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Elections Only Weeks Away!

Every Year the Dallas Morning News sends out a questionnaire to all of those who have filed for office. If you follow the link you can compare candidates side by side. You can hear the candidates in person at the PTA Forums on April 21st at Bolin and April 28th at the Career Center East.

Click below to see information on this year’s slate of candidates!

LISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forums

Each year the LISD Council of PTAs hosts a public event for in order to get to know the candidates. This year there are two LISD Board of Trustee seats open, places 1 & 2. Not only do we want you to attend, we want you to help design the questions. Tell your friends!

Event: Tuesday, April 21, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Bolin Center (1565 W.  Main St., Lewisville)


Event: Tuesday, April 28, 2014, 6:30-8:00pm
Location: LISD Career Center East (2553 FM 544, Lewisville)


Place 1
    Kathy Duke
    Mary Smith
    Kronda Thimesch

Place 2
    Roger Myers
    Trisha Sheffield

We need your help to create a great list of questions for the candidates. Please spend some time thinking about what you need to know about these candidates to make an informed decision and then email your question to Legislative Rep Jenny Proznik.

Ideas to get you going - but what's important to you and your family?
  • What motivates you to want to become a board member?
  • What attributes are essential for successful school board members?
  • What do you see as the board’s roles and responsibilities?
  • What role does policy play/have in the functioning of the board?
  • Do you have sufficient time/energy to devote to this position?
  • How would you handle the requests, if approached, by an individual? Special interest groups?
  • What qualities, behaviors should board members exhibit?
  • What are the basic requirements for successful school boardsmanship?
  • What is your vision for education in this community?
  • Do you understand the role of the superintendent? Describe the superintendent’s role.
  • Do board members/the board have a role in the day-to-day operation of the district?Can you/should you support a board decision that you were not in favor of?
  • What do you see as the primary work of the board?
  • What kind of relationship should a district/the board have with its community? With its parents and families?
  • How can a board know if its goals are being accomplished and its policies carried out?
  • Who should set the rules governing board procedures, methods and behavior? Who should enforce them?
  • With one or two meetings a month, all school boards are limited in what they can do. How does/should the board decide what’s most important?
  • How can the board be accessible to your community?
  • How can you contribute to a successful board meeting?
  • What responsibilities do board members have regarding advocacy?
  • What do you think is expected of you as a board member?
  • Why are school boards necessary?
  • What are the leadership responsibilities of school board members?
  • What are the current challenges facing education/school boards?
  • What is the most important responsibility of a school board?
  • What is the public relations role of a school board?
  • Is membership on the board of education compatible with your present position?




LISD Rally Bus to Austin Postponed

   Texas is expecting SNOW early on Wednesday morning February 25. The Council has decided to postpone our trip to Austin. Safety is our first priority. We will look at the calendar and reschedule a day for us to go and speak to our representatives and perhaps with a few of those who sit on the Public Education and Appropriation Committees.
    Jenny has not deposited anyone’s check for the bus. Please let her know if you want her to hold on to it for the rescheduled trip, return it or shred it. Stay warm and Jenny will be in touch about an alternate day for LISD to “Rally at the Capital”.


Questions?  Email Jenny at


Let the Good Times Roll!

Bowling for Scholars was a huge success this year!  Over 115 bowlers of all ages comprising 25 teams raised $3000 for senior scholarships on Saturday, February 7, 2015.  The theme was Mardi Gras.

This fun, party atmosphere promoted a sense of comradery between friends and families, LISD administration and teachers, local PTAs, and clubs such as WATCHDOG Dads and Girl Scouts as they bowled in 2-hour sessions to raise funds for LISD PTA’s scholarship fund. Two scholarships will be awarded to two seniors at each of the five LISD high schools: Hebron HS, Flower Mound HS, Lewisville HS, Marcus HS, and The Colony HS. Bowling for Scholars is the LISD Council of PTAs’ only fundraiser.

  • Alley Cats, Marcus HS Alley Cats, Marcus HS
  • Bowling on the Bayou, Forest Vista ES Bowling on the Bayou, Forest Vista ES
  • Bowling Stones, McKamy MS Bowling Stones, McKamy MS
  • Bowling Stones, McKamy MS Bowling Stones, McKamy MS
  • De Hamm Bones, Highland Village ES De Hamm Bones, Highland Village ES
  • FMHS Bowling Team FMHS Bowling Team
  • Knight Bowling, McKamy MS Knight Bowling, McKamy MS
  • Knight Bowling, McKamy MS Knight Bowling, McKamy MS
  • Lady Bugs, Liberty ES Lady Bugs, Liberty ES
  • Lady Bugs, Liberty ES Lady Bugs, Liberty ES
  • Lady Liberties, Liberty ES Lady Liberties, Liberty ES
  • LES is More, Liberty ES LES is More, Liberty ES
  • LISD Board Super Heroes LISD Board Super Heroes
  • Mardi Gras Queens, Bluebonnet ES Mardi Gras Queens, Bluebonnet ES
  • Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES
  • Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES Party in the Gutter, Wellington ES
  • Sassy Pink Panthers, Shadow Ridge MS Sassy Pink Panthers, Shadow Ridge MS
  • Snow Queens, Liberty ES Snow Queens, Liberty ES
  • Spare Me, Arbor Creek MS Spare Me, Arbor Creek MS
  • Supergirls, Polser ES Supergirls, Polser ES
  • Supergirls, Polser ES Supergirls, Polser ES
  • Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers
  • Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers Team Shley, LISD Graduate Bowlers
  • The Alley Cats, LISD SEPTSA The Alley Cats, LISD SEPTSA
  • The Dragon Ladies, Castle Hills ES The Dragon Ladies, Castle Hills ES
  • Three Strikes and a Spare, Liberty ES Three Strikes and a Spare, Liberty ES
  • Watchdog Dads, Wellington ES Watchdog Dads, Wellington ES

