Norton's Notes - February 24, 2023

  • Status of Elementary #8

    • As you may already know, we will not be able to open Elementary School #8 in August 2024 as scheduled. We are planning towards opening this campus in August 2025 at the earliest as we continue to look at properties and other options. Additionally, we are working with our demographer and looking at potential rezoning maps. We should have these options in the next couple of weeks, and we will keep you informed of this process moving forward.

    Student Shout Outs

    • Nine students from the Advanced Production Class at Bee Cave Middle School earned Superior ratings–the highest rating possible–at the Texas Thespians Junior Festival held February 11 in San Marcos. As a result, these students have automatically qualified to participate at national competition later this summer.

    • Six Lake Travis High School students earned a place on the 2023 All State Band, Choir, and Orchestra as determined by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). According to TMEA, All State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. 

    • Congratulations to LTHS student-athletes Kaiden Antonacci and Jacob Henry who each placed 4th in their respective weight divisions at the UIL 6A State Wrestling Tournament held February 17-18 in Houston; overall, the LTHS wrestling team earned 12th place.

    • Congratulations are also in order for Macy Rausch for her performance in the 500 Yard Freestyle at the UIL Swimming & Diving State Meet held February 17-18 at the University of Texas.

    • We look forward to recognizing these amazing student-athletes, coaches, and parents at a school board meeting later this spring.

    Did You Know?

    • Wednesday, February 22 was recognized as “School Bus Driver Appreciation Day.” This was an excellent opportunity for students, parents, teachers, motorists, and school administrators to recognize and celebrate our amazing drivers. At Lake Travis ISD, we employ approximately 46 drivers and 8 monitors who operate 46 routes daily, including 13 routes for students with special needs. Taking into consideration the significant challenges impacting school district transportation services across the country, we thank the dedicated men and women in our LTISD Transportation Department for their unwavering service to students and applaud our drivers for the critical role they perform.