LISD E-Newsletter

February 15, 2019

Table of Contents:


1. Admin Alley

2. Around the District

3. Stacey Happenings

4. Elementary Happenings 

5. Good Information

6. PTSO Spotlight

7. Random Shots

Upcoming Events:


*Saturday Feb. 16

JH Robotics Competition
8:00 AM @ Uvalde 8:00 a.m. /

JH Robotics Competition
8:00 AM @ Brandeis HS 8:00 am

*Monday Feb. 18 

Staff Development/Student Holiday
7:30 AM

*Tuesday Feb. 19

UIL One Act Play Clinic
Auditorium /  Varsity Boys Basketball vs Shriner Kerrville, TX / Middle School Elective Showcase 5:00 PM Lyon Center

*Wednesday Feb. 20

ACT-ALL Juniors 8:00 AM Lyon Center 7:45 a.m.

*Thursday Feb. 21 

HS Band Lytle Pre-UIL Concert

Contest 10:00 AM Lytle / 8th Grade Parent Night 5:00 PM Lyon Center /

Admin Alley

Lackland ISD Shares Survey Results

Parents Speak


Thank you for taking advantage of the opportunity to share your voice as members of the Lackland ISD learning organization by participating in the Fall 2018 survey opportunities.  The links below will give you access to reports.  These reports will share results and comparison data for survey results from Spring 2017 – Fall 2018. 

Lackland ISD parents from both the elementary and secondary campuses have the opportunity to participate in a family survey.  The survey solicits feedback related to family-school relationships.  This survey measures barriers to engagement, family engagement, school climate, and school fit.  You are encouraged to review the results of family survey and engage with your child’s teachers and campus personnel to support us in improvement efforts.


Grade Levels - District

Survey link:
Family Survey Results Spring 2017- Fall 2018

 In addition to the survey opportunities, parents were asked to provide specific feedback regarding two things our schools do well and two things we could do to improve.  Accolades shared were related to class size, S2S, SFA, the use of communication apps, and teacher’s dedication to the students. Consistent enforcement of the rules, electronic use on school buses, embracing students’ cultures, and communication for upcoming events are areas where growth is a welcomed opportunity.   Campus and district teams are currently reviewing data and developing plans to inform learning organization priorities towards continuous improvement.  Our goal is to provide periodic updates regarding actions taken.  To date, some of our actions have included providing specials night, family fitness day, the PTSO fall festival flash mob, and the parent lunch bunch as additional family engagement activities.

We share this information with you to enlist your continued engagement with the survey and our efforts towards continuous improvement.  Please check back in subsequent weeks to see the results of the staff and teacher surveys.  We aim to invest more time and effort in areas that will positively impact our ability to fulfill our vision, mission, and beliefs as your school district.

Around the District

 LISD extends appreciation to our Transportation Staff during “Love the Bus Month”


During the month of February, Lackland ISD is celebrating “Love the Bus Month” to raise awareness and show appreciation to our bus drivers and bus aides who safely transport and ensure the best start and finish to each student’s school day.

Love the Bus began in 2007 and is held every February. It is a month-long celebration of the importance of the yellow school bus, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers and bus aides for safely transporting our school children to and from school.

Riding a school bus is the safest way for students to get to and from school.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are 23 times safer than passenger cars and 10 times safer than walking.

LISD is fortunate to have such a wonderful and committed transportation staff.   Our bus drivers and bus aides are amazing professionals who take great pride in providing a safe and enjoyable bus riding experience.  Please join us in showing love to our transportation staff.  

Celebrate Black History Month with the Stacey Library!


We've got a wonderful selection of fiction and nonfiction books for Black History Month!

Pictures should read in the following order:
- Honoring the Past
- Inspiring the Future
- Celebrating Black History Month

Stacey Happenings 

Lt. Col. Robert W. Trayers Jr., Vice Commander of US Air Force Recruiting Service, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, visits Lackland ISD's STEM Program


On Wednesday, February 13, 2018, Lackland ISD students welcomed additional members to participate in their learning experiences. Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Trayers, Jr., the Vice Commander of Air Force Recruiting Services, Colonel Steven Lamb, the Deputy Commander of the 502 ISG, and JBSA School Liaison Officer, Mrs. Lori Phipps served as students and facilitators in the High School Robotics and Cyber Security classes.  As student, Lt. Colonel Trayers was invited to share in an opportunity to learn about the in-depth level of engagement reflected by students in STEM-related instructional settings and clubs.   Student leaders provided formal and informal presentations to demonstrate lessons learned in each setting.  The word of the day was coop-etition a combined expectation to not only compete but also share in assisting others through cooperation.  Students thrive in an environment where “failure is not an option, but a requirement.”  Through these experiences students engage in developing and implementing communication protocols, systems of support for internal and external team members, applying core values, and of course, having fun.  Our guest students were briefed on how both the robotics and cyber security classes have grown over time due to the investments made by Air Force partners through volunteer efforts and grants.  This investment in our students yields the fruit of dedicated labor after school, on the weekends, and in six to ten-hour day competitions.  Lt. Colonel Trayers excitedly took in the hands-on opportunity to drive the competition robot and gain additional insight about our students through question and answer discourse.  We are grateful to all who dedicated time and attention to affirming the work of our students and the teachers, Mr. Kinsey, Mr. Keller, and Mrs. Huerta who support them daily.

