The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) will begin next week, March 31, 2014. The STAAR program includes annual assessments for grades 3–8 in reading and mathematics; assessments in writing at grades 4 and 7; in science at grades 5 and 8; and in social studies at grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology and U.S history. The schedule of testing dates are available below.
- English I End Of Course (EOC)
- 7th grade Accelerated Math students currently taking 8th grade Math
- Writing Day 1 - Grade 4 and 7
- Math - Grade 5 and 8
- English II End Of Course (EOC)
- Writing Day 2 - Grade 4 and 7
- Reading - Grade 5 and 8
- Math - Grades 3, 4, 6, 7 (Grade 5 PACE Math students will take the 6th grade STAAR)
- Social Studies - Grade 8
- TAKS – Exit level Math
- Reading - Grades 3, 4, 6, 7
- Science - Grade 5 and 8
- TAKS – Exit level Science
- TAKS – Exit level Social Studies
- Algebra I End Of Course (EOC)
- Biology End Of Course (EOC)
- U.S. History End Of Course (EOC)
Are you interested in advertising with LISD? Our 2014-2015 Wednesday Folder ad sales are happening now! With over 18,000 folders printed for LISD students in our 24 elementary campuses, advertising in the Wednesday Folders is a unique way to reach your target audience while giving back to education. Your advertising dollars stay local when you advertise with LISD and a portion of Wednesday Folder revenue goes directly back to the school you advertise with. For more information on Wednesday Folder advertising, or to purchase your ad space, contact Laura Weiss
or phone 512-570-0030.
ISD would like to invite parents, students, and the community to comment on instructional materials being considered for adoption under Texas State Board of Education Proclamation 2014.
proclamation includes instructional materials to support Leander ISD curriculum for K-8 mathematics, K-12 science, and K-12 technology applications. Individuals can view the resources on-line from the link below and provide comments. The
is open March 17-31, 2014.
If computer access is needed, please
contact Jeananne Cox at email@example.com
Leander ISD is on Spring Break from March 10-14. Enjoy the time away and be safe. See you back Monday, March 17.
The Vandegrift ViperBots invite you to join them at this year’s SXSW Create event, at the City Terrace at the Long Center. The ViperBots will be exhibiting on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9, 2014.
ViperBots Robotics students will offer demonstrations and discuss FIRST® Tech Challenge (FTC®) robotics with visitors from around the world. The Vandegrift InvenTeam also will be present to showcase their Lemelson-MIT award-winning invention idea, which aims to provide a GPS-enabled identification tool for the blind and visually impaired.
The Create event is in its third year. It is free and open to the public daily from 11am to 6pm.
What is Create? It's the hands-on, maker, hacker, mad scientist arm of SXSW. Doing creative and revolutionary things with new technologies embodies the spirit of the SXSW Interactive Festival, and nowhere is this more evident than the diverse mix of activities at SXSW Create. From 3D printing to drones to bio-art and much more, this community event showcases the disruptive solutions that are shaping our future.
For a full list of SXSW Create exhibitors, go to http://www.sxsw.com/interactive/create
. Event info and directions also are available from the Events page at http://www.viperbots.org
We hope to see you at the ViperBots booth this year!
Leander ISD will be hosting three opportunities for parents to learn more about the district's human sexuality instruction. Information related to human sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases and character education will be covered. The presentations will be given by Austin LifeGuard
, character and sexuality education provider in the Austin area, who currently delivers presentations to Leander ISD students in grades 7-12 through their health classes. If you have any questions please contact Ray Langlois, Leander ISD Asst. Director of Safe and Healthy Students, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Human Sexuality Education Parent Workshops:
- Wednesday, March 19 – Canyon Ridge Middle School Library at 6 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 7 – Cedar Park Middle School Library at 6 p.m.
Due to inclement weather, LISD will delay all classes and offices opening for 2 hours Tuesday, March 4. Buses will run their normal routes, only 2 hours later. No morning Pre-K and no morning breakfast will be served.
We will continue to monitor and will inform you of any other changes to the schedule. As always, use your best judgment, stay warm and please be safe!
Todas las clases de LISD comenzarán 2 horas más tarde 4 de marzo. Los autobuses escolares correrán sus rutas regulares, solo 2 horas más tarde. Todas las clases de Pre-K de la mañana han sido canceladas y no se servirá desayuno en la mañana. Para más información, visite la página web del distrito www.leanderisd.org, los medios sociales de LISD o esté pendiente a las noticias locales.
Once again, LISD will be monitoring the weather throughout the evening and early morning, and will update you as decisions are made.
Leander ISD is launching the Summer Reading for All Book Drive
to help keep all students reading during the summer. The goal of the Summer Reading for All Program is to provide every middle and high school student with a book to read during the summer. The book drive will help give books to students who might not otherwise have access to quality reading material.
This book drive is specifically targeting books for students in grades 6th through 12th, although books for all levels will be accepted and all genres are needed (chapter books, picture books, non-fiction and fiction).
Here is how you can contribute to the Summer Reading for All Book Drive:
- Staff, parents, volunteers and community members may donate new or gently-used books at any LISD middle or high school library from February 3 - April 15.
- Our friends at Barnes & Noble Homestead (14010 US Hwy. 183 in Austin) are offering to donate a portion of their sales from March 17 - April 6 to support LISD’s Summer Reading for All Program. Make sure you mention the “LISD Summer Reading for All Program” when you make a purchase at that store, or add Bookfair ID #11312568 to your online purchases.
- You can also follow #SR4A on Twitter and help spread the word!
Support the Summer Reading for All Program and help close the achievement gap, eliminate the “summer slide” and foster life-long readers! Click here for more information about Summer Reading for All.
Leander ISD has a no contested race so we are cancelling our election.
District officials will monitor the weather this evening and into the early morning. If there is a change to normal school schedules, parents and staff will be notified. Emergency calls and emails will be sent to parents and district staff; information will be posted on the district website, Facebook and Twitter; and local media outlets will be contacted. As always, please use your best judgement for your individual situation.