La Porte ISD's annual Education Celebration, sponsored by the La Porte Education Foundation, is set for Thursday, March 22, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at La Porte High School.
Parents and community members are invited to join in the celebration of LPISD and its students, educational programs and schools. "La Porte ISD's Safari to Imagination, Exploration, Discovery" is the theme for this year's event, tying in with the Celebrate Texas Public Schools of "Imagine. Explore. Discover."
Every LPISD school will have a booth to showcase activities at the campuses. Musical performances by district elementary, junior high school and high school groups are also scheduled throughout the event. Information on kindergarten registration will also be available at the celebration.
LPISD students and adults will have the chance to complete a "Ticket to Adventure" by visiting designated booths during the event. Students who complete the "Ticket to Adventure" will be eligible for a drawing for an iPod Nano, while adults who complete the log will be entered in the drawing for a $50 Walmart gift card.
Campuses with the highest percentage of adult attendance will win $500 and the district's "Traveling Trophy" for one year. Schools with the second-highest percentage of adult attendance will win $300.
Additional drawings for teachers, principals and assistant principals and district personnel will be held. Raffles for an Apple iPad (16 GB; 3G/wi-fi) and a Vizio 37-inch HDTV/TVACL will also be held.
Donations are $2 each, 3 for $5, or 7 for $10. Tickets are available at the Communications Office at the Administration Building and district campuses or at the event.
Drawings will be held for a Kindle reader, external hard drive, HP 4-in-1 printer, Garmin navigation system, Nikon camera and additional prizes for a donation of $1 per ticket.
In addition, hot dogs, corn dogs, chips, drinks and cookies will be sold at the event. Proceeds from all sales benefit the La Porte Education Foundation in its efforts to enhance education for LPISD students.
For more information, call the LPISD Communications Office at 281-604-7001.