The LISD Education Foundation uses their funds to aid in the furtherance of students’ (more than 50,000 at present) and teachers’ worthy pursuits, and encompasses the communities within the Lewisville ISD. Each year the Foundation awards teacher grants and fellowships, excellence awards, program scholarships and senior scholarships.
Mirabeau Lamar succeeded Sam Houston as President of the Republic of Texas in 1838. He convinced the legislature to set aside 9 square miles of land in each county for the benefit of public schools. Since 2005 Lewisville Masonic Lodge No. 201 has been providing multiple $500 scholarships each year to graduating seniors of the 5 high schools of Lewisville ISD. This has been the primary mission of Texas Freemasons dating back to 1838.
The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world leader in the treatment of pediatric orthopedic conditions. They strive to improve the care of children worldwide through innovative research and teaching programs, and by training physicians from around the world.
TSRHC treats Texas children with orthopedic conditions, such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia.
The hospital was established in 1921 when a group of Texas Masons approached Dallas’ first orthopedic surgeon Dr. W. B. Carrell about caring for children with polio regardless of the family’s ability to pay. With the introduction of the Salk and Sabin vaccines in the mid-1950s, which virtually eradicated polio in the Western Hemisphere, TSRHC broadened its focus to other orthopedic conditions.
As a leading pediatric orthopedic center, the hospital has treated more than 200,000 children since its inception, with more than 40,000 clinic visits each year. The hospital takes a multidisciplinary approach to care, tailoring treatment to the individual needs of each child and family.
Admission is open to Texas children from birth up to 18 years of age. TSRHC, the only Scottish Rite hospital in the world, is not affiliated with the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call
(214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121.
Vista Academy is part of Responsive Education Solutions, the largest charter school system in Texas with thousands of students and more than 51 campuses across the state of Texas. We are public charter schools providing innovative educational choice to families and students, free of charge. Our elementary schools are focused on individual attention and focus. Our programs are academically successful and character-based, combining traditional curriculum and advanced learning techniques with emphasis on moral values and character development.
Vista Academy is accredited with the Texas Education Agency as a public elementary school designed to provide an effective, research-based education for our students. We are also accredited with AdvancED, the largest national accreditation agency.