13-14 Bell Schedule

Professional Development

Attitude, Honor, and Safety Presentation

Daily Announcements

Congratulations Miguel Madrigal, Jr for receiving the LCC Nursing Assistant Program Merit Award and the Mary Alice Lopez Award.

National Nurses Appreciation Week: Thank you AHS nurses!

Ms. Lerma's class attends a Mock Trial day at Judge Oscar J. Hale's Court

J.B. Alexander Freshman competes in Regional UIL Spelling Competition at UTSA

Ruben Andrew Riojas, a freshman student at J.B. Alexander in Laredo, Texas competed in UIL Spelling competition at UTSA on May 2, 2014 and achieved a 5th place out of 89 participants comprised mainly of seniors.

He is the only Laredo student in this Spelling competition event that has been selected as an alternate for State competition to be held in Austin at the University Of Texas this month of May.

Ruben is the son of proud parents Ruben and Theresa Riojas, brother to loving sister Victoria Riojas, grandson to the late Ignacio Riojas and Teresa Riojas of Laredo and Dr. Alberto Olivares and Norma Olivares of Kingsville, Texas.

AHS Winners!

From Left to Right : Adam De La Garza, Caitlin Laurel, Renee Amesquita, and Alfredo Arias

   Bi-District Baseball   
     Alexander vs Edinburg:     

      Game 1 - Thursday May 1st 8:30 pm @ Uni-Trade Stadium      

         Game 2 - Friday May 2nd 8:00 pm @ Uni-Trade Stadium          

        *Game 3 - Saturday May 3rd 11:00 am
@ SAC                              

Mr. Rick Aguilar class collected and donated baskets to Prada Elementary school students

Congrats! Cody signs with LCC to play Tennis

Left to right: Sandra Arnold (Mom), Cody Arnold (Honoree), Henry Estrella (Coach), Jaime Donjuan(Coach).
Cody signs with Laredo Community College to play Tennis starting Fall 2014 for their 2 year program.

Library Winner! Wins Kindle Fire.

AHS student Teodoro Silva who was our grand prize winner of a new Kindle Fire. Silva participated in our National Library Week read-in, and he was our lucky recipient. 


Mandatory TSI / HB1 Parent Meeting

Attention parents of 10th Grade Students:

If you your son/daughter qualifies for the HB1 (TAMIU) program for next year, there will be a mandatory HB1 meeting on:

Date:       Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Time:       6:00 PM
Place:      Alexander High School Cafeteria

If your son/daughter has a grade point average of 3.1 or higher and is interested in taking college classes through the HB1 program, you must attend this informative meeting.  Please call your child’s 10th grade counselor if you have any questions.



Junta obligatoria de padres de familia de TSI/HB1


Atención padres de familia de estudiantes de décimo grado:

Si su hijo/a califica para el programa de HB1 (TAMIU) para el año siguiente, habrá una junta obligatoria del programa HB1:

Fecha:     el martes 15 de abril del 2014
Hora:       6:00 PM
Lugar:     Cafetería de la preparatoria Alexander

Si su hijo/a tiene un promedio de 3.1 o más alto y está interesado/a en tomar clases de colegio por medio del programa HB1, su asistencia es requerida para la junta sobre la información del programa.  En caso de alguna pregunta favor de llamar al consejero/a de su hijo/a.

John B. Alexander Golf Team

Left to right: Conner Wilkinson 1st place-District Champion
Rene Rangel 3rd in district regional qualify

Congratulations AHS  Criminal Justice Club!

J. B. Alexander High School Criminal Justice Club participated in the Skills USA Texas Championship Skills and Leadership Conference held in Corpus Christi this past week. Skills USA Quiz Bowl 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place district team winners from throughout Texas were eligible to participate. Quiz Bowl participants David Castillo, Erick Vega, Diego Serna, Mauricio Rincon, and Fermin Alfaro made it to the final round and as a result, were ranked one of the top 10 state teams competing in this event. Crime Scene Investigator’s 2nd and 3rd place district team winners from throughout Texas were eligible to participate in the CSI Technical Test event. Rebecca Villalobos placed 3rd and won a bronze medal in this event. 

National Honor Society Applications for 10th & 11th graders found in student resources.

Download and print application.
Deadline is April 11th before 4:00pm in room 206.

NHS Adviser: V. Villarreal, Co-Adviser: J. Ramos

UISD Congratulates Ayeesha Mohammed on advancing to state swim meet!
United ISD sent its largest group of participants to this years UIL Regional meet in Brownsville, but only one swimmer Ayeesha Mohammed, Sophomore of Alexander, advanced to State meet in Austin. She took two gold medals in Saturday?s regional swim meet in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard butterfly. She is the only Laredo Athlete to advance to the UIL State meet in Austin, on February 21 and 22 at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. This year marks her second year in a row to qualify for the State meet.

Boys Basketball Parent Night 2014.

Left to right: Gabriel Sanchez, Rudy Gaona, Patrick Conno and Wayo Salinas.

Congrats Science Fair Students!!!

Front Row,

Mrs. Barrera,  Jacqueline Rosas, Jessica Mireles, Miguel Dominguez, Valeria Valdez, Dannika Rodriguez, Araceli Reyes, Timothy Jolley, Tommy Rodriguez.

