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Sept e mbe r 28, 2012

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

Admin Alley

www.lac kla ndi sd .net

Digiam paolo. j @ lackla ndis d. ne t

LACKLAND VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Contents: Admin Alley

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Upcoming Events

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Shoe In

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Elementary Stuff

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Stacey Profile

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Building Blocks

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V.A.S. Network

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4th – 6th Art Club

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WAYS YOU CAN HELP AT LACKAND ISD

Stacey Profile

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Mentor Program

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Cool Stuff

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Lady Eagle Volleyball

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Girl Scout Drive

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Random Shots

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Room Parent Book Fairs Fall Festival Spring Fling Listen to children read Read stories to children Provide individual help Volunteer in the Library Practice vocabulary with students Assist with Homework Lab Reproduce Materials Make instructional games Play instructional games with students Nurse's Office Reading Breakfast Club Career Day Bake for special events Office assistance Children's garden Math Tubbing

Upcoming Events: Saturday Sept. 29 Cross Country Meet @ Hondo Monday Oct. 1 Cyber-Pat. Practice Round / ACT Prep. ELA – Knobloch 4812; 3:25 – 4:25 / Fashion Design (Duron) / Booster Club Meeting 5pm Lyon Center Tuesday Oct. 2 ACT Prep Math – Osburn 4807; 3:25 – 4:25 Wednesday Oct. 3 ACT Prep. Science – Caldwell (science lab) 3:25 – 4:25

Lackland ISD invites you to join our special team as a parent volunteer. As a Very Important Parent (VIP), you have the opportunity to volunteer your time and talents to assist the individual teachers and students at Lackland ISD. The only requirement is that you are willing to help out and that you make sure you have filled out a background check through the main office.

Keep forgetting to pick up a PTSO membership form from the office? Membership fees are only $3 per person up to a maximum of $12 for a family of 4 or more! Thank you for your support! Your membership fees stay within Lackland ISD PTSO as we are not affiliated with any of the national organizations, like PTO or PTA. Your membership gives you voting privileges at the open member meetings; so you can have a say about what goes on at our school! Our meetings are open to any parents or staff who wish to attend and all ideas are welcomed! If we cannot get to your subject during a meeting due to time constraints, please feel free to submit it in writing to the board to be discussed at the next month’s meeting! http://www.lacklandisd.net/education/dept/dept.php?se ctiondetailid=6826&


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Shoe In

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SHOE-IN

Written By: Samantha Pearson, Stacey Junior The FCCLA (Family, Consumer and Career Leaders of America) students at Stacey Junior/Senior High School visited The Salvation Army on September 22nd for the annual 'Shoe-In'. The 'Shoe-In' has been around for 25 years and benefits over 300 elementary schools in San Antonio. Students were busy fitting shoes, running to get shoes, handing out shoe boxes, and organizing hundreds of boxes. A family would come in, and the shoe fitter would get their sizes, then the shoe runner would go to a person handing out all the shoes. The shoe sizes ranged from Toddler Size 9 to Women's Size 9/ Men's Size 10. The runner would then get three to five boxes of shoes and the child was allowed to pick the ones they liked the most. After the child chose a pair, the fitter made sure the shoe fit. Once it fit, they received two pairs of socks with their shoes and were allowed to leave. The whole event was at a fast pace! As soon as the family left, a new family filtered in. The students had lots of fun and are planning on helping again next year.


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Elementary Stuff

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Students in Mrs. Allen's class work on learning how addition number sentences are created using a "Part-Part-Whole" mat. First graders enjoy using their manipulatives!


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Stacey Profile

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Stacey Profile: Mr. Robert Gordon By: Caleb Granstrom, Junior

1. What do you think of Stacey and its students so far? It is a blessing to be here at Stacey Jr./Sr. High. As a teacher, I feel fortunate to have been given the opportunity at a wonderful and successful school. Much of that success, of course, starts with a good administration and fantastic teachers, but it ends with the great students here at Stacey that exceed all challenges. 2.Where are you coming from? I retired from the Air Force in 2007, afterward I ended up at Wilford Hall as a First Sergeant. I then decided to fulfill my life-long goal of becoming a teacher or coach.

3.Have you always taught math? I started out as an aircraft mechanic on C-5's. This is my first year of teaching math professionally, although I have tutored for several years. However, my favorite subject is science and physics. 4.What skills can people develop in your class? In Math Improvement, I try to show students other strategies for solving math problems when they don't understand a certain approach. I try to develop motivation, self-esteem, and concentration in students. 5.Where did you go to college? UTSA! Go Runners go! 6 If you weren't a teacher, what would you want to do for a profession? I would love to play baseball or be an astronaut! 7. What do you do in your spare time? I play softball! 8. Do you have family? Yes! My wife Cindy, who I've been married to for twenty-four years and my sixteen-year old son Chase who is currently attending Brandeis High School. 9. Have you enjoyed living in San Antonio so far? Yes! This is where I wanted to retire. I couldn't afford Hawaii. 10. What is your favorite movie? My favorite movies are Glory Road and Rudy.


