#TeamLUESD supports and cares for everyone in our schools and community. In honor of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, we salute counselors, teachers, parents, students, families, who advocate and support those who need extra support, resources, unity, and love. We’re in this together! #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #LUESDStrong
LUESD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Hunt thanked EACH ONE of our certificated retirees for making a difference in the lives of our students and for their positive contributions. ● Denise Kelly- Twenty-five Years of Service - Engvall Elementary School ● Dr. Anne Hoover - Twenty-four Years of Service - Meadow Lane Elementary School ● Judy Badasci - Twenty-four Years of Service at Meadow Lane Elementary School ● Karla Wertenberger - Twenty-one Years of Service - Cinnamon Elementary School ● Chris Brainard- Twenty-two Years of Service - Cinnamon Elementary School ● Heather Oliveira – Twenty-one Years of Service at Meadow Lane Elementary School ● LouAnn Roberts - Twenty Years of Service - Engvall Elementary School
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o DO staff Thank you for your ability to ensure smooth operational support in Business, Human Resources, Curriculum, Instruction and Categoricals along with Special Services. To our amazing assistants and technicians you are our life lines that keep us working strongly together for our kids! TEAM WORK is the core of what we do serving our schools. Thank you to our outstanding district office team! #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Site Administration- Thank you for your unwavering leadership guiding our staff to meet our site and district goals. Your focused determination firmly set on our vision of EACH ONE has made a difference for our students and we are grateful! Your perseverance during the past eight weeks and your EACH ONE focus has been unbelievable. We stand together on behalf of our kids! Thank you again for your OUTSTANDING leadership. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o English Language Learner teachers/Para professionals: Thank you for your outstanding efforts to close the gap and ensure our students are acquiring their language acquisition skills. Your support connecting with families in Zoom meetings has been impressive! We appreciate all that you do to continue to challenge and support EACH ONE of our students! #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Noon Aides- Thank you for your supervision support. We appreciate your ability to ensure our students are safe on the playground as well as your efforts to instill our site's behavioral expectations as you interacted with our students. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Instructional Technology Supports- Thank you to Susan Loper, Student Database Coordinator for her guidance regarding technology implementation. Her knowledge and expertise has been essential in supporting our schools and district all year long. We appreciate her guidance and the professional support she has provided to our teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff utilizing technology district wide. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Teachers- Thank you for your daily commitment to learning and helping our students grow! Your focus on making connections has been phenomenal and we have seen gains and improvement district wide! To our instructional paraprofessionals we could not do this important work of KID by KID, skill by skill without your time supporting EACH ONE of our students who need extra guidance. We also want to thank our PE teachers for their hard work providing a program which emphasizes positive physical activity and living a healthy life style for our students. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Librarians- Thank you for supporting our literacy efforts. The book fairs have been amazing and you have created positive parent, student, and community involvement. We can’t thank you enough for your support in making our libraries so inviting and instilling the love of reading in our students! #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Special Services- Thank you to our Director of Special Services, school psychologists, behavior specialist, counselors, special education staff and para educators! We are truly grateful for your expertise providing the necessary support to our sites and guiding our precious students who need additional love and guidance to reach their full potential. Your efforts to make personal contact with our students while at home are greatly appreciated by our families. For this we THANK YOU! #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o District Nursing staff- We appreciate your knowledge and expertise caring for our children, along with your calm confidence. We appreciate the daily reminders regarding the importance of washing our hands, not touching our face and keeping that social distance in order to keep all of us safe and remaining healthy. THANK YOU! #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Technology- Thank you for your efforts to distribute our TK-8 grade devices this year, general IT supports and most recently quickly getting new laptops to our elementary teachers so that they could successfully launch our distance learning. We cannot thank you enough for keeping the server going and meeting our daily technology needs. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Child Nutrition- Thank you to all of our cooks and cafeteria support staff along with Renee Dykstra and Olga Aguilera for your organization and ensuring our students are provided with a meal whether in our traditional cafeteria’s or our new school grab and go drive-thru’s, #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
