Self-Confidence and Self-Control

I would like to brag on Datoniya, a third grader at Rivera Elementary in Denton, TX. She has participated in the Communities In Schools of North Texas program for a couple years now, and she is definitely showing more and more growth as time goes on. This year, Datoniya has the opportunity to work with […]

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A Healthy Place to Learn and Grow

Prailey is a CIS student at Chisholm Trail Middle School who can be found in the CIS office every single day. She is plugged into the CIS girls’ self-esteem group, the CIS amiibros academic group, and the CIS guitar club. Prailey also often attends the after-school STEM club called XSTEAM. CIS has a presence at […]

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Learning Coping Skills

Ty’Rece, a fourth grader at Rivera Elementary in Denton, TX, has been doing wonderful work to improve himself! He joined CISNT through a desire to work on his behavior at school, and I have had the pleasure of seeing him learn new coping skills and gain perspective to better understand his peers. He comes into […]

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A Turnaround in Attitude

I just wanted to take the time to recognize Mia, an eighth grader at Calhoun Middle School in Denton, TX. I met Mia when she was in sixth grade, and she struck me as a kid that didn’t have a lot of respect for ANY authority figures. She consistently showed difficulty in following the law […]

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Being True to Yourself

Piper is a student I can always count on to have a big smile and a funny story when she enters the Communities In Schools of North Texas office at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome, TX. Over the years that I’ve worked with Piper, I’ve seen her self-esteem grow, and I’m very proud of […]

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Shout Out to these “Shady Ladies”

Shout out to the “Shady Ladies” from Shady Shores Baptist Church! Since the beginning of the school year, these ladies have compiled food for food insecure families at Myers Middle School in Denton, TX to ensure they have meals and snacks to eat over the weekend. It is unbelievably helpful to have them supporting our […]

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Empowering a Student One Lunch at a Time

The beautiful aspect of mentoring with Communities In Schools is that you know your purpose and work towards it. Our ultimate goal is to see our students graduate, therefore it makes a huge and lasting impact when mentors continue meeting with their students from year to year. Robin began mentoring Kaley last school year at Lake […]

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A Mentor’s Thoughts on Mentoring

I have the special privilege of having a spectacular mentor say a few words about her mentoring experience. This is Jeanette, and she has mentored with CISNT at Little Elm High School in Little Elm, TX for a few years now. Here is what she has to say about mentoring through Communities In Schools. “I am […]

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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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