Building a community that captures the heart, engages the mind and kindles the spirit!
Leander ISD's Vision is that "Students will exit our system with the same passion for learning they had when they entered, without economics determining success. Every Option Open."
7th Grade Boys Basketball Champions!
Congratulations to our 7th grade boys’ basketball team on winning the Championship! They worked really hard this year on improving every week and entered the LISD District Tournament as the fourth seed. Their path to the championship took them through the two teams that had beaten them earlier in the season. The championship game against Canyon Ridge was tightly contested, but they were able to overcome a 3 point deficit in the last ten seconds of the game and make a final shot as time expired for the win. Way to go boys! #teamwork
Pictured above from left: Carson Towers, Luke Murphy, Beau Dawson, Demetri Ivanov, Lucas Cummings, Jackson Oliver, Tory Falgout, Kreli Haynes, Brady Becker, Clayton Moore, Ford Boenig, and Coach Glen Bridgewaters.
Class of 2021 Spirit T-shirts are on sale now.
Current 8th graders are the class of 2021! Order your t-shirt now to be delivered to the middle school by Friday, May 12th in time for Viper Camp on Wednesday, May 17th. . Click here to order your Viper t-shirt: vandegrift.my-pta.org and click on PTSA store. Spirit shirts are $14.00. Last day to order is April 21st.
If you have any questions, contact Debe McKeand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Transfer Requests
Voluntary transfers will be permitted to transfer to other open middle school campuses within the district on a space and staffing available basis.
All requests to transfer/remain as a transfer must be submitted by the priority deadline date (March 19) each year in order to be considered.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has released the "What If" A-F ratings for Domains I-IV based on data from the 2015-16 school year. To reiterate the communication sent to parents from earlier in the week, these new A-F ratings are hypothetical; in August 2016, TEA released the official state accountability ratings for the 2015-16 school year in which each LISD campus and the district received a "Met Standard" rating.
They will be competing in our final geography bee on January 17th (Tuesday) at 4:15pm in the Lecture Hall. The finalists are: Amaar Khan, Andrew Tan, Annika Pangarkar, Ben Murphy, Benjamin Scott, Cooper Nelson, Ella Phillips, Emma Almand, Ethan Bernstein, Ethan Chee, Ethan Semelsberger, Foreest Norrod, Grace Park, Jackson Sanders, Matthew Guy, Max Uhl, Maya Gabbi, Nikhil Gupta, Rohit, Alamgari, Roman Fletcher, Ryan Brito, Sam Cooper, Samantha Houshmand, Samer Esbayhat, Scout Carpentar, Vannya Ivanov, Will Gilbert, Zac Arifi, Zach Sarantakes.
Coding Club Returns on January 24th!
Coding Club will begin on January 24th in the library and meet most Tuesdays at 8:00 am through the Spring semester. If you are interested in participating in this group, click on the link below for the permission slip and turn it in to the Librarian.
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Site-Based Planning Committees Need You!
Each campus within Leander ISD has a Site-Based Planning Committee (SBPC). These committees are composed of district employees, community members, business representatives and parents. SBPC members provide input to the principal on a wide variety of subjects, with an aim of improving the achievement of all students. The committees address such areas as planning, curriculum, budgeting, staff development, staffing patterns and school organization. Elections for parent representatives are held every fall. Parents can only serve as a parent representative at the campus where they have a child attending school. If you would like to find out more information about the council, run for one of the parent seats or nominate someone for one of the seats, please call the campus your student attends no later than Friday, September 2.
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Both Mary Ann Kluga, RN, MPS, LCDC, Leander ISD’s chemical abuse prevention program (CAPP) coordinator, and Sarah Romer, LPC, LMFT, CAPP counselor are facilitating the new “Parenting the Love and Logic Way®” course during the spring of 2017. The six-week program is designed to help parents nurture responsible, respectful, fun to be around children who will learn how to make their own choices, own their problems, think critically and logically for themselves, while parents let empathy and consequences do the teaching. The course is appropriate for parents with any aged child and any situation: home, school or even work. The instructional approach includes discussions, video clips presented by the facilitator, workbook exercises and homework to practice the "new" skills presented at each class. You do not need to have a child in Leander ISD to attend. Anyone is welcome.
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Parents of Fifth-Grade and Eighth-Grade Students:
The following link will direct you to the explanation of test results, provided by TEA. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact your child’s teacher, a campus administrator, or the Assessment office for Leander ISD. http://tea.texas.gov/student.assessment/explainresults/
March 4, 2017, 6 p.m.
Presented by Apple Sport Imports
Early-Bird ticket online sale has begun!
$165 per person
After January 30, prices increase
$185 per person
J.W. Marriott, Downtown Austin
Music by Jazz Trio, “Time Out”
with Steiner resident guitarist Charles Couch
Grab a group of friends! Share a table to enjoy
Dinner, Dancing, Silent and Live Auctions and a Surprise-Reveal Car!
Proceeds from the event support the entire portfolio of VNEF-supported academic programs in Four Point’s 8 public schools (Grandview Hills Elementary, Laura Welch Bush Elementary, River Ridge Elementary, Steiner Ranch Elementary, Canyon Ridge Middle School, Four Points Middle School and Vandegrift High School.)
To purchase tickets online or get more information, please visit www.ViperNationEF.org or call Executive Director Courtney Johnson at (512) 750-9185.
Student Success Initiative (SSI)
Enacted by the 76th Texas Legislature in 1999 and modified by the 81st Texas Legislature in 2009, the Student Success Initiative (SSI) purpose is to ensure that every student makes the academic progress necessary to show a sufficient understanding of the knowledge and skills taught and tested at each grade level.