FM9 Teacher Amanda Killough to Travel on Global Expedition

Amanda Killough, a teacher at Flower Mound Ninth Grade Campus, has been selected as a Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow in recognition of her commitment to geographic education. She is one of 45 highly respected educators from the United States and Canada chosen to embark on global expeditions on board the Lindblad Expedition ships National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endeavour II, National Geographic Orion and National Geographic Quest. The trip is intended to enhance geographic knowledge with hands-on, field-based experiences that they will share with their classrooms.

Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department Hosts Annual July Fourth Festivities

The Double Oak Volunteer Fire Department will host the town’s Annual July Fourth Parade and Picnic beginning at 9:30 a.m. The patriotic parade will begin on Simmons Road to Cross Timbers Drive, ending at the John B. Wright Park at Town Hall. Participation in the parade is free and open to the public, so get those floats and decorations ready. The picnic will begin following the parade.

LISD Announces Three New Principals and New CTE Executive Director

Lewisville ISD recently announced the appointments of three new principals for the 2019-2020 school year: Chad Russell, Flower Mound High School; Beri Deister, Lakeview Middle School; and Christine Van Scoyoc, Flower Mound Elementary. Jason Cooper was appointed as the new Career and Technical Education Executive Director.

Flower Mound Police Department Launches Volunteer Citizen Camera Program

The Flower Mound Police Department recently created the Citizen Camera Program to partner with residents to locate potential video evidence that could be used in criminal investigations. Residents who would like to volunteer information about their home video surveillance system, such as a Ring doorbell, can fill out a form on Flower-Mound.com. If a crime occurs, officers and detectives will be able to search the CCP database to determine if there is surveillance footage to help with the investigation.

LLELA Nature Preserve Offers Fun Summer Adventures

The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is open in the summer from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and is offering a plethora of summer fun, including a Night Hike, Wilderness Survival Adventure Camp for Kids, Twilight Kayak Tour, Bird by Boat and Stars on the Prairie. For more information about each event, visit CityOfLewisville.com. LLELA comprises 2,000 acres of prairies, forests and wetlands managed as a wildlife preserve.

Lewisville Summer Musicals Kick Off July 5

The third season of Lewisville Summer Musicals will bring five musical plays and tributes to the Performance Hall of the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater each weekend in July and August. Season and single-show tickets are on sale now. The season will kick off July 5–6 with Red Skelton’s American Way. Other performances include All Shook Up, a Broadway musical comedy created around the songs of Elvis Presley; The Roy Orbison ExperienceThe Night the Music Died, a Buddy Holly tribute; and The Marvelous Wonderettes. For more information about each performance, visit CityOfLewisville.com.

Flower Mound High School Boys’ Soccer Team Honored

The Flower Mound High School boys’ soccer team recently was recognized during a Flower Mound Town Council meeting for bringing home the school’s first boys’ state soccer title in April. Way to go, Jags! 

Liberty Christian Baseball Wins TAPPS Division I Title Again

Liberty Christian Warriors brought home the TAPPS Division I State title for baseball May 15. The Warriors scored six runs in the top of the second, all with two outs, and rode that lead to an 8-5 victory over Houston St. Thomas while fans cheered on in Crosby. The win was particularly sweet for Liberty head coach Johnny Isom, who announced in March that he would be retiring after 15 years as coach to assume athletic director duties.  

Liberty Christian’s Fine Arts Celebrates 25 Years of Artist’s Garden

Liberty Christian’s Fine Arts Department partied “like it’s 1999” on April 27 at the annual Artist’s Garden production that began 25 years ago. Performances embodied the theme “I Love the ’90s” showcasing different aspects of the decade, from emotional monologues to upbeat dance numbers. 

“This night is one of our many during the year that we get to show off what we do best,” Fine Arts Director Misty Baptiste says. “Liberty Fine Arts continued to excel in competitions this year, as we celebrated the name of Liberty and our Lord wherever we went!”