Lone Star Elementary School Principal Dr. Catherine Bartlett has announced that she will retire at the end of the 2021-22 school year.
Bartlett, who is in her 31st year in public education and 9th year as principal of Lone Star ES, will continue to serve in her role through the remainder of this school year.
“I am so proud of the accomplishments we achieved as a Lone Star ES family and am thankful for the life-long relationships I have been blessed with during my time as principal,” Bartlett said. “Our school community has the most amazing staff, students and families and I am grateful for the joy that each of them brought to my career in public education.”
Bartlett has served as principal of Lone Star ES for the last nine years. During her time as principal, Bartlett led Lone Star ES through the implementation of the Leader in Me campus transformation model, empowering students with the leadership skills to help them flourish. After only three years following the implementation of the program, Lone Star ES was recognized nationally as a Leader in Me Lighthouse School in January 2021 and continues to be a model campus throughout the region. Lone Star ES received an A-rating from the Texas Education Agency under Bartlett’s leadership. In 2012, Bartlett was named as the H-E-B Excellence in Education Elementary Principal of the Year.
Bartlett was also a key member of the MISD leadership team during the development of the Pathway to Premier Strategic Plan, which was adopted at the end of the 2020-21 school year.
“Dr. Bartlett’s servant leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence have served the Lone Star ES staff, students and families in ways that I am confident will continue long after her departure as principal,” Superintendent Dr. Heath Morrison said. “Though I am very excited for Dr. Bartlett and her family, this is a difficult farewell for Team Montgomery. I have such a deep appreciation for Dr. Bartlett’s leadership and contributions to Lone Star ES and Montgomery ISD.”
Lone Star fourth graders honored our Veterans with a patriotic performance led by our music teacher, Andrea Gauthier. During the program, cards created by students were passed out to Veterans during the Armed Forces Salute medley. Art teacher, Stacy Ritchie, transformed the entrance into a Wall of Honor as our guests made their way to their seats.
To our men and women in uniform, past and present, God Bless and Thank you.
The families of Lone Star Elementary have always rallied to support our campus, but they took it next level in order to help Dr. Bartlett win! This past Saturday night the MISD Education Foundation hosted it’s first community fundraiser, Together We Grow. At the end of the night, one campus principal would be awarded a $2000 grant, this would be determined by the campus Hustle team that sold the most tickets. In the weeks leading up to the event staff, parents and even the students worked relentlessly and creatively to sell Hustle tickets. Much to everyone’s surprise, at the end of the night the foundation awarded a secondary and a primary campus grant, Lone Star won! Dr. Bartlett will use that grant to purchase a book vending machine so that every student can benefit. Thank you to all of our wonderful families that helped make this possible.
It’s early enrollment time for Pre-K and Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year! Montgomery ISD offers high-quality Pre-Kindergarten academic programs taught by a certified teacher. Visit www.misd.org for more information on how to enroll!
Lake Conroe Area Republican Women had the difficult task of choosing only three winners from LSE for the “My American Hero” essay contest. Essays were heartfelt and inspiring, some students chose historical figures while others honored loved ones that served in the military or is a first responder. Congratulations to all the students that participated in this honorable tradition!
Dr. Bartlett & the 5th grade Ambassadors prepped for a Leader in Me Lighthouse tour. This group of students will share a few things that reinforce the 7 Habits such as leadership notebooks, art spotlights, grade level WIGs, (Wildly Important Goals) student job fair & so much more!
Mrs. Breckenridge and Ms. Ellis taught kindergartners that W is for wiggly worms when they discovered them in the learning garden!
It was an exciting week at Lone Star Elementary as we celebrated the 100th Day of School with a parade featuring our 1st graders. Kindergarten got in on the action the following day as they enjoyed festivities for the 101st Day of School. To conclude the busy week, Dr. Bartlett and Ms. Lout served up the LSE staff by hosting a tailgating party for all our 1st round draft picks!
Lone Star ES first graders headed to the garden on a chilly Tuesday morning, eager to see the peas, carrots, kale, lettuce, cabbage and radishes growing. Students learned about the life cycle, reproduction and how to properly plant and grow strawberries. While strawberry growing takes a little more planning and work than, say, cultivating lettuce or beans in the vegetable garden, the rewards are well worth the effort!