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Kicking Off the School Year With a Surprise Celebration

Students, school leaders, and community members at one Texas school welcomed back teachers and staff back with a clap-in to inspire them for the new year.

August 30, 2019

A Surprise Back-to-School Clap-In

When teachers and staff members arrived at Raul Yzaguirre Middle School in San Juan, Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley's Pharr-San Juan-Alamo School District on Aug. 22, they were met with a surprise: Students, school leaders, and community members had lined up to cheer and clap for them. The gathering, sponsored by Teach For America, celebrated and thanked teachers for their hard work and dedication as they embark on a new school year.