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THECB Appoints LSCO Director of Learning Technology to Statewide Student Success Advisory Workgroup

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Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) is pleased to announce that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has appointed Alicia Lloyd, LSCO’s Director of Learning Technology, to its Student Success Advisory Workgroup.

The workgroup provides statewide guidance, feedback, and recommendations for accelerating student success programs and initiatives that positively impact access, persistence, completion, and workforce transitions, especially for African American, Hispanic, and other underrepresented student populations.

Lloyd’s appointment began in May of this year and will conclude in May 2024.

School Supply Giveaway Scheduled for July 30

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The Gate City Guild #42 and Stars of Gate City #57 are holding a Back to School School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at Lions Park, 1802 Main St., in Orange from 10 AM – 2 PM.

A variety of school supplies will be given away to school-aged children.

Event sponsors include:

  • Gate City Guild #4
  • Stars of Gate City #57
  • Top Ladies and Top Teens
  • Gate City Lodge #31
  • Bridge City Lion’s Club
  • Nurse Shonda
  • Granger Chevrolet
  • Big Daddy’s
  • Selena Jenkins
  • St. Paul M.B.C
  • Natalya Hebert
  • Orange Lion’s Club
  • Orange Academy of Beauty
  • Mary Ekene

For more info, visit their Facebook page.

 

 

LSCO Sees Increase in Summer Enrollment

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Lamar State College Orange (LSCO) announced this week that it has seen more than a 16% increase in summer enrollment when compared to the previous year. Summer and Summer Full Term unduplicated enrollment was 796 in 2021 and is 925 for 2022, representing a 16.2% increase.

“We are excited to see this increased Summer enrollment because it means that our class offerings, lowered tuition, and flexible schedules are resonating with students,” LSCO Provost and Executive Vice President Dr. Wendy Elmore said.

While Summer I and the Full Summer terms have already started, there is still time to take classes this summer by enrolling in the Summer II term, which begins Tuesday, July 5th. Contact LSCO’s Advising Office at 409-882-3340 or advising@lsco.edu to make an appointment to speak with an advisor.

 

Spaces Still Available in Teacher Conservation Institute

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The Teacher Conservation Institute (TCI) is a series of multi-day professional development workshops for educators focusing on the scientific stewardship of our natural resources for middle school and high school teachers. The courses are designed to showcase the environmental, social, and economic benefits provided by our Texas forests while equipping teachers with resources to implement TEKS-correlated forestry education in the classroom.

The event is happening  Wednesday, June 22-23, 2022, at Rogers Lumber Company, located at 8120 Old Hwy 90 in Orange.  Cost is $15 (lunches included). Portions of this workshop will be outside in a forest on uneven terrain. Some portions of a tour will include walking up and down stairs. The tours in the workshop are not handicap accessible.

Teachers will receive 16 hours of CPE and TEEAC credit as they become certified in Project Learning Trees’ new Green Jobs curriculum, which is TEKS aligned and STEM correlated. They will explore a tree farm, logging operation, and forest products manufacturing facility as they learn about Texas working forests and STEM forestry careers.

For more info, contact Ted Stevens at plttexas@texasforestry.org or 936-632-8733.

Online registration is here.

Orangefield ISD to Offer Variety of Summer Sports Camps

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Orangefield ISD is offering a variety of Summer Sports Camps to its students.

The remaining camps and dates include:

  • Girls Basketball Camp – June 16-19 incoming 1- 9th-grade girls – $30
  • Girls Volleyball Camp – July 28-31 incoming 6-8th grade girls – $40
  • Boys Football Camp – July 28-31 incoming 3-9th grade boys -$40

More info and payment details can be found on the flyer below and on the OISD website.

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