Lanier Family Engagement
EOC / STAAR WEEK
STAAR Testing is here. We have been working hard with your kids to prepare for these tests, now they will have the opportunity to put all that hard work into practice. GO VOKS GO!!!
To help your student be successful on these exams, please make sure they:
- Get a good night's rest before their exam.
- Have a good breakfast, or get to school early enough for breakfast.
- Encourage them with positive praise!
Team Lanier--parents, students, and campus--we can do this! Our kids will be successful!
Click on the link below to view a message from Ms. Jennifer McColley, Lanier Testing Coordinator.
PROGRESS REPORT NIGHT & FRESHMAN PARENT NIGHT
On Wednesday, December 6th, parents of students in grades 10-12 will receive their child's progress report. Administration, teachers, and staff will be on site to answer any questions, concerns, or share success stories.
Parents/guardians of Freshman students are required to attend a family meeting and pick up progress reports with school staff on December 6th at 5:30 P.M. at the Band Hall. Building school to home partnerships, support, and two-way communication is a top priority. Working together, we can ensure 4 years of academic success.
December 5-8 EOC STAAR Testing
December 6 Progress Report Night Grades 10-12 5:30-7:00 P.M. School Cafeteria
December 6 Freshman Parent NIght and Progress Report Night Grade 9 5:30 P.M. Band Hall
December 7 Mariachi Winter Performance 7:00 P.M. Lanier Cafeteria
December 11 Dance and Spirit Winter Show 7:00 P.M. LAC
December 12 Choir Concert 6:00 P.M. Lanier Cafeteria
December 12 SAISD Food Distribution Alamo Stadium 9:00 A.M.
December 13 Student Early Release Day 1:15 P.M.
December 13 Band Winter Performance Lanier Cafeteria 6:00 P.M.
December 14 Orchestra Winter Concert Lanier Cafeteria 6:00 P.M.
December 18 - January 2 Winter Break
Classes Resume January 3, 2024
SAISD FOOD DISTRIBUTION
ON SALE NOW
Yearbooks may be purchased throughout the school year. The cost is $75 through January 26, 2024. The "deadline" for buying yearbooks really never ends until all copies are sold! However, prices will continue to go up with time!
For more information, contact Ms. Kayla Dausin, Yearbook Sponsor
ORDER YOUR PICTURES TODAY
School pictures are ready!
To order, log in to your account on mylifetouch.com or create an account using your t's child's I.D. number.
All families can also log on and order a FREE Digital SmileSafe card.
Click the link below to begin your order.
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
FAFSA Applications open in December
What You Need To Know Now
The 2024–25 FAFSA form will expand eligibility for federal student aid.
610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds will be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grants due to updates to student aid calculations.
Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to get an early estimate of what your federal student aid could be after submitting the new form.
The 2024–25 FAFSA form will offer a new, streamlined user experience for students and their families.
Applicants will be able to skip as many as 26 FAFSA questions, depending on their individual circumstances. Some applicants will need to complete as few as 18 questions, taking less than 10 minutes.
Watch our “2024–25 FAFSA FAQs” playlist to better understand what’s changed on the new form.
CLASS OF 2024 SENIOR NIGHT
PICTURES WITH SANTA
This family event is offered FREE to the community and is our way of giving back to the community by providing photos with Santa, playing games, making crafts and sharing the holiday spirit. This will be our 7th year to host this event and we know it will continue to be a success as it brings our community together.
MANAGING STRESS OVER THE HOLIDAYS
To help make the most of your festivities, Neda Gould, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Mindfulness Program at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares some mindful tips.
Can good be good enough? “As we gear up for the holidays, we often set the bar impossibly high for ourselves and then feel upset when our celebrations don’t live up to expectations,” says Gould. Before you start preparing, acknowledge that things may not go exactly as planned. “It’s OK if it’s not perfect. Imperfection is healthy and normal. For some of us, it might just take a little practice,” reminds Gould.
Don’t Lose Sight of What Really Counts
With long lines and nasty traffic, the holidays can get hectic. When overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle, ask yourself:
- Even if this moment seems stressful, can I find a way to make it pleasant? Connect with someone else in line with a compliment or kind gesture, or notice what’s around you with fresh eyes and an open mind.
You can’t change how others act during the stresses of the holiday season, but you can change how you respond to situations:
- Respond With Kindess
- Keep in mind that the holidays are especially difficult for those who are alone. See if you can extend an act of kindness to those you know are without family and friends during this time of year.
- If things do get tense with someone, take a few deep breaths. “Those few breaths can shift things and give you new perspective,” says Gould.
“Typical New Year’s resolutions set you up for failure,” warns Gould. If you want to better yourself in the New Year, follow these tips for success:
- Be kind to yourself. If you didn’t achieve last year’s resolution or stray from the path this time around, let it go. “We often contrive these stories (‘I’m never going to quit smoking!’) that only add to our distress,” says Gould. “With practice, we can notice this self-critic, let go of that negativity and pick our goals back up without the guilt or shame.”