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Our students learned about the history of Oklahoma’s Capitol. They learned about jobs and careers available at the Capitol and in Oklahoma state government. They learned about legislation that would impact isolated Oklahomans by giving them better access to healthcare and high-speed internet access. They learned about Oklahoma history through art throughout the Capitol and […]
Mac Middle Intro to Art students have spent the last 2 weeks before Spring Break learning about the art of ceramics and yesterday they created pinch pot to be fired in our new Kiln!! Thank you LPS FOUNDATION!!
With these screen printing kits a lot of the anxiety surrounding purchasing supplies for our art classes has been alleviated as we prepare for our first t-shirt fundraiser. Getting to use the screen printers has proven to not only fulfill that fundraising need, but has also been a lot of fun for my students to […]
This grant has helped my student by giving them centers. Students learn through playing so thank so much.
My students had asked me for a reading area since the beginning of the year. Until we received this grant we just had a small rug, a small bookshelf, and a few books. Since creating the reading center, my students are always asking to go read. Because reading center privileges are reserved for students with […]
Students look forward to Makerspace because of the experiences. I have seen their imaginations grow. Many of my students were anxious about STEM and now I hear them say that they want to be engineers, astronauts, teachers, and inventors. The STEM careers are growing and it’s wonderful to know that my students will be ready […]
Students LOVE to read the Mo Willems books. They are consistently checked out and the students tell their friends about the characters in books and what they are doing. These books have brought much joy to the students at Woodland Hills.
Our students at Gateway have had the awesome opportunity to go on two field trips so far this school year. We have attended the Oklahoma National Bombing Memorial in October and the Cowboy Hall of Fame in earl January. Our students received Chick-Fil-A afterwards and it was such a blessing. Many of our students have […]
Novel Engineering has been such a wonderful bridge between the library and makerspace. Students have been actively listening and reading the stories so that they can identify problems. When we get to makerspace the following week, students are focused and know the task at hand. The students have worked well together and have enjoyed the […]
The Snap Circuits became a fast favorite with my students. All students in grades 1st through 5th grade have been thoroughly enjoying their makerspace days with Snap Circuits. Students have been highly engaged and working so well in groups to complete numerous projects. They are so excited when they see a light come on or […]
This grant provided my students with some hands on tools to help them understand some of the most important math skills. Our class received Brick Math sets for Multiplication, Measurement and Fractions. I can work with my students in small groups using these manipulatives and it will just provide another avenue for them to understand […]
StoryWalks have been a huge success at Cleveland! The students absolutely love being outside and walking around the track as we read the story. I am so happy with the success of the StoryWalks. The students are constantly asking when the next StoryWalk will be and what story is next. As a librarian, this is […]
Normally, Yearbook Staff Members use a plain wall and natural school lighting to take photos of students they interview for sidebars on their yearbook spreads. Using the backdrop and lighting kit we received with the LPS Foundation Grant, we were able to transform our pages and make all the sidebars uniform. After taking the pictures […]
Watch us announce the winner of the truck raffle!
The MacArthur Middle School production team put together this interview with LPS Foundation Executive Director Lisa Carson. Partially due to LPS Foundation grant funding, the @MAC series has been brought to life, and is wholly-dependent on student production.
Once again, our Annual LPS Foundation breakfast was a huge success! We raised over $28,000 in funds for the teachers and students of Lawton Public Schools, $21,600 in scholarships, and fed over 900 people from the community! The gallery below highlights some of the wonderful folks who attended. Thank you to everyone who bought a […]
Lawton Public School Foundation is excited to partner with Cameron University in awarding scholarships for individuals currently working for Lawton Public Schools. Together, LPS Foundation and Cameron University awarded scholarships to individuals striving to become educators, or current educators with a desire to earn a masters degree. We believe that quality teachers are the greatest […]
My students have enjoyed using our new art easel and supplies. It has been great seeing how each student expresses themselves through their artwork. The art easel is the perfect size for my young learners, and what I really enjoy is that it has a drying rack attached to it. Our old art easel did […]
The grant for learning board games for our small groups in 4th grade has been helpful, beneficial and just plain fun for our students. The kids look forward to small groups and mastering gaps in both reading and math skills. We have seen considerable effort and group support while the students are working together. Playing […]
The students are super excited about the logic brain games purchased with the LPS Foundation grant. The games have helped the students with their cognitive skills, memory, spatial awareness and strategic thinking while building self-confidence. Some students like working on them together and I especially enjoy seeing the students beam with pride when a puzzle […]
This grant permitted us to purchase flexible seating ergonomic stools that allow the student’s body to have various positions and motions. Students can release their movement impulses while remaining focused on the lesson. The students are exhilarated to utilize the ergonomic stools in class. Thank you for your support in our students’ education!
