Levelland ISD News

February 11, 2020

Superintendent's message

Hello everyone,


In LESSONS FROM GEESE Dr. Robert McNeish shares lessons to be learned from geese, and they are particularly salient for educators! For instance, geese flying in a “V” formation can add 71% more to their flying range than if they flew separately. Why? Because the flapping of the wings of the birds in the formation creates uplift for the birds that follow.


Thank you for not only supporting our students but also your colleagues. When we work together and support each other we all win!


Thank you for all you do for LISD!


Jeff Northern

LISD Superintendent

ABC Hosts Transportation Study

ABC has been hosted amazing learning activities on transportation. Children rotated from class to class and had hands-on activities about transportation. They studied and made submarines and boats, and learned about sinking and floating. The kids learned about force and motion through experiments with cars, trucks, tractors and through zip-lining. They learned how a vehicle moves and the tires that make it move. They learned about astronauts and rockets. Students even enjoyed learning about planes and made their own.

World Read Aloud Day

LISD participated in World Read Aloud Day, and educators read aloud to their students. Everyone knows how vital reading is, and LISD does too! Reading aloud helps children acquire early language skills. Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children. It is proven that children that read or are read to are exposed to more words and score higher on standardized tests. We are so happy that LISD understands the importance of reading aloud to students.

Sodexo Keeps LISD Up to Par

LISD and Sodexo collaborate to make sure that our LISD athletes and students have the best facilities around. Our Sodexo employees are often seen in the heat, the rain, the sleet, the snow, and the wind working on getting LISD facilities and fields ready. You might see them repairing theater drapery, painting a room, designing and building furniture for teachers, mowing fields and the precision of line painting to have safe playing conditions, or making sure that we all have water, heat and AC. These men are engineers, architects, plumbers, craftsmen, and artists. If you see a Sodexo employee doing something for someone, be sure and tell them, "Thank you!" They make LISD a great place to work.

Texas Tech Raider Red Promotes College and Career Month

Texas Tech University's Raider Red visited Capitol students at their Children's Miracle Network fundraiser assembly to tie in College and Career Awareness Month. Capitol students raised over $1500 to go to CMN! Raider Red also visited ABC students for College and Career month to make them aware of a great choice of a university to attend later in life. It's never too early to set a goal of going to college! But it's hard to tell who enjoyed seeing Raider Red the most - the students or the educators!

LHS Teachers Engage Students with Career Options

US Army Recruiters Sergeant Brandon Cardova and Private TJ Brooks visited Coach Chris Portwood's LHS dual credit Psychology class to give students a career choice and to inform students of the benefits of joining the army. The men told students about pay, insurance, and education during service. And LHS students in Mrs. Kayla Rodriguez's health class were reminded about their oral health when Gr8 Smiles came to visit. Students heard from guest speakers Perla Soto and Pamela Hernandez (an LHS Alumni) about the necessary steps to take after graduation to pursue a career in the Dental Field. They taught students about becoming a Dental Assistant, becoming a Dental Hygienist, and even a Dentist. And finally, students in Jordan Crilly's Floriculture Career Development Class made Valentine's arrangements for the upcoming holiday! These students are learning to identify plants, judge flower arrangements, and solve problems. Thanks to Coach Portwood, Coach Rodriguez, and Mrs. Crilly for engaging students with new career options.

100th Day of School

LISD students participated in the 100th Day of School festivities last week. This important day is an excellent resource for LISD educators to celebrate the various mathematical concepts that can be taught using the number 100 and ways to find it!

Fire!

Kim Hill's Health Science Theory class focuses on the development of advanced knowledge and skills related to a wide variety of health careers. Students employ hands-on experiences for continued knowledge and skill development for their future careers in a health-related field. Lance Edwards from the Levelland Fire Department visited with the Health Science Theory class about fire safety and how to use a fire extinguisher. What a great way to tie LISD learning to our Levelland community!

LHS Lobo Powerlifters Take First Place

The LHS boys took first place in the Powerlifting Meet today! Jason Ramirez took first place in his weight class with 855 points. Brandon Sigala won first place in his weight class with 1245 points. Skylar Davis took second by earning 1250 points in his weight class. Isaac Garza took first in his weight class with 1345 points. And Dylen Wolfe took first in his weight class with 1400 points. All of these placings put LHS Lobos at the top in this contest! LHS hosted the annual meet today at the High School and are so proud of the Lobo and Loboette Powerlifters!

TCEA Conference

LISD educators are attended the TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) Conference in Austin last week to discover resources and tools that engage students, enhance curriculum, and increase productivity. TCEA’s annual convention showcased more than 1,000 educational learning opportunities, gave access to the latest ed-tech resources from hundreds of exhibitors, and investigated countless opportunities in networking for teachers and librarians. Our educators discovered innovative strategies and best practices for integrating technology into classrooms, campuses, and libraries for district-wide success. LISD takes pride in keeping our teachers up to date on innovative teaching tools!

Bill's Backpacks

Thank you for your support of Bill's Backpacks! It is a great way to give back and support our students at LISD. You can find more information on Bill's BackPacks at https://www.billsbackpacks.org/. Bill's BackPacks food of the month is cereal cups. Monetary donations are accepted at AimBank and LISD Administration Building. Your donations can be dropped off at Aim Bank, City Bank, College Avenue Animal Clinic, John Roley Autoplex, Levelland Chamber of Commerce, LISD Administration Building, and all LISD campuses.