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LinkEd - Lancaster ISD Parent Newsletter - September 2017

Parents, this is the first edition of the monthly parent newsletter for the Lancaster ISD 2017-18 academic school year. We are appreciative of your continued support and belief in our district to prepare your child for the future. Please take a moment to enjoy this publication created especially for you - our Tiger parents.
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LinkEd - Lancaster ISD Parent Newsletter - September 2017

Parents, this the first edition of the actually monthly parent newsletter for the Lancaster ISD 2017-18 academic school year. We are appreciate of your continued support and belief in our district to prepare your child for the future. Please take a moment to enjoy this publication created especially for you - our Tiger parents.
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The City of Lancaster and KaBOOM! Are Building a Playground!

We need you to bring this playground to the kids in Lancaster by helping to build it.
We desire to have more than 100 volunteers from the Lancaster community to help us give, more than kids, the childhood they deserve by building a new playground.
Please join us to bring play to more kids in Lancaster and show that #playmatters to you by signing up today.
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Lancaster ISD Recognizes September as Attendance Awareness Month

In September, schools, city agencies, community nonprofits, faith-based groups, businesses and others around the nation are committing time and resources to raise public awareness, map local attendance gaps and work with community partners to improve school attendance starting as soon as children enter school.
Lancaster ISD is joining a nationwide effort to celebrate Attendance Awareness Month in September and is pledging to raise awareness about the value of regular school attendance and focus on reducing chronic absenteeism in the new school year. Every year, the district joins the nation in encouraging students to get to class every day.
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A Message From School Board President, Ty G. Jones

Our district has had the good fortune to have been led by Dr. Mike McFarland for the past 7 years. During that time, our academic progress and improvement in fiscal management have led to the receipt many grant opportunities and the establishment of external partnerships. We can proudly say Lancaster ISD has received the highest accountability rating in the state and a record 37 TEA Academic Distinctions—more than any school district or charter school in the Best Southwest area. For four consecutive years, the district’s campuses have all met TEA standards. We have one of the highest graduation rates of the Best Southwest and charters schools and the highest percentage of Pre-K students enrolled in our area.

As you may know, the Crowley ISD Board of Trustees named Dr. Mike McFarland as its Lone Finalist for superintendent. We are happy for Dr. McFarland and wish him the best as he prepares to begin his work in Crowley ISD.
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Lancaster ISD Receives State’s Highest Accountability Rating, Campuses Earn 37 Academic Distinctions from the Texas Education Agency

The 2017 accountability scores were calculated from tests students took in December, March and May of the 2016-2017 school year. The district received a record 37 TEA Academic Distinctions—more than any school district or charter school in the Best Southwest area. This is the fourth year in a row that the district’s campuses have all met standard.
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LinkED - Lancaster ISD Parent Newsletter - Back to School Edition - Aug. 2017

Summer is nearly over and the hustle and bustle of preparation for the new school year is in progress. From uniforms to school supplies, immunizations and more, we know that you are checking off those back-to-school items one by one.

This is the reason that we have focused this special edition newsletter on all things related to getting your child back-to-school ready! We hope that you find this information timely, relevant and useful.
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