Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
LISD Adding 5 Minutes to the School Day in January 2016
Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, 2016, Leander ISD will be adding five minutes to the school day. Elementary campuses will end five minutes later, and high schools will start five minutes earlier, with the exception of Cedar Park High School, which will remain on the same schedule. The new school hours for LISD elementary campuses will be 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. and high schools will be 8:40 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. Middle school hours will not change, and Cedar Park High School hours will not change.
House Bill 2610, which was passed this last legislative session, requires that public school students receive 75,600 minutes of instruction, instead of 180 days. As a result, LISD is lengthening the school day by five minutes at the elementary and high school campuses (except CPHS). LISD middle schools are not impacted by the new law, nor is CPHS, as their school day already meets the requirements of the law.
If your student rides the bus and his or her route is impacted by this change, LISD Transportation services will notify you of your child’s new pick-up/drop-off time.
LISD añade 5 minutos al dia escolar a partir de enero de 2016
Comenzando el lunes 4 de enero de 2016, Leander ISD añadirá cinco minutos al día escolar. Las escuelas primarias terminarán cinco (5) minutos más tarde, y las escuelas preparatorias (high school) comenzarán cinco minutos más temprano, con excepción de Cedar Park High School que permanecerá con el mismo horario. Las nuevas horas escolares para las escuelas primarias de LISD serán de 7:45 am a 2:50 pm y las de escuela preparatoria (high school) serán de 8:40 am a 3:45 pm. El horario de las escuelas secundarias (middle school) no cambiará.
La ley de la Cámara de Representantes 2610 que pasó esta última sesión legislativa requiere que los estudiantes de escuelas públicas reciban 75,600 minutos de instrucción en vez de 180 días. Como resultado, LISD está alargando el día escolar por cinco minutos en las escuelas primarias y preparatorias. La excepción son CPHS y las escuelas secundarias (middle school) las cuales no se impactan por la nueva ley, ya que su día escolar ya cumple con los requisitos de la ley.
Si su estudiante usa el bus escolar y su ruta se afecta por este cambio, los servicios de Transporte de LISD le notificarán de la nueva hora de recogida y llegada de su niño(a).
Thank you to our Veterans from The Leander High School for your service!
November 23-27th - Student/Teacher Holiday
December 21st-Jan. 1st - Student/Teacher Holiday
The 2014-2015 Lair Yearbook "Blueprints" received a Gold Medalist award!
The 2014-2015 Lair Yearbook "Blueprints" received a Gold
Medalist award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA). Gold Medalists are given for total scores from 800 to
1,000 points in their critique of the publication. To help student print or online media improve
their final product the Association offers its Medalist Critiques. Each year,
student newspapers, magazines, yearbooks or online media are invited to submit
issues or hyperlinks to the Association's experienced adviser-judges. The Critique contains a written set of standards developed by the Association
to itemize the best practices for student media. The adviser-judge reads the
print or online publication and analyzes its strengths and weakness as
described by the Critique. The judge writes out comments and makes constructive
suggestions for building on current strengths and correcting deficiencies noted
in the Critique.
The Roar, LHS's online student-run newspaper site,
received a First Class Rating with three Marks of Distinction
for content/coverage, design/navigation and rich media from the National
Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). Professional
journalists, experienced media advisers and other media professionals serve on
the NSPA board of judges. The judge writes comments and scores your
publication in several different categories such as coverage, writing and
design. The composite score from all sections gives the publication an honor
rating ranging from Third Class to All American.
The Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) "Drop the Mic" Gala
The Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation (LEEF) "Drop the Mic" Gala will be Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at the Westin Austin at the Domain. Guess who is dropping the mic? LISD high school principals and selected staff will be competing in an epic lip-sync battle to win a grant for their high school's Project Graduation. *This is an adult only event – sorry students! *
Tables, tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Gala are now available. For more information, visit www.leanderedfound.org/gala or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
**School Day ACT Testing **
We are very excited to announce that for the second year, the official ACT test will be offered to our Juniors at Leander High School on Tuesday, April 19th during the school day! We would like to encourage you to sign your student up to get set for college.
Our registration window is now open, and you may sign up through January 29th. There is a $59 fee for the ACT, which you will pay at the time of registration. The link to register and pay is found on our campus webstore. If your student is interested but needs financial assistance, please contact Cynthia Bode at Leander HS.
Students who currently receive testing accommodations at Leander HS will need to visit with their counselor to apply for accommodations by Dec. 11th.
On Campus - Nov. 19 & 20 - Sign-up at lunch the week before.
Off Campus - They may take their photos at the Photo Texas studio on their own schedule at any time before Nov. 20 for a fee.
Contact: Photo Texas 512-617-7780 or go to phototexasphotography.com
School code: 614085
The Department of State Health Services is urging everyone 6 months old and older to get vaccinated against the flu. It is particularly important for pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions, because people in those groups are at a greater risk of severe complications if they do get the flu.
The flu vaccine is available now, and DSHS encourages people not to wait to protect themselves and their family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Read more...
Our Main Entrance and Attendance Office is located in the beautiful new building in front of the school!
Absence Reporting Line - 512-570-1073. If your child will not be at school, please call this number and leave the student's name, grade, ID#, your name, and the reason for absence. Please send a note with your child when they return to school (within 48 hours).
Need to leave early? PHONE CALLS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED. The easiest way is for the Parent/Guardian to send a note with the student to the Attendance Office before school. You may also send a fax to 512-570-1086 or email email@example.com at least 1 hour prior to when student needs to leave. Emails must be sent from account we have on file for you. Without a note, fax or email, a parent must come to the Attendance Office with a picture ID and sign their student out.
ITEM DROP OFF - Please encourage students to come to school with everything they need for the day. This includes lunch/lunch $, supplies, homework, athletic equipment, etc. However, we understand that occasionally the need arises to drop off an item. You may drop off items at the receptionist's desk for retrieval by your student. To minimize disruption of instructional time, we are no longer able to send a pass to your student to retrieve items. Parents should communicate with their student to pick up the item during passing periods or lunch.
As a reminder, because of Federal law, we are only able to accept food items from parents/guardians/emergency contacts. Parents also may not provide food for students other than their own.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to partnering with you for the 2014-2015 school year!
Adopted Revisions to Alternative
This item adopts revisions to 19 TAC Chapter 101, Assessment, Subchapter DD, Commissioner's Rules Concerning Alternative Exit-Level Assessments. The revisions allow for the use of certain substitute tests in place of corresponding State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STARR) end-of-course (EOC) assessments for graduation purposes. Read more...