Congratulations Stacey Basketball teams on a

hard fought, and memorable season! 

Senior Night Images

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Week


By Sara Kinney, junior


            With everything that is occurring in the media and plenty of relationships, respect within a relationship has become more important than ever. Stacey has focused its attention this week on making sure every student is being treated well by those they love. Through orange face paint and pamphlets, Stacey has emphasized its point on raising awareness for the violence that sometimes occurs in teen relationships. Red flags with bad traits in a relationship and orange flags with good relationship aspects written on them decorate the campus to remind students of what is important. With Valentine's day this past Thursday, it is important for everyone to reflect on their own relationships. If you or anyone you know is in a bad relationship remember to speak out or seek help from a counselor or call the love is respect hotline at 1-866-331-9474.


Stacey Journalism Articles 

Marshmello Fortnite in-game concert!


by:  Spencer Merrill 8th grade 


 If you have been anywhere on the internet you have probably heard of the popular game Fortnite. If you are unsure of what Fornite is, it is a video game that gives you the player the chance to “eliminate” other online players in a 100 player battle royale fight to the finish. Ever since the games release there has been an influx of players swarming to it, and has a registered 200 million players according to

 Personally I’ve played the game, and it's quite fun. (keep in mind this is all opinionated) I love the cartoony style the game has, and the battle royale idea isn’t original, but it's one of the better battle royale games out there. One thing to note in  Fortnite is their in-game live events, from a rocket launch to an ice storm flowing over the entire island that the online users battle on. The most recent and most notable Fortnite event to date  is the Marshmello concert.

 For those of you unfamiliar with the popular artist Marshmello   He is a DJ who writes and creates future bass trap (for those of you lost, it's basically electronic dance music). Marshmello has recently partnered with Fornite to create a virtual concert! This event took place on Feb. 2nd,  and it was the first virtual concert with 10 million active players joining in! To join with the concert was a Marshmello cosmetic skin that was of Marshmello in the cartoony style matched with a pickax and a glider!

So far from what I’ve heard on the internet everyone enjoyed the event and personally I loved it.  One of the most unbelievable parts was that the whole concert had live commentary form marshmello himself! In conclusion this concert was history for the world, and it will be a marker for what the world of gaming can accomplish. 

Undercover Reporting: The Feminine Angle


by: Kelsey Traxler 10th grade


The increasingly popular practice of undercover journalism can be dated all the way back to the 19th century. In undercover journalism, the journalist takes up a fake identity along with a false background and a pseudonym (an alias or false name) in order to be fully immersed in the situation they are writing about.

One of the most prominent undercover stories would be that of Elizabeth Cochrane who took on the persona of mentally insane so as to become admitted into New York’s infamous Blackwell Island insane asylum. Her article series titled “Ten Days in a Madhouse” ran in 1887 and focused on the startling amount of sane persons trapped in the asylum. Her undercover work was groundbreaking to the world of journalism. A huge rush for undercover stories immediately followed Cochrane’s released articles.

The business of undercover investigative journalism was predominantly female as women were found to have an easier time slipping into the roles needed. Women simply had wider access to the more controversial topics that required someone on the inside.

The perfect example of this is “The Girl Reporter.” This young reporter for the Chicago Times posed as a young woman with an unwanted pregnancy. She approached upward of 200 doctors throughout the city, begging for an abortion. Illinois law had declared abortion illegal over two decades earlier, but the Girl Reporter found an overwhelming number of complying doctors. The doctors who agreed to the illegal operation asked for an under-the-table sum of money worth anywhere from one to six thousand dollars in today’s currency. The Girl Reporter wrote the 25 part series titled “Infanticide.” Her exposé tackled the highly debated topic of the morality of abortion and it’s illegal practice while also exposing the President of the Chicago Society, who was one of the many doctors who offered illegal abortion for a large sum. Unfortunately, like many other female undercover journalists at the time, her alias was the only name ever brought forth and the works remain unsigned to this day.

This journalistic style of going undercover has not lost its relevance since these revolutionary pieces. The extremely popular news program “Inside Edition” has aired since 1989 and almost exclusively uses false identities, costumes, and technology to expose countless cases of business fraud and infringement. The breakthrough of undercover writing remains thrilling and exceedingly effective; and it is all due to those like Elizabeth Cochrane and the Girl Reporter who first paved the way.


