Lewisville ISD Parents,
The 2017-18 school year is off to a tremendous start thanks to our great students, parents, community members and staff! Even with more than 30 years of experience in Lewisville ISD, I still get excited when our students return from summer break. Thank you for entrusting us with the incredible responsibility of partnering with you to help your children thrive – both in school and in life.
October typically means Red Ribbon Week. In the past, this meant a variety of events, such as crazy dress up days, assemblies and PTA programs. The crazy dress up days are still coming at the end of the month, so start finding those crazy socks and camouflage shirts now!
But I want to tell you – in Lewisville ISD, Red Ribbon Week is much more than just crazy socks. This year, we are launching Red Ribbon Campaign. From lessons embedded in our daily curriculum, to car tag hangers with conversation starters for our elementary parents, to posters on display in our campuses and at local businesses, we are expanding our efforts to reach both students and parents with important information about not only drug prevention, but making positive choices in the face of difficult circumstances.
The goal is simple – we want to equip our students with the tools they need to enjoy healthy lives, both socially and emotionally. And we want to equip our parents with strategies to keep the conversation going with your children, because we know a strong parent-child relationship is the most significant protective factor that helps children thrive.
So while you are searching for those crazy socks and camo shirts, take the time to talk to your kids about what’s going on with them. Use the resources available on the LISD website – www.lisd.net/rrc – to find conversation starters and much more. Your children are surrounded by caring adults at home and at school, and we can help each one of them thrive.
Thank you for allowing us to be your partner in your children’s education, and for your continued support of Lewisville ISD.
Kevin Rogers, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Lewisville Independent School District