2022-23 School Year
Donald and Garden Ridge Elementary Schools Named ASCA School of Excellence Winners
Congratulations to the Donald and Garden Ridge Elementary student councils on their 2023 American Student Council Association Student Council School of Excellence Awards! These councils were selected based on their submission of projects in the areas of community service, student leadership, citizenship, and school spirit that were completed during the 2022-2023 school year.
UIL State Track & Field Results
• Flower Mound High School Girls placed third in the team results with 39 points. Lewisville High School girls placed seventh with 24 points.
• Marcus High School's Emma Sralla won the 6A UIL State Championship in the discus with a throw of 184 feet, 0 inches. It was the second straight discus state championship for Sralla, who is committed to Stanford. Sralla also placed 6th in the shot put.
• MHS's Cam Canady placed seventh in the long jump (22-1.25).
• Flower Mound High School's Abigail Counts won gold and set three new state records in the wheel chair events. Counts won the shot put (19' 10.75"), 100m dash (18.68) and the 400m dash (1:05.34).
• FMHS's Samantha and Nicole Humphries finished second and third, respectively, in the 3,200-meter and 1,600-meter races to medal at the UIL 6A State Championships. The twins also competed in the 800m, with Nicole placing 5th and Samantha 6th.
• FMHS's Riley Ward placed second in the high jump (5-8.0) to earn a silver medal at the UIL 6A State Championships.
• Lewisville High School's Paislie Allen, Bre'Anna Harlin, Sydnee Wilson and Te'Anna Harlin placed third in the 4x100 and 4x200 relay with a time of 45.59 and 1:36.15.
• Hebron High School's Ritvika Kondakrindi placed second in the 100m wheelchair, fifth in the 400m and seventh in the shot put.
• The Colony High School's Olivia Molnar finished seventh in the 100m wheelchair, sixth in the 400m and fourth in the shot put.
TCHS Theatre Advanced to State
The Colony High School theatre was one of eight programs to advance to state in Round Rock on May 5 for their performance of The Lost Boy. TCHS theatre members were recognized individually for their performance in the state meet. Andrew Moats was named to the UIL All-Star Cast for his role as James Barrie while Abbie Henfin was selected as UIL Honorable Mention All-Star Cast for her role as Maureen O'Rourke. Full results here.
Hebron 9 Wins State in The Stock Market Game
Students at Hebron 9 participated in a year-long stock market challenge hosted by The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association and won first and second place in the event. Students participating in SIFMA Foundation’s Stock Market Game learn first-hand the value of long-term investing via an online educational program used by Dallas, TX area teachers to boost students’ math, economics, and personal finance knowledge, while also improving their test scores and instilling essential skills for financially independent futures. Read more here.
FMHS Student Places Third at UIL State Theatrical Design
Flower Mound High School's Sydney Tuffnell placed third in this year's UIL State Division II Theatrical Design for the Costume Design category. Full results here.
LHS Harmon Principal Rachel Flanders Named 2023 CISNT Educator of the Year
First-year LHS Harmon Principal Rachel Flanders was named the 2023 Communities in School North Texas Educator of the Year. Flanders has helped facilitate mentoring programs and CISNT’s new college/career readiness campaign week initiative. Ms. Flanders’ compassion and dedication to the students and community are both inspirational and undeniable. Watch her video here.
Donald & Polser Elementaries Receive STEM Certification Award
After a semester-long process of renewing their campus certifications, LISD STEM Academies at Donald and Polser Elementary schools have earned their final National Certificate for STEM Excellence distinction from the National Institute for STEM Education. NISE is not only an organization that recognizes STEM schools, but it also certifies teachers, campuses, and school districts in STEM teaching. Using a competency-based, academic coach-led learning platform, certified educators are challenged to produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates proficiencies across 15 STEM teacher actions. In addition to the teacher certifications, the campus leadership has come together to create a new commitment to improve and engage teachers and students in STEM. Both schools have received a flag and a banner to showcase their continued commitment to STEM education at their campuses.
LHS Business Professionals of America
Lewisville High School students Meghana Chinta and Paulina Chavez earned bronze in the Texas Business Professionals of America competition for their podcast production. To achieve this award, they submitted a three- to five-minute podcast and presentation, which ultimately qualified them for the national competition.
HHS Family, Career and Community Leaders of America
Hebron High School’s Eyesha Sadiq claimed gold for her job interview at the state Family, Career and Community Leaders of the America competition. She received an overall score of 96 out of 100, which is one of the highest scores ever awarded in the history of the event. To prepare for the competition, Eyesha researched job opportunities that she can successfully acquire today for her future career as a psychologist.
