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May 24, 2013 www.lacklandisd.net

Admin Alley

Contents: Admin Alley

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Upcoming Events

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Retirement Images

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Gifted and Talented

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Film Club / Quilts

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Pizza & Fractions

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Elementary News

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Coach Smith

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Stacey News

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Mayors Fitness Council

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Food Service Message

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Pre/K Kinder Field Day

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8 grade Field Day

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Cool Stuff

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Farewell

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Random Shots

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Random Shots

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Upcoming Events: Monday May 27 School Holiday – Memorial Day / State Solo & Ensemble Contest Pflugerville Tuesday May 28 School Board Meeting Wednesday May 29 Eaglet Mtg. / FCCLA Field Trip 3:30 Thursday May 30 Academic Award Ceremony 4:30pm Lyon Center Friday May 31 Senior Exams

Jill DiGiampaolo & David A. Garcia – Editors Digiampaolo.j@ lacklandisd. net

The End of an ERA A heartfelt goodbye was given to some long time staff members. In a touching ceremony retirees were honored and resignees were recognized at LISD’s annual red carpet affair. Retiring after many many years of dedication at LISD are Mrs. Mary Rue, Mrs. Donnis Todd and Coach Jeff Smith. Also retiring is Mr. Ernesto Chacon and resigning is Mrs. Eva Berg, Mrs. Lori Black, Mrs. Suzanna Day, Mrs. Samantha DeLetto, Ms. Jill DiGiampaolo, Mrs. Tashun Jackson and Mrs. Gretchen Schick. It was a wonderful event emceed by Mr. Michael Richard and hosted by the terrific retirement committee headed up by Mrs. Sarita Jordan. Special thanks to our wonderful food service staff, maintenance and custodial crew, Mrs. Emily Duron and all who made this a special evening.


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Retirement Images

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Gifted and Talented

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What’s My GIG? (My gift in giftedness) The sixth grade Gifted and Talented students attended the Gifted Conference at Region 20, our Education Service Center, in San Antonio, on May 10. Our students met with 300 students from around the region, representing various school districts. Students were engaged in several workshops focusing on their talents and academic strengths. Students learned to identify their learning attributes and styles by analyzing the color that represented them as learners. They learned about brain research and how it impacts social and emotional needs of students. They were also able to engage in a session that helped them develop their creative sides. Parents also participated in workshops to gather information in order to understand their students and their needs better. Great job, sixth grade!


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Film Club / Quilts

FILM CLUB HONORED The Stacey Film Club has won the top prize in the San Antonio Police Department and San Antonio Talons' "Say Something-Save a Life" public service announcement contest. The contest assignment was to create a thirty second video encouraging teens to speak up and prevent dangerous behavior in others. The Stacey video about bullying prevention was chosen out of submissions from schools across San Antonio for first prize. The winning students will attend an awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 29th at 1:00 with officials from the SAPD and Talons organization at the Public Safety Headquarters downtown. The winning video is available to view on the Stacey News YouTube channel, as well as on the SchoolTube website with all of the contest entries under the "Say Something - Save a Life" description. The winning video will also screen at the June 8th Talons game.

Quilt Project These past few months in Mrs. Duron’s Family and Community Service class, the students have sewn and stitched quilts for the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild’s Brighter Hopes Committee. This organization gives these quilts to Child Protective Services. Each student chose a quilt that they would enjoy sewing and seeing the finished project. We are also very proud to help these amazing programs in any way we can. Thank you to Ms. Todd who delivered the supplies needed to complete the quilts.


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Pizza and Fractions

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Pizza and Fractions Students in Mrs. Allen’s class teamed up with Ms. Duron’s high school class for a lesson on “Fraction Pancakes”. The older students read a book on Fractions with the first graders listening and answering various questions. They created books together and made a pancake mix while learning about the measurements used in making the recipe. They went back a different day and used the mixture to make the pancakes. The first graders very much enjoyed their experience with the older students and can’t wait to do something again! Thank you to everyone for making the lesson successful!


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Elementary News

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XCEL

Connor, a student in Mrs. Allen’s class, was just exploring with the manipulatives and created a spider with the pattern blocks. The first grader was so thrilled at what he made.

Sixth Grade Students attended the Defense Language Institute Language Student Cultural Exchange Program at the Gateway Club on May 22. Military students from around the world attend the Lackland AFB Defense Language Institute in addition to receiving advanced military training in their career fields. The presentations by the students showcase cultural aspects of their home countries. The world is round so friendship can encircle it.

