High Point Elementary Students Get VIP Treatment at LBHS
Lake Belton High School rolled out the red carpet for about 45 High Point Elementary students on Tuesday.
The students, who earned the top status for their school’s Read-A-Thon last month, were treated to a VIP tour of the neighboring high school, complete with sneak peeks inside classrooms, lunch, a pep rally and photos with the Broncos’ mascot, Blaze.
“When we were planning what the top prize would be, we really wanted it to be an experience rather than a ‘thing,’” said Kayla Shelley, the principal’s secretary at High Point who coordinated the fundraiser. “We are so thankful to our LBHS colleagues for helping provide this opportunity for our students. They loved getting to see firsthand what it meant to be a Bronco.”
First-grader Ellie Grotelueschen took in the high school scene as she ate lunch in the Commons.
“It’s just every kid’s dream,” she said of the experience. “We got a tour of the whole high school and got to go into different classes.”
Inside those classrooms, they saw students painting and attending to patients in a nurse simulation lab, as well as the more traditional school work like solving algebra problems and discussing literature.
LBHS assistant principal Amber Loubiere said her campus was happy to welcome the future Broncos.
“All of our teachers were excited to have kids come through and see what they were doing in the classrooms,” she said. “These partnerships are important to unify us as one Big Red Community.”
High Point raised over $22,000 with the fundraiser, which will go toward supporting technology updates at the campus.