ovember 4, 2016

Volume VIIl, Issue 11

“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” - Lyndon B. Johnson

Good afternoon LISD, 

Why should you let other people decide what’s best for our democracy? You have a voice and a choice when you vote. That’s why I urge you to vote in this very important election. Early voting ends tonight at 8:00 p.m. If you don’t get to vote early, you can still cast your ballot on Tuesday, November 8, in your designated precinct’s voting site.

All LISD students will be able to cast their vote on their iPads during a district-wide mock election conducted by the LISD Social Studies and Instructional Technology Departments. IT will tabulate the campus and district-wide results. In addition, the Vidal M. Trevino School of Communications and Fine Arts will broadcast the mock election results at 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 pm. Updates and live results will be posted on the district’s website at www.laredoisd.org.   

The sights and sounds of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory filled the auditorium of Los Obispos Middle School during the November Eighth Grader of the Month Ceremony. Four LISD middle school students were selected as tops in their class and as earning the "Golden Ticket," for their diligence in making education a priority early in their education. Congratulations to Robert Alexander Dean Meza, Jr., of Cigarroa Middle School, Nahum Eli Lara of Christen Middle School, Roland Hernandez of Lamar Middle School, and Marcus Delgado of Memorial Middle School.

The Child Nutrition Program held a Lean & Green Day this week for elementary and middle school students. CNP partnered with the United States Humane Society to focus on plant-based diets and educating students on the importance of eating more fruits and vegetables. Nickelodeon star Daniella Monet spoke enthusiastically to our students about adding more greens daily to their meals.  Martin and Nixon High School Culinary Arts students participated in a recipe challenge and created dishes that were made with whole grains and vegetables. I would like to thank Child Nutrition Program Director Robert Cuellar and CNP Nutritionist Cynthia Santos for organizing an event that highlights the importance of healthy eating habits for our students. 

I am so appreciative of two local judgesoffices for demonstrating their care and thoughtfulness for our little ones. County Court at Law No. 1 Judge Hugo Martinez distributed coats to students from Santa Maria, Macdonell, Daiches, Farias, and Santo Nino Elementary Schools on Thursday morning. Judge Martinez, his staff, and their colleagues in the courthouse collected new jackets for our neediest youngsters. On Friday morning, 111th District Court Judge Monica Notzon gave away warm woolen sweaters to kids at Santo Nino Elementary School. We are blessed to have the support of the local judiciary.

Don’t forget that Daylight Savings Time comes to an end this Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2:00 a.m. We all need to set our clocks back one hour before you go to sleep. I’m thrilled about the extra hour of rest, but I’m not that excited about the early nightfall that standard time brings. The changing of the clocks twice a year was enacted by Congress in the Energy Policy Act of 2005. 

I’ll be at the Martin-Nixon game this Saturday night. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m., at Shirley Field. Let’s see who takes home the hammer

Have a great weekend.
Dr. Marcus Nelson 

“Attitudes truly are contagious, so decide today to make yours worth catching,” – Mac Anderson

“Las actitudes son realmente contagiosas así que decide hoy en hacer la tuya que valga la pena pescar.” – Mac Anderson
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