Four TECC West students competed in the state SkillsUSA competition. TECC West’s Information Technology and Cybersecurity program earned six superior ratings for their Computer Maintenance and Electronic Design job exhibits. TECC West’s Welding program brought home three individual first-place medals, seven chapter project first-place medals and one second-place medal. Out of 1,200 contest entries, TECC West welding students Jordan Bell, Nicholas Kelley, Stryker Eby and Ethan Robertson earned Overall Best of Show, a top award in the competition.
FMHS, HHS, LHS, MHS DECA Awards
Flower Mound, Hebron, Lewisville, and Marcus High School students altogether collected 30 first-place medals and 31 second-place medals in the Texas DECA’s 2023 State Career Development Conference. Overall, LISD had 18 students compete at the International DECA Competition. To prepare for these competitions, students spend months studying, completing practice exams, researching, writing, and developing presentation visuals.
FMHS Texas Association of Future Educators
Flower Mound High School students brought home top honors from the Texas Association of Future Educators annual state Teach Tomorrow Summit. FMHS received six gold seal awards in the portfolio category and one gold seal award in the chapter yearbook category. In addition, FMHS earned four national qualifications due to two judges’ choice awards and scholarships for Kinley Broeker’s Lesson Planning and Delivery entry and Taina Koga’s Exploring Education Administrative Careers entry; and first place award winners Katie Tuttle, Melissa Stahly and Brooke Dasher’s Interactive Bulletin Board entries.
Hebron High School students collected 17 first-place through 3rd-place medals and five top five percent placings in the Healthcare Issues Exam in the Texas HOSA’s 2023 State Leadership Conference. To prepare for the competition, students first compete in online testing and area competitions, spend months studying, completing practice exams, researching, writing, and developing presentation visuals.
FMHS, HHS, TECC-East Texas Technology Student Association
Flower Mound, Hebron, and TECC-East High School students altogether collected 17 first-place medals, two second-place medals and one third-place medal in the Texas Technology Student Association’s 2023 State Conference Competition. TSA is an organization that provides student members the opportunity to explore a wide variety of STEM education and career-interest areas.
LISD Scholastic Art & Writing
Lewisville ISD Fine Arts programs are known across the state and nation for excelling and achieving awards and earning sweepstakes performance ratings, and LISD students continued the tradition of excellence this school year in multiple competitions. In the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative students. This year the contest received more than 260,000 entries across the nation, of which only five percent received a Gold Key and nine percent received a Silver Key. LISD student artists and writers claimed 12 Gold Key and 15 Silver Key awards at the regional, multi-state level.
LISD Visual Arts Scholastic Event
10 LISD student artists earned awards in the Texas Art Education Association’s VASE competition. To earn these awards, a panel of jurors evaluates and rates each state entry to determine if the work demonstrates originality, technical expertise and more. Hebron 9th Grade Campus student Isabella Park earned a Gold Seal award, the highest honor one can earn in VASE. Her gold seal piece will be exhibited in a variety of venues across the state, culminating with the gold seal exhibition at the annual TAEA Fall Conference.
MHS Girls Soccer Wins 2023 6A UIL State Championship
Marcus High School girls soccer won the 2023 6A UIL State Championship by defeating Fort Bend Ridge Point 2-0 on Saturday, April 15. MHS was led by a pair of goals from Bella Campos, who was named the state championship game MVP. It's the second state championship for MHS girls soccer, who also won the title in 2005.
41 LISD Campuses Win CREST Counseling Award
We are proud to announce that 41 LISD schools that have received the Counselors Reinforcing Excellence for Students in Texas award for the 2022-23 school year. The award, otherwise known as CREST, is given to schools around the state with exemplary, comprehensive school counseling programs that are committed to improving the lives of students in the academic, career, and personal social domain. Click HERE to learn more about this recognition, and see the full list of winning campuses.
LHS Student Council Wins National Award
Lewisville High School student council has been recognized as a 2023 National Council of Excellence by the National Student Council (NatStuCo). A student council must meet a variety of criteria to earn the National Council of Excellence Award. In addition to basic requirements such as a written constitution, regular meetings and a democratic election process, the councils must have demonstrated successful sponsorship and participation in activities such as leadership development and service to the school and community.
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
Lewisville ISD has been named a recipient of the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
FMHS Wins UIL Robotics State Championships, MHS Claims Third
The Flower Mound High School Robotics Team was crowned UIL 6A State Champion on March 24. This year's competition, which took place in Belton, TX, saw 24 teams compete in a series of matches to determine the top team in Texas. FMHS came out on top, with Marcus High School claiming third place in the contest. The weekend continued as teams also competed in the First in Texas Tech Challenge State Championships, where FMHS qualified for the World Championships and longtime coach Ralph Szydlik won the prestigious Compass Award for leadership.
