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LISD invites community to give input
LISD is inviting parents, teachers, principals and private school representatives within the district to help decide how portions of funds from four federal grant programs will be allotted for parental involvement activities, curriculum program activities and professional development, technology training and innovative program strategies. Participants can attend one of two meetings on May 3, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the LISD Administration Annex, 247 W. Main St. in Lewisville.

The following federal programs are administered by the Texas Education Agency:
Title I, Part A – improving basic programs operated by local education districts for low income students.
Title II, Part A – providing professional development for teachers, staff and administrators that is aligned with state content and student performance standards in core academic subjects; achieving class-size reduction and hiring/maintaining highly-qualified educators.
Title III, Part A – enhancing education for students who are English Language Learners.

For more information, contact Dr. Marcia De Avila at 469-948-8219.

Medication Disposal Day
The LISD Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Department will hold a Medication Disposal Day May 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the following campuses: Flower Mound High School, Hebron Valley Elementary, Lewisville High School, Marcus High School and The Colony High School.

Community members are invited to bring any expired or unused over-the-counter or prescription medications to be safely destroyed. For more information, call 469-948-8680 or visit www.lisd.net/choices.

Community invited to Earth Day celebration at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) will hold a special celebration in honor of the 40th Earth Day. Participants will enjoy bison tours, guided hikes, bird walks, children’s activities and tours of the Minor-Porter Log House. There will also be a 5K and 10K run, a demonstration of live birds of prey by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, opportunities to learn how to kayak and live music. Admission and parking is free. Since there are no parking opportunities at LLELA, shuttles will transport guests from parking at the Lewisville City Hall to the event site. For more information visit www.ias.unt.edu/llela, or to register for the 5K or 10K run, call 972-219-3560.

Greater Lewisville Special Education PTSA to hold resource fair
The Greater Lewisville Special Education PTSA will hold the annual Special Needs Activities and Resource Fair May 1 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Killough Lewisville High School – North. Service providers (including sports and activities), therapists, tutoring, respite, medical equipment companies, life planning companies, summer camps and government agencies will be on-hand to help special needs families. For more information, visit http://lisdseptsa.txpta.org/.

Community invited to Internet safety presentation
Forest Vista Elementary will host a multimedia Internet safety presentation for parents April 20 from 7 – 8:15 p.m. in the cafeteria. The presentation, titled “NetSmartz,” utilizes the latest statistics, online resources, videos and expert tips to help adults and children be safer online. Due to the content of the program, this event is for adults only. For more information, contact Michelle Barge at 972-724-0862 or by e-mail at michelle.barge@thebarges.com.

FMHS Theater Department to perform one-act play, ‘The Diviners’
The Flower Mound High School Theater Department will perform the one-act play “The Diviners,” April 20 at 7 p.m. in the Jack and Donna Clark Auditorium. The play recently advanced to the area level of competition of the 2010 UIL One-Act Play competition. Admission is free.

Marcus Marquettes to perform ‘Simply the Best’
The Marcus High School Marquettes will perform their spring show, titled “Simply the Best,” April 22 – 24 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Tickets for the April 22 show (general admission only) are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. General admission tickets for the April 23 – 24 show are $7 in advance and $9 at the door. All tickets can be purchased online at www.marcusdrillteam.com.

FMHS Choir to perform spring concert
The Flower Mound High School Jaguar Chorale will perform the Spring Choral Concert April 17 at 2 p.m. at the Lamb of God Lutheran Church, 1401 Cross Timbers Rd. in Flower Mound. In addition to the Chorale, there will be performances by FM Voices, Men’s Chamber Choir, Azure and Shades of Blue. Admission is free.

Fundraisers:
The Lewisville High School Orchestra will hold a fundraiser April 24 from 8 – 10 a.m. at Applebee’s restaurant in Lewisville. Tickets are $8 a person. To purchase tickets, contact Jean Ferguson at 972-315-8367 or by e-mail at ljeanferguson@tx.rr.com.

The Flower Mound High School jazz choirs, Shades of Blue and Azure, will hold a fundraiser April 24 from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. at Applebee’s restaurant in Highland Village. Tickets are $10 and include an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet while students sing.

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