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An Electronic Newsletter for the Employees and Friends of the

      Lubbock Independent School District, September 27, 2013   No. 05         

Find out which campus is in the spotlight this week on "Out and About"
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Upcoming Events
Sept. 27-28 - South Plains Fair
Sept. 30 - EHS Hall of Fame Induction
Oct. 1 - Foundation for Excellence (FFE) Board Meeting
Oct. 7
- Student Holiday, Teacher Work Day
Oct. 15-17
- Ag In A Bag
Oct. 26
- Monterey Chess Tournament    
In This Issue
Expectation Graduation Video
Upcoming Events
United Way Update
Employee Perks Highlights
Keep Up With LISD on Twitter
Contact Legislators
Miller Groundbreaking
National Merit Commended
National Hispanic and Achievement Programs
Band Extravaganza
College and Career
Monterey Spirit Squads
Roscoe Wilson and Buddy's Birthday
Swap Shop
United Way campaigns underway across LISD
United Way campaigns have begun on most campuses and LISD  inches closer to the $202,500 goal every day.  Currently, the district has raised more than $45,000.00, which is 22 percent of the goal.  

Approximately 125,000 lives are touched by the Lubbock Area United Way and their 23 partner agencies through the generous donations of the Lubbock ISD family.  It takes the whole community working together to identify and support the most pressing needs and provide program funding.  

Don't forget to order copies of the "Lubbock ISD is Cookin" cook book. Please email lmccutchin@lubbockisd.org for an order form. All proceeds from the sale of the cook book go directly to the Lubbock ISD United Way campaign.  
Center named for former LISD Superintendent to host state meets
The 2014 state wrestling meet will be February 14-15 at the Culwell Center in Garland. Since the University Interscholastic League sanctioned wrestling completion in 1999, the annual state meet had been held at various locations in Austin.

"The Curtis Culwell Center has the capability to hold more mats, so boys and girls in both conferences will be able to compete in a two-day wrestling state championship," said Mark Cousins, the UIL's athletic director. "As wrestling continues to grow in popularity and participation, we are excited to accommodate that growth with a first-class venue in Garland."

The Culwell Center, which is 18,000 square feet, seats about 7,000.
This year's state volleyball tournament will also be held at the Culwell Center from November 21-23.

Culwell served as Superintendent in Lubbock ISD in the 1990s and as Superintendent in Garland ISD until his retirement in 2012.
Employee Perks 

This week's "Employee Perks" highlighted business is Pure Water Ice & Tea Company.  Check out the "Retail" link on the Intranet Employee Perks Web page for details on very special savings for Lubbock ISD employees.  
Employees may be asked to show their picture ID badge as proof of employment. Additionally, be sure to read the E-Reporter each week to find out about new offers. 

Keep up with LISD on Twitter
Twitter Bird  Check out the Lubbock ISD Twitter Web page by clicking here  or follow us @LubbockISD.
Give someone you work with a SHOUT OUT
A SHOUT OUT is an easy, online form which will generate 25 words of text onto a megaphone-shaped document recognizing the work of an LISD employee.  A SHOUT OUT can also be submitted for an employee of our partners at ARAMARK, Durham and Sodexo.
This is a great opportunity to express gratitude to those people who make a difference in the lives of our students. Just click on the megaphone to get started.
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Contact information for state legislators
Senate District 28
Sen. Robert L. Duncan
1500 Broadway,
Suite 902

Lubbock TX 79401
Phone: (806) 762-1122

House District 84
Rep. John M. Frullo
4601 50th St, Suite 216
Lubbock TX 79414
Phone: (806) 763-2366
Web site / email

House District 83
Rep. Charles Perry
11003 Quaker Avenue, Ste. 101
Lubbock TX 79424
Phone: (806) 783-9934
Web site / email 
Shovels turn at new Miller Elementary site

Members of the Jayne Ann Miller family, the 20/20 bond committee, Miller Elementary students as well as Lubbock ISD Trustees and administration participated in the groundbreaking ceremonies.  The first shovels of dirt were turned at the site of the new elementary school on September 25.  The new school is scheduled to open in January of 2015.

Fourteen LISD students named Commended
Fourteen LISD students have been named National Merit Commended Students by the College Board based upon their scores on the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and a nationally applied selection index score.  The selection index score may vary from year to year and is just below the level required to be named a National Merit Semifinalist in their respective states.  
The honor of being named a National Merit Commended Student means these students have placed among the top five-percent of the more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2014 National Merit Scholarship competition by taking the 2012 PSAT/NMSQT.  

The commended students from Coronado are: David Kopper, Arsheen Rajan, Erin Ritchie, Dylan Schneider and Easton Turner.   

Lubbock High commended students are: Sabiha Armin, Brian Dane, Dayton Dorman, Alejandra Estrada, Emily Evans, Rebecca O'Briant, Aidan Ross and Dane Stull. Monterey High School senior Dylan Treadwell earned commended status as well. 
District announces 9 National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars and 1 African American Achievement Program Semifinalist
Nine Lubbock ISD students were recently selected for recognition in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for their performance on the 2012 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and their grade point average (GPA).

Each year, the NHRP identifies nearly 5,000 of the highest-scoring students (from a nationwide total of more than 250,000 juniors) in the United States and U.S. Territories who take the PSAT/NMSQT and designate themselves as Hispanic/Latino.