Back Row,

Renato Ramirez, Danny Valdez, Juan Pena, Jonathan Lacroix.

Mrs. Barrera, Veronica Villarreal, Rebecca Lopez, Miguel Dominguez (Grand Champion),  Valeria Valdez (2nd Place Winner) Maria Rodriguez.

Congratulations to Avran Perez Tax Prep Certified in all four levels!
At the start of the recent school year, Avran enrolled in the Financial Analysis class at Alexander High School. Avran, along with the rest of the class, trained in preparing income tax returns. At the end of the first semester all students, including Avran, passed the exam and were certified at the Basic level. Avran wished to further challenge himself and proceeded to pass the exams for Advanced, Military, and International certifications as well. To date, Avran is only local high school student to obtain all four tax preparation certifications.

Eduardo "Wayo" Salinas signs an acceptance letter into the United States Naval Academy.

Standing left to right:Dolores W. Barrera (Principal), Judd Gilpin (Board Member), Congressman Henry Cuellar, Roberto J. Santos (Superintendent)
Sitting left to right: Daniel Salinas(Eduardo's Father), Eduardo "Wayo" Salinas(honoree), Selika Salinas(Eduardo's Mother)

John B. Alexander 2014 Varsity Soccer Team

Coach: Daniel Hermosillo
Gilbert Moreno and Jesus Sandoval

The Oil and Gas Classes throughout the School District attended a Summit with Guest Speaker Senator John Cornyn

Left to right:  Teacher: Mr. Juan Lopez Moran
                   Ivan Vallina
                   Ricardo Ibarra
                   Hazel Quintanilla
                   Senator John Cornyn
                   Alexia Serna

John B. Alexander High School
7th in a row NCA Champions
Medium Intermidate High School 2014

AHS 2013 - 2014 Boys Basketball Team

Congratulations to J.B. Alexander Boys Soccer placed 3rd in the Brownsville Soccer Tournament!

New Bell Schedule

August 31 - (9 week courses)
September 7 - (18 week courses)

Parent signature required to add/drop AP or Pre AP Courses

Schedule changes will only be done if:
  • You are missing a class on your schedule
  • You are missing an extra curricular/athletic class
  • You are in a class you already obtained credit for
  • You are missing a class that you need to retake


  1. Change periods
  2. Change teachers
  3. Change lunch periods
  4. Change course that you requested

Bulldog Republic Parent Announcements

DAWGS Reminders!!

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Alexander Bulldogs


AHS Career Day

AHS Spirit Week!

Student Council and Mr. Moreno working on the fence during Spirit week.

AHS students participating the Pumpkin Carving Contest @ McDonalds on Jacaman


Congratulations Rebekah Hernandez!!!!
Rebekah Hernandez qualified for state!

AHS Band 5K Zombie Run

Congratulations to AHS Band students/parents!!!!

Congratulations to Cindy Ibarra, Yulissa Ibarra, Araceli Reyes!
Grand Prize Winners for Rio Grande International Study Center Contest "Agua es Vida"

The name of the work is: "Nuestro Rio, Nuestra Vida - Our River, Our Life" The painting emphasizes the importance of the Rio Grande in our daily lives and how we each are the caretakers of this magnificent and endangered river! The artwork is on display at the Center for the arts all this month. These paintings will be featured as the Logo for the Rio Grande International Study Center's 20th Anniversary next year.

Congratulations Armando Soto!

Armando talks about his experience as a Senate Page:

“Working on the Senate floor, witnessing history in the making, was easily the greatest experience of my life. My duties as a Page consisted of delivering legislative material within the Congressional Complex, taking messages for Members, calling them to the phone, preparing the Chamber for Senate sessions, and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. However, one of the most memorable highlights of my time in Washington was having lunch with Senator Cornyn, in the Senate Dining Room, as his invited guest. My career as a United States Senate Page not only fueled my passion for Government, but provided me with an opportunity to positively represent my community.”

Pictured: Armando Soto with Senator John Cornyn

For Being Recognized As A Regional Winner for
Kohl's Scholarship Competition

From the Principal

Dear Parents:
     I would like to welcome students and parents to our Alexander family. With an enrollment of nearly 3000 students and new classrooms, we continue to face the challenges which help to make us the best high school in South Texas.
     Because of our students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators we have a history of success. I hope to continue that tradition during my tenure as principal and look forward to working with you, your child, and your child’s teachers in order to make 2013-2014 the best school year ever. With your involvement and our enthusiastic staff, J. B. Alexander High School will continue to be the number one school in the district, the city, and the state.
     Education is our number one goal. Our teachers are among the best trained in the state, and every member of our staff is available to accomplish this goal.  Our faculty members work to create a well-rounded, knowledgeable student who is capable of continuing his education throughout life. Students are encouraged to get involved in their education, thereby making school a place where they feel welcome and safe.
     We also know that education does not stop when you leave the classroom. Athletics, band, and extracurricular clubs provide a balance to the academics. Coaches and sponsors give of their time and expertise in order to bring out the best in each participant. With your support, both at home and in the stands, we can create winners both in competition and in life, which is another goal to our success.

Today, 7/23/2014
High: 102 Low: 78
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/24/2014
High: 102 Low: 78
5% chance of precipitation.