DISTRICT SHOUT OUTS! o Site Secretaries/Clerks/Support Staff- Thank you for truly being the first line of support as you greet students and families. We appreciate how EACH ONE of you are able to successfully navigate both the big or small things. Thank you for making a positive impact on the lives of our students, staff and families. #EACHONE #LUESDStrong #ALLINTHISTOGETHER #EMPLOYEEAPPRECIATIONWEEK2020
Today is #NationalTeacherAppreciationDay, be sure to #ThankATeacher today and every day for being exceptional at helping our children grow, learn and become the best versions of themselves. Now more than ever we want to express our sincere gratitude for their guidance and support during our distance learning model. #EACHONE #ThankATeacher #LoveLUESDTeachers #LUESDStrong #StrongerTogether
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, administration and Superintendent Cheryl Hunt, the Lemoore Union Elementary School District celebrates the many contributions of its employees by proclaiming May 4 as Staff Appreciation Day. Every staff member plays an important role in the education of our students, serving as role models and providing support in many ways. The Board of Trustees approved a resolution proclaiming May 4 as Staff Appreciation Day, providing an opportunity to recognize the daily, selfless dedication of certificated teachers, support staff, counselors, school psychologists, nurses, classified and confidential employees, and supervisors and administrators, all of whom work in conjunction to provide a safe, positive learning environment. All week we will celebrate and thank our staff for their commitment to EACH ONE: Every student, All staff, Committed to, High Expectations, Oriented to results, No excuses and Excellence every day! We honor EACH ONE of them for the incredible work they do and the heros they are in the lives of our students. #EACHONE #LUESDSTRONG
Lemoore Union Elementary has cancelled its planned summer school program for June 2020 due to the continued Shelter-in-Place order throughout the state of California. Distance Learning will continue for all students through the remainder of the regular school year. El Distrito de Lemoore ha cancelado su programa de escuela de verano de junio de 2020 debido al continuo pedido de refugio en el lugar en todo el estado de California. La educación a distancia continuará para todos los estudiantes durante el resto del año escolar regular.
During the #COVID19 outbreak, it's important to stay safe and healthy. The #Census2020 can be filled out at home online (www.my2020census.gov), over the phone (844-330-2020), or by mail. Take a few minutes during this social distance period and make sure you're counted! Durante el # COVID19, es importante mantenerse seguro y saludable. El # Census2020 se puede completar en casa en línea (www.my2020census.gov), por teléfono (844-468-2020) o por correo. ¡Tómese unos minutos durante este período de distancia social y asegúrese de contar! #MyHealthCounts #LUESDCounts #EACHONE #LUESDSTRONG #BeCountedLemoore
REMINDER - CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT! Pick up your Chromebook and charging cable at your school site. Students must be present to receive their device. When picking up Chromebooks, parents will be asked to stay in their cars and pull up in the pick-up area at each school site to avoid congregating and adhere to social distancing guidelines. If you have any questions regarding the Chromebook, please contact our Technology Department at 924-6837.
Hey LUESD! Today is #2020Census Day! #BeCounted by filling out the census online, by phone, or by mail. Visit http://2020census.gov for more info.#LUESDCounts #EACHONE #LUESDSTRONG #BeCountedLemoore
Very proud of our Director of Facilities, Maintenance and Operations, Chris Surratt, for leading the way in providing this state of the art environmental sanitation solution for our district over a year and a half ago. It has been invaluable in maintaining a safe environment for the students and staff in our district. #LUESDStrong #EACHONE #safesolutionsforkids https://www.yourcentralvalley.com/news/local-news/fresnos-airport-makes-its-own-sanitizer-to-keep-it-clean-amid-covid-19-concerns-2/
Reminder: All LUESD Schools will be closed from March 16 through April 13. This includes Cinnamon Elementary School, Lemoore Elementary School, Meadow Lane Elementary School, P.W. Engvall Elementary School, Liberty Middle School Lemoore, University Charter School and Bridges Academy. Visit https://www.luesd.k12.ca.us/health-services--134 for updates regarding the covid-19 virus.
