LEE Awarded Texas Purple Star

LEE High School has been officially designated as a military family friendly campus by the Texas Education Agency. The Purple Star designation was established by the TEA in 2020 as a means to recognize campuses that go above and beyond to facilitate smooth transitions for military-connected students and their families.

In order to apply for the designation, campus administrators had to demonstrate that LEE has a campus-based military liaison, a transition program to help military students feel welcome on campus, and a web page with resources for military families, as well as other criteria.

“If a child is moving to a new city or jumping from school to school because their parent is a military parent we want to have a safe zone here for them,” said Family Specialist Diana Guajardo. “We also sponsor the Student-2-Student (S2S) program, which is gives new military students a pal for the day when they are first coming in to make them feel comfortable and show 100% acceptance at this school.”

Ms. Guajardo and Principle David Crowe were presented with the purple star banner on Thursday, April 1. “We’re very proud to receive the award, being in a school that’s located in Military City, USA, this is a very important program,” said Mr. Crowe after receiving the banner. “We have a lot of students that come from military backgrounds. My father was in the military, so I completely understand the need for kids to connect as they move across the nation.”

Students and teachers who wish to show their support for military families are invited to participate in Purple Up on Thursday, April 15 by wearing purple to school.

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