What's New This School Year?

What's New this School Year?
Posted on 08/25/2017
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      Professional development, new hires, and building renovations are just a few things we tackled this summer to ensure that we are all Future Ready for the 2017-2018 school year. Our resolve to improve didn’t stop there though, we installed a digital phone system to improve communications with our stakeholders; we implemented a transition support program known as the elementary student to student program (eS2S) for elementary students; and we continued to streamline registration and back to school information collection processes through increased use of online technologies. 
The elementary campus has redesigned student experiences using the specials rotations.  Students now have increased opportunities to engage with school and military family life counselors, improve library and research skills, and to be instructed on appropriate ways to use technology as a social and academic tool. 

      The secondary campus has added new courses to support curriculum requirements and student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  Courses include instruction in pre- advanced placement courses in Math, English, Science, and Social Studies for 6th through 12th graders, Technology Applications, Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science, AP World History, AP Psychology, Animation, Cyber Security, Culinary Arts, and Robotics.

       Lackland ISD has entered into a three-year partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI).  This partnership provides professional development opportunities for elementary and secondary teachers, an opportunity for Stacey Jr. / Sr. High School to sustain and increase advanced placement courses, and opportunities to support growth in student performance on advanced placement tests towards college credit. 
       As the year continues, the district will begin construction of a new elementary playground to support students in fourth and fifth grades.  The architecture work will soon be completed in hopes of securing bids and developing a timeline for construction that minimizes interruption to daily school programs.
       We are excited about this new year and look forward to building new relationships and partnerships to support the work that lies ahead.  Thank you for your support and investment in our learning organization thus far.