All LISD ninth-, tenth- and eleventh-grade students will take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) for free this fall. LISD students do not need to register.
The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at all LISD high schools. In mid-September, students will receive tips and strategies for taking the PSAT as well as review some PSAT type questions in their English and math classes. For additional information and FREE test prep resources, go to the LISD College and Career Readiness web site under the Academic Readiness tab to PSAT Prep Resources
Home school and private school students that need information about testing for the PSAT, please contact Shandalyn Porter
, Dean of Instruction at LHS and download the application
Leander ISD is hosting the 2013-14 Booster Guidelines Training for Athletic Boosters on Monday, September 16th in the Cedar Park High School Cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m. This training will be specific to athletic boosters only. We would like to invite all Leander ISD Athletic Boosters club presidents/officers to attend.
We are offering a second Booster Guidelines Training for all non-athletic boosters (Fine Arts, FFA, Cheer, JROTC, Project Graduation, etc.) on Wednesday, September 18th in the Cedar Park High School Cafeteria beginning at 7:00 p.m. This training will cover all non-athletic boosters clubs. We would like to invite all Leander ISD non-athletic booster club president/officers to attend.
No RSVP is required for either training.
Leander ISD is pleased to invite parents and community members to become members of the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) and help make a healthy difference in the lives of students. The LISD SHAC is committed to having a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. By addressing nutrition, physical activity, health education, social/emotional wellness and substance abuse prevention in a variety of ways and to a variety of audiences, we hope to raise the awareness levels and the skills for all to live a healthy life. Our meetings are held from 5:30-7pm during the school year on the following dates: 10/21/13, 11/18/13, 2/17/14, 3/17/14 and 5/19/14. The SHAC meetings will be held at the LISD Support Services Bldg., 1900 Cougar Country Dr., Cedar Park, TX, 78613. If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact Ray Langlois, Asst. Director of Safe and Healthy Students at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Deadline for membership is September 19, 2013.
LISD fathers and father-figures are invited to attend the Leander ISD Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Pizza Night at the Cedar Park Center on Tuesday, September 10. Meet at the North Entrance at 7 p.m. for a night of free pizza, drinks and an educational trip through the solar system. Following a Watch D.O.G.S. program presentation, students will get to experience interactive science exhibits, a mobile planetarium, moon rocks and more! Special guests include, Mr. Eric Snow, national director for Watch D.O.G.S, and Mr. Torvald Hessel, Austin Community College astronomy professor and executive director of the Austin Planetarium. RSVP for this great event by September 5!
Leander ISD will be forming an elementary attendance zoning advisory committee this fall. All elementary school zones will be revisited and may be affected by zoning recommendations from this committee, for the 2014-2015 and subsequent school years. (The LISD Board of Trustees will make the final decision.)
We need parents and community members from all areas of Leander ISD to participate, since these recommendations could impact the entire district. If you are interested in being a member of this committee, please apply by September 9, 2013, using the attached survey
. The district will be selecting approximately 25 members from those who apply using a “blind” selection process.
The committee will be meeting on Monday evenings from September through December. Please consider your availability on Monday nights in deciding whether to apply for committee membership.
LEANDER, Texas, August 26, 2013 – Leander ISD parents are invited to attend the district’s “Keeping Your Child Safe” social media and technology symposiums. For the convenience of the community, the events will be held two evenings: Thursday, September 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rouse High School (1501 CR 271 in Leander) and Monday, September 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Vandegrift High School (9500 McNeil Dr., in Austin). Parents may attend either event. Sessions will be repeated both nights.
The symposiums are designed to engage and inform parents of issues regarding the uses of social media and technology as they relate to student safety and wellness. Following a 15-minute main session, parents will rotate through three breakout sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to attend each session both nights. Light snacks will be provided.
Experts will address the following topics at the symposiums:
- Helping your child make wise decisions on the Internet;
- Cyber security and protecting your child’s privacy;
- Criminal behavior on the Internet;
- The legal implications of social media; and
- What does digital citizenship mean in LISD?
Session presenters will represent Leander ISD Information Technology Services; The Attorney General’s Office; Leander Police Department, Cedar Park Police Department and Travis County Constables; and Leander ISD District and Campus Administrators.
Participants should RSVP for the social media and technology symposiums by contacting Marie Cook at email@example.com
or by calling 512-570-0153. To help the district plan appropriately, please indicate if you plan to attend the event on Thursday, September 12 or Monday, September 16.
August 22, 2013 – Leander ISD Superintendent Bret Champion announced that 561 students earned 597 Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the 2013 AP Exams. This is a 38 percent increase from the previous year when 408 students earned 422 distinctions.
“On behalf of LISD, I offer our congratulations to these students for participating in the rigorous AP Program, for fully applying themselves to the demands of the coursework and for excelling on the challenging exams. We are tremendously proud of our 2013 AP Scholars,” said Champion.
LISD also reported that 2,360 students took 4,364 AP exams in 2013, up from the 2,003 students who took 3,557 tests in 2012.
