Principal Amy Simson welcomed HISD Board of Education President Michael Lunceford, Chief School Officer Sam Sarabia, and the grandson of E. O. Lovett at the elementary school’s official dedication held March 8, 2012.
“We are delighted to welcome you to this lovely new space,” she said. “There is so much we have been able to do, we now have special practice rooms for our band, choir and orchestra programs, and through the window wall in our new band room, we can give outdoor performances.”
Lovett’s all-student WHO TV crew worked with HISD TV to cover the event, including holding the cameras, and shooting footage.
Chief Elementary School Officer Sam Sarabia congratulated Principal Simson for Lovett’s continued achievements, and recognized longtime band director Ginny Croft, whose 30-year tenure has earned numerous performing arts accolades, at both the district and state level.
Attendees included former HISD Board Member Dianne Johnson, former Lovett Principal Susan Monaghan, state Representative Sarah Davis, and Edgar Odell Lovett III (grandson of E. O. Lovett) and his wife, Pam Lovett.
Lovett recalled the importance of education to his grandfather. “He believed scholarly pursuits were enhanced by the environment in which learning takes place,” Lovett said.
Lovett PTO President Leslie Chase presented Mr. and Mrs. Lovett with commemorative Lovett Owl T-shirts.