Fort Bend ISD honors volunteers, community partners

Author Helen Keller once said, “Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” Fort Bend ISD realizes that for students to reach their full potential they need the added resources and support – such as classroom materials, monetary contributions and someone who’ll listen – that volunteers and community partners provide.

FBISD is fortunate to have many dedicated volunteers and partners support the District’s mission to inspire and equip all students for futures beyond what they can imagine. Through their efforts, the learning environments of our more than 74,500 students are enriched and strengthened immeasurably, and we appreciate their active involvement in our students’ lives.

To honor our many partners and volunteers, FBISD hosted its annual partners appreciation luncheon.

“The luncheon is a small way of thanking the many individuals who give so generously of their time, efforts and resources to make the educational experience of our students rewarding,” said Pamela Shaw, Parent and Community Engagement Director.

The event included a welcome by Hightower High School student William Johnson, the Presentation of Colors by Hightower’s Army JROTC, the National Anthem by Bush High School student David Quiroz and the pledge by Sullivan Elementary students Abigail Pagura and Anantshri Asthana. Hightower’s Orchestra, led by Director Kevin McDonald, provided the entertainment; and Heritage Rose Elementary Student Council members served as hosts/hostesses.

Also on the program were: Parent and Community Engagement Director Pamela Shaw, Community Engagement Liaison Tyenise Blackmon, FBISD Board President Kristin Tassin, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Charles Dupre, CenterPoint Energy Community Relations Manager Geoffrey Castro, 2016 Elementary Teacher of the Year Cleveland Mouton, and 2016 Secondary Teacher of the Year Richard Embrick.