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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Our Lady of Guadalupe

Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and relief.

Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever-Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow.

O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health, and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more.

O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen

2018 Semester Exam Schedule Exams
October 2018 Events October 2018
Follow the Schedule Night

Please join us for Follow The Schedule Night beginning at 6:00 PM on September 5th. Take the opportunity to travel through your child's schedule and meet the teachers. Door prize tickets will be given to all parents that attend and a raffle drawing will take place at the end of the evening. The winner will receive 2 one day passes to Sea World San Antonio.

Chili's Give Back Night Chili's Flyer

Please join us on September 1st for our Chili's Give Back Night fundraiser.

Gerald Lugaresi Selected as New Principal of JDA New Principal
Senior Salute: Emily Caceres Emily
Senior Salute: Roland Cardoza Roland
Senior Salute: Maria Del Castillo Lozano Maria DC
Senior Salute: Klarissa Flores Klarissa
Senior Salute: Daniela Garcia Daniela
Senior Salute: Sara Paola Guerra Rubi SP Guerra
Senior Salute: Juan Ibarra IV Johnny
Senior Salute: Maria Mayorga Kintanar Gabby
Senior Salute: Naomi Perez Naomi
Senior Salute: Ana Pulido Ana Pulido
Senior Salute: Mike Ramirez Mike
Senior Salute: Valeria Riveron Valeria
Senior Salute: Sonia Saldana Sonia
Senior Salute: Ashton Schelstrate Ashton Schelstrate
Senior Salute: Anna Soria Anna Soria
Class of 2018 Senior Salutes: Kamyla Trevino Kamyla Trevino
JDA to be Represented at Prestigious Girls State Kayla
Freshman Earning Honors Through FFA Lauren Rivera and Heifer
JDA to Send Two Students to Boys State Texas Boys State
TAPPS Basketball Playoffs Set basketball

Boys play at home Saturday afternoon; Girls to play Tuesday 

Merry Christmas from Juan Diego Academy 2017 JDA Christmas Card
Lady Lions Host TAPPS 3A Regional Playoff Basketball

Game will be played Tuesday at 2:30 in the gym

Merry Christmas from JDA! JDA Christmas Card
Rounding out the Staff

Caballero, Delgado, Schmelzle bring strong faith, mix of youth and life experiences to JDA


Come at 8:15 and help us take back our campus

E-News: Thursday, August 20, 2015
School Picture Day

Student pictures will be taken on the morning of Friday January 11th, 2019.

Noche de Rosas - Gala Information Gala Letter

Please join us for our Annual Gala event taking place on campus November 3rd, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM. If you are considering a sponsorship please see the attached files and turn them in to the office.

National Day of Giving for Catholic Schools: January 30 NCEA Day of giving Image
JDA Hosts Professional Theatre Production about St. Therese of Lisieux Therese Play
JDA Drama Club Presents "John Lennon and Me" Playbill

Special dinner theatre added to November 11 performance

GALA 2017: A Night of Roses Gala Invite
Gala Information, Wish List, Sponsorship, and Acquisition Forms Nautica Logo
Spring Festival 2016: Sponsorships and Run/Ride Registration
E-News: Thursday, August 13, 2015
E-News: Thursday, July 2 , 2015
Building a Legacy

Basketball Parent's Night 1/15/19

Please join us in supporting our boys and girls basketball teams as we recognize their parents at our games beginning at 5:30 PM on Tuesday January 15th.

Sponsorship Form Sponsorship Form
Catholic Schools Week 2018 CSW Image 2018
Stories Make Community: Alumni Spotlight Stefan Lin

Juan Diego Academy and Our Journey of Faith

Drama Club Advances to State One-Act Play Competition Play Cast

Performs November 16 in Kerrville

Guerra is JDA's First National Hispanic Scholar Sara Paola Guerra
Stories Make Community: Peggy Leal (Margaret '15) Leals

Alumni parents share stories of their JDA experience

Summer Office Hours

Open Monday-Thursday from 9-4; closed on Fridays. Have a great summer!

Eagle Scout Project Rebuilds A Campus Symbol Joseph Seiba
Spring Festival Orientation Slide Show
Second Quarter A Honor Roll Second Quarter A Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students that made the honor roll for the second quarter!

