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Congratulations, Ava Callaway. Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Sept. 21, 2018
09/21/2018
Leander ISD is proud to recognize Cedar Park Middle School’s Ava Callaway as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LISD drum lines dominate in Dripping Springs
09/18/2018
Students in four LISD Drum Lines earned kudos for their performances in the Thunder in the Hills Drum Line Competition in Dripping Springs on Sept. 15.
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Student-Athlete of the Week: Sept. 17, 2018
09/17/2018
Leander ISD would like to recognize Alex Underwood from Cedar Park Middle School as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week: Sept. 14, 2018
09/14/2018
Leander ISD is proud to congratulate Rouse High School’s Rachel De Marco for being named the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Sept. 10, 2018
09/10/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Vista Ridge High School senior Greer Geracci as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week: Sept. 7, 2018
09/07/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Leander High School's Allie Melanson as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LISD’s sponsor-supported scoreboards debut under the Friday Night Lights
09/04/2018
Leander ISD’s new sponsor-supported scoreboards at Bible and Gupton stadiums made their debuts Friday, Aug. 31, as four of the district’s football teams squared off to start football season. The new scoreboard at Vandegrift High School’s Monroe Stadium will make its debut Friday, Sept. 7.
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LISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Sept. 3, 2018
09/03/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Vandegrift High School's Delaney Dilfer as the first Student-Athlete of the Week for the 2018–19 school year. Delaney is a junior captain of the Lady Viper varsity volleyball team.
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Model Student: Cedar Park Junior Walks the Runway in Milan
08/28/2018
It takes talent to pull off the latest fashion trends, but Cedar Park High School’s Robert Sears knows how to work it. Sears traveled to Milan, Italy over the summer to walk the runway for Prada’s fall mens collection.
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Flying High: Leander HS Senior Earns Pilot License
08/20/2018
Leander High School senior Rebekah Hui is one of 120 Air Force ROTC cadets to receive a pilot licence.
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COOL Week for Teachers: Summer Learning for Classroom Enhancement
08/10/2018
Teachers from all six high schools participated in COOL Week for Teachers, embarking on professional externships to broaden their knowledge of modern industries and how it pertains to their classrooms.
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Student volunteers distribute backpacks at Backpack Attack event.
Backpack Attack Event Equips Students for New Year
08/08/2018
Leander ISD’s annual Backpack Attack event provided nearly 1,900 students with backpacks and other school supplies in preparation for the 2018–19 school year.
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LISD Navy JROTC Program Celebrates Success as 10th Year Beckons
08/06/2018
Set to embark on its 10th year, Leander ISD’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Course is celebrating its recent success, including completing nearly 6,000 community service hours.
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LISD Middle School Dance Teams Wrap Up Successful Year
07/19/2018
The Leander ISD Middle School Dance Team wrapped up an extremely successful year with the fourth annual district middle school dance showcase, IN Motion. The dance teams packed the LISD South PAC and sold out both performances of IN Motion for the second year in a row.
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LISD DI teams thrive at Globals
05/31/2018
Congratulations to the eight LISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams who competed alongside 8,000 students from 15 different countries at the Global Destination Imagination Competition at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23-26.
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Students fill Busy bags for children awaiting treatment at Dell Children's Hospital.
River Ridge Elementary community comes together for service project
05/31/2018
Students, teachers, and parent volunteers at River Ridge Elementary School came together last week to work on a campus-wide community service project.
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LMS students put on a World In Conflict Museum.
LMS students showcase World In Conflict Museum
05/31/2018
Leander Middle School's eighth-grade QUEST students recently put on a World In Conflict Museum, intertwining historical research and various writing styles to showcase real-world learning, writing and empathy.
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Vandegrift HS Student Named Presidential Scholar
VHS Student Named Presidential Scholar
05/30/2018
Vandegrift High School student Sonesh Patel was named a member of the 2018 class of U.S. Presidential Scholars. Sonesh is one of 161 high school seniors in the United States to receive the prestigious accolade and one of only six in Texas.
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2017-18 Retirees Honored
05/30/2018
The Leander ISD Board of Trustees and administration saluted LISD retirees for their more than 1,300 years of collective service in education at a dinner Tuesday, May 29, at the LEO Center.
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VRHS Robotics Wins State UIL, VHS Places Second
05/29/2018
For the second year in a row, Leander ISD robotics teams dominated the state UIL robotics competitions. In the 5A/6A FTC category, Vista Ridge High School’s 7797 Victorian Voltage won first place, and Vandegrift High School’s (team name) won second place. Vandegrift also placed third in the FRC category.
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14 Students Earn Duke TIP Grand Recognition
Students Earn Duke TIP Grand Recognition
05/24/2018
More than 300 Leander ISD seventh-grade students had the opportunity to take college entrance SAT or ACT exams alongside graduating seniors as a part of the 2017–18 Duke Talent Identification Program.
