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Welcome to Jose Lopez Middle School

Home of the" Second To None" Panthers


First Lighthouse middle school in the Texas and 4th in the world!

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Lopez Middle School

Our WIGs (Wildly Important Goals)

Goal #1: 

Lopez Middle School Students will bring home the Middle School Championship Cup for the 8th time in 9 years.

Goal #2:

Lopez Middle School will be the top ranking middle school in North East ISD based on the 2017 STAAR results.

Goal #3:

The student body at Lopez will complete a total of 10,000 combined hours of community service by the completion of the 2016-2017 school year.



Shout Out to Lopez Leaders

Lopez Drama & Debate Champions

Congratulations to Lopez Drama & Debate for winning 1st place sweepstakes at the NEISD Spring Speech & Theatre contest that was held on Saturday, April 22 at Harris Middle School. The team was comprised of 56 6th, 7th and 8th grade theatre students coached by Christi Eanes and 13 debate students coached by Leslie Williamson.

Lopez competed against the other large division schools in the district and won 32 Outstanding Performer plaques, 20  1st place Blue ribbons, 43 2nd place Red ribbons and  14 3rd place White ribbons. Debate awards were as follows: 11 out of our 13 Lopez debaters advanced to double octos in our Lincoln-Douglas debate tournament. Lopez closed out the season again as the top large school debate team in the district. The following debaters placed overall:

1st place: Kaili Cuenca

2nd place: Mizla Shrestha

3rd place: Vishy Rao

Quarterfinalists: Mia Cristina Gonzales & David Gutierrez

3rd place Top Speaker - Alex Kazen

This is the second 1st place sweepstakes award for Lopez this year, they also won the fall contest held at Lopez in December making Lopez the overall district champions for the year! A special award was presented to the team as the winners of the NEISD Speech & Debate Champion cup. The champion cup is awarded to the overall winner of speech & debate each year in both the Large and Small school divisions. The champion cup will be displayed at Lopez throughout next year as the reigning champs.

Congratulations to these talented Panthers! Special thanks to the Lopez Drama and Debate parents, Lopez faculty, staff and administration for their support throughout the year! Special thanks to the Reagan High School Speech & Debate teams and coaches Brian Eanes and Matt Reichle for the help preparing Lopez students for contest!

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Our Lopez MS Storytelling Troupe submitted two videotaped stories by sixth grader, Gloria Kunnapilly and 8th grader, Alyson Matson to our Texas Storytelling Representative, Rosemary Davis in Mason, TX. These two girls practiced many days after school with sponsors Jennifer Carsten, Roxanne Jenke, and Sue Kuentz to perfect their stories. Gloria was notified recently that she will be one of 5 Texas youth tellers whose videotaped story will be submitted to the National Youth Storytelling Showcase Committee who will be choosing the youth to be Torchbearers in the Showcase, September 5 -9, 2017, in Orem, Utah, in conjunction with the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. The Texas committee liked the confidence Gloria showed in retelling a Greek myth. They stated "The gods came to life with your characterizations, good hand gestures, body language and good eye contact." We are proud and excited for Gloria to continue the traditional art of storytelling! We wish Gloria all the luck in the world!Gloria Alyson

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  • Lopez Families as we bid goodbye to the 2016 school summer  it is good to reflect on the ways we sharpened our saws. Our community is comprised of hard working, highly devoted people. As we work hard, we also take time to reward ourselves (Sharpen the Saw). Please consider sharing with us your experiences of how you have sharpened your saw  this past summer while you were on vacation or attending an event or function. Please e-mail your photos to Mr. Toback at or bring in your developed pictures to Mr. Toback-Room A205. The pictures can be in grayscale or  color. They will be displayed inside the school for all to enjoy.

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  • Our Lopez students serve in many ways. Please share photos of your child serving the SA Community and beyond.  Please send photos of your child to give a share narrative as to what the event was.


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