Sources:          important-scoops-day-180960775/


Valentine’s Day Origins


by: Donovan Richardson  10th grade 

Some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Saint Valentine’s death while others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated on February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture.


To begin the festival, members of
the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome, were believed to have been cared for by a she-wolf or lupa. The priests would sacrifice a goat, for fertility, and a dog, for purification. They would then strip the goat’s hide into strips, dip them into the sacrificial blood and take to the streets, gently slapping both women and crop fields with the goat hide. Far from being fearful, Roman women welcomed the touch of the hides because it was believed to make them more
fertile in the coming year.


Later in the day, according to legend, all the young women in the city
would place their names in a big urn. The city’s bachelors would each choose a name and become paired for the year with his chosen woman.
Lupercalia survived the initial rise of Christianity and but was outlawed—as it was deemed “un-Christian”–at the end of the 5th century, when Pope Gelasius declared February 14 St. Valentine’s Day. It was not until much later, however, that the day became definitively associated with love. During the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance. Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear until after 1400.


The oldest known valentine still in existence today was a
poem written in 1415 by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London following his capture at the Battle of Agincourt.Several years later, it is believed that King Henry V hired a writer named John Lydgate to compose a valentine note to Catherine of Valois. Valentine’s Day began to be popularly celebrated around the 17th century.


By the middle of the
18th, it was common for friends and lovers of all social classes to exchange small tokens of affection or handwritten notes, and by 1900 printed cards began to replace written letters due to improvements in printing technology. Ready-made cards were an easy way for people to express their emotions in a time when direct expression of one’s feelings was discouraged. Cheaper postage rates also contributed to an increase in the popularity of sending Valentine’s Day greetings.
In the 1840s, Esther A. Howland began selling the first mass-produced valentines in America. Howland, known as the “Mother of the Valentine,” made elaborate creations with real lace, ribbons and colorful pictures known as “scrap.” Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, an estimated 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year, making
Valentine’s Day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year. 


Jr. High UIL Awards Ceremony Images

click on the link below for full access! 

*If you had your picture taken in the Stacey Cowboy Breakfast Photo Booth here is the link to your pictures!!

Elementary Happenings 

In PPCD we are learning about tools and building things and we also learned about kitchen tools today baking a cake!

JBSA Dental visited Lackland Elementary

Young Authors and Illustrators

 Valentine’s Party

Love You to “Pizzas”!

Good Information


JBSA Lackland Library Calendar


Click the links below for more information: 


* Lego Night

*Craft Night

*Paint A Valentine


Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
TAPPestry Conference
*Register at
TAPPestry is an annual conference hosted in conjunction
with several area school districts and parent organizations.
TAPPestry is comprised of Parents, Teachers, Administrators,
and other Professionals working with children with
special needs. During this conference, you will have an
opportunity to attend various breakout sessions on topics
such as Autism/Asperger’s, guardianship, various learning
disabilities, transition services, how to handle behavior
issues, and more. Community agencies and vendors are
available to share information and resources about their
Contact your child’s district special education department to
find out if they will be paying for parents to attend. You will
need to request your district’s PO# to be able to register.
For more information about the TAPPestry Conference go
**Spanish interpreters provided!** 


Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
ADHD (9:00 a.m.—10:15 a.m.)
This training will provide an overview of Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and how parents can obtain
additional assistance for their child in the public school
setting. The discussion will also include a definition of
the types of ADHD, why diagnosis is important, possible
causes, and suggestions for helping the child learn new and
appropriate behaviors.


Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Children’s Mental Health Services Overview
(10:30 a.m.—12:00 p.m.)
This training introduces mental health services for children,
both in the school and community settings. We will identify
some of the common categories of mental health disorders
and discuss the requirements set forth by IDEA to help
students identified as having mental health disorders.
We will look at some of the various services available,
both through the school to help the child academically,
and within the community to help the family receive the
comprehensive help and support they need.
**Interpreter provided by request.
Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15th. **
Session ID: 52502
Webinar ID: 53185Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—2:30 p.m.
(1 Hour Lunch Break on your own)
Autism 101
This training provides parents an overview of specific
instructional and visual strategies that directly impact their
child’s academic and behavioral success. With a clearer
understanding of the characteristics of autism, parents will
explore new possibilities to support their child with autism.
Parents will have the opportunity to develop materials for
implementation with their child.
**Interpreter provided by request.
Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18th. **
Session ID: 53102
Webinar ID: 53187

PTSO Spotlight

Lost and Found is OVERFLOWING with jackets and miscellaneous things!! If you haven’t seen your child’s jackets, lunchbox, pants, etc. for a while, stop by here and check!!


Random Shots


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