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Project SEARCH students at the graduation celebration.
Five Students Graduate from Project SEARCH
05/24/2018
Five students from Leander ISD graduated from SELF Project SEARCH Thursday, May 17. Josh Karp, Berkeley Checketts, Jacob Gwin, Rocket Rodriguez and Stacy Jenkins celebrated their graduation in partnership with Georgetown ISD students during a ceremony at Seton Northwest Hospital. Leander ISD Chief of Staff Matt Smith served as a guest speaker for the celebration.
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Student-Athlete of the Week: May 21, 2018
05/23/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Julian Tsujii, from Cedar Park Middle School, as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Vandegrift HS Fashion Design Students Make Dresses for Special Needs Children
05/23/2018
Vandegrift High School fashion design students are already putting their skills to good use: making "pillow case" dresses for special needs children in Nicaragua.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Synclair Larson, a senior from Vandegrift High School, as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: May 14, 2018
05/18/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Synclair Larson, a senior from Vandegrift High School, as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Fine Arts Student of the Week: May 11, 2018
05/11/2018
Leander ISD would like to congratulate Rouse High School's Madelynn Moore for being named LISD Fine Arts Students of the Week.
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63 Students Compete in DECA ICDC
05/11/2018
Sixty-three students from four Leander ISD high schools competed in the DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC).
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Vista Ridge High School junior Melayna Lopez as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: May 7, 2018
05/07/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Vista Ridge High School junior Melayna Lopez as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Fine Arts Student of the Week: May 4, 2018
Fine Arts Student of the Week: May 4, 2018
05/04/2018
Leander ISD would like to congratulate Vandegrift High School senior Evan Welliver for being named LISD's Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LHS AFJROTC Recognized as Distinguished Unit
05/04/2018
Leander High School's Air Force JROTC unit has been selected as one of 276 units to receive the 2017-2018 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award.
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UIL State Track: Good Luck!
LISD athletes advance to state UIL Track & Field meet
05/04/2018
Several Leander ISD student-athletes are heading to the state UIL Track & Field meet after qualifying performances at the regional level.
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UIL State Golf: Good Luck!
CPHS, VHS sends golfers to state tournament
05/04/2018
Golfers from Cedar Park High School and Vandegrift High School qualified for the upcoming state UIL Golf tournament after fantastic performances at the regional level.
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UIL State Tennis: Good Luck!
7 Vipers advance to state tennis tournament
05/04/2018
Vandegrift High School is sending a number of student-athletes to the state UIL Tennis tournament after qualifying performances at the regional level.
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Vandegrift, Vista Ridge FFA Teams Win State
05/01/2018
FFA teams from Vandegrift and Vista Ridge high schools secured three state championships in Career Development Events competitions.
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Fine Arts Student of the Week: April 27, 2018
04/27/2018
Leander ISD is proud to recognize Cedar Park High School’s Evan Vines as our LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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A student celebrates his award at the 2018 LIVE Celebration.
Students, Employers Recognized at LIVE Celebration
04/26/2018
Students, employers and educators joined together at the 2018 LIVE (Leander Independent Vocational Education) celebration at the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park. This year's theme was, "Stepping Into the Future."
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Henry MS selected as TBA Exemplary Band of the Year
Henry Middle School selected as Texas Bandmasters Association's Exemplary Band of the Year
04/26/2018
Congratulations to the Henry Middle School band, which was selected as the Exemplary Middle School Band Program of the Year by the Texas Bandmasters Association.
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LISD Bands Excel at UIL Concert and Sightreading
04/24/2018
Students from all six LISD high schools recently performed at the Region 32 UIL Concert and Sightreading Evaluations.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Cedar Park High School's Hanseung Chang as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: April 23, 2018
04/23/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Cedar Park High School's Hanseung Chang as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD would like to congratulate Glenn High School's Grace Simmons for being named the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Month.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: April 20, 2018
04/20/2018
Leander ISD would like to congratulate Glenn High School's Grace Simmons for being named the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Month.
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A photo of Vandegrift High School students posing with their FCCLA project.
FCCLA Competitors Qualify for Nationals
04/18/2018
Students from all six Leander ISD high schools competed at the state FCCLA competition in Dallas April 4-7. We are proud to congratulate students from Glenn, Rouse and Vandegrift high schools for qualifying for the national competition!
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Leander Middle School's Savannah Reinhardt as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: April 16, 2018
04/16/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Leander Middle School's Savannah Reinhardt as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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CRMS students celebrate advancing to the Destination Imagination Global Competition.
Destination Imagination Teams Advance to Global Competition
04/13/2018
Leander ISD’s Destination Imagination teams participated in the state tournament in Mansfield on April 7. Eight teams advanced to the Global Destination Imagination Competition, which will be held at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee, May 23-26.
