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Superintendent's Monthly Message Archive

2018

October 2018

 

Fall is here! The cooler temperatures and the crispness in the air is a refreshing change to those days in August. We are busy at LISD this month with lots of activities and events. We
have a couple of ½ days built into the calendar for this month, and I want to make sure everyone understands the calendar committee’s intent for those days. The first early release was on October 12 th , and that day is the last day of the 9 week grading period. That afternoon was used to allow teachers time to finish grading and entering grades for report cards. Teachers are stretched so thin with the number of tasks they are expected to do, and this day gives them time to get everything done without taking their personal time to do it. The second early release is scheduled for October 19 th , and that will be a day that everyone, including the staff will leave early. When the committee was planning the calendar, there was a discussion about the loyalty and spirit that this community has, and the way we all travel and support the Eagles. This year we are in a UIL district that requires us to drive 2 hours to a couple of our opponents. The early release on October 19 th was created to allow all students and staff the time to get to the game. We will have another football early release in November, when we
have to travel another long distance.
 
Congratulations to our band!! On October 13 th , they competed in the band marching contest at Blinn. They received “Best Band”, “Best Color Guard” and “Best Drum Major”! We are so proud of these students and the directors! They will compete in the UIL Marching Contest on October 20 th in Giddings.

Our student athletes are showing out this season all the way around. We have had some dedicated runners in cross country, some great volleyball matches and some fierce and hard- fought football games. Our varsity volleyball team is moving quickly towards a spot in the play- off, and our varsity football team should be right behind them with their own play-off adventure. We are so proud of the way these students represent the district!

October has been declared as School Principals’ Month! I would like to extend my gratitude to our principals. These men and women work tirelessly to manage and lead the campuses at LISD. They are all passionate and dedicated to the success of the students and the staff. We are seeing great things at all of the campuses, and I am so proud to get work beside them as they work daily to make this district AWESOME! Thank you Ms. Garrison, Mr. Johnson, Mr.
Ladd, Mrs. Smith, and Mrs. Wolf.
 
If I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN EAGLE!!!!

November 2018

November, a month to focus on the blessings we each have and to express gratitude for those things that bring us our happiness! I am thankful for a job that I love, in a wonderful community with co-workers who focus on students every day!  I appreciate the opportunity to serve the students and the staff at LISD!!

 

This month we move quickly towards those school holidays, but with lots of activities and events.  Our football team is still moving on and working hard as we start the play-offs the week of November 12-16.  Watch for updates of specific dates and times of games.  Our girls’ basketball season begins this month.  We play Lady Eagle basketball weekly on Tuesday and Friday nights, with a couple of tournaments thrown in the mix during the weekends.  LISD will host our annual boys’ and girls’ basketball tournament November 29-December 1st.  Come out and support your EAGLES!!

 

We have moved our regular monthly board meeting to November 5th due to a required training for me and the board that is scheduled on November 12th.  The public is always welcome at the board meetings.  We begin each month at 6:30.  We also have a DEIC meeting this month on November 14th at 4:00.  If you are on this committee, mark your calendars.  We will be having a lockdown drill on Thursday, November 8th across the district.  We will be working with local law enforcement to identify ways we can become more effective and efficient with our safety and security procedures. 

 

This year, we will have a week off for the Thanksgiving holidays.  Students and staff will observe the holiday from November 19th-23rd.  I hope each of you spends lots of time with your family and friends and enjoys every minute with a thankful heart.  My girls will be joining us here for the Thanksgiving holidays this year, and I can’t wait to show them how awesome this community is. I am so very thankful, incredibly grateful and unbelievably blessed.  I wish each of you a Happy Thanksgiving full of great food, lots of laughter and memories too many to count!

 

IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN EAGLE!!!!