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Help for Schools and Communities Affected by Wildfires

2011 September 30
by HISD Communications

I know many of you have been concerned about all those affected by the devastating wildfires in Bastrop and other communities in Texas. HISD collected monetary donations for the employees of Bastrop ISD, and I want to thank everyone from Team HISD who contributed to that effort. This week, Bastrop ISD Superintendent Steve Murray sent a letter to Texans and educators who have supported his district during this challenging time. I read Steve’s letter on the Texas Association of School Administrators’ EduSlate blog, and wanted to make sure that you got a chance to read it, as well.

Many of our students and school communities also came up with other ways help those who lost everything in the fires. Hogg Middle School Principal Mina Schnitta and her students collected school supplies, clothing, food, and water to help students in Magnolia.

Students from Hogg Middle School with Magnolia Junior High Principal Brad Schnautz.
Students from Magnolia Junior High express their thanks to students from Hogg Middle School

Mr. Schnautz said, “The graciousness and outpouring of support demonstrated by the Hogg Middle School community has greatly benefitted our students during this difficult time.” I am proud of the staff and students at Hogg Middle School, and all the other HISD schools that have stepped up to help. The people of Magnolia, Bastrop, and other areas, remain in our thoughts as they work to rebuild their communities.

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