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LISD receives preliminary STAAR results
Lewisville ISD recently received preliminary results of the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test, which was administered in the spring.
LISD approves salary increases, first-grade report card changes
The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees on Monday approved salary increases for all eligible employees for the 2013-14 school year.
Council to vote on Stage 2 water conservation
For the first time, Lewisville could move into Stage 2 water conservation beginning July 1.
Lewisville residents to appear on game show
It all began with a phone call and before he knew it, one Lewisville resident was appearing on one of the longest-running game shows with his fiancé.
Bookmobile brings reading to the streets
A group of Lewisville ISD teachers is trying to make reading more accessible to residents during the summer months.
Governor signs law to reduce EOC exams
Gov. Rick Perry signed House Bill 5 into law Monday, giving teachers and students the break from standardized tests they had been asking for.
May 27 motorcycle crash being probed by Carrollton police
A motorcycle accident on May 27 that killed a Lewisville man on Hebron Parkway in Carrollton is still being investigated by Carrollton police.
Highland Village Elementary announces 'A' honor roll
Events coming up in the Lewisville area
Medal of Valor awards presented to three officers
Education notes for Lewisville area
SMU announces May 2013 graduates
Watch DOG keeps eye on home half a world away
Southridge Elementary enjoys the presence of active dad volunteers through the Watch DOGS program, a father-involvement initiative started by the National Center for Fathering, which organizes fathers and father figures to provide positive male role models for students and enhance school security. It's an opportunity for Southridge to involve the diverse community, staff and students to use their strengths, resources and talents to provide engaging, innovative experiences for all learners.
Rockbrook students challenged to impact others
Fifth-grade students at Rockbrook Elementary led by Gifted and Talented (GT) facilitator Kim Bain recently completed a project-based learning (PBL) independent study project, in which they answered the essential question, "How can I design an independent study that is challenging and meaningful to me and will make a difference in another person's life?"
Rotary names student of the month
Victoria Bartlett, the daughter of Jeffrey and Allison Barlett, is Lewisville Rotary's student of the month for May 2013. She entered the LISD system in third grade at Degan Elementary and attended Huffines Middle School and LHS Killough before moving to the LHS Main campus. Bartlett has been a member of the band for four years and currently holds the position of cymbal captain. She is also a member of the following clubs: German Club member for three years and has held the positions of secretary, vice president and is the current club president; Delta Epsilon (German National Honor Society) member for the past two years and currently serves as vice president; and a National Honor Society member for the past three years.
LISD hosts learning leaders from across North Texas
Lewisville ISD put classrooms on display April 30 when campus leaders and classroom educators met to tour the innovative classrooms and share best practices, as part of the North Texas Regional Consortium - a branch of the Texas High Performing Schools Consortium formed after passage of S.B. 1557and the Visioning Document.
LJEEC helps MHS students put teaching puzzle pieces together
When working on a puzzle, one is intended to put together the pieces in a logical way in order to come up with the desired solution. Marcus High School (MHS) child development students recently had the opportunity to see the pieces of early childhood education fall into place during a trip to Lewisville ISD's Lillie Jackson Early Education Center (LJEEC).
What happens when speech and debate students decide to spread kindness on a high school campus? That's what students in Sally Squibb's speech and debate classes at Lewisville High School (LHS) wanted to know when they recently embarked on a clothespin experiment.
Students enjoy unique field day
It wasn't a traditional field day at College Street and Rockbrook Elementary Schools when physical education (PE) teachers and principals from both schools created the first-ever "Strategic Design Field Day" at Lewisville High School's Goldsmith Stadium.
Black Hawk visits middle school
Students in Liz Marlin's Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) classes at Durham Middle School were visited by retired U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter pilot, Chief Warrant Officer Elizabeth McCormick.
Degan, Parkway share 'Egg-cellent' project
First-grade students in Megan Farrell's class at Degan Elementary collaborated via video chat with kindergarten students in Katie Hruskocy's class at Parkway Elementary on a lesson about life cycles, allowing them to engage through the use of technological tools to access, create and share content as well as collaborate with other learners.
Creekside teachers design e-portfolio system
Teachers at Creekside Elementary School participated in teacher-led professional learning communities (PLCs) this year, in which they worked to develop and implement meaningful, varied assessments that inform and inspire students and educators for continuous improvement and growth in a way that transforms learning and teaching.
Salary increases proposed for LISD budget
The Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees got its first look at the 2013-14 budget during a work session Tuesday, and board members were pleased that the district is financially sound enough to propose salary increases this year.
Residents turn out for big ideas workshop
On Tuesday, residents voiced their opinion on what Lewisville should look like in the future.
Drivers to get relief from pump
Drivers feeling the pinch at the pump will receive a much-needed break during the annual dump the pump event.
Burgess announces service academy appointees
At a recent town hall meeting, Rep. Michael C. Burgess, recognized those students residing in the 26th district of Texas who have accepted appointments to the United States Service Academies. Later this summer, they will be entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY and the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO.
Police investigate bank robbery
The Lewisville Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a person who robbed the Bank of the West at 329 West Main Street Friday.
Fun in the sun: Nonprofit hosts Summerfest
The beginning of summer brings to mind school-free days, pool parties, taking advantage of nearby lakes, and one nonprofit is kicking the season off with a lakeside festival to boot.
Lewisville to host 'Big Ideas Workshop'
In less than 15 years, Lewisville will turn 100, and officials want to know what residents think their city should look like by that time.
Xtreme Response Camp registration now open
For teens who have ever wondered what it would be like to fight a fire or work a crime scene, a local camp will put participants in situations only first responders see.
Battle of the Badge Tournament moves to Railroad Park
First responders will trade their badges for bats during the annual Battle of the Badge Softball Tournament.
Officers investigate road rage incident
On Sunday at approximately 3:00 a.m., Officers O'Hare and Bender were dispatched to an "aggravated assault in progress" call in the 1200 block of North I-35. Officers were told that the driver of a white SUV had fired a shot at the complainant's vehicle. This incident began as the driver of the SUV and the victim were driving south on Interstate 35E into Lewisville.
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