Back the Future with Texas PTA

 

Visit TXPTA.org to get all your Back the Future supplies now!

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Presidents: Order your Back-to-School Kit

Order your Back to School Kit today! http://pta.org/officialkit

Registration closes Sept. 1, 2014. Order now – don’t delay!

 

Environmental Awareness Year in Review

Take a look at this great video that shows many of our environmental events!

 

Relive Social Media Town Hall

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Social Media Town Hall 2014

Lewisville ISD (LISD) hosted its third annual online Social Media Town Hall May 15 on www.lisd.net. The event was moderated by Jolene DeVito Yarbrough, former on-air TV personality, LISD community member and parent.

Similar to the way LISD students are learning in the 21st century classroom today, the popular program allowed parents, students and community members to participate in an online, virtual question-and-answer forum via LISD social media platforms.

This year’s Town Hall showcased LISD’s 1:X initiative, project-based learning, and citizenship. Viewers heard directly from students, teachers, principals and LISD Superintendent Dr. Stephen F. Waddell, who answered questions live about the initiatives. In addition, two panelists joined the discussion: Phillip Bankhead, Chairman of Urban Land Institute of North Texas and the Senior Vice President/Senior Director for NorthMarq Capital; and Lynn Mortensen, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) advocate and volunteer, who, after spending 30 years in the aerospace and defense industry, is recently retired from the Raytheon Company where she was Vice President of Engineering. While at Raytheon, she held many positions within the company in program management, product development and engineering management.

LISD opened its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to receive questions from parents, students and community members about the initiatives, using the hashtag: #LISDTownHall14. Questions were also emailed prior to the event.

Congratulations to our Newest Board of Trustees Members

Congratulations to Kristi Hassett and Tracy Scott Miller on their newly elected terms to the LISD Board of Trustees.  We look forward to working with both of you!

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Thank you to outgoing trustees Carol Kyer and Mike McDaniel for your years of service to our district.

 

 

Accredited Online College Resource

With the rise of the internet, online education has become a more integral part of our higher education system. Top colleges and universities are now offering online options as part of their curriculum. Unfortunately, in the past when students have tried to research the opportunities that are out there for them, there hasn’t been a single place for them to go and find all of the reputable and accredited schools, which are really the only ones that matter.

Because of this, over the past few years the team at AccreditedOnlineColleges.org has dedicated themselves to researching, cataloging and publishing a database of every online program offered by an accredited college in the U.S. Their database includes not only a list of institutions and programs, but also in-depth information on each institution, including the specific accreditations that each institution has.

School districts and cities throughout Texas have recently cited this resource on their websites, enabling students, educators and their families to access our database. Examples include:

Here is a page on our site that might be of greatest interest toTexas students:

2014 Unofficial Election Results

DENTON COUNTY ELECTIONS — May 2014 Election — May 10, 2014 11:57 PM

Visit the Denton Country Portal for complete election results.

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Your LEF Donation Has Never Been Easier

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We have a unique opportunity this year as an option for your basket or donation for the LEF Gala in the fall.  LISD Council of PTAs board member Julie Foughty has organized a collection of memorabilia that will be perfect as auction items.  Here’s what you need to do:
  • Review the list. There are items of interest (including many that are signed) from professional sports including football, baseball, golf, basketball, boxing, wrestling and the Olympics as well as celebrity items.  Click here to download the list.
  • Decide which item you’d like to purchase and donate to the LEF Gala auction.
  • Contact Julie at juliefoughty@yahoo.com with the item you’d like to verify availability (first come first served).
  • Make out a check for the proper amount to LEF or Lewisville ISD Education Foundation.
  • Julie will make sure your item is delivered to the Gala.
Here are just a few examples of the items available:
  • Emmitt Smith Signed Dallas Cowboys Full Size Replica Helmet
  • Mike Ditka Autographed Navy Jersey (Bears)
  • Ivan Rodriguez  Autographed Baseball w/ “99 AL MVP” Inscription
  • Ted Williams signed FRAMED HALL OF FAME PLAQUE PHOTO
  • Reggie Jackson Autographed Baseball
  • Jack Nicklaus signed 8×10 Framed with club head
  • 1996 US Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Gymnastics Team Group Signed 8×10 Photo – Includes: Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow and Amanda Borden
  • EVEL KNIEVAL SIGNED POSTER
  • Star wars matted piece (signed by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford)
  • Kevin Costner signed For the Love of the Game poster

 Follow this link to the full list.  Act fast!  First come, first served.

NEW!! Officer & Chair Training This Weekend!

 

Prep for next year before the busy fall season.  If you’ve already elected your officers for the next school year and selected your chair positions, join us for training NOW!

Check out the Sign Up Genius link for the Leadership Training scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014.
Check in will start at 8:30 and we will provide a light Breakfast and an opportunity to network with other PTA Leaders prior to the start of the first session at 9:30.
The FLO cost of $8 is noted in the sign up form.
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Board of Trustees Candidate Forum Tuesday, April 22

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