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Fairview/Miss Jewell students combat isolation through welcome program for new students

With the expansion of Fairview-Miss Jewell Elementary from an estimated 400 students to a peak of 700 students, the school will welcome approximately 300 new students this school year. Thanks to a Department of Defense Education Activity grant, these students won’t find themselves alone in a new school.

A student-to-student organization in each CCISD school has been formed with funding from the DODEA grant. The program’s purpose is to bring military and civilian students together to welcome new students, create a positive environment, support academic excellence, and ease transitions. The Military Child Education Coalition established the program in 2004.

At Fairview-Miss Jewell Elementary, Elementary Student 2 Student organization takes new students on a tour of the school after registration is completed. In addition to serving as a “welcome wagon” for new students, ES2S members meet monthly to discuss ways to help the school and community.



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