FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 13, 2015
MEDIA ADVISORY: January 14 Event Update
Lancaster, TX/Lancaster ISD - On January 14 at 6:00pm, the Lancaster Independent School District and its Police Department will host the first of its Student Development Leadership Series events at Lancaster High School located at 200 E. Wintergreen Road in Lancaster, Texas.
“This event is actually designed as the first in a series of events that will go beyond just interaction with law enforcement,” said Dr. Michael D. McFarland, Lancaster ISD Superintendent of Schools. “In essence, it will be structured in a workshop/work session format with the long-term goal of educating our students on a myriad of issues.
This initial meeting will take a broader and more substantial approach and will deeper discussions in more intimate settings.
“Our goal is to focus on long-term solutions as opposed to a single event. Through this initiative, we have plans for some student assemblies to take place during the school day as well as opportunities that will occur outside of the hours of the school day.”
Specifically, some key areas of focus for this initial meeting will be related to social excellence, leadership development, and self-empowerment.
Speakers from virtually every level of the law enforcement system will be in attendance along with district and community leaders to share insight, provide direction and access to related resources.
Special guest speakers will include Dallas County Constable Roy Williams, Dallas County Court Judge Amber Givens, and the Honorable Judge Henry Campbell, the Honorable Judge Valencia Nash, Defense Attorney Corrwyn Davis, Lancaster ISD Police personnel, City of Lancaster Police personnel and of course district and campus leaders.
“This event was designed specifically for Lancaster students and our community members as an educational work session,” said Dr. McFarland.
Please be aware that the Wednesday evening is not structured as an open forum as originally, communicated but will be the first of a series of sessions where, at the end by August of 2015, the Lancaster Independent School District will have collaboratively developed a strategic plan and decision guide to help students and parents navigate through many social issues that they may face that could possibly be barriers to their success.”
For more information on the Student Leadership Development Series, please contact the Lancaster ISD Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-218-1400.
The Lancaster Public Schools serve more than 6,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 11 schools. The mission of the Lancaster Independent School District, a leader in providing innovative, quality programs, is to educate every student with the knowledge; skills; and principles to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of integrity and respect; and establish a commitment to continued improvement in partnership with families and community.
422 S. Centre Ave. Lancaster, TX 75146 ~ 972.218.1400 ~ www.LancasterISD.org