I hope your school year is off to a great start! It was such a pleasure to visit some of our campuses on the first day and see students return to school. We’ve put together a video to show you some of the fun first-day moments from Aug. 9, and I hope you’ll take a look.
The year is off to a busy start, and these past few days have been truly transformative for our district. After months of hard work from our One Vision Task Force, last night the LISD Board of Trustees unanimously called for a bond election to be included on the Nov. 7 ballot. In addition to a bond election, our Board also took action to call for a Voter Approved Tax Rate Ratification Election, or VATRE, to be on the ballot. Watch my video below for more details.
In the coming weeks we will be sharing more information on both of these topics so that you have a good understanding of each of these election items and how they impact you when election day comes this fall. Until then, I want to remind you to make sure you are registered to vote before the October 10 registration deadline. Let’s head to the polls this fall and make our voices heard!
I want to give a huge shoutout to our LISD Safety and Security Department, who has worked diligently to create LISD’s Guardian Program. They have gone above-and- beyond to seek out retired law enforcement, former emergency response personnel, honorably discharged veterans and security personnel to fill these roles.
We are already achieving great things this school year, and I am so excited to see the momentum continue in the coming months. Let’s make it a great year!
In this video I cover last night's vote to call for a bond election and what comes next, updates to our Guardian Program and more. Need this in a different language? Read instructions for how to translate.
Sept. 1 | Student Early Release
Sept. 4 | Holiday
Sept. 8 | World Physical Therapy Day
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 | National Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 11 | Regular Board Meeting
Sept. 19 | National IT Professional Day
Sept. 26 | HR Professional Appreciation Day
Board Meeting Recap
The Board of Trustees met for the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Monday, August 14. Highlights include several student and staff recognitions, personnel appointments and an update from Dr. Rapp. Click HERE for the full recap.
Bond + VATRE 2023
At a special-called board meeting on August 16, the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to include a Bond Election and a Voter Approval Tax Rate Ratification Election (VATRE) on the November 7 ballot. Registered voters residing within Lewisville ISD boundaries will be asked to consider a total of seven propositions that would generate additional funding to support educational programs and conduct maintenance, repairs and renovations across the district. If voters approve all seven propositions, the total tax rate will be 10.6 cents lower than last year’s tax rate.
Lewisville ISD residents will vote on the propositions during Early Voting, October 23 – November 3, and on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7.
Visit lisdbond.com for more information.
Welcome Back, LISD!
We were so excited to welcome students back to campus for the 2023-24 school year! Watch the video below for a look at day one:
This year we are ushering in not only a new school year, but a new foundation for the district as we begin to implement LISD’s new long-range plan. With this new plan comes refreshed vision, mission and belief statements designed to move our district forward. Click HERE to learn more about the long-range plan and what it means for the students, staff and communities of LISD.
Saturn App Update
The Saturn App has recently gained national attention as students have returned to school this year. The social app is used by students to upload and share their school schedules, which can then be viewed and shared with other individuals across the app who sign up for their school. This type of content sharing can make students vulnerable to online predators.
LISD Technology has blocked the app on district devices, but it is likely student’s are using their personal devices to access the app. For more information, including some local and national concerns, visit our website.
Recognize SomeONE is live for the 2023-24 school year! This program gives our staff and community members the opportunity to highlight the exceptional work of our staff here at LISD.
Visit LISD.net/Recognize to highlight a staff member today!
Get Connected | LISD Mobile App
As a reminder, LISD families now have access to our new Lewisville ISD app. The app gives you access to grades, attendance, lunch menus, bus routes, emergency notifications…and more!
We are committed to building positive partnerships between staff and communities with clear communication. As the school year starts, we want to remind families of our LISD Communication Commitments. This month's commitment is: Be proactive! Establish communication with you student's teacher(s) early on.
Click here to view our district's Communication Flow.
NEW: The Lewisville Legacy
In Lewisville ISD, we offer several connection opportunities designed to bring us all closer together. These activities and events are a chance for you to engage with fellow parents, gain valuable insights into our district, and contribute to the collective growth of our students.
There are many opportunities to leave a legacy in Lewisville ISD by connecting and serving within our district. Visit our LISD Legacy webpage for more information on how to get involved.
LISD Key Communicators is a program that provides participants with a comprehensive overview and understanding of Lewisville ISD. This series of learning is designed to inform, engage, and empower you as a Key Communicator to advocate for LISD’s students and staff. Apply to become a Key Communicator and leave a legacy in LISD. Click HERE.
Join Your School's PTA
There are 59 local PTA chapters within LISD that partner with campuses to provide support to their students, staff and community members in various ways. This year, we are hoping to have 16,000 total PTA members across our schools. Membership is now open, and anyone interested in championing our schools can visit joinPTA.org to start the membership process.
Career & Technical Education Fall Community Night | Aug. 22 & Aug. 24
Thousands of Students Receive School Supplies at the LISD Back-to-School Fair
Earlier this month we welcomed families from across the district to participate in the 2023-24 LISD Back-to-School Fair. The fair is an annual event that provides thousands of LISD students with free backpacks, supplies and resources to start the school year. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for ensuring that all of our students start the school year off strong! PHOTOS
WATCH: LISD Hosts Staff Pep Rallies to Kick Off 2023-24 School Year
To welcome teachers back to campus, each of the five LISD high schools hosted pep rallies for their respective feeder patterns. Student performances, games and presentations set an energetic tone ahead of the first day of school. Superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp was able to speak to all of our staff members, sharing about the district’s goals for 2023-24 and beyond. Watch the video below to see more, and click HERE to view photos.
Wellington’s Dr. Isela Russell Named Region 11 Teacher of the Year
On Tuesday, August 1, Dr. Isela Russell, third-grade Spanish immersion teacher at Wellington Elementary, was named the 2023 Education Service Center (ESC) Region 11 Elementary Teacher of the Year during the organization’s annual awards banquet. The event, hosted by the ESC Region 11 and generously funded by the EECU credit union, recognizes all of the teachers of the year from school districts in the north Texas region. The Teacher of the Year Program, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Administrators, allows districts to submit one elementary and one secondary candidate to compete at the regional and state levels. Eighty-eight teachers, representing 46 school districts in Region 11, participated in this year’s competition. READ MORE
From the beginning, Lewisville Independent School District has committed to ensuring all students are confident, equipped with the knowledge and skills to thrive and adapt for their future. Visit Best Schools in Texas for more information about joining the LISD family. Need this update in a different language? Visit LISD.net/translate.