Posted 5-15-18
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For the first time in ten years, two Reagan High School Orchestra students earned seats in the All-State Orchestras, the highest honor a high school orchestra student can achieve.  In addition to receiving the honor, the students performed in the All-State music group alongside the best musicians Texas has to offer.
The Texas Music Educators Association is the largest music educators association in the country dedicated to music education excellence.   TMEA sponsors the annual All-Region and All-State auditions where 64,000 Texas students submit blind recorded auditions in string orchestra, philharmonic orchestra, and symphony orchestra.  All-State students participated in a three day rehearsal with a nationally recognized conductor and then performed at the close of the convention to thousands of attendees.
Jared Lange, for bass, and Jenny Zhang, for violin, represented the Reagan High School Orchestra at the TMEA Clinic and Convention. Lange said, “Students who participated in the process are subject to the pressure and stress of the audition while practicing to deliver a performance representative of one’s skill level.  Success depends on one’s ability to stay focused on an ultimate goal.  To be accepted into the All-State Orchestra was immensely gratifying for all of the effort invested into the process.”  Mr. Sixto Elizondo, Reagan High School Director of Orchestras adds, “We are so proud of our two All-State musicians.  Their achievement is a culmination of months of practice and years of training.”  
It is truly an honor to have been designated the first Lighthouse Middle School in the state of Texas and only the fourth middle school to achieve this status in the world. Since starting our LEAD training in 2011, it has been part of our shared vision for the campus. The Panthers have always endeavored to set the example by leading the way in academics, service and extracurricular activities, so it was a natural progression in our effort to grow. To quote one of our Student Lighthouse Council members, “At the elementary level the habits are lessons; at middle school they are a lifestyle.” We sincerely believed that our staff, students and community demonstrate the principles necessary to be recognized at this level. The challenge presented by this task was one that we welcomed because it was truly the inspiration needed to take our campus from great to excellent. Over the course of this journey our student participation levels in service and extracurricular activities have increased, discipline referrals have decreased, and students are actively seeking opportunities to LEAD both on and off campus. The increased levels of student’s self-awareness and advocacy gained through practice of the habits and principles empower them to become more independent which is crucial during this stage of development. These are just a few of the positive outcomes we’ve experienced as a campus, but there are many stories of individual success that could be shared as well. Lopez chose our Wildly Important Goals to specifically support our efforts to grow the whole child and support their efforts to succeed in their chosen path through life. As Panthers who Serve, LEAD and Inspire, we hope to continue on as a beacon and guide other campuses who have chosen this same journey.
Eric Wernli
José M. Lopez Middle School
23103 Hardy Oak Blvd
San Antonio, Tx 78258
(210) 356-5000

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