Hailey Stevenson, a senior at Leander High School, was selected as a delegate to the 2012 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Conference. As a delegate, Stevenson will join other students representing each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity in March for an intense, week-long conference in Washington D.C.
“We are so proud of Hailey’s record of service and leadership here at Leander High School,” says LHS Principal Brad Mansfield. “She is very deserving of this honor, and we look forward to seeing what she will accomplish in the years to come,” says Mansfield.
The USSYP Conference offers student leaders unique educational opportunities to gain an in-depth look at the nation’s government. It is sponsored by the United States Senate. To qualify, students must hold an elected or appointed position in their communities and show academic interest and aptitude in government, history and politics.
In addition to spending a week in Washington D.C., each delegate will also be awarded a $5,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies, with encouragement to pursue coursework in history and political science.
At 1:30 PM, Leander ISD was notified by authorities that the district can resume normal outdoor activities. At no time were LISD students or staff under any threat.
Due to a police issue in the Lake Travis area, Leander ISD schools in the Steiner Ranch area, as well as Grandview Hills Elementary, River Place Elementary, Four Points Middle School and Vandegrift High School are keeping students inside as a precaution. The authorities do not believe there is a threat to LISD campuses.
LISD will keep you informed as information becomes available.
Officials from the Texas Music Educators Association announced recently that four Leander ISD fine arts organizations have been awarded a total of $13,800 in grants from the Texas Fine Arts Instructional Support Program.
The LISD programs that will receive these grants are:
- Cedar Park High School band - $5,000
- Canyon Ridge Middle School band - $1,800
- Leander Middle School choir - $4,000
- Rouse High School band - $3,000 for new music
The funds will go to help provide additional resources for LISD students, including new instruments, instructional supplies, technology items and music.
The original grant, which is dedicated to the purchase of instructional supplies for public school music, art and theatre programs, totaled $1 million.
LISD's report to the Texas Education Agency shows that 100% of our 1,834 teachers are designated as highly qualified in their teaching fields.
Leander ISD’s 100% exceeded both the state’s and Region XIII’s overall percentages. The state’s overall percentage was 99.60%. Region XIII’s overall percentage was 99.87%
If you have questions, please call Karie Lynn McSpadden at 570-0105.
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It's that time of the year again! Cold weather, ice and school delays can occur during the next few months. Please visit the FAQ document
explaining how LISD will communicate with parents in case of inclement weather so you can be prepared.