Board Briefs & Community Message

Building Champions in Academics, Character, and Community

February Board Meeting

Student Champions of the Month: January & February

  • Liberty Hill Elementary - Ellison Trotta & Gabe Jacobi
  • Bill Burden Elementary - Aidynn Dungan & Lola Meers
  • Rancho Sienna Elementary - TJ Hullener & Ty and Garrett Golden
  • Santa Rita Elementary - Brayden Cassady & Chase Hildebrandt
  • Louine Noble Elementary - Eli Price & Addison Buckley
  • Liberty Hill Middle School - Deanna Jorde & Irasemi Hensley
  • Santa Rita Middle School - Lisa Savatieieva & Ellyse Dyer
  • Liberty Hill High School - Caitlin Neeley & Andon Thomas
Teacher Champion of the Month:
  • January - Sherry Rhoden, Liberty Hill High School
  • January - Kristin Paulsen, Louine Noble Elementary
  • February - Todd Greenberg, Santa Rita Middle School
Support Staff Champion of the Month
  • January - Amy Hobart, Rancho Sienna Elementary
  • February - Deah Twine, Liberty Hill High School
Perfect ACT Score
  • Dhanush Kondapalli
UIL - State - FFA - Job Interview Leadership Development Event
  • Aislin McStay

UIL - State - Swim - 100 Butterfly

  • Victoria Phegley
UIL State Football Team
  • Coaches, players & trainers

Public Comments:

  • Chelsea Steward - incident involving her child at Liberty Hill Middle School
  • Dawnielle Allen - representing a section of Larkspur Subdivision in Leander that is requesting detachment from LHISD

Public Hearing: Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR) presented by Mr. Todd Washburn, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

Communication and Information Items

Updates from Superintendent Steven Snell

  • Monthly Police Report
  • Update of the second bond sale indicating that bonds were sold at a final interest rate of 2.98% saving the district $6 million over the course of 30 years, presented by Rosanna Guerrero, CFO
  • Video Board Information
  • Special Education Report presented by Kimberly de la Houssaye, Executive Director of Student Support Services
Consent Agenda
  • Enrollment. Current enrollment is 7124.
  • Financial Report. This report includes updates on tax collection, investments, expenditures, amendments, purchases over $50,000, bond status, and Child Nutrition Services report.
  • Architectural Design Additional Services for Liberty Hill Elementary and Louine Noble as part of the 2021 bond program.

Action Items

  • The Board of Trustees approved a resolution of payment to all employees of the district who were prevented from working on scheduled workdays by reason of emergency school closings.
  • The Board of Trustees approved the Superintendent to enter into a contract to purchase an enclosed, self-contained 10 unit portable building funded by the 2018 Bond Program.
  • The Board of Trustees approved the purchase of eight additional general education school buses funded by the 2021 Bond Program.
  • The Board of Trustees approved the MOU regarding the Traffic Signal at Ronald Reagan and Santa Rita Boulevard Intersection.
Personnel Actions
  • The Trustees approved the addition of 70 teacher positions to address growth for the 2022-23 school year.
  • The Board of Trustees hired: Cassidy Kamby (RSES), Stephanie Hampton (SRES), Angelique Houser (SRES), Karla Martinez (Budget/Grant Accountant, Business Office)


The next Board Meeting is Monday, March 21, 2022.

Liberty Hill Middle School Upgrades & Additions

Construction will soon begin the expansion and renovation of Liberty Hill Middle School to increase the capacity from 900 to 1,200 students. In addition, the program brings equity of instruction spaces between LHMS and Santa Rita Ranch Middle School.

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New Middle School #3

As part of the 2021 bond program, the Liberty Hill community of voters approved the bond to build the district’s New Middle School #3. Middle School #3 is designed to accommodate 1,200 students within a two-story building with approximately 194,500 square feet. Middle School #3 will open in the fall of 2024 and be located off of Hwy 183 and CR 258.

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Santa Rita Middle School Expansion

As part of the 2021 Bond, Santa Rita Middle School will also be expanded from 900 to 1,200 students. Construction will begin this spring and add a classroom wing in the back of the current classroom wing.
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January and February Champions of the Month

Teacher and Support Staff Champions

UIL State Football - Runner Up

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Virtual Pre-K & Kinder Preview

Liberty Hill ISD Elementary Schools will be hosting a virtual Panther PK/KG Preview Night on March 23rd, and 24th de Marzo por Espanol.

A virtual live link will be added soon.

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We are Hiring!

We are hiring! We welcome you to attend our Job Fair, where you will have the opportunity to network with our Principals and some of our Administration and get any questions you might have answered. Come join our team and help us build champions in our community!

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Panther Care

Our Panther Care department provides premier services to the students and community of Liberty Hill. We currently are offering before and after-school child care. A new program has been established to provide enrichment opportunities to the students of LHISD through our Panther Academy courses.


View more information Here!


Contact Kenna Park, Director of Panther Care with any questions.

kpark@libertyhill.txed.net

512-260-5582

School Bus Driver Day

We are extremely grateful for our dedicated transportation crew, who assist our students and staff on a daily basis. We admire your diligence and commitment to our students' safety and are delighted to honor you this week!
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National FFA Week

This week is National FFA Week, and we want to recognize all of the amazing things our Liberty Hill ISD FFA Chapter is working on. Throughout the year, Liberty Hill FFA engages in Leadership Development Events, Career Development Events, Speaking Development Events, and a variety of other activities. The Liberty Hill FFA has competed in various Area and State competitions. FFA builds career skills for any industry career, not just agriculture. National FFA week highlights all of the hard work and dedication that FFA members from across the nation.


Below are some fun facts about FFA within our Nation:

FFA is in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

There are 760,000 members across the nation.

FFA is the largest student-led CTE organization in the nation.


We are really thrilled to offer FFA opportunities to our students, and we want to express our gratitude to Liberty Hill FFA Advisors, Ms. Tori Davis, Ms. Kaitlyn Janecka, Ms. Ashlynn Schuett, and Ms. Emily Flack, for all of their hard work and devotion to our program and our students. | #FFAWeek

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Athletics

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Runnin' Panthers Basketball

Our Runnin' Panther players and coaches have had an amazing season! (30-7) Thanks for representing Liberty Hill with your outstanding performance and Panther attitude. Good luck to the seniors! #PantherProud is what we are!
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Lady Panthers Playoff

Amazing season Lady Panther players and coaches! Thanks for reppin Liberty Hill with the high caliber play, sportsmanship and team work!! We are #PantherProud!

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Swim

Please join us in celebrating Panther swimmer Victoria Phegley on her achievement at the 5A State Swimming Meet. Victoria placed Top 16 in the Women's 100 Yard Butterfly at Prelims with a time of 59.27 and 14th in Finals with a time of 59.77. As Liberty Hill's first-ever State Swim qualifier, she was an outstanding representative!

We are #PantherProud! Congrats Victoria and Coach Becker on this amazing accomplishment!

JV Tennis

It was a great day to play tons of tennis on 2/22/22.

Our JV players traveled to the Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center and played a total of 41 matches with a total of 465 games and brought home 6 medals. We had several parents and grandparents join us for the day and some of our players even played on the center court!!! Our players enjoyed watching 60+ year olds take drills together. We even had the opportunity to watch some of the Baylor men's team practice. What an experience! We LOVE our life-long sport!

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Steven Snell

Superintendent of Liberty Hill ISD


Liberty Hill ISD. Building Champions in Academics, Character, and Community