The RAPPort | Oct. 20, 2022
Fall is here and that means there are plenty of exciting things happening across our district. On Friday we’ll wrap up Homecoming season, and I have loved seeing our schools and communities come together throughout the last few months. That is what #OneLISD is all about!
We have quite a few updates for you in this issue of The Rapport, including several accolades for our students and staff. As always, I am blown away by their work. We’re also sharing a few important dates like the upcoming Election Day holiday and 2022-23 Graduation Information. Make sure you take a look!
Thank you as always for taking the time to read these emails and watch my monthly updates. As you know we value communication in this district, and we truly appreciate your partnership.
Have a great rest of the week, LISD Family!
Oct. | National Principal Appreciation Month
Oct. 27 | World Occupational Therapy Day
Nov. 7 - 11 | National School Psychology Week
Nov. 8 | Holiday (click HERE for LISD's election resources page)
Nov. 11 | Veterans Day
Nov. 14 | LISD Board Meeting
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Sheila P. Taylor | Place 3
Sheila P. Taylor was voted in as a member of the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees in 2022. Taylor and her family have lived in LISD since 2003. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jackson State University before earning a Master of Science in Accounting - Taxation from Purdue University - Global.
Sheila is a licensed CPA currently holds the role of Director of Tax at a cement and construction materials company. She also provides tax, accounting and consulting services in her own private practice. She has served LISD in many roles, sitting on multiple committees over the years and has been honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award.
Taylor is a three-time breast cancer survivor and founded a 501c3, Sock It To Cancer, in 2016. Sock It To Cancer provides comfort items to patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Learn more about Sheila P. Taylor and her commitment to the Lewisville ISD community by clicking HERE.
AROUND THE VILLE
2022-23 Homecoming Recap
We have had a blast celebrating homecoming at all of our high schools, concluding with FMHS' football game tonight. Visit any high school Facebook page for pictures of the festivities, and visit LISD.net for full recaps of the celebrations.
SAVE THE DATE
2023 Graduation Information
Lewisville ISD is proud to announce that it will once again partner with the University of North Texas to host 2023 commencement ceremonies for all five of the district’s high schools. LISD and UNT have a long history of successful graduations at the North Texas Coliseum. The Coliseum, often referred to as “The Super Pit,” has a seating capacity for 9,700 spectators. Beyond LISD graduations, the venue has also hosted distinguished speakers, performers and athletic events. CLICK HERE for the 2022-23 graduation schedule.
Stuff the Pantry Food Drive
Hunger hampers a student’s ability to learn, concentrate and perform well. The Stuff the Pantry Drive will help provide food for LISD families throughout the holiday season. Each LISD campus is encouraged to collect food from Oct. 24 - 28, 2022. Most needed items include pie filling, canned fruit/vegetables and yams, evaporated milk and instant potatoes. Contact Lewisville ISD Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Celebrating National Merit Scholarship Program & College Board National Recognition Program Recipients
Lewisville ISD is proud to announce and recognize:
- 60 high school seniors who have been named a National Merit Semifinalist in the 2023 competition.
- 140 high school seniors who have been named a National Merit Commended Student in the 2023 competition.
- 94 high school students who have been honored for their academic achievement by the College Board National Recognition Program.
Communication Commitment of the Month
We are committed to building positive partnerships between staff and communities with clear communication. Each month we'll be sharing corresponding Communication Commitments with both staff and families. To see the Communication Flow for Families, click HERE.
This month's family commitment is: Please allow 24 hours for teachers to acknowledge that they have received your communication. READ MORE
AROUND THE VILLE
Mark Cuban Visits LHS INCubator Class to Discuss Entrepreneurship
Lewisville High School’s INCubator course has been described as a version of the hit television show Shark Tank for young entrepreneurs. So what better way to give students entrepreneurial advice than to hear from a Shark himself – Mark Cuban.
Cuban visited LHS on Thursday morning and spent nearly two hours with students and staff of the INCubator class, talking about being an entrepreneur while giving advice and life lessons. READ MORE.
Life on the LPGA Tour With The Colony and Hebron HS
With the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in town, students at The Colony and Hebron High Schools got a day-in-the-life experience of what it’s like on Tour this week. The Ascendant LPGA Benefiting Volunteers of America is hosting its annual tournament that’s taking place Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 at Golf Clubs at The Tribute in The Colony. In partnership with Atmos Energy, 85 female student-athletes from The Colony High School made their way on Monday morning to The Tribute to learn about careers in professional sports and receive a golf clinic from LPGA professionals. READ MORE
Ethridge's Golden Ticket
Among the pantheon of storied children’s authors, the works of Roald Dahl stand tall as a, presumably, big and friendly giant. Dahl’s stories have touched the imaginations of kids and adults alike on the page and on the silver screen, and Ethridge librarian Stephanie Pierce is helping bring them to life for her students. To commemorate the author’s 106th birthday, Pierce shared selections of Dahl’s works with her students. At the same time, she introduced a surprise element courtesy of Willy Wonka himself. READ MORE
Kid Kraddick Show Awards Old Settlers Teach in 'Overachieving Teacher' Program
At Old Settlers, Friday’s are made even better with food. Sarah Allen, a Behavior Intervention Teacher, started the 'Food Cart Friday' program for students in her Behavior Intervention Class (BIC) to learn the fundamentals of cooking in their very own classroom. And even better, learn how to share this food with others. When Mrs. Allen heard of the 'Overachieving Teacher' program from "The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show", a popular morning show based right here in Dallas, she knew she had to enter. The program awarded eight teachers $500 for different classroom needs. READ MORE
From the beginning, Lewisville Independent School District has committed to ensuring all students have the resources they need and want to ultimately thrive in a future they create. Visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the LISD family. Need this update in a different language? Visit LISD.net/translate.