In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl across our area, Lamar CISD is canceling all summer school classes, programs, extracurricular activities, and practices scheduled for Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11. All locations will remain closed to students and staff on Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11. This closure will allow our maintenance teams to work efficiently and without interruptions, ensuring our schools are safe. We will welcome all staff and students on Monday, July 15.

About Gray Elementary

Adriane Mathews Gray

Adriane Mathews Gray was born in Richmond, Texas on June 4, 1975, and graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School in 1993. After attending Blinn College in Brenham, she received her Interior Design degree from Houston Community College and formed her own design company.

Adriane won many design awards for her beautifully planned homes. In addition, she served as Nursery Director for her church, First United Methodist, Rosenberg, for 19 years. Adriane was a charismatic, loving, giving person with the biggest heart and the biggest smile. She never met a stranger and wanted everyone to live big, love big, and always trust in God.

Adriane’s passion in life was her vision of Lunches of Love which she created in 2009 to help end childhood hunger in Fort Bend County. Adriane spent the next 14 years leading and volunteering all of her time to make a difference in as many children’s and families’ lives as possible. Her motto, “Together we can end childhood hunger, one step at a time” was what she lived by each day. Adriane touched many lives in her short time. Each life that she impacted also held a special place in her heart. Adriane was instrumental in securing the purchase of Rosenberg’s original Lane Bowling Alley for Lunches of Love’s permanent home as the charitable organization continued to grow. This became a landmark of color and happiness under her guidance and love.

Adriane was recognized by LCISD by naming a new elementary school in her honor, Adriane Mathews Gray Elementary that will open in the fall of 2023. Her servant leadership positively impacted many children, in many schools, throughout Fort Bend County and in 2022 the 5 millionth lunch was served.  She had a special gift to bring others together for one cause and that was to nourish youth one lunch at a time.