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Education briefs: Week of Oct. 1-7

October 1, 2018

Conroe ISD Coats for Kids Drive

From Oct. 1 through 16, the district’s police department is hosting the 16th annual Coats for Kids Drive. Collection bins are to be placed near the front of campuses, and all donated coats will be picked up, cleaned and sorted on the last day.

Then, they are to be distributed to children in need throughout the district. Last year, the district collected 1,400 coats, jackets and hoodies.

German-American week at The Woodlands High School

This week at The Woodlands High School, students can partake in events to celebrate and reflect on German heritage and traditions.

With help from a grant awarded by the American Association of Teachers of German, the school’s German language teachers have planned a week full of scavenger hunts, traditional German crafts and games with lots of prizes to give out.

Teacher Trina Powers said that although this is the first year they’ve done a larger celebration, she wants to make sure that the community knows the German program is thriving.

International Day at St. Anthony of Padua’s Catholic School

In order to expose students to other cultures, St. Anthony of Padua’s Catholic School is hosting an International Day on Friday. Oct. 5. There is to be a parade with the school’s students representing 15 different countries, as well as hands-on craft and game activities.

In addition to an African drumming demonstration from Rhythm Path Drum Circles, The Woodlands High School’s Folk Dance Troupe is to perform at the festival.

Cooper Cares Day

On Oct. 11, The John Cooper School is to host their second Cooper Cares Day, an event focused on volunteerism and forming relationships in the community.

Students will spend the morning assisting seniors with home and yard repair, assembling hygiene kits for those who need temporary shelter and helping with maintenance projects at organizations such as Panther Creek Inspiration Ranch and the Montgomery County Animal Shelter.

In the afternoon, students will then hear from keynote speaker Mirna Valerio, who was named as National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year.”

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