September 2018 - Monthly Recap

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Expect the Best, Expect Success!

Dear Parent/Guardian,


The month of September brought some great opportunities for classroom engagement and to connect with our community of parents, families and friends. Additionally, we marked College Go Get It Week and celebrated Grandparents Day. Some of you may have spent a little time on our campuses with your child for Muffins with Moms and Donuts with Dad!


What is your greatest hope for your child? What do you want to achieve? Let's make it happen together!


As always, we are proud to have your partnership and trust as we begin another school year!

News From the Lancaster ISD School Board of Trustees...

School Board Leadership Team for 2018-2019

In September, the Lancaster ISD School Board held the board officer elections.


  • Ellen Clark will continue her role as the School Board President.
  • LaRhonda Mays is now the Vice-President.
  • Rhonda Davis-Crawford is now the Board Secretary.

News From the Academic Services Team...

30 Days to Nominate - The Gifted and Talented Academy Nomination Period is Now Open!

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It’s that time of year again! Lancaster Independent School District will accept nominations for first through twelfth grade students from October 1, 2018 through November 2, 2018 for the gifted and talented program. A teacher, previous teacher, counselor, parent, administrator, or community person may nominate students. Students may also self-nominate. If a student has been previously identified as gifted, the child does not need to be re-assessed.


Beginning October 1, 2018, nomination materials may be picked up by parents or students in the counselor’s office of the student’s assigned school. The nomination form should be returned to the counselor’s office no later than November 2, 2018.


Students who are nominated will be contacted for assessment. A parent permission form will also be sent to the home. Following the assessment, the Admit, Review, Exit committee will identify students for whom the Gifted and Talented Program is an appropriate placement.

We Celebrate Our Class of 2018 All-STAARs

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The STAAR test can be daunting for both students and educators alike. This year, Superintendent Granger instituted the Lancaster ISD ALL-STAARs. This group is comprised of educators whose STAAR pass rate was 80% or greater. During this inaugural year, nearly 40 committed educators were inducted into the Class of 2018 ALL-STAARs. At Convocation, each inductee was presented with a shadow box, containing a certificate and medal. They also received personalized polo shirts.

3rd Grade

Christina Tyous – WME (Reading - 91%)

Latrice Cooks – WME (Reading - 91%)

Sherry Williams – WME (Math - 91%)

Derenda Bradford – WME (Math - 91%)

Maria Tenorio – HOU (Math - 91%)

Clara Cummings – RHE (Math - 80%)


4th Grade

Latoya Jones – WME (Math - 92%)

Danielle Davis – WME (Math - 88%)

Shannon Payne – WME (Reading - 82%)


5th Grade

Amber Mitchell – WME (Math - 95%)

Camillia Hardaway – BLE (Math - 96%)

Dametria Griffen – HOU (Math - 91%)

Simia Richardson – RHE (Math - 91%)

Tiffany Hilliard – RPM (Math - 89%)

Michael Edmond – PRE (Math - 85%)

Ayesha Hodges – RHE (Reading - 86%)

Shaun Carey – WME (Reading - 83%)

Kimbernique Coleman – RPM (Reading - 81%)

Kimberly Hawthorne-Campbell – WME (Reading - 80%)

Sondra Waller – BLE (Science - 80%)


6th Grade

Danielle Martin – GWC (Reading - 82%)

Bessie Smith – GWC (Math - 92%)


8th Grade

Danielle Akhidue – LMS (Reading - 88%)

Latosha Dawn – LMS (Reading - 81%)

Henry Cobbs – LMS (Algebra I - 100%)

Larry Walker – LMS (Algebra I - 98%)

Kourtnie Graves – LMS (Math - 95%)

Rhonda Lowery – LMS (Math - 90%)

Brandon Sinney – LMS (Math - 86%)

LaTanya Spragin – LMS (Science - 87%)

Robert Miller – LMS (Science - 80%)


Lancaster High School

Laura Jacobs – LHS (Algebra I - 85%)

Carl Looney – LHS (Algebra I - 82%)

Briana Peterson – LHS (Biology - 84%)

Leland Morrow – LHS (US History - 99%)

Dorothy Cooper – LHS (US History - 96%)

Patrick Kinney – LHS (US History - 86%)


Early College High School

Ashley Tippett – LSECHS (English I - 98%)

Jonathan Mullins – LSECHS (Algebra I - 100%)

Sarah Martindale – LSECHS (Biology - 100%)

Concord Church Donates to Lancaster ISD

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Each year, Concord Church donates to area school districts and Pastor Bryan Carter invites Superintendents to attend a worship service. This year, principals Cherish Pipkins, Yvonne Thornton, Willisa House, and Tatanisha Stevenson represented Lancaster ISD. At the end of the service, Principal Stevenson spoke on behalf of the district and accepted the $1000 donation.

