LISD E-Newsletter

March 1, 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 March 2 

HS Track Meet @ Bandera, TX /

AP - Eng Lit/Lang Study Session
8:00 AM Judson HS

*Tuesday March 5

HS Band Concert & Sight-reading
Pleasanton HS / San Antonio Public Library
10:50 AM - 12:05 PM
Stacey Cafeteria

*Wednesday March 6

HS Track Meet
Holy Cross - San Antonio /

SAT School Day

*Friday March 8

Early Release - 12:30 PM /

Stacey Robotics FRC
John Jay HS - San Antonio /

Admin Alley

 Let’s Talk College and Career Readiness & Hiring Fair was a huge success. We partnered up with the Military and Family Readiness Center to offer our Lackland students and surrounding community the opportunity to network and learn invaluable skills. Amazon, Rackspace, San Antonio Police Department, FBI, NSA, Red Cross, SeaWorld, CPS, San Antonio Public Library, and more joined our efforts to share incredible opportunities. The sessions for the day included: Scholarships and Financial Aid, Veterans Benefits Post 9/11 GI Bill, Managing your Money, First Impressions, Interviewing Skills, and The Application. During the hiring fair participants had the opportunity to visit various employers and the following career houses: The House of Law Enforcement, The House of Energy, The House of Technology, and The House of Military. Students and parents alike were able to walk away with experiences and information that will allow them to strategically plan for the future. It was a great way to start a beautiful Saturday!

Around the District

Lackland ISD was asked to participate in “Go Public with David”,  a weekly segment on Channel 4 at 6:30 PM for all of 2019.


Here is the link to the video segment that aired on WOAI News.



Congratulations Lackland ISD!

Our ATPE ladies were back in the state capitol! They got to meet Senator Pete Flores! 

Read Across America 

Lackland ISD Survey Results

Teachers and Staff Share

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 Teachers and Staff from both the elementary and secondary campuses have the opportunity to participate in the survey.  The survey solicits feedback related to teacher and staff-school relationships.  This survey measures Educating All Students, Feedback and Coaching, Professional Learning, School Climate, School Leadership, and Teaching Efficacy.  You are encouraged to review the results of teacher and staff surveys and engage with your child’s teachers and campus personnel to support us in improvement efforts.

Survey Link
Staff Feedback Spring 2017 – Fall 2018
Teacher Feedback Spring 2017 – Fall 2018

 In addition to the survey opportunities, teachers and staff 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 access to technology and choice of professional development. Consistent enforcement of the rules, and communication 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. 

We share this information with you to enlist your continued engagement with the survey and our efforts towards continuous improvement. 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.

Stacey Happenings 

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

By: Ricardo Alonso & Jayden Johnson 



Last week was Teen Dating Violence awareness week. Throughout the week the Principles of Human Services class held several activities  to spread awareness about teen dating violence. 


On Monday, Faith and Izzy went to each learning lab to discuss what to look for in a good relationship and what to avoid.


Tuesday, students wore orange and had their face painted during Jr/Sr lunches to raise awareness about teen dating violence. Around school we placed red and orange flags, red to show an unhealthy relationship characteristics and orange to represent a healthy relationship.


On Wednesday during lunch, Kale’la and Kourtnie shared information on the Relationship Spectrum. On this day, students could scan a QR code to take a quiz and if they participated and, they could win PRIZES!!!


For the last day of teen dating awareness week, Ms.Stoops from the Family Advocacy Center was here during lunch to share information with the students. High school students had a chance to complete the scavenger hunt during the last fifteen minutes of lunch. They looked for teen dating violence clues to complete all ten missions. 


Even though the week is over, it is important to know that violent relationships in adolescences can have serious consequences by putting the victims at higher risk for substance abuse, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and further domestic violence.  Always keep an eye out for yourself and others.

Senior Spotlight: Savannah DeLange

by Hailey Hamilton

Savannah DeLange is a current Stacey Jr/Sr High Senior. She moved here from Illinois her junior year and has been here ever since. During her time here, she has had to readjust, but by doing so she has made some great friends. I asked her a few questions below about her time in high school and her life overall.


How many high schools have you attended?

-I have attended two high schools- O’Fallon Township High School in Illinois and Stacey High School on Lackland.


Of them, which was your favorite and why?

