Saturday, September 23, 2023

A Big Pink Splash at Johnson Elementary

Pink t-shirts, pink sweatshirts, pink hats, socks and other accessories are a common sight during the month of October. As the Carroll Dragons host its fifth annual Pink Out home football game, the effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer is seen district wide.

So too, at Johnson Elementary School where this year, the campus PTO raised nearly $450 in donations for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The PTO sold special JES Pink Out t-shirts and donated $2 for every shirt sold to the foundation.

This is the first year, JES PTO hosted a breast cancer awareness/ research fundraiser.

To read more about this year’s Pink Out game at Dragon Stadium, click here.

Southlake's Chief of Police is "Mystery Reader" at Johnson Elementary School

Each week First Graders at Johnson Elementary School are treated to a very special mystery reader. The students have no idea who it’s going to be until the mystery reader walks in. This time it was our own Southlake Chief of Police Stephen Mylett.  The students were really excited to meet the Chief and he thoroughly enjoyed reading to the kids. “Education is so important to our young people.  I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to encourage students to read and learn as much as they can and hopefully influence them a positive way,” said Chief Mylett.

Chief Mylett read, “The Day in the Life of a Police Officer and Officer Buckle.”  The kids loved it and afterwards they were able to ask the Chief lots of questions. Chief Mylett also gave each student a Southlake Police Officer badge.

School teachers and administrators from Johnson Elementary said they really appreciated the Chief taking time out of his busy schedule for the kids.  The students also made “Thank you” cards for the Chief.  Here’s a big “Shout out” to the First Graders at Johnson Elementary!

First Graders at Johnson Elementary School