Horne ES, Toshiba International establish Adopt-a-School partnership

August 28, 2018

Stephanie Thomas, Horne Elementary School principal, hands a gift basket to Jason Spradley, Toshiba International Corporation senior human resources manager, after the business officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the neighboring campus during a surprise visit Aug. 20. Toshiba International and Horne sit approximately two miles apart on West Little York Road.
Stephanie Thomas, Horne Elementary School principal, hands a gift basket to Jason Spradley, Toshiba International Corporation senior human resources manager, after the business officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the neighboring campus during a surprise visit Aug. 20. Toshiba International and Horne sit approximately two miles apart on West Little York Road.

Aug. 27, 2018—Representatives from Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) visited Horne Elementary School on Aug. 20, as the neighboring business partner surprised the staff with the official announcement that it would enter into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the CFISD campus.

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

“I’m very excited about the adoption because I truly believe that we need to do everything we can to reach every single student,” said Stephanie Thomas, Horne principal. “In Cy-Fair ISD, we have phenomenal families and phenomenal kids that work hard to reach their goals, and having assistance from the community and a business partner like Toshiba gives us additional time, additional volunteer hours and additional resources so that we are able to reach all of our kids.”

Representatives from Toshiba International Corporation announced the business officially entered an Adopt-a-School partnership with Horne Elementary School on Aug. 20. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba president and chief executive officer; Stephanie Thomas, Horne principal; and Cheryl Johnson, Toshiba industrial division senior human resources generalist. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Kyle Kem, Toshiba social infrastructure group president; Leslie Francis, CFISD assistant superintendent for communication and community relations; Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of marketing and business relations; and Jason Spradley, Toshiba senior human resources manager.
Representatives from Toshiba International Corporation announced the business officially entered an Adopt-a-School partnership with Horne Elementary School on Aug. 20. Pictured in the front row (left to right) are Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba president and chief executive officer; Stephanie Thomas, Horne principal; and Cheryl Johnson, Toshiba industrial division senior human resources generalist. Pictured in the back row (left to right) are Kyle Kem, Toshiba social infrastructure group president; Leslie Francis, CFISD assistant superintendent for communication and community relations; Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of marketing and business relations; and Jason Spradley, Toshiba senior human resources manager.

For Toshiba International, partnering with Horne makes sense, as the two sit approximately two miles apart on West Little York Road. A number of Horne students have parents who work for Toshiba International. The business partner and school each dealt with the effects of Hurricane Harvey a year ago, including families still recovering from the historic rain and flooding.

“Toshiba International Corporation is pleased to announce the adoption of Horne Elementary for the 2018-2019 academic school year,” said Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba International president and chief executive officer. “At TIC, we aim to maximize a positive impact on the community and education with programs such as this. Our goal is to provide value to the staff and students through donations and volunteerism. We will work to understand each other’s core values and seek common ground between the two to create a dynamic, innovative and successful partnership.”

Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba International Corporation president and chief executive officer, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership form as Horne Elementary School principal Stephanie Thomas looks on. Following a surprise ceremony Aug. 20, the campus and neighboring business were officially paired. The Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community and business partners to utilize resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.
Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba International Corporation president and chief executive officer, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership form as Horne Elementary School principal Stephanie Thomas looks on. Following a surprise ceremony Aug. 20, the campus and neighboring business were officially paired. The Adopt-a-School program pairs schools with community and business partners to utilize resources of the community to strengthen and enrich the quality of education for students.

Horne Elementary School principal Stephanie Thomas (right) raises her arms in excitement as Leslie Francis, CFISD assistant superintendent for communication and community relations, tells the Horne staff that the campus officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with Toshiba International Corporation. Business representatives surprised the staff during a visit Aug. 20.
Horne Elementary School principal Stephanie Thomas (right) raises her arms in excitement as Leslie Francis, CFISD assistant superintendent for communication and community relations, tells the Horne staff that the campus officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with Toshiba International Corporation. Business representatives surprised the staff during a visit Aug. 20.

Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba International Corporation president and chief executive officer, speaks to the Horne Elementary School staff during a surprise visit Aug. 20 in which the business officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the neighboring CFISD campus. Toshiba and Horne sit approximately two miles apart on West Little York Road.
Koichi Yanabe, Toshiba International Corporation president and chief executive officer, speaks to the Horne Elementary School staff during a surprise visit Aug. 20 in which the business officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the neighboring CFISD campus. Toshiba and Horne sit approximately two miles apart on West Little York Road.

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].

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