Newsletter - Looks Back and Looks Forward

LHS Pirate News Issue 3 is out now. In this issue Ms Zavala looks back at the year and reviews senior awards, the athletics department provides important dates for athletes and a there is a message from the Counselor's Corner.

Posted on May 31, 2017 .

Robotics Teams Fare Well

Lytle High School had two teams competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge Somerset League Championship on Saturday. Both teams had a strong presence at the event doing well on the field and by assisting several teams.

Posted on January 30, 2017 .

PREP: San Antonio Prefreshman Engineering Program - Register in January!

What is PREP?  PREP is a mathematics-based academic enrichment program that emphasizes the development of abstract reasoning and problem-solving skills, and helps students prepare for careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  The program includes course work, team projects, class presentations, examinations, career awareness speakers, field trips, and special events. PREP is offered over the course of seven weeks for up to four summers; sutdnets may reapply each year. High school elective credit is awarded for each successfully completed year of PREP.

Who:  any 6th through 10th grade student

When:  June 12 through July 27, daily Monday-Thursday.

Where: college campuses throughout San Antonio (transportation is not provided)

Cost:  $300

Deadline to Apply:  January 31, 2017

Apply Online:

Posted on December 12, 2016 .

Band Marches to First Division!

Saturday, the HS Band competed in the Cotulla "Cowboy Round-up" Marching Festival, going head-to-head against two great 4A bands from Carrizo Springs and Robstown.  Although we finished third behind these two bands, it was a great day and a huge step forward for the band as we earned the caption awards for "Best Brass" and "Best Colorguard" in the 4A classification.

 Even more importantly, the band received 1st Division ratings from all three of the judges.
With two weeks until UIL, the band will be working hard to try to earn a 1st division in Hondo on October 15th, which would qualify us for our first trip to UIL Area Marching since 2010.

This Saturday, the band will compete at the Harlandale Marching Festival in San Antonio.  Performance time is set for 1:50.  We would love to see you there!

Posted on October 3, 2016 .

Teacher Thanks Deputy Finnerty for Presentation

Life 101 teacher, Frank Hernandez, would like to give a big thanks to Deputy Finnerty for coming and discussing the everyday livelihood of law enforcement. With the negative media coverage as of late, it was important for my Life class to see the value and importance of these men and women in uniform. Once again thank you Deputy Finnerty and the fine job you do on a daily basis.

Posted on September 29, 2016 .

Parent iPad 101 September 29th

Thursday, September 29th, 6 pm

High School Library


This session will provide parent’s an overview of their child’s school issued Ipad: how to access and monitor student use.  Please bring the following to the meeting:

1.    Your child’s school issued Ipad

2.    Your child’s Passcode (to unlock the Ipad)

3.    Your child’s Apple I.D. info: username and password

Posted on September 29, 2016 .

Lytle Pirates vs Bandera Bulldogs: Hill Country Nation Game of the Week

J.R.Alexander’s Hill Country Nation Game of the Week will be the Lytle Pirates at the Bandera Bulldogs Friday August 26th, 2016. Friday Night’s Game will air on Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 8am on KERV 1230AM and online at Visit for game details. Play by Play with J.R.Alexander.  Be sure to download the Free KERV 1230AM App on your smartphone and listen to the Game of the Week this Saturday at 8am. Just search KERV 1230AM in your App store.

Posted on August 25, 2016 .

LHS Robo Pirates showcase talents at 1st ever UIL State Robotics Championships

This past week, the Robo Pirates from Lytle High School competed in the 1st ever UIL State Robotics Championship in Austin. Unlike other UIL events, our team was competing against schools of all classifications. 

Our team ranked 5th in our division at the end of the qualification matches and earned a spot in the eliminations. As an alliance captain, the Robo Pirates (partnered with two other teams) lost in the semifinals to the eventual winner of our division and the overall runners-up. 

It has been an incredible season for our program and an experience these students will not soon forget.  We want to thank everyone for the amazing support you have showed us. This team can't wait to get started on next season's challenge!

Here is a link if you would like more info about the event:

Posted on August 4, 2016 and filed under Good News.

New program aims to maintain student pride and health

It is always a great source of pride when our students represent the Lytle community well.  From our athletes to the band and from UIL academic teams to the robotics team, our kids do us proud on a regular basis. It is a valuable life lesson to know that “who you are” (what you stand for) is even more important than if you win.

The district believes it is important for our kids to feel that representing the Lytle community is a privilege. And with privileges come responsibilities.  Beginning this fall, students who have the privilege of participating in extra-curricular activities and those that want to drive to school may be subject to random drug screening. This new board policy will give us more reason to say, “We are Pirate Proud.”

For more information on the new program, the following documents will be made available at Lytle High School as well as the Document Vault in the Parent Info section of



Posted on August 1, 2016 .