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Lubbock-Cooper Foundation awards $70K in Grants on Thursday

(Source: LCP ISD) (Source: LCP ISD)

Provided by Lubbock-Cooper Foundation

For the third year in a row, the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation will surprise educators on all eight Lubbock-Cooper ISD campuses by awarding 18 grants totaling more than $70,000 during the school day on Thursday, March 23.

Lubbock-Cooper ISD faculty members were invited by the Foundation to submit applications requesting grants for innovative education projects which showed creativity and inventive lesson ideas. After receiving multiple applications, members of the Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation Grant Selection Committee elected to fill at least two grant requests per campus. Three of the grants are sponsored by area businesses, Betenbough Homes, First United Bank, and Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.

Recipients are unaware that they have been selected and that the grants will be awarded on Thursday, March 23. The Foundation plans to travel to each campus to surprise grant recipients in their classrooms with the assistance of Lubbock-Cooper High School cheerleaders and members of the drum line, Superintendent Keith Bryant and district administrators, and various grant sponsors.

The Foundation, district administrators, and Lubbock-Cooper High School cheerleaders and members of the drum line will leave the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Administrative Offices at 8:00 a.m. to visit all eight campuses (see tentative schedule below). At 12:00 p.m., all grant recipients, sponsors, district administration, and members of the Foundation Board will convene at the Lubbock-Cooper High School Library for a celebratory luncheon. Lubbock-Cooper ISD invites and encourages local media to cover this exciting event, but respectfully asks that no information be released prior to the award of all grants.

The Lubbock-Cooper Education Foundation, in its third year, is made up of several Lubbock-Cooper ISD community leaders. The mission of the Foundation is to partner with the community to encourage and support educational excellence, innovative instruction, academic achievement, and a wealth of opportunities for success for all students. Last year, the Foundation awarded approximately $50,000 in educator grants. The Foundation will also award $35,000 in student scholarships later in the school year.

Schedule for Grant Awards - Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:00 a.m. - two grants awarded at Central Office
8:15 a.m. - two grants awarded at Lubbock-Cooper Middle School, including one sponsored by Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc.
8:35 a.m. - two grants awarded at South Elementary
9:05 a.m. - one grant awarded at New Hope Academy
9:30 a.m. - two grants awarded at West Elementary
10:05 a.m. - three grants awarded at Laura Bush Middle School, including one sponsored by First United Bank
10:35 a.m. - two grants awarded at Central Elementary
11:05 a.m. - two grants awarded at North Elementary
11:40 a.m. - two grants awarded at Lubbock-Cooper High School, including one sponsored by Betenbough Homes
12:00 p.m. - celebratory luncheon at Lubbock-Cooper High School***

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