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Inside DISD
New Dickinson ISD elementary, middle schools to share resources

Courtesy Illustration/Dickinson ISD

By Tammy Dowdy - DISD Director of Communications

Hundreds of Dickinson Independent School District students in prekindergarten through sixth grade will get a new school experience in two years when the district opens the Lobit Education Village.

Names for the new elementary and middle school, approved by voters in the May 2014 bond referendum, were chosen by the Dickinson ISD board of trustees at the Sept. 8 board meeting. Louis G. Lobit Elementary School and Elva C. Lobit Middle School will be located on FM 517 between Calder and Cemetery roads. The entire complex will be known as the Lobit Education Village.

The two schools will sit on 40 acres donated to the district in 1974 by the Lobit family. At that time, the land was named the Louis G. Lobit school site and the district was allowed to keep the land with the stipulation that the district would use the land someday as an educational facility.

Excitedly, that time is now and the district is building a state-of-the-art complex with many amenities to reach the growing needs of students and teaching staff in the 21st century.

Growth in the west part of Dickinson ISD has expanded greatly over the past few years and with the new Lago Mar development underway around Tanger Outlets, there is no end in sight for student growth.

The Lobit school site will feature an education village concept, which is a relatively new design choice being used by districts in school construction to allow for common or joint use of resources.

The two schools will be separate campuses with separate entrances, administrative and school staff, but they will be connected in some areas such as the cafeteria and kitchen areas, library, mechanical systems, bus lane and parking areas.

The Lobits were married in 1943 and were both strong supporters of education and the fine arts. They lived in Houston, but spent a great deal of time in the Dickinson and League City area on the Lobit Farm. Elva C. Lobit, who had a background in photography and singing, dedicated much time to the fine arts and was one of three founding members of the Houston Grand Opera in 1955. The Lobits were also members and sponsors of the Houston Symphony.

Louis G. Lobit was born in Galveston, where his father, Joseph Edward Lobit, was a cotton banker. Louis lived in Houston most of his life and was successful in purchasing property across Texas, but especially in the Dickinson area. In addition to the property donated to Dickinson ISD, he donated property to Galveston County on FM 646 for a park to be named after his wife — Elva Lobit Park.

Unfortunately, Elva passed away in 1977 before seeing the park constructed and Louis followed her shortly thereafter in 1980.

Construction of the Lobit Education Village is expected to start later this fall, at which time, the district will celebrate with a groundbreaking ceremony. The schools are scheduled to open in August 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DHS Cheerleaders to hold Clinic
The Dickinson High School Gator Cheerleaders will hold a Cheer Clinic, Saturday, September 20 at the high school from, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Click HERE for Registration Form and information.

Girls Basketball to
hold a Shoot-A-Thon

The Gator Basketball programs are planning a free throw Shoot-A-Thon to help raise money for our 2014-2015 basketball seasons.  This money will be used to help with cost of uniforms, tournament entry fees, transportation, equipment and/or practice gear and a team donation to Coaches vs Cancer.
In support of the Gator Basketball programs, we are asking that you make a pledge for our Shoot-A-Thon.   Each player/ head coach will be shooting 20 free throws and you can pledge a single amount or an amount for each free throw made.
Please let me know if you would like to help donate to this event. Click HERE to download form.


Words from DHS
Principal Billye Smith
Dickinson High School Principal has a new Principal's Corner on the DHS website. She has some valuable information for parents and students alike!
Click HERE to read her message!

AVID Tutors Needed
Dickinson ISD is seeking tutors for the AVID class. AVID tutors facilitate Socratic seminars on Tuesday and Thursdays.
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