I just returned from the Hale Center in KC and watched the Lawson High School Robotics Team win first place out of 50 teams from 7 states with approximately 5,000 people watching! The school I'm sure thought this team didn't have a chance of winning since they weren't willing to support it financially. The sports teams are funded with much less chance of students furthuring their future occupations by participating in them. We live in a world of technology and what this program has taught students is highly invaluable to their future. Hopefully the school will come to realize this and help fund this class to go to the National competition in St. Louis in April. Mr. Weir is a great teacher with the students interest at heart. His shop class could also benefit from shop equipment, which is another future builder for those interested in carpentry, etc. Respectfully a concerned grandparent!
- submitted by a community member
February 25, 2006
Lawson is a small community but a primary focus in the community is the schools. We have lived here nearly 3 years and have been very pleased with the academic programs, the sport programs, and the level of parent involvement. Two of our children were formerly in private schools, so we were afraid they would find a public school cirriculum not as challenging, but that was not the case at all. The other concern we had was their ability to 'fit in' because they are part Asian and Lawson is prodominently a white, small town, farming community. We have been very pleased that the children have had no trouble adjusting to their new surroundings and have several friends. We love Lawson and the community - its a great place to raise a family!
- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2005
I moved into the Lawson School District by accident. It was the best thing that ever happened to my kids. Lawson has great facilities, the parents are very involved in PTO, Booster clibs for both sports and band, they have a beautiful and modern PAC. The teachers and admistration care for each student and take an active role in each students education process. I'm happy to be a Lawson Cardnial parent. Building my house in the Lawson School District is the best mistake I ever made.
- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2004
I am a student at LHS and I love going to school there. There are many students that complain about some of the policies and I have been guilty of complaining a time or two, then I realize that we are spoiled with so many things for example our amazing facilities. We have a great school and great parents to back us up in whatever it is we do. I am confident also that every one of my teachers would be more than willing to stay after school or come in early to help get me through a subject. These are just a few reasons why I love going to school at Lawson and why I am proud to say I am a Cardinal.
- submitted by a student
September 04, 2003
Lawson is a wonderful place to learn, it's just to bad there is no other parent involvement than fundraising or being on the board.