Levelland ISD Newsletter

January 13, 2021

Superintendent Northern's Message

Good afternoon everyone,


I hope everyone is having a great week so far. We had a Administrators' meeting yesterday and one of the things we discussed was what makes LISD one of the greatest districts in the state. LISD has the greatest faculty and staff of which I have ever been a part. LISD also has the best students that I have ever been around. Thank you for making LISD the greatest district in the state. As I walk through our campuses, it is awesome to get to interact with you and our students. We are living in a time when it is extremely important that we not only teach academics, but we teach civility, personal responsibility and how to be kind to one another. It is most evident that this is occurring at LISD on a regular basis. Since this is Board Appreciation month, I want to again say THANK YOU to LISD's Board of Trustees for supporting us as educators.


Jeff


Jeff Northern,

LISD Superintendent

LHS HOSA Receives New Scrubs

LHS students in Kim Hill's HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) classes received new scrubs donated by AHEC of the Plains. AHEC is a resource for students interested in health careers and for communities and providers who want to improve their communities' health. The new red scrubs, monogrammed by Circle HBK Designs, are completed with the Levelland Double L Logo on the sleeve and the AHEC logo on the back shoulder. Having these new scrubs will give these LHS HOSA students confidence to meet their health jobs head-on! A huge thank you goes out to AHEC and Circle HBK Designs. Congratulations ladies, on receiving such a fine gift!

Mrs. Henderson's Science

LIS fourth-graders in Mrs. DeAnn Henderson's science classes are testing the soil capacity to retain water and to find which soil will support plant life the best. They will continue their lesson to observe and measure the growth of the plant each day and to record the data. Thank you, Mrs. Henderson, for helping your students learn hands-on science!

LIFE Grant

The Levelland ISD Foundation for Excellence received a $3,600 grant from Community Foundation of West Texas. LISD's InstructionalServices Director Donna Pugh applied for the grant from Community of West Texas and was thrilled to be awarded. The LIFE Foundation will use the funding to support classroom teacher scholarships for student development, as well as dual credit reimbursement for LHS students. The Community Foundation exists to improve the quality of life in this region by helping area donors to give in ways that make an enduring impact on their community. Visit www.crwtx.org to learn more. The LIFE Foundation depends solely upon money donated, so if you would like to help students and teachers, you can make a LIFE donation at City Bank or Hockley County School Employees Credit Union.

Capitol Student Wins National Dreambox Challenge

Capitol Elementary first-grader Mason Swain returned to school and had a big surprise. His teacher, Mrs. Kristi Chase challenged all of her students to complete five Dreambox Math Lessons a week to be entered into a national drawing. Those students completing the challenge were all entered, and Mason was drawn as a winner! He received a bag of goodies from Dreambox Learning and great recognition on campus for his hard work. Dreambox is a Math app that LISD uses to provide math retention lessons of what's taught in the classroom. Congratulations, Mason, for putting out the extra effort to learn!

LIS Seesaw Ambassador

LIS educator Michelle Constantino just received her Seesaw Ambassador Certificate. Seesaw is an LISD app that gives students a place to document their learning, be creative, learn how to use technology. It also gives teachers a place to communicate with students and peers. Being a Seesaw Ambassador makes Michelle a technology leader. It puts her into a dynamic group of educators driven by the same things: igniting students’ passion for learning and solving the challenges teachers face in making learning happen. Congratulations, Michelle! Thank you for using technology in a positive and meaningful way to make your students successful.

LMS Max Chapa Setting His Future

Levelland Middle School competed in a Cyber Robotics Coding Competition during Christmas break. Maximus Chapa advanced LMS to the Midwest Playoffs in CoderZ League, took out the Engineering Team at Cockrill Middle School out of McKinney, and earned a place in the top 16 in the Midwest. He impressed the announcers by collecting the most points for a team in Region 1 that day. He advanced to the top 8, taking out All Saints Catholic School out of Dallas, on December 22nd. However, on December 23rd, he could not take out Unity Team located in Sulphur Springs. The games were aired on Twitch on gocoderz channel. Levelland Middle School is extremely proud of Maximus Chapa. Mrs. Rejino stated, “he is definitely a top coder in the Midwest Region and is a fierce competitor.” With virtual learning still occurring across the United States, many schools expressed interest in a Spring coding competition again! Max Chapa and the 806 LoboZ Team are on the hunt for gold in the Midwest and want the opportunity to compete against the world in CoderZ League. Max plans to attempt it again in the Spring. He will collect a small team to help him. LMS and LISD wish him the best of luck, and may the code be with him! The rest of the Levelland Middle School’s GEAR students will compete with LEGO Robots out of Texas Tech’s College of Engineering GEAR Competition. They will face off against area schools across West Texas and New Mexico this Spring.

January LIS Leaders

Levelland Intermediate Students are chosen as LOBO Leaders for the month of January 2021! Each month teachers choose one student from their homeroom class who go above and beyond the expectations at L.I.S. Lobo Leaders are students who are portraying kindness, being responsible, honest, hard-working, making good decisions, and trying their best. Congratulations LIS Lobos & Loboettes

Lessons Gone to the Dogs!

We've told you about LABC's Therapy Dog before, but Arry has started her education therapy dog lessons in classrooms. She is teaching our littles what a therapy dog is and what they do for humans. Arry is teaching students how to interact with therapy dogs by teaching them how to approach her using socialization and verbalization. Arry is showing students that she can form a strong bond to help them emotionally on hard or stressful days. Arry closed her lesson with the students by giving each child her calling card, including her photo and information. LISD thanks LABC and Arry's caretaker, Tammy Perez again for all the great things you are doing for LABC kids.

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The LISD Spotlight this week is on ACE!

ACE Spotlights

There are many benefits to having the ACE Program in LISD. ACE is important to many parents because they need the extra help after school. ACE provides an extra snack for students that might be food deficient. There are many family events scheduled the bring students and parents together in learning. And finally, ACE offers many extra learning activities that support the curriculum to increase knowledge and test scores. ACE is a win win for our district and we appreciate our ACE leaders. LISD is featuring each ACE Coordinator, Director & Specialist. Check out our FaceBook page to read about each of them. We appreciate all that they bring to the table of making LISD a great place to learn and be each day.
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Celebrating School Board Appreciation Month!

If you see an LISD School Board Trustee, lLet them know we support them and that their dedicated service is recognized and truly appreciated.

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