Levelland ISD Newsletter

March 31, 2021

Superintendent Northern's Message

Good morning LISD!

Thank you just doesn't seem like enough most of the time. Please know that what you do every day is recognized and appreciated. "Your job is what you are paid to do. Your calling is what you were made to do." (Jon Gordon) Kids, parents, administrators, board members and this entire community supports you!

I am sure I don't have to remind you that there is No School on Good Friday. Enjoy your long weekend!

Jeff Northern,

LISD Superintendent


LISD is Spotlighting LHS UIL Participants!


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

Vaping's Not My Thing!

Levelland Middle School students in Health and Technology Application classes teamed up to create Anti-Vaping posters for Scholastic's "Vaping's Not My Thing" poster contest. Students learned about the dangers of vaping in Ms. Estella Quilantan's Health class and created posters in Mrs. Celinda Rejino's Technology Applications class. Posters will be displayed around the school to create awareness about the dangers of vaping, and the posters were sent digitally to the Scholastic Vaping Competition. Students and Teachers might win $200-$500. Contestants will be notified in late April to find out if they are the contest winners! Good Luck to you all! Thank you, Ms. Quilantan and Mrs. Rejino, for your great collaboration on a worthy project.


Young Emerging Leaders of Levelland held their third meeting this year and were treated to hearing about colleges in our area. Admissions Counselors Lindsey Sharp (SPC), Marrisa Rivera (WTA&MU), Chelsea Wallace (TTU), and Shay Gonzales (LCU) all gave the YELL members in attendance tips on picking a university and the different areas of study that fits them. They gave students a checklist for the admissions process, mentioning transcripts, test scores and scholarships. Students left the luncheon provided by the Levelland Chamber of Commerce wondering what colleges can do for them!

South Educators KISS A PIG!

South Elementary students participated in a Children's Miracle Network Fundraiser all month to make one of their teachers "Kiss A Pig!" Students raised money by bringing pocket change, wearing $1 PJs, hats, & silly socks, and contributing to a $1 dance party, the concession stand & and popsicle party! Students placed their daily collections in the teacher's jug that they wanted to see "Kiss A Pig!" It was a tie between South Principal Mrs. Shelbi Eugenis and first-grade teacher Ms. Linda Tucker, so both educators had to pucker up! Each of their jugs contained 60.8 pounds of coins, making them have the honors of pig kissing! South students raised $2034.44 in funds that will aid children in hospitals in our area. Thank you, Mrs. Mandi Campbell, for heading this up, and thank you, South SuperStars for all your contributions that will help save the lives of sick kids!

Band Trailer Gets a Facelift!

The Lobo Band Trailer has received a facelift! The Lobo Band Boosters funded the new transformation and the overhaul is complete! Mr. Will Burks sends his sincerest thanks to the Boosters and the Board for taking care of the trailer. He also reminds everyone that the Lobo Band Trailer is a rolling billboard for the Lobo Band!

FFA Judging

The Levelland FFA Team is so strong! We are so proud of Mr. & Mrs. Crilly and Mr. Knight and all the FFA students competing! Levelland FFA has had a heck of a first week of judging contest! They traveled countless miles and made unforgettable memories. Congratulations to these students on their success competing with teams from across the entire state!

Cisco College Monday 3/22

Entomology 2nd out of 23 teams. 1st in Area 1

Wool 7th out of 31 teams. 1st in Area 1

Wildlife 19th out 32 teams. 3rd in Area 1

Poultry 20th out of 36 teams. 2nd in Area 1

Tarleton State University 3/25

Meats 2nd out of 71 teams. 1st in Area 1

Entomology 4th out of 69 teams. 1st in Area 1

Wool 7th out of 62 teams. 1st in Area 1

Wildlife 38th out of 48 teams. 2nd in Area 1

Poultry 70th out of 106 teams. 1st in Area 1

Livestock 150th out of 217 teams. 8th in Area 1

Angelo State University In-Person 3/26

Entomology 3rd out of 36 teams. 1st in Area 1

Meats 4th out of 48 teams. 1st in Area 1

Wool 21st out of 70 teams. 2nd in Area 1

Wildlife 21st out of 34 teams. 4th in Area 1

Poultry 50th out of 56 Teams. 7th in Area 1

Livestock 112th out of 114 teams. 14th in Area 1

Angelo State University Online 3/26

Entomology 1st out of 10 teams. 1st in Area 1

Meats 2nd out of 16 teams. 1st in Area 1

Texas Tech University 3/27

Wool 5th out of 25 teams. 1st in Area 1

Meats 6th out of 42 teams. 1st in Area 1

Livestock 24th out of 73 teams. 8th in Area 1

Poultry 14th out of 20 teams. 5th in Area 1

LMS Robotics Success!

