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Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Supporting Our Schools Supply Donations Drive

Collecting supplies and donations to give students and teachers access to the materials they need

Thursday, Jul 5, 2018 at 11:00 AM CDT
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By Alana Pipe, Nina Lin

Retro School Supplies You Used to Use in Class

Just like calculus and art theory, there are some things you probably don't bring...View gallery

  • Zigzag Scissors
  • Pencil Grips
  • Mr. Sketch Scented Markers
Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:50 AM CDT

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

Revealed: The Best High School-Themed Movie Ever

One John Hughes classic "The Breakfast Club" defeated another Hughes classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" to be crowned the best high school-themed film of all-time. (Or at least among those who voted.)

Thursday, Jul 6, 2017 at 08:22 AM CDT
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By Madison Walls

10 Tools to Use in Your School Garden

Whether you’re just breaking new ground on a school garden or are a seasoned pro...View gallery

  • Pencils and Sharpeners
  • ID Cards for Bugs and Plants
  • Clipboards for Worksheets
Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 at 07:06 AM CDT

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

How Ongoing 'Toxic Stress' Can Affect a Child's Brain

A quiet, unsmiling little girl with big brown eyes crawls inside a carpeted cubicle, hugs a stuffed teddy bear tight, and turns her head away from the noisy classroom. The safe spaces, quiet times and breathing...

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017 at 02:28 PM CDT

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

School Fundraisers Reach New Heights, But Inequality Remains

Four tickets to a Yankee game, golf for a dozen in the oceanside resort of Westhampton, New York, cocktails included, even Lasik eye surgery — all were prizes for Public School 116’s Spring Benefit Auction in...

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 07:14 AM CDT

Overcoming Challenges at Home

Overcoming Challenges at Home

Cara Bowers came into Zee Mucheson's life at a time when she needed to know someone cared. Zee, a student at Bowman Middle School in Plano, worked with Cara, a social worker with the nonprofit Communities in...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017 at 08:48 AM CDT

Inspiring Students to Succeed in School and Life

Inspiring Students to Succeed in School and Life

Statistics show that by the third grade, children are either on the path to graduation, or dropping out, according to the non-profit Communities in Schools.

Friday, Jul 21, 2017 at 09:30 AM CDT

Supporting Our Schools: Principal Sees Promise

Supporting Our Schools: Principal Sees Promise

Kristina Turner, a principal at Parkway Elementary in the Crowley Independent School District, says the Communities in Schools nonprofit is one of the most impactful programs she's seen in public education.

Monday, Jul 24, 2017 at 09:52 AM CDT

Rapper Common Surprises Students at NY School, Donates Money

Rapper Common Surprises Students at NY School, Donates Money

Oscar and Grammy winner Common surprised a group of New York students by donating $10,000 to help their teachers buy supplies like calculators and science kits. The rapper-actor partnered with the nonprofit...

Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 at 05:42 PM CDT

Some Look to VR for the Future of Classroom Learning

Some Look to VR for the Future of Classroom Learning

Instead of reading about cell biology, or even watching a very cool video on cell biology, imagine you could shrink down small enough to go inside a cell and observe biochemical reactions up close. And what...

What We're Doing

NBC 5 and Telemundo 39 are teaming up for Supporting Our Schools, an initiative to help students served by Communities in Schools and the Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities who are in need of school supplies for the upcoming year. You can make your donation at the register of any participating Albertsons and Tom Thumb grocery store in North Texas July 1 through July 28.

Students Reached

Here's how many students have been helped since 2018 through the Supporting our Schools initiative:

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