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Leander ISD is proud to recognize Henry Middle School's Kendall Rauschuber as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: April 13, 2018
04/13/2018
Leander ISD is proud to recognize Henry Middle School's Kendall Rauschuber as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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Double Dip?: Canyon Ridge's Nijar Janga nabs State Geography Bee title, eyes second national crown
Double Dip?: Canyon Ridge's Nijar Janga nabs State Geography Bee title, eyes second national crown
04/11/2018
Two years ago, Canyon Ridge Middle School's Nihar Janga became the youngest winner in the history of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The seventh-grade standout will soon get another shot at a national title at the National Geographic Bee.
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Choirs Attend Concert/Sight-Reading Evaluations
04/11/2018
Leander ISD high school choirs recently performed in the UIL Concert/Sight-reading Evaluations. Nineteen choirs from all six high schools received First Division Ratings in Sight-reading!
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Running Brushy Middle School standout Jace Poole as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: April 9, 2018
04/09/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Running Brushy Middle School standout Jace Poole as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to name Rouse High School's Savanna Alder as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Month.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: April 6, 2018
04/06/2018
Leander ISD is proud to name Rouse High School's Savanna Alder as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Month.
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Student_Athlete of the Week: April 2, 2018
Student-Athlete of the Week: April 2, 2018
04/02/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce that Vandegrift high School's Lexi Spinetta has been named the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to name Leander High School senior Misty Valencia as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: March 30, 2018
03/30/2018
Leander ISD is proud to name Leander High School senior Misty Valencia as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to name Rouse High School's Keaton Pugh as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: March 23, 2018
03/23/2018
Leander ISD is proud to name Rouse High School's Keaton Pugh as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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Board Recognitions, March 22, 2018
03/23/2018
At the LISD Board meeting Thursday, March 22, 2018, students and staff members were recognized for a variety of accomplishments in athletics, fine arts, and more.
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LISD spellers lead the way at Austin Spelling Bee
LISD spellers lead the way at Austin Spelling Bee
03/22/2018
Leander ISD is well represented in this year's Austin Regional Spelling Bee and has the highest number of participants among the area's school districts.
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Hui Receives New AFJROTC Flight Academy Scholarship
AFJROTC Cadet Receives Flight Academy Scholarship
03/20/2018
Rebekah Hui, an 11th-grade Air Force Junior ROTC cadet at Leander High School, has received a scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL to participate in a private pilot license training program during the summer of 2018.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Rouse High School senior Julia Loza as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: March 19, 2018
03/19/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Rouse High School senior Julia Loza as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Cedar Park High School's Meghan Krish as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: March 9, 2018
03/09/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Cedar Park High School's Meghan Krish as our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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SkillsUSA Teams Advance to State Competition
03/08/2018
Congratulations to students from Rouse, Leander and Cedar Park High Schools on advancing to the State SkillsUSA competition. These students will showcase their talents in computer programming, robotics, engineering, architecture and more at the state competition in Corpus Christi, April 5-8
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Students Advance to State FCCLA Competition
03/07/2018
We are proud to congratulate students from all six Leander ISD high schools on advancing to the state competition of their FCCLA competitions!
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Leander ISD is honored to announce Henry Middle School's Sierra Griffith as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: March 5, 2018
03/05/2018
Leander ISD is honored to announce Henry Middle School's Sierra Griffith as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Gabe Montez is our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: March 2, 2018
03/02/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Gabe Montez is our Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LISD Athletic Director Jody Hormann
LISD Athletic Director Recognized as Region 6 AD of the Year by THSADA
03/01/2018
Congratulations to Leander ISD Athletic Director Jody Hormann for being named the Athletic Director of the Year for Region 6 by the Texas High School Athletic Director Association!
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Destination Imagination Teams Advance to State Competition
03/01/2018
Leander ISD’s Destination Imagination teams participated in the regional tournament in Round Rock on Feb. 17. Sixteen teams advanced to the state tournament, which will be held in Mansfield on April 7.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Vista Ridge High School freshman wrestler AJ Lofton as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 26, 2018
02/27/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Vista Ridge High School freshman wrestler AJ Lofton as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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LISD Wrestlers Thrive at State Tournament
02/27/2018
At the UIL State Wrestling Tournament, held Feb. 23-24, four Leander ISD wrestlers finished in the Top 3, including two state champions.
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UIL State Wrestling: Good Luck!
Wrestlers Qualify for State Competition
02/23/2018
Student-athletes from all six Leander ISD high schools – Cedar Park, Glenn, Leander, Rouse, Vandegrift and Vista Ridge – will represent the district at the state wrestling competition this month following outstanding performances at the regional level.
