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 Event Date:Event Title:Event Description:
Pope_tiny 09/13/1987 1987 Papal Mass The grounds where Stevens HS was built was also the site of the 1987 Papal Mass. Express News Article- (right click on this link and open in a new window) Photo from: People.com
K12sh_johnpaul_1_tiny 01/21/2001 NISD Voters Approve Bond 2001 Bond approved- the future John Paul Stevens High School was among the schools that the bond would fund.
Boarddigging_lg_tiny 01/01/2002 Groundbreaking Ceremony A ceremony was held to annouce the official groundbreaking for John Paul Stevens HS. Dane & Lily, 8th graders from Pease and Jordan MS, read their winning essays on the schools' namesake- Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Visit our 1st Year page to see the groundbreaking video and read more.
John-paul-stevens_tiny 01/01/2002 Our Namesake Our namesake was appointed by President Gerald Ford in 1975. Justice Stevens considered becoming a teacher before joining the Navy during World War II where he received the Bronze Star. A Chicago native, Stevens attended the University of Chicago earning his degree in English literature. He earned his law degree from Northwestern University (Illinois). Visit our About SHS page to read more.
Harold_maldonado2_tiny 08/21/2005 Our 1st Administrators Harold Maldonado has served as principal at both William Howard Taft High School and Sul Ross Middle School. He was the vice principal at Jordan Middle School when it first opened and he was a secondary science teacher at Truman, Ross and Jones middle schools prior to his work in administration. Visit our 1st Year page to read more.
Picture_005_tiny 09/21/2005 Dedication Ceremony The community and Stevens HS staff were invited to participate in the dedication ceremony. Visit our 1st Year page to see our dedication video, invitation, and program.
  04/25/2006 First NHS Induction 35 students were inducted into the 1st John Paul Stevens HS National Honor Society. Lead by NHS President, Chris R.
Grads06_tiny 05/31/2006 JPSHS 1st Valedictorian & Salutatorian Valedictorian Christopher James Rogers II Salutatorian June Atley Visit our 2006 page to read more.
  07/01/2006 Cheerleaders win National Bid Cheer team won the National Bid to complete against other high schools all over the nation.
  08/01/2006 Mr. Ken Vogel, Assistant Principal Mr. Vogel was named Assistant Principal
  09/01/2006 Student Population at an all time high 2,908 Stevens is in the fastest growing zip code in San Antonio, attributing to the highest enrollment of 2,908 students.
Marker3_tiny 10/01/2006 Historical Marker Commemorates the Pope's Visit NISD ArticleIn April 2006, NISD contacted the Archdiocese of San Antonio, and asked if they would like them to construct an historical marker on the site of Pope John Paul II Holy Mass held in 1987. The project was completed and now stands at the corner of Dugas and JP Stevens Drive.
  10/13/2006 Water Polo places 7th at Regionals The Falcon Boys and Girls Water Polo teams each finished 7th at the Region Five tournament.
  11/10/2006 2006 Assistant Principal of the Year Rob Feilds- Rob Feilds was named the assistant principla of the year for 2006 for Region 20.
  12/01/2006 Golf Team 3rd Overall @ Texas Tournament The Falcon golf team played 4 major tournaments this season, placing 3rd overall in the Golf Club of Texas tournament.
  01/03/2007 Stevens Sophomore is the fastest runner in the nation. Sophomore, Rynell P., completed at the University of Arkansas invitational and beat the previous record of 21.64 by .02 seconds to claim the title as the fastest student runner in the nation.
Winterblast240x180_tiny 01/16/2007 Artic Blast shuts down San Antonio Winter Blast 2007The arctic blast hit San Antonio on Jan. 16-17th, closing the school.
  01/19/2007 Automotive Department wins at Autorama The JPS Automotive department placed 4th in the Autorama and received a $250 grand prize!
  02/08/2007 Dance Team Celebrates The dance team received 14 awards at the South Padre Convention Center.
  02/24/2007 Visual Arts Scholastic Event 27 of 31 Stevens students were recognized for their artwork. Many of the students advanced to the Area competition.
  03/01/2007 Forensic Team Celebrates The Stevens Forensic Team finished their season with 15 tournament trophies for the year.
Rynell_tiny 03/01/2007 Stevens Student breaks 100 meter run record NewsRynell P finished 9.9 seconds in the 100-meter, which broke the 1980 record. LSU profile: http://www.lsusports.net/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=5200&ATCLID=3673080
  03/06/2007 Shattered Dreams Shattered DreamsShattered Dreams visited our campus and is designed to show both the emotional and physical impact of drunk driving.
  03/27/2007 Stevens HS capped at 4,000 students During the March 27th board meeting, it was determined that Stevens will be capped at 4,000 as our zip code continues to be the fastest growing area in San Antonio.
  04/21/2007 1st Senior Prom Theme: Heavenly Dreams Location: Alzafar Shrine King and Queen: Anthony V. & Lizette G.
  04/27/2007 Stevens Freshman places 1st at Regional History Fair Stevens freshman, Samantha T, placed 1st at the Regional History Fair qualifing her for State level competition.
  04/27/2007 Varsity Baseball in the Playoffs With a win over Del Rio 3-1, the Boy's Baseball team qualified for the playoffs.
