WSD Continues Participation in Operation Backpack


For the seventh year in a row, every student K-6 at Johnston, Kelly, and Turner elementary schools received backpacks and school supplies donated by the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, as part of “Operation Backpack.”
“Our goal is to ease the financial burden of our parents that comes with back-to-school shopping,” said Superintendent Archie D. Perrin, Jr. “By assisting parents in this way, we can work together to ensure that all of our students are well-equipped for academic success in the new school year.”
Members of the Covenant Church of Pittsburgh find their partnership with the District to be equally rewarding. “What better way to give back to our community than by investing in a child’s education?” said Denise Graves, a pastor and worship leader at the church.
The District hopes that the supplies will empower students and parents to continue the learning process at home, by incorporating more reading and study time into their evening routines.


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