Lancaster ISD Campus Academic Distinctions Increase to more than 130 this year!

Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD – The Lancaster Independent School District recently received its 2018 STAAR scores from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Based on the results, the school district and all campuses received the state’s accountability rating of “Met Standard.”


“It is exciting to share that our schools continue to perform at high levels,” Superintendent Elijah Granger said. “Our progress is undeniable, and in fact, we just missed the Texas Education Agency rating our district as a “B” by 1 percentage point.


The 2018 accountability scores were calculated from tests students took in December, March and May of the 2017-2018 school year. The district received 30 TEA Academic Distinctions—more than any school district or charter school in the Best Southwest area. Every Lancaster ISD school received an academic distinction with seven of the nine rated campuses receiving two or more distinctions. Two of the campuses received six distinctions which indicates that the campuses are among the top comparable schools in closing achievement gaps, college readiness and advanced performance. This is the fifth year in a row that the district’s campuses have all met standard.


When TEA released the ratings at the top of this school year, many people started comparing school district across the state.


“While it is notable to be aware of how those around us are performing, we remain focused on our students whom we serve and on providing the best possible educational opportunities,” Superintendent Granger said.


Elsie Robertson Lancaster Middle School received six distinctions and remains one of the highest performing middle school campuses in the Best Southwest. Principal Willisa House was excited when she saw the results.


“Without a doubt, LMS has a hard-working, dedicated staff, and it’s beautiful to see our hard work pay off,” she said. “I always say, ‘It can and will be done!’ With the right staff, who are passionate about the students we serve, we can and will accomplish great things.”


Although House is proud of the number of distinctions that her campus received, they fell just one shy of a total sweep.


“Much more is on the horizon for LMS,” she said. “Not only do we want to keep the momentum going, but we want to aim for that ‘Magnificent 7.’ In doing so, we will collaborate with parents, community, and the secondary campuses in Lancaster ISD.”

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Rosa Parks Millbrook Elementary principal Yvonne Thornton is starting her first year as the campus’ leader and said that she was excited to have the opportunity to lead a campus that received six academic distinctions.


“There’s a level of excitement I felt and continue to feel walking into leadership on a campus having received distinctions in all six areas of accountability,” she said. “I also feel that I have a daunting task set before me by my predecessor, Dr. Marlon Waites (the former principal of Rosa Parks Millbrook Elementary who now leads Pleasant Run Elementary in the district).”


But having received distinctions in every area does not mean that the campus is going to rest.


“Rosa Parks has work to do. It’s one thing to reach a certain level of distinction and be able to celebrate that success. It’s a totally different thing to maintain and exceed that level,” Thornton said. “We have to dig deeper into our student data and push for greater at all levels. We will continue to provide good instruction along with opportunities for critical thinking and problem-solving.”


Thornton said that she is optimistic about the possibilities.


“With this level of success, Rosa Parks also has a great opportunity to extend its base for parental engagement and academic support,” she said.


Gail Wright, who served as the Assistant Principal at West Main Elementary last year, now leads the campus as principal. She said that she was initially concerned about how the campus would perform academically.


“Being awarded five distinctions lets me know that we are on the right track,” she said. “We fell short in a couple of areas which cost us that sixth distinction. However, we have put the right people in the right places and streamlined some processes, so I am confident we will receive all six distinctions next year.”


Wright said that the year is already off to a great start.


“We are being very intentional when it comes to teaching a balanced curriculum and we plan to take advantage of every learning opportunity to ensure that we reach our goal for the 2018-2019 school year,” she said.


With the excitement of the recently-released distinctions, Lancaster ISD has much to look forward to as staff and students begin this school year. This year, the district’s theme is, “Expect the Best…Expect Success” and Superintendent Granger said that he wants the staff to approach their work with the expectation of success.


