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Home | News | Story+Gallery: Teachers, Community Partners Unite to Give Rockets Gifts

Story+Gallery: Teachers, Community Partners Unite to Give Rockets Gifts

Teachers, faculty and some very special community members gathered this week to play Santa Claus for nearly 200 Irvin Rockets.

For the second year in a row, the school organized its Irvin’s Angels event in which members of the faculty — with the help of partners in education from Fort Bliss, the Texas Department of Transportation and other entities vested in wellbeing of the school — came together to donate gifts to students right as they’re getting ready to head on out for the holiday break.

Students were served snacks and other goodies in a festive environment before being surprised by a visit from the real Santa, who brought with him sacks full of gifts.

“This is an opportunity for us to brighten the day of our students, some of whom may not get a gift this holiday season,” said Principal MaryAna Giba.

“This is just a small way in which we can tell our students that our faculty and staff, as well as our military and TxDOT partners, care about them and care about their future.”

This is the second year Irvin organizes this event, and already the number of gifts handed out has more than doubled.

Organizers say they expect even more students to benefit in upcoming years.

Author: Gustavo Reveles  | Photos courtesy of Irvin High – EPISD

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