The Elementary Yearbook is almost sold out! If you are planning on purchasing one for your child/children, please do so soon. They are $25 in the front office. The yearbook signing party is Wednesday, May 29th. Students must have a yearbook to attend.


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Coach Smith

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Coach Smith Stepping Down By Abigail Arndt, Sophomore After more than two decades at Lackland ISD, Coach Jeff Smith has announced his retirement. Originally hired in 1991 as an elementary school teacher, Mr. Smith became Coach Smith in 1993. Since then, he has coached volleyball, basketball, tennis, swimming, track, and cross country.

As a coach, he has helped mold young athletes into strong competitors. He’s brought numerous athletes to upper level competitions, and with the help of his coaching, many of Stacey’s student athletes have brought home medals and trophies. “He’s made me a more dedicated and determined athlete,” sophomore Nick White stated when asked how Coach Smith has influenced him. Senior Xavier Sanchez agreed, saying, “He’s changed me into a more athletic person.” However, Coach Smith has brought more than just athletic growth for Stacey’s athletes. He has also inspired students with his passion about fitness and healthy eating, and the emphasis he puts on working hard. “Coach Smith has really inspired me to be a better athlete and live a healthier lifestyle,” said junior Jessica Kozlovsky. “He has such a healthy lifestyle that it inspires me to eat better and take care of my body.” Junior Jamaal Buchanan added, “He’s in a sense one of my major inspirations as a runner … he’s kinda, in my mind, like one of the ultimate athletes.” Coach Smith has been a part of many people’s lives. During his time at Stacey, he has created many memories with both students and other teachers. “After more than two decades, it is difficult to select a favorite memory,” Coach Smith explained. “Most recently for me, I would pick November 10th when the first Stacey girls’ cross country team made it to the UIL State Meet this past season.” “It would be hard to pick just one,” said Coach Greeness. “Our coaches meetings, all of our trips, the stories we have accumulated over the years, and his presence at work in general will be truly missed.” His athletes also have memories that they will always treasure. Jessica said one of her favorite memories was when “we were going to a meet in Seguin, and we were all trying to sleep, and he had already been up for hours, and he had turned up the radio full blast and was hooting and hollering the entire bus ride. That just sums up Coach Smith for me. How he is so enthusiastic and energized.” “My favorite memory, is, honestly, hard to say. It’s probably a tie between all of the long trips to faraway towns for cross country and being able to experience the State track meet for the first time,” said Jamaal. “It’s honestly extremely hard to say. Pretty much any experience with Coach is memorable in some sort of way.” From early morning practices to daily P.E. classes to long bus rides, Coach Smith has been a big part of his athletes’ lives. He has touched many lives and left a lasting impression on all of us at Lackland ISD. He will be truly missed. Best of luck, Coach Smith. You will be forever in our hearts.


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Stacey News

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Battered Women’s shelter The Stacey Child Development class had the opportunity to tour the Battered Women’s Shelter this month. They learned about what this facility provides for the women and their families in the San Antonio area. Students asked questions about careers of those who work for the shelter and the rewards of their job. Students also donated personal care kits that they had sewed and filled with toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, a comb, and lotion. Mrs. Duron and her class would like to thank the Lackland PTSO and Ayanna’s mom for purchasing and donating supplies to fill the kits. The residents at the shelter were very excited about their gifts. Students are also looking forward to hosting a monthly birthday party for the women and children at the shelter at the end of the month.

Student Council Drive to Benefit Tornado Victims By: Kiana Parham, Junior

On Monday, May 20th, Oklahoma was hit by a devastating tornado. This tornado left 24 dead and hundreds wounded. With more than $2 billion worth of damage, they are in need of help, and Stacey is there to help. On the 22nd, STUCO began a money drive to donate to the Red Cross to help in the rebuilding of Oklahoma. As of the 22nd, we have raised $26.48. To encourage the students to donate, many teachers have pledged to donate once the students have raised a certain amount of money. To add on to that, Ms. Mickey has decided to match the funds raised up to $150, and Dr. Roper has decided to match up to $200. If you would like to donate STUCO is collecting through the 31st outside of the cafeteria during lunch and learning lab.


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Mayor’s Fitness Council

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Stacey Sophomore on Mayor’s Fitness Council By: Chloe Dockter, Sophomore

Stacey Sophomore Gabrielle Tuazon is a member of the Student Ambassador Program, a program in correspondence with the Mayor’s Fitness Council. As a Student Ambassador, she is given the opportunity to make a difference in school life, home life, and the community through different projects that support a healthy lifestyle. This is all a part of the San Antonio 2020 program, which aims for an all-around better San Antonio by the year 2020. The Mayor’s Fitness Council’s main focus is on improving the overall health of San Antonio citizens.