  06/03/2007 First Graduating Class  
  09/01/2007 JP Cafe in the Library JPS Library opens the JP Cafe serving coffee, hot chocolate and treats. The cafe is the first of its kind in NISD. Terry Palin, Librarian.
Papalvisitmonument_flores_gomez_tiny 09/13/2007 Pope John Paul II Historical Marker Ceremony News ArticleThe ceremony unveiled the historical marker honoring Pope John Paul II visit to San Antonio in 1987.
Teacher_tiny 09/19/2007 Stevens Teacher Wins Excel Award Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez receives the ExCel Teacher of the Year 2007 Visit our 2007 page to read more.
  11/10/2007 Drumline wins 1st place The Stevens Drumline takes 1st at the South Texas Classic Drumline Festival.
  01/01/2008 Journalism UIL Team wins 1st Journalism UIL places 1st at the Edgewood Academy UIL meet.
  02/08/2008 Varisty Basketball District Champs Stevens varsity basketball wins its first district campionship.
  11/04/2008 Mock Presidential Election JPSHS hosted their first mock presidential election in the library.
Harold08_tiny 11/14/2008 Mr. Maldonado celebrates his 50th Birthday! Our principal, Mr. Maldonado celebrates his 50th Birthday. As a unique gift- the Falcon band played "Happy Birthday" to him at the Stevens vs. O'Connor. Visit our Current Year page to see Mr. Maldonado's birthday video.
Coaches_tiny 11/14/2008 Football Bi-District Champions! On November 14, Stevens HS Falcon Football team won their 1st Bi-District Championship! We will play Austin Westlakes at the Alamo Dome on Saturday, November 22nd.
  11/15/2008 Stevens Cross Country Student advances to State Junior, Jacob B., is the first falcon cross country team member to qualify for state level competition.
  01/01/2009 JPSHS Bowling Team Established The Boys and Girls Falcon bowling team started their first year.
  01/01/2009 Stevens Student earns All Region honor Junior, Katie F., received All Region Honorable Mention in Water Polo.
  01/27/2009 Boys Track 1st in District Boys Track takes 1st in District for the first time in school history.
  02/17/2009 Basketball Region IV District Title The Falcons beat Clark to claim the Region IV District Title.
  03/04/2009 Varisty Basketball makes playoff history The boys varisty completed for the playoffs the first in the team's history!
  03/30/2009 New Assistant Pricipal, Miranda Snider Ms. Snider joins the JPSHS administration, replacing Mr. Vogel.
Tea_recognized_logo_sm_tiny 05/01/2009 Texas Recognized School Stevens is a Texas Recognized School for 2008-2009 school year.
  06/09/2009 Pure Falcon Graduation The first "pure falcon", seniors who attended all 4 years of high school at stevens, walked the stage.
  06/27/2009 FCCLA National Honors Senior, Kristin C, and Samantha S. placed 2nd at the National FCCLA competition in Nashville, TN.
  08/27/2009 Mrs. Beatriz Mora, Assistant Principal Intern Mrs. Mora joins the administrative team as an Intern.
  09/01/2009 Stevens showcased at TASB Convention 15 Stevens students were showcased during the Texas Association of School Administrator/Texas Association of School Boards Convention in Houston.
  01/01/2010 All State Music Awards 9 Stevens students brought home awards from the All-State music to the City of San Antonio Youth Commission.
Bookcover-0001_tiny 04/08/2010 Falcon Student Publishes a Book Echoing FaithTerrence E., with the help of his English teacher, Ben Curtiss, complied his collection of poetry and drawings to publish his book- "Echoing Faith".
Topics_jpstevens_190_tiny 04/09/2010 Justice John Paul Stevens Retires NY TimesJustice Stevens announces his retirement from the Supreme Court.
  04/22/2010 Senior elected Regional FCCLA Officer Senior, Antonio G., was named as the district and school's first ever regional officer for the largest student-led organization in the United States.
  08/27/2010 New Administrators- Diaz and Franco Mr. Eric Franco and Ms. Miriam Diaz join the Stevens HS Administration as Assistant Principals.
Tea_recognized_logo_sm_tiny 09/01/2010 Texas Recognized School Stevens received recognized status for the second year in a row. 2009-2010 school year.
  09/27/2010 Stevens Student lands a role on a TV series The Walking Dead- Senior, Anthony G., audition and earned a role in the ABC series Walking Dead
  12/11/2010 Falcon Football 5A Division 1 Region 4 Champs! The Falcon's created a legacy becoming the school's first 5A Division 1 Region 4 Champions.
Mayorcastroportrait_tiny 12/17/2010 Mayor Castro visits Stevens HS Mayor Castro- Mayor Castro spoke to our students about the importance of college and achieving their goals.
  02/02/2011 5 Stevens Athletes sign to Division I & II Teams 5 Stevens Athletes sign with top universities including The University of Texas and Texas A&M University Kingsville.
  02/25/2011 Academic Decathlon advances to State For the first time in school history, the AcDec team earned a spot in the state level competition.
  02/26/2011 Track Team competes at State 3 athletes compete at the state level and one walked away with a brozen medal.
  03/09/2011 Shattered Dreams Returns Stevens students participated in the Shattered Dreams program for the second time in school history.

*A special thank you to Mrs. Keyser-Fanick and The Talon news crew.