“In expecting the best, we will work with intention—with purpose—and make every action count,” he said. “We will focus on doing the right things, moment to moment and day to day. We will know what we are doing and why we are doing it.”

Lancaster ISD Campus Distinctions



Belt Line Elementary

Academic Achievement in Science,

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Postsecondary Readiness


Houston Elementary

Academic Achievement in Math

Pleasant Run Elementary

Academic Achievement in Reading


Rolling Hills Elementary

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness


Rosa Parks/Millbrook Elementary

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Academic Achievement in Reading

Academic Achievement in Science

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness


West Main Elementary

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Academic Achievement in Reading

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness


George Washington Carver 6th Grade STEM Learning Center

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Postsecondary Readiness


Elsie Robertson Lancaster Middle School

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Academic Achievement in Reading

Academic Achievement in Social Studies

Comparative Closing Performance Gaps

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness


Lancaster High School

Academic Achievement in Science

Academic Achievement in Social Studies

Lancaster ISD Commits to Starting College Savings Plans for Kindergarteners

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Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD – College admissions may seem far down the road when parents are getting their kindergarten students ready to start school. However, planning for the costs of college should not move too far down the road as well.


In Lancaster ISD, Superintendent Elijah Granger has committed to establishing 529 College Savings Accounts for 2018-2019 incoming kindergartners to assist parents with planning and saving for their child’s future.


“We are establishing a culture of success and excellence in Lancaster ISD schools and setting the expectation that when students graduate from high school, they will leave with choices and opportunities for post-secondary education,” Superintendent Granger said. “Creating the 529 Savings accounts reinforces the expectation to attend college, which will lead to parents and students making choices to positively impact their education.”


Research shows that children with $500 (or even less) in a college savings account are three times more likely to attend college and four times more likely to graduate.


“In Lancaster ISD, we change lives for generations to come,” Superintendent Granger said. “We believe that this initiative will help instill a college-ready mindset in all kindergarten students and assist their families with financial planning for their post-secondary education.”


While the district is still in the planning phases of this initiative and plans to launch it this spring, every kindergarten student enrolled by October is eligible. In addition, while the account will be opened by Lancaster ISD, parents may contribute to the account at any time and there will be incentives for students to earn additional money to contribute to their account throughout the school year.


“We want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to invest and create a plan for their post-secondary education,” Superintendent Granger said. “We hope to increase financial literacy for Lancaster ISD students and families.”


To kick-off the initiative, Lancaster ISD is using the $50,000 award money that it received last spring when H-E-B selected the district as its Excellence in Education Award winner.


“Without question, Lancaster ISD is providing first class educational experiences for the students and community at-large,” Superintendent Granger said.


While Lancaster ISD is pioneering this approach to college readiness, it has long been a leader in early learning for years and offers a full-day academic option for 3-year-olds providing early academic exploration and social development. According to data provided by Commit!, Lancaster ISD, has the highest Pre-K enrollment rates in Dallas County.


“With a quality early childhood education, a child’s mind works faster, makes more connections, and is ultimately better prepared for kindergarten,” Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Shemeka Millner-Williams said. “We want our students to be proficient in reading and math before they reach third grade, so, we seize the opportunity to prepare them in Pre-K3 and Pre-4.”


Lancaster ISD is still enrolling so it is not too late to register a student to attend classes in the district. For more information, visit www.LancasterISD.org or call 972-218-1400.

Celebrate the Lancaster High School Homecoming Week - October 5-12

Purchase Your Tickets Now for this Pre-Homecoming Week Benefit Concert

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This is not just another concert, but it is an opportunity to support the LHS Class of 2019!


The proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards….


The purchase of laptops for 10 qualifying seniors

and...

The purchase of a car for one LHS graduating senior who meets all of the established criteria of the YNOT Scholarship Foundation

(to be awarded at the end of the school year)


A 50" television will be given out to a selected guest during the concert


Tickets are available at ALL Lancaster ISD campuses

and online by clicking the button below:

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The Homecoming Dance is October 6

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Celebrate the Week with Theme Days and Activities

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Parade Applications are being accepted now until October 5. If you are interested in signing up, please call 972-218-1837 or email candacemartin@lancasterisd.org.