Did you know that the next census will take place in 2020? Responding to the #2020Census effects the allocation of federal funds for K-12 education. To learn more visit http://2020census.gov. #LUESD #EACHONE
LUESD 2020 Teacher Recruitment Fair! For more information, please visit the Human Resources website below: http://www.luesd.k12.ca.us/human-resources--64
Congratulations to the entire Liberty Middle School staff for your relentless effort keeping students at the center of our work.Based on your purposeful focus, dedication, high levels of collaboration, progress monitoring and efforts towards continuous improvement you have proudly earned the prestigious award of a "Model Professional Learning Community School". We are proud of EACH ONE of you for this well deserved recognition! #ModelPLC #SolutionTree
On October 2, 2019, your child will bring home a Federal Impact Aid survey form. We appreciate you taking the time to fill out this survey and promptly return it to your child’s school. Each completed survey is extremely important as these forms help bring in federal dollars to help the Lemoore Union Elementary School District with the cost of educating our students. Under the Federal Impact Aid program, Congress provides financial assistance to affected school districts. Impact Aid is designed to assist school districts that have lost property tax revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property or that have experienced increased expenditures due to the enrollment of federally connected children, including children living on Indian lands or military installations. The program supports local school districts with concentrations of children who reside on Indian lands or military bases or who have parents/guardians employed on eligible federal properties. For more information visit https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oese/impactaid/index.html
The Leader captures visit from Blue Angels to Liberty Middle School. http://www.mylemooreleader.com/166604?fbclid=IwAR0yc4nx7flO3pB9kgKSJaj6hRwCk6UiXlvKdxB0Q3rT62FmqjdfoGXDQ5Y
Attendance and achievement are directly linked. Students learn foundation skills, like math and reading, in the early years. Children who miss school in the elementary years are more likely to struggle academically and, in later years, to dropout entirely. #attendanceawarness #attendancematters #everydaycounts #schooleveryday #IHeartA2A
Did you know that children can suffer academically if they miss 10 percent of the school year? That’s just 18 days or 2 to 3 days a month. And that can add up before you know it. This September our district is celebrating Attendance Awareness Month with a renewed push to get all kids to school—on time, every day. Research shows us that absences add up. We know there will be days when your child will miss school, especially when they’re sick. But we also know that nationwide, as many as 7.5 million students miss 10 percent of the school year. This drastically contributes to students falling behind academically because they have missed too many days. So this September, for Attendance Awareness Month, let’s work together as a community – to get all kids to school – on time, every day. Thank you for your support as our kids belong in school!!
Registration for any student who will be NEW to the Lemoore Union Elementary School District for the 2019/2020 school year will need to be completed online. Please visit https://lemooreunion.schoolmint.net to enroll. Or http://lemooreunionca.apptegy.us/o/luesd/page/how-to-enroll-and-required-documents for more information.
Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. They play a pivotal role in our children’s lives, inspiring a lifelong love of learning and discovery and making a difference in their well-being and long-term success. Don't forget to Thank A Teacher! #LUESDTeachersMakeADifference
With the recent passage of Measure D, the Lemoore Union Elementary School District is seeking qualified members of the community to serve on a Citizens Bond Oversight. http://lemooreunionca.apptegy.us/o/luesd/page/bond-measure--2
LUESD 2019 Teacher Recruitment Fair! For more information, please visit the Human Resources website below: http://www.luesd.k12.ca.us/human-resources--64
Lemoore Area Schools Transportation Department has set up a Route Status Line at 924-6652 for parents. It will be updated in the mornings and afternoons. It will include all changes and route statuses. We are currently making progress on increasing our staff and appreciate your understanding during this time.
Congratulations to Theresa Soto, Teacher of the Year, Anna Covarrubias, Employee of the Year and Ben Luis, Administrator of the Year for Lemoore Union Elementary School District. They will represent the district at the Kings County Office of Education Excellence in Education Awards. We are tremendously proud of each of them and are honored to have them representing our district! Way to Go!! #LUESDEACHONE
Thank you for passing Bond Measure D. On behalf of Lemoore Union Elementary School District Board of Education, students and staff, we express our deep appreciation to the Lemoore community for the successful passage of the Measure D. We are so grateful to the Bond Campaign Committee and all of the volunteers that served in great and small ways to donate time and personal resources. The LUESD School District and Board of Trustees are excited for the future of the District and the opportunities that our students will enjoy thanks to your investment. As we take the next step in creating a District that will serve the academic and environmental needs of the young learners in our growing community, we have monumental planning and preparations moving forward. We will continue to share information with you as we begin actionable steps toward our bond projects. In addition, we will use our newsletter and web page to provide more detail on the progress and timelines regarding the work being done across the District. Remember this is a process and will take time, so communication will be vital to understanding the work moving forward. Thank you again to EACH ONE of you for your support over the past several months! We are truly making a difference in the lives of our students and our community! Measure D passed at 59.44%.
