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ongview Voice “Always do your best, and let God do the rest.” ― Dr. Ben Carson


Sharing the good news about LISD!

Vol. 3 No. 9 September 2018

A publication of Longview Independent School District

Complimentary Copy


Students, staff return ready for the best school year ever!

By Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent By the time many of you read this newspaper the 2018-19 school year will already be well underway, and I would like to take this moment to welcome you all back. I am proud to serve Longview Independent School District as your superintendent, and grateful to be able to be just a small part of such an amazing and dynamic collection of students, staff, parents, and community members. It is truly a blessing. As many of you are no doubt still working to get back into the swing of things, I want to encourage you to take a moment each day to reflect on your vital role in our district. From the youngest elementary student to the longest-tenured employee, we want Longview ISD to be a place where our people know their importance and value to everything this district aspires to be. We’re now just at the beginning of another year’s journey, and I look forward to another year of accomplishment and progress. Here’s just a few highlights from the first few days of school: Convocation 2018, Vendor Fair Longview ISD hosted its annual convocation Friday, Aug. 17th. This year the district invited boosters, local non-profits, community partners, and local businesses to participate in a vendor fair before and after convocation.


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Kay Ray, Longview ISD Foundation, gave the teachers and administration great information about the foundation grant program and read memorable essays from Lamplighter 2018. The crowd was inspired by 2017-18 LISD Teacher of the Year presenters, Kalyn Batalla (Ned E. Williams Elementary) and Kristina Ford (Judson Middle). “The key to creating lifelong learners is inspiring passion within,” said Kalyn Batalla. “This year, I encourage you to seek a thirst for knowledge within each learner; be inspiring, be innovative, be inspiring.” “So often you find that the students that you are trying to inspire are the students that end up inspiring you,” added Kristina Ford. Keynote speaker, Leslie Milder, got to the heart of our teachers by encouraging them to rise above those image issues in education. “We have an image problem in education, but they don’t see what is REALLY happening when the school day begins.” she said. “Sometimes, all our community will see is a headline, but we have an opportunity to show them what our students can do. It’s a new day in education, and you are leading the way.” Welcome Back|Continued to page 4

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Whatever you do, try to make a difference By Mayor Andy Mack

Welcome back Lobos! Hope you had a great summer! I hope you did a lot of fun stuff: things that energized you and recharged your battery, so that you can be ready for the new school year ahead. Me: not so much. I pretty much worked every day of the summer, probably on a lot of y’all reading this article!!! But that’s what I signed up for almost 30 summers ago when I chose my profession. Enough about me, let’s get back to y’all. What if I were to see you at the first football game, or walking around campus or hanging out at the mall, and I posed a question to you. I am curious as to what your response would be. I know you are dying to hear the question, so here it is: “What did you do this summer that made a difference?” If you can’t immediately answer that question with “I did _____” then I would say you wasted an opportunity. How would you fill in your blank? Back to me for a minute, here is how I filled in my blank: I hope I helped a lot of people who needed my services, both

those that could afford it and those that couldn’t. I hope I lent a helping hand when I saw people in need. I hope I made myself available when asked to do things. And I hope I did it with a cheerful heart. Because, here is the way I try to look at things: the homeless person on the street has the same value as the ruler of a nation – at least they should. And both of those people have needs. How are we meeting the needs of others? Or are we even recognizing them? No matter how perfect someone’s life may seem, they still have needs. And if we are not treating people in such a way that says they matter, then what does that say about ourselves? Remember those old sayings, “Do unto others…”, “Love thy neighbor…” You know how to finish those sentences. But are we really doing that? And let me go ahead and address the elephant in the room that I am sure all of you are already thinking. Yep, some people are easier to be kind to or love than others. That is just a fact. We are all a little rough

around the edges at times, but are you making it easy for someone to love you or hard? And are you looking for people to be kind to that are like you or are you looking for people who just plain need kindness? Do you think you go wrong by extending a kindness or a smile to someone? Rarely have I known anyone to go wrong by doing that. But let’s take this beyond just being kind or smiling. You guys are in a unique position to recognize other students who might have needs beyond your own. I can bet, someone in your class is going home after school not sure if they will be able to eat supper. Someone doesn’t have money to buy a Lobo tshirt. Someone doesn’t have a ride to or from school. Open your eyes and your heart and you will see needs all around you. But just don’t look at them and look away – do something. Step up and be that Lobo Nation that I know you are. By doing so, you will not only help someone who needs it, but you will inspire your classmates to do the same. And not to totally rock your world, but

some of the staff members at your school who are working to make you smarter, don’t have an ideal life either. Some of them have illnesses that make life harder than it should be. Some have ill spouses or kids that they are leaving to come to school and take care of you. Be kind to your teachers and staff people. We all are fighting a battle many know nothing about. You have a whole new school year ahead of you. One where you get a fresh start and chance to make a difference in your world. Make it a good one. Make it a lasting one. Make it one that you will look back on and think “Yeah, I did _______ and made a difference.” Study hard, have some fun and say your prayers,


— Dr. Andy Mack is a 1978 graduate of Longview High School. An oral and maxillofacial surgeon for more than 25 years, he is currently owner-operator of East Texas Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Longview.

Texas Republicans stray from conservative roots By Scott Milder There are many authentic Republicans serving in our Texas Legislature, but a handful of them have hijacked the Republican Party’s good and honorable name. Their political priorities over the last few legislative sessions have conflicted with traditional conservative values, including constitutional preservation, limited government, personal responsibility and local control. My recent experience as a candidate challenging Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in the Texas Republican primary has provided me with new perspective on this subject. It seems the definitions of conservative and Republican have blurred in recent years, leaving many conservative Texans wondering where they fit in today’s political landscape. Perhaps if we revive the definition of conservatism with clarity, we can persuade the Republican Party to move back toward its authentic roots. Although I’m no authority, I know what I believe it means to be conservative. Conservatives are compassionate people. Some on the left believe we are heartless haters because we do not support unchecked welfare handouts. But, as iconic conservative Ronald Reagan once said: “Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.” With exceptions for mental illness and legitimate disability, welfare recipients should be on a path toward productive citizenship. Conservatives will support a welfare-to-work state, but not a welfare entitlement state. Conservatives believe in wise investment of public resources. We do not oppose the expenditure of public funds and we do not jump over dollars to save dimes. Welfare-to-work programs, for example, are smart investments because they ween recipients off the public dime, which reduces long-term spending.

