September 21, 2017
Boxes of shirts were delivered to Moore Elementary School on Sept. 20, a surprise by Cypress Creek High School to help its feeder school that was relocated after suffering significant damage due to Hurricane Harvey.
Sept. 21, 2017—It started with a sign. White paper with blue and yellow lettering. Six words.
“Love you Moore, Love you most.”
The Cypress Creek High School cheerleaders made the sign among a few others for Moore Elementary School, which was relocated to the vacant old Matzke Elementary School building after its original building suffered significant damage due to Hurricane Harvey. The campus will be shut down for months while undergoing a large-scale renovation.
Moore Elementary School Principal Patricia Myers (left), helps unload a box of shirts delivered by Cypress Creek High School to the Moore staff and student body Sept. 20
CFISD staff and volunteers helped Moore move into its new home and replace what was lost. The sign sparked an idea.
“Our kids thought, ‘What do they need?’” Cypress Creek Principal Vicki Snokhous said. “They probably lost shirts in the flood, the kids said. So then it was, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we could give them a shirt?’”
So Cy Creek did just that. Combining the efforts of the cheerleaders, student council, water polo, key club, National Honor Society, Cougars for Christ, athletic booster club and faculty members, the high school, which sits less than two miles from its elementary feeder, surprised the staff Sept. 20 with more than a dozen boxes of shirts.
Moore Elementary School staff and Cypress Creek High School students pose with the shirts Cy Creek surprised its elementary feeder school with Sept. 20. Moore was relocated after suffering significant damage due to Hurricane Harvey.
It’s more than enough for the approximately 900 students and 100 Moore staff members.
And on the shirts are those same six words: “Love you Moore, love you most.”
“The outpouring that has come in to us has been incredible and just amazing to see,” said Patricia Myers, the principal at Moore. “That’s a lot of boxes. They told me about this and I didn’t know what it was going to look like – it was going to be a surprise. But this is going to be so cool.”
Snokhous put out the call to all the organizations once the idea grew legs. Within 24 hours, there were enough funds for all the shirts, getting even more help when Cy Creek staff stepped in to help as well.
One of many signs adorning the walls of Moore Elementary School, which was relocated after suffering significant damage due to Hurricane Harvey. This sign became the idea for the approximately 1,000 shirts Cypress Creek High School delivered to Moore on Sept. 20.
“I’m so proud of them,” said Snokhous, crediting the Cougars boys basketball team and its immediate efforts in the recovery in helping start the movement across the entire campus.
Added Myers: “It’s amazing to me that kids and staff members at another school want to take their time and use their money to do something like this. That’s just amazing.”