Weekly roundup: OC students show support for Houston, teacher trains service pooch and more

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:

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