TMEA All-State Roster
Lewisville ISD is proud to announce that 57 high school band, choir and orchestra students from across the district earned distinction as a 2021 Texas Music Educator Association (TMEA) All-State Musician.
Beginning each fall, more than 70,000 high school students across the state audition to advance through several stages to perform selected music for a panel of judges who rank each instrument or voice part.
These students have earned the highest honor available to high school musicians in the State of Texas. Their achievement represents the foundational music education programs and development through LISD elementary, middle, and high school settings. Congratulations!
TMEA Honors Performance
The Flower High School Wind Symphony was selected as the 2021 6A TMEA Honor Band. The FMHS Wind Symphony, under the direction of Brent Biskup and Jana Harvey, submitted recordings of the 2020 organization, which earned top honors by a state panel of adjudicators. As this year’s TMEA conference will be presented in a virtual format, the group prepared and pre-recorded its performance for the honor concert program. TMEA Convention registrants were able to view the recording during the virtual event in February. Congratulations, FMHS!
Tech Titans STEM Excellence Award
Tech Titans awarded Hebron High School teacher Mr. Gary Ryan with the STEM Excellence honor. This award recognizes teachers like Mr. Ryman who demonstrate creativity during these challenging times to inspire students to pursue STEM careers. He will be honored for his work of a Mars Rover Simulation lab using OLLIE robots which his students love.
UIL Spirit State Championships
Congratulations to Lewisville High School's Cheer and Bell Crew for earning 2nd place in the Coed Division at the 2021 UIL Spirit State Championships held at the Fort Wort Convention Center in Fort Worth Jan. 13-15.
Dale Hansen Scholar Athlete of the Week
Erin Bonehill, a senior softball player at Lewisville High School, was named one of Dale Hansen's The North Texas Buick Dealers Scholar Athlete of the Week. Her segment aired Jan. 17 on WFAA.
6A UIL State Marching Band Contest
Congratulations to the Hebron High School, Flower Mound High School, and Marcus High School Bands for earning 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place respectively at the 2020 6A UIL State Marching Band Contest held at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas on Dec. 15.
Hebron HS – 2nd place, Silver Medalist; Program Title: ‘La Suerte Azul’; Director of Bands: Andy Sealy; Associate Directors: Travis Pruitt, Zack Anderson, Zach Houston, Justin Sullivan; and Drum Majors: Delaney Dyer, Molly Hairel, Andie San Luis, Carolin Yoo
Flower Mound HS – 3rd place, Bronze Medalist; Program Title: ‘Pollock’; Director of Bands: Brent Biskup; Associate Directors: Jana Harvey, Kyle Ayoub, David Gronneberg; and Drum Majors: Hannah Bang, Joey Risberg, Mitchell Robinson, Kathir Seralaathan
Marcus HS – 4th place; Program Title: ‘The Power of Progress’; Director of Bands: Jeffrey D. Jones; Associate Directors: Kennan Wylie, Nick VandenBush, Logan Stalcup, John Leonard; and Drum Majors: Dina Bratanovic, Stella Bologna, Kenzie Knafelz
6A Cross Country State Championship
Flower Mound High School claimed the University Interscholastic League Class 6A girls cross country state championship on Nov 24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. It was the first girls cross country state title for the Lady Jags, who had posted top-5 finishes in each of the previous three years. The Lady Jags totaled 75 points to hold off runner-up Southlake Carroll (96) and The Woodlands (108) on the five-kilometer (3.1-mile) course. The FMHS team was compiled of Ally Buemi, Natalie Cook, Nicole Humphries, Virginia Knight, Samantha Humphries, Hannah McLaughlin and Miranda Vreeland. Cook, who is the daughter of head coach Andrew Cook, led the way with a time of 18 minutes, 5.94 seconds. Her time was good for seventh overall.
Sandy Hook Promise Start With Hello Week Awards
Lewisville ISD STEM Academy at Valley Ridge is one of eight schools selected for the Sandy Hook Promise Start With Hello Week Awards. Sandy Hook Promise, a leading youth violence prevention organization, launched the awards in tandem with “Start with Hello Week,” its national campaign to recognize school efforts to prevent bullying. To qualify for the award, Valley Ridge had to demonstrate active student leadership, creativity of expression, broad community reach, and concrete plans and commitment to continue the "Start with Hello" program. Valley Ridge received an award plaque, cash prize, and free admission to the Annual SAVE Summit to share its stories and activities with students from across the country.
American Student Council Association’s 2020 School of Excellence Award Winners
Congratulations to the 2020 American Student Council Association School of Excellence Award winners: Donald, Garden Ridge and Liberty (3 of 19 winners).
These councils were selected based on their submission of projects that their council completed during the 2019-2020 school year as well as their student council constitution and election procedures. Councils were also required to submit letters of recommendation from their School Principal and Student Council President. All winners are members of the American Student Council Association.
Texas Music Educators Association Distinguished Administrator
The Texas Music Educators Association has awarded The Colony High School Principal Dr. Tim Baxter with the honorable distinction as a TMEA Distinguished Administrator. Each year, TMEA recognizes upper-level school administrators across the state who have been instrumental in preserving quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.
National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Language
Annie Rivera, LISD World Languages & Spanish Immersion Administrator, has been named NADSFL District Supervisor of the Year.
Do you know of a student or staff member who received an award or accomplishment? If so, please contact LISD's Communications Department at email@example.com. *This page is updated on a monthly basis.*