On August 4, Lanier's five cluster schools gathered as educators and community members to ring in a new school year and to celebrate the successes of the schools as well as take look ahead. The Lanier Education Foundation looks forward to the Cluster Breakfast every year because we are reminded of how amazing our teachers, administrators, and support staffs are, and we get to support those staff members with the grants we raise funds for each year!
This year the schools celebrated Lanier Middle School's STEM certification made official in May of 2017. The Lanier Cluster is now the only cluster of schools to be certified K-12 in STEM in the state of Georgia with Sycamore ES and Sugar Hill ES soon to be certified as well. In addition, the collaborative art piece "Catalyst" by local artist Craig Tilley was unveiled as a result of last spring's Lanier Cluster Art Festival.
Before the morning was over, LEF was able to present the cluster with over $28,000 in grants to support programs like the Vertical PBL Team, the Half Hour Heroes mentoring program, and the Lanier Cluster Leadership Conference. Each program makes a dynamic difference in our community and in our children's lives. We continue to look forward to each growing in the coming year. But, we have plenty of work to do for this upcoming year.
Please consider being a donor or sponsor this upcoming year so our schools continue to innovate and transform students' educational experiences. #lanierschools #LEF