Local 18-year-old donates 150 fleece blankets to children living in shelters
SAN ANTONIO – Sam Sanchez was 12-years-old when she kick start her mission to provide children living in shelters with a sense of comfort. Six years later, Sanchez, the founder of Sam’s Covers, has continued to create and donate fleece blankets to children living in emergency shelters. Sanchez said that after meeting with several of the children living at area shelters, she’s hoping to help in another way. “Talking to them for a few hours and learning about their background, It’s so important to listen and be present,” Sanchez said. On Monday she donated 150 blankets for children living at Roy Maas Youth Alternatives Emergency Shelters and has no plans of stopping.
These are the 10 best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that ranks the best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area. The list was released by Niche, a company that gathers and analyzes data, reviews and surveys to come up with rankingsKSAT has previously reported on Niche’s rankings for best high schools and best elementary schools. For a full list of the best public middle schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
These are the 10 best public elementary schools in the San Antonio area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that parents may be interested in that ranks the best public elementary schools in the San Antonio-area. Here is Niche’s list of the top 10 elementary schools in the San Antonio-area by rank:Six of the top 10 elementary schools on the list are in the North East Independent School District, one is in the Randolph Field Independent School district and the remaining three are public charter schools. For a full list of the best public elementary schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
These are the 10 best public high schools in the San Antonio-area, according to Niche
SAN ANTONIO – There’s a new list that ranks the best public high schools in the San Antonio-area. BASIS San Antonio is a charter school. For a full list of the best public high schools in the San Antonio-area, click here. Niche isn’t the only organization that ranks schools. View the list below to see other articles about top-rated San Antonio schools:
Vietnamese National Team guard coaches at youth basketball camp during summer
San Antonio The pandemic has not made it easy for 22-year-old and former Reagan girls basketball standout, Mailee Jones, to train with her teammates on the Vietnamese Womens National Basketball Team. Jones, who has been home from Vietnam since February, began volunteering at her fathers youth basketball camp, Shooting for Success, in March. Ive been here the entire time 7:30am helping the kids out, making sure theyre not only learning basketball skills, but also life skills, Jones said. Jones, whose mother Diane is half-Vietnamese, left the NCAA to join the Vietnamese national team in 2019 becoming the first Vietnamese-American to make the squad. She is hoping to build the teams basketball competencies and help the team finish well in the 2021 Southeast Asian Games.
Virtual band camp at Reagan High School becomes master class with professionals
SAN ANTONIO – Prevented by the COVID-19 pandemic from proudly marching onto football fields, in parades or even practicing in the summer heat, Reagan High School director of bands Daniel Morrison had to get creative. This year, the Reagan High School Marching Band’s summer camp was not only virtual, it became an “all star master class” taught by professional musicians, and even a dancer. "Between the three band directors, we knew almost all of these people and were able to connect with them," Morrison said. Using funds from its budget that in the past paid for competition fees, food, travel and other band expenses, Morrison said the professional musicians were paid their typical hourly rate. It was well worth it, he said, given the caliber of talent that has been working with nearly all 350 Reagan High School band members.
Virtual band camp at Reagan High School becomes master class with professionals
Virtual band camp at Reagan High School becomes master class with professionalsPublished: August 10, 2020, 6:52 pmThis year, the Reagan High School Marching Band’s summer camp was not only virtual, it became an “all star master class” taught by professional musicians, and even a dancer.
Reagan’s Will Carsten fields Division I opportunities in baseball and basketball
However, that’s exactly what Ronald Reagan High School graduating senior, Will Carsten, accomplished with opportunities to play baseball at Texas State, Miami and Oklahoma State among others or basketball at Southeast Missouri State, an offer he received in April. Carsten was coached by John Hirst and Chans Chapman at Reagan in baseball and baseball, respectively, and both coaches said Carsten’s work ethic allowed him to be such a successful multisport athlete. “I think he’s a great player. I think he’s got a really high ceiling,” said Hirst. Carsten decommitted from playing baseball at Tulane in December but the 6-8 right-handed pitcher knew his physical attributes could still make a bigger difference in baseball.