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Congratulations Hannah Barnard, LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Feb. 23, 2018
02/23/2018
Leander ISD is proud to name Hannah Barnard as the LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 19, 2018
Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 19, 2018
02/20/2018
Leander ISD Athletics is honored to announce Reece Barucky as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander Middle School students collaborate on student-run podcast.
Students Inspire Others Through "All Girls Considered" Podcast
02/19/2018
Student leaders at Leander Middle School are helping girls share stories from women who inspire them. All Girls Considered is a student-run podcast, founded by LMS teacher Jennifer Dean.
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CPHS Boys 200-yard Freestyle Relay team
Cedar Park HS Boys 200-Yard Freestyle Relay Win State; CPHS Boys 400-Yard Freestyle Relay Finishes 2nd
02/19/2018
At the UIL State Swim & Dive Meet held Feb. 16-17, Cedar Park High School had two relay teams place in the Top 3, including a state championship 200-yard relay team.
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LISD All-State band students, directors at TMEA Convention
LISD All-State band students, directors at TMEA Convention; RHS band director named Bandmaster of the Year
02/16/2018
LISD band students and their directors are in San Antonio for the first day of the TMEA Convention. These students earned a spot in one of the All-State organizations, one of the highest honors an individual student can achieve.
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Leander ISD is proud to honor Henry Middle School’s Aubrey Cardwell as our LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
Fine Arts Student of the Week: Feb. 16, 2018
02/16/2018
Leander ISD is proud to honor Henry Middle School’s Aubrey Cardwell as our LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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Battle of the Bluebonnets 2018
02/14/2018
Third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students from 22 elementary schools met at Cox Elementary School for the annual Battle of the Bluebonnets. Student teams answered 40 questions from the 20 titles of books.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Rouse High School senior Brittney Martin as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 12,2018
02/12/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Rouse High School senior Brittney Martin as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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An LISD students participates in COOL Week at the Four Paws at Four Points veterinary office.
Students Explore Careers During COOL Week 2018
02/09/2018
Leander ISD offers a one-of-a kind opportunity for 12th-grade students to “try-on” a career before graduating high school. The structured, work-based experience places students inside an industry to understand the day-to-day life in a career path in which they are interested before committing to pursuing that career in their post-secondary life.
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Fine Arts Student of the Week: Feb. 9, 2018
02/09/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Wiley Middle School standout Bryan Guerrero as our LISD Fine Arts Student of the Week.
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LISD Students Shine at YMCA Texas Youth and Government Contest
LISD Students Shine at YMCA Texas Youth and Government Contest
02/08/2018
LISD students from Cedar Park, Glenn, Leander and Vista Ridge high schools joined hundreds of peers from across the state at the YMCA Texas Youth and Government Contest in late January.
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UIL State Swim and Dive - Good Luck!
Swimmers Qualify for State Competition
02/06/2018
Student-athletes from Cedar Park, Rouse, Vista Ridge and Vandegrift High Schools will represent the district at the state competition this month after fantastic performances at the regional level.
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Leander ISD Athletics is proud to name Four Points Middle School standout Skye O’Rourke as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Feb. 5, 2018
02/05/2018
Leander ISD Athletics is proud to name Four Points Middle School standout Skye O’Rourke as the LISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Students Named to All-State Band and Choir
Thirty-Two LISD Musicians Receive All-State Honors
01/31/2018
Thirty-two Leander ISD band and choir students have been selected as Texas All-State musicians. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can attain.
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Nate Hatter, a junior from Glenn High School, is the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Jan. 29, 2018
01/29/2018
Nate Hatter, a junior from Glenn High School, is the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD is proud to announce Wiley Middle School's Crystal Jones as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Jan. 22, 2018
01/22/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Wiley Middle School's Crystal Jones as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Former Blue Belles Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
Former LHS Blue Belles Director Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
01/17/2018
The Texas Dance Educators Association awarded former Leander High School Blue Belles Director Tracey Anderson with the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Cedar Park Cheer Takes Home State Championship
01/16/2018
Leander ISD high school cheerleading squads traveled to Fort Worth for the Texas UIL State Spirit Competition Jan. 11-13. Cedar Park High School took home first place in the 5A Division I competition, and Vista Ridge High School placed third in the co-ed division.
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Hunter Stevens from Leander High School has been named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Student-Athlete of the Week: Jan. 15, 2018
01/15/2018
Hunter Stevens from Leander High School has been named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD UIL Spirit State Championship. Good Luck, Cheer!
LISD High Schools to Compete in UIL State Spirit Championship
01/10/2018
The cheerleading squads from Cedar Park, Glenn, Leander, Rouse, Vandegrift and Vista Ridge high schools will travel to Ft. Worth Jan. 11-13 to compete in the UIL State Spirit Competition.
