February 10, 2021
Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch Community Coordinator Katie Ramey, center, joined Cypress Park High School administrators on Dec. 9, as the business partner announced it officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the campus. Ramey and Cypress Park High School Principal Chris Hecker, right, were joined by campus administration and staff for a ceremony to sign the adoption agreement and receive ceremonial certificates.
Feb. 10, 2021—Representatives from Cypress Park High School and Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch came together on Feb. 3 to officially announce their Adopt-a-School partnership.
CFISD’s Adopt-a-School program pairs schools and community and business partners to utilize resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.
Cypress Park becomes the second official campus adopted school for the Chick-fil-A restaurant, which works with campuses in Katy ISD but established an Adopt-a-School partnership with Thornton Middle School in December. Community Coordinator Katie Ramey said the location wanted to work with CFISD, adding food donations, discounts, theme nights and contests are among the many events and programs Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch makes available to partners.
“I feel like our partnership is really to encourage students and do our part in the community, so we’re hoping to do that in Katy and now continue to do that in Cypress,” Ramey said, adding the restaurant was eyeing a partnership with Cypress Park since the summer. “Our part in the education process is in our core values and what Chick-fil-A really stands for.”
Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch Community Coordinator Katie Ramey signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement after the business announced it officially partnered with Cypress Park High School on Feb. 3.
This is the second official partner for Cypress Park, which established an Adopt-a-School partnership with Second Baptist Church’s Cypress campus in 2017. Principal Chris Hecker said the partnerships are especially helpful at the high school level, where the larger student and staff populations, as well as the overall school communities, have many needs.
“The fact that a well-established organization is willing to take time and invest in us means a whole lot,” Hecker said. “It’s that extra layer beyond the school. We talk a lot about community and unity in community, and so when our kids see businesses and faith-based groups getting involved in their lives, it makes them feel valued.”
For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Bevin Gordon, director of marketing and business relations, at 281-894-3950 or [email protected].