Building Successful Futures

February 2015
Library Night Excites Students
The Lake County Library in Lakeport hosted Terrace Middle School students and their families on Wednesday, February 4th for a fun-filled, explorational event. Chris Veech, Resource Librarian & Amy, the Director of Lakeport's Teen Reading Program shared fun videos that had the students giggling in their seats. Families were offered snacks in the library which made the event feel very special. Greatest of all was the creative scavenger hunt which challenged students to learn where and how to find specific resources within the library. Students excitedly ran around the library, practicing finding books, asking questions from the Resource Librarian and exploring new territories.

Several students updated old library card accounts, some went home with a new card, and many left with several great reads.
Lake County Library Technician Amy Patton serves as Teen Coordinator and looks forward to having students participate in the "tween" and "teen" summer reading program.
Health Smarts Screening for Employees To Be Offered
SISC is once again sponsoring a free health screening with cash awards for participating. The screenings will be held on March 3rd between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and March 4th between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. The health assessment will take approximately 15 minutes. The screening includes a cholesterol test, blood pressure evaluation, glucose test for diabetes, as well as other valuable tests and measurements. Screenings will take place in the district office. 

Those eligible to participate are SISC enrolled employees of the district, SISC enrolled spouses and child dependents (18 years or older), SISC enrolled retirees, and district employees. 
If you want to participate and earn a $30 gift card, log on to to make an appointment in advance. If you don't make an appointment ahead of time but show up as a "walk-in" you will be eligible for a $15.00 Visa Gift Card.         
If you have trouble logging on to make an appointment, call OnSite Wellness at 310-618-1988 to request assistance. 
Welcome to LUSD

Connie Smith, an RSP teacher, has joined our staff recently and is providing resource services to students at both Clear Lake High School and Lakeport Elementary School. Welcome to LUSD, Connie!
Party with a Purpose!
The Lakeport Enhanced Education Foundation (LEEF) is hosting their annual Party With A Purpose event on March 14th at Fitch Hall at the Lake County Fairgrounds. The catered dinner and dance will feature local musicians and a live and silent auction. Tickets are $50.00. All proceeds benefit the Lakeport Unified School District's educational programs. 

Tickets are available at Terrace Middle School, Clear Lake High School and Linda's Hallmark. For more information, call Terrace Middle School at 262-3007.
LITE Team is Lighting Up the District with Technology  
LITE Team members met recently to discuss new practices using technology that will improve student learning
The Lakeport Innovative Technology Educators (LITE) team is a group of ten educators selected from each of our schools. The team works to identify and pilot innovative ways to use technology to support student learning in the classroom. Teachers on the team are given a small budget to purchase technology tools for their classrooms. Some of the pilot projects have included the use of Chromebooks, digital projection equipment, and tablets. In the near future we hope to pilot a program using a 3D printer.


Once strategies and tools are identified and piloted, the team provides training for staff interested in increasing their use of technology in the classroom. LITE team training offerings to date have focused on the use of the Google suite of classroom tools that is available for free to our district. These tools allow for collaborative communication and creation among students and staff. LITE will be offering individual support to teachers this year in addition to the training offerings on the tools mentioned above.


Members of the LITE Team are:  Ann Mason, Kristen Hiatt, Jodi Mansell, Karen Schaver, Becky Davis-Lawler, Zane Jensen, Shelly Lawson, Melanie Sturr, Shanna Wilbur, Ken Hook and team leader Joe Aldridge.   

Measure T School Improvement Projects Update
At the February school board meeting, nine individuals were appointed to the Measure T Citizens Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC).  New members are Dan Camacho, Karyn Rasmussen, Nelson Strasser, Daniel Buffalo, Traci Champion-Meade, Judy Luchsinger-Mann, Jennifer Hansen, Larry Powers and Dennis Rollins. We are fortunate to have the expertise of these committee members who will monitor and audit the use of Measure T Bond revenues and expenditures for school improvement projects.     

At the upcoming March school board meeting, an architectural firm will be selected to begin working with the District on developing the master plan for the projects.   The superintendent and business manager will also be ......
3D Printing at Clear Lake High School
The Clear Lake High School (CLHS) Technology Program is excited to now offer 3D printing to its Advanced and Professional Computers program. The department purchased a new MakerBot Replicator2 printer that uses a plastic filament to create 3D usable objects that students first conceptualize in a 3D program and then are able to see their creations come to life.

3D printing is a relatively new segment that is showing strong growth according to teacher Adam Evans. CLHS has invested in the technology that is efficient and also uses very little material to have students create new and exciting projects. The school purchased a 3D scanner where students can scan in a project and then manipulate and created items that are tangible.
Lake County Reads Needs Our Help
The Lake County Literacy Task force has adopted Lake County Reads as one of it's four initiatives. The program brings community service groups, agencies and interested adults into the school setting to share a pre-selected book with students from kindergarten through 5th grade.  The goal of Lake County Reads is to support literacy with our elementary schools as something that the community values and supports in the classroom as well as outside of the school.  

The program needs support to fund the books for the program. All of the books are pre-selected and grade level specific.  The books are ordered, sorted and delivered by the Literacy Task Force.  The thirty hardcover books all are embossed with a special label, signed by the reader and become beloved additions to each school library

Please contact Stephanie or Laurie at 262-4162 for more information and to make your donation.
In Gratitude
Lakeport Unified School District is grateful for the support of our community and parent organizations! 

Rotary Club of Lakeport members donated $650 to the CLHS Academic Decathlon team.  The funds will pay the registration fee for the ACADECA team to participate in the upcoming state competition.  

Konocti Vista Casino contributed $1,000 and the Lakeport Enhanced Education Foundation (LEEF)  donated $500 to support math and science programs at Terrace Middle School.

The Habematolel Pomo Tribe of Upper Lake contributed $250 to support the boys
basketball program at Terrace Middle School.  

The Terrace Middle School PTO donated $3,995 for the installation of a sound system in the middle school cafeteria.  

SNAP Coordinator Receives Recognition   
Lake County Health Services SNAP Project Coordinator Dana Kent was recognized by the LUSD Board of Education for her enthusiasm and dedication in teaching Lakeport Elementary School students about healthy eating through the Harvest of the Month program.  Pictured with Dana is Director of Food Services Jackie Courtney and Board President Phil Kirby.  

Congratulations to the Terrace Middle School Girls A Basketball Team, Boys A Basketball Team and Boys B Basketball Team for winning Lake County Junior High Athletic League Championship Titles.    

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