As part of the Gerdes Junior High No Place for Hate initiative, students are learning the definitions of biases, stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination in order to examine the relationships between these concepts. Misinformation can cause biased thinking which has the potential to lead to discriminatory actions. Raising awareness is one of the best ways to prevent injustices. #NoPlaceforHate
It is an unusual year due to coronavirus disruptions. Nevertheless, one thing has not changed, parents need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application for their child(ren)! This is important data, because it can impact school funding from federal grants that help schools educate all students! Please watch the videos at the links below (English and Spanish) to learn more! https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi._PFE.Video.FRL.Strybord.Parents
Wow!! Luling ISD families donated 979 lbs of non-perishable items to the Luling Food Bank! Our families are AMAZING! Thank you, Mrs. Castro, for organizing the Hunger and Homelessness Drive this week!
Luling ISD is hosting a Clothing and Toy drive to benefit students in need across the district. IBC Bank has graciously agreed to be the drop off site for this important initiative. Please help us provide for our students during this holiday season by taking clothing and toys to IBC! Thank you IBC Bank!!
If you haven't been by the site for the new Shanklin Elementary, here's what you're missing...
During the month of November, Luling High School students will learn about Intentional Acts of Respect. They will discuss what respect and disrespect means, looks like and feels like during their advisory period. This is their first lesson and activity for the 2020-2021 school year to earn the No Place for Hate designation.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will have a drive-through Thanksgiving Turkey Baskets for families at no cost. Limited availability. Please wear a mask. Call this number to be added to the list 830-351-3419. St. John Catholic Church Parish Hall , 11/21 at 11am.
Luling ISD has added a COVID Dashboard to the district website. We understand the need for full transparency during this time and know that by publishing our current COVID numbers, our community will have up-to-date information. The COVID Dashboard can be found here: https://www.luling.txed.net/page/covid-dashboard
The Luling ISD Board of Trustees recognized the November Spotlight Staff Member and Students tonight. Staff member CiCi Keilman and students Jayden Hernandez and Ronderick Hughey (EJ) were present and able to hear how much we appreciate them!
Next week is national Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Luling ISD will participate in a food and hygiene drive in recognition of this important week. Please send nonperishable food and hygiene items with your child next Monday through Friday. The class with the most items from each campus will win a pizza party!
During the month of November, Shanklin Elementary students are learning about types of bullying, what to do if you are being bullied, how to be a superhero bystander and how to help those who are being bullied. They are also learning about what it means to be a good friend. This is their first lesson and activity for the 2020-2021 school year to earn the No Place for Hate designation.
Tickets for the High School Girls Basketball Game on Friday, November 13th at San Antonio FEAST will be available for purchase at the gate. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students, and children under the age of 5 will be admitted at no charge. Spectators are required to wear a mask at all times while inside of the facility. Players and coaches will be allowed to remove their masks once they arrive at their benches.
The Luling ISD 2020-21 Family Survey is now available and is accepting responses online through November 30th. Families are encouraged to participate so they can share input on district and campus performance. Please click the link below to access the survey. La encuesta para familias del Luling ISD de 2020-21 ya está disponible y está aceptando respuestas en línea hasta el 30 de noviembre de 2020. Se les recomienda a las familias que participen para que puedan compartir sus opiniones sobre el desempeño del distrito y el plantel. Hagan clic en el enlace de abajo para comenzar la encuesta. https://www.luling.txed.net/page/family-and-community-surveys
HUGE thank you to the Luling Lions Club for a VERY generous donation to the district. These funds will be used to help students in need. Thank you Lions Club and Perla Castro for advocating for our students!
During the school year, each campus at Luling ISD will be working on No Place for Hate activities. In November, Luling Primary students are learning about how it’s okay for families to be unique or different and then they are drawing pictures of their families. This is their first lesson and activity for the 2020-2021 school year to earn the No Place for Hate designation.
ACE and A+ Federal Credit Union are offering FREE Virtual On-Line Financial Counseling Workshops. Contact Sherri Gibson, ACE coordinator at Shanklin Elementary or Satriani Carrillo, ACE coordinator at Gerdes Junior High for more information. The workshops are: Building a Better Budget (Nov. 10, 12:30 - 1:30 pm) Women & Retirement (Nov. 12, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.) Building a Better Budget (Nov. 19, 7:30 - 8:30 pm) Basics of Personal Finance (Dec. 8, 12:30 - 1:30 pm) Basics of Personal Finance (Dec. 17, 7:30 - 8:30 pm) To register for any of the FREE workshops, go to: https://aplusfcu.org/blog/workshops-and-events/
Everyday we are one day closer to our new elementary school being complete!
The November Spotlight Student of the Month for JH/HS is Jayden Hernandez! Jayden constantly helps other students in each of his classes and goes above and beyond in classroom participation. Jayden tells everyone good morning/good afternoon as he passes them in the hallway, and is a joy to be around. Great job representing the Luling Eagles, Jayden!