Conservatives believe in personal responsibility. With few exceptions, each of us has an inherent responsibility to the collective good, and that means becoming productive citizens, living independently of any government assistance. Conservatives believe in limiting government. The bigger our government the fewer our freedoms and the more taxes required to fund it. Freedom depends on the limitation of government intrusion into our daily lives. Conservatives are capitalists. The United States is a capitalist nation. Capitalism is not a four-letter word. The American Dream is achieved by those who work for it. Conservatives do not envy what others have earned. We respect their achievements and their rights to enjoy the fruits of their labor while working to earn our own. Conservatives believe in preserving local control. Federal and state governments should not usurp the governing authority of locally elected community leaders. Local citizens can decide what is best for their respective communities. Conservatives act Christ-like. This is a sensitive subject, I know. Acting Christlike simply means we are respectful and civil toward one another. We are truthful, not deceitful. Conservatives are servant leaders, not egomaniacs. Conservatives are rational and intellectually driven. We believe in respectful debate and winning arguments on merit. We do not vilify those who disagree as a means of achieving our goals. We do not waste energy politicizing social and emotional issues to win favor or short-term political gains. Conservatives cherish life and believe life starts at conception. We are aware

that many disagree and respect their constitutional rights to disagree. Conservatives believe in preserving and protecting the United States and Texas constitutions as they are written, and all amendments, not just the second. They have served us well and should not be compromised for passing political expediency. Conservatives believe in traditional marriage between a man and a woman. We also believe government should not interfere with individual liberty. Spoiler alert… conservatives believe all citizens should have equal rights under man-made laws. These are some of the most basic tenets of conservatism. Unfortunately, too much of our current party leadership holds political priorities in conflict with these tenets. For example, imposing a statewide cap on local property taxes undermines the ability of locally elected leaders to make the best decisions for their respective communities. Regulating transgender use of bathrooms is politicizing an emotionally charged issue where no problem exists. Unnecessary legislation is not conservative. Demonizing political opponents to achieve a political outcome is not a compassionate, intellectually driven approach to rational, conservative governance. Defunding the state’s public schools is unconstitutional. Diverting public resources to private institutions would require massive government expansion to administer voucher applications, payments, and oversight. Such a voucher program is also a publicly funded entitlement, albeit for higher income Texans. Advocating for excessive testing and

grossly flawed accountability systems undermines student achievement and weakens the local control educators depend on to meet the needs of each child in their care. Systematically reducing the state’s share of funding for public schools is the primary cause of rising local property taxes and conflicts with the Texas Constitution’s mandate that the state fund a system of free public schools. The state leadership’s agenda has led to massive property tax increases yet people like Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick promote themselves as champions for lowering property taxes. Deceit is not a conservative practice. If Lt. Gov. Patrick is a Republican, then Republicans are no longer conservative, which means I’m a conservative without a party. I hope these words will spark discussion among rational conservatives to consider what conservatism means to them, to challenge elected officials to govern by authentic conservative values, and to go vote for those candidates who most closely reflect conservatism. It might not be the Republican. — Scott Milder ran for Texas lieutenant governor in the Republican primary last year and in 2004 co-founded the non-profit advocacy group Friends of Texas Public Schools.


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Five early graduates receive diplomas

It may not have had the usual “pomp and circumstance” of the end-of-year graduation ceremony, but the diplomas presented to five Longview Early Graduation High School students are just as special. During the Longview ISD trustees meeting Monday, Aug. 13th, graduates were recognized by Principal Kristi Means. Means praised the graduates for their achievement, challenging them to overcome the many obstacles that might be on their life’s path, and “keep your eyes on the prize.” “What is that prize?” she asked. “You have to decide for yourself. But you must always be working and striving to be the best YOU you can be.” August 2018 graduates: • I’Keveion Stewart is graduating on the recommended plan. He plans to attend LeTourneau University to study engineering.

• Kate Cardenas is graduating on the recommended plan. She will attend Vista College to become a dental assistant. • Ta m a r a Richardson plans to attend Kilgore College where she will study phlebotomy. • Jose Arredondo will attend Kilgore College where he plans to study welding. • Terrance Watson plans to enter the workforce. The Longview Early Graduation High

School (formerly known as LEAD Academy) serves progressive students who wish to graduate early. Providing dual-credit courses for students seeking higher education, it also features career and technology options, online/distance learning, and ACT/SAT preparation.

Board approves ‘School Choice’ plan After the lifting of a 1970 federal desegregation earlier this year, Longview ISD has developed a plan to ensure equitable access to education opportunities. During their regular meeting Monday night, the LISD board of trustees unanimously voted to adopt a Voluntary Desegregation Plan for magnet school programs in accordance with the United States Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant. Under the federal desegregation order, the district was required to submit reports and documentation to the Justice Department, and any changes to school attendance zones or campuses required court approval. Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox explained that, while Longview ISD is no longer under the direct federal oversight, the district “will continue to ensure all of Longview’s students have fair and equitable access to our best educational opportunities.” Wilcox said the voluntary desegregation plan is designed to support the district’s efforts to: • Provide instruction and experiences that foster understanding and that further integrate students of different backgrounds together. • Remedy the separation of minority students in one or more schools within the district;

• Prevent, reduce and/or eliminate social, racial, ethnic or economic isolation; • Ensure equal educational opportunity and access for all students; and • Cultivate student integration and diversity. On Jan. 20, 1970, the Longview Independent School District became subject to a court-ordered desegregation plan designed to eliminate onerace schools and achieve racial balance between the district’s black and white student populations. In the years that followed, the district implemented numerous measures to achieve its desegregation goals. Due to the success of the district’s court-ordered desegregation efforts, Longview ISD achieved unitary status on June 15, 2018. When granting LISD unitary status, the court looked to the enrollment data in the October 2017 annual report submitted to the court. This data established that as of the Fall of 2017, the district’s overall enrollment was 38 percent black, 33 percent Hispanic, and 26 percent white. Interestingly, the most current U.S. Census Bureau statistics show the white population of Longview as 71 percent white and 22 percent

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black. While the district celebrates its success in achieving the desegregation goals ordered by the court, research shows that segregation rises when court orders end. LISD Magnet Grant Director Dr. Craig Coleman said the district has a compelling interest in preventing resegregation, eliminating the negative effects of past racial isolation of black students, and achieving the educational benefits of diversity. “By bringing together students of different racial, socioeconomic and family educational backgrounds, as well as making challenging, yet attractive curricular programming available to traditionally under-represented students, LISD seeks to prevent minority group isolation and any loss of the gains it achieved while under the desegregation order,” he said. “Further, we also seek to attract students to the district to offset minority group isolation, and better reflect the make-up of the community.” How It Works The principal strategy used by Longview ISD to prevent, eliminate, and/or reduce the isolation of minority students is through the establishment of and continuation of existing magnet and charter schools. A magnet school as defined in Sec. 5302 [20 U.S.C. 7231a] is a public elementary school, public secondary school, public elementary education center, or public secondary education center that offers a special curriculum capable of attracting substantial numbers of students of different racial backgrounds. Under LISD’s Voluntary Desegregation Plan, a magnet school is experiencing minority group isolation if the Black student population exceeds 53 percent. Theme-Based Magnet Schools In response to a strong community desire — established through a series of town hall meetings throughout the community, strategic planning workshops, and stakeholder Choice|Continued to page 4

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September 3 - Labor Day Holiday - All campuses and offices closed September 4 5 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (B) host Whitehouse (Lobo Coliseum) 5 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host Whitehouse (Lobo Coliseum) 6 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (A) host Whitehouse (Lobo Coliseum) 6 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball host Whitehouse (Lobo Coliseum) September 6 5 p.m. JV Football host Marshall (Lobo Stadium) 5 p.m. Freshman Football at Marshall (Maverick Stadium) Judson Volleyball at Forest Park (Forest Park Gyms) Foster Volleyball host Lufkin (Foster Gyms) September 7 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (A) host North Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 5:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host North Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (B) host North Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball host North Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 7:30 p.m. Varsity Football at Marshall (Maverick Stadium) September 8 8:30 a.m. Mini Majorette Camp (Lobo Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Foster Middle School Back to School Dance September 11 10 a.m. Junior Class Meeting/ Class Ring Presentation (Melton Auditorium) 4 p.m. Auditions for LHS UIL Talent Show (LHS Little Theatre) 4 p.m. GREEN OUT (4th Street Chick-Fil-A) 5 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball host Rusk (Lobo Coliseum) 5 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host Rusk (Lobo Coliseum) 6 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball host Rusk (Lobo Coliseum) 6 p.m. Lobo Cheer Parent Meeting (LHS Cafeteria) Middle School Football Kick Off Jamboree (Judson Stadium) September 12 4 p.m. Auditions for LHS UIL Talent Show (LHS Little Theatre) September 13 4 p.m. Auditions for LHS UIL Talent Show (LHS Little Theatre) 5 p.m. Freshman Football (B) host John Tyler (Lobo Stadium) 5 p.m. Judson 7th Grade Volleyball at Forest Park (Forest Park Gym) 5 p.m. Foster 7th Grade Volleyball host Lufkin (Foster Gym) 5:30 p.m. JV Football at John Tyler

