Levelland ISD Newsletter

May 27, 2021

Superintendent Northern's Message

Excitement is in the air as these and many more 2021 LHS Graduates look forward to tonight's Commencement Ceremony! I had the privilege to speak to the Seniors as they gathered at Levelland Academic Beginnings Center where they started their early childhood education. It is such a great feeling to see how all these students turned out! I am so proud of all of them and glad that we have the best school district!

Again, I want to thank everyone for all the hard work that has gone in to this school year. I know it has been different and has presented more stress than normal, You have done a SUPER job of preparing all our students for success!

Hope everyone has a great summer!

Jeff Northern,

LISD Superintendent


LISD is Spotlighting Awards Assemblies...............

8th Grade Scholarships!

LMS Awarded four scholarships to 8th Graders to use upon graduation! These students are already lending themselves toward success after graduation. The Brenda Campbell Memorial $200 Scholarship was awarded to Charles Wortham and is in honor of Brenda Campbell, who taught at Levelland Junior High for many years. The Ray Kroc Outstanding Student Award is given by Mr. Bill Cohen and McDonald's to Leilani Sanchez for her citizenship, leadership, scholarship, and sportsmanship. The David Hendrickson Outstanding Student $200 Scholarship was given to Ethan Parkinson for his grades, character, service attendance, attitude, and discipline. Assistant LMS Principal Laurie Jones gave the Steven Barker Memorial $300 Scholarship to Max Chapa in memory of her brother who recently passed. Congratulations to these four great leaders who are getting a head start!

LIS Awards

LIS also hosted their award assemblies this week to honor students that had gone above and beyond with their academics, character, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to all the deserving students.


Around LISD..........................

Capitol is so thankful for their parent, Josh Hill. Capitol's Crossing Guard is out, and parent Josh Hill volunteered to come to cross students. Capitol students and staff are so thankful for him and all their active parents! LISD is better together!

Penpal Schools Connects LMS Students Around the World

MS sixth-graders in Mrs. Mixie Clowe's history are wrapping up their year with virtual penpals. They are experiencing and collaborating through the technology program, PenPal Schools, that connects them to dozens of other countries to help them learn about other countries' history from their daily life activities, food, art, and leisure. Students were excited about learning, and they are sharpening other skills too through reading, writing, and special projects in the computer software. Students read and analyze non-fiction texts to learn about cultures in other countries. They write to other students worldwide, find out more about the topic, and correct their penpal's writing and grammar. They are learning about equality and building empathy, curiosity, and respect. What a great way, Mrs. Clowe, to tie all their learning together for the year!

LIS Goes Downtown

LIS 4th Graders enjoyed their annual Chalk Day at the Hockley County Court House, sponsored by Levelland Community Outreach Center. Fourth graders decorated the Court House sidewalks with Chalk and enjoyed a homemade snack provided by the LCOC members. Then fourth and fifth-graders toured the Hockley County Library with Librarian Callie Nations. Mrs. Nations showed students the old school card catalog and encouraged students to get library cards for the summer reading programs and activities that are offered. Fourth and fifth-graders took a guided walking tour of downtown Levelland by using QR Codes, hosted by Levelland Main Street. Finally, LIS students experienced The Wallace Theater with Miss Allyson Keeling and the Levelland Middle School Pop-Up Museum on the Dust Bowl. Students watched a short presentation on the dust bowl, enjoyed popcorn, and then browsed the collection and projects assembled by Cathy McMahan's National History Day Class students. It was a great day to be an LIS Lobo!

South GT Students Present Endangered Animals

South Elementary GT students presented their research projects last night to parents under the direction of Alyssa Peschell. These GT students studied an endangered species to find out more about their habitats, mannerisms, and how we can help bring them back in abundance. Each student presented an oral presentation of their findings; however, they also had a special project with this study. They designed stickers and made them to sell to friends as a fundraiser for the World Wildlife Fund and raised $350 to give to the foundation. The WWF sent the students back stuffed animals and two $50 savings bonds. Thank you, Mrs. Peschell, for guiding these students on this endeavor.

LHS Theater

LHS Theater students in Miss Neeley Watson's classes put their creativity to use to finish out their year. After watching the Japanese fantasy movies Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, they created wardrobes and set designs. These students plan to use this knowledge in costuming and set designs to pursue their drama and theater careers in high school and after. Thank you, Miss Watson, for ending the year on a fun note!

Kindergarteners Graduate!

Levelland ABC held their annual PK Awards Assembly in the gym this year and were thrilled to have parents back in the building. Students were all awarded a certificate that fell into the Candy theme. Everyone expressed how it has been a great year and the ABC Staff cannot wait to see these students and parents again next year in Kindergarten. Way to go kiddos!


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