Students from Orange County School of the Arts wanted to show their support for families affected by Hurricane Harvey, especially about 50 families from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston.
That’s what prompted 200 students from OCSA on Thursday to gather in the center of the Santa Ana campus in the shape of Texas, holding up a giant paper heart. The Orange County Register reported how Jack Stolrow, a senior in OCSA’s film and television conservatory, recorded the gesture from a rooftop. The video will be sent to the Houston school for an assembly on Sept. 11, the first day of classes, delayed two weeks because of the hurricane.
“All the students yelled out, ‘Stay strong Houston!’ and cheered,” OCSA spokeswoman Janelle Kruly told the Register. “As a sister arts school, we wanted to show support.”
Here are a few more education stories for the week ending Sept. 8:
- A teacher at Hope View Elementary in Huntington Beach introduced her class to Luka, a four-month old puppy that will shadow her 24-7 as she trains him to be a guide dog for the blind.
- Construction on a new aquatics center at Troy High School in Fullerton concluded this week, allowing students to ‘dive’ into the new school year.
- The California Senate approved a bill that would require its middle and high schools in low income communities to provide free feminine hygiene products on campus.
- College Park Elementary in Newport-Mesa Unified welcomed students to opening day with a makeshift red carpet, along with a new principal.
- A Native American student from San Juan Capistrano earned her place among the nation’s top five best young poets with her impassioned poetry about Native American culture and the injustices they suffered over the years.
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