-Stacey High School, because there are so many opportunities to get involved in extracurricular and clubs. With such a small student body, there are numerous opportunities to bond. I feel like there is a chemistry at the school this year where everyone is getting along very well and making wonderful friendships. There is also a trust between the teachers and students, where the students and teachers form friendships.


How many years have you been at Stacey, what were your first opinions?
-I have been at Stacey a year and a half. When I first moved here at the beginning of my junior year, I absolutely hated it. I had left behind really good friends at my old school and I was not finding many good friends at Stacey. It took until about the end of the year for me to find my niche at school. When I came back for my senior year, I decided to permanently change my attitude and I have made some of the best friendship I have ever had.


What sports were you involved in throughout high school?

-I participated in cross country my freshman year and swim team my sophomore and junior year


Are you a part of any Stacey clubs, which ones?
-FCCLA, s2s, Student Council, Spanish Club


What is your favorite memory from your 4 years in high school?
-There are too many to count...I loved hanging out with my friends on Friday nights and doing crazy things like putting cucumbers on our eyes, buying countless bags of chips from Qdoba and playing spoons.


What is your favorite time of year, why?

-My favorite time of year is Christmas, because everyone is always happy and helping others and there is always a magical feel to the holiday season.


What do you think you’ll miss most about high school?
-All of the great friends I have made.


What are your future plans ?

-I am attending Utah State University in the fall and studying to be a special education teacher.


Which colleges have you applied to?
-I applied to Brigham Young University, Utah State University and Utah Valley University. I got into all three, but I accepted Utah State University.


What are some of your likes?
-I like to play the piano, I have been playing for 10 years. I like to exercise, I am very religious. I love most to spend time with my friends and family and just have fun!


If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose?
-I would really love to live in Charleston, South Carolina. I fell in love with that city when I visited it this summer. I have always wanted to travel to the Middle East, though. That is my favorite part of the world.


What are your feelings towards leaving high school?
-I expected to be relieved to be graduating, but I am actually very sad. I have made so many wonderful memories and friends at Stacey  and I honestly do not feel ready to leave them behind. But I really look forward to what college will bring and I know I will have fun there.

Senior Spotlight: Kale’la Wells

by: Jazzlyn Littleton, Junior

            Kale’la Wells has attended Stacey for six years and after graduation she plans on going to Palo Alto Community College for business management. She’s excited to go to college but, she says she is going to miss her friends and all of the memories that were made here at Stacey. When asked how she has changed since her freshman year to which she responded “I am tougher and I am prettier.” Out of all her four years of high school, Kale’la said that her favorite year is her senior year because it has been really fun so far, and it means that she is almost done with high school.

Taplin Memorial

by: Monty Black, junior


On Friday February 15, Florence Taplin, mother of former student Steffen Taplin came to visit Stacey Jr/Sr High School. She came to see the memorial to her son, who died in 2005. She also gave the school a biography of her son that may be used for a video announcement. The Garden Club has been working hard to re-dedicate the memorial, and without the help of the Jr/Sr S2S and Ms. Miller’s 7th grade learning lab students, it would not have been finished for this unexpected visit. “This spring we hope to add more to the other side of the garden,” said Ms. Miller, the Garden Club Sponsor. She said the club will continue to maintain the memorial.

Captain Marvel Comes to Lackland

photos and article by Jade Born, senior


On February 22, 2019, Stacey 8th graders visited the Pfingston Reception Center to experience an exhibit and speech set up by the 37th Training Wing. The exhibit is a showcase of costume pieces from Disney and Marvel’s new movie Captain Marvel, that will be released on March 8th, 2019. As part of the visit, the 8th graders got to listen to a speech from the commander of the 37th Training Wing, Colonel Jason Janaros and Commander of Air Force Recruiting Service at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as well as first female fighter pilot, Brigadier General Jeannie M. Leavitt. Students listened to the two talk about what a honor it is to have Disney showcase these amazing costume pieces, and watched as they unveiled the exhibit to the public. Specifically, students listened to Gen. Leavitt’s recount of her experience as the first female fighter pilot, and how she helped star of Captain Marvel, Brie Larson, to learn what it is like to be a fighter pilot in the Air Force. After the speech, 8th graders got to view the unveiling of costume pieces from the movie. The costumes included Carol Danvers’ fighter pilot uniform, the Captain Marvel suit, and a  fighter pilot helmet signed by the actors on the movie which has been gifted to the Air Force for their help on the movie. If you have base access, you can visit the exhibit for yourself until March 22nd.   

