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Longview ISD received the International Hermes Award from Dean Waskowiak, president of Encore Multimedia during the special board meeting Wednesday, October 30th. 

District presented with 'Hermes Creative Award'

Wed Oct 30, 2019

Longview ISD received the International Hermes Award from Dean Waskowiak, president of Encore Multimedia during the special board meeting Wednesday, October 30th.

“We’ve been doing marketing for Longview ISD and we love it, it’s incredible,” Waskowiak said. “We entered one of our very first commercials that we did for LISD into the Hermes Award.”

Out of 6,500 entries from the U.S. and Canada for various categories.

“To get any (prize) is a good thing… and we ended up winning a Platinum (the highest award for a category),” Waskowiak said.
 

SWEPCO AEP Donation

Board members listened to a Jobs for America’s Graduates presentation from Mark Robinson, the external affairs manager from SWEPCO AEP.

“There are two communities that were asking for $50,000 from the AEP Foundation. As we dug into the requests, we recognized that the other request, up in Ohio, was not in our service territory,” Robinson. “So they declined that and added the additional $50,000 to our request.”

This means that LISD will be getting a $100,000 from JAG. SWEPCO believes that training and retaining the proper talent in our community is key to long term success.

“We’re excited about working with LISD because of the spread that they have and opening up more opportunities,” Robinson said.
 

In other business…

Judson’s Randall Bruton talked to the board about the work that his students have been doing with robotics, game design and other STEAM opportunities.  He showed off 3D printed gears that students had made as well as some video game 3D designs and a robot that they had built.

The board approved the 2019-20 tax roll.
 

For more info

Trustees usually meet in the boardroom of the LISD Education Support Center, 1301 E. Young St. The next regular meeting is tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. November 11, 2019.

For more information about the Longview ISD Board of Trustees please click here.