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Novembe r 10, 2011

Jill DiG iampaolo & Davi d A . Ga rcia – Ed itor s

Admin Alley

www.lac kla ndi sd .net

Contents: Admin Alley


Upcoming Events


College Week at Stacey


Labels for Education


Stacey Profile


Thanksgiving Luncheon


Science Fair Projects


Media Center


Good Information


Love and Logic


Random Shots


Upcoming Events: Friday Nov. 11 School Holiday Saturday Nov. 12 STUCO Workshop @ Clark HS / Girls Basketball @ Comfort / Chess Tournament @ GCC Monday Nov. 14 Northwest Vista visits Seniors / Booster Club 5:00 Nov. 15 – 17 Credit by Exam Tuesday Nov. 15 Mayor visits 6 – 8 graders / Girls & Boys Basketball @ St. Mary‘s Hall / Board Meeting 11:30 Wednesday Nov. 16 STUCO Thanksgiving Faculty Lunch Thursday Nov. 17 Cafeteria Thanksgiving Lunch

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Texas School Thrives Despite a Constantly Changing Environment One of the strengths of the Success for All model is that it builds continuity into the academic program. If students start using SFA programs in kindergarten, it is far more likely that they will become successful readers as they progress through elementary school and beyond. Lackland Elementary, a SFA school located within the U.S. Air Force Base in Lackland, Texas, does not have the luxury of continuity: most of their students stay for only two years before their parents‘ next transfer. It‘s one of the unique challenges of running a school on a military base, where change is always looming on the horizon. For parents and students who have left the confines of Lackland AFB for a new school in another city, however, there is soon a common realization—nothing compares to SFA. ―We get tons of e-mail from former parents saying, ‗We miss Success for All,‘‖ says Principal Terry Leija. There‘s good reason to miss Lackland AFB and Success for All programs: The percentage of students reading at or above grade level at Lackland has hovered in the upper 90s during the past decade. Ask the officials at Lackland AFB the secret of their success, and they have a simple answer: constant review of students‘ progress. Students from all over the world shuffle in and out of enrollment, and the school is lucky to have a small group of students make it from kindergarten to third grade. Given this small window, Lackland teachers and administrators have to continually monitor the effectiveness of their approach. ―The data piece of SFA is huge,‖ said Miles Payne, Lackland‘s facilitator. ―You use it to try and get the most out of your students that you can.‖ For the full story visit:

Lackland ISD E-News

College Week at Stacey

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College Week at Stacey Junior Senior High. Students participated in many activities during College Week at Stacey. Students created college pennants to hang on their locker, answered trivia questions to win shirts, and listened to their teachers‘ college journey. Each morning students learned facts about why it is important to further their education and how to make that possible. Teachers decorated their doors to educate students about their favorite university. On Wednesday, Generation Texas visited students during lunch and seniors went to CafĂŠ College to gain more knowledge about post-secondary studies.

Today was Spirit day in which students wear their favorite college shirts. More pictures to come in next weeks e-newsletter. Check out these great websites:

Lackland ISD E-News

Labels for Education

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Mrs. Heineman’s pre-k classes enjoy popcorn and a movie for winning the recent “Labels for Education” contest. They were hosted by two of our wonderful PTSO volunteers, Mrs. Forsgren and Mrs. Arthur.

Lackland ISD E-News

Stacey Profile

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Stacey Profile: Johnathan Silvas By: Elleanna Eckman-Kantz, Stacey senior

A lot of kids have seen you around campus, but because you are new, some may be uncertain about your job, can you explain what you do? My current position with Stacey is a Para Professional. The role I serve in the classroom is to be the teacher’s support. This role is fulfilled by me assisting students with disabilities in the classroom; students who need modified instruction or assistance as well as keeping up with their Individualized Education Program (IEP). Lisa, borninand inprofession? San Antonio. In 1999, I moved to North Carolina. I How long have youwas worked yourraised current married a United States Marine and was stationedworking at Cherry Point. For the past ten Education This is my first year as a Para Professional. However, I’m currently on my certification for Special years, I have worked as a directorProgram. and program coordinator for an elementary through Texas Teachers Alternative Certification school in Havelock NC. I will be completing my bachelor’s degree in Early Where did you work before coming to Stacey? Childhood Education (birth-kindergarten) at the end this month. have a 3 Grocery yr Before coming to Stacey Junior Senior High School, I held a position as of a Store ManagerIfor H-E-B Retail in named Avery. so grateful to be a part to of help an awesome school. operation I San Antonio old and daughter, in the Central Texas Region.I am At H-E-B, I had the privilege lead a successful retail look forward to an exciting school year. unit with great people. I had the honor to be a part of achieving maximum return on investments, as well as creating a team environment to ensure customers were provided quality products. What is the most interesting place you have ever visited or lived? The most interesting place I have visited was Bangkok, Thailand and the border of Burma. Thailand has a unique cultural mix of people, amazing shopping malls, historical sight-seeing places, as well as savory cuisine. What is your favorite book? Crazy Love by Francis Chan and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey's. How about your favorite movie? My favorite movie is Courageous. It’s a movie about four men and one calling: to serve and protect. Do you have any pets or a favorite animal? I currently do not have any pets, but my favorite animals are Labrador Retrievers, preferably chocolate labs. These animals are full of life, outgoing, and devoted companions. I'm sure you have hobbies or activities you enjoy outside of work; can you tell us a little bit about them? I enjoy playing golf, training for marathons, trekking, kayaking, and being introduced to different cultures from around world. If you could acquire any super power, what would it be and what would you do with it? I would like to acquire the super power of teleportation; the ability to transport your whole body from a room to different destination. The possibilities are really endless with this super power, and I think best part is that traveling no longer has to be a long endeavor. Do you consider yourself to be a rule follower, or more laid back? I would consider myself to be a rule-follower because I understand the benefits of these principles and their importance to maintain a balanced lifestyle and relationship with others. Is there anything else you would like to add about yourself? My wife and I work closely with a non-profit organization in Thailand that rescues children from sex-trafficking, abuse, and slavery. We spent six weeks working with this organization this past summer. We had the opportunity to teach English as a second language, build a safe-home, install a water purification system, and work in the slums.

