Engaging and Rigorous!

These are the adjectives we use to describe the ideal classroom instruction. I want teachers to provide rigorous instruction that engages the students. I am looking for students who are actively involved in activities that require higher-order thinking. I see it every time I am out and about on campuses. Our staff are providing our students with opportunities that force them to think and use the concepts they have learned. I have challenged the staff with raising the expectations they have for their students and pushing them to new levels. 2018-19 is going to be a fantastic year!!

October Spotlight Staff Member of the Month

David Smith

David Smith, the Career and Technical Education Director and High School Teacher, is the first recipient of the Spotlight Staff Member award! Mr. Smith was nominated by his peers for his dedication and support of his students and his outstanding character. Mr. Smith teaches computer programming, engineering, construction, and transportation systems courses. He dedicates countless hours to ensure the CTE program and our students are high-achieving. He is involved in the community and is an excellent role model. He was described by his peers as an understanding and humble leader. Thank you for all you do for our students, Mr. Smith!

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Free or Reduced Lunch Forms

Free or Reduced Lunch Forms

The Free/Reduced lunch form was part of the registration packet that went home with each student the first week of school. It is very important that these forms are returned in order to ensure that every applicable student receives the benefit of free or reduced meal prices. Even if your student does not eat cafeteria meals, we still need these forms completed and returned. The state mandates that we report an accurate number of students who qualify. Shanklin and Primary qualified for free breakfast for all students, however this does not extend to lunch. If you need a form, please call the campus and one will be sent home with your child.
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Our girls and boys Varsity Cross Country teams competed in Poth at the district meet on Wednesday. Both teams qualified for the Regional meet in Corpus Christi on October 22nd. The team and individual results were:

Varsity Girls Team - 3rd place

Viridiana Muñoz - 8th place

Varsity Boys Team - 1st place

Edwin Zamudio - 1st place

Aden Gonzalez - 2nd place

Thomas Roberts - 3rd place

Jesus Osario - 4th place

Caleb Brandon - 8th place


Attendance Matters!

Please remember to ensure your student arrives to school by 8:00 a.m. and that your child is present for school each day. We do recognize that perfect attendance is not always possible. We do not want students who are sick in class. Research has shown a very strong connection between student attendance and academic performance; therefore, when students miss class, they also miss out on valuable learning opportunities.

How can you help? Please plan family vacations on school breaks so that your child is not missing academic learning time. If at all possible, schedule appointments (doctor, dentist, etc.) outside of school hours or after lunch.

To help facilitate a smooth morning routine, please allow your child plenty of time to wake - have clothes and shoes out the night before, backpacks by the door and lunches packed.

All campuses have attendance incentives in place for students with perfect attendance each 6 weeks. Thank you for helping support our efforts to have every child at school every day.

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October 22 - 26

All campuses will be participating in Red Ribbon Theme Days! Students are encouraged to dress in the appropriate theme each day but must follow dress code.

Monday 22: "I'm Red-y To Say No to Drugs"! Students are encouraged to wear red to show they are red-y to say no to drugs.

Tuesday 23: "We MUSTache You to be Drug Free!" It's mustache day!

Wednesday 24: "Unity Day- United Against Drugs and Bullying"; Wear orange for the 2018 official Unity Day to celebrate solidarity against bullying AND being drug free!

Thursday 25: "Sock It To Drugs!" Students should wear their craziest socks.

Friday 26: "Luling Eagles Say No To Drugs" Students should wear Luling Eagle spirit shirts or school colors.

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AVID Students Go to Spurs Game!

AVID students were invited to participate in the 2018 AVID Celebration with the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. Sixty students and family members attended a pre-game College Fair and Spurs Speaker series at the AT&T Center. The AVID group outing culminated with a Spurs vs. Pistons game.

AVID is a college and career readiness system designed to inspire and empower students. Luling is one of approximately 6,400 schools worldwide with AVID programs.

Upcoming Events

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The calendar on the Luling ISD website has the info on activities you don't want to miss!