CC Mason IB World School

Mason Memo - October 14, 2022

Who We Are

We at CC Mason IB World School collaborate to build a community of learners where ALL students are challenged to be knowledgeable, caring, and principled. Our mission is to produce globally-minded citizens who serve and lead our future.

CC Mason IB World School, School Board Spotlight, 10/13/22

Magic is happening in Mustang Nation! Check out our school spotlight from the Leander ISD School Board Meeting. You can fast forward to 9:20 and the feature is 10 minutes.

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CC Mason IB World School Welcomes, Amanda King, Counselor!

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the Mustang Family! Mrs. Amanda King will join Mustang Nation on Tuesday, 10/18! Mrs. King most recently served as a counseling intern for Charlotte Ann Cox Elementary in Leander ISD. Prior to serving as counseling intern, Mrs. King served as a substitute teacher, instructional assistant and taught Spanish in AISD.

Mrs. King's passion for making mental health a priority for both children and adults coupled with her desire to collaborate with others makes her an incredible addition to the Mustang Nation community.

We want to thank Heather Mossell for serving our Mustang community in the interim. Heather will continue to support Mason as Amanda makes the transition. Please join me in welcoming, Mrs. Amanda King and sharing gratitude for Ms. Heather Mossell.

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My name is Amanda King and I am thrilled to be joining CC Mason IB World School! I received my Bachelors of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and I am currently completing my Master’s degree in School Counseling at the University of Texas at Tyler. My career in education has included working as a classroom teacher, substitute, and instructional assistant.

My husband, Jason, and I have two sons, Jackson and Samuel, along with a very talkative parakeet. We are proud to call Cedar Park home and can’t imagine life anywhere else! In my free time, I love being active outdoors, reading, and traveling with my family.

I am passionate about helping others cultivate skills that promote mental well-being. My counseling philosophy is student-centered and solution focused. I believe that a comprehensive school counseling program addresses the whole child, supporting each student academically, socially and emotionally. It is my priority to partner with parents, teachers, and administration to ensure student success in and out of the classroom.

Boosterthon Results are IN!!!!!

Check out the results from our Boosterthon! Thank you to our community for your awesome support. We want to highlight that no matter your level of involvement or financial contribution, our entire community has been part of making this happen for our students. We are in the process of seeking district approval for the courtyard design and hope to break ground soon!
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Our TOP Classes to raise the most money are included below!


1st: Brzezinski ($5177.50)

2nd: Robillard ($4696.50)

3rd: Masiakowski ($4268.45)

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Important Dates

10/18 - ACE & VATRE Election Information Night

6:30-7:30 pm in Mason's Library

10/21 - First 9 Weeks Report Card

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Proposition A and B Elections

The ballot for this November’s federal, state, and local elections will include two propositions related to Leander ISD.

Proposition A is an Attendance Credit Election. Due to an increase in the level of property values per student in Leander ISD, the state is removing about $31.2 million from our district through the process known as recapture, or Robin Hood. If LISD voters approve Proposition A, the district will make its required recapture payment to the state. If Proposition A fails, the state will look for other ways to remove revenue from LISD. For example, the state could force some taxpayers in our district to start paying taxes to a different district instead of LISD.

Proposition B is a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election. By approving Proposition B, voters would ratify the tax rate set by the LISD Board of Trustees — a rate that is 6.24 cents lower than last year’s rate. Due to rising property values, the average tax payment would be about $38 per month higher than the average payment last year under Proposition B. Passage of Proposition B would generate an additional $32 million for academics in LISD, including teacher pay and the continuity of programs.

For much more information about these propositions, please visit You can also sign up for informational text-message updates by texting @LISDMoney to 81010. You can also text-message your questions to 512-399-0068.

Mason hosting Prop A/B Informational Night: 10/18 at 6:30 pm

Leander ISD Propositions A and B will be on the November ballot and Mason Elementary is hosting a district information session on Tuesday, October 18 at 6:30pm to provide background and answer any questions you might have. These are important propositions and they can be confusing, so please consider attending if you want more information.

Let's Learn with Bruce: Elections

In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.

Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).

We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 6:30pm, Facebook LIVE

  • Friday, Oct. 21 – 12pm at LISD LEO Conference Center

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)

Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.

We have provided a number of Prop A & B resources as well as voting information.

PTA Clothes Closet

The Leander ISD Council of PTAs Clothes Closet is owned and operated by the Leander ISD Council of PTAs and community volunteers. The purpose of the Clothes Closet is to provide gently-used school clothing and brand-new underwear and socks to our students residing in our school district. We have clothing for grades pre-K through the SELF 18+ Program (sizes 3T-4X for all genders). The only qualification for families to shop at the Clothes Closet is that their student reside within the Leander ISD boundaries. Our program has no income requirements and no vouchers are required. Click here to download a printable 2022-23 schedule in English and Spanish.

If you have any questions, contact us at

Join Mustang Nation in Exploring Different Cultures

Let’s explore cultures around the world this year! Each month you can learn about the culture of various places around the globe. If you participate in a project, your work will be featured at school for everyone to see. You will get your picture on the Culture Club Bulletin Board. Pack your bags, open your minds, and let’s become globally minded together!

***Click the link each month for activities

October in Thailand

Important Information

Counselor Needs Assessment

At the beginning of the year, it is best practice to engage in a counselor needs assessment. The informal assessment is a tool used for parents and staff to communicate individual needs of our students so that we know how to best support our community. The results of this assessment may be used to form lunch bunches, provide individual support, or open lines of communication so that parents feel they can partner with the school. If you feel your child needs any additional support from our school counselor, please take a moment to complete this form. If you have any questions, contact

Mason Elementary Counseling Needs Assessment

Food Program @ Mason

Mason has a food program for families! For interested families, weekend meal kits are sent home each Friday with students in bags the student can put in their backpacks. In addition, at-school snacks may also be provided. If you believe your student/family would benefit from the program, please fill out the form here. You can select weekend meal kits, snacks, or both. Please complete just one form for the family if you have multiple students at Mason, but please list all of their names on the form. Feel free to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns!

Attendance Reminders

Our Official Attendance Time is 8:15. Please note, this is an adjustment in time from previous years.

Absences should be reported in one of two ways:

1) Attendance email: / campus info tab / attendance / report an absence

2) Send a note (or doctor's note) when your student returns.

While we appreciate a phone call notification, a hard copy is still required to properly code the attendance record.

*School Dismissal Manager is used for transportation purposes only and is not the acceptable way to report an absence.

Home Access Center

Register for a HAC account to monitor grades, attendance, assignments. Also used to retrieve report cards and update information concerning your student. / campus info tab / home access center

Username: email address

Temporary Password: Leander1 (new users only)

If you are unable to log in or need your password reset, contact the school registrar for assistance:

School Hours

7:10-7:30 - Arrival and Breakfast

7:30 - School Starts

8:15 - Attendance Bell*

2:45 - School Ends

School Dismissal Manager

Please see the SDM Principal Letter 22-23 with important information regarding our on-line dismissal management system, School Dismissal Manager (SDM).
You should have received a message from SDM with parent credentials and will need to read the parent letter as well.

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