These are a few examples of partnerships we're especially proud of. There are almost no limits to the ways that your organization can make a positive impact on HEB ISD schools. If you have an idea, we want to hear it!

 

Businesses

Bell Helicopter and Hurst Junior High
Engineers from Bell Helicopter conduct a breakout session at the school's Family Math Night, discussing the math and science of building helicopters. Bell Helicopter also sponsors a booth at the yearly event, where students can enter a drawing for a remote-controlled helicopter and other prizes.

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CiCi's Pizza
CiCi's Pizza has provided a place where special education students between the ages of 18 and 21 can gain work experience in a restaurant setting. Students benefit from hearing a real-world employer reinforce the importance of personal hygiene, following directions, and general work skills.

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Post Oak East Apartments and Stonegate Elementary School
Stonegate established a partnership because Post Oak East it is located 10 miles from the campus and more than 100 Stonegate Elementary School students live on the property. Students are bused to Stonegate due to overcrowding at what should be their home campus. This district transportation is the only way the children get to school, as most of their parents do not have personal transportation. In response to changing demographics, Post Oak East has become a "satellite" campus, with parent meetings, onsite tutoring, and more.

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State Farm and Hurst Hills Elementary
State Farm Insurance owner Shalyn Clark encourages student and teacher success through several programs. "Homework Ribbons" recognize and reward students for consistently turning in assignments; the concept was recently expanded to recognize attendance. Ms. Clark is also a leader in the HEB Education Foundation and supports the Georgeann Gallian Scholarship Fund for HEB ISD high school seniors.

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Churches and Community Organizations

Bellaire Elementary and First United Methodist Church of Hurst (FUMC)
FUMC members impact academics by volunteering to mentor, tutor, and read to students. They also sponsor clothing drives, Thanksgiving food baskets, and Christmas gifts.

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Council of PTAs and the Clothes Closet
The PTA Clothes Closet allows students in need to visit twice each year and pick out five outfits of school clothes. The program began as a small effort led by teachers, and grew as need increased. Part of the Clothes Closet's great success is going beyond shirts and pants to provide clothing students need to be confident: shoes, socks, underwear, prom and banquet dresses, and graduation cap and gown.

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St. Paul United Methodist Church (SPUMC)
SPUMC members have served as role models and tutors to students in kindergarten through second grade. The church has also offered their building as a potential evacuation location for a nearby school and has donated basic clothing and health items to take care of students' physical needs.

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6 Stones Mission Network
6 Stones has combined the efforts of multiple faith-based organizations to impact HEB ISD in big ways. Their ambitious goals have included providing holiday meals and gifts for nearly 1,200 students in December 2009, and providing 6,400 backpacks full of supplies to students in need by August 2010. Their broader community efforts to support home revitalization efforts and provide necessities and household items impact many families with students in District schools.

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Individual Volunteers

Mark Daly's work at Donna Park Elementary is an example of how even one person can make a huge difference. Each week, he reads to each first grade class for twenty minute. Through this small act, he is able to be a role model, showing students an adult who isn't a teacher but still has a genuine love of reading, learning, and diversity.

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Parent volunteers worked with staff to organize the North Euless Celebration of Families. This award-winning special event showcased the international flavor of the school's community and encouraged parent/family participation on campus. Parents coordinated food, entertainment, and displays from the many countries they represent.

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