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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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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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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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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