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Community Partnerships Contributing to Walnut Bend ES’s Success

Chronicle article shows how caring organizations are making a difference in students’ lives

A student in Spanish language class at Walnut Bend Elementary school.

Students at HISD’s Walnut Bend Elementary School are benefitting from community partners in a big way this year.

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The Key to Success: Doing What You Love

 Virginia Croft, 77, has been teaching band at Lovett ES for 35 years. Because of her impact on students over the years, Croft was featured in this week’s Houston Chronicle. One of her first-graders loves band so much that he was disappointed that he had to stay home on Labor Day, while another student, now in his 20s, held on to a note that Croft had sent him in elementary school. To find out what that note said and to learn more about Croft, read her profile in the Houston Chronicle.