FMHS Teachers Receive Teacher of the Year Honors from Young Asian American League of Texas
The student members of Young Asian American League of Texas, an educational nonprofit based in North Texas founded last year, chose two FMHS teachers to be the first YAAL Teacher of the Year recipients. Dixie Westbrook, an AP environmental science teacher, and Russell Yeatts, an AP calculus teacher, were awarded during the first annual YAAL Teacher Appreciation Ceremony. Read more here.
FMHS Water Polo Coach Named THSCA Regional Coach of the Year
Tony Arbogast, head coach of the Flower Mound High School Water Polo programs, was named the Texas High School Coaches Association's Regional Coach of the Year for girls water polo. Arbogast coached the Lady Jags to an 18-3 record and an appearance in the UIL Regional Finals in the team's inaugural season.
Garden Ridge Elementary Recognized as Model Professional Learning Community at Work
Lewisville ISD’s Garden Elementary was recently recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. LISD and the recognized campus are among the 200 schools and districts in the US and Canada to receive this honor! To learn more, click HERE.
Texas PRIMA Risk Program Achievement Award
Congratulations to Lewisville ISD’s Safety and Security Department for winning the Risk Management Achievement Award for LISD’s Elementary Rover Patrol program. The Rover Patrol program provides uniformed officers in marked vehicles to monitor elementary campuses throughout the district.This award was presented by the Texas Public Risk Management Association. For more information on the award, click HERE.
Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The LISD Finance Department claimed this award which recognizes districts that have met the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability. This award was presented by The Government Finance Officers Association for our 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. For more information on the award, click HERE.
6A UIL Girls Cross Country State Championship
The Flower Mound High School Girls Cross Country program, coached by Andrew Cook, ran their way into the history books once again with their third-consecutive UIL State Championship. The Lady Jags swept the podium of the state meet, with twins Nicole and Samantha Humphries finishing first and second, respectively, and Alexandra Fox claiming the bronze medal.
6A UIL State Marching Band Contest
Congratulations to the Hebron High School, Flower Mound High School, and Marcus High School Bands for earning 2nd, 7th, and 9th place respectively at the 2022 6A UIL State Marching Band Contest held at the Alamodome in San Antonio Texas on Nov. 8.
Hebron HS – 2nd place, Silver Medalist; Program Title: ‘Odyssey FM’; Director of Bands: Andy Sealy; Assistant Directors: Travis Pruitt, Brook Alsaffar, Ben Koch, Chris Josey and Adam Davis; and Drum Majors: Suhani Rena, Kaitlin Lutz, Chan-hee Kim, Charlotte Kimball and Steven Solis-Welch
Flower Mound HS – 7th place; Program Title: ‘The Adventures of Superband’; Director of Bands: Brent Biskup; Assistant Directors: Jana Harvey, Kyle Ayoub, David Gronneberg, Ian Lewis and Taylor Davis; and Drum Majors: Kathir Seralaathan, Lindsay Kim, Hannah Merrill and Nicole Varghese
Marcus HS – 9th place; Program Title: ‘Pivot: Based on the Ryan Holiday Work 'The Obstacle is the Way'’; Director of Bands: Jeffrey D. Jones; Associate Directors: Kennan Wylie, Nick VandenBush, Cole Ousley and Anthony Martinez; and Drum Majors: Matthew Bailey, Trinity Beach, Patton Morgan and Tate Searcy
Hicks Elementary Teacher Wins ‘Teacher on the Rise’ Award
Hicks Elementary's Ms. Pasley earned the award, which was established by Market Street and Mrs Baird’s and is designed to recognize local teachers going above-and-beyond in their classrooms. Students and parents submit nominations to the Teachers on the Rise online form, and a judging committee selects the winning elementary, middle and high school teachers each month. The program began over 10 years ago, but was just brought to the DFW area in 2021. To learn more, click HERE.
Flower Mound Girls Water Polo, LISD Teams Shine in Inaugural UIL Season
The Flower Mound High School Girls Water Polo program advanced to the UIL Regional Finals in the sport's inaugural season under the UIL umbrella. Both the Marcus High School and Hebron High School Girls Water Polo teams advanced to the regional quarterfinals. The Marcus High School Boys Water Polo team also advanced to the UIL Regional Finals, with the Flower Mound High School boys team advancing to the regional quarterfinals.
Lakeview Middle School & Lillie J. Jackson ECC Recognized as Model Professional Learning Communities at Work
Lewisville ISD’s Lakeview Middle School and Lillie J. Jackson Early Childhood Center were recently recognized by Solution Tree for their sustained success in raising student achievement. The two school’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. LISD and the recognized campuses are two of 200 schools and districts in the US and Canada to receive this honor! To learn more, click HERE.
Kid Kraddick Show Awards Old Settlers Teacher in ‘Overachieving Teacher’ Program
Sarah Allen, a behavior intervention teacher at Old Settlers Elementary, was awarded $500 by the popular radio show for her work in creating the "Food Cart Friday" program on campus. To learn more, click HERE.
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