Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Lancaster ISD parents to participate in a Sunday at the Symphony courtesy of Texas Instruments
Lancaster, Texas/Lancaster ISD
Texas Instruments will host Lancaster ISD students and their families for a private “Sunday at the Symphony” concert on June 22 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
This is an annual event for the TI organization, its retirees and families. Due to the ongoing partnership to improve education, Lancaster ISD, its students and families were invited to share in this experience.
“We see the symphony as a wonderful experience for all families,” Ann Pomykal, Texas Instruments Foundation Director of Major Education Grants said. “Texas Instruments has this event every year for all TI families and the fact that this year the decision was made to include Lancaster families shows the strong partnership that we all have together.”
According to Pomykal, the TI partnership with the symphony has been in existence for many years and this weekend, the TI and Lancaster ISD families will see the TI Jazz Band and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in orchestra.
Lancaster ISD Executive Director of Communications, Sonya Cole-Hamilton shared Lancaster ISD’s appreciation for the opportunity.
“We saw this as a chance to further engage our students and their parents,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity to connect with our families during summer break while enjoying the wonderful orchestra and beautiful Meyerson.”
Approximately, 200 Lancaster ISD guests will join with TI to celebrate the unique art of music. In anticipation of this event, Pomykal shared her overall desired impact of this event.
“It my desire that all families from TI and Lancaster ISD leave with the memory of a wonderful experience, feeling stronger about the importance of music and a have family experience that they will all share together,” she said.
In 2012, Lancaster ISD was the recipient of a $4.8 million grant funded by Texas Instruments to become the first North Texas school district to implement STEM for All students in the district. Together, TI and Lancaster ISD work as collaborative partners.
The Lancaster Public Schools serve more than 6,000 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students in 11 schools. The mission of the Lancaster Independent School District, a leader in providing innovative, quality programs, is to educate every student with the knowledge; skills; and principles to succeed and contribute in a competitive and technologically advancing world by providing rigorous and engaging learning opportunities that promote diversity; create an environment of integrity and respect; and establish a commitment to continued improvement in partnership with families and community.