Community invited to help BCLUW give back

CONRAD — The students in the BCLUW school district are currently helping a school that has felt the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

The school they will be helping has a connection to BCLUW, as Rebecca Jahr (math coach at the Texas school) is the sister of BCLUW High School science teacher and football coach, Anthony Jahr.

The school is Parker Intermediate School (with more than 1,000 students in grades 5-6) in the Aldine School District. It was reported that more than 60 percent of Rebecca Jahr’s students lost everything.

“Some of our students asked what we could do to help, and I learned that Mr. Jahr had a sister teaching in Houston,” said BCLUW High School Principal Kristen Kell. “He contacted her and she sent a wish list of what they needed as more than half of her students lost everything.”

The following items are being collected:

• General school supplies — composition notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, paper, folders, binders, etc.

• Clear backpacks — inside must be able to be seen from the outside

• Dress code clothing — solid colored polos and tan, black or blue dress pants

• Reading books for grades 5-6 (could do fourth grade and up)

• Basic toiletries packages (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.)

An Amazon wish list of suggested items can also be accessed at the following link:

Cash donations will also be accepted to purchase goods and to give to the school.

Community members wanting to help are being asked to drop donations off at the main office of any of the three school buildings in the district (in Conrad or Union) by Sept. 15.

“It is nice that we can help a school that has a connection to someone here, rather than just helping a random school,” Kell said.