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Lamesa ISD Awarded Transformation Planning Grant

     Lamesa Independent School District has been awarded the 2018-19 Transformation  Planning Grant from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The district will receive $250,000 to provide the Lamesa Middle School campus with the installation of STREAM ( Science, Technology, Real-Life Application, Arts, Math) labs, teacher training on technology integration into the classroom, innovative teaching ideas and coaching of new teachers at the campus.  Lamesa Middle School is one of only 10  campuses awarded statewide for the upcoming school year. 
     “This is incredibly exciting for our middle school campus staff, our students and our community,” said DeAnn Drake, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction at Lamesa ISD. The Transformation  Planning Grant will allow the campus  to specifically focus on upgrading learning labs for students as well as integrating 21st Century skills to our students to begin preparing them for high school, careers and/ or college.  
     As a recipient of the Transformation Planning grant, Lamesa Middle School is also automatically eligible to receive the next phase of 2-year grant funding called the Transformation Implementation grant. The Implementation grant will provide continued funding for the instructional changes that begin this year.   “We at the Middle School are excited to receive this grant and the opportunities it presents for the academic success of the students we serve,” stated Serapio Arguijo, LMS Principal. 
     “Lamesa ISD has been at the forefront of radical change and is leading the way for  high expectations and increasing opportunities for our students.” said Superintendent Jim Knight. “We are excited about being awarded the Transformation Planning Grant and look forward to the tremendous work our staff will do as a result of upgrading our school and increasing our student learning. “