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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

Aug 15, 2019

NBC 5 Helps Teachers Get Classrooms Ready

NBC 5 Helps Teachers Get Classrooms Ready

NBC 5's Supporting Our Schools campaign is partnership with the nonprofit website Donors Choose to get teachers in North Texas ready for the near year.

Aug 2, 2019

Bulletproof Backpacks a Surprising Back to School Option

Bulletproof Backpacks a Surprising Back to School Option

One of the hottest back to school accessories this year may surprise parents -- bulletproof backpacks. The bags highlight the harsh reality and dangers faced by children today.

Aug 18, 2018

Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

Colorado School District Introduces 4-Day Weeks to Cut Costs

Hate Mondays? Maybe you should consider moving to Colorado. A school district in the Centennial State has cancelled school on Mondays in favor of a four-day school week. But Garfield-like attitudes is not...

Aug 18, 2018

US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed...

Aug 16, 2018

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

How to Ease Kids' Anxiety About School Safety

Given the number of high-profile school shootings last year, both children and adults may be feeling anxiety about school safety. As many kids head back to school, knowing how to speak with them is key...

Aug 13, 2018

NBC 5 Viewers Raise $580K for Students’ School Supplies

NBC 5 Viewers Raise $580K for Students’ School Supplies

Thanks to the generosity of NBC 5 viewers, tens of thousands of kids here in North Texas will go back to school with the tools they need to succeed.

Aug 12, 2018

Tips for Back-to-School Shopping and Getting the Best Deals

Tips for Back-to-School Shopping and Getting the Best Deals

The summer weather may still be in full force, but fall is definitely in the air, at least when you consider one of the year's biggest retail events: Back-to-school shopping. Here's a list of expert tips on how...

Aug 8, 2018

Back-to-School Supplies Get Revamp, From Scents to Llamas

Back-to-School Supplies Get Revamp, From Scents to Llamas

The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the paper aisle this...

Aug 1, 2018

School Supplies Cost Down as New Year Approaches: Survey

School Supplies Cost Down as New Year Approaches: Survey

Back-to-school shopping isn't getting more expensive for once, according to new survey. The cost of classroom supplies dropped across every grade level ahead of the 2018-19 school year, according to the latest...

Jul 23, 2018

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

Schools Eye Facial Recognition Technology to Boost Security

The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each face against a database...

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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