Students at Twin Oaks Elementary School soon will enjoy a new playground and fitness circuit thanks to a $100,000 grant from Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. Funding will help provide the school with two up-to-date play structures (one for ages 5-12 and one for ages 2-5), a four-station fitness circuit, a climber with hand and foot holes, bucket ball stands, picnic tables, benches and a safety surface for the playground area.
Twin Oaks Elementary School was one of more than 20 schools nationwide chosen to receive additional funding from Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation this year during a time when some schools across the nation are being forced to slash budgets, cut staff and cancel programs.
“At a time when schools and organizations that support youth need funding the most, Lowe’s has increased its charitable commitment to education,” said Larry D. Stone, chairman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “We are dedicated to building brighter futures for students by providing the resources and funds necessary to foster vocational education, innovative learning environments, safer physical education and technology that will address the needs of schools and communities across the United States and Canada.”
Lowe’s store employees also will assist in beautifying the campus at a later date.
Those participating in the check awarding event Thursday, September 24, were (left to right): Dauron Lindsay of Lowe’s Commercial Sales Department, East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) Director of Elementary Schools Mary Dominque, fourth-grade student Markell Glover, Twin Oaks Elementary Principal Christa Bordelon, EBRPSS Superintendent John Dilworth, Lowe’s District Manager Rick Cook, fourth-grade student Leslie Phillips, Lowe’s Millerville Store Manager Jesse Hahn and Wendy Davis of Lowe’s Commercial Sales Department.
ABOUT TWIN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Twin Oaks Elementary is committed to providing a learning climate that fosters an instructional program that will meet the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of all students so the students can become productive and effective citizens. This commitment shall be supported by the unified efforts of parents, students, school and community.
ABOUT LOWE’S Lowe’s is a proud supporter of Habitat for Humanity International, American Red Cross, United Way of America and the Home Safety Council, in addition to numerous non-profit organizations and programs that help communities across the country. In 2008, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $25 million to support community and education projects in the United States and Canada. Lowe’s also encourages volunteerism through the Lowe’s Heroes program, a company-wide employee volunteer initiative. Lowe’s is a FORTUNE® 50 company with fiscal year 2008 sales of $48.2 billion and has more than 1,675 stores in the United States and Canada. For more information, visit Lowes.com/community.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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