The Eagle Express Print Shop is an extension of Tech Now here at Eisenhower High School that gives the students the opportunity to experience entrepreneurship first hand. The students design and produce all the products in class using Corel Draw, which is the program used in Tech Now. Tech Now is an entrepreneurship course that […]
Our school office is in the process of ordering. I am so excited to receive the materials! I will use the numbers pocket chart every morning during calendar time and the students will be able to use it during centers. I can’t wait to use it during small groups to work on a variety of […]
Thank you for the grant. With the grant, our school was able to purchase class sets of dictionaries for two fourth grade and two fifth grade classes. The students were excited to delve into our new dictionaries. First things first, the students worked in partners on a Dictionary Scavenger Hunt to learn about the different […]
As the librarian, I try to promote reading and becoming lifelong readers; therefore, bookmarks are essential! We have a cup full of bookmarks, and the students enjoy seeing all of the different ones the Foundation gave us and being able to choose one that is appealing. Thanks so much!!!
STEM learning is very important for students. These centers allow my students to use their imagination and be creative while building skills that will benefit them in the future. Hands on learning is something students benefit from and these centers allow for more of that in my classroom.
This year, we were so pleased to be able to award over $89,000 in grants to the teachers and administrators of Lawton Public Schools! All of the funding for these grants comes from our Pillar members and those who have made donations to our Foundation. None of this would be possible without the support of […]
This week, Lawton Public School Foundation was proud to bless nine elementary schools with funds graciously provided via the Larry K. Freeman endowment. Each year, the proceeds of this endowment allow us to provide 2 seniors a scholarship to a technical school or university, while also providing funds to select schools in our district to […]
On October 26, 2021, we hosted our annual Pillar Appreciation Dinner at Eisenhower Middle School, and we had a wonderful time! At the event, we were able to thank Crossland Construction Team for the beautiful new school they recently completed, and we invited some teachers and students to speak about how our Grants to Teachers […]
At our Annual Pillar Appreciation Dinner, held at Eisenhower Middle School on October 26, we were proud to award four Crystal Pillar awards to members of our community. What is a Crystal Pillar? Recipients of the Crystal Pillar award are individuals and businesses that have made a monumental impact on the Lawton Public School Foundation. […]
Our Annual LPS Foundation breakfast was a huge success! Check out this gallery for some great pictures. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket, volunteered, sponsored and showed your support – we couldn’t continue our mission without you!
Lawton Public Schools hold a regular “First Class Meetings” for new teachers in the district, where they can learn more about curriculum, communication, student behavior, and more. At the most recent First Class Meeting, we were proud to offer a chance for a little something extra. Allen Dickey of Eisenhower High School won a $300 […]
We wanted to share a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to our community members, sponsors, and LPS Foundation volunteers. Because of your support, our very first golf tournament was a huge success! With the pandemic still very real in our society, we had to find a way to still support our Grants to Teachers program, without being […]
“Thank you so much Lawton Public School Foundation! We wanted to bring science and technology in the classroom to expose students to their soon reality as technology is an ever-increasing industry. We are so excited to have a humanoid robot and a robotic arm to introduce coding in our classroom. The students love using the […]
“In school, we teach abstract concepts–but the students aren’t always invested in it. Bringing the hydroponics tower into our Gifted and Talented classroom allows my students the real-world experience to be a positive change in the world. Teaching them (through vertical gardening techniques) how to grow better produce with less water and resources will give […]
The event took place on June 2, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom. Guests were delighted with the Yellow Rose Theatre Production of Motown Gold, featuring lively musical performances by talented artists. With their ticket purchase, guests enjoyed dinner, dessert, drinks and a show along side other philanthropic-minded individuals. All proceeds benefited LPSF. A […]
For immediate release: Lawton, OK – February 1, 2016 The Lawton Public School Foundation (LPSF) just awarded $84,243 in grants to Lawton Public Schools (LPS) teachers to enhance learning opportunities in their classrooms. The grants were awarded to 65 teachers throughout the district who applied last fall. All LPS teachers are encouraged to apply each […]
On November 12, 2015, a reception was held to show appreciation to Pillar Contributors, and to give prospective Pillars an opportunity to see what the Foundation does. The event was held at the Lawton Country Club and provided a platform for several recent grant recipients to showcase what they have been able to do with […]
Heading into its 25th year, the Lawton Public Schools Foundation continues its legacy of enlightenment with the funding of technology, programs, materials and extra-curricular activities for local students. The nonprofit finished strong last year, awarding more than $82,000 in total toward educational endeavors, and funding one very special trip for a group of juniors at […]
On October 2, 2015, the Annual Breakfast Fundraiser was held at the Golden Corral Restaurant. The $10 per ticket all-you-can-eat event brought in $12,560. The Foundation appreciates Golden Corral of Lawton for underwriting 100% of the cost of the breakfast.