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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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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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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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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Lewisville Noon Rotary Partners with Communities In Schools of North Texas

Communities In Schools of North Texas (CISNT) is extremely grateful to the Lewisville Noon Rotary for partnering with us to implement the first ever Rotary Reads program at Central Elementary, Lewisville Elementary, Rockbrook Elementary, and Southridge Elementary. In place of their regular meeting on December 7th, Rotarians dispersed amongst four CISNT elementary campuses and were […]

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