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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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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Welcome Back, Mr. Larry!

“Mr. Larry is back!” That was the exciting news I got to share with Christopher, a fourth grade student at Lakeland Elementary in Lewisville, TX. We are so thankful for wonderful mentors like Larry Powers who dedicate their time every week to invest in students like Christopher. After having to take some time off for […]

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Reading in Front of her Peers

This school year I have had the absolute pleasure to work with one little miss Edna, a first grader at Bridgeport Elementary in Bridgeport, TX. She is as sweet as can be and just as hard of a worker. I have had the pleasure of seeing Edna come out of her shell during our weekly […]

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Achieving Your Academic Goals

One of the core elements of case managing a student in the Communities In Schools of North Texas methodology is to have the student complete a Goal Contract. The contract helps the student define short and long term goals in both academic and personal settings. We believe a goal contract helps the student buy into […]

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Myers Mentor Goes Above and Beyond

Jeff Talbert started mentoring his student, Jedan,  when he was in sixth grade at Bettye Myers Middle School two years ago. Jeff is a great mentor and has a wonderful attitude, and he has a wonderful bond with Jedan. Jedan is so excited each time Jeff comes to see him. He also expressed to Jeff […]

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A Dramatic Change

I met Shane last year as a 7th grader at Calhoun Middle School in Denton, TX, and he struck me as a kid that did not have a lot of respect for ANY authority figures. He consistently showed difficulty in following the law or just rules in general. Shane was a very bright kid but […]

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