Bookstore Campaign Helps Support Schoolhouse Project
The Northeast Lakeview College (NLC) bookstore hosted a campaign to raise money for the Lower Valley Historic Schoolhouse that sits on the College campus. Through donations from NLC students and employees, the campaign raised $517 for the Ring the Texas Schoolhouse Bell Campaign.
The campaign ran during the month of January 2013 while students were registering for classes and buying books and supplies for the upcoming start of the Spring semester. An account was set up by Follett, the NLC bookstore, allowing students or employees to donate as part of their transaction.
Those that donated placed their name on a cut-out of a chalkboard that was posted in the bookstore. At t the conclusion of the fundraiser, these cut-outs had blanketed the interior of the bookstore.
Through the Ring the Texas School Bell campaign, Northeast Lakeview College seeks $500,000 for the restoration of the Lower Valley School District #33 (1877-1966). The Lower Valley School will be restored as a public museum, and will again serve elementary children as the school will be designed as a field-‐trip destination where elementary school students can attend a day-‐long class taught as it would have been in the late-‐1800s. The experience will be complete with students dressing in period clothing, bringing their lunches in pails, and reading from traditional reading primers as well as playing early versions of schoolyard games.
Northeast Lakeview College was the second community college in the nation and is the first Texas institution of higher education to have an authentic rural schoolhouse on its campus.
Learn more about the Lower Valley School District #33 (1877-1966) and the Ring the Texas Schoolhouse Bell campaign on the College’s website.