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LinkEd - Lancaster ISD Parent Newsletter - December 2016

In this issue, we share recent district accomplishments, learning tools, bond progress, upcoming activities and educational programming and much more! As we prepare to enter the second half of the school year, we are excited about the accomplishments of our district and are truly happy about where we are headed. This is our fourth month providing you this informational resource that highlights what's happening in Lancaster ISD and hope that you enjoy what you are reading. We have alot to be proud of and one of our points of pride is to have you engaged as Lancaster ISD parent.
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Lancaster ISD - More Than a Letter Grade and More Than a Diploma

While we are excited about our current progress, we recognize that our success cannot be adequately measured by student performance on a standardized test. School improvement is a complex process and measuring it using a single letter grade is not sufficient. Unfortunately, a new Texas accountability system is attempting to do just that. Beginning in January 2017, every school and district in Texas received a grade of A, B, C, D, or F. The metrics concerning how the grades are assigned and how the overall calculations will be tabulated are still under development, and currently educators have little to no information relative to how the final ratings will be assigned.
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Lancaster ISD Crafts Its New Narrative of Academic Achievement

If you've been following our journey, you have had a front row seat to our transformation and progress.
During the last three years, we have received more than 60 Academic Distinctions from the Texas Education Agency and we also received a Superior Achievement Rating on our most recent Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) metric.
Our hard work led to our Board of Trustees being recently named the 2016 Most Outstanding School Board in Texas by the Texas Association of School Administrators and the National School Board of the Year by the National Alliance of Black School Educators.
Overall, 2016 has been an exceptional year for us, our schools continue to perform at high levels, and the district remains as the BEST of the Southwest Dallas County school districts.
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Donate to the Lancaster Education Foundation

Please consider supporting Lancaster ISD teachers and students as 100% of funds donated through the LEF benefit the Lancaster ISD community. Even a $5 donation for the next 9 months will make a huge impact on students. The LEF is ready to give up to 20 grants this spring and with an increase in employee donations, the Foundation can give more.

To donate, please complete the information form and return to the Lancaster Education Foundation. The deadline to donate is December 15, 2016. If you have questions, please call 972-227-7010 or 972-227-1705.
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Lancaster ISD Special Education and Special Programs Department to host its first 2016-17 Strengthening Families Event

On Thursday, November 17th, the Lancaster ISD Special Education and Special Programs Department invites all parents in our community to participate in the first Strengthening Families event for the school year.
Everyone is welcomed to attend and gain information on the following session topics: Emotional Disturbance/Other Health Impaired and ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Digital Technology.
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