The children, families, faculty and staff from School City of Mishawaka are helping their Battell Elementary School 3rd grade teacher, Charlene McKay, create a big surprise for Holbrook Elementary in Houston where she was once an assistant principal. In addition to the school supply donations collected during the Mishawaka school supply drive, thanks to Flip Grid technology, the students will actually see the faces of those they are helping! Follow the link to see how Caity Stockstell, Mishawaka’s Curriculum Integration Specialist, helped make that possible. The Flip Grid technology tool, introduced to the Battell students on Thursday, lets them interact with Holbrook Elementary students in Houston, bringing together the faces and stories of donors and recipients of the school supplies.

On Friday, representatives from Feed the Hungry will be on site at Hums Elementary to sort donations and load the truck that will carry them to Houston.  This entire effort was thanks to Clare Holliday and Brandi Powell Hums teacherand it was their idea to start this incredible journey of collecting school supplies for the students in Houston.

This post and accompanying photo were created thanks to a collaboration with Meg Sauer, Mishawaka Schools Chief Communications Officer.

Indiana’s urban schools offer Hoosier students a rich array of programs, services, and opportunities. IUSA appreciates the opportunity to share the stories that demonstrate what the schools have to offer and the many successes their students, faculty and staff achieve.

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