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A photo of the Canyon Ridge Middle School band at the 2017 Festival of Bands
LISD Bands Receive John Philip Sousa Foundation Awards
01/09/2018
The Canyon Ridge Middle School and Vista Ridge High School bands were recently recognized as exemplary band programs by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
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Leander ISD
Student-Athlete of the Week: Jan. 8, 2017
01/08/2018
Leander ISD is proud to announce Nicole Leff, a sophomore captain of the Cedar Park High School Lady Timberwolves basketball team, as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Canyon Ridge Middle School Coat Drive Tradition Continues
12/19/2017
Canyon Ridge Middle School faculty continued a 13-year tradition by sewing 130 jackets for needy students in Leander ISD.
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Congratulations, Gavin O'Dell. Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Dec. 18, 2017
12/18/2017
Gavin O’Dell, an 8th-grader from Henry Middle School, is the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Names of the of LISD Aspiring Leader Program
LISD, Concordia Kicked Off Aspiring Leader Program
12/15/2017
A kickoff dinner for the LISD Aspiring Leader Program, a partnership with Concordia University Texas, was held earlier this month to honor the more than 40 Leander ISD instructional staff members recommended by their principals for having leadership potential.
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LEEF delivers grants to staff throughout the district
LEEF Delivers Grants to Schools - 12/13/17
12/14/2017
On Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation delivered grants to a number of schools in the district through the foundation's seasonal grant patrol, distributing more than $10,000.
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Board Recognitions, Dec. 7, 2017
12/12/2017
At the LISD Board meeting Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, students, staff and community members were recognized for a variety of accomplishments from academics, athletics and fine arts, to community service.
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The Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week is Keegan Nichols, a senior from Cedar Park High School.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Dec. 11,2017
12/11/2017
The Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week is Keegan Nichols, a senior from Cedar Park High School.
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Navy Midshipmen linebacker Micah Thomas (44) rushes the passer during the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game between the Houston Cougars and the Navy Midshipmen at TDECU Stadium in Houston, Texas.
VRHS Alumna Forges Path to Naval Academy
12/11/2017
Micah Thomas was a baseball player when he moved from Virginia to Texas and wasn’t sure he wanted to play football when he began high school. “My dad was like, ‘It’s Texas, you need to try it. The coaches are going to make you try it.’” the Vista Ridge alumnus said. “It ended up working out.” No kidding.
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Leander ISD is honored to name Makenzie James as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Dec. 4, 2017
12/04/2017
Leander ISD is honored to name Makenzie James as the Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Ansley Herrin, a junior at Vista Ridge High School, has been named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Nov. 20, 2017
11/17/2017
Ansley Herrin, a junior at Vista Ridge High School, has been named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD Athletics is honored to name Vandegrift High School sophomore Anthony Monte as LISD’s Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Nov. 13, 2017
11/13/2017
Leander ISD Athletics is honored to name Vandegrift High School sophomore Anthony Monte as LISD’s Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Leander ISD Athletics would like to congratulate Kayla Lopez for being named Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Nov. 6, 2017
11/06/2017
Leander ISD Athletics would like to congratulate Kayla Lopez for being named Student-Athlete of the Week.
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CPHS and RHS bands celebrate making it to State.
CPHS, RHS Bands advance to UIL State
10/30/2017
The Cedar Park High School and Rouse High School marching bands competed in the UIL Class 5A Area D Marching Band Contest Saturday, Oct. 28, at Gupton Stadium. CPHS finished in second place, RHS finished in fourth place, and both bands qualified for the State Marching Band Contest.
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Rouse High School senior, Dax Dalton, has been named Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week: Oct. 30, 2017
10/30/2017
Rouse High School senior, Dax Dalton, has been named Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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LISD Bands Compete at Region Contest
10/24/2017
All six Leander ISD high school marching bands received First Division Ratings at the UIL Region 32 Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 21.
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Taylor Mathis, Student-Athlete of the Week
LISD Student-Athlete of the Week Oct. 23, 2017
10/23/2017
Leander ISD Athletics would like to congratulate Taylor Mathis for being named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Camacho ES students enjoy watermelon in the school garden.
Camacho ES Students Kickoff CATCH Amplified Program
10/17/2017
Camacho Elementary School students were treated to a watermelon tasting party, celebrating the fruitful summer crop from the school’s garden as well as the launch of Camacho’s CATCH Amplified Program.
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Congratulations to Glenn High School junior, Emily Marchell,  who has been named Leander ISD’s Student-Athlete of the Week.
LISD Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 16, 2017
10/16/2017
Glenn High School junior, Emily Marchell, has been named Leander ISD’s Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Congratulations Ethan Krause Student-Athlete of the Week
LISD Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 9, 2017
10/09/2017
Leander ISD Athletics is proud to announce Leander Middle School seventh-grade student, Ethan Krause, as the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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LISD Student-Athlete of the Week, Oct. 2, 2017
10/02/2017
Vista Ridge High School senior Jamil Pittman has been named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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The Foundation for Music Education Winners
LISD Bands Recognized by The Foundation for Music Education
09/29/2017
Nine Leander ISD bands have recently been named winners by The Foundation for Music Education.
