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Allegiance Bank, Epiphany Lutheran team up to adopt Owens ES

December 7, 2016

Representatives from Allegiance Bank and Epiphany Lutheran Church gather for an Adopt-a-School ceremony at Owens Elementary School on Dec. 7. Pictured, from left, are Leslie Francis, CFISD director of marketing and business relations; Jeffrey Muchow, Epiphany Lutheran pastor; Amy Frank, Owens principal; Beth Hixon, Epiphany Lutheran director of children’s ministry; Patrick Moore, Epiphany Lutheran director of Christian education intern; and Linda Humphries, Allegiance Bank vice president and marketing director.
Representatives from Allegiance Bank and Epiphany Lutheran Church gather for an Adopt-a-School ceremony at Owens Elementary School on Dec. 7. Pictured, from left, are Leslie Francis, CFISD director of marketing and business relations; Jeffrey Muchow, Epiphany Lutheran pastor; Amy Frank, Owens principal; Beth Hixon, Epiphany Lutheran director of children’s ministry; Patrick Moore, Epiphany Lutheran director of Christian education intern; and Linda Humphries, Allegiance Bank vice president and marketing director.

Dec. 7, 2016—Two school district partners came together on Dec. 7 to solidify an adoption agreement with Owens Elementary School.

Representatives from Allegiance Bank and Epiphany Lutheran Church signed an Adopt-a-School agreement at the ceremony, arranged by Leslie Francis, CFISD director of marketing and business relations.

Linda Humphries, Allegiance Bank vice president and marketing director, shakes hands with Jeffrey Muchow, Epiphany Lutheran Church pastor, during the Owens Elementary School Adopt-a-School celebration on Dec. 7
Linda Humphries, Allegiance Bank vice president and marketing director, shakes hands with Jeffrey Muchow, Epiphany Lutheran Church pastor, during the Owens Elementary School Adopt-a-School celebration on Dec. 7

CFISD’s Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community and business partners to utilize the resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.

Allegiance Bank is adopting its second CFISD campus, as it has previously partnered with Frazier Elementary School.

Amy Frank, second from left, Owens Elementary School principal, expresses her appreciation to members of Epiphany Lutheran Church and Allegiance Bank for adopting the campus.
Amy Frank, second from left, Owens Elementary School principal, expresses her appreciation to members of Epiphany Lutheran Church and Allegiance Bank for adopting the campus. 

“We are very proud to be a partner with CFISD,” said Linda Humphries, Allegiance Bank vice president and marketing director. “I have had three children go through the district, and we want to be involved because we feel like we want to partner with the best of the best. The children here have many different types of needs, and we just want to be a part of that.”

Jeffrey Muchow, Epiphany Lutheran pastor, said he learned of the adoption process through his director of Christian education intern, Patrick Moore. With the church being located close to Owens at West and Jackrabbit roads, the partnership seemed ideal.

“It was brought up during a meeting and we all thought, wow, what an opportunity we have right across the street,” Muchow said. “We want to be a presence in these kids’ and staff’s lives—tutoring, mentoring, just helping any way we can.”

Owens Principal Amy Frank and Epiphany Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey Muchow celebrate the new Adopt-a-School partnership at the school on Dec. 7.
Owens Principal Amy Frank and Epiphany Lutheran Church Pastor Jeffrey Muchow celebrate the new Adopt-a-School partnership at the school on Dec. 7.

Muchow said that Epiphany would hit the ground running with the adoption. Students from the church’s K-8 school are visiting Owens on Dec. 8 to sing carols to the students.

“Taking care of 1,000 students is a big job, so the more help and support we have, the better we can do that,” said Amy Frank, Owens principal. “This adoption is overwhelming and wonderful. I appreciate everybody making this happen.”

For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Leslie Francis, director for marketing and business relations, at 281-894-3950 or [email protected].

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