Yates HS feeder pattern community celebrates back to school

Families from the Yates High School feeder pattern community gathered together on Saturday for a fun-filled back-to-school bash to help get students ready for the new school year.  

Over 400 people from Cullen Middle School, Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School, and Blackshear, Foster, Hartsfield, Lockhart, Peck, Thompson, and Whidby elementary schools all received free school supplies, backpacks, haircuts, uniforms, shoes, and food vouchers at the celebration.   

“It was exciting to see the community come together in preparation for the school year,” Leesa Giles, Special Education Resource Teacher and Title I Coordinator at Foster Elementary, said. “Many families have less to worry about regarding supplies and other school-related items thanks to the collaborative efforts of the Yates Feeder Pattern Schools.   

During the event, schools that earned their certification as a Family Friendly School Program during the 2018-2019 school year were recognized for their efforts by the Family And Community Engagement (FACE) Department.   

Yates High School and Blackshear Elementary earned platinum certification – the highest certification level in the program, while Baylor College of Medicine at Ryan, Cullen Middle School, and Foster and Hartsfield Elementary Schools earned gold certification – the second-highest certification level in the program.