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LEF Awards More Than 300 Scholarships

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is happy to announce the 2018 scholarship and fellowship LEF award winners. This year, LEF awards Lewisville ISD seniors with 319 scholarships totaling $212,750. LEF also awarded seven fellowships to LISD staff and teachers...

Tenth Annual LEF Golf Classic Declared a Hit

Tenth Annual LEF Golf Classic Declared a Hit Lewisville ISD Education Foundation Raises More than $70,000 for LISD   The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) partnered with Bright Wealth Management and The Lakes at Castle Hills to put on...

Lindsay Polyak Joins LEF

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is proud to announce an addition to its board of directors: Lindsay Polyak. A Florida native turned Texan, Lindsay has worked with small businesses nearly 20 years. Currently, she is a Business Performance Advisor...

Pelphrey to Represent Texas on NSFA Industry Leadership Council

LEF Executive Director Connie Pelphrey Selected to National School Foundation Association’s Industry Leadership Council   Connie Pelphrey, Executive Director of the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, has been selected for the National School Foundation Association’s Industry Leadership Council. Individuals selected...

Community Stalwart Mary Jacoby Joins LEF

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is proud to announce the addition of community stalwart and DATCU Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jacoby to the board of directors. Joining the board in December 2017, Mary has worked for DATCU Credit Union...

LEF Scholarship Application Now Open

LEF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN Encourage LISD Seniors to Apply LEWISVILLE – The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) opens the 2017-18 scholarship application process today at lisdef.com/scholarships. LEF invites all LISD seniors to apply before the application process closes...

First Ever Cross-Foundation Golf Event a Success

Jim Collin/Steve Allen Memorial Golf Event Raises More than $100,000   The Jim Collin/Steve Allen Memorial Golf Event, the first annual joint effort by the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) and the Denton Public School Foundation (DPSF), grossed over...

LISD Employee Support Continues to Grow

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is happy to announce that LISD employees continue to increase their support for students and teachers of Lewisville ISD. For the third consecutive year, the number of employees to support the LISD employee giving...

Sophia Ling Joins LEF

Sophia Ling joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in 2017 shortly after relocating to the area. After a lengthy career in accounting, Ling dove into volunteering in her community with time working at multiple non-profit organizations such as food...

Killough Legacy Built on Farmer Pride

DONATE FOR DOUG KILLOUGH   Farmer Pride… The Battle of the Axe… The LHS Wall of Fame… If you’re familiar with any of these traditions from Lewisville High School, you’re familiar with the legacy of Doug Killough. Killough came...

Yolanda Murray Joins LEF

Yolanda Murray joined the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation in 2017. She is a great asset to the community as LEF is just one of many organizations she serves which currently includes the LISD Council of PTAs Board, The Colony...

LEF Awards 2017 Scholarships and Fellowships

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is happy to announce the 2017 scholarship and fellowship LEF award winners. This year, LEF will award Lewisville ISD seniors with 292 scholarships totaling $187,205. At this year’s LEF Awards Ceremony, 241 scholarships were...

Witter Earns 2017 Ted Barnes Award

The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 winner of the Ted Barnes Award for Excellence in Education: Holly Witter of LHS Harmon. Witter, a ninth-grade English and Pre-AP English teacher, has taught in the LISD...

LEF Scholarship Application Now Open

LEF SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION NOW OPEN Encourage LISD Seniors to Apply LEWISVILLE – The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation (LEF) opens the 2016-17 scholarship application process today at lisdef.com. LEF invites all LISD seniors to apply before the application process closes...

Better Together: Employee Giving Raises $149,574

LEWISVILLE – The Lewisville Independent School District Education Foundation (LEF) is pleased to announce that the 2016 LISD Employee Giving Campaign was a resounding success, raising $149,574 across all campuses. That total represents an increase of $32,536 from 2015,...

2016 Evening for Education a Success

LEWISVILLE – The Lewisville Independent School District Education Foundation joined with restaurants throughout the community and the Hilton Garden Inn in Lewisville to put on an exceptional event Saturday, the Dr. Seuss-themed “Oh the Places We’ll Go” Evening for...

Marcus Physics Lights It Up!

Your support allowed LEF to fund Marcus High School Physics Teacher Karen Harper’s Grant, “Light It Up, Up, Up!” And light it up they did, thanks to you! The generosity of LEF supporters allowed the Physics students to utilize...

