John Paul Stevens HS

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  • 1987 Papal Mass

    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
  • NISD Voters Approve Bond

    NISD Voters Approve Bond
    2001 Bond approved- the future John Paul Stevens High School was among the schools that the bond would fund.
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony

    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.
  • Our Namesake

    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.
  • Our 1st Administrators

    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.
  • Dedication Ceremony

    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.
  • First NHS Induction

    35 students were inducted into the 1st John Paul Stevens HS National Honor Society. Lead by NHS President, Chris R.
  • JPSHS 1st Valedictorian & Salutatorian

    JPSHS 1st Valedictorian & Salutatorian
    Valedictorian Christopher James Rogers II
    Salutatorian June Atley Visit our 2006 page to read more.
  • Cheerleaders win National Bid

    Cheer team won the National Bid to complete against other high schools all over the nation.
  • Mr. Ken Vogel, Assistant Principal

    Mr. Vogel was named Assistant Principal
  • 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.
  • Historical Marker Commemorates the Pope's Visit

    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.
  • Water Polo places 7th at Regionals

    The Falcon Boys and Girls Water Polo teams each finished 7th at the Region Five tournament.
  • 2006 Assistant Principal of the Year

    Rob Feilds- Rob Feilds was named the assistant principla of the year for 2006 for Region 20.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Artic Blast shuts down San Antonio

    Artic Blast shuts down San Antonio
    Winter Blast 2007The arctic blast hit San Antonio on Jan. 16-17th, closing the school.
  • Automotive Department wins at Autorama

    The JPS Automotive department placed 4th in the Autorama and received a $250 grand prize!
  • Dance Team Celebrates

    The dance team received 14 awards at the South Padre Convention Center.
  • Visual Arts Scholastic Event

    27 of 31 Stevens students were recognized for their artwork. Many of the students advanced to the Area competition.
  • Forensic Team Celebrates

    The Stevens Forensic Team finished their season with 15 tournament trophies for the year.
  • Stevens Student breaks 100 meter run record

    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
  • Shattered Dreams

    Shattered DreamsShattered Dreams visited our campus and is designed to show both the emotional and physical impact of drunk driving.
  • 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.
  • 1st Senior Prom

    Theme: Heavenly Dreams
    Location: Alzafar Shrine
    King and Queen: Anthony V. & Lizette G.
  • 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.
  • Varsity Baseball in the Playoffs

    With a win over Del Rio 3-1, the Boy's Baseball team qualified for the playoffs.
  • First Graduating Class

  • 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.
  • Pope John Paul II Historical Marker Ceremony

    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.
  • Stevens Teacher Wins Excel Award

    Stevens Teacher Wins Excel Award
    Elizabeth Sanchez-Lopez receives the ExCel Teacher of the Year 2007 Visit our 2007 page to read more.
  • Drumline wins 1st place

    The Stevens Drumline takes 1st at the South Texas Classic Drumline Festival.
  • Journalism UIL Team wins 1st

    Journalism UIL places 1st at the Edgewood Academy UIL meet.
  • Varisty Basketball District Champs

    Stevens varsity basketball wins its first district campionship.
  • Mock Presidential Election

    JPSHS hosted their first mock presidential election in the library.
  • Mr. Maldonado celebrates his 50th Birthday!

    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.
  • Football Bi-District Champions!

    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.
  • Stevens Cross Country Student advances to State

    Junior, Jacob B., is the first falcon cross country team member to qualify for state level competition.
  • JPSHS Bowling Team Established

    The Boys and Girls Falcon bowling team started their first year.
  • Stevens Student earns All Region honor

    Junior, Katie F., received All Region Honorable Mention in Water Polo.
  • Boys Track 1st in District

    Boys Track takes 1st in District for the first time in school history.
  • Basketball Region IV District Title

    The Falcons beat Clark to claim the Region IV District Title.
  • Varisty Basketball makes playoff history

    The boys varisty completed for the playoffs the first in the team's history!
  • New Assistant Pricipal, Miranda Snider

    Ms. Snider joins the JPSHS administration, replacing Mr. Vogel.
  • Texas Recognized School

    Texas Recognized School
    Stevens is a Texas Recognized School for 2008-2009 school year.
  • Pure Falcon Graduation

    The first "pure falcon", seniors who attended all 4 years of high school at stevens, walked the stage.
  • FCCLA National Honors

    Senior, Kristin C, and Samantha S. placed 2nd at the National FCCLA competition in Nashville, TN.
  • Mrs. Beatriz Mora, Assistant Principal Intern

    Mrs. Mora joins the administrative team as an Intern.
  • 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.
  • All State Music Awards

    9 Stevens students brought home awards from the All-State music to the City of San Antonio Youth Commission.
  • Falcon Student Publishes a Book

    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".
  • Justice John Paul Stevens Retires

    Justice John Paul Stevens Retires
    NY TimesJustice Stevens announces his retirement from the Supreme Court.
  • 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.
  • New Administrators- Diaz and Franco

    Mr. Eric Franco and Ms. Miriam Diaz join the Stevens HS Administration as Assistant Principals.
  • Texas Recognized School

    Texas Recognized School
    Stevens received recognized status for the second year in a row.
    2009-2010 school year.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mayor Castro visits Stevens HS

    Mayor Castro visits Stevens HS
    Mayor Castro- Mayor Castro spoke to our students about the importance of college and achieving their goals.
  • 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.
  • Academic Decathlon advances to State

    For the first time in school history, the AcDec team earned a spot in the state level competition.
  • Track Team competes at State

    3 athletes compete at the state level and one walked away with a brozen medal.
  • Shattered Dreams Returns

    Stevens students participated in the Shattered Dreams program for the second time in school history.