Norton's Notes - May 3, 2024

  • Deadline for Parent Survey Extended Through Sunday, May 5

    • On Monday, April 29, the primary guardian of each student received an email from LTISD containing a link to our Spring 2024 LTISD Stakeholder Survey.

    • The purpose of this survey—which directly supports our District Strategic Plan— is to identify strengths, areas for improvement, and overall perspectives of stakeholders regarding various aspects of the district.

    • The parent survey deadline has been extended and will now close at midnight, Sunday, May 5.

    • The survey can only be completed once for each student in the household attending LTISD.

    • In order to access the survey, you will need to enter the student’s ID number (minus the "S"). You can find your student’s ID number in Skyward Family Access.

    • Please be assured that all surveys are confidential, and all data collected will be used solely to guide our planning and development. 

    • The data is owned by LTISD and will not be shared with any third party.

    • We sincerely appreciate your dedication to our district and your willingness to contribute to our growth and improvement.

    Election Day is Saturday, May 4

    LTHS Men’s Golf Wins State Championship

    • Congratulations to the Lake Travis High School Men’s Golf team for winning the 2024 UIL 6A state championship Wednesday, April 30.

    • The Cavs finished the tournament with a 5-stroke lead, sitting atop the leaderboard at -6.

    • The team is coached by Dustin Payne and is comprised of Mackey Beckett, Ethan Dufresne, Elijah Galvan, Bennett Kuhns, and Luke Nolan.

    • We look forward to recognizing the team during the May 15 school board meeting.

    May 6-10 is “Teacher Appreciation Week”

    • Monday, May 6 through Friday, May 10 is “Teacher Appreciation Week” across our District.

    • The expectations and demands that have been placed upon teachers in recent years are simply unprecedented.

    • Yet our teachers continue to rise to the challenge each day, doing whatever it takes to make sure more than 11,200 students across our District are connected, engaged, successful, and most importantly… healthy and safe.

    • I encourage you to monitor our social media channels throughout the coming week and learn how our educators go above and beyond for students each day.

    • Furthermore, please join me in recognizing and thanking our amazing teachers during their special week!

    LTHS DECA Returns from International Conference with Prestigious Award

    • Lake Travis DECA had an incredible experience in Anaheim, CA at the 2024 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC) April 27-30.

    • ICDC is the culmination of the DECA year where more than 23,000 high school students, teacher-advisors, chaperones, administrators, business professionals, and alumni gather for competitive events, emerging leaders series, and college and career exhibits focused on marketing, finance, hospitality, and management.

    • After competing at district and state-level events earlier this spring, 19 LT DECA students made the trip to ICDC, with three attending the prestigious Thrive Leadership Academy. 

    • Additionally, LT DECA was represented by three event finalists at the Preliminary Awards.

    • In all, Texas DECA accumulated 22 trophies at the Grand Awards Ceremony with Lake Travis DECA claiming one of those awards.

    • We look forward to recognizing LT DECA during the May 15 school board meeting.

     

      • Hanna Ngo (junior) - 3rd Place in the world/Virtual Business Challenge Fashion

      • Sam Seder (senior) - Top 10 in the world (top role play and exam score)/Automotive Services

      • Audrey Huang (sophomore) - Top 10 (exam score)/Principles of Hospitality & Tourism

    LTHS Graduation is Friday, May 24 at Cavalier Stadium

    • It’s hard to believe but the commencement ceremony for the Lake Travis High School Class of 2024 is just three weeks away.

    • The event will be held at 8:00 pm, Friday, May 24 at Cavalier Stadium.

    • The ceremony will be streamed via Texan Live.

    • For more information about graduation and other events for the LTHS Class of 2024, visit the Senior Events page on the LTHS website.

    LTHS Softball Ahead in Area Playoff Series

    • Congratulations to the Lake Travis High School Softball team who defeated San Antonio Madison 4-3 Thursday, May 2 in a best-of-three game Area playoff.

    • Depending on the weather, Game 2 is scheduled for 5:00 pm, Friday, May 3 in San Antonio.

    • The Area winner will face either San Antonio East Central or Austin Bowie next week in the Regional Quarterfinal playoff.

    • Good luck Cavs!

    LTHS Baseball in Bi-District Playoff

    • Lake Travis Baseball will enter postseason play on Saturday, May 4.

    • The Cavs will play Round Rock Westwood in Game 1 of the Bi-District playoffs at noon.

    • Due to weather conditions, the game will be played at either Round Rock Westwood or Dripping Springs.

    • We wish LT Baseball all the best as they begin their playoff run.

    District to Host Multicultural Event May 18

    • The Lake Travis community is invited to the inaugural LTISD Multicultural Celebration scheduled from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 18 at the LTHS Annex.

    • Designed to bring the community together, this event will feature live cultural performances, crafts and activities for all ages, a gallery of student displays, food trucks and vendors, and door prizes.

    • Reservations are not required; any and all attendees are welcome to join the celebration and experience the different traditions and heritages within Lake Travis ISD.