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!
Happy New Year! School is back in session and the activities and events are abundant and the learning is in full swing.
We are currently working on writing long-range plans for technology, transportation and facilities. We are working with Region 13 in writing an effective and meaningful long-rang facilities plan. We have a goal to get a good picture of our facilities needs and conditions. With that information, we will move forward with a plan that meets our needs and prepares for future needs. I will keep the community and the district updated as we move forward with the process.
We are also working with our emergency Operations committee to evaluate our safety and security plans for the district. We will be establishing a drill calendar and new processes and procedures for security incidents. Ensuring the safety and security of the students at LISD is a priority, and we will continue to strive for continual improvements in all of our safety protocols.
We are still working on the curriculum audit at the secondary campuses, and we should have reports ready for the audit by mid-spring. We will continue to work across the district to ensure the very best instruction in all of the classrooms at LISD. What we do in the classrooms every day with your students is our priority.
If I can do anything to assist you or your student, please do not hesitate to contact me.
IT’S A GREAT DAY TO BE AN EAGLE!!
Dr. Tonya Knowlton