Principal Corner

Amanda Lillard

Amanda Lillard

Phone: (512) 570-7000

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Dear Parents,

Our 2019-2020 school year is off to a great start! The first few days of school were filled with excitement from our students, teachers/staff, and community. It was wonderful to see that excitement extend into the Welcome Back Picnic this past Saturday. Thank you to our PTA for organizing and leading our first community/school event! Our campus culture extends into our events all year long and there is a sense of unity and leadership felt the moment you walk through the doors or attend any Westside function.

At Westside we build a culture centered around Stephen Covey’s “7-Habits of Highly Effective People.” The kid version is “The 7-Habits of Happy Kids.” Franklin Covey has taken these habits and created a Leader in Me process for schools to follow. Our community and school work together to provide the Leader in Me process to our students each year. This year we begin year 5 as a Leader in Me school and we are beginning our first year as a Leader in Me Lighthouse Campus! This distinction is given to schools who have a sustainable culture centered around student leadership and the 7-habits. We were given this distinction at the end of May 2019. Currently there are only 5 elementary campuses in the greater Austin Area with this distinction and a little over 300 in our world. We join Rutledge Elementary as one of two Lighthouse schools in Leander ISD. We are honored to be apart of this select group of schools and love how it empowers our students to lead each day. You will notice our banner is hung above our front entrance doors. Take a look the next time you come to campus.

Have a wonderful week leading!

Amanda Lillard

News & Announcements

Mr. Bailon-Valdez Photo
Welcome our new AP, Mr. Jon Bailon-Valdez
Please join me in welcoming Mr. Bailon-Valdez to the Westside Family! He will begin serving our community and school at the end of July.
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Enrollment Clip Art
New Student Registration
Online registration is available on the LISD website.
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School Supply Orders
Pre-ordered school supplies will be delivered directly to school and may be picked up at open house.
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Map of drop off and pick up locations for Westside Elementary
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New Family Night Power Point
If you missed it, please view the power point from our New Family Night.
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District Headlines

online registration introducing a new online registration process for new and returning students.
Student Information System, High School Schedules Update
As of Aug. 16, eSchoolPLUS functionality and availability have greatly improved. Staff will begin using the system throughout the district on Aug. 19. Once we have verified the continued performance stability of the system, we will release the Home Access Center for all parents and students later in the week.
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TEA Releases 2019 Accountability Ratings
Students, schools continue to excel on state accountability
Leander ISD maintained a 95 percent overall score, according to Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings released Aug. 15.
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PreK Summer Registration Event, July 31 & August 1
Families of children who qualify for the district’s free prekindergarten program, are encouraged to register their children for school at the district's Prekindergarten Summer Registration Event.
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