Our sixth principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Loretta Black, Cinnamon Elementary School. - Years in Education: 22 - Years in Administration: 10 - Years in LUESD: 13 - Fun fact: I have ran in two marathons - Favorite Book: Memoirs of a Geisha - Favorite Movie: Back to the Future - Favorite Food: McDonald's French fries - Favorite Color: Green - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? My Grandma - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? To be kind to one another and work hard in life. - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? The kids! - Three words to describe you: According to my office staff: focused, caring, tenacious
Our fifth principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Amy Garcia, Lemoore Elementary School. - Years in Education: 20 - Years in Administration: 8 - Years in LUESD: 15 - Fun fact: I LOVE Disneyland! - Favorite Book: The Outsiders - Favorite Movie: Singing in the Rain - Favorite Food: sour cream - Favorite Color: Purple - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? My mom - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? I want them to know they have choices and options in life. - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? The time with students and staff focused on learning. - Three words to describe you: Determined, Forgiving, Resourceful
Our fourth principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Benjamin Luis, Liberty Middle School. - Years in Education: 18 - Years in Administration: 11 - Years in LUESD: 18 - Fun fact: My mother was a recording artist! - Favorite Book: Pillars of the Earth - Favorite Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - Favorite Food: YES!! - Favorite Color: Purple - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? Work-Rick DuFour, Life-My Pawpaw (Grandfather) - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? That they are loved. - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? Helping people (Students and Staff) be the best that they can be. - Three words to describe you: Funny, relentless, and loyal
Our third principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Crescenciano Camarena, University Charter School. - Years in Education: 29 - Years in Administration: 18 - Years in LUESD: 26 - Fun fact: I performed in marching band at Dodger Stadium for the baseball opening ceremonies of the 1984 Olympics. - Favorite Book: Heir to the Empire (Star Wars: The Thrawn Trilogy) - Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride (1987) - Favorite Food: Nopales - Favorite Color: Blue - Favorite Song: Easy by the Commodores, Theme Song: Ain't No Other Man by Christina Aguilera - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? Parents - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? It's not what you say it's what you do that matters. - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? Inspiring others to lead - Three words to describe you: stubborn, inquisitive, joyful
Our second principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Renea Fagundes, Engvall Elementary School. - Years in Education: 24 - Years in Administration: 15 - Years in LUESD: 24 - Fun fact: I started dating my husband when I was 14 years old - Favorite Book: "To Kill a Mockingbird" - Favorite Food: A well made salad with lots of veggies and fruit - Favorite Color: Pink - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? Jesus - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? To persevere through things that are difficult. - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? Knowing all the students and having an impact on their learning. - Three words to describe you: Motivated, dedicated, and passionate
Our first principal profile for National Principals Month belongs to Rhett Kenney, Meadow Lane School. - Years in Education: 25 - Years in Administration: 15 - Years in LUESD: 25 - Fun fact: Meatloaf Connoisseur - Favorite Book: "The Book of Job" - Favorite Movie: Gran Torino - Favorite Food: Pork - Favorite Color: Plaid - Who was/is your role model or inspiration? Ted Williams and Pete Rose - What is one lesson you hope your students know before they move on from your school? The world is their oyster - What do you enjoy most about being a school leader? Seeing students and teachers succeed - Three words to describe you: tenacious, loquacious, vivacious.
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Liberty Middle School was recognized by the Hanford Sentinel for being a National "School to Watch." https://hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/liberty-middle-school-continues-honors-streak/article_190330ac-33ae-5c56-a382-ba577c5aca81.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
Outstanding day for our Lemoore Elementary School Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central California program participants! We appreciate Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino for the generous donation of backpacks, KMPH Fox 26 for showcasing this amazing example of Making a Difference for kids and Miss. Kings County Teen Mikayla Contreras. #EACHONE
The Lemoore Elementary School District welcomes students as the new school year begins this week. http://www.mylemooreleader.com/158511?utm_source=Back+to+School+2018&utm_campaign=The+Leader&utm_medium=email