Recruiting Mentors at DATCU

Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to go to DATCU Credit Union in Corinth, TX to recruit volunteers to come mentor our students at Lake Dallas Middle School and Lake Dallas Elementary. We are always in need of positive figures for our CIS students. At Lake Dallas Middle School, I have five mentors that […]

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Girls Operating As Leaders

Recently, a few Communities In Schools of North Texas 8th graders at Calhoun Middle School, who are members of the Damas Unidas Girls Operating As Leaders (GOAL) Soccer Club, along with one of their mentors from Sigma Delta Lambda, Inc. decided to go to Denton Christian Pre-School to donate children’s books, snacks, and their time […]

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Becoming a Young Leader

This month, I would love to brag on one of my dual language 2nd graders here at Bridgeport Elementary. April is in her first year with Communities In Schools of North Texas, but she is already showing amazing growth. Academically April is making wonderful, consistent progress and it is so encouraging to see. But what […]

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A Philosophical Young Man

Kameronn is a 7th grade student at Lakeside Middle School in Little Elm, TX and has been in the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program for the past two years. His academic coaches and peers describe him as energetic, intelligent, creative, and kind. He’s known to sing, rap, […]

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Getting the Help She Needs

Emma is a student at Justin Elementary in Justin, TX. She comes from an economically disadvantaged family where neither of her parents have a high school degree. Emma first came into the office asking for help on a homework assignment that she did not quite understand due to a language barrier. She was a little worried […]

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Congratulations to our partners at Mixed Media Creations!

We are so proud of our amazing partners at Mixed Media Creations, whose Amelia Stationary Package was named as a Merit winner in the most recent How International Design Awards! It is no surprise to us that their design was chosen out of more than 1,000 entries, as we have seen first-hand their fabulous work. Mixed Media Creations gives […]

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Making New Friends

Thanks to her hard work and dedication to academics, Haleigh has been successful as a 7th grader in 8th grade math class at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome, TX. Unfortunately, because of her class schedule, she was placed her in 8th grade lunch, away from all her friends. I could tell this was a […]

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Jacob and Mr. Bob

Jacob, a third grade student at Rivera Elementary in Denton, TX, has come a long way with his motivation and his academic focus from when I first started working with him last year. When he was in second grade, I matched Jacob with a mentor, Mr. Bob, to try and help him improve academically and […]

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Modeling Positive Behavior

Christy Merrill mentors Yessenia, a fourth grader at Lewisville Elementary in Lewisville, TX. She comes every week to meet with her mentee and always makes sure to bring an activity that Yessenia will enjoy. Christy works very hard to model positive behaviors for Yessenia, develop her social skills and guide her to make positive choices […]

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Why My School Is the Best

Pictured are three of our 5th grade students at Evers Park Elementary in Denton, TX. Osbaldo, Mary Jane and Leonel have all participated in the Communities In Schools of North Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (CISNT ACE) program for at least 2 years. One of these students moved to Denton ISD not knowing any English, […]

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