Norton's Notes - February 9, 2024

  • February 14 is #LoveMyLTISD Day

    • Wednesday, February 14 is Valentine’s Day, a day when many of us will share expressions of affection with our loved ones, our relatives, and our friends.

    • Many of our students, especially at our elementary schools, will exchange valentines with one another.

    • It will be a day filled with cards, candies, and even flowers. 

    • In addition to that, I would like to encourage you to do something a little different this Valentine’s Day.

    • Whether you’re a staff member, student, parent, business owner, or retired resident in our community, I’d like to hear from you this Wednesday.

    • Using the hashtag #LoveMyLTISD on Facebook and Instagram, tell us what you love most about Lake Travis ISD.

    • It can be a comment about a particular teacher… one of our programs… a great experience you had… even your favorite food from our cafeterias… anything!

    • Feel free to include a photo, selfie, or short video describing what you love most about LT.

    • In addition to the cards, candies and flowers, it is my hope your Valentine’s Day will be filled with lots of well wishes, smiles, and above all else… love.

    TMEA All State Musicians

    • Five Lake Travis High School student-musicians have been selected to the 2024 All State Band and Orchestra as determined by the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA).

    • On Wednesday, February 7, the LTHS Fine Arts department hosted a breakfast for these musicians and their families in recognition of this outstanding achievement.

    • After breakfast, the students departed for the TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio where they will perform with other All-State musicians on Saturday, February 10.

    • Pictured left to right are: Richard Hicks (Band Director), Jake Fagan (tuba, 3-time qualifier), Ciara Burns (horn), Alana Tempest (clarinet), Audrey Huang (violin), Luc Birla (clarinet, 2-time qualifier), Anna Macias (Orchestra Director).

    • Congratulations to these incredible students and staff!

    TMEA All State Musicians

    National Signing Day

    • Congratulations to the following Lake Travis High School student-athletes who signed their letters of intent to play collegiate football on National Signing Day, Wednesday, February 7:

      • Josef Aganbi, Texas Southern University

      • Ezomo Orathokai, Northwestern University

      • Josiah Estes, University of San Diego 
      • Legend Cabello, Houston Christian University

      • Nico Hamilton, University of Wyoming
      • Keiondre Lewis, University of North Texas



    LT Learning Together Conference - No School/Presidents Day Holiday

    • As a reminder, all students will have a five-day break beginning next Thursday, February 15.

    • Our teachers and staff will be busy “Learning Together” at the District's annual LT staff development conference Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16.

    • Additionally, all district offices and campuses will be closed Monday, February 19 in observance of Presidents Day.

    • Classes will resume Tuesday, February 20.

    February is Career and Technology Education (CTE) Month

    • Lake Travis ISD proudly joins the Association for Career and Technical Education to recognize February 2024 as “Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.”

    • Leaders from business and industry nationwide report increasing challenges related to addressing the skills gap and connecting qualified professionals with available careers in critical and growing CTE-related fields, including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, and information technology.

    • Did you know that Lake Travis ISD has 6,134 student enrollments in 145 CTE courses across 11 career clusters and 21 programs of study?

    • Learn more about our CTE offerings.