On Friday August 12th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. Accountability ratings are based on end-of-year test scores including STAAR and EOC exams. As a district, Life School received a score of 87 out of 100, earning a ‘B’ rating and improving from a score of 81 in 2018-2019. Within the reports is another notable achievement for Life School Oak Cliff – earning a distinction for Postsecondary Readiness.
Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) was recognized as a member of the inaugural Accelerating Women’s Success and Mastery (AWSM) in Computer Science Honor Roll at the 2022 WeTeach_CS Summit. Life High School Waxahachie achieved this award because young women made up at least 50% of computer science (CS) course enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year. The statewide average is just 27%.
On Friday August 12th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. Accountability ratings are based on end-of-year test scores including STAAR and EOC exams. As a district, Life School received a score of 87 out of 100, earning a ‘B’ rating and improving from a score of 81 in 2018-2019. Students across the district saw growth in all grades and subjects. Four campuses earned a cumulative seven distinctions. Overall, Life School students outperformed their peers in many surrounding school districts.
Closing the opportunity gap for students is an essential part of Life School’s strategic plan. For secondary students, this means ensuring that every student is fully prepared to enter college, the workforce or military as they graduate from high school. Life School celebrates the diverse population of students’ strengths, abilities and interests by offering a wide variety of College Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) courses.
More than 120 golfers teed off during Life School's eighth annual Fairways For Leaders (FFL) Golf Tournament on June 13, raising $71,000 for the Life School Education Foundation (LSEF). This year marked a record year with the most funds raised, surpassing the previous 2016 record by $11,000. More than 45 businesses and individuals participated to support Life’s Schools mission – to develop leaders through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community.
Dear Life School Family,
It is with sadness that I inform you that Life School Board Member and treasured friend Joan Butler passed away on Saturday morning, June 18. Joan was appointed to the Life School Board of Directors in 2021 and was a longtime supporter of Life School. Joan and her husband, Gordon Butler Sr., served on the pastoral staff of Oak Cliff Assembly of God when Life School was established in 1998.
Joan was retired from a long career in finance and administrative support, most recently with Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She also served on the SAGU Board of Regents.
We will miss Mrs. Butler’s wisdom and heart for Life School.
Visitation will take place at Jeter and Son Funeral Home at 332 Cedar St. Cedar Hill, TX, 75104, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM on Monday, June 27th. The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, June 28, at Crossroads of Life Assembly of God at 123 W. Hwy 67 Duncanville, TX 75137.
Thank you for joining in our sympathy for her family.
Life School is excited to announce that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has awarded Life School a grant through the Dyslexia Grant Award Program. The total grant of $370,000 provides $260,000 for 2022-2023 school year and $110,000 for the 2023-2024 school year. Funds from the grant will allow staff members to receive further education to serve students.
Life School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Veronica Pelton has been selected as principal for Life School Mountain Creek Elementary (LSMC). Pelton began her career in education in 2008 at Dallas ISD. Throughout her many years in education, she has served as a special education teacher and a 3rd and 5th-grade teacher.
Life School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Quanesha Stovall has been selected as principal for Life School Oak Cliff Elementary (LSOCE). Stovall is an Oak Cliff native and a 10-year veteran educator who began her educational career at the Life School Oak Cliff Elementary campus. She spent 5 years teaching before accepting the role of Assistant Principal.
L Life School is pleased to announce that Mrs. Anita Sanders has been selected as principal for Life School Cedar Hill Elementary (LSCH). Sanders joined Life School Oak Cliff Elementary (LSOCE) in 2014 as assistant principal. She became principal in 2016 and has proudly served the Oak Cliff community since.