In the news:
After the storm:
Pasadena ISD receives
helping hand from Arlington school district
and staff in the Pasadena Independent School District were quick to help
those affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Now, Pasadena ISD has received a helping hand in the aftermath of
The Arlington Independent School District launched a fundraising effort
among all students and staff and recently donated $7,475 to Pasadena ISD,
along with five pallets of school supplies.
"We are very grateful for this kind gesture," said Dr. Kirk Lewis,
Pasadena ISD superintendent. "This is a true act of kindness and we are
thankful to Arlington ISD for what they've done."
Called the "District2District Initiative," Arlington campuses, student
organizations and clubs, and central office staff collected school
supplies and cash donations for two weeks. Arlington ISD adopted
Pasadena ISD and pledged to offer support as the Pasadena community
begins to rebuild after Hurricane Ike.
"We are glad that we could help Pasadena ISD," said Veronica Sopher,
Arlington ISD's director of public information. "Everyone was so eager
to help and very quick to act."
After Hurricane Ike stormed into the area on Sept. 13, the damage to
Pasadena campuses kept school out of session for almost two weeks. When
classes resumed, many students needed basic school supplies.
"Three years ago, our students and staff members took it upon themselves
to help those affected by Katrina and Rita. Now, to be the recipient of
the same type of aid is very humbling and it means so much to us and our
kids. We appreciate the students and staff of Arlington ISD and cannot
thank them enough for their generosity."