is said to be released from the hospital late this month. The recipient of this award will change yearly depending on NEISD family need. This challenge raised $2850 for his family. PALs won the challenge this year, by selling t-shirts. The goal for this activity was campus-wide unity and support. We will continue this tradition every year.


Read Reagan Athletes take part in wreath laying ceremony

Read Reagan Cadets sponsor McKinney families

Santa visits Windcrest Elementary School

Windcrest student council

Windcrest Elementary School families and staff members enjoyed a visit from Santa at the annual PTA Santa Breakfast on December 14. Santa invited young Shining Stars and their siblings to visit and take a picture with him in order to raise money for the Windcrest PTA. Families were provided tacos, crafts and music to kick-off the holiday season. Every year, Santa makes a special trip to Windcrest to meet and mingle with the Shining Stars.

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Windcrest staff sports ugly holiday sweaters

Ugly Sweaters

Windcrest Staff members had a creative showing of fun, unique sweaters for "Ugly Sweater" day on December 13, 2013. Many staff members pulled out vintage sweaters and some even made their own from holiday decorations including tinsel and lights. Some students joined in the fun and created sweaters with parent help. It was a fun and joyful day as everyone complimented and laughed at the unique and silly creative-wear for the holidays.

Montgomery Celebrates Math in a Winter Wonderland

Montgomery Elementary School students enjoyed a night of hands-on learning with differentiated activities to support their math learning.

Students had the opportunity to scoop snow, play math games against their parents,take a walk on a real life math game board, and put marshmallows in a giant-sized cocoa cup.

It was a wonderful night filled with lots of student and family engagement. Parents were excited to support their child's learning and eagerly downloaded math apps on their iPhone.

"Our teachers worked so hard and were so creative in their activities," stated Amy Bright, math coach. "The teachers do it for the kids." It was a wonderland of learning!

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Wilderness Oak hosts Tacky Sweater Contest

Wilderness Oak

There were plenty of laughs at the Wilderness Oak faculty party where a tacky sweater contest was held. At the end of the contest, the finalists got together for a super tacky photo.


Ed White Soaring Eagles collects holiday food boxes

Ed White

The Ed White Middle School Soaring Eagles collected holiday food boxes as part of their Safe School Ambassador Program. "Our kids have the biggest hearts," said Irene Kistler, campus librarian. "The kids donated over ten boxes filled with food and goodies for needy families." The project was sponsored by the campus counselors.

Las Lomas community gathers for Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

Las Lomas families enjoyed tasty holiday snacks and great music at the school holiday concert.

Read Las Lomas and Whole Foods Partner up for a good cause

Read Las Lomas wins "food fight" with Wilderness Oak

Olmos students enjoy the Jingle Bell Walk

Olmos Jingle Bell Walk
Olmos Jingle Bell Walk
Olmos Jingle Bell Walk

Jingle Bells rang out on Thursday morning as Olmos Elementary School staff and students participated in a Jingle Bell Walk around the campus to promote positive staff and student relationships as well as healthy lifestyle activities. This is the second campus walk this year as all of the staff and students participated in a Turkey Trot in November. The campus leadership will continue to sponsor walks throughout the year as staff and students practice healthy choices and enjoy spending time together on the walk.

Encino Park PTA adopts Christmas families from Olmos

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Families from Olmos Elementary School were thrilled to have received Christmas gifts from Sister School Encino Park. Their PTA did an outstanding job organizing an incredible and memorable event for the families. Students were showered with gifts, treats and several giving hearts. A surprise visit from Pancho Claus brought joy into these children's faces.

Oak Grove's sister school donates board games for families

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Vineyard Ranch Elementary School, Oak Grove's Sister school donated over two hundred board games for students. Each family received a board game to enjoy as a family over the holidays. On behalf of teachers and staff, thank you Vineyard Ranch.

Northern Hills helps others

As a Leader in Me Campus, Northern Hills students completed service projects in lieu of classroom holiday parties. Kinder-second graders donated food to the San Antonio Food Bank. Third-fifth graders donated items to the Animal Defense League. Student speakers shared their thoughts about donating and helping others.

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IKE's Big Sleigh Toys for Tots Toy Drive a success

Toys for Tots

The Eisenhower Middle School Student Council collected over 250 toys for Toys for Tots from Dec. 9-17. The students did a great job of encouraging others not to just think about themselves.


Lee celebrates the holidays with great music

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Lee High School invited well-known jazz trombonist, Ron Wilkins, to perform alongside the LeeTones for its holiday concert.
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Coker celebrates holiday food drive

Coker Food drive

The little school of 700, Coker Elementary School, collected 1,480 cans and managed to fill the U-Haul that the Coker Food Pantry brought to pick up the cans. The real miracle is that Coker Food Pantry provides food for families in and around the Harmony Hills Area. Students did daily math problems to figure out how many more cans were needed, what percentage of the pantry was full and how to carry the cans to the front of the school. One of the enterprising students wrote letters to family, friends and HEB asking for donations. HEB donated one hundred cans to the food drive along with his family and friends.

Coker Food Drive

Posted on January 06, 2014