Lynn Open House

More than 300 students and their families packed the Lynn Middle School campus to pick up student schedules, receive new school supplies and meet the teachers and staff, at the school’s open house, Thursday, Aug. 11 at Lynn Middle School, 950 South Walnut Street.

“The open house was important for the Lynn Community because it brought in resources that may not always be readily available to our families,” said Reynaldo Gomez, interim principal Lynn Middle School. “It was exciting to see all the students, parents, siblings and relatives that attended. We wanted the open house to make our families feel welcome, safe and valued and I think the smiles and interaction between the families, students, staff and community partners, said it all.”

The open house, which was organized by LCPS and volunteers from the Lynn Middle School staff, was open to all Lynn Middle School students and their families and featured: information booths about community and school resources, schedule pickup booths, free school supply booths, a free haircut booth and music, games and free hotdogs, chips, cookies and water in the foyer.

“The teachers and sponsors graciously volunteered their time and resources to organize this wonderful event for the students,” said Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison. “As a district, we appreciate all the effort that went into making sure the students start the school year on a positive note.”

More than 70 of the school’s staff members volunteered to help organize the event and were on-hand throughout the open house to welcome the students and families. There were also nearly 30 volunteers from businesses and organizations who distributed free school supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils and highlighters.

“We are so thankful for all support from our community sponsors,” Ziegelhofer said. “They went above and beyond to make sure the LMS students got the resources they need to be successful this school year.”

All of the school supplies were provided to the students, free of charge, thanks to donations from: Aztec Lodge #3, Coca-Cola, El Indio Tortilla Shop, Frito-Lay, Horace Mann Insurance, the National Education Association of New Mexico, ProGreen Roofing, Tresco, Inc. and Walmart on Valley Drive. Haircuts were also provided free of charge, thanks to the Smart Style Hair Salon inside Walmart on Valley Drive and Zuco’s barber shop.

As part of the open house, representatives from the community schools initiative were also on-hand to gather input about the scale and type of community resources that the families would like to see at the community school. Lynn Middle School is in the process of becoming the first community school in Las Cruces.

—For more information, contact Paul Dahlgren, communications coordinator, 575.527.5808, pdahlgren@lcps.net