Introducing the LTHS Dance Director

1004881_10153236453111960_3574190697212219973_nDance has always been a part of Lilian Mason’s life, as she has been dancing since the age of three. She danced competitively at studios in the Houston area and served as Captain of her dance team in high school. She earned her BA in Dance from the University of Houston, where she received the UH Dancer of the Year award and performed pre-professionally for the UH Ensemble and Young Audiences Touring Company. After graduation, she returned to her alma mater to teach dance and direct the Angels Dance Team at Stephen F. Austin High School in Fort Bend ISD. She brings with her a competitive spirit and passion for dance, and she is excited to build a legacy and create new traditions with the dancers at Lebanon Trail.

Week of April 11th:   Tryout information and packets at LTHS feeder middle schools.

April 25th at 6:30PM:  Parent and dancer information meeting at the Frisco ISD Board Room Auditorium.

May 12th:  Dance Clinic at Heritage High School

May 13th:  Dance Tryout at Heritage High School

 

LTHS Orchestra Director and Auditions

Check out the following information about our new Orchestra Director, as well as his audition process below his bio.

Paul VanderpoolFor the past seven years Mr. Vanderpool has held the position of Head Director of Orchestras at Rowe High School in McAllen, TX. Before his employment with McAllen ISD, Mr. Vanderpool graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors of Music Education and Masters of Music Performance degree. While studying at Baylor University, Mr. Vanderpool taught private cellos lessons, and worked for the Central Texas String Academy and Baylor University String Project. From 2002-2012, Mr. Vanderpool worked and conducted at the Baylor University Middle School and High School Orchestra camps. Although teaching takes up a lot time, Mr. Vanderpool is an avid orchestral and chamber musician, which lead him to found the Rio Grande Valley Chamber Music Society in 2013. The RGVCMS gives performances regularly throughout the year in the upper Rio Grande Valley. Mr. Vanderpool is thrilled to have the opportunity to join the other Fine Arts faculty and looks forward to building a preeminent Orchestra program, and family, with the students at Lebanon Trail High School.

LTO Audition Letter

Audition Info

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Lebanon Trail Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PTSA)

An informational meeting for the LTHS PTSA will take place on April 18th at 6:30PM in the Frisco ISD board room.

Great schools and student programs have strong parent involvement and support.  We hope you will consider becoming involved in LTHS through the PTSA.  There will be many opportunities for parents to be involved, but the PTSA is an important link between school and our community.

Please review the two attached forms if you are interested.

Organizational Letter LTHS

Interest Form LTHS

Please join us to learn about PTSA, meet a few staff members, and hear about progress towards the opening of a great freshmen year for our students.

Guest Post on Student Council

The following is a guest post about our student council workshop written by Marian Ma (FMS), Kristina Fan (FMS), Aakruti Desai (FMS), Allison Cooper (CMS), and Amogh Channashetti (FMS).

On Friday, March 4th 2016, the Lebanon Trail Student Council hosted its first official meeting for the school year of 2016-17. The Lebanon Trail Student Council, formed from Fowler, Clark, and Hunt Middle School, met in the Frisco Administration Building to discuss upcoming events, make decisions, and ask questions. After a few team building activities, the council got down to work. Continue reading “Guest Post on Student Council”

Introducing: LTHS Leaders

 

The direction of a school depends on the strength of school leadership.  Proud to introduce a group of ambitious, focused, and skilled instructional coaches (IC) and campus leaders for LTHS.

jackson with me at awards.jpgLanguages Other Than English (LOTE) IC Kimberly Church:  Mrs. Church graduated from Austin College and has taught Spanish for 12 years, most recently at Wakeland High School.  Mrs. Church is also the winner of the National Outstanding Teaching Award from the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.  She is very passionate about servant leadership and scholarships. As a “boy mom” she is outnumbered at home with 3 boys, and a very competitive Cowboys-super-fan husband who claims he could always do a better job than the current NFL referee officials.  She is a super fan of The Walking Dead, computational linguistics, latin dance and new technology and can usually be found with her nose in a book or bragging about her students on Twitter.


