During its regular meeting on Wednesday, July 19, the Leavenworth Board of Education voted in favor of adding 10 minutes of instructional time to the school day at all grade levels. Beginning this year, classes at Leavenworth High School and Warren Middle School will begin at 7:50 a.m. and release at 3:00 p.m. Elementary students will begin at 8:10 a.m. and release at 3:20 p.m.
The Lawson Pioneers graciously hosted the monthly meeting of the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation Board of Directors earlier this week. After a full slate of business, it was time to hear from the Lawson principal, Laura Batson, and students representing various programs of the school. C.J. and Emma shared about the Lawson Leaders, their fundraising efforts, and classroom mentoring they provide to younger students. Mrs. Batson shared, “Young students are now coming up to me asking how they can be Lawson Leaders. It is a great thing to watch our older students working so positively with our younger students.” The Foundation BOD was highly impressed with the happenings at Lawson, and took action to support the fundraising efforts by donating $500 to their cause. Pictured above, Lawson principal, Laura Batson, accepts a donation check from Chris Norris (left), Foundation Vice President, and Catey Edwards (right), Foundation Director.
Fifth grade students in the Lawson Leaders group at Lawson Elementary are working on a service project. They are raising money to purchase "Sweet Cases" to support the Together We Rise organization. Sweet Cases are duffle bags given to children in foster care to carry their belongings. The cases also include items such as a blanket, stuffed animal, hygiene kit, coloring book, and crayons. If you would like to help in their efforts, contact the school.