Levelland ISD Newsletter

September 9, 2020

Superintendent Northern's Message

Good morning everyone,

I hope everyone is having an awesome week. I want to take an opportunity to tell you that you are doing an awesome job. Public educators have a very important charge and I think we at LISD are doing great things in preparing our students for the future. This pandemic has definitely presented us with challenges that we never expected but you have met these challenges head on and I appreciate you greatly for that. Please take a moment to view the attached video.

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


Jeff Northern, LISD Superintendent

Scratch That!

Abi Swain's students in the LIS library are learning to code, using Scratch. Students are learning to program their own interactive stories, games, and animations. They are sharing their creations with others through technology in the library. Mrs. Swain introduced Scratch to her students to teach them to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively, which is essential for life in the 21st century. Mrs. Swain says, "The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When kids learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas. I've enjoyed seeing my students take to it quickly and with enthusiasm!"

Pre-AP Chemistry Dimensional Analaysis Olympics

Even though the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been postponed, Merribeth Henry-Gregory hosted the annual Pre-AP Chemistry Dimensional Analysis Olympics. Students completed in the bunny hops, splits, and spinning event. They will be required to use their measurements and times to convert among metric units in class. Mrs. Gregory always makes learning interesting!

National Ants On a Log Day

On National Ants On A Log Day South Elementary first graders in Ms. Sherry Guthrie's class had a great reading and writing lesson. Students listened to the book, Hey Little Ant by Phillip Hoose and then learned how to write a persuasive sentence on whether to squish the ant or not! Although this holiday recognized this healthy food snack, students in Ms. Guthrie's class listened to the fiction book while discussing rhyming words, opinions and deciding the ant's fate. Ms. Guthrie found a great way to end a perfect day by teaching students how to make ants on a log!

Lobos & Loboettes Are Winners!

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