CISD is Giving Back
Across the district, students and staff members are taking the time to give back to those in need locally and around the world.
Austin Elem. – participated in the Lion's Club food and toy drive, Make aChild Smile, andhelped two families through Kohl's- Clothe a Child.
Cottonwood Creek Elem. – held the “Days of Giving,” designating each day for the donation of a particular type of item. Donations will be shared with Metrocrest, Christian Community Action (CCA), Coppell Lion's Club, North Texas Food Bank, and Operation Warm Blanket.
Denton Creek Elem. – had a Pajama Drive and a “Quarters for Carly” drive, which raised over $1,000 for a child in need. They also spent a Saturday at Barnes & Noble singing Christmas songs for the community.
Lakeside Elem. – is participating in United Through Reading, Toys for Tots (Lakeside Cub Scouts), 5th grade book drive, Canned Food Drive, Pink Hearts fund hair donation, Hats on day to raise funds for children's cancer, and collecting cards for the St. Jude's Ranch recycled card program.
Mockingbird Elem. – collected new, unwrapped toys (the staff exchanged toys to be donated instead of other gifts) and canned goods for the Lions Club. In lieu of a gift exchange for the students, some classes decided to send care packages to soldiers overseas.
Pinkerton Elem. – PTO is heading up a canned food drive for Metrocrest Service Center and a toy drive for the Lion's Club. The Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Club is sponsoring a sock drive for a children's home.
Valley Ranch Elem. – is participating in a canned food drive and pennies for the Cowboys Campaign, both supporting the North Texas Food Bank. The fifth grade also “adopted” a family with seven children.
Wilson Elem. – held a canned food and toy drive for Coppell Lions Club and a pajama drive for a homeless shelter.
CMS East – has an angel tree, and classes “adopted” about 50 kids that they will provide with Christmas gifts.
CMS West – is participating in the CCA Clothing and Canned Goods Drive; Teens for Africa Clothing Drive, benefiting needy families in Africa; City of Coppell Angel Tree Toy Collectionand providing for over 90 families; the Hearthstone Senior Citizens Holiday Celebration where choir students sang, band students played holiday songs, and Student Council members brought holiday treats and visited with the seniors.They also decorated well over 450 paper bags with Holiday decorations and filled them with candies and treats for the Austin Street Shelter.Basketball players raised money for gifts for a Coppell family in need, and at this year's “Team Holiday Dinner,” the family will be invited to join the basketball team members and their families for a special day of giving gifts and appreciation.
Coppell High School – student council is sponsoring a Toy Drive with Santa's Helpers & WFAA in participation with Rachel's Challenge. The toys will be distributed through 22 community agencies to North Texas families they serve on a year-round basis. CHS also participated in an adopt-a-family program for CISD families in need.
Education Annex – collected canned goods and non-perishables collected for the Lions Club and we participated in the CISD Adopt-A-Family.
New Tech High @ Coppell – held the second annualSnacker Challenge, where students created and marketed a snack product and competed for the best marketing of the item, most moneyraised from sales, best tasting, etc. This service learning project raised over $1,200 for Habitat for Humanity.The Learner Leadership Council created a float for the Coppell Holiday Parade.The Forensic Sciencelearners produced the first annualNTH@C Mystery Dinner Theater.Sales and donations totaled $519 that went to the Habitat for Humanity fund.All of the money raised will be applied to the cost of the house whichNTH@C will build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity in the spring. NTH@C has also been collecting warm clothes for the needy and canned goods for CCA.Students also served as Bell Ringers for the Salvation Army's Kettle Drive at Market Street and as tour guides at the annual Coppell Holiday Tour of Homes.