Rattler News

October 12, 2022

Important Dates

NEXT WEEK IS NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS DRIVER WEEK! Please join us in celebrating our dedicated bus drivers for their hard work day after day.

  • Friday, October 14th: Last Day of 1st Nine Weeks
  • Friday, October 21st: Report Cards available on Home Access Center; Fall School Pictures
  • Friday, October 21st: Fall School Pictures for the yearbook


Literacy Partners Needed

Literacy Partners is a partnership between Leander ISD-approved volunteers and select Kinder-3rd grade students who practice reading together and engage in conversations about the books being read. Literacy Partners serve with consistency and humility while keeping it simple. The program involves a WEEKLY 1x1 reading session (right outside the classroom door) with TWO children for 15 MIN EACH, from OCTOBER TO APRIL.

Please click here for more information!

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Let’s Learn with Superintendent Bruce Gearing: Elections

In an effort to create educational awareness about the November ballot, Leander ISD is hosting a series of conversations. Superintendent Bruce Gearing, Ed.D., will lead a discussion about Propositions A & B over the next several weeks ahead of the November 8 election.

Due to sizable recent increases in property appraisals across our region, the district’s property values have reached a point that has triggered two elections: an Attendance Credit Election (ACE) and a Voter-Approval Tax Rate Election (VATRE).

We encourage the community at-large to learn more about these ballot issues during the following opportunities:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19 – 6:30 pm, Facebook LIVE

  • Friday, Oct. 21 – 12 pm at LISD LEO Conference Center

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26 – 6:30 pm, virtual Zoom webinar (link coming soon)

Please use this link Let’s Learn with Bruce: Elections to let us know you’re attending. While sign-up is not required, it helps us plan for how many participants to expect.

We have provided a number of Prop A & B resources as well as voting information.

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Vandergrift Robotics

The Vandegrift Robotics Team "Hydra 7161" is hosting a Robotics Lab Tour on October 29th from 2:30pm-3:15pm. Parents and students are invited to come to Vandegrift on this day to tour the lab and ask the team questions.

This event is limited to the first 30 parents/students, so if you are interested please use this form to sign up: https://tinyurl.com/3cnu223f!
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