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Welcome Back|Continued from page 1 Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox told your teacher is and what your schedule might be. This is why Meet The Teacher nights are teachers it is them who change the world. “What you do will change the life of a so important at Longview ISD. All of our campuses hosted these kind of student,” he said. “Together, we will all help events last month — with some campuses our young people do great things.” Longview ISD would like to thank all holding more than one event in order to the vendors who participated in our first prevent crowding — and the feedback we convocation vendor event: Stephen F. received from students as well as parents Austin State University, East Texas Baptist was uniformly positive. Ware Elementary student Kaila Johnson University​, LeTourneau University​, Menchie’s at Hawkins Parkway Center​, Taco Cabana​ said she was “kind of nervous” about the , Texas Roadhouse​, McDonald’s​, Kona Ice, start of school before she and her mother Longview Viewettes & Viewette Legacies​, Big attended Meet The Teacher. “But now I’m happy,” she said. “I can’t Green Marching Machine​Boosters, Longview ISD Foundation, Dressin’ Gaudy​, Paparazzi wait to see all my friends again!” Genevieve Parker said she appreciated all , GymBox Fitness, Eyeglass World​, Fresh Dental & Orthodontics, Hospitality Health ER​ the helpful information she received during , Texas Bank & Trust​, East Texas Professional Johnston-McQueen’s event. “It’s funny, because I was actually not Credit Union​, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina​, Longview Chamber of Commerce​ looking forward to coming, and I almost , BBVA Compass​, Boys & Girls Clubs of the didn’t,” she said, laughing. “But I am so glad Big Pines​, Partners in Prevention​, Alzheimer’s I did. There’s so much that I’m glad I know Association, Junior Achievement of East now, that would’ve probably made things more difficult on the first day if I didn’t know Texas​, and the GirlsHelpGirls organization. them.” Meet The Teacher Nights Foster Middle School’s new principal Ryan Starting the school year can be daunting, especially if you’re in the dark about who Carroll said information is very important, Choice|Continued from page 3 feedback — the Board of Trustees is focusing order to better foster diversity. Student Selection magnet school expansion on four key areas: Magnet school programs are open to • STEAM (Science, Technology, all students. Schools will not use academic performance criteria as admissions criteria Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) to gain entrance into the magnet schools. • International Baccalaureate (IB) • Automatic Admission: Students • Early College High School currently enrolled in a magnet school shall • Montessori Education be able to continue at the school without application, though inter-district transfer students must annually submit an out-ofdistrict transfer form in accordance with Texas Education Code 25.036. Students who reside in the school’s attendance zone, whose sibling(s) attend(s) the school, or whose parent or guardian work at the school shall be automatically admitted. • Weighted Lottery: After These themes will be developed and automatic admissions have been placed, provided at the following magnet schools: for each grade level where the number of In addition to existing magnet school applications received exceeds the number programs, the district reserves the right to establish additional programs as needed in of spaces available, a student lottery shall

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but even more important is developing a rapport with his campus community. “As an administrator, I am a firm believer in the importance of strong communication,” he said. “It’s important to me that all our students and families feel like they can reach out to me anytime about any issue regarding their students.” First Day of School Bright and early on the morning of Aug. 27th, the 2018-19 school year began for LISD students, and district students and staff were excited by how (relatively) smooth everything went. When asked if the first day could have gone any smoother, LISD Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Services Dennis Williams laughed and said, “Of course it could have! But that’s part of our role in school administration: always aspiring to find better ways to achieve better outcomes, always trying to figure how we can do it better.” Drop-off and pick-up traffic for campuses remains a common concern, but most parents were positive at how locations were prepared to accommodate the thousands of cars that arrived on the morning and afternoon.

“Obviously, you would rather not have to wait at all,” said Hudson PEP Elementary grandmother For the students, however, the first day of school is a time to build strong positive memories of childhood. A casual observer walking the halls on the first day saw students hugging friends they missed over the summer, and bright-eyed teachers expressing hope and anticipation for the new year. “It’s such a magical time to just visit each campus,” said Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jody Clements. “Your heart just swells at seeing the loving, inspirational places that our campuses our for the students in our care. That is a huge testament to the quality of personnel that we have as teachers and administrators.” Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox agreed. “Longview ISD is the best school district east of Interstate 45, and I strongly believe that 2018-19 is going to be our best school year ever!”

be conducted. The lottery will be weighted with priority given to the following: • Programmatic Continuity from Feeder School A student who attended a magnet or charter campus will be given priority to continue the thematic pathway at the next campus level. • Make-up of Geographic Area An analysis of geographic areas within and outside the district, based on the percentage of single parent households, household income, homeowners, and educational attainment shall be conducted to determine the area’s demographics. Based on this analysis, priority shall be given to students, regardless of the individual student’s race, from geographic areas that would prevent or reduce minority group racial isolation. School-Choice Timeline The district’s Office of School Choice has established a timeline to ensure consistency with recruitment fairs, applications, lotteries, and acceptance letters as follows: November-February — information/ recruitment sessions; March — applications are due; April — lotteries are held if necessary and notification letters are sent via U.S. Mail to students selected through the lottery; May 1st — commitment letters are due to the Office of School Choice; May — Registration and Commitment meetings. The Office of School Choice maintains a database of all applicants and enrollees by school/program. Schools shall be responsible for providing information to parents. The Office of School Choice shall provide support to parents in the magnet school selection/assignment process. Marketing and Awareness Efforts The magnet program director will work closely with LISD’s Office of School Choice and the individual magnet schools for an informational and recruitment campaign to solicit intra- and inter-district magnet school candidates throughout the year. The annual marketing and recruitment campaign will advertise programmatic themes of each

LISD campus, explain the transfer process, and publicize a campus informational tour schedule with accessible tour dates throughout the school year and summer months. Monitoring and Accountability The district will annually monitor and assess the effectiveness of its efforts to foster diversity at all sites and efforts to avoid minority group isolation. This will include an analysis of: • The percentage of socio-economically disadvantaged students at each school • The number of new applications to the magnet school each year • The percentage of black/non-black students at each school • The effectiveness of the district’s choice programs • The effectiveness of the district’s magnet schools The district will continue to collect and maintain data necessary for such analysis and will take any necessary corrective action through race-neutral outreach and recruitment. The administration will monitor implementation of the magnet program and demographic indicators and shall make periodic reports to the board regarding implementation. Non-Discrimination Policies Longview ISD is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all students to learn through the curriculum offered, regardless of a student’s race, color, creed, disability, religion, sex, gender, ancestry, age, national origin, or socio-economic background, or any other legally protected characteristic. No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination by the district on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, age, disability, or relationship or association with an individual with a disability. Information and questions regarding the Voluntary Desegregation Plan can be addressed to the Office of School Choice at (903) 381-2200.


