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Ladera Elementary: Military-Connected Families

Ladera Elementary
Welcome to Ladera Elementary!
We proudly welcome all military families as they transition into our community and school district. We are here to support you and the family during transitions, deployment and relocation. Ladera has many family engagement opportunities, programs and clubs for your students to enjoy! Learn more about our Resolution for the Support of Military Children and Families here.
Campus-based military liaisons serve as the primary point of contact for military-connected students and their families throughout your journey with us. MVISD Campus Military Liaisons have specific duties and responsibilities to advocate, connect and support all military-connected families. Read more about their roles and responsibilities here.   
We want to make sure we answer your questions and direct you to the right place if you are in need of assistance. We also work alongside our Joint Base San Antonio School Liaison to help with connecting you to military resources and information. If you are in need of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can help answer questions and connect you to organizations and/or programs that will help your family.
Resources for military families are included on this page with additional information available at
           Ladera Counselors and Campus-Based Military Liaisons:
Betsy Barrera                                                        Karen Johnson
[email protected]                                      [email protected]  
830-931-2243 ext. 2719                                                   830-931-2243 ext. 2703
MVISD Military Family Night
MVISD will be hosting our annual
Military Family Night: 
Thursday, August 1, 2024
Mark your calendars: More details to come!
Ladera Family Links
Find information on attendance, child nutrition, registration, transportation, and more!
Ladera Family Links
                                                 MVISD Military-Connected Standards
Texas Interstate Compact
Interstate Compact
Useful Resources:
Community Resources - Find useful information on educational, financial and medical                                             
                                          resources in our community.
MVISD Military Resources
   Joint Base San Antonio 
Joint Base San Antonio is home to more than 200 mission partners across the three locations, JBSA-Fort Sam Houston, JBSA-Lackland and JBSA-Randolph. The 502nd Air Base Wing is the support wing that operates JBSA.
Region 20 Military Family Resources
Region 20 is one of 20 regional education service agencies within Texas that assist school districts in improving student performance and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of school operations. They assist by responding to the needs of partners by providing an array of programs and services in the areas of support, curriculum, instruction and assessment, health and safety, professional development, specialized services, and technology. 
MCEC supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve educational challenges associated with a military lifestyle.
MCEC SchoolQuest for Military Families
MCEC Podcast: It's About the Military Family
Feb Podcast

MCEC Podcast
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Empowering Women Through Sports
MCEC April Podcast Breaking Boundaries
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Spotlight on Military Child of the Year Recipients
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Navigating Change as a Military Child
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Spotlight on Military Child of the Year Recipients
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Grown-Up: One Military Child’s Journey
MCEC Weekly Podcast: A Journey Through Military Life and Leadership Lessons
MCEC Weekly Podcast: An Open Talk about PTSD and Mental Health
MCEC Weekly Podcast: School Liaisons: How We Can Help
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Preparing for Your PCS
MCEC Weekly Podcast: Embracing Uniqueness
MCEC Weekly Podcast: The Blueprint for School Mental Health Support
MCEC Weekly Podcast: MIC3: Real World Impact
Military-Connected Parent Webinars
Deployment Resources
Information on preparing for deployment, supporting children during deployment, and connecting to family services for every branch.
National Military Family Association
Supporting Military Children
Counseling Services
Family Counseling
Military One Source
Military One Source from the Department of Defense is your 24/7 gateway to trusted information, resources and confidential help. When military life happens, it is your “first line of support” — giving service members and military families tools to stay well and thrive.
Additional Resources
         Educational Resources
       Additional Resources
 Local Attractions
Ladera Celebrates and Recognizes Mentorship Programs
Amongst Our Military-Connected Staff and Our Military-Connected Students
Military Kids Club
Mentor Program, Lunch Bunch Groups, Community Service and More. . . .
23-24 Community Events at Ladera Elementary
Ladera Leaders Welcome New Students and Families to Campus!
Open House
Students and families feel welcome and are ready to learn
MVHS Air Force JROTC Trained our Safety Patrol Crew
A Special Veteran Visitor on Campus Assisted Safety Patrol at the End of the Day
MVISD Military Family Night
Honoring Our Military Veterans
Veteran's Day Parade
Veteran's Day Parade
Veteran's Day Parade
Supporting the Community for the Holidays
Students work together to give back to the community prior to the holiday season.
Winter Celebration
Students celebrated their many successes with a holiday gathering prior to Winter Break. 
It is never to early to be College, Career and Military Ready: Career Day!
Ladera welcomes service men and women to share their educational pathway and career choices with students in PreK - 5th grade classrooms.
Celebrating Read Across America!
Read Across America
Read Across America
Read Across America
Read Across America
Ladera's Gifted and Talented Showcase had a special project for
Military-Connected Families
GT Project: PTSD Awareness in Honor of Military-Connected Families
GT Showcase Honors Veterans with PTSD
GT Project Honors Military-Connected Families with a PTSD Awareness Project
Spring Picnic:
Bonding as a Military-Connected Community
Spring Picnic
Month of the Military Child Family Celebrations
Books with the Brave!
Scan the QR Code below to join us
Monday, April 15th by signing up to read a book to your child's class.
Purple Up for Military Kids!
A Special Guest Visit from CAMO:
CAMO is short for "Children Adapting to Military Operations." CAMO is a symbol of hope and a reminder that the journey of military life does not need to be done alone.
Books with the Brave!
Special April PTO Dedicated to Our
Military-Connected Families
Military-Connected Lunch Bunches
Students enjoy gathering to share experiences and create crafts.
Military-Dedicated Fiesta Float Parade
Recognizing Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Ladera Celebrates Military Spouse's Day and Recognizes the Contributions and Sacrifices Made by Military Spouses in Support of Our Troops
Field Day with Fierce Soldiers!
End of the Year Celebrations!
Summer Ready!
EOY Picnic
Weekly Lunch with our Heroes!
Volunteer Opportunities
Watch D.O.G.S. and M.O.M.S.
If you would like to make a positive impact at Ladera, consider becoming a volunteer and be a role model for all children on campus. Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S.) and Moms of Marvelous Students (M.O.M.S.) must complete a background check and a required training prior to signing up to spend a day with us on campus.
Ladera Elementary LOVES their Military Community!