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Friday, September 30, 2005


Backpacks for hurricane relief

Carlisle eighth-grade students were busy on Friday, September 23, stuffing school supplies into approximately 70 new or "gently used" backpacks Hurricane Katrina relief. The backpacks, targeted for students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, are being delivered by truck to the Hogg Middle School in Houston, Texas, Carlisle School Assistant Principal Michael Giurlando reported. "Dr. Stapp knew someone who had a truck, so they took the materials," saving the school the transportation expenses, he added.

The school-wide effort involved all grades. Students brought in supplies such as notebooks, pens, pencils and calculators. The eighth graders, who donated the backpacks, were in charge of placing the supplies in the bags. "It was very touching," said Giurlando. "Some students also donated beanie babies, and put little notes in the bags."

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