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5:30 p.m. Freshman Football (A) host John Tyler (Lobo Stadium) 6 p.m. Judson 8th Grade Volleyball at Forest Park (Forest Park Gym) 6 p.m. Foster 8th Grade Volleyball host Lufkin (Foster Gym)

Chief Don Dingler

September 14 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Our thoughts and prayers are Volleyball (A) host Tyler Lee with the family of Chief Don Dingler (Foster Gym) during this difficult time. Lobo Nation 5:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo mourns the passing of this 1968 Volleyball (HC) host Tyler Lee graduate of Longview High School. (Foster Gym) Chief Dingler was honored as an LISD Distinguished Alumni back in May and it was wonderful to visit with him and Mrs. Dingler and reminisce 6:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo about how the times have changed in our city and school district. Volleyball (B) host Tyler Lee (Foster Gym) 6:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host Tyler Lee (Foster Gym) 7:30 p.m. Varsity Football (HC/ Green Out) host John Tyler (Lobo Stadium)

2018 Wall of Honor nominations due Oct. 12

September 15 7:30 a.m. LHS Cross Country at Hallsville XC Invitational 8 a.m. MS Volleyball at Three Lakes and R. E. Lee Tourney

Show your appreciation to our veterans by nominating them for our “Wall of Honor!” To thank those who have served in the armed forces, Longview ISD established a “Wall of Honor” in 2015. Since its induction, Longview ISD has honored more than a dozen veterans for their courageous service in the armed forces. The selected nominations will be honored on the wall with a photo and plaque. The honorees will be honored at the football game on November 9, 2018. Nominations are due on Friday, October 12. Criteria for Nominees: • LISD Graduate (or Judson Grove; Womack) • Honorably discharged • Any amount of time served considered • Living or deceased military persons • Any branch of service To nominate a veteran, click here or download the nomination form here. Send your completed form to: LISD Education Support Center Attn: Elizabeth Ross P.O. Box 3268 Beginning in August 2018, clear bag policy will be in place for all Longview ISD athletic events. Longview, TX 75606 Approved and non-approved types of bags are shown below. For more information please LARGE contact Elizabeth Ross at eross@ To bring bags to a home NOT APPROVED APPROVED athletic event, bags must or (903) 381-2237.


be clear and not exceed 12 in. (by 6 in. by 12 in.) or be a clear one gallon resealable plastic freezer storage bag. One per person. Bags must be clear plastic, vinyl or 12” PVC and have a maximum of one logo imprint not exceeding 4.5 in. tall x 3.4 in. wide.

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September 17 5 p.m. Foster 7th Grade Football host Forest Park (Judson Stadium) 6 p.m. Foster 8th Grade Football host Forest Park (Judson Stadium) 6 p.m. Lady Lobo Soccer Booster Meeting (LHS Cafeteria) September 18 10 a.m. Senior Class Meeting/ Cap & Gown Presentation (Melton Auditorium) 11 a.m. Junior Class Ring Sales (Melton Foyer) 5 p.m. Judson 7th Grade Football host Marshall 8th Grade (B) (Judson Stadium) 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball at Mesquite Horn 5:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball at Mesquite Horn 6:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball at Mesquite Horn September 20 5 p.m. Judson 7th Grade Volleyball host Foster (Judson Gym) 5 p.m. Forest Park 7th Grade at McMichael 6 p.m. Judson 8th Grade Volleyball host Foster (Judson Gym) 6 p.m. Forest Park 8th Grade at McMichael September 21 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball host Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 5:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo host Mesquite (Lobo Coliseum) 7:30 a.m. LHS Cross Country at Pine Tree Jump Invitational 7 p.m. Varsity Lobo Football at Ruston High School (Hoss Garrett Stadium) September 24 5 p.m. Judson 7th Grade Football host Nac McMichael (Judson Stadium) 6 p.m. Judson 8th Grade

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‘Mustang Men’ welcome Ned students back

‘Supply Train’ keeps rolling for Longview students

Lobo Cheerleaders worked together with other area high schools squads and the Junior League of Longview passing out school supplies at the annual School Supply Train Aug. 6th at The R.O.C. of First Baptist Church. It’s wonderful to see area districts, agencies, organizations and volunteers working together to support a great cause!

South Ward PTA shows love during summer training

South Ward PTA had delicious treats waiting for teachers, staff, and admin during summer training Aug 12st. Thank you ladies!

Thank You!

Students at Ned E. Williams Elementary got a special surprise, a welcome back from a group of volunteers from the community. As students made their way into school Aug. 27th, they were greeted not only by their teachers and administrators but the “Mustang Men” as well. The group made up of police officers, pastors, judges, regular Joes and more were put together by the schools principal and a local church ministry. “Together, welcome the kids back to school, the first day of school. just to let these kids know they are supported and loved and they are prayed for,” says Pat Hightower, Trinity Baptist Church The early morning greetings were more than just a simple high five, but a message of self-esteem, and letting those kids know that someone’s got their back.

Chamber program returns to Ware

Who all will be attending the Fall session of Raising Highly Capable Kids? Some of the leaders are receiving specialized training today at Longview Independent School District’s Ware Elementary with our amazing t rainer, Ketty, from Rezilient Kidz. Ketty flew down from Colorado just for this! If you haven’t signed up yet, you can still register at to attend the 13-week course at Longview Chamber of Commerce’s website at L o ng v ie w C h a m b e r. c om / eventdirectory/ Hurry! Classes start September 4!

Spirit shirts on sale at South Ward Check out the spirit shirts at South Ward Elementary this year! They are available for $15 each.

Let’s Rise and Soar!


September 2018

Popsicles In The Park!

Johnston-McQueen Elementary LISD​ hosted a Pre K and Kinder Orientation Tuesday, Aug. 14. The PTA​kicked off the event with “Popsicles in the Park,” greeting families on the playground and handing out popsicles. New JMQ Principal Dr. Jennifer Bailey introduced herself to those in attendance, and welcomed all the families. “We are thrilled to have you here and can’t wait to have your little ones in the classroom,” she said. Teachers gave tours of the campus and Dr. Bailey held a Q&A session for the parents. “Who has their first baby going into Pre K? Who has their last baby going into Kinder?” she asked. “There will be tears all around that first week. But know we are all in this together, we are one big JMQ family. You are not alone.”

Page 7 Football host Nac McMichael (Judson Stadium) September 25 8 a.m. ASVAB Testing 11 a.m. Seniors ordering Graduation Items (Melton Foyer) 5 p.m. Forest Park 7th Grade Football host Lufkin Purple (Judson Stadium) 5 p.m. Foster 7th Grade Football at Nac Moses 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (A) host Rockwall Heath (Lobo Coliseum) 5:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball host Rockwall Heath (Lobo Coliseum) 6 p.m. Forest Park 8th Grade Football host Lufkin Purple (Judson Stadium) 6 p.m. Foster 8th Grade Football at Nac Moses 6:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball (B) host Rockwall Heath (Lobo Coliseum) 6:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball host Rockwall Heath Lobo Coliseum) September 26 4 p.m. LHS UIL Talent Show Rehearsals (Melton Auditorium)

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Say hello to some of our new teachers at Johnston-McQueen Elementary!

Viewettes ‘mini clinic’ coming soon!

Join the annual fall mini clinic, open to dancers ages 4-8th grade! All participants will learn a dance to be performed on the FIELD during pregame of the Lobo home game on Oct. 12th. Each participant will also receive a performance t-shirt and sit with the Viewettes in the stands for the first quarter.

