Beginning, Wednesday, November 7, 2012, LISD will auction some surplus equipment. Please read details below:
Auction items can be previewed at LISD main warehouse, 1900 Cougar Country Dr. in Cedar Park on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM. The online Auction will be completed on Friday, November 16, 2012.
All items purchased must be removed from the warehouse between the hours of 7:30 AM until 3:30 PM on either of these dates:
- Monday, November 19, 2012
- Tuesday November 20, 2012
- Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Buyers must come prepared to load their own items into their vehicles. Please have adequate means to transport your purchased item.
Items may include, but not limited to: televisions, overhead projectors, radios, VCR’s, AV carts, globes, styling chairs, boom boxes, boilers, commercial steamer, water heaters, industrial kitchen equipment, milk coolers, bread warmers (Proofer Modules), bread rack, commercial disposal, commercial oven.
To see items or to participate in the auction, please log to www.lemonsauctioneers.com
and look for Leander ISD.
Leander High School and Vista Ridge High School received the “2012 College Readiness Award” from the Texas ACT Council for increasing the number of students taking the ACT Assessment over the past five years and significantly increasing their level of achievement and college readiness.
According to Karen L. Pennell, Assistant Vice President and ACT Southwest Regional Manager: "The Texas ACT Council wanted to recognize those Texas high schools that have made significant strides in increasing the college and career readiness of their graduates as demonstrated by their ACT score increases over the past five years. This can only happen as a result of the high school's faculty and staff efforts and the dedication of Leander High School and Vista Ridge High School students and parents to focus on college and career readiness and raise the level of academic readiness for all students. Only 170 high schools in Texas were honored for this superior level of accomplishment which represents only nine percent of all Texas high schools. These outstanding Texas high schools should be proud of their faculty, staff and students! Congratulations!"
The Texas ACT Council is comprised of secondary and postsecondary educators who advise ACT, Inc. on the utilization of ACT programs and services in Texas schools and colleges. ACT, Inc. is the not-for-profit organization that provides assessment, research, information, and program management services in the broad areas of education and workforce development and the publisher of the ACT Assessment. The ACT Assessment is the college admissions test that is used and accepted by all colleges nationwide and throughout Texas. In 2012, over 39% of Texas graduating high school seniors took the ACT in Texas while the total number of Texas students taking the ACT has increased over 40% since 2008.
On Saturday, Oct. 20, the outstanding LISD high school marching bands competed at the UIL Region 26 Marching Band Contest at Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex in Round Rock. Congratulations to the Cedar Park HS, Leander HS, Rouse HS, Vandegrift HS and Vista Ridge HS bands for earning First Division/Superior Ratings from the judges panel. Way to go!
More than 80 students, parents, staff and community members attended the Science Materials Center Open House on Thursday, Oct. 18 and got an up close look at the district’s science kit assembly process. While looking around the facility, students engaged in science investigations that covered insects, pulleys, sound vibrations, circuitry and much more.
The Science Materials Center is a one-of-a-kind facility where everything from cotton balls to earthworms are counted out, packaged and delivered classroom-ready to every elementary school in the district in rotating science kits.
In Leander ISD, students and staff leverage information and technology resources to transform the way we learn, work, and improve. October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
, and to make sure our students stay safe when they are online, parents may visit the LISD Parent Technology Support Page
and reinforce Internet safety practices at home.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security provides parent resources to help teach children about Internet safety, including Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids about Being Online
and Heads Up: Stop Think Connect.
Tools are available to help parents talk with their child about basic computer safety
. Parents are advised to further protect their child by monitoring his or her social networking sites
and mobile phone
usage and talking to him or her about texting, sexting
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security also offers simple steps individuals and families
can take to protect themselves against cyber threats: set strong passwords and don’t share them with anyone; keep your software safer by installing the latest updates; maintain open dialogue with your family and friends about internet safety; limit the amount of personal information you post online; and be skeptical about messages you read and receive online.
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, Leander ISD is hosting a Budget and School Finance 101 meeting in the Cedar Park Middle School cafeteria at 6:30 p.m. At this meeting, patrons will get an overview of how school finance works and a review of budget reductions made by the district over the last two years. LISD staff, parents and community members are invited to attend.