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Elm Grove Middle builds ‘mountains’ of school supplies


Submitted by Sonja Bailes, Public Relations Liaison for Bossier Parish Schools

The students at Elm Grove built a mountain of school supplies to donate to “Faith Moving Mountains,” a non-profit group that distributes school supplies and uniforms to those in need.

Last year, they helped approximately 700 Bossier families. Thanks to Elm Grove’s efforts, they will be able to help even more next year and as needed.

Principal Ross Boyett sweetened the deal for students, buying Happy Bellies the day before for everyone that brought in at least three items.

Then as an added incentive, he promised if his office was packed this morning with no room to move, they would have one more night school dance.

That did the trick.

In May, there will be a Hawaiian luau at Elm Grove Middle School.

The presentation of school supplies was made March 14 by Assistant Principal Jennifer Armond. Angie Tejada with “Faith Moving Mountains” accepted the donation and was truly blown away by Elm Grove’s efforts.

This act of kindness is part of Bossier Schools’ district-wide community service initiative, “Helping Hearts One Week At a Time.”

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Sean Green is managing editor of the Bossier Press-Tribune.