Cost is $30, with a discount for LISD faculty who present their employee badge at registration, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Lobo Coliseum. Come join us for a morning of fun, and a performance under the Friday Night Lights! For more information please email assistant director Briana Stratton at

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September 27 4 p.m. LHS UIL Talent Show Rehearsals (Melton Auditorium) 5 p.m. Judson 7th Grade Volleyball at Nac Moses 5 p.m. Foster 7th Grade Volleyball host Forest Park (Foster Gym) 5:30 p.m. JV Football host Rockwall Heath (Lobo Stadium) 5:30 p.m. Freshman Football at Rockwall Heath 6 p.m. Judson 8th Grade Volleyball at Nac Moses 6 p.m. Foster 8th Grade Volleyball host Forest Park (Foster Gym) September 28 5:30 p.m. Freshman Lady Lobo Volleyball at Rockwall 5:30 p.m. JV Lady Lobo Volleyball at Rockwall 6:30 p.m. Varsity Lady Lobo Volleyball at Rockwall 7:30 p.m. Varsity Lobo Football at Rockwall September 29 8:30 a.m. Viewette Mini Clinic (Lobo Coliseum) 7 p.m. UIL Talent Show (Melton Auditorium)

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Kroger donates over $5k in supplies

Kroger broke records in their region by donating more than $5,500 in school supplies to Forest Park on August 20. “We feel blessed they chose the Forest Park family to donate these supplies to,” said Principal Dr. Cynthia Wise. “These will help our students and teachers in so many ways.” Kristen Fischer, Kroger manager, says the credit belongs to the Longview community, adding that store shoppers were able to donate funds and school supply kits. “This community knows how to come together and help others,” she said.

Judson off to a great start

Newly-named Judson S.T.E.A.M. Academy hosted their “Back To School Bash” Aug. 23. Parents and students were able to meet their teacher, sign up for buses/car tags, sign up for the Thrive360, get campus spirit shirts and sign up for volunteer opportunities. A special thanks to the Lions Club for cooking hot dogs for our Judson families and teachers!

Practice makes perfect The start of the new school year also means the return of extracurricular activities for middle school students. Volleyball and football teams are quickly getting acclimated to calisthenics, tactics, and afterschool practices — like these Foster Dragons shown here.

Spirit Shirts now available on all campuses WOW! Check out the new shirt design this year from the Foster Middle School PTO! The shirts are $12 and currently on sale at the main office. Please call your campus office for more information your school’s Spirit Shirts.

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Forest Park hosts staff training LISD Secondary Education department hosted training sessions for teachers and administrators August 15-16 at Forest Park Middle School. The training ended with a luncheon provided by Bubba’s 33 of Longview​. Bubba’s 33 also gave the teachers goodie bags and school supplies to take back to their classrooms for the upcoming school year. Thank you Bubba’s 33, we love our community and corporate partners!

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Ready for some FOOTBALL Lobos kick-off 2018 season with thriller over Lufkin on Fox Sports

By Chandler Vessels, As it has so many times before, Longview and Lufkin came down to the final minute. With thousands of people watching from the stands and thousands more watching from home, the Lobos delivered. Haynes King stepped back to pass. He was looking for Kamden Perry, the receiver he had trusted all game, over the middle. He wasn’t there. Instead, he looked to Kaden Kearbey on the outside, letting go of the ball just as a defender knocked him to the ground. The ball wobbled in the air, looking like a dangerous throw at first. But as Kearbey adjusted, it fell right into his hands. “Coach (Jon) Writt tells me every time, ‘See the ball in the air, go catch it,’” Kearbey said. “I’ve got to win one-on-one balls every time.” He ran the rest of the way for the go-ahead touchdown, as Longview won this edition of the rivalry, 35-28 on Friday in Lobo Stadium. Still lying on the turf, King didn’t see a thing that happened. But his ears told him it was good. “I just heard the crowd roar,” he said. “So, something good had to have happened.” The fourth quarter was full of drama. The teams entered tied at 21. Lufkin’s Jordan Moore converted a fourth down with a keeper to extend the drive with nine minutes left. A few plays later, he connected with Titan Williams for a 22-yard score on third down to put the Panthers up 28-21. The sequence could have been crushing for Longview, but

the Lobos responded. Using a steady mix of run and pass plays, Longview worked its way to the Panther 16. King hit Perry on a slant and Perry absorbed a hard hit, bouncing off the defender and into the end zone for the tying score. It was the kind of play that Perry, who finished with 11 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown, made all evening. He also caught a 23-yard pass on third-and-13 with 30 seconds left that effectively ended the game. “He didn’t drop a ball,” coach John King said. “I know that. He ran with it after he caught it. Did a lot of good things for us. He had the one that tied it up. Then he had the one that we could take a knee and run it out. It won it for us in my opinion.” There was much fanfare leading up to the game. After Longview defeated Lufkin in the playoffs, 33-32, in December, the game was selected to air on Fox Sports. The rivalry that had always loomed large added an element. “It was a lot of emotions,” defensive back Tainique Taylor said. “Knowing as a senior that this is our last time playing them, the crowd and environment made it a special feeling and special game.” Longview’s defense struggled this evening, as Lufkin finished 9-of-16 on third down. However, the Lobos came up with key plays down the FOOTBALL|Continued to page 12


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FOOTBALL|Continued from page 11 stretch. Jharyn Jackson recovered a fumble to set up the drive that resulted in Kearbey’s touchdown. After that, Taylor had an interception that eventually sealed the game for the Lobos. “I couldn’t even describe it,” Taylor said. “I barely knew what was going on. I just read my keys, the quarterback rolled out and I played the ball and took it from.” The teams were fairly even all game, with Longview narrowly edging Lufkin 354 to 340 in the yardage battle. King finished 16-of-24 for 223 yards and two touchdowns. Meanwhile, Moore, who was filling in for an injured Kewone Thomas, finished 13-of-22 for 181 yards. Ja’Lynn Polk led the Panthers with 117 receiving yards. Lufkin entered halftime with momentum after it faked a field goal and let Jerrin Thompson run in for a 1-yard touchdown as time expired. However, Longview came out strong in the second, connecting on a field goal to trim the lead to 14-13. Lufkin answered as Jordan Moore threaded the needle with a pass between two defenders to Torrance Agnew. Longview answered after Keilyn Williams found some daylight on a 14-yard touchdown run and King found Perry for the two-point conversion to tie it before the fourth quarter. Lufkin will try to bounce back against Nacogdoches at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Lufkin. Longview will have a game against Marshall at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Marshall. John King said his team made plenty of mistakes on Friday. Many of those mistakes were caused by Lufkin and many were self-inflicted errors. But, as King spoke postgame, he was simply happy to come out on top once again in this always-heated rivalry. “Found a way to win,” he said. “Got a stop defensively. Were able to go out and get the winning touchdown. It wasn’t exactly how you draw it up, but it ended up in the end zone. It was a heck of an effort. Kids were tied, but they just kept plugging and found a way to win. Good football teams do that.”


