LISD E-Newsletter

April 5, 2019 

Table of Contents:


1. Admin Alley

2. Around the District

3. Stacey Happenings

4. Elementary Happenings 

5. PTSO Spotlight 

6. Good Information

7. Random Shots

Upcoming Events:


*Saturday April 6

Stacey Prom

7:00 - 10:00 pm

*Monday April 8

HS Golf @Bracketville

*Tuesday April 9 

STAAR Testing:

4th & 7th gr. Writing,

5th & 8th gr. Math,

Eng. 1 EOC

*Wednesday April 10

STAAR Testing

5th & 8th gr. Reading 

*Thursday April 11

Eng. 2 EOC

*Friday April 12 

Purple Up Day / UIL

Academic Regional Meet


Admin Alley


On Purple Up Day, Friday April 12th, our Elementary campus needs your help.


We want to surprise our youngest heroes, by lining our hallways and cheering for them as they go to their first classes.

We will be meeting in the Elementary Eyemax, promptly at 7:40a.m. We are asking that you please not arrive earlier or linger in the hallways.  

At 7:45a.m., we will be lining up from the castle (2nd -4th grade hallway) all along the outside sidewalk that leads to the elementary cafeteria.

No visitor badge is necessary, because it is before school begins. Once all of our students pass through, we ask that you please leave promptly using the outside sidewalks.  

Please don't forget to keep it a secret from your kids (s).




Terry Leija


Lackland Elementary

Around the District

The Surveys are coming!

We are excited to announce that the spring surveys are right around the corner!  Please be on the lookout in your email for your opportunity to share your thoughts.  We are currently working to improve in those areas that were identified in the fall survey, and your continual feedback helps us insure that progress is being made. We look forward to your feedback!

Month of the Military Child

By: Kerrigan Gafford


     April is the designated month to recognize the resilience, resoluteness, and relentlessness of “military brats.” Unfortunately, there are numerous amounts of struggle that military children must learn to cope with. These struggles include deployments, separation and frequent moves. “Purple up” is a term used to spread awareness of the month through a single color. We encourage this color to represent the strength and resiliency of military children. Every military child has a unique set of circumstances, however difficult, we can overcome them. That is the power behind the Month of the Military Child.

     In honor of this special month, S2S and JS2S are taking action in recognizing these students. As a parent, you can send your child a message. This is for students at the junior high and high school. These messages can be filled out via the link below. This includes their names, grade, and related information. These messages will be transferred to purple cut-out hearts and given to your children. The link below will need to be filled out by April 9th, messages will be handed to your students on April 12th.


This project is monumental in supporting our military students and school. You can be a part of this important month, and recognize your child’s resilience! Make sure to show your support for Month of the Military Child and send your child a note! (By April 9th)


Stacey Happenings 

CyberPatriot Mayor’s Cup


Stacey students that competed in CyberPatriot XI this year had the opportunity to attend the 9th Annual San Antonio Mayor’s Cyber Cup on Saturday, March 30th at the Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall. Approximately 900 competitors, coaches and sponsors attended the event. The San Antonio area fielded 317 teams this year (out of 6,387 worldwide), more  than any US city.


The morning started off with a college fair, where the students met one-on-one with advisers from computer/cyber departments of local colleges and universities. A formal luncheon followed  with Maj Gen Robert Skinner, Commander of the 24th AF & AF Cyber, as the guest speaker. Ron Nirenberg, mayor of San Antonio, spoke on the outstanding support from sponsors as well as the importance of cybersecurity  to the SA economy. An awards ceremony followed, where JROTC teams from Holmes, Roosevelt and Alamo Heights were recognized for being Platinum national finalist teams. Chris Cook and Adam Cavazos of the CyberTexas Foundation recognized the teams. Joe Sanchez, director of the CyberTexas Foundation and Brig Gen Bernard Skoch, the national commissioner of CyberPatriot, were the last speakers of the day and also gave closing remarks.


This year’s  Stacey teams did better at the competition than any previous year; three of the teams achieved Platinum tier status and the all-girls team reached  the Gold tier. Those attending Saturday were (left to right around the table)  Jade Born (12th), Conner O’Malley (11th), Cedric Stubbs, Jr (12th), Allison Flores (9th), Abriana Himantog (12th), Jordan Peterson (12th), Sara Kinney (11th), Taylor Grider (11th), Mark Dombrowski (11th), Jack Macfarlane (11th).  


