- Coppell Independent School District
Lakeside Elementary Receives State Student Leadership Award
Lakeside Elementary School is a 2022 recipient of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) Student Leadership Award. This award was created to recognize outstanding Texas student leadership teams for their contributions to their school and communities. This is the sixth consecutive year that CISD has had an elementary school recognized for this distinction.
To receive this award, Lakeside Elementary had to submit an application and share at least two projects that reflected how their leadership team impacted their campus culture and served their community. According to Kindergarten Teacher Becca Conn, who serves as an adviser for the Lakeside Student Council, students focused on a service project each month for their school or the community. The Lakeside Student Council projects for the 2022-2023 school year included and will include:
- October: Planning Red Ribbon Week events on campus and helping with the school’s first spirit rally.
- November: Thankful Turkeys — raising about $350 for the Metrocrest Food Pantry to use for purchase of foods for Coppell families and those in surrounding areas over the holiday week. The Student Council also helped promote the book fair and assisted younger grades in filling out their wish lists by buddying up to help them shop.
- December: The Student Council held a Lions Club toy drive and helped with the end of first semester spirit rally.
- January/February: The council assisted Valentine Grams/Spirit Stick sales and Valentine deliveries to each homeroom, helped organize a staff appreciation for Valentine's Day including why we love our teachers, distributed treats in staff mailboxes and shout outs on Lakeside Live morning announcements, assisted with the PTO Carnival including helped with the cake walk game and promotion on school announcements and in morning car line.
- March: The Student Council helped with the third nine weeks spirit rally and assisted the PE teacher with the Jump Rope for Heart initiative.
- April: The Student Council helped with the Book fair including promotion and helping younger children shop, assisted with the Lakeside Stampede fun run, helped the PTO with car line promotions, announcements and poster making, helped organizing the "Hats and Helping Hands" initiative for donations to give to the Coppell girl who was injured by dogs she was sitting, which raised $1,200 in about four days.
- May: The council is assisting with Kindergarten Round-Up, helping with the final spirit rally of the year and will help lead "sneak peek" by escorting younger grade levels to the hallway where their new classrooms will be next fall.