First Quarter LUF—Ja’Lynn Polk 49 pass from Jordan Moore (Leo Acevedo kick), 9:38. Second Quarter LONG—Keilyn Williams 1 run (J.K. Martin kick), 11:07. LONG—Martin 41 field goal, 6:09. LUF—Jerrin Thompson 1 run (Acevedo kick), 0:00. Third Quarter LONG—Martin 37 field goal, 8:35. LUF—Torrance Agnew 9 pass from Moore (Acevedo kick), 3:44. LONG—Williams 14 run (Haynes King to Kamden Perry 2-pt conversion), 0:39. Fourth Quarter LUF—Titan Williams 22 pass from Moore (Acevedo kick), 7:35. LONG—Perry 16 pass from King (Martin kick), 3:33. LONG—Kaden Kearbey 44 pass from King (Martin kick), 1:21. First Downs Total Yards Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Comp.-Att.-Int. Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards


12 340 41-159 181 13-22-1 2-25.5 2-1 5-25

LONG 16 354 29-131 223 16-24-0 2-25.5 0-0 4-20

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Lufkin, Qu’Vontae Smallwood 16-64, A’Traviaun Woods 12-36,Jordan Moore 10-41, Titan Williams 1-10, Christian Reggie 1-7, Jerrin Thompson 1-1. Longview, Keilyn Williams 15-67, Jessie Anderson 10-42, Haynes King 3-24. PASSING—Lufkin, Moore 13-22-1—181. Longview, King 16-24-0—223. RECEIVING—Lufkin, Ja’Lynn Polk 6-117, Williams 4-42, Torrance Agnew 2-15, Woods 1-7. Longview, Kamden Perry 12-146, Kaden Kearbey 3-61, Anderson 1-16.

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Lady Lobos burning up the nets!

September 2018

The season is still young for Lady Lobo Volleyball, but the ladies have shown considerable improvement week-in and week-out. Malaika Pencheon led with 18 kills, 6 digs, 1 block. Laci Lewis, Morgan Vance and Sauntania Darden each had 4 kills. Vance added 23 assists and 4 aces as Lady Lobo volleyball began 2018 with a win over All Saints: Aug. 15 Longview beat Henderson 3 games to 0 and the match play scores were 25-22, 25-23, and 25-22. Longview Tourney First match of the Longview Lobo Classic Tournament ended in a win (2-0) against Ore City. Match play was 25-14 and 25-21. The second match ended in a win (2-0) against Elysian Fields. Match play was 25-14 and 2510. The third match ended in a win (2-0) against Hooks. Match play was 25-13 and 26-24 The Lady Lobos had an overall great weekend, finishing 5-1 on the weekend after knocking off Ore City, Elysian Fields, Hooks, and Pine Tree in pool play. Lady Lobos also took care of Spring Hill before falling to Pleasant Grove in 3 games to earn 3rd place! Congrats to Malaika Pencheon on being named to the All tournament team.

To Join The Booster Club You may choose from five levels of membership: Fans are anticipating an exciting year of football in 2018. After going to the 6A Division II Semifinal round in the playoffs last year, we are looking forward to another successful season in District 11-6A. Please join the LOBO Football Booster Club and support this effort. The proceeds of the Booster Club’s work will go to improving LOBO football - for the players, coaches, and fans. We fund uniforms, equipment, and supplies. An important source of our funding comes from supporters like you, who join the Booster Club, advertise in the Friday night football program (Printing Deadline July 18, 2018), and/or advertise on the Jumbotron/stadium signs. To join the Booster Club, select an appropriate level of support from this brochure, complete the membership form, and then return it to the address provided. If you are interested in advertising, please visit www.lobosfootball. com and click on the Booster Club link for more details.

Each level of membership is tax deductible and receives a Booster Club T-Shirt and Rockin’ L along with your name listed in our Friday Night Program.

1ST & GOAL - $25 2ND & GOAL - $50 3RD & GOAL - $100 Receive one reserved parking pass

4TH & GOAL - $200 Receive two reserved parking passes

TOUCHDOWN CLUB - $300 Receive three reserved parking passes

All Booster Club members are welcome to attend our meetings, which are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the remodeled area of the press box.

Lobo Football Booster Club Board President: Don Reeves First Vice-President: Dan Sorey Second Vice-President: Chuck King Secretary: Ginny Powell Treasurer: Debbie Knutson Assistant Treasurer: Jesus Mancha Football Program: Crystal Hill, Becky Beltran, JoCarol Cox & Tracey Goram-Welch Membership: Alicia Farr Merchandise: “Open” See Website Visit our website:

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Tennis teams bounce back from adversity Competing against defending state champions is daunting for any program, but the Lobo Tennis squad is glad to take on anyone and everyone. Lobo Tennis opened up the season at No. 7 ranked Allen on Aug. 8, falling 3-16. Standouts for the Lobos were Austin Greifenkamp, who won both his singles and doubles matches and Simran Kortikere, who won her singles. Boys Doubles Austin Greifenkamp/Zach Fasang vs Boquet/Mckinney: 4-6, 6-4, 10-3 (win) Chris Holyfield/Nitin Rangu vs Swenson/ Xie: 2-6, 5-7 Corey Hill/Connor Gilliland vs Cameron/ Carter: 0-6, 2-6 Girls Doubles Gowri Rangu/Rachna Edular vs Walker/ Richard: 2-6,4-6 Kelsey Quiett/ Elizabeth Wall vs Mitchell/ Hluig: 4-6, 0-6 Julia Miller/Bhavna Singh vs Chen/ Goridkov: 1-6, 2-6 Mixed Doubles Simran Kortikere/Matthew Nguyen vs Wu/ Nambiar: 6-4, 4-6, 7-10 Boys Singles Nitin Rangu vs Andrew Swenson: 1-6, 2-6 Austin Greifenkamp vs Nick Boquet 6-4, 4-6, 10-3 (win) Chris Holyfield vs Ed McKinney: 0-6, 3-6 Zach Fasang vs Steve Nambiar: 0-6, 1-6 Matthew Nguyen vs Wes Carter: 2-6, 2-6 Corey Hill vs Andy Pandian: 3-6, 2-6 Connor Gilliland vs Ethan Chin: 8-9 (5) Elliot Murphy vs Kavin Bommakanti: 0-8 Jake Chamberlain vs Cole Phillips: 6-8 Elliot Murphy vs Jason Xie: 0-8 Jake Chamberlain vs Tyler Cameron: 1-8 Girls Singles Simran kortikere vs E. Richard: 6-3, 6-1 (win) Rachna Edular vs J. Mitchell 1-6,1-6 Julia Miller vs J. Walker: 0-6, 0-6 Gowri Rangu vs M. Wu: 3-6, 0-6 Bhavna Singh vs S. Chen: 1-6,1-6 Kelsey Quiett vs Hali Goridkov: 0-6, 1-6 Elizabeth Wall vs Yesmine Keopaseut: 2-8 Diana Acuna vs Vandana Suresh: 0-8 Cameron Roberts vs Camille Morrison: 6-8 Delia Acuna vs Aliyyah Keopaseut 2-8 Diana Acuna vs Swetha Radhakrishna 3-8 The following week was another setback, with Longview outgunned 5-14 to last year’s state finalist Plano West. Standouts for Lobo Tennis were Simran Kortikere, winning both her doubles and singles matches. Zach Fasang and Kelsey

