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Winter Break
Date: 12/22/2014
Winter Break
Date: 12/22/2014
Winter Break
Date: 12/23/2014
Winter Break
Date: 12/23/2014
Winter Break
Date: 12/24/2014

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Lewisville ISD Announces Interim Superintendent
At its Dec. 17 Special Board Meeting, the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. Kevin Rogers as Interim Superintendent as the Board searches for its new Superintendent of Schools. Rogers has served as the district’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) for the past four years.
Lewisville ISD Schools, Offices Closed for Winter Break - Dec. 22-Jan. 2
As a reminder, all Lewisville ISD (LISD) schools and offices will be closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2 for Winter Break.
Lewisville ISD's Winter Weather Procedures
As winter draws near, we want to take time to remind parents that Lewisville ISD (LISD) is constantly monitoring inclement weather situations. In the event of winter weather, we consider the safety of our 53,000+ students and more than 6,000 employees in our 127-square mile district when making decisions about school closures.
Season of Thanks
Calendar Options for 2015-2016

Calendar Options for 2015-2016 Give Input on the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar
LISD Board Holds First Superintendent Search Special Meeting
On Wednesday, Nov. 19, the Lewisville ISD (LISD) Board of Trustees held its first in a series of special meetings to discuss next steps in the superintendent search process. During this meeting, the Board formally accepted Superintendent Dr. Stephen F. Waddell’s letter of retirement, effective Jan. 31, 2015.
Lewisville ISD Announces Application Resources for Parents
Lewisville ISD (LISD) is excited to announce its new parent resource website for parents to access helpful student software programs and applications their students utilize daily to support their learning.
LISD Offering Community Flu Vaccinations
Five Clinics in December Open to Public
Garden Ridge Brains
Fourth graders discover their passions during genius hour. F. Scott Fitzgerald once said, “Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”

Fourth graders at Garden Ridge Elementary are getting the opportunity to explore what’s really on their mind thanks to the grade’s decision to implement Genius Hour – a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom.
LISD’s 1:X Initiative Receives International Recognition
Apple recently named Lewisville ISD’s (LISD) 1:X™ initiative as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2014-2016, a two-year designation. With a 30-year history of investing in creative approaches to education, Apple’s Distinguished Program award recipients are recognized internationally for setting the bar for high-quality, innovative education programs. Apple qualifies the award as non-competitive. LISD has researched past recipients of this award and there has been approximately three Texas Apple Distinguished Programs since 2007.
Lewisville ISD Graduate Profile Survey
Provide input for LISD's Graduate Profile
Superintendent Search Community Letter
As the Lewisville ISD Board of Trustees begins its national search for a new Superintendent of Schools, we would like to share with you our goals for this process. Our primary focus is to find the best candidate to serve our school district. Our children and staff deserve the very best. We know our community expects a quality educational program, and we will find the right person with values reflective of our community.
LISD Superintendent Letter to the Community - Nov. 10, 2014
Dear Lewisville ISD Community: It is with a sad heart that I announce my retirement effective January 31, 2015. I have had a great career beginning in 1980. I have loved every minute of it. I want to thank the administrators and boards that have given me the chance to serve their children: Splendora, Lancaster, Sunray, Tuloso-Midway, Birdville and Lewisville. It has been an honor to serve all of those districts. Read more...
UPDATE: LISD Announces 16th Annual Veterans Day Celebration
Due to the weather forecast for Tuesday morning, Nov. 11, LISD’s Public Veterans Day Celebration will be held indoors at Marcus High School, located at 5707 Morriss Road in Flower Mound (a map with directions is attached). The public event will still begin at 10:30 a.m. and reserved parking is available.

LISD’s Veterans Day Recognition Breakfast will still be held at Timber Creek Elementary (1900 Timber Creek Road, Flower Mound) at 9:30 a.m. A shuttle bus service will be provided from Timber Creek Elementary to MHS.

Veterans are asked to RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/Iy26Hk6U9Y or call 469.948.8152. For more information, contact LISD Communications at thomass@lisd.net.
5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Drug Abuse

</a><a href="http://lisd.net/community/5things.pdf">5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About Drug Abuse</a> In the spirit of Red Ribbon Week, Southern Denton County communities and businesses came together to provide a conversation starter to help families talk with their children about drug use. Learn the 5 top things parents need to know.
Lewisville ISD Oct. 17 Ebola Statement and FAQ
Thank You for Your Feedback
Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the parent letter we sent about the Ebola virus. We would like to assure you that Lewisville ISD is taking all directives from the Denton County Health Department and will continue to remain in close contact with the health agencies at the local, state and federal levels.
Updated Lewisville ISD Health Notice - Oct. 16, 2014
LISD Welcomes Back Educational Technologist Leader Alan November
Parents Invited to Participate in Free District “Parent University” Sessions Oct. 21
Update iPads to iOS 8 at Earliest Convenience
Dear LISD Parents,

Apple released iOS 8 for the iPad on Wednesday, Sept. 17. LISD’s Technology Department has tested the update and found no issues. They request that all students and staff upgrade their iPad to iOS 8.0.2 at their earliest convenience.
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