LU, Fletcher Elementary celebrate the opening of new Cardinal NEST

On Thursday, Jan. 20, Lamar University celebrated the opening of the new Cardinal NEST –– Navigating Excellence, Success and Triumph –– at Fletcher Elementary School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 

“It’s been months in the making. The collaboration with Lamar University is one that I know will provide many opportunities for students,” said Fletcher Elementary Principal Gloria Guillory. 

The Fletcher Cardinal NEST, funded by the HEB Foundation’s Excellence in Education Grant totaling $15,000, aims to establish a unique space for students to learn in areas applied to science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Also included is a special space for the new journalism department to enhance their skills.

The Fletcher “innovative learning lab” will be the seventh Beaumont Independent School District NEST established in an elementary school. NEST labs include state-of-the-art technology such as clear touch, multi-touch panels with tilting stands and computers loaded with STEAM-related software, snowflake software that includes more than 150,000 K-12, STEAM-related lesson plans, digital citizenship material and software and virtual reality programs and equipment.  

Get more information about Cardinal NESTs.