Norton's Notes - March 22, 2024

  • District to Host Career Fair Saturday, March 23

    • As part of our ongoing recruitment efforts, we are excited to share that we will have a district career fair from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday, March 23 at Lake Travis High School.

    • All campuses and departments will be present to meet and interview candidates for all vacant positions.

    • Do you know of someone who is interested in teaching but is not certified? Representatives from three alternative certification programs will be attending our career fair.

    • Refer to our website for more information.

    School board recognizes National Merit Finalists, Top Ten Academic Scholars

    • During its regular meeting March 20, our school board recognized a number of students for excelling in academics, athletics, and fine arts programs across the district.

    • We are very proud of these accomplishments, and in particular, want to highlight two particular groups:

      • The following Lake Travis High School seniors have been selected as Finalists by the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program:

        • Brandon Wooledge
        • Lance Thompson
        • Evan Olson
        • Crichton McEwen
        • Rishika Sikka
        • Daniel Magana Carmargo
        • Karen Bui

      • These students were chosen from more than 1.6 million program entrants and represent less than one percent of each state’s high school seniors. Finalist is the highest distinction a student can earn.

      • The board also recognized the Top Ten Academic Scholars from the Lake Travis High School Class of 2024:
        • Back row:
          • Joey Zhang
          • Samuel Seder
          • Catherine Haley
        • Front row:
          • Daniel Magana Camargo
          • Dhilan Shah
          • Evan Olson
          • Karen Bui (Salutatorian)
          • Ravi Tej Guntuku (Valedictorian)
          • Rachel Yang
          • Shannon Lin
      • These scholars are the best of the best! Congratulations to these outstanding students, their families, and the many educators who have been influential to their success!

    Cavalettes earn National Championship

    • On Saturday, March 9, the Lake Travis High School Cavalettes competed at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Nationals in Orlando and earned the overall National Championship.

    • The team also earned Overall National Champion Officer Line, First Runner Up Social Officers, National Champion 11th-12th Grade Soloists, and Highest Scoring Dance of the Day Officer and Team.

    • We are so proud of these amazing students for representing Lake Travis ISD at the national level, and we look forward to recognizing them at a school board meeting later this spring.

    Lake Travis High School One Act Play advances

    • We are proud to announce that the Lake Travis High School Theater UIL One Act Play performance of  “Medea” by Robinson Jeffers has advanced to the bi-district contest scheduled for April 2 at the Austin ISD Performing Arts Center.

    • They were awarded second-place at the District level performance on Thursday, March 21.

    Lake Travis Junior Varsity, Varsity Color Guard headed to state

    • The Lake Travis Cadet Winterguard had another incredible season.

    • The Cadet Winterguard is comprised of 6th-8th grade students from Bee Cave, Hudson Bend, and Lake Travis middle schools.

    • This year, the group was split and competed in two separate classes. Our JV finished in 6th place, and our Varsity was named the Texas Color Guard Circuit West Cadet Regional A Silver Medalist and has qualified for state.

    • This is the second year the team has medaled under the direction of Michael Fairbrother and Chris Maldonado, and the seventh time the program has medaled in TCGC.

    • A state send-off performance will be held at 8:00 pm, Friday, April 5 at the Lake Travis High School round gym; we invite our community to join us for this event. 

    District to Close April 8 for Solar Eclipse

    • As you may already know, due to a number of safety and operational concerns surrounding the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, we have made the decision to close schools for all students and staff.

    • Because we have reserved a sufficient number of instructional minutes for the current school year, students will not be required to make up this day.

    • It is our sincere hope that staff, students, and families across Lake Travis ISD will safely witness this celestial phenomenon and create lasting memories together.

    • You can read more about this announcement on our website.

    Friday, March 29 is Student/Staff Holiday

    • As a reminder, all District offices and campuses will be closed Friday, March 29; classes will resume Monday, April 1.

    • We wish all our families a safe and relaxing Easter weekend.