Book Fair is coming, start saving your money!!
The library will host a book fair from Monday, April 27 through Thursday, May 8. There will be a lot of books for sale and school supplies such as pens, pencils, erasers, etc. Hope to see you there!!!
In addition to the book fair, Poe is also having a Fair on Friday, May 1, from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. Several booths will be set up for your entertainment and your appetite!
Upcoming STAAR Testing Dates:
April 20th - 8th Gr. Math
April 21st - 7th Gr. Math & 8th Gr. Social Studies
April 22 - 6th & 7th Reading
No school on Friday, April 24.
Book Club for 3rd nine-weeks meets Tuesdays after school. New book selection is "The Lost Hero," by Rick Riordan. Come join us for our new book, a Science Fiction thriller!
Game Club meets in the Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. We have Yu-Gi-Oh!, Chess, Scrabble, Connect 4, and Checkers.
Sign-up for iData Portal and be able to see your students' grades online, keeping track of missing assignments. See Ms. Haney in the Library for assistance in signing up or call 228-1235 x 75423.
EDGAR ALLAN POE JUNIOR SCHOOL 1923-1960
In September 1923, the junior schools of San Antonio were organized to accommodate the pupils of grades six, seven and eight in order to relieve crowded conditions in both the elementary and high schools of the city. It was deemed desirable to set up in these schools a program of education especially designed to fit the peculiar needs of adolescent boys and girls.
According to Dr. Margaret Cantu, Professor at Our Lady of the Lake University, E.A. Poe was the first Junior High School west of the Mississippi River.
The first issue of the school paper, The Raven, was published on December 20, 1923.
On Friday, February 29, 1924, The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was organized.
Counselor added to Staff
Full-time services of a counselor were provided, and guidance and testing were stressed in planning each pupil’s progress. A small office was later provided for the school counselor.
President John F. Kennedy
On November 21, 1963, the students of Poe Junior High were taken from their normal classroom routine and lined up along the east side of the school building on New Braunfels. There they welcomed, waved and viewed President John F. Kennedy and his beautiful wife, Jackie as they drove north on New Braunfels towards the airport. From the airport President and Mrs. Kennedy boarded an airplane taking them to Dallas. The students at E.A. Poe Jr. High were among the last people to view our beloved President before his assasination the next day in Dallas. His las official act was to mark the opening a new Medical Facility at Brooks Air Force Base.
Former Student Sam Hurd
As San Antonians we are avid Dallas cowboys fans. One former Poe student, Sam Hurd, Professional Football Player for the Dallas Cowboys, attended Poe Middle School in 1998.
May 17, 1998 marked the day a new building was completed and classes began. The old Edgar Allan Poe Junior High School building was demolished and is now a parking lot.
In 1999 another event happened at E.A. Poe Middle School, Arnold Schwarzeneger (and later Governor of California) visited E.A. Poe Middle School rallying students to commit to physical fitness. He was well received and everyone enjoyed his presence and motivating speech in 2009-10.
Do You Know?
Do you know a tidbit of information we can add to our history? If you do, please contact our Librarian, Mrs. Nancy Hancy, with your suggestions.