Harrison County School District adopts school district affected by Harvey
Since Harvey struck the Texas Gulf Coast, people in South Mississippi are banding together to get help to our western neighbors. The Harrison County School District is joining the relief effort by adopting a Texas school district in need.
Among all the homes and businesses struck in Harvey’s path, several schools have been shut down with storm damage as well. The Harrison County School District is now accepting donations to help the Aldine School District get back on their feet. The school district chose Aldine after finding out a former Harrison County teacher, Tammy Ryals, now teaches there.
Students, parents, and the community are encouraged to bring in things like school supplies, cleaning supplies, gift cards and more. The journalism students at West Harrison High School are spearheading the drive and even created a video to encourage more donations. West Harrison Sophomore Claudia Tisdale said, “We understand how they feel. We went through Katrina and we understand what they’ve been through so we want to help them so they don’t have to go through everything they would without us.”
About 70,000 students attend schools in the Aldine School District which sits right outside of Houston.