Holidays can be stressful during a normal year and this year COVID-19 has added many additional stressors. Here is a link to an article with ideas on coping skills and managing stress during the holidays: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/COVID-19/Pages/Keeping-the-holidays-happy.aspx
Luling Primary students submitted their very best art for the district Christmas card, and Harper Anzaldua's picture was chosen! Harper received a basket full of art supplies as a thank you for her amazing penguin and lights! Great job, Harper!
The Thursday night, 12/17, Eagles Boys’ Basketball games vs Blanco have been canceled.
Luling ISD Schools Receive a Clean and Safe Certification! Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Warren.
The Mind Yeti is back in the counselor’s guidance lesson this week. The friendly cartoon character teaches the students to settle their minds and calm their emotions by learning to control their breath. The students are practicing their deep breathing in a fun way by imagining they are smelling a bowl of soup and cooling it off by slowly exhaling through their mouth. This is another coping skill the students can add to their toolbox for times when they need help calming down.
ACE Parents, Luling ISD will not conduct the after school ACE program at Gerdes, Shanklin, or Primary this Friday, December 18th. All parents should have been notified by this time, but if you were not, or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's campus or site coordinator directly.
The Eagles Boys' Basketball team will play Canyon Lake on Tuesday, 12/15, in Luling. Games will be 5:00 for 9th, 6:15 for JV, and 7:30 for Varsity. The previously scheduled Eagles basketball games against Blanco on Thursday, 12/17, are now TENTATIVE. Please continue to watch for updates to the games against Blanco.
The Luling Eagles Boys' Basketball Games vs Blanco on Tuesday 12/15 have been moved to Thursday 12/17 and will now be played in Luling. Times are: 9th - 5:00 pm. JV - 6:15 p.m, Varsity - 7:30 pm. Come out and support our awesome Eagles basketball teams!
As part of the No Place for Hate initiative, Gerdes Junior High students are challenging the negative messages underlying biases, stereotypes, and prejudices by focusing on positive messages. Using positive thinking supports mental health, can strengthen relationships, and can help foster an inclusive school environment. #NoPlaceForHate
Our beautiful tree in front of Shanklin is actually two trees, 65+ years old, that have grown together over the years! Expert arborist, Lee Rust, met with district staff and general contractors today to ensure our tree stays healthy during construction. Thank you, Mr. Rust!
All basketball games will be played in the HS gym on Tuesday, December 8th. Lady Eagles vs Del Rio at 5:00 p.m., JV Eagles vs Karnes City at 6:15 p.m., and Varsity Eagles vs Karnes City at 7:30 p.m. Ticket links are available on the LISD District Athletics Button.
If you haven't downloaded our App yet, you need to! Did you know that you can access athletic schedules on the Luling ISD App? If you select Luling ISD on the school building icon in the upper right corner on the app, you can get each sport schedule by selecting Athletics. If you select Gerdes or Luling High School on the school building icon, you then can select Athletics and the "pages"icon in the upper right to select your sport. This will allow you to see the date, time, and where the game will be. If you click on the green calendar button in the lower left corner, it will add it to your phone calendar (we LOVE this feature)! Finally, you can also access an athletic schedule on your campus website under Documents and Athletics.
As part of the Gerdes Junior High No Place for Hate initiative, students are learning the definitions of biases, stereotypes, prejudices, and discrimination in order to examine the relationships between these concepts. Misinformation can cause biased thinking which has the potential to lead to discriminatory actions. Raising awareness is one of the best ways to prevent injustices. #NoPlaceforHate
The December Principal's Student of the Month is Kaden Deleon, a third grader, at Shanklin Elementary. Kaden always has a positive attitude in every situation and is the first one to volunteer for school activities. Congratulations for being a shining star!
In the counselor's guidance lesson this week during specials, Shanklin students are learning to become "detectives" and using clues such as body language and situational awareness to recognize other people’s feelings. Understanding how other people feel is an important life lesson that improves communication and empathy in all relationships.
It is an unusual year due to coronavirus disruptions. Nevertheless, one thing has not changed, parents need to complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application for their child(ren)! This is important data, because it can impact school funding from federal grants that help schools educate all students! Please watch the videos at the links below (English and Spanish) to learn more! https://www.esc16.net/page/title1swi._PFE.Video.FRL.Strybord.Parents
Wow!! Luling ISD families donated 979 lbs of non-perishable items to the Luling Food Bank! Our families are AMAZING! Thank you, Mrs. Castro, for organizing the Hunger and Homelessness Drive this week!
Luling ISD is hosting a Clothing and Toy drive to benefit students in need across the district. IBC Bank has graciously agreed to be the drop off site for this important initiative. Please help us provide for our students during this holiday season by taking clothing and toys to IBC! Thank you IBC Bank!!
Having fun in ACE after learning time! We have spots open in Junior High and we’d love for students to join the ACE program. We do cooking, robotics, arts and crafts, and all kinds of fun stuff in ACE. It’s way more fun than playing on devices and watching TV in the afternoons, plus you have help with your homework and getting better in reading and math! Contact Satriani Carrillo at Gerdes Junior High if you are interested.