Moran-Susan1374Science IC Susan Moran:
 Mrs. Susan Moran, currently teaching at Frisco High School, will be the Science IC at Lebanon Trail High School. Mrs. Moran joined FISD in 2007, and previously taught in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD. She has taught all levels of Biology including 9 years of teaching AP Biology. Mrs. Moran is a Master teacher for the STARS Biology camp at UT Southwestern, a consultant for The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and has served the College Board as an AP reader. Mrs. Moran has been awarded a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas. Lebanon Trail will focus on college ready skills that will help those that are driven to study science in college or build careers in a related field. Mrs. Moran enjoys spending time with her husband and their daughter (age 5) and son (age 2).

Decker.jpgSocial Studies IC Kelsey Decker:  Kelsey Decker will be joining the Trailblazers as the Social Studies Instructional Coach. Mrs. Decker started her teaching career at Centennial High School and has taught a variety of subjects and grade levels. She has also been a curriculum writer and presenter for FISD. Mrs. Decker is excited to create a Social Studies department that will help LTHS students and graduates become engaged citizens that make informed decisions in a culturally diverse and global community. After graduating from Austin College with both her bachelor’s and master’s degree, Mrs. Decker moved to Frisco with her husband. She stays busy with her four kids, Micayla, Aidan, Lily, and Ella. On the weekends you will find Mrs. Decker cheering her kids on at one of their sporting events or eating at one of her favorite Mexican restaurants.

English IC Christina Hawkes:  Hawkes PicBorn and raised in Texas, Christina is a graduate of Frisco Centennial High School and Texas Woman’s University.  Christina is excited to start new traditions at Lebanon Trail that encourage school spirit and participation!  She is even more excited to be an IC and getting to work with Trail Blazers who are looking forward to trying new ideas that help all students be successful! Christina has been married for three years and has two dogs, Rocco and Toby.  In her free time, she enjoys reading and outdoor activities like swimming, snowboarding, and taking her dogs for walks! 


Valerie.jpgMath IC Valerie Adams:
 
Valerie Adams is thrilled to become a part of the Lebanon Trail community as the Mathematics Instruction Coach. She is extremely passionate about teaching and coaching and cannot wait to join the campus, students, staff, and parents. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Texas with experience teaching mathematics at the college level and high school level. She has also been a curriculum writer and professional development trainer at FISD. Currently at Wakeland High School, Valerie is teaching Algebra 1 and Math Models, is the Healthy Zone Coordinator, and the Mathematics representative for the school’s campus instructional team. During her free time, Valerie loves to ride motorcycles, race off-road enduro, camp, hike, and travel. While she loves to blaze trails on the race track, she is even more excited to be a Trailblazer!

image1Testing Coordinator and Administrative Support Kristina Pospick:  Mrs. Pospick has taught high school at the eleventh grade level for ten years, teaching both AP Language and English III. She has also served as a Student Council sponsor for seven years and loves being an active member in the school. She is excited to continue working with Student Council, being part of the LTHS Leadership Team, and assisting with building new traditions to help LTHS students have the best high school experience possible. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, as well as traveling to new places. She is honored to be a Trail Blazer!

Jackie Smith PicLead Counselor Jackie Smith: Jackie Smith joins the LTHS team as lead counselor with 27 years of experience in education.  She has lived in Frisco for over a decade and watched the city grow and change each year.  After spending the last eleven years as a teacher and counselor at Centennial High School, Mrs. Smith is excited and proud to be working with the inaugural Trail Blazers as they establish traditions and set the bar for future students of Lebanon Trail.   Mrs. Smith likes to travel with her husband, take in a movie every weekend, and try new restaurants.  She has two feisty, feline friends, Betty and Wilma.