LHISD Community Message
Building Champions in Academics, Character, and Community
COVID - Please Read
So far, the 2020 year has been challenging, but LHISD has had a good run for the first three months of the school year with few COVID incidents. In fact, from July 1 - Nov.8, we only had a total of 23 confirmed positive cases of COVID. Almost all of those cases were from exposure outside of LHISD. As of last Thursday, we were down to 1 positive case and only 11 quarantined. Not bad for a school district of 5500 students and 600+ employees.
Unfortunately, COVID is now hitting LHISD pretty significantly. We have 11 positive cases this week alone and several others quarantined due to direct prolonged exposure to a positive individual with symptoms. Most of the cases and quarantines have been on secondary campuses; however, we are seeing cases at our elementary schools as well (mostly family exposure).
Our Health Services, Facilities/Custodian, and Transportation Teams are working very hard to keep our campuses clean and students safe. I appreciate everyone's patience with LHISD this year. Our number one priority is the safety of everyone at our campuses. Our next priority is to keep the schools open and continue in-person learning and student activities.
I ask that all of us please refocus on the behaviors that kept the virus away from LH for the last three months. Williamson County has moved to the orange phase which means high community spread. Please self-monitor your students each morning and do not hesitate to keep them home if they do not feel good. Let's all do what we can to keep this train rolling.
Thank You Veterans
Wednesday was Veterans Day, a day LHISD normally celebrated by several campuses with large crowds. This year was different, of course, as COVID still has us distancing from each other.
I attended the City of Liberty Hill's Veterans Day program with a few school board Trustees, and it was a very moving experience. Mr. Casey Cobb, the Emergency Management Coordinator for Liberty Hill and a retired veteran, led the event and delivered a powerful message. Former LHISD 2007 graduate and current Chief Special Warfare Boat Operator Giovanny Magallon gave the keynote message. This was followed by an outstanding performance by the Liberty Hill Belles.
Liberty Hill might be a small city, but when it comes to patriotism and support for our armed services and our Veterans, we always come up big. I am thankful that Liberty Hill ISD and the community it serves still takes time to thank and recognize our Veterans. This has been a difficult year, and even with all of our challenges, America is still the greatest country in the world.
I want to thank everyone who has served in our military in the past and present for the freedoms we enjoy.
I also want to thank the community of Liberty Hill. The staff and students who make up the Panther family are some of the most supportive, caring, and service-minded individuals I have ever been around. I encourage everyone to continue to take time and give thanks to our country's Veterans. Without democracy, there would be no free and public education. Grateful for the rights our veterans have defended, including the right to learn in a public school system.
City of Liberty Hill Veterans Day Celebration
Home of the free...because of the brave. #VeteransDay2020
Around the district, Panthers were honoring those who served past and present. Veterans Day celebrations- raising the flag, pledges, National Anthem, TAPS, speaking names. Reverent and respectful! 💜 Here are the Veterans or family members who have served from Central Office.
Bill Burden Elementary
Liberty Hill Elementary
Santa Rita Elementary
Rancho Sienna Elementary
Liberty Hill Intermediate
LHISD Police Dept.
New Wilco dispatchers came by on their tour of West Williamson County and met Nosek. K9 Pacesetters collaborated with the Transportation & Police dept. to train their dogs walking a bus. Nosek also got in on the action:)
Congratulations to our local Sweet Heat Jam Company, who was voted #1 in USA Today's 10 Best Gifts for Foodies 2020. Made with hard work & love by our LH students in the18+ program, the jam is sold in HEB and The Blue Door Gift Store. This is a one of a kind program we're proud to be a part of! Great for Thanksgiving and Christmas presents, order now to support this amazing program.
Diabetes Awareness Day - November 14th (Celebrating it on Friday, Nov.13th)
The LHISD Elementary PE Department is happy to announce that we will honor this day as a DISTRICT! Don't forget to wear the T-shirt on Friday, Nov. 13th! Two Brand It has agreed to donate $5.00 from every shirt sold to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund!!!
National Signing Day
Congratulations to Ayanna Donwerth who will be running at the State XC meet in Round Rock on Nov. 23rd! OUTSTANDING JOB AYANNA!!
The Boys team represented the Panthers well placing 10th in our new 5A competitive division. We’re so proud of the seniors and up and coming runners. Coach Holt, Coach Kemper, and Coach Boren have built a strong program that continues to grow!