The fact that Clarendon is over 500 miles from Houston has not deterred the Elementary Gifted and Talented students from wanting to help their peers in a time of need. Houston and the surrounding area was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Irma. The GT students saw a need and were determined to make a difference. They put together an awesome plan and began their preparations. They made posters to hang in the hallways and put together flyers to hang in local businesses asking for donations.
The people of Clarendon responded to their requests and the donations began to make their way to the elementary. Once again, the GT students went to work gathering those donations and boxing them up for delivery. On September 18, the students loaded the donations that began their way to south Texas to help those who have suffered loss from Hurricane Irma.
“The donations we received are going to Waller, Texas where there is a Disaster Relief Drop Off,” gifted and talented teacher Jill Frausto said. “From there the supplies will be distributed to surrounding communities as needed. The students worked very hard and are so proud of the donations that came in.”
Everyone at CISD is equally as proud of their elementary GT students. Seeing a need and acting on it is a life skill that is very commendable and shows the community of Clarendon that it only takes an idea to make a difference in someone’s life.
Great job Clarendon, well done.
Calendar Week of September 24 - September 30, 2017