Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 30, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break! As we bring 2016 to a close we are also at the end of the fall semester. Every class has made it one semester closer to graduation. We literally have 12 school days left with our students. We ask that you make sure your student is present and prepared every day as we prepare for semester exams.


Final Exams

Final Exams will be given the last week of school December 12-16. Please note that we expect all students to be in school for exams. In the event a student has to miss school during the last week or two of December students will have to make up exams in January. Please make sure your student is at school and prepared to give 110%.

Closings & Early Release

December 15th Early Release @ 12:40 PM
December 16th Early Release @ 12:40 PM
December 19th – 30th Christmas Break

Classes resume Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Please check our website for the latest events and happenings here at Leander High School!

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Proud Principal of THE Leander High School ~ Empowering ALL to a Limitless Future

Follow us on Twitter
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@LeanderHS
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Monday, November 7, 2016

November 7, 2016

Good Afternoon Lion Family,

We hope you are havig a wonderful Monday. As we start the beginning of the 3rd six weeks we want to share a couple of reminders! As shared through the Insider, Leander High School is a polling place.

The Texas Election Code (Sec. 43.031) specifies that an entity that owns or controls a public building shall make the building available for use as a polling place in any election that covers territory in which the building is located. 
Please be aware that Leander High School has been requested as a polling place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  The polling place will be located Don Tew Performing Arts Center (PAC) foyer.  To help ensure the safety of our students and staff, and to minimize disruption to the learning environment, we have made every effort to select a location near an outside entrance that will limit election worker and voter access to the campus as much as possible.

Parents should also be aware that campaigning for or against a candidate, measure or political party during the voting period and within 100 feet of a building being used as a polling place is prohibited by the Texas Election Code (section 61.003).  Consequently, students are prohibited from wearing, displaying or distributing campaign related clothing, buttons, stickers, etc. at school on Election Day.  Please be sure your child does not wear clothing to school on November 8 that supports or opposes a candidate, measure or political party.

Veteran's Day Ceremony

On Friday, November 11, 2016 we will honor our Veterans at our Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony. We will begin promptly at 10:30 AM in the Don Tew Performin Arts Center. We would love to have you with us as we honor our veterans in our community and school.

Band is going to STATE!

I want to take this time to celebrate our amazing band program! This marching season has been filled with success. Tomorrow they have prelims for state and Wednesday there are finals. On Wednesday evening they are headed to Indianopolis for Bands of America! We are so excited for their excpetional work on and off of the field. A special shout out to our Parent Volunteers for ALL of the support and sacrifice made to get our program to this point

Thanksgiving Break

All LISD Campuses and Departments will be closed the week of November 21-25 for our Thanksgiving Break. When we return from break we will only have three weeks of school remaining for the semester.

Final Exams

Final Exams will be given the last week of school December 12-16. Please note that we expect all students to be in school for exams. In the event a student has to miss school during the last week or two of December students will have to make up exams in January. Please make sure your student is at school and prepared to give 110%.


CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

It is FALL! Believe it or not we are in the home stretch. Someone told me we have four weeks until Thanksgiving Break. I cannot even believe it. I want to give a HUGE shout out to our students and teachers for being absolutely amazing! Period. We have THE best faculty, staff, and students hands down. I am truly honored to serve this wonderful group of people along with our parents and community partners.


Today is our early release day! Enjoy students!

As we move through the end of the 2nd Six Weeks I wanted to put some reminders out there as we bring October to a close. Next Friday, November 4th closes out our second six weeks. We need all of our students working hard to finish strong.

Veteran’s Day Program

We are excited to announce that we will have our annual Veteran’s Day Program here at Leander High School. The program is set for Friday, November 11, 2016 at 10:30 AM in our PAC. Please come out and celebrate those who have served and continue to serve our Nation.

Thanksgiving Break

All LISD Campuses and Departments will be closed the week of November 21-25 for our Thanksgiving Break. When we return from break we will only have three weeks of school remaining for the semester.

Final Exams

Final Exams will be given the last week of school December 12-16. Please note that we expect all students to be in school for exams. In the event a student has to miss school during the last week or two of December students will have to make up exams in January. Please make sure your student is at school and prepared to give 110%.




CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar


Friday, September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

Happy Friday Lions! The first six weeks of the 2016-2017 school year are in the books! We have had a wonderful start to the year. Thank you for supporting your students and our school as we continue to prepare our students for the coming year and beyond. As we prepare for the coming month and next six weeks we wanted to update you on a few happenings.


This week we are supporting Green Ribbon Week Raising Awareness to Mental Illness and Abuse. Each day will have a theme where a club or an organization will serve as a sponsor. On Friday we will have a Forum for 30 minutes. All students are invited to attend, however, students do have the opportunity to opt out if they do not want to take part in the forum.

SAVE THE DATE: **********October 3rd, 2016 3:45 - 6:15 PM**********
We had our first meeting this past Monday, September 26th. Students had the opportunity to hang out, eat pizza, study, and take part in a free afterschool program just for LHS! We will be back at it this Monday!

