Breaking Ground!

It’s not often we break ground on a new facility, but yesterday was certainly exciting in Midlothian ISD!  The formal groundbreaking, also known as cutting, sod-cutting, or a sod-turning event, is a traditional ceremony celebrating the formal construction of a building project.  The ceremony is often attended by dignitaries such as politicians, community members, building executives, and local business owners.  Our Midlothian mayor, our MISD Board of Trustees, local and state politicians, architects, construction company staff, members of various community committees involved in the design, MEF members, school officials and administrators, the MHS Wind Ensemble, and students representing all nine MISD campuses were just some of the dignitaries in attendance at the ceremony.  Please take a moment to read through all the materials about the new school online @

I am especially grateful to Brooke, a fifth grader at LaRue Miller Elementary, who gave her time and talent to the ceremony yesterday.  She smiled, shook hands, recited the pledges, and even shoveled dirt:  “All in a day’s work, Mrs. Van!”  🙂  Thanks, Brooke, for representing our campus so well!  Thanks also goes out to our Boy Scout Troop who presented the colors before the pledges!

As we break ground on this new MISD campus, let us look ahead to the future.  While we don’t know final decisions regarding who will attend the school, it is possible some of our current Miller students may one day attend the new campus.  May the foundations we do our best to maximize at LME everyday (Every Day IS Game Day at LME) assist these future leaders in Midlothian ISD!