Levelland ISD News

March 10, 2020

Superintendent's message

It's Texas Public School Week and we would like LISD educators to complete our climate survey so that we can evaluate our great Texas Public School here in LISD. Even though you log in, it is anonymous and we value your opinion. We definitely use this information in order to improve LISD!!


I don't have to remind you that we have an early release on Friday. Enjoy your Spring Break and have safe travels.

Jeff Northern

LISD Superintendent

LISD Awarded $35,666

LISD was awarded a grant for $35,666 from Workforce Solutions South Plains, Lubbock Economic Development Alliance, Texas Mutual Insurance Company, and five area economic development corporations. In addition, $10,000 of the grant was funded by our own Levelland EDC. The grant will be used to purchase high demand career training equipment (convection ranges, industrial mixers, computers and accessories, and safety gear) for Career and Technical Education Programs. These programs provide new training opportunities and will benefit construction technology, culinary arts, and ag mechanics. Kudos goes out to Director of Instructional Services Donna Pugh for always investing in LISD.
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SeeSaw Learning

Capitol first grade students in Mrs. Betty Nock's class started using the LISD sponsored app, SeeSaw during National Read Across America Week. Her students did animal research by reading, illustrating, and writing about their subjects. Students took pictures of their work and recorded themselves on the SeeSaw app, reading what they had written. Mrs. Nock's students also learned about all the creative tools that SeeSaw offers. They absolutely enjoy using technology to engage their learning and are glad to have this new learning tool! Kudos to Mrs. Nock for trying a new digital tool to enable her students to learn. And thank you, to elementary Instructional Technologist, Marissa Sanchez for aiding in the learning process!

Read Across America Book Tastings

LHS and LIS Media Specialists, Tracy Barker and Abi Swain both held "book tastings" during National Read Across America Week. Students in Mrs. Kaylene Burns' class visited the LHS Library for a Graphic Novel Book Tasting and chose a book from the "buffet" of Graphic Novels. This enabled students to find a book that they want to "dig into." LIS students also experienced a "book tasting" in the LIS Library. They had a "menu" to choose from that helped them find the differences among the genres of literature. Thank you to all of these LISD educators for jumping on our reading chuck wagon!

Capitol Hosts MakerSpace Night

Capitol Elementary hosted a STEAM MakerSpace Night for students and parents! Everyone worked on their science, technology, engineering, art, and math during the event! Students were teaching their parents to code as well! What a great night to have during Read Across America week!

Wild About Reading

During Read Across America Week, South Elementary is hosting a Wild About Reading Jungle Themed Book Fair, connecting kids to books they want to read. Students and parents alike are enjoying finding the new, best books and stories with unforgettable characters, as well as some fun activities and even journals for writing the most secret of thoughts. Books are so important because the more they read, the better readers they become and the more successful they'll be in school, work and life. Thank you, Mrs. Toney, for hosting such a wonderful event that includes family!

Three more DI WildCards Heading to State

A huge congratulations goes out to the South third grade DI Wild Bunch Team coached by Merribeth Gregory, the HS Ragnorokkers Engineering Team coached by Monica Price, and the LABC Stars kindergarten team coached by Alexis Gavina! They have all been chosen to participate in the State DI competition as well! They were chosen late as wildcards! This is an exciting addition to the other 4 teams going! We are proud of all our DI Teams! Good luck to you and thank you for representing LISD!

All-Region Jazz Band

Congratulations to LHS Lobo Band member Spencer Owens. Spencer, who is a Junior at Levelland High School, earned first chair tenor trombone in the TMEA Region 16 All-Region Jazz Band when he auditioned. Director of LHS Bands, Will Burks, said "Spencer is to be congratulated for his personal dedication to perfecting his performance level. The Region Jazz Audition includes not only prepared etudes, but also Jazz Improvisation. The Lobo Band family is extremely pleased for Spencer." He performed Saturday in Lubbock.

HOSA Competes at Spring Conference

Students in Mrs. Kim Hill's LHS HOSA program completed in the Area 4 Spring Conference in El Paso this past weekend and did very well in their competitions. Heidi Marquez placed 1st in Healthy Lifestyle. Mari Sanchez placed 2nd in Job Seeking Skills. Machaela Watkins placed 3rd in Medical Reading. Danielle Slape placed 5th in Human Growth and Development. Christina Salinas placed 5th in Home Health Nurse Aide. And Lexie Garcia, Abigail Gomez, Maegann Crocker, and Kalgarie Oaks place 2nd in Health Education. We are very proud of these grand accomplishments and thank Mrs. Hill for preparing her students to be future health professionals!


Capitol, South, LIS and MS all held their school Spelling Bees in preparation for the District Bee that was held on Friday. The winning word was different at each campus. At LIS, Christian Munoz won by spelling "audience." At Capitol, Eli Keen won by spelling "depot." At South, Luke Martin won by spelling "blustery." And at MS, Talon Hawk won by spelling "marinate." The winner and runner-up moved on to the District Bee on Friday. In the District Bee, there were two spellers from each campus. The District Bee went for seventeen rounds. MS seventh-grader, Talon Hawk was declared Champion when he spelled the word, "opportunity." He will move on to the Regional Spelling Bee in Lubbock at the end of March. LIS fifth-grader, Christian Munoz was runner-up. Every Bee was intense and students, teachers, and parents were all anxious. The Scripps Spelling Bee is a great learning experience for all of those that participate. Thank you to all of the parents, Bee Chairs, principals and judges that helped with the Bees this year!

Capitol Reading Challenge

Capitol Elementary Media Specialist held a reading challenge during Read Across America Week. Students read as many books as they could and completed book reports on them to be entered in a drawing for prizes. Mrs. Alexander drew for the Reading Rewards on Friday and these were the lucky winners! Congratulations to you three!

Winding Up Read Across America Week

As we completed Read Across America Week, LIS Media Specialist Abi Swain challenged students to read Dr. Seuss' literature. Dr. Seuss books always have a combination of rhymes. New, made-up words in Seuss’ works challenge kids in a way other children’s literature doesn’t always do. Typically, students know that “glupitty-glup” and “wocket” aren’t real words, but reading them helps them understand the meaning of the text. They also learn that language can be played with, and they’ll gain confidence in their own reading ability and understand language more precisely. Thank you, Mrs. Swain, for concentrating on student's language and cognitive skills development.

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 oatmeal packets. Monetary donations are accepted at AimBank and LISD Administration Building. All donations are appreciated and 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.