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  • November 17, 2023

    Hudson Bend Middle School participates in annual Day of Service

    • Since 2015, students at Hudson Bend Middle School have participated in a “Day of Service,” an effort to demonstrate gratitude for the support the school receives from the community.

    • More than 800 students participated in the school’s 2023 Day of Service held Friday, November 17. Students earned a minimum of two hours of community service by visiting numerous non-profit and service organizations throughout Lake Travis and greater Austin areas.

    • For a recap of the day’s events and the impact made by HBMS students, watch the HBMS ‘Day of Service’ video on YouTube courtesy of HBMS Audio/Video Production Teacher teacher Stephen Beatty.

    Lake Travis Middle School celebrates ARMOR Day

    • In the spirit of Thanksgiving, students at Lake Travis Middle School took part in the 1st annual ARMOR Day.

    • Structured as a “mini Day of Service,” students spent the final hour and a half of the school day cleaning the cafeteria, gyms, classrooms, common areas, and performing other acts of kindness.

     

    LTHS Security Booths to be Operational Monday, November 27

    • The security booths at Lake Travis High School along Cavalier Drive and Spillman Loop will be fully operational beginning Monday, November 27.

    • They will be active during the school day only between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

    • Please note, the security booths are not intended to create delays, additional traffic or restrict student access. Instead, the intent of these security booths is to provide stronger security measures, controlled access, and accountability for visitors on campus during the school day.

    • The Lake Travis High School administration will be sharing basic operating procedures and expectations with parents and staff next week.

     

    Update on Legislative Session 

    • On Tuesday, November 7, Governor Greg Abbott called a Fourth Special Session of the 88th Texas Legislature to focus on school choice and border security.

    • “School choice” is also referred to as vouchers or education savings accounts. It uses taxpayer dollars to pay for private school tuition.

    • We will continue to keep you posted on developments from the state capitol.

    Thanksgiving Holidays

    • As a reminder, all Lake Travis schools and district offices will be closed Monday, November 20 through Friday, November 24, 2023 for the Thanksgiving break; classes will resume Monday, November 27.

    • On behalf of the Lake Travis school board, we wish all our families a safe and relaxing break.