From the SUPERINTENDENT
Welcome to the 2002-2003 school year. The teachers and administrative
staff look forward to this school year with excitement and
employees have worked hard during the summer months in order
to be prepared for the upcoming school year. LISD has just
completed one of its most productive years in school history.
Academic as well as athletic successes are at an all time
high. Last year provided the highest academic rating ever
for the LISD. There were 43 different high school sports teams
that traveled into the state playoffs. Congratulations are
in order to all of the students, coaches, and sponsors for
await the arrival of this new year so that the LISD can once
again help contribute to the success of the children of the
Lubbock community. It is only with the partnership of the
parents, community, and school employees working together
that allows for this success. Once again we welcome you to
be a part of this coming school year.
When we depart our schools at the end of any school year,
the first things we do is start planning to return to meet
our "friends" all over again. It's those friendships
that help us to return to our schools year after year from
the minute we join kindergarten until the day we hug goodbye
at high school graduation.
While we in education would like to think that our students
are so in love with learning that they are eager to return
to school, the reality is that they like the education but
LOVE the friends they make each year. Some friends are brought
along from years past, while each school year brings the excitement
of new people and new friends with new ideas and new ways
Ask any student what they like best about school and they
will tell you, " I love being with my friends!"
When asked to name the top accomplishments in their school
life, the 2001-2002 valedictorians and salutatorians for the
Lubbock ISD said, "Having all my friends and teachers."
The cover of this year's LISD Tabloid is dedicated to all
those friends past and present. In many cases those friendships
that were made in school become part of a life-long "friendship
network" of support to be called upon when the need arises
or just for conversation.
Amigo, Freund, Ami, Amico, Teacher = Friend! The languages
of friendship will abound with the beginning of the new school
year in Lubbock ISD. We hope all of our students are glad
to return to their friends. Together friends support their
schools and their education! Welcome back to all our LISD