Acquisition Form Acquisition Form
Spring Festival 2018 Spring Fest Poster
First La Lomita Golf Tournament to Benefit JDA La Lomita Golf Tournament Info
Homecoming 2018: Faith and Family Homecoming Flyer

Alumni Mass and reception set for January 3

Phi Theta Kappa Honors Ibarra Juan Ibarra

Senior becomes first to receive honor at JDA

Stories Make Community: Serapio Cantu '16 & Mom Serapio
Lunch Menu: August August Lunch Menu
First 81 Graduates Punctuate Seven Years of Success as New School Year Begins College Map
Welcome Monica Benitez Benitez

New JDA Athletic Director brings passion for ministry through sports

The Lion's Roar: May, 2017 The Lion's Roar

Our periodic newsletter on the happenings at JDA:

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Juan Diego Academy Announces Top Academic Honors for Class of 2017 JDA Vals & Sal 2017
Spanish Teacher Aims High Andrea Lozano
Lions Hit the Track Mascot image
Lions Basketball Update bBall
Lions Basketball Update JDA Lion
JDA Blood Drive Gives Students Another Opportunity to Serve Blood Drive
Communication is Key at JDA’s Teacher Inservice

by JDA Journalism Students

Second Quarter A and B Honor Roll Second Quarter A and B Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students that made the honor roll for the second quarter!


Rolex Watch Raffle Tickets Rolex Raffle Tickets

Tickets are available for a raffle of a Men's or Women's Rolex Watch. Tickets cost $100 and are limited to 100 tickets only! Winner need not be present to win and tickets can be purchased over the phone while supplies last.

Top Academic Honors Announced for Class of 2018 2018 Val & Sal
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Elsa Zamora Elsa
JDA Students March for Life Prtolife pic
JDA Senior Attends White House Christmas Ball White House Christmas Party Quintanillas
Juan Diego Academy students to attend Presidential Inauguration Presidential inauguration
Sophomore Pumpkin Drive A Success pumpkin drive
Yearbook Positions for Next Year

Students wishing to take the Yearbook course next fall are invited to apply for one of the leadership positions in its production.

Classes Cancelled Friday for TAPPS State Finals
Golf Tournament 2019 Golf Tournament Poster
E-News Newsletter
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Marcelo Tijerina Marcelo
JDA Welcomes Back Alumni Homecoming group pic
School Comes Together to Celebrate Blessings Thanksgiving
JDA Quiz Bowl Takes 2nd, Qualifies for Nationals JDA Quiz Bowl Team 2016-2017
E-News E-News Image
Moving Forward

Staff changes and additions underline commitment to faith and educational excellence

Golf Tournament Brochure Golf Tournament Brochure
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Ray Thomas Ray
JDA Moms, Students Build Community with Cookies Cookie Delivery to Border Patrol
JDA’s Drama Club Competes in One-Act Play Competition Drama Cast and Crew 2016
Paulina Camara Honored With Hispanic Heritage Youth Award Paulina Camara
Enriquez Joins JDA Faculty Eric Enriquez
Daily Announcements Daily Announcements
E-News: Thursday, April 9 , 2015
E-News: Thursday, April 2 , 2015
January Basketball Practice Schedule
Basketball Practice Schedule for December
JDA’s Long, Garza Top All- District 6-1A Team
JDA Volleyball Featured on Channel Five
E-News: Thursday, October 30
E-News: Thursday, October 16
E-News: Thursday, October 9
Tickets Booked for State
E-News: Thursday, September 4
Med Tech Tournament Champions
August Soccer Practice Schedule
Golf Tournament Registration Form Golf Tournament Registration Form
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Kelsey Silva Kelsey
JDA Honors Fr. Greg Kuczmanski with Spirit Award Fr. Greg K.
A New Tradition Praying the rosary Friday Morning at JDA
Senior Salute: Shelsea Ramirez
JDA Lady Lions Receive Post-Season Recognition
Tradition, Community and Superheros Headline this year's Citrus Parade.
January Practice Schedule
December Basketball Practice Schedule
Long, Ayala, Garza Lead Way at RGV Volleyball All-Star Showcase
Lions Earn Top TAPPS District 4-1A Honors
Catholic Diocese of Brownsville Celebrates 50th Anniversary

by JDA Journalism Class


It's the shape of things for Schultz at JDA

JDA Draws an ACE

New AP Physics Teacher first of a kind for school

A Special Thank You From Athletic Director Vic Garza
Second Entrance Exam Scheduled
E-News: Thursday, February 19 , 2015
E-News: Thursday, January 29, 2015
E-News: Thursday, November 13
E-News: Thursday, November 6
Lions Clinch Volleyball District Crown
JDA Students Earn National Honor

Avila, Camara named AP Scholars

E-News: Thursday, October 2
August Volleyball Practice Schedule
New Bus Arrives

A larger and more traditional-looking school bus will be waiting for JDA students at St. Joseph in Edinburg and Our Lady of Sorrows in McAllen on the first day of school Monday, August 18.

Going Full Time

Guzman and Perez add courses and presence to JDA School Community                   

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Gildardo Sanchez Gil
Senior Salute: Diego Quintanilla
Garza, Lee Headline Boys Basketball District Honors
Our Very Own Emeralds
Garcia Achieves Eagle Rank
Emeralds Dance Team Practice Schedule

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4:15 to 5:30 PM in the cafeteria.

