Sunday, August 7, 2016

ECHS teachers treated to free school supplies

From left are Nathan Oertley, East Coweta Assistant Principal Jeannette Hallam, Dana Dobbs, Anna Pitts, EC Principal Steve Allen, Karen Cox, Erica Pater and CIS Site Coordinator Jessie Foreman.

The day before students arrived for classes, teachers at East Coweta High School were treated to free school supplies and equipment that will make their work a bit easier and more productive during the 2016-17 school year. The supplies were collected during the recent School Supply Drive for Teachers sponsored by United Way in Coweta County (a division of United Way of Greater Atlanta), which partnered with Communities In Schools of Coweta County for this year’s event.

“We are so excited about the success of the CIS program," said CIS Executive Director Gina Weathersby. “It has only been possible because of the support of the Coweta County School System and the teachers that work with our students every day. This wonderful donation of school supplies for teachers by United Way is a way for us to show our appreciation. We could not grow and achieve success without the support of United Way and our other donors and sponsors.”

Local businesses and individuals donated binders, chart paper, markers, compasses, erasers, flash drives, graph paper, hand sanitizer, highlighters, loose leaf paper, mounting tape, paper towels, pencils, pens, Post-It Chart Paper and Post-its, rulers, sanitizing wipes, sheet protectors, staplers and staples, tissues, white board cleaner and white board markers.

“The Communities in Schools program is an important part of our effort to serve students any way we can to help them become successful,” said Steve Allen, Principal of East Coweta High. “We appreciate everything they do, and we are thankful to United Way for their supports of our teachers.”

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