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Building Blocks

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“Students in Mr. Cox’s 6th Grade Science Classes use Legos to simulate elements while they build simple compounds”


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V.A.S. Network

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The V.A.S. Network & Stacey Film Club by: Anastasia Sanchez, Junior In the beginning, Stacey Jr/Sr High School had simple morning announcements that came from the intercom. Slowly, more and more people began to zone out and fool around during the announcements. This led to people not knowing when meetings were or if they had a sports practice or not. This led to very confused students and extremely aggravated teachers. How could this problem ever be a lifted? Well, in May of this year, after getting help from Mr. Richard, Film Club was born! We started small with no equipment at all. We made many plans for the future once we were able to get the materials we needed. One of the main things we wanted to start was the video announcements! After seeing the elementary kids work so well with expensive and complex gear, we had to catch up to their level. So, one day the week before school started, we had a meeting to see how to use the new technology. At first we had no clue what any of the buttons could do. Then, once we received help from Ms. Denny on how to operate the hardware, we slowly, but surely, got the hang of it. The first day of school was indeed intimidating. What if I say the word wrong? What if I knock the camera down? What if I left the microphones off? These were the thoughts going through our minds as the bell rang, because if we messed up the whole school would see it. When the time came, we all buckled down and did what needed to be done, and it was a success! People began to listen more and pay attention! Once we got the hang of it, we added more funny jokes and new crazy effects. No, it’s not to perfection, but still the V.A.S. network and Eagles Broadcast News have made the announcements better than ever.


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4th – 6th Art Club

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Students in Mr. Garcia’s 4th – 6th grade Art Club work with clay.


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Stacey Profile

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Stacey Profile: Mrs. Gretchen Schick By: RaejonĂŠ Lucas, Senior 1. What made you decide to teach computer classes? When I became an educational technology teacher, I found I loved working with students on projects so it seemed like a good transition to start teaching technology classes. 2. Where did you go to school? I started my college education in Munich, Germany my first year, but then moved back to Florida and finished at the University of Florida. Go Gators! 3. Where did you grow up? My father was in the Air Force, so I moved and lived all over. In fact, I was born in Laredo, TX and actually lived here at Lackland AFB when I was baby. I settled in Florida, though, and finished high school there. 4. Do you have any children? Yes, I have a daughter who is also a teacher and just moved to Prague, Czech Republic to teach 3rd grade for a year. My son is a senior in college at Virginia Tech and will be going into the Marine Corps when he graduates. I also have a step- daughter who is a junior in college, and a step-son who is in graduate school in Florida. 5. How long have you been a teacher? I taught computer classes in a small private school for a year, then became a permanent substitute at an elementary school for 4 years, and then went back to school to become a teacher and have been teaching for 9 years for a total of 14 years. 6. Where have you lived? I have been lucky enough to have traveled and lived many places in my life such as California, Texas, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, as well as Japan, England, Germany, and Greece. 7. Where did you work before you came to Stacey? I lived and worked in Virginia Beach, Virginia, which I now consider my hometown since I lived there for 14 years, longer than anywhere else! 8. What is your favorite thing about Stacey? I like the fact that it is a small school and everyone here seems like a family. I also love working with students who are from military families, as I feel a kinship to them. 9. What are your hobbies? I LOVE the beach, which I am missing a little here in San Antonio, and any water-related activities. My other passion is traveling and seeing the world. I also love to read, make things, and spend time with my husband, kids and other family. 10. Did you always want to be a teacher? No, I was a stay at home mom for a long time and then decided to go back to work. After I started substitute teaching, I found I loved it so I went back to school to get my teaching degree.


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Mentor Program

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The Lackland Elementary counselors have partnered with several squadrons on base for the 2012-2013 schoolyear. We have recruited excellent active-duty personnel who are eager to be a part of our school community to help make a difference in the lives of our children.

LISD Mentor Program Joint Base San Antonio Destination-Tomorrow’s Leaders (DTL) Mission LISD Mentor Program will provide the framework for positive relationships between the military, schools community and community at-large. These relationships will allow the student to make positive connections between the world of the military, school and their community. The mission of the program is to improve the academic achievement, self-esteem, social competence, and avoidance of problem/high risk behavior by providing a relationship with a caring adult who works to help youth achieve their potential.

Goals and Objectives 1. To provide positive relationships with caring adults 2. To provide a framework for positive future growth and decision making skills 3. To help develop effective problem solving skills and effective communication skills 4. To help students develop their vision for the future 5. To encourage students to develop their fullest potential 6. To help meet student’s needs as communities provide resources and expertise to schools 7. To build a sense of community(classroom, school, town/country, state, global) 8. To create positive opportunities for positive connections between military schools and their communities and career awareness and exploration. If you are interested in being a mentor or if you know of a child who could benefit from our program, please contact one of the counselors. Laura Everest (pre-kinder – second grade) 210-357-5054 everest.l@lacklandisd.net Mike Flores (third- sixth grade) 210-357-5106 flores.m@lacklandisd.net

Lackland Elementary officially has a surviving ecosystem!!!


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Cool Stuff

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Congratulations to two members of the Eagle Band who competed last Saturday at the Region Jazz Band auditions in Boerne. Matt DelVecchio earned first chair on piano, and Alex Reidel earned first on drum set. Both students qualified to advance to the Area level of competition and will perform with the Region Jazz Band in a clinic and concert on December 8 in Lytle.

Way to go Eagles! Stacey will be an ACT test site on the following dates:

*10/17/12*

*02/09/13*

*04/13/13*

*06/08/13*

ACT Prep classes from 3:25-4:25 pm. October 1st (Monday) – English (room 4812) October 2nd – Math (room 4807) October 3rd – Science (Ms. Caldwell’s science lab)

Good News! The Entertainment Book Fundraiser has been extended through October 5th. These books are packed full of valuable coupons to some of your favorite places. Please turn in all money envelopes and unwanted books by Friday, October 5th. Thank you for your support of our schools.

Congratulations Mrs. Leija on the newest member of your family. Grandson: Joe Raymond Robles Jr.


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Lady Eagle Volleyball

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Congratulations to the Lady Eagle JV and Varsity volleyball teams for defeating Gervin Academy on Tuesday evening.


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Girl Scout Drive

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Random Shots

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