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/

Elementary Happenings 

The month of February had us celebrating and researching contributions from several African American Scientists. After weeks of research, synthesis, and evaluation, the students were able to tour our classroom Museum. Once all classrooms had been visited, they returned to write a historical dialogue with their favorite scientist and themselves.

Kinder Corner

Mrs. Guerrero’s 1st grade kiddos have been busy & enjoying measuring real objects with different non-standard units .

Mrs. Allen models proper procedure during a tornado drill!

 Field Trip!!!! 

Good Information

The Momo Challenge: What You Need to Know


You may have seen postings on social media in recent days warning you about the “Momo Challenge,” accompanied by a creepy photo of a feminine but bird-like face.  These postings warn of the dire consequences of this challenge, stating that a character named “Momo” will issue challenges to your children online, daring them to do increasingly dangerous acts to themselves and others, with some accounts of the challenge ending in a final challenge by Momo for the child to commit suicide.  The postings also caution of Momo suddenly appearing in the middle of YouTube videos, on WhatsApp apps, and other online streaming and social media services.  These appearances are supposedly accompanied by vague threats to come after the child and or their families if child does not follow through on the challenge.


Realizing that all of this sounds absolutely terrifying to a parent, I want to be sure that you know that the “Momo Challenge” is a recurring internet hoax. 


While there have been isolated reports of children committing suicide because of a “Momo Challenge,” there have been no credible links so far between a “Momo Challenge” and a child committing suicide.  The creepy photo itself is of a sculpture made by an artist at a special effects firm.  The sculpture isn’t named “Momo,” and the artist has nothing to do with the hoax.


However, realizing that life often imitates art, it’s within the realm of possibilities that someone might try to capitalize on the fear surrounding the challenge.  As such, it’s important for us as parents to have open conversations with our children about the internet and their online activities.  Last night, I used the “Momo Challenge” as an opportunity to have that conversation with my son.  Here is what I shared with him:


The “Momo Challenge” is a hoax, and the picture is actually a piece of art.  Momo doesn’t exist, and the creature isn’t going to come after you nor try to harm you.
Don’t “friend” people or have conversations with people online that you aren’t friends with in real life.
If anyone online ever asks you do to something that would hurt yourself or others, immediately stop talking to them and come tell your mother or me.  If you’re at school, immediately stop and find the nearest responsible adult and let them know.

You may wish to sit down and have a conversation with your own son or daughter and share some of the thoughts above, editing as appropriate for the age of your child.  I showed my child the actual image because I knew he would be fine with seeing it.  You might decide that’s a bad idea.  Whatever you decide to share with your children, I do hope that you take the time to have conversations with them about their life online.


I also encourage you to monitor what your children are doing online.  If you need help in doing this, there are now a range of both hardware and software tools.  If you’d like to talk with us about some of these tools, please feel free to reach out to me or to one of our campus instructional technologists.  Please do not suffer alone: we are here to help, and there are some great tools for that purpose!




Dr. Kyle Jones

LISD Director of Technology


Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Generation Z and the World of Tomorrow
It is a whole new world out there and success starts here!
Generation Z and our future are building a new and exciting
lifestyle for themselves. Navigating this new frontier takes
courage, fortitude, persistence, and courage. This fun,
energetic and interactive session is designed to update
parents about the 21st Century workplace needs of the
employer and the future employability needs of their child
(ren). Parents will walk away with a better understanding of
how they can empower their child (ren) to be the very best
they can be and to build the skill sets to “sell” themselves as
the best “products” on the market for any and all employers
in the world.
**Interpreter provided by request.
Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4th. **
Session ID: 53105
Webinar ID: 53191

PTSO Spotlight


Mar 18 at 8 AM – Mar 29 at 2 PM

Lackland ISD Lyon Center


We will have our Buy One Get One (BOGO) Scholastic Book Fair March 20th-29th in the Lyons Center at Lackland ISD. We will begin set up on the 18th, and be open for business the 20th. We will be open 8-3:45, and will stay open until 5pm on both Thursday’s. We look forward to seeing you all there! All visitors will need to check in with one of the school offices before shopping at the book fair.

Random Shots

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