District 9 Back to School Events

Stuff the Bus Event

As the summer comes to an end, families across the city are gearing up for the start of school. Councilman John Courage, along with his District 9 team, are getting involved in several ways. The D9 Office, helped by the dedicated volunteers from the local Church of Latter-Day Saints, purchased more than 250 backpacks filled with school supplies. Seventy-five of these backpacks were donated to Cornerstone Christian Church for their Back to School Bash that took place Monday, August 5. The remaining backpacks will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis at the District 9 Movie in The Park on August 9, at Blossom Park. The "doors" will open at 6:30 p.m., and the movie, Wonder Park, will begin at dusk.

    Councilman Courage also joined volunteers at Coker United Methodist for their backpack stuffing in a two-night event hosted by the church. These giveaways will help alleviate the cost of necessary supplies at the start of the school year for families in need.

    Saturday, August 2, Councilman and his team participated in multiple back-to-school events.  They began by helping restore portable classrooms at Harmony Hills Elementary School. Councilman Courage and Principal Bennett joined Harmony Hills students to paint and refurbish the classroom doors, giving students a bright start to the year. Councilman Courage and staffers then made their way to HEB, lending their support to Communities in Schools, who led an annual Stuff-the-Bus event. Customers were encouraged to consider purchasing extra school supplies during their shopping trip to donate in collection bins at the front of each entrance. This event marked the third time Councilman Courage has volunteered with the Stuff-the-Bus campaign.

"Thank you to all the people and organizations that volunteer and donate their time for our students. These events wouldn't be possible without the support of our District 9 community. The District 9 Office will continue to make it a priority to help kids start their school year right and be in a position to excel," Councilman Courage said.