Lewisville Chamber Awards | October 2020
Lakeland Elementary student, teacher and campus were all recognized at the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce's Oct. 27 Partnership Luncheon at the chamber's newly renovated office space in Lewisville, Texas.
October Student of the Month
Henoc Castelan, Lakeland Elementary 5th-Grader, was named the Lewisville Chamber/Cross Timbers Family YMCA October Student of the Month. Henoc is a great student who represents the ideals of Lakeland Elementary. He is a student who works hard in class and is able to achieve success in his academic pursuits in English and in Spanish. Even though he is a great student, his most outstanding qualities are those that are related to his demeanor. Both of his teachers have been impressed by Henoc’s work ethic and drive. Henoc is always ready for advice and willingly seeks out clarification on what needs to be completed or improved upon. Before school started this school year, we received phone calls from the student because he wanted to make sure he was prepared for this challenging new school year. Beyond even his academic drive, Henoc consistently displays excellent manners. He is the first to offer to hold the door for his classmates, the first to offer to help the teacher and pick up a piece of paper off the floor without request. A great way to describe Henoc is to say that he is a perfect gentleman.
October Teacher of the Month
Lakeland Elementary Language Acquisition Specialist Kim Nguyen was named the Lewisville Chamber/Huffines Auto Dealership October Teacher of the Month. Nguyen has served Lakeland for more than six years, and in all those years, she has worked diligently to build positive relationships with her students and families. Her classroom is an encouraging learning environment – a place that allows students to grow, become independent learners, and feel comfortable taking risks. Principal Vanesa Asbun says she truly embodies a loving and caring teacher who always supports her students academically, emotionally, and socially.
October School of the Month
Lakeland Elementary was named the Lewisville Chamber/DATCU October School of the Month. Lakeland Elementary’s statement is “Work Hard, Have Fun and Make Difference,” and Lakeland Elementary Principal Vanesa Asbun believes that the school’s staff, families, and community truly reflect this. At Lakeland, students come first and the staff feels honored to be a part of their lives. The school takes great pride in the thriving experiences they are able to provide for the students and the staff. It’s their goal for all Lakeland Roadrunners to be ready and skilled to set a dream and achieve it. In addition, Lakeland has many clubs and organizations that provide opportunities for students to engage in learning of their choice beyond the classroom. According to Mrs. Asbun, “We work as a team and we know we are better together.”
|Teacher||Cindy Porter, Cosmetology Instructor|
|Student||Caylie Cummings, Senior|
|Teacher||Kim Nguyen, Language Acquisition Specialist|
|Student||Henoc Castelan, 5th Grade|
Lakeland Elementary is a Lewisville, Texas elementary school serving Kindergarten through 5th graders in the Lewisville Independent School District. Follow Lakeland on Facebook and Twitter to see more student experiences throughout the school year or visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the Lewisville ISD family.