I hope that everyone is well and finding a balance now that we have been actively back in school for 5 weeks. Many students are involved in their extracurricular activities. There is lots of things going on throughout the Lee campus. Brag about your kids, and keep me informed of their progress.
Academically, students are coming to tutoring. Remember the bar is set for 80 or higher in all classes. This is a definitive challenge. I want our kids working hard and striving everyday to be the best they can be and to be successful. At the high school level we have our first shark school this Saturday. I hope that the students understand the importance of their success. They are continuing to develop their CORE VALUES in having strong work habits, responsibility, accountability, perserverance, and integrity. The kids never cease to amaze me. If you have not gotten a parent portal account, this is a very useful tool to keep track of what you student is doing at school. It covers grades, attendance, discipline, cafeteria accounts, library notices ,immunizations, textbooks issued, etc. Go to the NEISD website to sign up.
This Thursday, we took our first all STEM panoramic picture. We will send home a flier with prices for the middle school students to order and bring in their money. The high school kids can bring their money in on Tuesday, as Herndon Panoramics will be on campus selling the photos. The kids took many pictures that day. Senior Class of Lee, Senior Class for STEM, all STEM, Lee-ettes, PAL’s. If the kids bring a check to Lee for the high school photos, make it out to Herndon Panoramics. The same will be true for the Nimitz students, but they will order theirs.
Some information for those students who are on free/reduced lunch. Students who were on the free and reduced price meal program for 2011-2012 have until October 9 to submit a new application. If a new application is not approved by that day, their meal status will be changed to full pay. They will be responsible for all meal charges even if subsequently approved. We are mailing notices and sending messages though ParentLink from the School Nutrition Department to advise the affected households that their applications are expiring. Families may submit paper or online applications. Online applications are generally processed within the day.
I am also going to attach a document about backpack safety. As we have gotten into the school year, the backpacks are full and very heavy. Please take notice of the load the kids are carrying and stay safe. BackPack Safety – 07.11.12
Next week we will start the 6th week of the year. At the end of this week, students academic progress will be measured and eligibility will be determined that will allow students to participate in UIL activities. We have a few students who have not realized that they will need to work hard to stay in STEM. We have a few who haven’t done much, and need to make some decisions before it is too late to recover credits. We have a LOT of students who are working hard and doing what is expected.
It has been a great week. I will leave you this week with this.
Success means something different to each one of us, but it comes to those who are willing to work hard and who continue to be dedicated to making their dreams come true.