Quiett came on top with tough wins in singles. Matthew Nguyen and Chris Holyfield won in boys doubles. Boys Doubles Austin Greifenkamp/Zach Fasang vs Caden Moortgat/Ethan Scribner: 3-6,1-6 Chris Holyfield/Matthew Nguyen vs Utham Koduri/Billy Polluck: 6-3, 6-3 Corey Hill/Connor Gililand vs Phillip George/Rohit Vijay: 3-6, 3-6 Elliot Murphy /Connor Gililand vs Jay Sunjit/Rish Patel: 1-6 Girls Doubles Gowri Rangu/Rachna Edular vs Emma Gener/Janet Pham: 0-6, 0-6 Kelsey Quiett/ Elizabeth Wall vs Jocelyn Thai/Anna Wakita: 2-6, 3-6 Julia Miller/Bhavna Singh vs Elyssa Ducret/ Summer Shannon: 2-6, 1-6 Mix Simran Kortikere/Nitin Rangu vs Amrit Deep/Nicole Goral: 6-2, 7-5 Boys Singles Nitin Rangu vs Caden Moortgat: 1-6, 0-6 Austin Greifenkamp vs Ethan Scribner: 3-6, 0-6 Chris Holyfield vs Utham Koduri: 5-7, 2-6 Zach Fasang vs Phillip George: 6-4, 6-3 Matthew Nguyen vs Billy Pollock: 2-6, 2-6 Corey Hill vs Nathan Govindarajan: 2-6, 3-6 Girls Singles Simran Kortikere vs Janet Pham: 6-3, 6-2 Rachna Edular vs Jocelyn Thai: 0-6, 0-6 Julia Miller vs Anna Wakita: 2-6, 0-6 Gowri Rangu vs Elyssa Ducret: 0-6, 1-6 Bhavna Singh vs Summer Shannon: 0-6, 1-6 Kelsey Quiett vs Emily Inzer: 6-3, 6-1 But they got back on the right track once they faced a district rival. On Aug. 21 Lobo Tennis traveled to Rockwall for their first district match. Longview won 15-4 in total match play. The win improved LHS to 3-2 overall record and 1-0 in district. Boys Doubles Nitin Rangu/Zach Fasang vs Odonnell/ Dasilva: 6-4, 6-1 Chris Holyfield/Matthew Nguyen vs Hill/ Dayman: 6-3, 6-1 Corey Hill/Connor Gilliland vs Ferguson/ Dayman: 6-0, 6-1 Girls Doubles Kelsey Quiett/ Elizabeth Wall vs Amacher/ Fore: 6-1, 6-2 Gowri Rangu/Rachna Edular vs Dopkins/ Martinez: 6-2, 6-3

Julia Miller/Bhavna Singh vs Ivey/ Zastrow: 6-0, 6-2 Mix Doubles Simran Kortikere/Elliot Murphy vs Jordan/Babineaux: 6-0, 6-1 Boys Singles Nitin Rangu vs H. Hill: 6-2, 6-1 Chris Holyfield vs A. Dasilva: 5-7, 6-1, 8-10 Zach Fasang vs A. Dayman: 6-4, 6-2 Matthew Nguyen vs C. O’Donnell: 5-7, 6-2, 9-11 Corey Hill vs N. Ferguson: 6-3, 6-2 Connor Gilliland vs M. Dayman: 6-4, 0-6, 6-10 Elliot Murphy vs Smith: 4-8 Jake Chamberlain vs Jones: 8-1, 6-4 Girls Singles Simran Kortikere vs Kaitlyn Amacher: 6-0, 6-0 Rachna Edular vs Riley Fore: 6-2, 3-6, 0-1, 6-10 Gowri Rangu vs Haylzy Dopkins: 6-4, 6-2 Kelsey Quiett vs Lauren Zastrow: 6-3, 6-2 Julia Miller vs Maddi Ivey: 6-0, 6-1 Bhavna Singh vs Maddi Ivey: 8-2 Delia Acuna vs Hallie Jordan: 6-0, 6-3 Longview then defeated Keller 10-3 at the Highland Park/Plano West Tournament, improving to 4-3 on the year. Congrats also to Simran Kortikere who went 4-0 on the day! Boys Doubles Chris Holyfield/Zach Fasang vs Ndumbe/ Ndumbe: 2-6, 6-2 10-7 Corey Hill/Matthew Nguyen vs Cho/ Jacks: 1-6, 6-4, 5-10 Elliot Murphy/Connor Gililand vs Dixon/ Perera: 3-6, 6-2, 10-7 Girls Doubles Simran Kortikere/Gowri Rangu vs. Burke/Schenck: 6-1, 6-1 Kelsey Quiett/ Elizabeth Wall vs. Hoff/ Duggan: 6-3, 6-4 Julia Miller/Rachna Edular vs Mathew/ Mavrakis: 6-1, 3-6, 10-6 Diana Acuna/Delia Acuna vs. Barber/ Batsel: 8-1 Mix Doubles Jake Chamberlain/Bhavna Singh vs Ivasuic/Boord: 6-3, 3-6, 8-10 Boys Singles Zach Fasang vs Dia Ndumbe 6-7(4), 4-6

Chris Holyfield vs Esunge Ndumbe: 3-6, 5-7 Matthew Nguyen vs Barton Jacks: 6-0, 6-0 Corey Hill vs Daniel Cho: 4-6, 6-7(5) Elliot Murphy vs Colin Dixon: 3-6, 2-6 Connor Gilliland vs Euan Perera: 6-7(1), 3-6 Girls Singles Simran Kortikere vs Josie Burke: 6-0, 6-0 Rachna Edular vs Amanda Schenck: 6-2, 6-2 Gowri Rangu vs Maddie Hoff: 6-3, 6-1 Kelsey quiett vs Ellie Duggan: 6-2, 6-2 Elizabeth wall vs Esther Mathew 6-3, 6-2 Bhavna Singh vs Farah Mavrakis 6-7(5), 6-2, 11-13 The Lobos ran into some difficulties during the Plano West/Highland Park Tournament, dropping a match to Plano 10-8, which put them at 5-3 overall record for the season. Boys Doubles Chris Holyfield/Matthew Nguyen vs Benjamin Mcdonald /Edward Shteyn: 1-6, 2-6 Corey Hill/Zach Fasang vs Herman Aguirre/ Arnav Murthy: 6-7, 6-4, 8-10 Elliot Murphy/Harrison Lin vs Josh Babu/Iram Choudhury: 1-6, 6-4, 8-10 Girls Doubles Simran Kortikere/Gowri Rangu vs Sophia Vasylyeva/Ryan Gibson: 6-1, 6-1 Kelsey Quiett/ Elizabeth Wall vs. Katelyn Morris/Sunny Hua: 6-0, 6-0 Mix Doubles Connor Gililand/Bhavna Singh vs Austin Clemens /Frita Serralde: 7-6, 6-2 Boys Singles Zach Fasang vs Benjamin McDonald: 1-6, 0-6 Chris Holyfield vs Edward Shteyn: 6-2, 5-7, 10-6 Matthew Nguyen vs Herman Aguirre: 1-6, 2-6 Corey Hill vs Arnav Murphy: 1-6, 0-6 Elliot Murphy vs Josh Babu: 2-6, 2-6 Connor Gilliland vs Iram Choudhury: 2-6 Jake Chamberlain vs 8-1 Girls Singles Simran Kortikere vs Sophia Vasylyeva: 6-0, 6-3 Rachna Edular vs Ryan Gibson: 6-1 2, 0-1, 12-14 Gowri Rangu vs Frida Serralde: 6-3, 6-2 Kelsey Quiett vs Sunny Hua: 6-1, 6-1 Julia Miller vs Katelynn Morris: 6-3, 6-0 Elizabeth Wall vs Rhea Kondwkar: 6-2,6-0

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Lobo University starts Sept. 19th

It’s never too early for high school students to start preparing for college and the LHS College and Career Center is hosting a series of events to help spur students to consider their options now that the school year is underway: Session 1: Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 PM, outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building Topic: “The PSAT: Preliminary SAT” Target Audience: 10th and 11th grade parents Linda Buie, Dean of Ins t r uc t ion, and Kay Ray, will explain the benefits of students taking the PSAT. The P S AT w ill be given on Wednesday, October 10, at Long view High School to sophomores and juniors. Cost of the test is $20.00. This important test begins the National Merit Competition for juniors. Sophomores are encouraged to take the PSAT as preparation for their junior year. Deadline to register at LHS is Monday, September 24!!!! Session 2: Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 PM, outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building Topic: “Financial Aid Options for College Bound Students” and “College Admission Testing” The FAFSA application online will open on October 1, 2018! Target Audience: 12th Grade Parents and Students Tieraney Beall, academic advisor, will explain types of financial aid available to college bound students, especially how to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). She will gladly answer your questions so that college can be affordable. Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, will have information about the ACT and SAT fall test dates for seniors and information about the optional ACT and SAT essays. Session 3: Monday, November 12, 6:30 PM Greater East Texas College Night at Maud Cobb Activity Center sponsored by the Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education (GLOBE)

7th Annual UIL Academics presen

Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00 PM Mickey Melton Auditorium

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places Auditions for Longview High School students: September 11, 12, and 13 Pick up an application at the receptionist’s desk.

