Goal 4: To ensure a satisfying and productive partnership with families and the community. The sixth graders at Dunlap Middle School recently held a school supply drive to collect school supplies for Holy Family Academy, a mission school in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The sixth graders collected a wide variety of supplies, including everything from pens and pencils to book bags and flash drives.
Holy Family Academy was opened in 2006, and is comprised of grades Pre-K through 11th grade, the last year of high school on the island. Recently, Miss Harris, a Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher at Dunlap Middle School, had the opportunity to go to Turks and Caicos to volunteer at Holy Family Academy and take down some of the school supplies that were collected. Because everything is imported to Turks and Caicos, it is extremely expensive to purchase school supplies on the island. One pack of loose leaf paper costs $11.00! Many of the students (and teachers) lack the basic school supplies that make for a productive and meaningful educational experience.
Thank you to everyone who donated – it’s the little things that make a huge difference! Congratulations to Mrs. Fitch’s Panther Pride for collecting the most school supplies, and also to Miss Harris’s Panther Pride, who came in at a close second place! “For it is in giving that we receive.”
Submitted by: Nichole Harris
Dr. Lisa Parker, Superintendent