Happy summer! I hope you’re enjoying extra time with your loved ones during this summer break. It was such a privilege to celebrate the Class of 2023 at graduations with so many of you. We are so proud of each of our graduates!
In this newsletter we’ve put together a few summer resources for families. Keep reading to find information on summer camps, meal resources, device repair, our Back-to-School Fair and more. We’re also enrolling for the 2023-24 school year, and we hope you’ll help us spread the word to any future LISD families.
Speaking of spreading the word, I want to provide an update on the most recent legislative session. As you know, our district has been vocal about the need for an increase to the Basic Allotment because it is the main way public schools are funded. Unfortunately, the 88th Legislative Session ended with no increase to the Basic Allotment.
I shared an update with the Board of Trustees at Monday night’s meeting about the outcomes of the Legislative session, which you can read more about below. Advocating for Texas public schools is more important than ever, and we pledge to keep our LISD community informed on our legislative priorities and advocacy efforts moving forward.
We are so excited about the progress of our One Vision Task Force, who is hard at work considering projects and needs across our district for a possible bond referendum. Keep reading for an update from their most recent meeting, and remember to subscribe to our Bond Updates newsletter so you can read their updates directly from your inbox.
Enjoy your break, and thank you for your continued support of LISD!
Board Meeting Recap
The Board of Trustees met for the regularly scheduled Board Meeting on Monday, June 12. Highlights include several student and staff recognitions and a legislative update from Dr. Rapp. Click HERE for the full recap.
We know that advocating is a marathon, not a sprint. We are so proud of the 3,500 letters submitted to our legislators by our LISD community, but as you can see, our work is not over. Continue to stay informed about our priorities, and the results of our efforts, by visiting LISD.net/Legislative.
Community Connections | July 25
We’re looking for for-profit and nonprofit business partners to participate in this year’s Community Connections Event on Tuesday, July 25 at Lewisville High School. The event is an opportunity for new professional staff members to get connected with their community. Partners will be able to interact with and hand out materials at their individual tables during the event. Visit LISD.net/CommunityConnections to sign up and learn more about the event.
Back-to-School Fair | Aug. 5
Lewisville ISD’s Back-to-School Fair is an annual event that provides more than 6,000 students in need with free backpacks, supplies and resources to start the school year. This year, the fair is set for Saturday, Aug. 5 at Lewisville High School (1098 W. Main Street, Lewisville). For every $25 raised, a student in need will get a backpack filled with supplies to start the new school year. Learn more at LISD.net/btsf or donate online HERE.
Enroll for 2023-24 School Year
Enrollment is happening now! Families new to LISD can enroll their students for the 2023-24 school year anytime this summer. From now through July 13 (excluding Fridays), district personnel will be available to assist families in enrolling students while campuses are closed. Visit the Lewisville ISD Welcome Center in person or call 972-350-2899 for support. For more information, visit LISD.net/Enroll.
LISD is committed to providing support for our students, even when schools are out on break. Visit LISD.net/BreakResources for resources (like food, medical, mental health, etc.) through our community partners.
Device Repair Information
Extended School Day is Hiring!
At their most recent meeting the group discussed technology needs throughout the district, tax compression across the state, and more. “The more we can pour into this bond, the better for our students and for our community,” said Task Force member Nina Samuel. See more from their meeting HERE.
Stay up to date with the One Vision Task Force and their progress by visiting LISD.net/OneVision to see meeting takeaways, video recaps and more. Subscribe to get Bond updates in your own inbox at LISD.net/Bonds.
Join Your Local PTA!
Parent-teacher associations allow families and community members to get involved with their local schools by planning events, supporting teachers and raising funds for campus-related needs. Now is the perfect time to join your school’s PTA by clicking HERE. Looking for more ways to get involved? Visit LISD.net/Volunteer.
Get Connected | LISD 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!
Tech Tidbit | Your Feedback Matters
FMHS Jaguar Baseball Wins State Championship
Monster Masterpieces at Prairie Trail ES & Marcus HS
Prairie Trail ES and Marcus HS students aren’t scared of monsters. In fact, they worked together to bring monsters to life! Earlier this school year, Prairie Trail art teacher Katrina Bartel gave an assignment to her first grade students - “to draw monsters of all shapes, sizes, and silliness.” Her students did just that, using colors and shapes to bring their imaginary creatures to life. SEE PHOTOS
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.