The 2018 LHS Homecoming parade is Wednesday, October 10 at 5 PM.


The parade has changed this year due to construction. The line up will be near the Town Square at 4:30 PM and the parade will proceed down Dallas Avenue to Lancaster High School.


There will also be a Community Pep Rally at Tiger Stadium with games, food, performances, along with the Sweethearts and Beaus Ceremony immediately following the parade around 5:30 PM.


The Bonfire will happen immediately following the pep rally around 6:30 PM. (There will be gift cards given away at this event!)



2018 LHS Homecoming Game

Friday, October 12

LHS Tigers vs Sunset Bisons

7:30 PM

Lancaster ISD Athletics Events and Schedules

Its Game Time! - Get Out Your Game Gear and Show that Tiger Pride!

Mark Your Calendar for the Next Game...

The Athletic Department coordinates athletic events throughout the year. Lancaster ISD offers a variety of boys' and girls' sports at the junior high and high school Level. The district adheres to the rules and regulations set forth by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).


We invite you to support our Lancaster Tigers throughout the year and show your Tiger pride at any of the athletic events. Here are the schedules that are currently available.


Football

Boys Cross Country Track

Girls Cross Country Track

News From The Bond Programs...

The Elsie Robertson Lancaster Middle School Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced the Start of the New Campus Construction!

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Friday, September 22, we officially broke ground on what’s to become the new Elsie Robertson Lancaster Middle School and the last project slated from the 2015 Bond. The ceremony, held in the school’s library, was filled with our Bond project managers, architects and general contractors, city officials, Lancaster ISD Board Members, staff and community members. middle school students also participated in the form of Student Ambassadors and adding to festivities we had the LMS Junior Tigerettes, cheerleaders and band. The new Middle School is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2020.

News From the College and Career Readiness Department

September 17- 21 2018 was College Go Get It Week!

During College Go Get It Week, there's a district-wide, intense focus on connecting our students to all aspects of college. From the financial, career preparation, college speakers and fair, to college visits and college research and on campus parades and showcases. Below are just a few photos from this week.

J.D. Hall STEM Learning Center Guests Speak About College Benefits, Access and Preparation

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Houston Elementary Staff and Students Celebrate Regalia Day

Lancaster Middle School Students Have their Eyes on Their Future!

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Rolling Hills Elementary Students Have BRIGHT Futures!

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Plesant Run Elementary is Geeked About College

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The Lancaster High School College Fair was a success!

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The Lancaster College and Military Career Readiness Department in conjunction with Lancaster High School hosted the TACRO College fair to provide an at-home opportunity for our students and their parents to learn about the post-secondary learning opportunities.

Career and Technical Education Department Received Equipment and Resource Donations from Baylor Scott & White Hospital

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The Lancaster ISD CTE Program is grateful for the Baylor Scott & White Faith in Action Initiative. This month, they donated medical equipment, tools and supplies to the Lancaster High School Career Technical Education Health Science Program. This donation has an estimated value of $10,000 and will go towards providing our students the opportunity to have a more of real-world learning environment!

Child Nutrition News: Free and Reduced-Price Meal Policy and Guidelines

Lancaster, TX – School is in session and the Lancaster Independent School District wants to ensure that all students are aware of their school meal options. Therefore, the district is sharing its policy for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served in accordance with the current income eligibility guidelines. The meal policy is available for review by anyone upon request at each school and at the Central Office Child Nutrition facility.


Beginning August 20, 2018, the Lancaster Independent School District began distributing letters to the households of currently enrolled children about the eligibility benefits and the annual actions needed to apply for these meal benefits. This information along with the required meal applications is also available at 1105 Westridge Avenue., Lancaster, TX 75146 and online at www.schoollunchapp.com.


