LTHS goes virtual for Class of 2020 graduation ceremony
The virtual graduation ceremony for the Lake Travis High School Class of 2020 is now available for viewing. The event requires no special software or password.
On behalf of the Lake Travis ISD school board, Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster, and Lake Travis High School principal Gordon Butler, congratulations to the Class of 2020... and let the watch parties begin!
Students, staff bid farewell to school year
Our secondary campuses hosted drive-thru sendoffs for families between May 21-22, and at our elementary schools, teachers hosted online award ceremonies and slideshows to commemorate and celebrate a challenging but successful school year.
On behalf of our school board and Superintendent Dr. Brad Lancaster, we wish our teachers, students and families a safe and relaxing summer!
District to offer summer school online for eligible students, suspend summer child care and recreational programs
Families may retain District-issued Chromebooks, hotspots for summer learning
Parents and guardians who checked out a District-owned Chromebook and/or mobile WiFi hotspot to support online learning during the closure will not be required to return those devices until the start of school in August.
"We want our families to be able to maintain access to online learning and instructional materials throughout the summer," said Chris Woehl, the District's Executive Director for Technology and Information Systems Services. "We will reach out to parents in August with instructions on how to return those devices.
However, Lake Travis High School seniors and other students who will not be returning to LTISD schools in the fall must return devices between June 1-4 to the Lake Travis ISD Technology/Distribution Center located at 16101 W. SH 71, Building B.
Questions or concerns should be addressed via email to the LTISD HelpDesk.
Superintendent provides district update, Q&A in response to school closure as of May 21, 2020
District Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year announced
Celebrating our 2019-2020 Retirees
Read more about each retiree's plans.
School board members in Place 6, 7 take Oath of Office
Visit our website to learn more about our school board.
Picturing the Lake Travis High School Class of 2020
Class of 2020 top scholars, distinguished educators recognized "under the stars"
Accolades, scholarships highlighted during annual LTHS Senior Awards
On behalf of principal Gordon Butler, we congratulate to the Lake Travis High School Class of 2020 and the many seniors who received scholarships and other academic awards recognizing their hard work and achievements during the 2019-2020 school year. We are grateful to numerous groups and community organizations for their generous support of our students.
Awards, honors and scholarships are highlighted in the presentations linked below:
Lake Travis Education Foundation presents 2019-2020 scholarships
LTISD celebrates Project SEARCH Class of 2020
We are pleased to highlight our LTHS Class of 2020 Project SEARCH graduates.
Grab 'n Go meals program comes to close
Rough Hollow Elementary School construction update
Lake Travis Education Foundations announces big total for upcoming Big Check Day
The Lake Travis Education Foundation recently announced $240,000 for Innovative Educator Grants for the 2020-2021 school year will be presented to Lake Travis ISD district and school officials this fall as part of the foundation's annual Big Check Day.
"The generosity of our Lake Travis ISD staff, Lake Travis community members, and corporate sponsors has been incredible, even in the midst of this global pandemic," said Katie Kauffman, Executive Director of the Lake Travis Education Foundation. "The support of our mission to 'provide financial resources to improve and support an exemplary education for all students of Lake Travis ISD' is especially crucial in times like these."
LTISD hosts Fine Arts Signing Day 2020
LTHS highlights 2020 State VASE results
Over 35,000 pieces of artwork were adjudicated this year in Texas, and only the top 150 students are awarded the prestigious Gold Seal. Lake Travis High School students Lucy Bradshaw, Brooklyn Douglass, Devin Lietz and Chloe Storm each received a Gold Seal recognition for one or more piece.
May 13 is Public School Paraprofessional Day
In 2001, the Texas Legislature formally designated the second Wednesday in May of each year as Public School Paraprofessional Day in recognition of education paraprofessionals. LTISD recognizes our paraprofessionals who make important contributions in our public schools each day. Despite school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these men and women are an integral part of the LT family and deserve to be celebrated now more than ever.
As outlined in Texas Government Code 662.049, education paraprofessionals include teacher assistants, instructional aides, educational trainers, library attendants, bilingual assistants, special education associates, mentors, and tutors. Their work is an important part of the educational process at LTISD, and we certainly could not be successful without them.
May 6 is National School Nurse Day
There is no better time to recognize and celebrate the specialty practice of school nursing, now more than ever. Together with the National Association of School Nurses, Lake Travis ISD recognizes Wednesday, May 6 as National School Nurse Day and applauds the work of our school healthcare professionals to improve the safety, health, and academic success of all students.
"This year’s theme, 'School Nurses: Supporting Students in Times of Crisis,' could not be more appropriate and is reflective of the significant roles of school nurses within their communities," said Dr. Brad Lancaster, Superintendent of Schools. "School nurses have the unique skills to plan and implement care for students with chronic and medically-complex conditions and prepare school staff to recognize and respond appropriately to potential emergencies."
At LTISD, the following school nurses provide critical services to more than 11,400 students:
- April Hicks - BCE
- Margaret Freudenburg - LPE
- Ursula Porter - LTE
- Neal Shotwell - LWE
- Bobbi Roberts - SHE
- Dana Hensel - WCHE
- Cheryl Rhodes - BCMS
- Sue Meyerhofer - HBMS
- Cynthia Williams - LTMS
- Luanne Belville, Molly Hinds and Tara Thompson - LTHS
- Becca Harkleroad - Lead Nurse
"Our school nurses have taken on unprecedented responsibilities and have adapted quickly to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic," continued Dr. Lancaster. "Whether physically present on campus during normal operating conditions or working virtually to support our students, these highly-skilled professionals are true advocates for health and wellness."
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8
"The strain and stress caused by COVID-19 are very real," said Dr. Brad Lancaster, Superintendent of Schools. "Yet our teachers continue to rise to the challenge each day, doing whatever it takes to make sure our students remain connected, engaged, and most importantly, healthy and safe during these uncertain times."
May 1 is National School Lunch Hero Day
May is Better Hearing & Speech Month
Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are highly-trained professionals who evaluate and treat children and adults with speech or language difficulties. School-based SLPs work with students who have communication challenges that affect success in classroom activities, social interaction, literacy, and learning. SLPs utilize strategies to help promote good communication skills that lead to success in speaking, thinking, reading, writing, and learning. With the theme: “Communication at Work,” Lake Travis ISD joins the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association to celebrate May as National Better Hearing & Speech Month in recognition of the critical role SLPs play in both school and clinical settings.
The following Speech-Language Pathologists serve students across LTISD:
Miranda Bradford - LTE
Ana Duque - LTE/Bilingual
Eileen Green - SHE
Marne Grgurich - LTE
Jackie Hamon - LTHS/18+
Leigh Han - LWE/LTHS
Sydney Jenkins - SHE
Chloe Kruedewagen - BCE
Elizabeth Liles - WCHE
Yvonne Loredo - BCE
Anne Massey - LWE
Kathryn McWilliams - LTMS/BCMS
Laura Miller - HBMS
Kira Moler - WCHE
Haley Root Watkins - LPE
Andrea Wilder - LPE
Kristi Payton - Lead SLP