The Leander ISD communication office is collecting photos from the Festival of Bands! This popular event displays the musical accomplishments of band programs across LISD.
If you have photos you wish to share, please send them as jpegs to email@example.com
. To ensure privacy, please include the first and last names and home campus of all students pictured in each photo. Some editing may be required. By submitting a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org
you are acknowledging that these photos may be used in Leander ISD publications, including but not limited to, the district website, Facebook and Education Express.
Three Leander ISD teachers were presented with grants from A+ Federal Credit Union. The teachers were honored at the September 15 LISD Board of Trustee meeting at Cedar Park Middle School.
Pictured left to right, LISD Board President Will Streit, Aline Crompton of the LISD Self-30 Program, Nancy Santucci of Four Points Middle School, Deborah Simmons of Giddens Elementary, Kerry Parker, CEO/A+ Federal Credit Union and President/A+ Education Foundation and Monica Meredith, Branch Manager of the Leander branch.
On Thursday, September 1, 2011, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a public meeting in each of its 25 districts throughout the state to provide information and solicit input from the public regarding the planning and funding of a variety of transportation projects.
Leander ISD has received reports of fraudulent fundraisers potentially operating in the area. LISD has a process for approving all fundraisers. Please feel free to contact the district before you donate funds to any group claiming to support LISD programs. If you are a member of a PTA or booster club organization and are considering a potential money-raising activity, please work through the LISD Business Services office at 570-0052.
Due to the Steiner Ranch fires, Laura Bush, Steiner Ranch, and River Ridge elementary schools, and Canyon Ridge middle school will be closed on Tuesday, September 6. In addition, Four Points middle school and Vandegrift high school will be closed due to logistical and safety concerns, since Vandegrift High School remains a Red Cross shelter.
Due to Rouse High School being set up as a Red Cross Shelter for families affected by the Leander fire, both Rouse High School and Wiley Middle School will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 6 due to logistical and safety concerns.
Athletic, fine arts, practices, extracurricular activities, as well as all booster club meetings at these eight schools are canceled. The district will reassess the situation on Tuesday. Please continue to regularly monitor this website for additional announcements.
Leander High School is proud to announce that senior Joshua Wills scored a perfect composite score of 36 on the ACT exam. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. According to ACT, Inc., 1.6 million students took the exam, but only 588 scored a perfect score, which is .0368 of one percent. Congratulations, Joshua. LHS and LISD are very proud of you!
Surplus items to be auctioned include: televisions, chairs, overhead projectors, computer carts, office desks and fax machines.
See more information regarding auction
posted: Sept. 13
Leander ISD is hosting the 2011-12 Booster Guidelines Training on Monday, October 17th at Cedar Park Middle School Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. We would like to invite all Leander ISD booster club presidents/officers to attend. No RSVP is required.
DI teams are forming now for grades 3-12. If you are interested, please contact your Campus DI QUEST teacher.
More information about DI
posted: Sept. 7
Leander ISD campuses have received numerous reports of smoke throughout the district. The safety of our students is always our top priority. At this time, LISD has not received notification from any area fire departments of fires that pose a risk to our schools. LISD is working closely with emergency officials to assess the situation. Should the situation change, the district will act based upon the direction of the emergency responders.
Due to how wide spread the fires throughout Central Texas during the last several days have been, there is currently a large amount of smoke and debris in the air. Some campuses may be seeing the smoke from a fire in Burnet, as an example. All emergency responders are on full alert in our entire area. Each campus principal has been directed to utilize professional judgment when determining whether students should be engaged in outdoor physical activities. This will vary from campus to campus.
LISD trains and practices with local officials on a regular basis in the event that an emergency situation occurs. LISD campuses have action plans in place based on the recommendations of emergency officials.
The following is an updated communication from Troy Kimmel, Chief Meteorologist at KEYE CBS42 TV: " The smoke from the fires in and around the Austin Metro Area will continue overnight and through much of the day Thursday. Smoke concentrations will be greatest after midnight and prior to noon on Thursday…Significant improvement is expected Thursday afternoon with northerly winds and good atmospheric mixing."
posted: Sept. 6
The PTA Clothes Closet volunteers have arranged to open the store for several extra hours this week to assist families that had to evacuate or lost their homes in the recent fires. The Clothes Closet offers children's clothing and is located at 300 S. West Drive in Leander (adjacent to Leander Middle School). Open hours are: Wed, Sept. 7 and Thurs, Sept. 8 from 10 AM - 1:30 PM and Friday, Sept. 9 from 10 AM - Noon.
posted: Sept. 6
Classes will resume tomorrow, Wednesday, September 7, for schools impacted by the recent fires: Laura Bush, Steiner Ranch and River Ridge Elementary schools, Canyon Ridge, Four Points and Wiley Middle schools, Vandegrift and Rouse High schools.
posted: Sept. 2
ReadiStep is a test that provides practice for, and early exposure to,
college entrance exams. ReadiStep is part of the College Board family of
assessments, which includes the PSAT and the SAT. This test will be
given to all LISD 8th grade students during the school day, including
students served in special education, on November 2nd. It is the first
chance for students to practice testing in a timed setting. LISD 8th
grade students do not to register for this test.
For further information please contact the ReadiStep Testing Coordinator
(see your student's school website), and for
additional resources, please check out our ReadiStep Resource link
8th grade home-schooled students eligible to attend LISD should fill out the application
posted: Sept. 2
ReadiStep es una evaluación que proporciona a los estudiantes la
oportunidad de practicar y de exponerse, con anticipación, a los
exámenes requeridos para entrar a la universidad. Este examen será
administrado a todos los estudiantes de LISD del 8vo grado durante el
horario escolar, incluyendo aquellos estudiantes de educación especial,
en el dos de noviembre. Es la primera oportunidad que los estudiantes
tendrán para practicar la toma de exámenes con un tiempo
pre-establecido. Los estudiantes de 8vo grado en LISD no necesitan
registrarse para tomar este examen.
Como ésta es la primera vez que ReadiStep será administrado, la
información que podemos suministrarle en cuanto a este examen es un poco
limitada. Para más información por favor contactar al Coordinador de
ReadiStep y para recursos adicionales puede dirigirse al enlace de ReadiStep Resource
Estudiantes de 8vo grado que reciben su educación en el hogar: aquellos
estudiantes que califican para atender LISD deben llenar la planilla anexa
posted: Sept. 2
All LISD ninth-, tenth- and eleventh-grade students, homeschoolers and non-LISD students may take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) for free this fall. Students do not need to register. The PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at all LISD high
schools. In addition, teachers will be holding reviews on the PSAT study
guide on September 19 and 20 for the English portion and September 22
and 23 for the math portion. Home school students that need information about testing for the PSAT, please contact Jennifer Colman, Dean of Instruction at CPHS and download the application.
Additional free reviews for students
Learn more about the PSAT