District recognizes top mentor, volunteer, and business partner with 2017 Community Service Awards

2016-2017 Community Service Awards-April 2017 LTISD Board of Trustees Meeting

2016-2017 Community Service Awards-April 2017 LTISD Board of Trustees Meeting

Michelle McCabe, Dandi Hole, and Lexus of Lakeway are the recipients of the 2017 Lake Travis ISD Community Service Awards for their outstanding volunteer efforts and contributions to Lake Travis schools.

“Year after year, our volunteers and mentors contribute hundreds of hours, their talents, and countless other resources to help students succeed,” said Holly Morris-Kuentz, LTISD Assistant Superintendent for Administrative and Community Services.  “Each spring, campuses select one Volunteer of the Year and one Mentor of the Year.  From these groups, district administration selects one district-level Volunteer of the Year and one Mentor of the Year as part of our Community Service Awards program.  The program, which is in its second year, is intended to recognize and celebrate the contributions of the top volunteer, mentor and business partner as well as to increase awareness of the importance of parental and community involvement.”

The Mentor Me LT Award recognizes the mentor for his/her dedication to the spirit of mentoring, including regular visits with his/her student, the quality of time spent, and the concern and enthusiasm with which he/she has approached the mentor-student relationship.  The 2016-2017 Mentor Me LT Award recipient is Michelle McCabe, Bee Cave Elementary School.

"Michelle visited weekly with two different students throughout the school year,” said Dionne Burnett,” LTISD Community Programs Coordinator.  “She played games and helped them hone their reading skills. Most importantly, Michelle gave these students much needed companionship.”

The LOVE (Leader in Outstanding Volunteer Efforts) for LT Award recognizes an individual who has contributed quality time and extraordinary effort towards improving the learning climate at an individual campus.  The 2016-2017 LOVE for LT Award recipient is Dandi Holec, West Cypress Hills Elementary School.  

“Dandi has volunteered more 200 hours throughout the current school year,” Dionne continued.  “Some of her accomplishments include organizing and managing the school's fall book fair, serving as a Destination ImagiNation team leader, and personally servicing the school's die cutter and poster printer.”

The Most Valuable Partner (MVP) Award is presented to one civic or business partner.  This award recognizes an exceptional partnership impacting an individual campus or the school district.  The 2016-2017 Most Valuable Partner Award recipient is Lexus of Lakeway.

“Lexus of Lakeway is a Founding Level Partner of the District's Video Display Board program and has sponsored numerous events and programs districtwide during the current school year,” said Dr. Kevin Claypool, LTISD Director of Development and Corporate Relations.  “We thank Lexus of Lakeway for their continued support of our students and programs across the district.”

April 17-21 is designated as Public School Volunteer Week.