Donning capes and spandex, the LISD School Board team of “Super Heroes” (Board members Angie Cox, Tracy Scott Miller, Trisha Sheffield and Interim “Super”-Intendent Dr. Kevin Rogers) won the Most Spirited Award. Other winning teams included Best Costume winners: “In the Zone…The Strike Zone” of FMHS Bowling Club, “The Lady Bugs” of Liberty Elementary School, and “De Hamm Bones” of Highland Village Elementary School as well as Best Team Name winners: “Party in the Gutter” of Wellington Elementary School, “Bowlin’ on the Bayou” of Forest Vista Elementary School, and “The E-port BOWLios” of Highland Village Elementary School.

Event organizer Renee Webb already has big plans for next year’s Bowling For Scholars event. “This event has enormous potential on two fronts. It’s a fun for groups, no matter your age or ability. Beyond that, it’s an investment in the future; an opportunity for all the LISD communities from Plano all the way to Argyle to unite and support the future of seniors at all of our high schools.” Next year’s Bowling For Scholars is scheduled for Feb. 6, 2016. Please contact Renee Webb at for more information.

Career Center East: Community Night

Jeff Wagley, Associate Principal at Career Center East is inviting you to Community Night at the Career Centers on Tuesday, February 10th, 5:30 -7:00. Everyone is invited students, parents, neighbors, family and friends. With High School registration fast approaching for the 2015-2016 School Year, there is no better time to check out Career Center East and Dale Jackson Career Center.

The LISD Career Centers offer over 35 courses. Students that attend the Career Centers gain valuable industry knowledge through classroom experiences and internship programs. Students attending the career centers have the opportunity to obtain industry certifications that prepare them for the workplace. The LISD Career Centers will help in achieving the highest levels of preparation to help students become college and career ready.

Get on the Bus for Rally Day!

school_bus_driving_lg_clrRide the bus to Austin on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 for Texas PTA Rally Day!

Departure time is 6:45am from Lewisville HS parking lot.  Return will be by 8pm, depending on traffic.  Further details will be emailed to you after you submit your payment.  Get all the details and register HERE.  Registration deadline is February 10!

Get Ready to Roll!

Bowling for Scholars is happening February 7!  Click on the registration form below to sign up.  For all the details including answers to questions you might have navigate to the Bowling for Scholars page.

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Who Will You Honor This Year?

Hi everyone,

It’s time to think about awarding your Lifetime and Extended Service awards.  You should form your Lifetime Membership Selection committee soon if you haven’t already.  This is usually is made up of your membership chair, who is the chair, and has either 3 or 5 members total.  Be sure to publicize through your newsletter, etc, that you are looking for nominees.

The criteria is simple.  You want to award someone for their service to children and youth.  It can be anyone..a parent, grandparent, teacher, admin, crossing guard, custodian, food service individuals, community member…the list goes on. Please give it some serious thought. Your standing rules will tell you how many people you can honor, although you can do less than that if you prefer.  They are invited to the Founder’s Day dinner courtesy of your PTA, so keep your budget in mind as well.  A guest for each recipient is sometimes covered as well.  Again, check your standing rules.  Also check to see if the PTA president and your principal are covered.  If they aren’t, and your PTA can afford it, I would suggest you cover them as well. If your budget is tight, try to honor at least one person, but it is okay if you aren’t able to. An Extended Service award is for 10 or more years of service. It’s nice to give the Lifetime first if they don’t already have it.

Also to keep in mind budget wise.  In order for your recipient’s name to be on the TXPTA list, you must purchase a certificate, which is $45 for a Lifetime membership award and $60 for an Extended Service.  There are also pins you can order that are optional.  If the budget is tight, you could just do the certificate, honor them in a ceremony at school and give them the option of attending the dinner at their own expense.

Here is the timeline:

  • November/December – Lifetime nominating committee should be formed
  • January 29th – Email names of honorees to Laurie at
  • February 5th – Deadline to RSVP and submit payment and meal selection ($30/person)
  • February 26th – Founders Day dinner at DFW Marriott

Please note that the price has increased to $30/person.  Please make budget amendments accordingly.

Invitations will be available at the January meeting. You must let Laurie know who your recipients are in order to receive them. I will send the meal choice form later.

I know it’s a lot of information but I want to make sure no one misses out.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Naseem Razvi
LISD Council of PTAs
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New Information on Environmental Awareness

Walk/Bike to school day recap and the Green Impact Challenge information – it’s starting soon!

Click here to check it out!