Magnolia Parkway Chamber of Commerce wrapped up their three-part series Lunch and Learns with October’s “Partners in Education”. Dr. Rebecca L. Riley, President of LoneStar College-Montgomery, provided an update on the LSC-Magnolia Center which will be designed to meet the unique educational and career training requirements of Magnolia’s diverse and growing population by collaborating in community, business and economic development efforts. The campus will be approximately 60,000 sf to accommodate a maximum of 2,400 students and sit on approximately 12-15 acres. LSC is diligently searching for a location in proximity to current MISD schools, large population densities and appropriate distance from other LSC campuses.
Dr. Todd Stephens, Superintendent and Denise Meyers, Director of Communications at Magnolia Independent School District shared a lengthy list of accolades including being awarded 2015 Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post; reported that approximately 84% of 2015 Graduates Post High School will attend 2 year college or 4 year university; provided information on the International Baccalaureate Program, Career Ready Certifications, Junior High Job Shadowing program and briefly discussed the facility expansion needs which will be addressed with the now approved $92 million bond funding.
Mrs. Charity Escott, M.Ed., Guidance Counselor at Concordia Lutheran High School provided information on the Reach Higher Initiative recently adopted by Concordia. This initiative will help assure that all students understand the requirements needed to complete their education. Their career planning program matches students to career opportunities in their interest area. Their Career Speaker Program provides opportunities for local businesses and community leaders to get involved with their students through presentations related to their profession or industry.