“In our continuing efforts to ensure that students graduate from our district prepared to succeed in college, we are pleased that a growing number of students are participating in the AP Program because it is one way we bring college-level academics into our high schools. The AP Program is an incredibly valuable opportunity for our students, as it fosters knowledge and skills and can potentially earn them credit for college,” said Champion.
The National AP Scholar Award is presented to students who earn an average score of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. The AP Scholar with Distinction Award is presented to students who earn an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams. The AP Scholar with Honor Award is achieved by students who earn an average score of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 3 or higher on four or more of these exams and the AP Scholar Award is given to students who complete three or more AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher.
Cedar Park High School had a total of 196 scholars honored through the AP Program.
- Sixteen students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award.
- Seventy-eight students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction
- Thirty-seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award.
- Sixty-five students earned the AP Scholar Award.
Leander High School had a total of 57 scholars honored through the AP Program.
- One student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award.
- Eleven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
- Nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award.
- Thirty-six students earned the AP Scholar Award.
Rouse High School had a total of 51 scholars honored through the AP Program.
- One student qualified for the National AP Scholar Award.
- Nine students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
- Seven students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award.
- Thirty-four students earned the AP Scholar Award.
Vandegrift High School had a total of 161 scholars honored through the AP Program.
- Nine students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award.
- Forty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
- Twenty-six students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award.
- Eighty students earned the AP Scholar Award.
Vista Ridge High School had a total of 132 scholars honored through the AP Program.
- Nine students qualified for the National AP Scholar Award.
- Forty-four students qualified for the AP Scholar with Distinction Award.
- Twenty-one students qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award.
- Fifty-eight students earned the AP Scholar Award.
“College-readiness courses, including the AP Program, prepare students for higher education and beyond. In order to do well, students must refine their study and time-management habits and really understand the course material,” said Champion. “In some cases, scoring a 3 or higher on an AP Exam can earn a student college credit. We are pleased that in 2013, while LISD had a 23 percent increase in the number of AP Exams given from 2012, we maintained the percentage of exams that scored a 3, 4, or 5,” said Champion.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of more than 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
Parents, please send us your student's first day photos! This has been a parent/student favorite over the past couple of years. You can submit your student's photo via Facebook message, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name of the school that your student attends.
More details about submitting photos can be found here:
We can't wait to see your photos and share them!
An exciting announcement from LISD Athletics is the sale of the “Family Pass”. This annual pass will allow your immediate family into all of LISD regular season sporting events with the exception of varsity football games.
Family passes are $75 each. (One pass per purchase)
Please come by the Athletic department office at 202 W. South Street in Leander between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to purchase your Family Pass. Checks and cash will be accepted. All checks must have a driver’s license and telephone number. Lost or damaged cards will not be reissued. For more information, please call Beverly Hans at 512-570-0166.
August 7, 2013 – Representatives from the University Interscholastic League, the organization that oversees educational extracurricular academic, athletic and music contests in Texas, will present the Cedar Park High School Timberwolves with the prestigious Lone Star Cup on Thursday, August 22, at 7:30 p.m. during the school’s third annual “Meet the Timberwolves” community pep rally. The event will take place at the football stadium at CPHS.
Honoring the best overall athletic and academic programs in Texas, the UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to five high schools, one in each of the UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 5A). The Lone Star Cup is awarded based on team performances in district and state championships in events including state and area marching band; team tennis; cross country; volleyball; football; swimming and diving; wrestling; girls basketball; boys basketball; soccer; golf; track and field; academics; One Act Play; softball; and baseball.
The winning schools in each classification will receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL.
CPHS earned a total of 108 points, clinching the Lone Star Cup, in activities including boys and girls cross country, boys and girls golf volleyball, boys and girls basketball, boys and girls soccer, regional academics, softball and the 4-A state champion marching band and football team.
The “Meet the Timberwolves” pep rally will begin at 7:10 p.m. Following the Lone Star Cup presentation at 7:30 p.m., the 2013-2014 Timberwolves teams, clubs and organizations will be introduced.
Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC). These committees are composed of district employees, community members, business representatives and parents. SBPC members provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, with an aim of improving the achievement of all students. The committees address such areas as planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns and school organization. Elections for parent representatives are held every fall. Parents can only serve as a parent representative at the campus where they have a child attending school. If you would like to find out more information about the council, run for one of the parent seats or nominate someone for one of the seats, please call the campus your student attends no later than Friday, September 6.
The district’s online tool, txConnect, allows LISD parents to easily monitor their child’s achievement throughout the school year. LISD parents can use txConnect to access their child’s grades and assignments and view and print their child’s interim progress reports and report cards. To further support student learning, reduce absenteeism and improve behavior, txConnect provides parents with their child’s STAAR (or TAKS) results, along with their immunizations, attendance and student discipline reports. And beginning this year, parents can use txConnect to view, update and print first-day packet forms. These features help parents stay connected to their child’s education in an ongoing basis. Connecting to your child’s learning through txConnect is a simple, two-step process. Learn more