Lackland ISD E-News

Thanksgiving Luncheon

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Dear Parent (s):

Our Food Service Staff will serve a special lunch celebrating Thanksgiving on November 17th,

2011. You are cordially invited to have lunch with your child that day. The cost of the meal will be $3.50 for adults and for any children who are not enrolled at LISD. Please bring exact payment and small bills. Pre-payments will not be accepted. Sincerely, Marcos Rodriguez Lackland I.S.D. / Food Service Director Thanksgiving Meal Menu

Roast Turkey & Baked Ham Turkey Gravy

Cornbread Dressing Green Beans Almandine

Cranberry Sauce

Green Garden Salad

Pumpkin Pie & Assorted Fruits

Elementary Cafeteria Lunch Schedule 10:45 -11:35

Pre-K 4

11:00- 11:30

2nd Grade

11:20 - 11:50

1st Grade

12:30 - 1:00

3rd Grade

12:00 - 12:30


11:45 - 12:15

4th Grade

High School Cafeteria Lunch Schedule 12:30 - 1:00

5th Grade

12:15 – 1:00

6th Grade

10:50 - 1120

7TH & 8TH Grade


12th Grade

Ambrosia Salad

Mashed Potatoes Hot Rolls

Lackland ISD E-News

Science Fair Project

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Mrs. Motz’s 2nd grade class gets started on its Lackland Elementary Science Fair project. As a class, students are finding out how clean their room is by testing to determine the presence of bacteria using cut potatoes.

Lackland ISD E-News

Media Center

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Elementary Students Participating in Statewide Reading Program

Lackland Elementary students in grades 3 - 6 are again participating in the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) reading incentive program. This reading for pleasure program began in 1979 to promote reading in grades 3 - 6 and to introduce children to a variety of quality books, to develop critical reading, and to honor imaginative authors. In November each year, a committee of librarians from the Texas Library Association (TLA) announces a Master List of 20 titles from among hundreds of books recently published and written by living U.S. authors. At the Lackland ISD Media Center, we make sure to have three copies of each of the nominated titles, and we introduce them to students with multimedia book talks and trailers. Along the way, students also learn about using the online catalog, deciding between genres, fiction, and non-fiction, placing holds in the library system, and just generally having a good time reading. Winning the top award from these 20 titles is a nationally recognized honor, and best of all, it is the STUDENTS who decide on the winner. To participate, students read or hear read aloud at least five of the books. At the end of January 2012, our participating students vote to decide their favorite title, using an “official” TBA ballot.

The winning author of the book receiving the most student votes statewide is recognized at a large and extravagant ceremony in April, during the TLA Annual Conference. Our Lackland students are currently eagerly reading these titles, taking notes, and looking forward to casting their ballot for the 2012 winner in this “Children’s Choice Award” program. It will be exciting to find out the favorite!

Lackland ISD E-News

Good Information

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Summer Camp Opportunity for Active Duty Dependents Attention 12 to 17 year old males:

Do you want to go to a summer camp to sharpen your leadership skills and participate in fun activities such as mud course and paintball? Go to to download an application. Please see Jania Nicholson at the Stacey Jr./Sr. High for additional information.

Lackland Elementary Yearbooks are now on sale in the elementary office. Reserve your copy today for only $22.00 Hurry…they are selling fast!!!

Students in Mrs. Allen’s class enjoy working on their science fair project. The first graders are testing to see if “All Brands of Raisin Bran have the same number of raisins” for a product testing experiment. Science Fair is coming the week of November 14, so make sure you stop by to see their results!

Lackland ISD E-News

Love and Logic

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Random shots

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