Our spring semester is in full swing, and I don’t know about you but I am ready for the weather to shift accordingly. I want to thank you for your support and cooperation throughout our recent weather closures. I’ve included information below about how we plan to make up for those missed days using our built-in bad weather days, so keep reading for details.
In my video message to you below, I take a moment to reflect on this past year as I officially pass the one-year mark as Superintendent of LISD; I discuss how your support of our staff helps us keep LISD a destination district; and I touch on the important Legislative Session that began in January, and its impact on Texas public education.
I’m grateful for your partnership in the education of your child. My commitment since being named Superintendent one year ago has been to be in our community and on campuses celebrating, supporting, and honoring our students and staff.
Thank you for helping us make every day a great day for kids!
Feb. 17 - Student Early Release
Feb. 22 - School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Feb. 20 - School Holiday
March 3 - Maintenance Worker Appreciation Day
March 6-10 - School Social Worker Week
March 10 - Student Early Release
March 13-17 - Spring Break
Winter Weather Make Up Days
The bad weather days built into the academic calendar will be used to make up missed days. Details:
April 10 - Students and staff will report to campuses.
May 24 - Students and staff will attend school for the full day.
May 25 - Staff and students will report to campuses, and students will be released early according to normal campus early release hours.
TEA has approved our waivers, so no additional make-up days will be needed for the 2022-23 school year.
As I mentioned in my above video message, over the coming weeks and months I will be breaking down important information regarding LISD’s budget, where our revenue comes from and how funding from the state affects our district. First up, I'm explaining how LISD receives funding from local, state and federal sources. Read more to stay informed at LISD.net/unrapped.
For more details about LISD's finances, visit the financial transparency page on the website.
Board Meeting Recap
The Lewisville Independent School District Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 13. Highlights include the Pledge of Allegiance led by Old Settlers Elementary students, a proclamation by Carrollton Mayor Steve Babick, a recognition of the Creek Valley Middle School Honor Winds program and a Superintendent Update from Dr. Rapp. Read the recap here.
At Monday’s Board Meeting, the Board of Trustees submitted an Order of Election signifying that an election will be held on May 6 for places 6 and 7 on our board. Applications for a place on the ballot shall be filed by Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. The deadline to ensure you are registered to vote is April 6.
LISD Summer Day Camp is Hiring | Deadline Feb. 24
LISD is looking for enthusiastic individuals with a strong work ethic to apply to work for LISD’s Summer Day Camp program. This year is going to be “Out of this World,” so don’t miss out on the fun. The deadline to submit an application is Feb. 24 at 5 p.m. For more information, requirements and to apply, click here.
Snack Drive | March 4
LISD is hosting a snack drive on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. outside of TECC East and Marcus High School. Please bring healthy and individually-wrapped snacks such as fruit snacks, granola bars, crackers or other items that provide nutrients and promote growth.
Kindergarten Parent Information Sessions | March 6 and 30
It’s time for kindergarten! Early childhood programs will be hosting parent information sessions on March 6 and March 30 for families wanting more information about what to expect when their little learner starts kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Help us spread the word by sharing LISD.net/kindergarten. Families can now enroll at any time.
LISD Job Fair | March 25
Lewisville ISD is hosting an in-person job fair on Saturday, March 25. The event is an opportunity for applicants to meet campus principals and department heads. Participants are encouraged to view job openings and apply ahead of the job fair. For more information, visit LISD.net/jobfair.
Pre-K Enrollment | Begins April 11
LISD serves eligible four-year-old students in full-day, state-funded prekindergarten classes. Students must be 4 years old on/before September 1 of the school year for PreK enrollment and qualify by one or more of the criteria. Enrollment for the 2023-24 school begins April 11. Help us spread the word by sharing LISD.net/prek.
Communication Commitment of the Month
This month’s family commitment is: Families are always welcome as partners in education. Our promise and priority is to keep students safe -- when on campus please cooperate with safety protocols. READ MORE
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. Click here to see the Communication Flow for Families
2022-23 Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced
This week, Dr. Rapp surprised 10 incredible teachers with the exciting news that they were selected as LISD’s Teacher of the Year finalists. Click HERE to see photos of the surprises!
Visit LISD.net/awards to view the full list of campus teachers of the year, and stay tuned to our Facebook page to learn more about these finalists over the next few weeks. These individuals and many others will be honored at our LISD Awards Banquet on April 21. Congratulations to all of our finalists!
12th Annual Chin Festival Welcomes Community, Honors Culture
Since its inception in 2011, Lewisville ISD’s annual Chin Festival has provided the LISD community with an opportunity to be immersed in a unique cultural experience. This year’s student-led event was no different, treating the audience to selections of traditional Chin dance, song, fashion and food. Attendees included members of the LISD Board of Trustees, district administration, municipal government officials and hundreds more members of the community. Teachers and pastors from local Chin churches were recognized for their efforts in ensuring that the LISD Chin community continues to thrive. The event, now in its 12th iteration, is designed to honor the Chin students and families that call Lewisville and LISD home. In the early 2000s, the area became a haven for members of Chin State, a region of western Burma (Myanmar), seeking refuge from religious and racial persecution. READ MORE
Heart Hero: August French
August French, a kindergartener at Donald Elementary, was born with a heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which reduced his heart's capacity to function. August underwent two open heart surgeries by the time he was just three months old, and a third when he was three years old. August's story is a reminder that heart defects can affect anyone, and that the donations raised by the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge have a direct, positive impact on the lives of those in our community. You’re our Heart Hero, August!
Watch D.O.G.S. Become Superstars at Old Settlers
Old Settlers Elementary has gone to the D.O.G.S. Since 2019, the school has partnered with the national organization Watch D.O.G.S. – “Dads of Great Students” – to encourage dads (or uncles, grandfathers, etc.) to be more involved with the campus while providing positive male role models for students. While the program garnered attention when it was introduced, it has rocketed into the stratosphere during the 2022-23 school year. 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.