Lanphier High School in Springfield hosts a community celebration and panel discussion tonight (3/27) from 6 to 7:30.
The event will celebrate the school’s transformation plan – which was brought on by a $5 million dollar federal grant that went into effect last school year. The grant paid for things like online learning, new supplies, and new faculty. There will be a panel discussion with the school’s prinicipal and others, followed by a question and answer session. Lanphier has long had a reputation for poor student achievement. But test scores have gone up and reprimands for improper student behavior have decreased since changes were implemented as a result of the grant.
Peggy Cormeny works with district 186 – she says there’s a few reasons the school will host the community event:
CORMENY: “Having the students realize there are people in the community who care as much about their education as their family members do. And also it helps the community see what’s going on in Lanphier and how our students are working very hard on their grades. And also (finding) other ways our community can help our school.”
The Community Conversation will take place tonight from 6 to 7:30 at Lanphier High and is open to anyone interested in hearing more about learning strategies in place there.