The following criteria is used to determine a child’s eligibility for free or reduced-price meal benefits:

Income

1. Household income that is at or below the income eligibility levels

Categorical or Automatic Eligibility

2. Household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)


Program Participant

3. Child’s status as a foster child, homeless, runaway, migrant, or displaced by a declared disaster

4. Child’s enrollment in Head Start or Even Start


Income Eligibility

For those households that qualify for free or reduced-price meals based on income, an adult in the household must fill out the free and reduced-price meal application and return it to Doris Randle, Application Processor, 1105 Westridge Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75146. The individuals completing the application will need to provide the following information:

1. Names of all household members

2. Amount, frequency, and source of current income for each household member

3. Last 4 digits of the Social Security number of the adult household member who signs the application or, if the adult does not have a social security number, check the box for

“No Social Security Number”

4. Signature of an adult household member attesting that the information provided is correct


Categorical or Program Eligibility

Lancaster Independent School District is working with local agencies to identify all children who are categorically and program eligible. The Lancaster Independent School District will notify the households of these children that they do not need to complete an application. Any household that does not receive a letter and want to know if they are eligible for this program, please contact Lancaster ISD Food Service Director, Leroy Claborn, in person at 1105 Westridge Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75146 or via phone at 972-218-1631.


Please note that all households that wish to decline benefits should contact Doris Randle, Application Processor, 1105 Westridge Ave., Lancaster, TX 75146 via phone at 972-218-1632.


Free and Reduced Meal applications may be submitted anytime during the school year and that all information provided on the meal application will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may also be verified by school officials at any time during the school year.


Determining Eligibility

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price meal policy, Doris Randle, Application Processor, will review applications and determine eligibility. Households or guardians dissatisfied with the Reviewing Official’s eligibility determination may wish to discuss the decision with the Reviewing Official on an informal basis. Households wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally or in writing to Joseph Showell, Executive Director of Student Services at 422 S Centre Avenue, Lancaster, TX 75146 or via phone at 972-218-1521.


Unexpected Circumstances

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact the school. Such changes may make the children of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the attached current income eligibility guidelines.

Child Nutrition Meal Management Information

The Child Nutrition Department Food Service Provider is Sodexo. The mission of this department is to provide well-balanced meals for the students of Lancaster ISD.


All Lancaster ISD campuses provide students with breakfast and lunch daily. Please contact the campus to confirm the meal times.


Meal Prices:

Breakfast: K-12 Free for all district students


Lunch Full Paid: K-5 $2.35


Lunch Full Paid: 6-12 $2.60


Lunch Reduced: K-12 $0.40


School Lunch Application

We encourage parents to complete the school lunch application at the start of the school year during enrollment. Do you still need to complete the lunch application? Click Here



School Lunch Menus

You don't have to wonder what your child will eat each day. You can see the monthly take home menus for elementary students from our district web page.


Find the menus here



Manage Lunch Accounts Easily Online

Do you need to add money to your child's meal account but cannot do it in person nor do you want to send the money via your child? You can add money to your child's meal account online through the My School Bucks link on the child nutrition home page.


Click here to open the My School Bucks webpage.

News From the School Health and Safety Departments...

Preventing the Flu: Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs

The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu. There also are flu antiviral drugs that can be used to treat and prevent flu. The tips and resources below will help you learn about steps you can take to protect yourself and others from flu and help stop the spread of germs.


1. Get Vaccinated


The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. There are several flu vaccine options for the 2018-2019 flu season.


  • Avoid close contact.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.


2. Stay home when you are sick.


If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.


3. Cover your mouth and nose.


Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, like respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), whooping cough, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.


4. Clean your hands.


Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.


Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Tips on hand washing and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers


It’s a SNAP Toolkit: Handwashing


Hand washing resources from the It’s A SNAP program, aimed at preventing school absenteeism by promoting clean hands. From the School Network for Absenteeism Prevention, a collaborative project of the CDC, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the American Cleaning Institute.


5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.


Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.


6. Practice other good health habits.


Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.


Non-pharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs)

Everyday preventive actions, like nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), are actions – apart from getting vaccinated or taking medicine – that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like influenza (flu)



Preventing Flu at Work and School


At School

• Find out about plans your child’s school, child care program, or college has if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site.


• Make sure your child’s school, child care program, or college routinely cleans frequently touched objects and surfaces, and that they have a good supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand rubs, and disposable wipes on-site.


• Ask how sick students and staff are separated from others and who will care for them until they can go home.


Learn more about preventing the flu, common questions and answers, and poster materials for schools: Resources for Schools, Childcare Providers and Parents


At Work

• Find out about your employer’s plans if an outbreak of flu or another illness occurs and whether flu vaccinations are offered on-site.


