Waco ISD honors Adopt-a-School Partners with Annual Awards
Waco ISD has a long history of strong community support in the form of volunteers and partnerships, specifically through the Adopt-a-School program which has been in place for more than 37 years. Each partnership between a campus and business or organization is unique, based on the needs of the campus and the resources of the partner. Generally, these partnerships fall into four categories: adult-student connections (mentoring and tutoring), incentives and motivation, workforce development and community service.
The annual Adopt-a-School partnership awards provide the district a way to celebrate and honor the countless hours of hard work and continued dedication the community gives to Waco ISD’s students and staff. The following individuals, businesses and organizations are being recognized for their unwavering support through their partnerships for the 2022-2023 school year.
Outstanding Elementary Partnership Highland Baptist Church with Dean Highland Elementary School
Outstanding Secondary Partnership Waco NAACP with Indian Spring / G.W. Carver Middle School
Outstanding Business Coordinators Jennifer Low & John Ucci (Calvary Baptist Church) with West Avenue Elementary School
Outstanding Volunteer Carol Kolinek with Kendrick Elementary School
Outstanding School Coordinator Karen Curtis, West Avenue Elementary School
Golden Apple Award: Academic Enrichment Kappa Kappa Gamma, Baylor University with Parkdale Elementary School
Golden Apple Award: Community Service Pi Beta Phi, Baylor University with South Waco Elementary School
Golden Apple Award: Mentoring Renew Church with Parkdale Elementary School
Golden Apple Award: Rookie of the Year Mighty Wind Worship Center with Crestview Elementary School
Congratulations to this year's honorees, and thank you to all of our partners and volunteers for supporting our staff and students! Pictures below are from award presentations with campus representatives and the honored individual, business and/or organization.
Highland Baptist Church with Dean Highland Elementary
Waco NAACP with Indian Spring / G.W. Carver Middle School
Jennifer Low & John Ucci, Calvary Baptist Church with West Avenue Elementary
Carol Kolinek with Kendrick Elementary
Karen Curtis, West Avenue Elementary
Kappa Kappa Gamma, Baylor University with Parkdale Elementary
South Waco Elementary accepts the award on behalf of Pi Beta Phi, Baylor University
Renew Church with Parkdale Elementary
Mighty Wind Worship Center with Crestview Elementary