Students have the opportunity to:
Learn - Free Academy of Awesome classes are offered each month!
Hangout - Shoot pool, play ping pong, perfect your SpikeBall serve or train for our upcoming tabletop Olympics
Grow! - Coffee is brewing and tutoring, mentoring, & community service hours are available. Bring a study group!
Chill! - Tap into our collection of card games, board games & video game stations.
Recharge! - Grab a drink and post up as you charge your phone at one of our recharge stations.
Catalystteencenter.com 

Monday, October 10, 2016 Student Holiday in Honor of Columbus Day

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 PSAT Testing Day

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Early Release (High School 1:00 PM)


CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Dr. Tiffany Spicer

Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar


Friday, September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

Happy Friday Lions! We are wrapping up our fourth week of school! :) Our students have been amazing and we are so excited that they are excited and ready to learn and grow. Before recapping this week I did want to shout out to our 3 National Merit Semifinalists and our 1 Perfect Score ACT student. We are SO PROUD of our Lions!!!!!! Keep up the great work.

This week we held Open House and we celebrated Homecoming with our students and community. We want to thank all of our student groups, the City of Leander, and our community for celebrating this great week with us! We hope you are able to join us tonight for:

Lion Volleyball vs. Westlake @ 5:30 PM

Band Performance (full uniforms) @ 7:00 PM

Lion Football vs. Stony Point HS @ 7:30 PM

Homecoming @ Halftime

SAVE THE DATE: **********September 26th 3:45 - 6:15 PM**********

I am excited to announce that we are partnering with Catalyst Teen Center. They will be on our campus on Mondays starting September 26, 2016 from 3:45 - 6:00! More information coming soon!

Students have the opportunity to:
Learn - Free Academy of Awesome classes are offered each month!
Hangout - Shoot pool, play ping pong, perfect your SpikeBall serve or train for our upcoming tabletop Olympics
Grow! - Coffee is brewing and tutoring, mentoring, & community service hours are available. Bring a study group!
Chill! - Tap into our collection of card games, board games & video game stations.
Recharge! - Grab a drink and post up as you charge your phone at one of our recharge stations.
Catalystteencenter.com 


CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Tiffany Spicer
Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Open House





Open House for Leander High School

On Monday, September 12, 2016 we have several events for you and your student.  Open House will start at 6:00 p.m.  Parents and Guardians are encouraged to come out and meet their student’s teachers.  It will last until approximately 7:30 p.m.  Below are a list of other meetings you are invited to attend on the 12th as well:

Club & Organization Fair                                                       5:30 – 7:00                  Commons/Cafeteria

9th & 10th grade IB Parent Information Night                   5:30 – 6:00                  Little Theatre

Senior Parent Night                                                                6:00 – 6:30                  Little Theatre

*mLISD payments                                                                   6:00 – 7:00                  Library


*If you have not paid the $70 laptop fee for your student’s mLISD device and need to make a payment, you can do so at this time.

                       
Tiffany Spicer

Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar



Friday, September 2, 2016

September 2, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

Happy Friday! We hope you and our students have had a wonderful second week of school! We are excited about the learning and collaboration taking place on campus on a daily basis. As we close the week we wanted to remind you of a few items:

This Monday, September 5, 2016 is Labor Day. We will not have school. We look forward to seeing all of our Lions on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

Open House September 12, 2016   6:00 – 8:00 (Club & Organization Fair 5:30-7:00)

Early Release September 14, 2016 1:00 PM

2nd Annual Homecoming Parade September 14, 2016 @ LHS 7:00 – 9:00

This year THE Leander High School will have its 2nd Annual Homecoming Parade.  We will host floats sponsored by various organizations on the campus.  The parade will start at Leander High School and move throughout the community, ending at Leander HS with food, fun, and the arts.  We hope that you will come out and join our students, teachers, and community in this family fun event leading to our Homecoming Game - Friday, September 16th.

I am excited to announce that we are partnering with Catalyst Teen Center. They will be on our campus on Mondays starting September 26, 2016 from 3:45 - 6:00! More information coming soon!

Students have the opportunity to:
Learn - Free Academy of Awesome classes are offered each month!
Hangout - Shoot pool, play ping pong, perfect your SpikeBall serve or train for our upcoming tabletop Olympics
Grow! - Coffee is brewing and tutoring, mentoring, & community service hours are available. Bring a study group!
Chill! - Tap into our collection of card games, board games & video game stations.
Recharge! - Grab a drink and post up as you charge your phone at one of our recharge stations.
Catalystteencenter.com 


CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Tiffany Spicer
Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar




Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

We made it successfully through the first week of school! I am so excited for the year and about our amazing students! This week we reviewed expectations and provided clarification on how to be a Lion! We shared our expectations of giving 110% in the classroom, through clubs and organizations, and in everything we do! We also reminded students about dress code, closed campus, and college and career readiness. We also spoke to all of our students about Academic Dishonesty. (The Academic Dishonesty form will be sent in a separate Insider).