6:30 PM. Free admission. Target Audience: 9th through 12th grade parents and students Representatives from over one hundred colleges, universities, and technical schools and the military will be present to answer questions about admission, financial aid, and academic programs. This is a great opportunity to be added to the schools’ mailing lists and to visit with college recruiters. Session 5: Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:30 PM, outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building Topic: “The PSAT, SAT, ACT and Getting Juniors Ready to Apply to College” Target Audience: 9th-11th Grade Parents First, Kay Ray and Linda Buie will explain the components of the October 2018 PSAT score report. All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who took the October 2018 PSAT and their parents are encouraged to attend. Next, Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, and Tieraney Beall, academic advisor, will explain all that juniors need to do during the spring semester so that they are ready to apply to college in fall 2019 of their senior year. Information will include taking college admission exams, writing college admission essays, and meeting college deadlines. Session 6: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 6:30 PM, outside the LHS College and Career Center on the second floor of the main building Topic: “Earning College Scholarships” Target Audience: 12th Grade Parents Kay Ray, scholarship coordinator, will explain how students can earn thousands in scholarships from local community organizations, businesses, churches, and school organizations. Mrs. Ray will also explain the importance of the student resumé, giving examples to follow so students can create an outstanding resumé, and the importance of letters of recommendation. She will have a list of all the local scholarships LHS students won by the Class of 2019. Visit the Longview High School Counseling and Guidance Website for information about college, college visits, college recruiters visiting LHS, college admission testing, a nd sc holar ship resources and available applications for LHS students. Please check the daily announcements for t he la t e s t information.


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LHS alumna continues to You make us proud! earn equestrian honors Congratulations to 2018 alumni and U.S. Army Private Jocelyn Juarez on graduating from Basic Combat Training last month! Thank you for serving in defending our freedom!

2017 LHS graduate Mary Katherine Camp took top honors last month at meet in Tulsa, Okla., earning championships in various categories including Showmanship, Horsemanship, and Riding. With her horse “Radicalized,” the Texas Christian University student’s equestrian career continues to shine.

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While most teenagers spend the summer relaxing and enjoying their time off from school, one Longview High School student spent his time doing something a little different. Fourteen-year-old Manases Nieto spent his summer preparing for the National Fine Arts Competition. The competition is organized by Assemblies of God youth ministries and is designed to help students develop their ministry gifts. Nieto competed against 56 other percussionists from all over the United States. As one of the youngest competitors he was up against some stiff competition, but those who know him said it was nothing he couldn’t handle. “It was incredible you know we saw the competition, he was one of the last people to perform so we saw all the competition before him and they were really good,” Youth Group Volunteer Lucio Aguilar said. “[But] we know [Manases] here in East Texas and we’re like, man, he’s good.” Nieto placed in the top three of all the percussionists in the competition. He said his success in music comes from his relationship with God. “It’s my passion and also God gave it to me whenever I was born, so I want to keep it going,” he said. “The connection between God and the music means a lot to me.” He said he plans to return to the competition next year and is aiming for first place. Nieto begins high school in just a few weeks and he said he’s looking forward to playing with the school band.


By Jeremy Coth

This one-of-a-kind 180-page, hard-cover yearbook-style collector’s item features each season (all 107 of them), including the scores of each game, season summaries, information on coaches, players, photographs, rosters and more!

Cost $40 Top-Quality Yearbook-Style Book Published by Herff Jones ®

Perfect Book for All Lobos – Past & Present – And for Every Lobo Fan! LIMITED NUMBER OF BOOKS REMAIN BUY YOUR COPY BEFORE THEY SELL OUT email: • Call David Cotham: 903-736-4637 NOTE: Books will be sold at the LISD Athletic Office during season ticket renewals. Books also on sale at Louis Morgan Drug No. 4 during regular business hours.

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Cheerleaders bring home All-American awards Lobo Cheer brought home the Top Banana, six gold ribbons, superior rating, three spirit sticks, JV game time second place, Varsity game time champions, superior trophy to entire program from Longview, “Lo” received most spirited and All American and “Bo” received best leadership award and All American Gracie and Alex received the Pin it Forward awards and also seven All-American cheerleaders! Super proud of what our Lobo Nation represents out of town and brings back home. Way to go Lobos!

September 2018


Forest Park Middle School hosted the Longview ISD New Employee Orientation Monday, August 13. Dr. James Wilcox and Board President, Ginia Northcutt gave new employees a pep talk on district expectations. “You are helping our little eagles learn to soar,” Dr. Wilcox said. “If you make them feel like a sparrow, they will perform that way. Everyone deserves to feel like an eagle, fly like an eagle, BE an eagle.” Corporate sponsors for the event included; Whataburger, Hospitality Health ER, Edge Office Products, Linda Fullman: Allstate Insurance, Southside Bank, Tower Honda of Longview, Longview Regional Medical Center, and ValuTeachers, Inc.


LISD takes nominations for distinguished alumni

September 2018

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The Longview ISD Alumni Association is accepting nominations for distinguished alumni to be honored by the district next spring. The deadline for nominations is 4 p.m. Dec. 7th, 2018. Nomination applications can be picked up at the district’s administration building at 1301 E. Young St. or by downloading them from the district website: All nominees must be alumni of Longview High School, and they must have graduated at least 10 years ago. For more information, please contact LISD Community Relations at (903) 381-2200.

‘Green Out’ Night at Chick-fil-A set for September

Chick-fil-A, near the corner of North Fourth Street and East Loop 281, will host the annual Green Out Night, the biggest Lobo party of the year, from 4-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11th. KYKX will broadcast live from Chick-fil-A. At 7 p.m. the 2018 Lobos and coaches will arrive to meet fans and autograph their Green Out t-shirts. Throughout the evening, the Lobo cheerleaders and mascots, Viewettes, and majorettes will be on hand to meet fans and take pictures with them. Fans always enjoy Green Out at Chick-fil-A. Join the Lobo party, dine at the beautiful newly remodeled Chick-fil-A, and support the Longview ISD Foundation as it supports LISD educators and students through its annual classroom and campus grant programs and educator and student scholarships. Chick-fil-A will donate a portion of the evening’s receipts from drive-through or in-restaurant dining to the Longview ISD Foundation. Thank you, Chick-fil-A and Chuck King, for hosting this fun night!

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September 2018

Volume III, Issue 9 (September 2018)  
Volume III, Issue 9 (September 2018)