Fall Lock-in 2015

Click here to find the Parent Information Letter and Permission Form for the 2015 Fall Lock-in!

September Practice Schedule
Second Chance

Sanchez makes most of opportunity to finish at JDA

E-News: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Basketball Schedule
Masterminds Team Wins Big to Open Season
Volleyball Team Wins TAPPS Region One Title
Volleyball Team On A Mission

Opening wins and tourney performance fuel early success, high expectations

New Librarian Will Focus on R&R

Research and resources to be hallmarks of “new” library 

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Daniela Salinas Daniela
Senior Salute: John Perez
November Athletics Practice Schedule
JDA Juniors Embark on First Steps towards Post High School Education

by JDA Journalism Class

The Right Place to Be

Rocha’s “calling” to be at JDA one she’ll never regret

E-News: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Long and Lady Lions Prosper with Awards and Bi-District Championship
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Marco Salas Marco
Senior Salute: Joika Munoz
Hope Fulfilled

Prats realizes dream of studying fashion in Italy

Garza, Lee Earn Top District 6-1A Boys Honors
UPDATED: February Basketball Practice Schedule
Registration Information: 2015-2016
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Sarah Ruiz Sarah
Senior Salute: Jasmine Long
Late February Practice Schedule
The Eagle Has Landed

Mickunas grounded in service and devotion

AP Exam Schedule 2015
Juan Diego Academy Boys Basketball Wins First District Championship
Girls Soccer Schedule
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Diana Rodriguez Diana
Senior Salute: Stefan Lin
Fresh Start

Mejia finds herself at JDA

Spring Lock-In Friday Evening, May 15
JDA Lady Lions Earn TAPPS District 6-1A Co-Championship; Will Host Bi-District Game
E-News: Thursday, February 5, 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Randy Rabanal Randy
Senior Salute: Derek Janik
Student of Integrity

Manrique’s JDA journey balances knowledge, reason, and faith

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Mia Quintanilla Mia
Senior Salute: Sergio Gutierrez
Right From The Start

Leal proud to be part of legacy for future generations

E-News: Thursday, April 30 , 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Amanda Pechero Amanda P
Camara earns prestigious National Award in Writing
Humble Servant

Klement comes to understand herself through serving others

E-News: Thursday, February 12 , 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Mauricio Marcos Mau
Juan Diego Academy shines at TAPPS state track meet
A Sense of Awe and Wonder

Ibarra looks back gratefully, looks forward hopefully

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Gabriela Manrique Gabby Manrique
Senior Salute: Arleen Garza
Serious Fun

Guerra did it all with humor and his own unique style.

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Ellie Kittleman Ellie Kittleman
Senior Salute: Ben Garcia

Gracia conquers new world and new culture to get to college

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Kayla Hickle Kayla Hickle
Senior Salute: Nozomi Garcia Goo
Coachable and Capable

Gaona beats odds & fulfills college dream

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Rauvey Garcia Rauvey Garcia
Senior Salute: Madalyn Flores
Extraordinary Minister of Change

Flores becomes her own person on the way to college

E-News: Thursday, May 7, 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Ruben Hernandez Ruben hernandez
Senior Salute: Amber Donaldson
A JDA Original

Charles blends sense of humor, quest for self-confidence into four year high school journey.

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Samantha Guerra Samantha Guerra
Senior Salute: Monica Coronado
Ending on a Good Note

Camara’s musical and athletic abilities paved way for future musicians and athletes

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Mary Graham Mary Graham
Senior salute: Esteban Cepeda
Stepping Out

Avila accepts and embraces call to lead her class

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Priscilla Gracia Priscilla Gracia
Senior Salute: Osbel Cardenas
Never Give Up

Amador rises to meet challenge of college prep and thrives

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Nathaniel Garza Nate Garza
Senior Salute: Ariana Castillo
E-News: Thursday, May 21, 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Rachel Gonzalez Rachel Gonzalez
Senior Salute: Diana Cano Ruiz
E-News: Thursday, May 14 , 2015
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Juan Garcia Juan
Senior Salute: Serapio Cantu
Juan Diego Academy Announces Valedictorian and Salutatorian of First Graduating Class

Leal, Ibarra garner top academic honors in class of firsts

SENIOR SALUTE '17: Morgan Forshage Morgan
Senior Salute: John Bodden, Jr.
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Samantha Fonseca Samantha Fonseca
Senior Salute: Madeline Ayala
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Nathaniel Dyer Nathaniel
Senior Salute: Isaac Alvarez
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Veronica Cantu Vero
Senior Salute: Nami Akazawa
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Linda Cantu Linda
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Paulina Camara Paulina
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Enrique Arredondo Kike
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Amanda Arevalo Amanda Arevalo
SENIOR SALUTE '17: Oscar Anaya Oscar Anaya
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