After Reagan High School Death, NEISD Searches for Right Way to Address Student Grief
Students erected tributes on campus that were later taken down, leading some to claim school leaders were banning students from remembering their classmate. Following Jones death at Reagan, NEISD leaders gathered community organizations, including the Childrens Bereavement Center. NEISD dispatched Student Teacher Assistance Network, or STAN, counselors, specifically tasked with addressing students in crisis, to Reagan. Thats why it is also important to support staff members who will feel the accumulated toll of the tragedy, Logsdon said. Talking about suicide does not encourage suicide and there are lots of places, people, and research speaking toward that, Logsdon said.therivardreport.com
Students Want NEISD to Acknowledge Bullying at Reagan High School Following Teen's Suicide on Campus
He said the teen was a "constant" target of bullying. When KSAT reached out to district officials, they said there was no history of Jones being bullied. "We have absolutely no indication that Alonso was having issues with any other students," district spokesperson Aubrey Chancellor told KSAT. "Alyssa Jones, the teen's sister, said their mother is a teacher at the school. She said the school has an ongoing issue of racial bullying The district, however, maintains that isn't the case.sacurrent.com
Family, friends of Reagan student say he was bullied for clothes, ethnicity before death
The Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death a suicide. So, every time I would see him at lunch, I would sit with him and we would have our lunch together,” Juma said. School district raises awareness about mental health after student’s suicideJuma said Alonso was the constant target of bullying, picked on for the clothes he wore and his race. As they grieve his untimely death, they’re focusing on his bright spirit and the dreams they said he never got to realize. Student dies at Reagan High School, officials sayAlonso’s sister, Alyssa Jones, said their mother works as a biology teacher at the school.
Police Investigating Death of Reagan HS Student Found Unconscious in School's Weight Room as Suicide
A San Antonio high school student found unconscious on campus Monday afternoon has died, according to reports.Officials believe the Reagan High School student, who has not been identified, died of an apparent suicide. Police are investigating the incident as such.Brenda Shelton, the school's principal, sent a letter to parents Monday afternoon, explaining that staff members called 911 and attempted life-saving measures after the student was discovered in a weight room at the campus. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Student dies at Reagan High School, officials say
SAN ANTONIO – A Reagan High School student who was found unconscious in the school’s weight room has died, officials said. Reagan High principal Brenda Shelton said the student was found around 2:30 p.m. Monday. Staff members attempted livesaving measures, but the student did not survive, Shelton said. The San Antonio Police Department is investigating the case as an apparent suicide, according to officials with the North East Independent School District. Shelton said no other student was involved, and no one else is in danger.
Reagan boys’ basketball coach earns 400th career victory
San Antonio – After 27 years of coaching, Ronald Reagan boys’ head basketball coach, John Hirst, eclipsed the 400-win mark December 28 in Austin. “It’s a time to reflect on, you know, people who’ve had an impact on your life and in your career. Hirst was also able to secure the win while his son Jacob, a senior power forward, was on the Rattlers roster. “He’s a great coach and I want to be like my dad,” Hirst said. After nearly three decades coaching, Hirst says the most important accomplishment in his career has been using basketball as a vehicle to teach his players to become responsible adults.
Reagan High School marching band ‘takes over’ NYC ahead of Thanksgiving Day parade
SAN ANTONIO – Students in the Reagan High School marching band are seemingly having the time of their lives in the Big Apple as they prepare for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. From taking over the “Today” show to spreading Rattler pride across Times Square, students have taken in the sights and sounds of New York City this week. The most recent post from North East Independent School District shows the 300-plus member band in the heart of Times Square, just blocks from where they’ll be nationally televised during their performance of “Joy.”“Reagan HS Marching Band takes over Times Square in NYC!” the Wednesday morning post, with more than 300 shares, states. The band was selected for the parade in May 2018 after creative producer Wesley Whatley traveled to San Antonio to make the surprise announcement. Reagan marching band selected for 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeOnly nine marching bands were invited out of hundreds of nationwide applicants to participate in the 93rd edition of the annual holiday tradition.
Reagan HS student donates 150 blankets to Roy Maas Youth Alternatives
Reagan HS student donates 150 blankets to Roy Maas Youth AlternativesPublished: November 26, 2019, 6:33 pmSamantha Sanchez, a Reagan High School senior, is bringing comfort to teens and children who have no place to go. She donated 150 homemade blankets to Roy Maas Youth Alternatives.
Reagan HS Band, Dancers Make Appearance on the Today Show Ahead of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Reagan HS Band to Represent San Antonio, All of Texas During Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will include a bit of Texas this year.Reagan High School's marching band will represent both Alamo City and the whole state by performing in the nationally televised parade. "The Reagan band isn't just repping San Antonio at the annual event, it's also the only musical group making the trip from Texas. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current.sacurrent.com