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Festival of the Bands 2017
09/29/2017
Leander ISD's annual Festival of Bands took place on Monday, Sept. 25, at Bible Stadium in Leander.
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A photo of the trombone section of the Cedar Park HS marching band.
LISD Bands Shine at BOA Competition
09/27/2017
Leander ISD performers shined on Saturday during the Austin Regional Bands of America competition at the Kelley Reeves Athletic Complex.
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A+FCU Grant Recipients
09/25/2017
At the Leander ISD Board Meeting Sept. 21, 2017, the seven educators in Leander ISD to be awarded grants from the A+ Education Foundation were recognized by the Board.
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LISD Student-Athlete of the Week, Sept. 15, 2017
09/25/2017
Leander ISD Athletics would like to congratulate Chris’ma Edmondson for being named the Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Photo of Emily Veraa being recognized by the LISD Board of Trustees.
Innovative Teaching Award
09/24/2017
At the Leander ISD Board Meeting Sept. 21, 2017, Emily Veraa, an agriculture science teacher at Leander High School, was recognized by the Board for receiving the Ideas Unlimited – Innovative Teaching Award from the Vocational Agriculture Teacher Association of Texas.
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ACT Perfect Scores
ACT Perfect Scores
09/23/2017
At the Leander ISD Board Meeting Sept. 21, 2017, three students – Vandegrift High School student Sonesh Patel and Vista Ridge High School students Cole Connor and Grant Larson – were recognized by the Board for receiving perfect ACT scores.
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LISD Student-Athlete of the Week, Sept. 18 2017
09/18/2017
Vandegrift High School senior Jonathan Roth has been named Leander ISD Student-Athlete of the Week.
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Emma Aldred
LISD Student-Athlete of the Week
09/11/2017
Leander High School senior Emma Aldred has been named Leander ISD Student Athlete of the Week.
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Vista Ridge High School NJROTC CyberPatriots Win at State
05/05/2017
At the LISD Board Meeting May 4, 2017, the Vista Ridge High School NJROTC CyberPatriot Digital Warriors were recognized for their success in the state competition.
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LISD State Girls Soccer
05/05/2017
At the LISD Board Meeting May 4, 2017, the Rouse High School and Vandegrift High School girls' soccer teams were recognized for their success at the state UIL tournament.
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Choirs Sweep UIL Competition.
High School Choirs Sweep UIL Competition
04/27/2017
Congratulations to the 18 high school choirs who competed in the UIL concert and sight-reading evaluations.
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Cedar Park Middle School Band Members to Perform at Carnegie Hall
04/21/2017
Two Cedar Park Middle School 8th-grade students have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this summer in the 2017 Middle School Honors Performance Series.
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A photo of the Vista Ridge High School robotics team "Static Void" with their robot.
LISD Robotics Teams Compete at World Championships
04/21/2017
Five LISD robotics team will compete in the World Championship this week.
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A photo of the Rouse High School varsity mixed choir.
Rouse High School Choir Earns Sweepstakes Award
04/21/2017
Congratulations to the Rouse High School Raider Choir for their success at the UIL Concert and Sight Reading contest.
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11 LISD DI Teams Advance to Global Tournament
04/17/2017
Congratulations to the 11 Leander ISD Destination Imagination (DI) teams who are advancing to the Global Tournament!
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Glenn High School One-Act Play Advances to State UIL Competition
04/11/2017
Congratulations to the Glenn High School One-Act Play cast, crew and director on advancing to the state UIL competition!
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RHS and VHS Soccer Teams Advance to State
04/10/2017
Congratulations to the Rouse High School and Vandegrift High School girls' soccer teams for advancing to the UIL State Tournament!
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LISD Wrestling Teams Win at State UIL Meet
04/10/2017
At the LISD Board Meeting April 6, 2017, the Leander High School, Rouse High School and Vandegrift High School wrestling teams were recognized for their success at the state UIL meet.
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LISD Youth and Government Teams Compete at State Conference
04/10/2017
At the LISD Board Meeting April 6, 2017, the Leander High School and Vista Ridge High School Youth and Government Teams were recognized by the Board of Trustees for their success at the 70th Annual YMCA State Conference.
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LISD Takes Part in "Light It Up Blue" Day
04/06/2017
April is World Autism Month, and on April 2, Leander ISD took part in "Light It Up Blue," by wearing blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day.
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LEEF Honors Students and Teachers at 2017 STAR Banquet
04/05/2017
Congratulations to the inspiring students and teachers honored at the Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation's 2017 STAR Banquet!
