Have you checked out the Texas PTA website lately? No, you should – it’s awesome!
LISD Council of PTAs cordially invites you
Back The Future PTA Rally
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Lewisville High School’s Leo C. Stuver auditorium.
The 2014-2015 School year is shaping up to be a big year for Texas PTA. With our combined passion for education, our LISD Community will be making a tremendous impact during this year’s Legislative Session!
Join as as we welcome Dr. Stephen Waddell, LISD Superintendent, who will share the State of the District. You will also have an opportunity to hear and speak to our local State Representatives.
As parents and community leaders, we play an important part in making Texas and our District a better place for children. Please forward this to your entire board and PTA members (and non Members!). We want to give them an opportunity to hear the State of our District as well as provide them the chance to speak to our elected officials.
We will have a Breakfast Networking Session from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and the Council meeting will begin promptly at 9:30. Chairs from different Committees will be on hand to answer questions regarding Programs for the 2014-2015 school year.
Thank you for your continued leadership and service! The students of LISD appreciate all that you do!
Click here to respond to the Evite and let us know by September 8th. We hope to see you there!
LISD Council of PTAs Board
Walk/Bike to school is Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Visit the Environmental Awareness page for tips on how to encourage your school to be environmentally conscientious and walk or bike to school.
Order your Back to School Kit today! http://pta.org/officialkit
Registration closes Sept. 1, 2014. Order now – don’t delay!
Take a look at this great video that shows many of our environmental events!
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.
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:
- City of Arlington http://arlingtontx.gov/links/index.html, listed us as “AccreditedOnlineColleges.Org/Texas”
- Floydada Independent School District http://www.floydadaisd.esc17.net/vnews/display.v/ART/4f9994f195ddb, listing us as “Accredited Online Colleges”
- University Ready http://ur.pisd.edu/, listing us as “Accredited Online Colleges in Texas”
- Idalou School District http://www.idalouisd.net/page/73441_3, listing us as “Accredited Online Colleges in Texas”