LISD celebrates two teams from Levelland Middle School's Robotics that are currently in the top 10 after trial run submission. Teams built and coded their LEGO EV3 robot to run on the game board and collect as many points as possible in under two minutes. Trial run videos were recorded and submitted before spring break. Team 1 collected 80 points placing 6th in the region. Team 2 collected 70 points placing 10th in the region. There are 45 middle schools competing across West Texas in Texas Tech's Get Excited About Robotics competition this year. A middle school may only submit scores from their top 4 groups. Teams have 2 more video submissions in April and we look forward to seeing the outcome for LMS! Congratulations to these kids who are doing great things at LMS!

LHS Graduate Honored

LISD is proud to share that Chandler Head, a Levelland High School graduate and current vocal performance major at Eastern New Mexico University has been named to the ENMU Board of Regents.

Chandler was appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham and approved by the New Mexico Senate. ENMU Board of Regents President Dan Patterson said, “Our new regents bring a wealth of experience and a variety of important perspectives to the board and I look forward to working with them to continue to advance our University mission.” Head faired well with her vocals at LHS under Choir Director Deborah Payne before moving on to her vocal performance major at ENMU, distinguishing herself from her peers in both her academic program and service to the university.

Among her many honors and awards, Head was recognized as the first-place award recipient of the Rio Grande National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) in 2019, and was a Vocal Artist Art Song Festival finalist in 2019 and 2020. Joining the Student Government Association (SGA) to help address student concerns, Head serves on student senate on the Student Fees Board and in the SGA Shadow Program. “There is nothing more gratifying and humbling than to have the opportunity to encourage a productive, equitable, and successful learning environment for all: and how fortunate are we to be a part of such a vibrant and productive academic institution,” Head said. “I count it a distinct privilege and honor to serve ENMU as the next student regent, and I can assure my most dedicated and diligent service. I also would like to extend my endless gratitude to all the support that faculty and administration has offered me throughout this process.” LISD is always proud of successful graduates! Chandler is the daughter of Ronnie and Kendra Watkins. Ronnie is on the LISD School Board of Trustees and Kendra is an educator at Capitol. (News Article Courtesy Lubbock AJ)

LISD Celebrates our Doctors!

Yesterday was National Doctors Day and LISD students honored our local doctors for their dedication and contributions to our community. Their dedication puts the patient first time and again. We know that healthcare today is more complex than ever, so we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones 365 days a year! Thank you to Tammy Franklin at Covenant Health Care for teaming up with our schools to honor our physicians!

Tania Moody is the new Main Street Manager

The City of Levelland has selected our LISD Board of Trustee President as the next Main Street Manager. Tania Moody, owner/operator of KLVT Radio (Cute Boots Broadcasting, LLC), is preparing to step in as the new Main Street Manager. Moody has served as the Levelland Main Street Advisory Board President and has served on the Main Street Promotions Committee. She has been actively involved with several event committees. She holds a Bachelor of Information Technology degree from Kaplan University and serves the community on several other boards and committees. Tania's primary purpose will be to facilitate the revitalization of the Main Street district by organizing and marketing promotions, festivals, and other events, preserving an attractive main street district and attracting and retaining businesses to the district. “We are excited to have Tania join our team and feel she will be a great resource to the Main Street District in helping it continue to thrive and grow,” said Erik Rejino, Levelland City Manager. “Tania will hit the ground running and will bring a very high level of excitement and energy to help the program continue to grow.” We at LISD know that Tania Moody always does everything she does well, and we know that she will be an asset to Levelland as the Main Street Manager. Congratulations Tania! (News Article Courtesy KLVT Radio)

Do You Know How to Find 66 Double Replacement Microscale Reactions?

LHS students in Mrs. Merribeth Gregory's Pre-AP Chemistry classes are conducting 66 double replacement microscale reactions.

National Crayon Day!

Today is National Crayon Day! Have you ever wondered how crayons are made? South Elementary third-graders enjoyed an online reading of The Crayon Man by the author, Natascha Biebow in the library with Mrs. Roxanne Toney. Students learned the true story of Crayola Crayons' invention and then did a craft using crayon shavings and applying heat to create fun designs. Opening up a box of crayons opens up a world of imagination and hours of fun. Artists have used wax crayons around the world for centuries and one of these South students might just become an artist!


In Sports.....................

Amber Signs with Rend Lake!

Amber Kelly signs to play softball at Rend Lake College Warriors in Illinois. LHS is so excited for you Amber!