Heart Association Congratulates Lewisville ISD
The Lewisville ISD Health Services Department was recognized recently by the American Heart Association for its fundraising efforts for the “Go Red for Women”
campaign, created to fight heart disease in women. Lewisville ISD nurses promote the
campaign year round by educating staff and students on their campuses.
“Our nurses do all kinds of creative projects to promote heart health,” Lewisville ISD
Director of Health Services Melanie Vincelette said. “It is really exciting what they accom-
plish each year.”
Lewisville ISD was cited as the top district in Texas in the “Go Red for Women” cam-
paign, raising a total of $28,139.11.
Education Awards Nominations Accepted through November 1
Know of an educator in Texas who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of students and the community? Submit the name of a teacher, school
district, early childhood facility, or school board for a 2016 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award. Prizes range from $5,000 to $100,000.
Nominations for the awards are being accepted online at www.heb.com/education
through November 1.
Nominees will be sent an invitation to complete an online application, which asks
for written responses about education philosophy, learning experiences, and insights on
key issues facing educators in Texas today. The deadline for applications is December 6.
In the School Board category, up to five public school boards may be recognized and
awarded $5,000 toward the districts they serve. Additionally, one or more school boards
may receive a special judge’s award totaling up to $25,000, which will be announced
during a recognition dinner and celebration in May 2016.
Last year, the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards gave out more than $800,000
in cash prizes, gift cards, and grants. Since its inception in 2002, the program has
awarded more than $8 million to Texas educators, schools, and districts.
Texas Rangers Honor
Legendary High School Coach
Former Fort Worth Dunbar High School basketball coach Robert Hughes was honored
August 25 by Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers. Hughes, who retired as the state’s all-time
winningest basketball coach with 1,333 wins,
threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Rangers’ game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Hughes coached the Dunbar Wildcats from
1973 to 2005. Hughes’ son, Robert Hughes Jr.,
currently coaches the Wildcats.
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Coaching Legend Robert Hughes
GCAASB Members Noted for
At the September 9 Gulf Coast Area Association of School Boards
(GCAASB) meeting in Houston,
GCAASB President Georgan Reitmeier
of Klein ISD recognized Hempstead
ISD Trustee Sharlonda Rutledge and
Anahuac ISD Trustee Chris Jircik for
their service not only to their students
and staff as school board members but
also their service to their communities through their roles with the Waller
County and Harris County Sheriff’s
Hempstead ISD Trustee Sharlonda Rutledge (at left) and Anahuac ISD Trustee
Chris Jircik (at right) are recognized
for their service by Gulf Coast Area
Association of School Boards President