First graders at Shiloh Elementary school have adopted an elementary school that was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. To help the students return to normalcy, the three classrooms, led by teachers Sarah Wehrle, Brooke Sterns, and Teresa Beeler, have been collecting school supplies to send to Jones Clark Elementary School in Beaumont, Texas.
“In first grade we start with a unit all about me and get to know one another. We move on to talking about our neighborhood, community and community helpers. We talk about ways we can give back to our community and read a book called The Littlest Volunteer. As children were witnessing the news about the hurricane their families wanted to know how we could help others. We thought this was the perfect opportunity to tie this into giving back to the community. We did some research on how to donate and found a website that would let us adopt another school like ours. From there we asked our teachers and families to donate specific items that our school needed. They are a school of about 750 students. Their greatest needs at this time are school supplies and school uniforms. With that being said, we have decided to focus on school supplies and are currently collecting supplies based off of their school supply list given to us by their district,” explained Wehrle.