Reagan High School a Force to be Reckoned with(Houston – November 24, 2014) John H. Reagan High School opened her campaign in the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Academics competition on a solid footing this school year, finishing top three overall in the competition’s first two meets thus far.
Promoted to 6A, the largest possible conference, from 4A this school year, Reagan’s finest gave such traditional 6A giants as Carnegie Vanguard, Bellaire, and Lamar a run for their money. Fresh bloods Joseph Gutierrez, Hervin Benitez, Ernest Camarillo, and Chris Martinez earned Reagan the top spot in accounting. Joining the limelight are Victor Cruz, Ariel Cruz, Benjamin Zarate, Miguel Pacheco, and Oscar Mosqueda in calculator applications.
In current issues and events, Alyssa Tenore, Ian McDonald, Joel Salazar, and Jennifer Jantes teamed up to win first place twice consecutively. Meanwhile, Ana Sanchez secured second place in ready writing. Other outstanding finalists include Austin Jackson (computer science); Kaisa Trimiar (headline writing); Victor Cruz (mathematics); Christopher Gamez, Bridgette Ramirez (number sense); and, Ian McDonald, John Brunckhurst, Joel Salazar, Alyssa Tenore (social studies).
Reagan, which houses Houston ISD’s magnet academy for computer technology in the historic Heights neighborhood, is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering the IB Middle-Years Programme in grades 9 and 10 in partnership with James S. Hogg Middle School in grades 6 through 8.***REAGAN MATH TEAM WINS UIL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
News on Houston ISD website.Reagan Mathletes Advance to UIL Academics State Meet
(Houston – May 9, 2013) The John H Reagan High School math team took on the likes of Pearland-Dawson and Friendswood High Schools in the recent Conference 4A, Region III UIL Academics meet at Sam Houston State University, ousting all of the other teams in calculator applications and coming in second in math.
Winning the calculator applications event and earning the highest score among all second place teams in the region in math booked Reagan a spot at the UIL Academics State meet. The State meet will be held at the University of Texas, Austin come May 21st and 22nd. Reagan last qualified to the State meet in 2010 when Javier Hernandez, now a college junior, ranked 10th in calculator applications.
Dante Vela, Argenis Uresti, John Delgado, Jose Herrera and Giovanni Gama comprise the Reagan math team.***REAGAN TRIUMPHS AT DISTRICT UIL ACADEMICS MEET(Houston – April 23, 2013) John H Reagan High School’s UIL Academic teams soared to great heights at this year’s District 21-4A UIL Academics Meet, sweeping 10 out of 14 events. This year marks Reagan’s second consecutive time winning the overall district sweepstakes title.
The Reagan teams that won are the calculator applications, current issues, computer science, literary criticism, mathematics, number sense, science, social studies, speech, and spelling and vocabulary teams. Dante Vela, one of the most outstanding participants, took first place in calculator applications, mathematics, number sense and science. Another remarkable participant is Johnny Zapata who won first place in current issues and prose interpretation, and second place in social studies.
The support of the principal and dean has made possible the achievement of the Reagan Bulldogs, a culmination of extreme hard work and team spirit by the UIL Academic teachers and students. Go Bulldogs!***Reagan UIL Academics at Sharpstown(Houston – January 14, 2013) John H Reagan High School is again in high spirits, finishing second behind Carnegie Vanguard and ahead of Westside High School, in the recent UIL Academics Winter Fest competition.
Reagan’s calculator applications, mathematics, number sense, Spanish prose and poetry, and Spanish TV commercial teams emerged victorious. In the math events, the formidable trio Dante Vela, Argenis Uresti and Giovanni Gama helped Reagan trounce other schools, whilst Monica Govea and Dayana Flores proved unbeatable in the Spanish events.
Reagan took second spot in computer science with Daniel Rivera being named an outstanding finalist. In social studies and current issues and events, Johnny Zapata, Sophie Marek and Jasmine Harris battled to second place in the both team events. Determined that the pen is mightier than the sword, Yadira Gamez, Gabriela Salcedo and David Martinez penned reason against equally competitive peers to finish second in literary criticism. Meanwhile, fellow compatriot Jose Jimenez spoke his way to the runners-up title in persuasive speaking.***Reagan UIL Academics at YWCPA(Houston – November 15, 2012) John H Reagan High School began her quest for honors in this year’s UIL Academics season on October 20, winning the calculator applications, computer science, literary criticism, mathematics, number sense and social studies events.
Dante Vela, Argenis Uresti, Giovanni Gama, John Delgado and Sophie Sewall displayed a gallant show of team spirit to garner the calculator applications, mathematics and number sense events. John subsequently partnered Daniel Rivera to secure first place for the computer science team. In literary criticism, newcomer Gabriela Salcedo took first in the individuals category, helping the team beat other schools. Also stealing the limelight was the winning social studies team led by Rocio Zuniga and Sophie Marek.
Rocio also placed second in accounting, Sophie and Carol Hernandez were awarded the outstanding finalist award in current issues and events, and Jose Jimenez second in persuasive speaking. Overall, Reagan finished second behind Westside High School and ahead of Carnegie Vanguard High School.***REAGAN UIL ACADEMICS DISTRICT 21-4A CHAMPS(Houston - April 30, 2012) John H Reagan High School ended the 2011-2012 UIL Academics season on a bittersweet note, regaining the Overall Sweepstakes title at the District 21-4A competition from last year's winner Jefferson Davis High School. Numerous academic teams contributed to Reagan's overall score of 446, ousting Davis by a margin of 98 points.
Reagan's accounting, current issues and events, mathematics, science, social studies, and spelling and vocabulary teams won first place in their respective events after undeniably almost a year, or for some, years of hard work and perseverance. Under the stewardship of principal Connie Berger and dean of instruction Robert Michaels-Johnson, the school's UIL Academics participation and performance have been growing year after year. The academic success of the school is also made possible with generous funding by the school's active Parent Teacher Organization, tutelage by a cohort of dedicated UIL Academics, One-Act Play and Debate teachers, strong parental support, and earnest investment of time and effort by students in their academic future.
John H Reagan High School, earmarked by the Houston Independent School District for the incorporation of the rigorous, inter-disciplinary International Baccalaureate program, is located in the heart of the historic Heights region of Houston. It was founded in 1926 and currently houses the school district's Computer Technology Magnet Program.***