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LAVACA MIDDLE SCHOOL RECEIVES $5,000 GRANT
Lowe’s Donates Money for a Greenhouse Project
We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded Lavaca Middle School received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for a greenhouse to enrich student learning and increase community involvement. The greenhouse will enhance project-based learning and foster the importance of sustainable agriculture while helping their peers and community members to become healthier. The project allows for a cross-curricular method of teaching connecting all subject areas. Lavaca Middle School Principal, Kenny Holland stated, “Our students and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank our friends at Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project.”
The Arkansas School Recognition Program provides financial awards to public schools that experience high student performance and high student academic growth, which includes high school graduation rate comparisons for secondary schools. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is pleased to announce funds have been made available for this recognition program.
LHS is being awarded $12,100 for being in the top 6%-10% for growth in the area of Graduation Rate.
Funds must be used for the following purposes: nonrecurring bonuses to the faculty and staff; nonrecurring expenditures for educational equipment or materials to assist in maintaining and improving student performance; or temporary personnel for the school to assist in maintaining and improving student performance. A committee made up of the principal, a teacher elected by the faculty, and a parent representative selected by the local Parent Teacher Association or some other local parental involvement group shall determine how the funds will be used.
A proposal for the performance-based funding will be submitted to the ADE Monday, January 16 based on the committee recommendation. The committee members are Felicia Owen, Principal; Becky Turney, Teacher; and Amy Green, Parent.
The Lavaca Public School District is now taking nominations for The Lavaca Schools Hall of Honor. The Lavaca Schools Hall of Honor recognizes those persons whose contributions, accomplishments, or service to the students, schools, district and/or community of Lavaca have exceeded customary expectations. The Hall of Honor recognizes achievement (contributions or accomplishments) of an exceptional nature in any field, vocational or voluntary, which benefits the students and schools of Lavaca in their endeavors. Nomination Form
Lavaca Public Schools participates in the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015. Any parent residing outside the Lavaca School District who desires to send their child to the Lavaca Schools beginning with the 2017-2018 school year may obtain an application in the superintendent’s office at 203 Fir Street, Lavaca, AR 72941. The application must be postmarked no later than May 1 of the year in which the pupil would begin the fall semester at the nonresident district.
Parents are encouraged to have the application submitted as soon as possible as the new School Choice Law has a 3% cap limitation on the number of applications that can be accepted.
Applications do not have to be resubmitted for any students currently attending Lavaca Schools under the School Choice Act. This notice is prepared in accordance with the Arkansas Public School Choice Act 560 of 2015.
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