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LISD Communications Team Wins at State Conference
03/29/2017
The LISD communications team attended the 2017 Texas School Public Relations Association conference, where they received twelve awards Star Awards for outstanding communication in education.
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VHS Swim Team Wins at UIL State Meet
03/29/2017
Congratulations to the Vandegrift High School boys 200 meter freestyle relay team for finishing in second place at the state UIL swim meet!
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Middle School Theatre Teachers Continues Tradition of Excellence
03/29/2017
Wiley Middle School theatre teacher Beth Auble was named the K-8 Teacher of the Year by the Texas Educational Theatre Association at the annual conference in July.
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LISD DI Teams Advance to State Competition
03/27/2017
Congratulations to the 93 Leander ISD Destination ImagiNation (DI) teams who participated at the Heart of Texas DI Regional tournament on Feb. 18 in Georgetown.
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LISD Receives Funds for Healthy Initiatives
03/10/2017
Twenty-four Leander ISD elementary schools have been chosen to receive a total of $87,375 to support its Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative.
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VHS Golf Coach Recognized as Coach of the Year by NFHS
03/10/2017
Congratulations to Matt Wernecke, Vandegrift High School golf coach, who was recently honored by the National Federation of State High School Associations as the 2016 Boys Golf Coach of the Year.
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VRHS Dance Team Director Recognized as Director of the Year by TDEA
01/17/2017
Congratulations to Araceli Lopez, director of the Vista Ridge High School Star Steppers, who was recently honored by the Texas Dance Educators Association as the Director of the Year!
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Vista Ridge High School Yearbook Named Crown Finalist
12/14/2016
The 2016 Vista Ridge yearbook, The Lonestar, was named a Crown Award finalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.
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LISD Bands Thrive at National BOA Competition
11/15/2016
The Cedar Park HS and Leander HS marching bands performed in Indianapolis this past weekend at the Bands of America Grand National Competition.
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CPHS Volleyball Team Advances to State Tournament
11/14/2016
Congratulations to Cedar Park HS for advancing to the UIL State Tournament and to Rouse HS on their deep run in the playoffs!
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LISD High School Football Teams Advance to Area Round
11/14/2016
Congratulations to the football teams of Cedar Park HS and Vandegrift HS for advancing to the Area Round of the UIL playoffs, and to Vista Ridge HS on a hard-fought season.
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Facilities Appreciation Week feature: Joe Sierra, HVAC Technician
11/11/2016
Joe Sierra’s favorite part of the day is greeting faculty members and students on campus.
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LISD High School Volleyball Teams Advance to Regional Quarterfinals
11/09/2016
The girls volleyball teams of Cedar Park HS and Rouse HS won their regional quarterfinal games to advance to the Regional Tournament of the UIL Playoffs. Congratulations!
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LHS & VHS Bands Advance to Finals of UIL State Contest
11/09/2016
Congratulations to the bands of Leander HS and Vandegrift HS, which both advanced out of the preliminary round and on to the finals of the UIL 6A State Marching Band Competition at the Alamodome in San Antonio!
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LISD High School Bands Place at BOA Contest
11/08/2016
Congratulations to the students and directors of the Leander HS, Vandegrift HS, and Cedar Park HS marching bands for placing in the Bands of America competition Saturday, Nov. 5, in San Antonio!
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LISD High School Cross Country Runners at State
11/08/2016
Congratulations to the cross country teams and runners from Cedar Park HS, Rouse HS, Vandegrift HS and Vista Ridge HS, for qualifying for UIL State Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock!
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LISD High School Football Teams Begin Postseason
11/08/2016
Congratulations to the football teams of Cedar Park HS, Vandegrift HS and Vista Ridge HS, which all start the first round of the UIL playoffs this week!
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LISD High School Volleyball Teams Advance to Regional Quarterfinals
11/08/2016
Two girls volleyball teams — Cedar Park HS and Rouse HS — won their second-round games to advance to the next round of the UIL Playoffs. Congratulations!
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LISD High School Volleyball Teams Advance to Area Round
11/02/2016
All three girls volleyball teams — Cedar Park HS, Rouse HS and Vandegrift HS — won their first-round games to advance to the next round of the UIL Playoffs. Congratulations!
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LISD High School Volleyball Teams Begin Postseason
11/01/2016
Congratulations to the girls volleyball teams of Cedar Park HS, Rouse HS and Vandegrift HS, which all start the first round of the UIL playoffs Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m.
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LISD High School 6A Bands Advance to UIL State Contest
10/31/2016
Congratulations to the students and directors of the Leander HS, Vandegrift HS, and Vista Ridge HS marching bands!
