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The Fluor Foundation donated $20,000 to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation to underwrite science, technology engineering and math (STEM) programs.
“The demand for STEM talent is growing faster than ever before,” said Tim Palmore Senior Project Director at Fluor. “We continue to inspire and prepare students with a foundation in STEM disciplines to help meet the demand for the high-tech jobs of today and tomorrow. We are pleased to partner with Lamar Educational Awards Foundation in its efforts to increase STEM initiatives throughout Lamar Consolidated Independent School District.”
L.E.A.F. supports creative ideas and classroom projects of Lamar CISD teachers that would otherwise go unfunded.
“We are thrilled that Fluor is committed to supporting the students of Lamar CISD,” said Janice Knight, executive director for L.E.A.F.
Kroger Plus Card Makes a Difference
More than 230 area households have connected their Kroger Plus card to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.), resulting in a recent donation of $1,749 to L.E.A.F. Every time you shop at Kroger, a percentage of your spending is donated to L.E.A.F. Link your Plus Card to L.E.A.F.’s community reward number 91093 at www.krogercommunityrewards
Fluor gives $17,500 to L.E.A.F.
The Fluor Foundation has donated $17,500 to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation to underwrite science, technology engineering and math (STEM) programs.
At Fluor, we believe STEM education is a foundational component of success in the 21st century and creates a pipeline for future innovators that will move our nation forward, said Dan Spinks, VP and General Manager, Houston office. That is one of the reasons why STEM education is so important to Fluor, and we are pleased to partner with L.E.A.F. in its efforts to increase STEM initiatives throughout Lamar CISD.
We are thrilled that Fluor is committed to supporting the students of Lamar CISD, said Janice Knight, executive director for L.E.A.F.
LCHS Alumni Give Back
How great is this? Graduates of Lamar CHS in 1953 and 1954 recently held their 60th class reunion at Safari Texas. After expenses were paid, they still had money left. Members decided to support the teachers and students of Lamar by donating the funds to L.E.A.F. Their donation will soon be in the classroom helping LCISD students. Thank you for the gift!
Alumni Give Back
Not to be outdone, the LCHS class of 1973 also made a donation to L.E.A.F. Class representatives Cathy Bittner, Judy Talasek, Karen Engeling, Linda Johnson and Debbie Turner made the presentation.
Employees from the W.A. Parish Plant are helping Lamar CISD students take a trip to a brighter future, with a generous donation to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.)
Because of the donation through the NRG Employee Charitable Fund, fifth-grade students at some Lamar CISD schools will be touring university campuses in the Houston area, showing them that a college degree is closer than they think.
This is an opportunity to expose them to education opportunities that exist after high school, said L.E.A.F. Executive Director Janice Knight Hopefully, by planting this seed of awareness, these students will grow to realize that they can accomplish anything.
FLUOR supports CSI
Lamar CISD is hosting a math-science workshop for more than 80 elementary and secondary teachers this summer, thanks to a donation from the Fluor Foundation to the Lamar Educational Awards Foundation (L.E.A.F.)
iMath Academy will change the culture of math instruction so teachers and students are equipped to be active and effective problem solvers. The seminar will give teachers knowledge, skills and tools to address challenges they face motivating and engaging students to learn. The science workshop, Comprehensive Strategies for Inquiry Science, or CSI, is a hands-on training that allows teachers to go from cookbook to inquiry-based activities in the science classroom. The training uses a CSI (crime scene investigations) theme.
Fluor is proud to sponsor such a worthy cause, said Richard Meserole, Houston vice president and general manager. Teacher trainings like iMath Academy and Comprehensive Strategies for Inquiry Science (CSI) can help change the future of how we teach science and mathematics in schools.
The continued support of math and science programs from Fluor is so appreciated, said Janice Knight, executive director for L.E.A.F. Their help in underwriting this workshop will make a difference in Lamar CISD classroom this fall!
L.E.A.F. received a $500 donation from Whataburger at the recent grand opening of their new store at 3402 Hwy 36S. Whataburger will continue to support L.E.A.F. by hosting Whataburger Night Fundraisers™ two times a year. Check our event calendar for upcoming Whataburger Nights!