Lakeview Students Living Large With Leopard Pride

#WatchThisWednesday A special series showcasing the places YOUR donations go! It started as a plan to bring real life scenarios to the Academic Vocational Life Skills classroom at Lakeview Middle School. By the time the end-of-year evaluation was written,...

Eads Brings Full Circle Success To LEF Board

Years ago, LEF Board President Andy Eads began his education in LISD, attending Central Elementary. Today he oversees the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation’s 22-member Board of Directors, where he casts the vision necessary to fulfill the organization’s mission of...

Can You Hear Me Now? Bulldog Bytes Sure Can!

#WatchThisWednesday A special series showcasing the places YOUR donations go! Almost two years ago your generous support of the students and teachers of Lewisville ISD through your giving to LEF allowed us to award a grant to Briarhill Middle...

A Garden At College Street

#WatchThisWednesday A special series showcasing the places YOUR donations go! Last fall generous donors like YOU allowed LEF to award a Campus Excellence Grant to College Street Elementary School (CSE) for their project, “The Garden of Learning: Where Leaders...

Math Superstars Program ‘A Major Success’

#WatchThisWednesday A special series showcasing the places YOUR donations go! Last fall generous donors like YOU allowed LEF to award funds from the Jo Haney Special Education Grant and the LISD Employee Giving Fund to Prairie Trail Elementary School...

The Zoo Comes To YOU at SCE!

Some of the youngest students at Stewarts Creek Elementary (SCE) enjoyed an exciting pair of visits thanks to the generosity of LEF donors! The students, enrolled in LISD’s first “multi-age” program which combines students who would traditionally be in...

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Seeliger 2016 Winner of LHS Ted Barnes Award

LEF is pleased to announce Lewisville High School Harmon Social Studies teacher Wendy Seeliger as the 2016 winner of the Ted Barnes Award for Excellence in Education. “We are thrilled for Ms. Seeliger and her recognition for the Ted...

More Than A Memory, Barnes Left a Legacy

Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you’re here that then happens to live on. —Rasheed Ogunlaru Former Lewisville High School teacher and coach Ted Barnes was...

LEF Announces 2016 Fellowship Recipients

Congratulations to the 2016 LEF Fellowship recipients! LEF awards fellowships annually to LISD employees who are actively pursuing advanced degrees to propel their education career and better serve the students and stakeholders of LISD. Mariya Davis – 2016 Dr....

LEF Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to LISD’s 2016 graduates, many of whom applied for a scholarship through LEF! We’re excited to announce that 263 scholarships totaling $170,600 were presented to members of LISD’s 2016 graduating class! This is a new annual record! Click...

Liberty Science in Full Bloom

“The kids are loving their time outside! The garden and the students are flourishing!’ – Liberty Elementary School Principal Tim Greenwell Across Lewisville ISD, educators work to create interactive and hands-on learning opportunities. In elementary science, investigations – what...

LEF Grant Bears Fruit At Flower Mound Elementary

Last fall, thanks to YOUR generosity, LEF awarded Flower Mound Elementary Second-grade Teacher Lisa Holt a classroom grant to fund her project entitled, “Science, Inquiry and Aeroponics.” Now that spring is here, the project is beginning to bear fruit!...

Sarah Stone Swims to Success

Sarah Stone, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Marcus Swim and Dive Team Booster Club Kyle Tilley Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “When I remember getting this scholarship, I feel grateful...

Kyle Tilley’s Legacy One Of Action

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –maya angelou Kyle Tilley was a 26-year-old swim coach and substitute teacher in Lewisville ISD and a...

Lauren Taylor: Education Means Everything!

Lauren Taylor, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Lewisville High School, was awarded the Meredith M. Gregory Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “I no doubt feel honored to have been chosen to receive an academic gift so valuable in...

Catalina Carries Trainer Plan to K-State

Catalina Donnelly-Vasquez, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Woojae Leana Kim Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “It made me feel very privileged and honored,” Catalina said. “Because the award was in...

Woojae Leana Kim’s Light Shines On

They say the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long… Woojae Leana Kim seems to be the personification of that truism. Thirteen years doesn’t seem like enough time to accomplish more than the basics: walking, talking,...

Gaber Sets Big Goals in Nebraska

Madison Gaber, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Highland Village Women’s Club Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “When I think of getting the scholarship,” Gaber said. “I feel so grateful to have...

Faith Bell Starts Strong at Arkansas

Faith Bell, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Flower Mound High School, was awarded the Jo Haney Special Education Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “When I think about getting this scholarship I feel very proud,” Bell said. “I...