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School Spotlight Grandview Hills Elementary School - International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (IB PYP)
10/28/2016
Grandview Hills Elementary School is Leander ISD’s first elementary campus to house the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, which sets out to prepare students to become active, caring, lifelong learners who demonstrate respect for themselves and others.
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School Spotlight Grandview Hills Elementary School - Global Read Aloud
10/28/2016
Third-grade classes at Grandview Hills Elementary school have the unique opportunity to share perspectives, thoughts and ideas with students and teachers across the world through participation in the Global Read Aloud program.
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School Spotlight Grandview Hills Elementary School - PTA Support
10/28/2016
Since arriving at Grandview Hills Elementary School this summer, Principal Kathy Goecke has been amazed by the supportiveness of the school's Parent Teacher Association.
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High School Bands Excel at UIL Regional Marching Contest
10/24/2016
Leander ISD high school marching bands gave fabulous performances at UIL Region Marching Contest at Gupton Stadium Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.
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School Spotlight Vandegrift High School - Lone Star Cup
10/21/2016
At Vandegrift High School’s homecoming parade Oct. 5, 2016, the school was presented UIL’s Lone Star Cup, an award that recognizes the best overall athletic, fine arts and academic programs in Texas.
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School Spotlight Vandegrift High School - Ag Program
10/21/2016
In their first period veterinary medical applications class, Vandegrift High School agriculture students perform a lab in which they learn to administer intermuscular and subcutaneous injections.
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School Spotlight Vandegrift High School - PALS Program
10/21/2016
In Amy Gallagher’s PALS class at Vandegrift High School in mid-October, the second-year PALS students presented scenarios to the first-year PALS students.
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School Spotlight Cox Elementary School - Fun(d) Run
10/18/2016
Students at Cox Elementary School participated in the school’s annual Fun(d) Run Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, taking to a quarter-mile course filled with different obstacles and raising money in the process with every lap completed.
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School Spotlight Cox Elementary School - DI Team
10/18/2016
The Cox Elementary School Destination Imagination (DI) team topped off the end of the 2015-2016 school year by earning a trip to the Global DI competition in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the students competed against more than 1,400 teams from 45 states, seven Canadian provinces, and 13 countries.
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CNS Appreciation Week feature: Gaby Stockdell, Laura Welch Bush Elementary School
10/13/2016
This cheer rings out each time a student at Laura Welch Bush Elementary School chooses the hot vegetable option while passing through the lunch line. And for the student that picks those hot veggies, they get to ring a bell.
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NJROTC Cadet Earns Legion of Valor Award for Achievement
10/10/2016
Oct. 6, 2016, Leander ISD Navy Junior ROTC Cadet Robin Ellis was recognized with the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement.
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School Spotlight Reed Elementary School - Dual Language Program
10/07/2016
Three years ago, Reed Elementary School pioneered Leander ISD’s first Two-Way Dual Language program.
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School Spotlight Stiles Middle School - Project Lead the Way/Gateway
09/28/2016
With careful precision, Stiles Middle School Project Lead the Way/Gateway students put engineering skills to practice in a class project.
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School Spotlight Stiles Middle School - #5fsmsStrong
09/28/2016
Florence W. Stiles Middle School is Leander ISD’s newest middle school. It opened in August of 2012 and is named after former LISD teacher, Florence Wallace Stiles.
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Canyon Ridge MS Choir to Perform at Texas Music Educators Association Convention
09/14/2016
The CRMS Treble Choir has been invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio in 2017!
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Custodian Appreciation Week feature: Gloria Romano, Cypress Elementary
09/06/2016
At 2 p.m. when the day is winding down at Cypress Elementary School, Gloria Romano’s day is just beginning.
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Business Services Staff Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, LISD's Business Services staff was recognized for their work in LISD being awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International
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CRMS Teacher Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, Brenda Edwards, athletic coordinator, health and PE teacher at Canyon Ridge Middle School,
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LISD Fine Arts Director Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, LISD Fine Arts Director Peter Warshaw was recognized for receiving the 2016
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Spelling Bee Co-Champion Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, Nihar Janga, a graduate of River Ridge Elementary
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A+ Education Foundation Grant Recipients Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, recipients of grant awards from the A+ Education Foundation were recognized.
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Child Nutrition Services Staff Recognized at Board Meeting
09/02/2016
At the LISD Board Meeting Thursday, Sept. 2, 2016, LISD's Child Nutrition Services staff was recognized for achieving an Excellent
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LISD Students Participate in 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps
08/25/2016
Leander ISD students represented the district at Education in Action’s summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps.
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#myLISDsummer
08/19/2016
Over the summer, the Leander ISD community shared their summer goings-on using the hashtag #myLISDsummer.
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Backpack Attack 2016
08/11/2016
Leander ISD’s annual Backpack Attack event served to ensure that more students are equipped with everything they need to be successful for the upcoming school year.
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