San Antonio native part of team behind creating Pixar’s new movie ‘Soul’
SAN ANTONIO – A graduate of Alamo Heights High School, Mike Jones has come a long way from watching movies at the old Broadway Theatre. “It’s now a bank but I would always walk to Broadway Theatre and see movies every time I possibly could,” Jones said. His career started in journalism but he ended up at Pixar and is now a head writer. “The film is coming out now when I think people need to see it the most,” Jones said. His next movie is titled “Luca” and it is set to release next year.
‘There will be consequences’: Alamo Heights ISD officials respond to viral video allegedly involving high school students using racial slur
ALAMO HEIGHTS, Texas – A viral video allegedly involving several Alamo Heights High School students is forcing district officials to respond to the incident. In the video, one of the teens can be heard using a racial slur. People have reposted the video on social media, asking the district to take action. Alamo Heights ISD officials released the following statement:"In AHISD, we are firmly rooted in our core values of humility, empathy, courage, resilience and dignity. Racial slurs and posting racial slurs online shows a lack of understanding regarding the pain and hate that language like that causes.
US Presidential Scholar Award recognizes local student
SAN ANTONIO – Alamo Heights High School continues to celebrate the accomplishments of this year’s graduating class. He’s a member of several organizations including the National Honor Society, Young Engineers and the Alamo Heights Rocketry Club. “They sent out an email telling me that I was nominated for the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award,” Lloyd said. Alamo Heights High School - Great Graduates 2020“I’m going to Duke University next year to the School of Engineering for biomedical engineering,” Lloyd said. Lloyd is one of 161 students in the nation and one of four Texans to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholar Award this year.
Ron Rittimann hired as Alamo Heights ISD Athletic Director, Head Football Coach
After serving 12 seasons as head football coach and athletic coordinator at Johnson High School, Ron Rittimann is leaving the Jaguars to become the new Athletic Director at Alamo Heights Independent School District and head football coach for the Mules. Rittimann takes over for retired head coach Mike Norment, who led the Alamo Heights football team for the past 24 seasons. Rittimann was the first head football coach in Johnson high school history, holding the position since the school opened in 2008. The official press release is available below:AHISD PRESS RELEASE (February 20th, 2020) - Alamo Heights ISD proudly announces that Ron Rittimann will serve the district as the next Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of the Alamo Heights Mules. During his tenure as Head Football Coach, Johnson earned district and state semi-finalists titles.
Alamo Heights, Clemens cheerleading squads place 1st in UIL state competitions
SAN ANTONIO – Two San Antonio schools can boast state champion cheerleading squads. The cheerleaders at Clemens High School in the Schertz Cibolo Universal City School District are the best in the state for 6A DII, while the Alamo Heights cheer squad dominated 5A DII. “I truly believe all was achieved this past weekend.”The Alamo Heights squad will compete in the national championships in Orlando next month. Several other schools in the San Antonio area also placed in the top 10 in their divisions at the state UIL spirit competition. 4ACanyon Lake (CISD) - 6th Place5A DIIAlamo Heights - 1st PlaceCastroville Medina Valley - 5th Place6A DIJohnson (NEISD) - 3rd Place6A DIIClemens (SCUCISD) - 1st PlaceCanyon (CISD) - 5th PlaceNew Braunfels - 7th Place
Alamo Heights High School graduate among victims of fatal plane crash in Australia
ALAMO HEIGHTS, Texas – A 1995 Alamo Heights High School graduate was among three Americans killed in a plane crash while battling wildfires in Australia, according to a school district official. Paul Clyde "PC" Hudson died Thursday when a C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker he and two others were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia. Firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing 3 AmericansPaul Clyde "PC" Hudson is pictured with boxer, Jessie James Leija, and friend, Mitch Eisenberg, in the 1995 Alamo Heights High School yearbook. Courtesy: Alamo Heights ISD (KSAT)Canada-based Coulson Aviation said in a statement that one of its Lockheed large air tankers was lost after it left Richmond in New South Wales with retardant for a firebombing mission. Hudson attended Alamo Heights High School from 1993-95, said Alamo Heights ISD communications coordinator Patti Pawlik-Perales.
Alamo Heights Volleyball not ready to close chapter on historic season
Alamo Heights – When the Alamo Heights volleyball team began their season, it was the coaching staff that brought up the idea of playing for a state championship as an achievable goal. Senior outside hitter, Avery Rosenblum, said the selflessness of her teammates on and off the court has allowed for their success. The team did so despite not having its own on-campus facility this season due to ongoing construction of a new gymnasium. “We just show up into every gym and we just act like we own the place and like it’s our gym,” said Bothe. “To a certain extent not having our home gym means we just want to win everywhere,” Hozhausen said.
HS Volleyball Playoff Highlights: Regional Final Recap
Clemens and Alamo Heights both earn sweeps in the Class 6A and Class 5A Regional Finals respectively to punch their tickets to the UIL State Tournament. Watch exclusive extended highlights and reaction from each clinching match, as both teams make program history!
Go Public Cool School Winner: November 2018
That's what's happening in one of the classrooms at Alamo Heights High School. Student groups will compete for a chance to win $10,000 toward the business they created in the Heights Business Incubator program in May when they pitch their idea to a local board of investors! Full Screen 1 / 39That's right, each group in the Heights Business Incubator class creates their own business model and works one-on-one with a professional mentor. "This is not a high school project, there's no test, no homework assignments. "Basically it's like an Uber for kids," said Carlos Muniz, senior, Alamo Heights High School.
Go Public's Cool Schools Winner: January 2018
SAN ANTONIO –Teamwork, dedication and creativity all come together within the Alamo Heights High School theater program. For some of the students in the program, like Christina Tata, it's more than an extracurricular activity. Tata is now the lead makeup artist on the team, and she is joined by her service dog, Zoe. ~ TataFor more on Alamo Heights High School, just visit http://ahhs.ahisd.net/. Stay up to date on the next Go Public Cool Schools nominations in February on SA Live!