Opera on the Go
A L.E.A.F. grant funded a Houston Grand Opera's 'Opera to Go' performance of Daniel and the Dreamcatcher at Huggins Elementary! The grant also included a Sunday Matinee performance for their 4th and 5th grade choir members at the Houston Grand Opera . What a great experience!
All Meyer Elementary students enjoyed the performance of Dennis Lee and the Funky Monkey Bunch, a nationally famous ventriloquist and children's speaker based in Dallas thanks to a L.E.A.F. grant. The artist, along with his puppets, presented the program "Banana Soup", which centers on the Six Pillars of Good Character with anti-bullying and anti-drug messages.
Take a Tour of Texas
Students from McNeill Elementary enjoyed their trip to the State Capitol and the LBJ Library. What a great way to learn about Texas History.
Loggerheads! Leatherbakcs and Ridleys Oh My!
Long Elementary fifth grade students recently attended the Texas A&M University Sea Camp in Galveston. This trip instilled an awareness of conservation of our Earth and an appreciation of how delicate living creatures are easily affected by our actions.
L.E.A.F. GIVES $217,537 TO LAMAR CISD
For the 13th year, the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.) delivered pre-holiday surprises that will eventually delight boys and girls around the district.
L.E.A.F. awarded a total of $217,537 November 15 to 111 grant winners. Since 2000, the foundation has given out $1,698,083 to teachers providing innovation in the classrooms.
“This is always my favorite day of the school year,” said L.E.A.F Executive Director Janice Knight. “The teachers are always so grateful and once the kids realize what types of things their teachers can now buy, it really creates some excitement.”