CyberPatriot would not be possible without many sponsors, some of whom include: AFA, Air Force STEM, IPSecure, Rackspace, SecureLogix, Accenture, CPS Energy and BoozAllenHamilton.

Theater Bi-District

By Sara Kinney, junior


            After advancing in first place at the district UIL competition, the Stacey theater team travelled to Kerrville for their next competition. Their play, The Insanity of Mary Girard, landed them in fourth place as the alternate play. However, two members of the cast won Honorable Mentionable All-Star Cast awards: Mark Dombrowski and Aaliyah Kirton. In addition, one crew member won the technician award: Sara Kinney. Under the leadership of Tanya Prescher and Michael Richard, the cast and crew shined. They plan to perform this play here in the LISD Auditorium on April 25th, 26th, and 27th at 6 p.m.


 Cast & Crew pictured:

Top Row: Mark Dombrowski, Valeria Zamora, Catie Traxler, Isaac Council, Sara Kinney, Taylor Grider, Jack Macfarlane, Miranda Morales, Tanya Prescher, Michael Richard

Bottom Row: Madi Sligh, Breanna Garcia, Aaliyah Kirton, Serenity Privitt

District Tennis Tournament results


The following students will be participating in the District Tournament play-back for 2nd place on Friday, April 5th in Sabinal.  Departure time will be 7am.


Girls Singles- Hailey Barentine

Girls Doubles- Kerrigan Gafford, Linnae Doulder Mixed Doubles-

K-Din Martinez, Cayla Bren


Congratulations to Mixed Doubles Team- Sabastian Vargas & Alyssa Maloy (4th place)

Lunch Brunch with Mrs. Duron

Mrs. Baltazar’s Journalism class visited the Stacey Library to create Book Spine Poetry.  Each student chose a section of books, then used the titles on the book’s spines to make a poem.

Stacey students are welcome to visit the Stacey Library before or after school to create their own Book Spine Poetry. See Ms. Larkins for more information.  

Elementary Happenings 

Goldfish Graphing in Mrs. Rodriguez’s first grade classroom!

Mrs. Archibald's class helped me celebrate my 40th birthday by delivering 40 black birthday balloons throughout the entire day.  

Kinder Loves Learning Labs!

“Teamwork makes the dream work” in Kinder math!

“Mud” Writing in Kinder SFA

Butterflies with Mrs. Solis

PTSO Spot light 

Lackland ISD Color Run Images

Good Information

 For over a decade, Girls Inc. of San Antonio has held the Girls RockIT Into the Future Science Festival. Celebrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), this Science Festival provides girls and their families with the opportunity to meet with local experts, enjoy hands-on experiments, and partake in STEM activities in an encouraging environment. This opportunity provides girls (of all ages) the opportunity to excel in STEM and the chance to pursue their passions.


Last year, Girls Inc., hosted over 35 exhibitors that brought over 80 hands-on, minds-on activities for 2,400 people that enjoy the festival for free.


Event Details are:


Date: SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019

Time: 10am - 2pm

Location: Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr., San Antonio, TX 78214


Click the links below for more information:


*Mother's Day Craft Night


*STEAM Night


*Lego Night


*April Storytime


*Easter Egg Hunt & Storytime

April is the Month of the Military Child when we celebrate military children for the courage they display under the pressure of the being the child of a service member. The Commissary is celebrating this month with a Child Coloring Contest! . It is open from April 1 – April 30, 2019. The coloring page is available at and may be dropped off at your local commissary’s Customer Service office. All details (including eligibility) are available at


Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Talking Back:

Supporting Your Non-Verbal/ Low-Verbal Child This training will focus on techniques and supports that can be utilized when assisting your child in communicating. Parents will be shown how to allow their child not only the opportunity to get their wants and needs met, but to provide them the language to engage in conversations about all aspects of their daily lives. **Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th. ** Session ID: 52498 Webinar ID: 53197


Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Families Talking Together

Families Talking Together (FTT) is a parent-based program focusing on improving parent-child communication and is effective in delaying sexual initiation and preventing risky sexual behavior among middle-school-aged youth (10-14 yrs.). This training will offer tips and group discussions on getting the conversation started, monitoring/supervision, and helping enhance your child’s refusal skills. This interactive training is offered by Healthy Futures of Texas. **Interpreter provided by request. Call 210-370-5430 by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th. ** Session ID: 53117

Random Shots

Stay tuned for more Cardboard Kid collaborations next week!

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