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SRM Student Council Collects Supplies for Houston Students
Monday, October 2, 2017
The start of a new school year is synonymous with purchasing new school supplies. For students in the Houston Independent School District, however, those new supplies were just some of the items lost when Hurricane Harvey impacted their hometown.
The Soule Road Middle Student Council knew the people of Houston were in need of help after the hurricane. While many Americans have donated essential items such as water, food, clothing, toiletries and money, the eighth-graders from Liverpool wondered what the students from Houston were going to do when they returned to school. Would they have the supplies they needed to resume the school year with as much normalcy as possible?
So SRM Student Council officers Morgan Kenna, Jake Socker, Hannah McQuatters, Michelle Sacco and Gemma Colasanti, along with advisors/teachers Gregory Marano, Angela Francis and Renae Farrands, organized a school supply drive to help make the transition easier for Houston ISD students.
Flyers were placed throughout the building and student council officers shared information about the drive with classmates through Google Classroom. In all, the school collected nearly 200 school supplies (including notebooks, folders, loose leaf paper, pens and pencils) as well as several Staples gift cards. There also were monetary donations to help with shipping costs and anything left over will be donated directly to the Houston ISD.
The student council officers said they were proud of what the SRM community accomplished through the supply drive to help the students in Houston.