• Routinely clean frequently touched objects and surfaces, including doorknobs, keyboards, and phones, to help remove germs.


• Make sure your workplace has an adequate supply of tissues, soap, paper towels, alcohol-based hand rubs, and disposable wipes.


• Train others on how to do your job so they can cover for you in case you or a family member gets sick and you have to stay home.


• If you begin to feel sick while at work, go home as soon as possible.


Learn more about how you can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like flu at work : Flu Prevention at Work

October is Fire Safety Awareness Month

https://youtu.be/l-UsyL18kZw


2018 National Fire Prevention Week Safety Campaign Focus:


This year’s FPW campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire––and how to escape safely in the event of one:


LOOK

Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them.


LISTEN

Listen for the sound of the smoke alarm. You could have only minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Go to your outside meeting place, which should be a safe distance from the home and where everyone should know to meet.


LEARN

Learn two ways out of every room and make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily and are free of clutter.

Student Affairs/Parent Engagement Activities: September was the Month for Grandparents Day

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West Main Elementary Grandparents Day

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Muffins With Mom and Donuts with Dad Events were a Sweet Treat!

Rosa Parks Millbrook Elementary Muffins With Mom Event!

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Rolling HIlls Elementary

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Pleasant Run Elementary Muffins With Mom

Rosa Parks Donuts With Dad

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September was Attendance Awareness Month!

Slurpee Coupon Surprise for Students Being In School, In Class and On Time!

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Rosa Parks Millbrook and Houston Elementary Fifth Grade Attendance Poster Winners Attended the Texas Rangers Game

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Congratulations to the four elementary campuses who participated in the 5th Grade Class Poster Contest - West Main, Rosa Parks Millbrook, Houston, and Rolling Hills Elementary!


The winners were students in 5Tth Grade Classes of:


  • Houston Elementary (Ms. Griffin and Ms. Raymond)
  • Rosa Parks Millbrook Elementary (Ms. Coleman Class)


The winning classes went to the Texas Rangers Game vs.Tampa Bay Rays at 7:00 p.m.

School Attendance Month Talk Time With Judge Valencia Nash at G.W. Carver

As a component of the focus on enhancing school attendance, students at GWC had the opportunity to listen to and speak with Judge Valencia Nash on the topics of school attendance and behavior. The students were engaged as they learned about her experiences as well as even shared some of their own challenges.

IHOP Family Night Attendance Program Fundraiser

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GWC Essay Contest Winners Receive Bikes and Lunch With the Lancaster Fire Chief and Paramedics

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12 students participatde in the GWC Essay Contest, theme ‘Why Is School Attendance Important?'

Two first place each received brand new, 24 inch bikes!


Sanaa King

Kyra Sowells


The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners received the opportunity to have lunch at CiCi’s with the City of Lancaster Fire Chief and afforded the chance to ride on the fire engine.

All participants received certificates and will also have a have a pizza party at school.

Upcoming District Events

The Next Lancaster ISD School Board Meeting is October 25

We love to see our parents in the audience at our monthly meetings. Please take time to stop by the Lancaster ISD Administration Building to see your school board trustees at work. The monthly meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 7 PM in the boardroom located at 422 S. Centre Avenue in Lancaster, Texas. We hope to see you at the next meeting.

Lancaster Community National Night Out Celebration - October 2

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Eddie Bernice Johnson's Annual Community Appreciation Day - October 6

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District Holiday - Fair Day

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FREE Visit to the Perot Museum - October 15, 2018

Parent Conference/Student Holiday is October 19th

Staff Professional Development/Student Holiday is October 22

In Lancaster ISD, our VISION is 2020!

Lancaster ISD Beliefs:

    Equity

    Equity in education is a human right.


    Community

    Educators, parents and students share in the responsibility of developing well-rounded individuals.


    Quality

    Engaged, relevant learning experiences provide for a quality education leading to a quality life.


    Courage

    Learning is a life-long process that is enhanced by taking risks.


    Growth

    A person has the capacity to learn from past experiences.


    Purpose

    Purposeful planning to meet individual student needs leads to intentional outcomes for student success.

    The Mission of Lancaster ISD

    The mission of Lancaster ISD, in collaboration with parents and communities, is to ignite learning that translates into sustainable success for all students in an ever-changing society.
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