Bracker Has Plenty To Cheer About At OSU

Paulina Bracker, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Christa McAuliffe Elementary Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “When I think about how I was hand selected for a scholarship from LEF, I think...

Rustomji On Path To Success

Manijeh Rustomji, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Lewisville High School, was awarded the Lewisville Noon Rotary and Rick Neill Memorial Scholarships through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “Whenever I look back and remember the time I was awarded two...

Rick Neill Left Long Running Legacy

Rick Neill was the Head Track/Cross Country Coach at Lewisville High School from 1995 until cancer took him in 2000. Today, LEF administers the Rick Neill Memorial Scholarship, awarding it to a senior graduating from LHS with minimum 3.0...

Washington+LEF/Farmerette Scholarship = Success at SFA

Kendra Washington, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Lewisville High School, was awarded the LHS Farmerette Drill Team Excellence Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “I felt so proud of myself,” Washington said. “I didn’t think for a minute...

Propelled by Gratitude, Anderson Finds Success at Tech

Whitney Anderson, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Hebron High School, was awarded the Kristen Webb Memorial Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “Receiving the Kristen Webb Memorial Scholarship was truly an honor,” Anderson said. “Not only was I...

Kristen’s FIGHT

“She was beautiful inside and out.” That’s how a former teacher described Kristen Webb. Webb was a 2008 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School. In July of that year, Webb was preparing to study at the University of...

Sheffield Thrives At Texas A&M

Lauren Sheffield, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Hebron High School, was awarded the Hebron High School PTSA Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “Getting the scholarship from LEF/LISD makes me feel grateful and successful,” Sheffield said. “I am...

Castillo’s Future Full of Promise

Araceli Castillo, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Lewisville High School, was awarded the Doug Killough Honorary Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “In a way I felt special… Special because out of the pool of applicants that applied...

Killough Legacy Built on Farmer Pride

Farmer Pride… The Battle of the Axe… The LHS Wall of Fame… If you’re familiar with any of these traditions from Lewisville High School, you’re familiar with the legacy of Doug Killough. Killough came to LISD from Alabama in...

Evans’ Scholarship Part of Winning Playbook

Reggie Evans, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Hebron High School, was awarded the Hebron High School Football Booster Club Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “I feel honored and grateful to receive this scholarship because I know it’s...

Hampl Finds Good Chemistry With LEF Scholarship

Rachel Hampl, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus School, was awarded the Melanie Sanford Gillan Young Athenians Fund Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “The scholarship was a blessing.  I am very grateful to LEF and LISD,” Hampl...

TCHS Alumna Conrad Enjoys Baylor Life

Hannah Conrad, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s The Colony High School, was awarded the TCHS PTSA Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “Getting the scholarship from LEF made me feel like LISD truly cared about helping me obtain...

For Kessler, Scholarship+Soccer=Success

Kennedy Kessler, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School was awarded the BeLinda Nikkel Heritage Elementary Hawk Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “I was really excited to receive the scholarship,” Kessler said. “It definitely helped me...

Nikkel’s Legacy: Hawks Keep Soaring!

In 1995 a corporate transfer moved the Nikkel Family, BeLinda and her husband David and their daughters, from Oklahoma to Texas, causing Oklahoma to surrender an educator once named Oklahoma Science Teacher of the year. But Oklahoma’s loss was...

Special Tax-Free IRA Gifts

For those aged 70½ or older, it is once again possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. On December 18  Congress passed legislation retroactively extending the charitable IRA rollover for 2015 and makes this...

Marcus Tennis Serves Philanthropy

Marcus High School’s tennis team organized their annual “serv-a-thon,” in which 100 members of the MHS tennis program — from middle school students who are the future of the program, to the varsity and junior varsity teams — completed...

Carlie Spaulding: Engineering Her Way To Success

Carlie Spaulding, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Flower Mound High School was awarded the FMHS Rosettes Drill Team Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “I feel incredibly lucky and blessed when I think about getting the LEF scholarship,”...

Josue Perez Campos Designs Bright Future At Cornell

Josue Perez Campos, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Lewisville High School was awarded the Tom Cooper and Alan MacMorran Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “Having the opportunity to receive a LEF scholarship makes me feel relieved to...

Hisey Heads West With LEF Support

Erin Hisey, 2015 graduate of Lewisville ISD’s Marcus High School, was awarded the Chester Boyd Honorary Scholarship through LEF’s scholarship program last spring. “When I think about the scholarship I received last year, I remember all of the fun...