At the Fall Carnival, Gabrielle passed out healthy snacks including apple slices and peanut butter with almonds. She has helped launched the high school field day May 24th that will inspire students to stay active as the school year ends. She also participated in “Siclovia “, an event in downtown San Antonio in January. Certain city streets were closed to automobiles for a 6 hour span. Families were allowed to run, ride bikes, and exercise in the streets. Mayor Castro kicked off the event and food booths with healthy snacks were along the streets. “Although it was cold,” said Gabrielle, “the Zumba in the park really warmed me up”. San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro appointed the Mayor’s Fitness Council (MFC) in May 2010. Its mission is to lead San Antonio to be one of the healthiest and most active communities in the nation in which residents, groups, and organizations work collaboratively to achieve targeted health and fitness goals through initiatives in areas such as fitness, nutrition, healthy schools, and worksite wellness.


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Food Service Message

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LISD Food Service Message Information on Student Meal Accounts Lackland ISD wants each student to be successful and we believe that a hungry student my not be performing up to their full potential. Therefore, we provide all students who go through our serving line with a meal even when they do not have sufficient funds to pay for the meal. We understand that some parents don’t always have sufficient funds in their children’s meal account for numerous reasons. When this only involves a couple meals we do not worry too much about it because our parents are great about resolving their account balance within a few days. However, we are seeing a trend of several families not resolving the payment for their students’ lunches in a timely manner. Since our Lackland ISD policy does not provide a charge account for any student meals we are reminding everyone of our school lunch policy and collection procedures. Cost - Currently, a nutritious breakfast meal is provided at a cost of $1.00 and a wellbalanced lunch menu is provided at $2.00. Additionally, families that qualify based on income criteria are eligible for free or reduced cost for these meals. Each family is encouraged to review the criteria for this program and complete an application. Please contact our food service manager, Mr. Marcus Rodriguez, in the cafeteria, through email (rodriguez.m@lacklandisd.net) or phone (201-357-5056) for assistance. Our Food Service web site, www.lacklandisd.net, provides a “Child Nutrition” link to additional information. Student Meal Accounts – We provide student meal accounts as a service to allow parents to pre-pay for meals so their students do not have to provide cash for each meal. The student lunch account may be funded by prepayment with cash or checks locally, or through a credit card charge made on-line. Parents have on-line access to the account status, to monitor the daily balance, see what meals are purchased, and other features to set reminders to help maintain a sufficient balance. Initial Notification of Insufficient Account Balance – LEVEL 1: Students are informed when they go through the serving line (in a respectful manner) when their meal account does not have insufficient funds and are requested to remind their parents. Additionally, we provide a notice to the campus principals and will send a written reminder to the family of their need to resolve the balance in their child’s meal account. For most cases this is all that needs to be done.


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Pre/K Kinder Field Day

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8th Grade Field Day

Pictures taken by Kimberly Buenos-Aires (8th grade student!).

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Cool Stuff

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Students in Ms. Street's math classes create cubes in order to explore a sum microworld. The vertices (corners) of the cube had to use the numbers 1 through 8 and each of the six cube faces had to have the same sum.

Everyone Smiles in the Same Language It’s wonderful to share a smile. But not everyone can communicate beyond facial expressions. Millions of people in the United States have a communication disorder. If you are concerned about a person’s ability to communicate at school, home, or work, consult a Speech-language pathologist. Patricia L. Brown, Speech Pathologist, Lackland ISD—210357-5177

Upcoming Musical Performances Ms. Wilson’s Pre-K Class in “Tiki Tiki Tembo” on Wednesday, May 29th Ms. Montanio’s Pre-K Class in “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” on Thursday, May 30th Mrs. Silvin’s Pre-K Class in “Goldie and the Bears” on Friday, May 31st Mrs. Heineman’s Pre-K3 PM Class in “The Little Red Hen” on Friday, May 31st. Mrs. Smith’s Pre-K Class in “The Little Engine That Could Sing” on Monday, June 3rd. Ms. Archibald’s Pre-K Class in “The Three Piggy Opera” on Tuesday, June 4th Mrs. Heineman’s Pre-K3 AM Class in “The Little Red Hen” on Wednesday, June 5th.


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Farewell

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Random Shots

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Random Shots

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