Odom Academy

Agriculture students at Odom Academy celebrated with teacher Will Humber after he received a grant from the Beaumont Public Schools Foundation for gardening equipment to serve his classes and other participating middle school students during the organization’s Fall grant caravan Thursday, Dec. 17. For his “Gardens Galore” project, Humber received supplies from a grant totaling $ 964.95 including shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, water hoses, all-natural fertilizers and insecticides, potting soil and seed trays.

Eighth graders from Odom Academy paint mural on AMSET wall

Pecos artist Sally Chandler guided eighth graders from the Odom Academy of Beaumont as they painted a 13-foot-long, 6-foot high mural on the wall of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) Tuesday, April 16.

“They’re doing such a good job,” Chandler said. “Yesterday, we spent most of the day talking about ‘The Lost World’ (Chandler’s exhibit). There are 18 (children) and they each have their own space and each have their own stories.”