The NHRP Hispanic Scholar from Coronado is Brittney Dean. The NHRP Hispanic Scholars from Lubbock High School are: Diana Chavez, Joshua Dobrin, Alejandra Estrada, Andres Martinez-Marin, Marcos Palacios, Sydney Santos and Brandon Thomas.

The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/Latino high school students and to share information with interested colleges and universities. In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino as defined by the program guidelines, meet the minimum PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score for Texas, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0.     
The National Achievement Scholarship program recognizes the highest scoring participants among the more than 160,000 Black Americans who requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Program. Monterey senior Devin McMillian was among the 1,600 semifinalists selected. Semifinalists are named on a regional representation basis and are the highest-scoring program participants in the states that constitute each region.

The National Achievement Scholarship Program was initiated in 1964 specifically to honor academically promising Black American high school students. The annual scholarship competition is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.
Band Extravaganza turns 30!

The Lubbock High Westerner Band performs their UIL Marching Contest show "America: The Music of Aaron Copeland," during the 30th Annual LISD Band Extravaganza. All four LISD high school marching bands performed their marching contest shows as well as a tune with their geographic feeder schools.

C. Doyle Gammill, longtime LISD band director and administrator was the guest conductor for the "massed band" grand finale featuring a medley of Buddy Holly hits.  Guest appearances by the Texas Tech Goin' Band and the Westwinds Brass Band also entertained the crowd.

Local FOX affiliate KJTV broadcast the extravaganza live on channels 9 and 109.
Students and parents attend college and career

Education Ambassador Kylie Watson from the Texas Tech College of Education (left) provides information to Estacado High School junior Jaree Cotton (center) and her mom Joshlyn Cotton (right), assistant principal at Alderson Elementary.
Monterey spirit squads win the prize from KLBK

In the photo above, KLBK Channel 13 reporter Alison Morris (center) presents the KLBK Trends and Friends Spirit Stick to the combined Monterey High School Cheer and Pom squads on September 20.  Each week this fall, Trends and Friends is awarding a Spirit Stick to the high school spirit organization that submits the best video.  The combined Coronado cheer and pom squads won the first week.

Roscoe Wilson celebrates Buddy's birthday

Shown above (L to R) are Roscoe Wilson Principal Paula Finney, assistant principal Amy Barragan and counselor Carriane Caldwell.

Poodle skirts, horn-rimmed glasses, scarves and sweaters were all the rage back in the 1950s...and last week at Roscoe Wilson Elementary, as the school celebrated the birthday of its most famous alumnus, Buddy Holly. The beautiful 1950s cars were on display courtesy of the Nifty Fifties Car Club.
Swap Shop, Cheers and LISD Family News

FOR RENT: 1700 sq ft duplex.  2 bedroom, 2 bath and a basement, 2 car garage with sprinkler system, fireplace and vaulted ceilings.
Honey, Evans, Monterey school attendance zone. Call or email Dana if interested, dking@lubbockisd.org or 806-790-1479.
FOR SALE: Dark red, chenille fabric love seat. Excellent condition. $100 OBO. Email Linsey for pictures or if interested, lmccutchin@lubbockisd.org.
GARAGE SALE: Sat. Sept. 28, 9 a.m. 3807 68th Street. Lots of odds and ends, fish tanks and women's clothing, size 22/24. Proceeds will benefit a mission trip to Haiti.
WANTED: Dorm sized refrigerator for my classroom. I teach science and keep fresh foods for the animals I have. I am willing to pay up to $25 for a working refrigerator with no freezer. Please email aevans@lubbockisd.org.
WANTED: Small to medium size gas grill with propane bottle. Please call Dorene at 831-4623.  

CHEERS TO: Coronado HS staff and PTA board for hosting a welcome reception for new principal, Dr. Jerry Adams and his family on September 16 in the CHS library. Dr. Adams came to Coronado this year from New Deal High School. Welcome Dr. Adams!--Charlotte Godlove, Coronado HS

CONGRATULATIONS TO:  David and Ashley Howard on the birth of their son, Hayes Grady Howard, September 13. Ashley teaches pre-kindergarten at Centennial ES.  Desiree and Jason Shahan on the birth of their daughter, Stella Marjorie Shahan, September 14, weighing 5 lbs. 10 oz.
Jason is an AVID instructor and coach at Coronado HS.  Rebecca and Daniel Rodriquez on the birth of their daughter, Laura Grace, September 7, weighing 6 lbs. 11oz, and 20 inches long. Daniel teaches art at Coronado HS.

SYMPATHY TO:  Eva Gutierrez, teaching assistant at Centennial ES on the loss of her brother, Pablo Gutierrez, September 14.  The family of Hilda Torres, SOS facilitator at Overton ES, on the death of her brother, Mario Badillo on September 12.  Elizabeth and Tim Martin on the loss of their father and father-in-law, Dan Sheets. Elizabeth is a special education teacher at Parsons ES and Tim teaches math teacher at Matthews.  Vicki Sweetman on the loss of her husband, Danny Sweetman, September 18. Vicki teaches fourth and fifth-grade science at Harwell ES.

FALL FESTIVALS:   Rush ES will host their annual fall festival on Saturday, October 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.