The Stacey Student 2 Student group in Lackland ISD hosted a school-wide service project in November and December. The group sold wreaths at school and to their families, and then they attended the traditional wreath-laying ceremony honoring fallen troops at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The students and families learned that after laying the wreath it is important to stand back, say the person’s name, and give them a moment of silence. The student group placed 700 wreaths at the cemetery for this unforgettable occasion!
Lackland ISD Superintendent Colonel Burnie Roper retired from the Army in December after 35 years of military service. Lackland ISD JROTC led students and staff with a sendoff to his final weekend of service in celebration for his work and dedication to serving our country.
Dr. Roper began his education career in 1991 as a mathematics teacher, and he worked his way up to assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. He has spent fifteen of his twenty -eight years of service in public education at Lackland ISD. Dr. Roper is a role model and inspiration to the students that he serves.