Chester Boyd’s Legacy

In 1937 a young man by the name of Chester Boyd began teaching in Texas. By 1942 Boyd brought his talents to Lewisville ISD, where he worked until 1975 as the Lewisville High School Vocational Agriculture teacher. Boyd spent...

LEF, AT&T Partner To Offer AVID Student Scholarships

LEF and AT&T Aspire recently joined forces to offer five scholarships, valued at $1,000 each, to LISD seniors in the 2016 AVID graduating class. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a sixth- through twelfth-grade system to prepare students in...

LEF, PTA Partnership Benefits LISD Seniors

LEF proudly partners with PTAs from across LISD as well as the LISD Council of PTAs to offer $20,000 in scholarships to students graduating from schools in LISD. Each year the Council provides 10 scholarships. LEF partners with the...

College Street Elementary is Growing Leaders

It was Henry Ford who was first quoted as saying, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.” But it was educators at College Street Elementary who chose to teach their students the merit of that...

LEF Awards $110,602 In Teacher Grants To LISD

Last spring, LISD educators wrote grant proposals in hopes that LEF would fund the great ideas they had for their classrooms. After the review committee allocated all available funds, there were still proposals left unfunded. So at the Fork...

LEF Supporters Honor LISD Educators

Twice each year we offer the chance to recognize LISD educators through your donation to LEF in the name of educators who Change Childrens’ Lives. We promise to award grants of $250 to the Lewisville ISD elementary, middle and...

Ethridge Students Make Music

Music students at Ethridge Elementary had a great opportunity – and a problem. Their music department was well-equipped with 12 Orff glockenspiels, small xylophone instruments that help students learn rhythm and tempo as well as other music concepts. But...

Bulldog Bytes Create Student Success

Thanks to your generous support, students at Briarhill Middle School are experiencing technology education in a new and exciting way. From the beginning of Lewisville ISD’s 1:x program, which aimed to provide students with the right device at the...

25th Anniversary Sponsors

Thanks to the generosity of donors and benefactors, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation presented more than 250 scholarships, valued at more than $150,000, to members of LISD’s class of 2015. Six LISD employees were also presented with fellowships to...

LEF Hosts 25th Anniversary Awards Night

Thanks to the generosity of donors and benefactors, the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation presented more than 250 scholarships, valued at more than $150,000, to members of LISD’s class of 2015. Six LISD employees were also presented with fellowships to...

Start Your Engines…

That instruction seems straightforward, but what if the engine isn’t in a vehicle? And what if the recipients of the instruction are Automotive Technology students in Brad Warren’s class at Lewisville ISD’s Career Center East? That makes the instruction...

Bridlewood Students Engage In Balanced Learning

Thanks to the Christine Nicole Smith Memorial Grant and LISD Employee Giving, Melissa Cary’s third-grade students at Bridlewood Elementary enjoy a flexible learning environment in which their brains are more fully engaged in every task. “Early in my career...

Lamar Library Delivers

The school library is iconic to the memory of one’s school days. Many people remember it fondly as the place they could find a book to transport them to another place or time, a place to find a book...

DJCC Students Engage With Local Business

“I’m not sure yet what I want to be when I grow up,” Hebron High School Senior and Dale Jackson Career Center Hospitality Student Skylar Nedd said. “But this certainly opens doors and gives me experience and hands-on knowledge...

LEF Named Best in Class

LEF received exciting news — perhaps the most exciting news in LEF history! In short, LEF comes out on top when measured against peers! The Lewisville ISD Education Foundation, as part of a nationwide survey by an independent firm,...

LHS Orchestra Students Have High Hopes

Last year LEF funded a grant written by Lewisville High School Orchestra Director Kevin Sluder. “Playing a string instrument can be very expensive, and that is just for the basic instrument/bow setup,” Sluder explained. “Making training and tuning items...

LEF Teams Up With FoF To Provide A Bright Future

What’s next? Parents, teachers and students wonder that each day. For many, the answer is simple: whatever comes next in a standard progression. What about students whose standards are different? Students in LISD’s Focus on the Future (FoF) program...

Cain Sczepanski Legacy Honors Special Educators

Preserving the memory of Cain Sczepanski, a Lewisville ISD student whose life touched all who knew him, while honoring LISD educators whose daily work changes children’s lives, is what the Cain Sczepanski Award of Excellence in Special Education aims...