Below you will see some of the major events we have coming in the months of August and September.

Open House September 12, 2016   6:00 – 8:00 (Club & Organization Fair 5:30-7:00)

Labor Day September 5, 2016 (No School)

2nd Annual Homecoming Parade September 14, 2016 @ LHS 7:00 – 9:00

This year THE Leander High School will have its 2nd Annual Homecoming Parade.  We will host floats sponsored by various organizations on the campus.  The parade will start at Leander High School and move throughout the community, ending at Leander HS with food, fun, and the arts.  We hope that you will come out and join our students, teachers, and community in this family fun event leading to our Homecoming Game - Friday, September 16th.

Leander High School Pictures – August 30th & 31st Students please save the date! You will take pictures this date for yearbook and your school ideas! Come dressed to impress.

CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.  
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Tiffany Spicer
Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar




Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016

Hello Leander Lion Family,

Welcome to the First Week of School! We are so excited about the 2016-2017 school year! As we are wrapping up the end of our professional development week, we are excited to open the doors to our students Monday morning. We now have the class of 2017, 2018, 2019, & 2020!

When student arrive first period rosters will be posted around the school. During first period teachers will give first day packets as well as schedules.

Leander High School Pictures – August 30th & 31st Students please save the date! You will take pictures this date for yearbook and your school ideas! Come dressed to impress.

CLASS OF 2017 - SENIOR PORTRAIT INFORMATION

Dear Class of 2017 Seniors & Parents,
You MUST take your Senior Portrait with Photo Texas Photography to appear in this year's yearbook.
The DEADLINE to take your portrait is November 30, 2016. 
There are NO exceptions to this deadline. Late portraits will NOT be included in the yearbook.

THERE IS NO COST FOR YOUR YEARBOOK PORTRAIT IF IT IS TAKEN ON CAMPUS.
The studio charges a fee if you choose to book an appointment there.

FALL - YEARBOOK PORTRAIT SESSIONS
WHO: Seniors
WHEN: November 3 & 4 and November 29 & 30
WHERE: Little Theater
WHAT: Yearbook portrait only (cap/gown are provided)


If you want additional poses/pictures, book a studio appointment by calling 512-617-7780 or going to their website at 
www.phototexasphotography.com

Please save the following dates as well:

September 12th Leander High School Open House 6:00 PM
September 14th Leander High School Homecoming Parade7:00 PM

Tiffany Spicer
Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter
@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar

Monday, July 25, 2016

July 25, 2106


Hello Leander Lion Family,

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year! We hope you have had a wonderful summer. Here at Leander High School we are working diligently to prepare for the coming year. We are excited about welcoming our freshman class of 2020 and we are thrilled to welcome back the classes of 2019, 2018, and 2017!

As our students wrap up the summer we wanted to provide you all with some dates for the coming year. Please save these dates as we hope to see you at all of our events for Leander High School.

This year we will host Lion Camps for all of our students.

August 10th 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM in the Little Theater   Grades 10-12
 
August 11th 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM in the Little Theater   Grade 10-12

 August 11th 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Don Tew Performing Arts Center
*Incoming 9th Grade Students ONLY

Students can come to pick up their schedule and textbooks, pay for parking permits, renew your mLISD computer, and much more. If your student cannot make either one of those dates you will be able to do everything during the first week of school. The freshman parent night will consist of a parent/student presentation as well as a club and organization fair to get all of our students involved in Leander High School. (Freshman will not receive their devices on August 11th).
mLISD:
Leander High School is excited to continue to integrate technology into our instructional practices as we prepare our students beyond high school. If your student does not have their device or has yet to put the deposit for the rental of the Lenovo please proceed to this link: https://sites.google.com/a/leanderisd.org/mlisd/pay-mlisd-fee

SCHEDULES:
To request a change in your schedule, you will need to email your counselor prior to August 5th  2016. Please include the student name, ID#, the class you would like to drop and the class you would like to add. Remember, if you drop a double-blocked class (band or athletics), you will need to add 2 single blocked courses to replace it.

Please save the following dates as well:
September 12th Leander High School Open House
September 14th Leander High School Homecoming Parade

Thank you all for a great start to this spring! Looking forward to finishing strong! So proud of our LION Family! Thank you for ALL of your support and love that you show to our faculty, staff, and students of THE Leander High School!  #LionPride

 
Tiffany Spicer
Tiffany Spicer, Ph.D.

Proud Principal of THE Leander High School

Follow us on Twitter

@Tiffany_Spicer
@LeanderHS
@LHSRoar

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year

Happy Summer 2016 Lions,

I hope you have had a wonderful summer! We are so excited for the coming year at THE Leander High School. We have an amazing year planned for our students and our community. Please save the following dates for Lion Camp 2016!

August 10, 2016 Lion Camp Grades 10th -12th 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
August 11, 2016 Lion Camp Grades 10th - 12th 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

August 11, 2016 9th Grade Lion Camp 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We cannot wait to see you there!

Go LIONS!

Dr. Tiffany Spicer
Proud Principal of THE Leander High School