Thornton MS, Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch establish Adopt-a-School partnership

December 14, 2020

Thornton Adopt-a-School partnership with Chick-fil-A Morton RanchChick-fil-A Morton Ranch community coordinator Katie Ramey, third from right, and the Chick-fil-A cow joined Thornton Middle School administrators on Dec. 9, as the business partner announced it officially entered into an Adopt-a-School partnership with the campus. The representatives met to sign the adoption agreement and receive ceremonial certificates. Joining Ramey, from left, were Bevin Gordon, CFISD director of marketing and business relations; Stacie Wicke, Thornton acting principal; Tracey Malachi, eighth grade language arts teacher; Mary Becher, director of instruction; and Kimberly Wilson, academic achievement specialist.

Dec. 14, 2020—Representatives from Thornton Middle School and Chick-fil-A Morton Ranch came together on Dec. 9 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.

Thornton becomes the first official adopted school for the Chick-fil-A restaurant, which works with campuses in Katy ISD. 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.

“We noticed there was a need between the Bridgeland area and Morton Ranch,” she said. “I’m sure there are other businesses that are helping and representing as well, but as far as Chick-fil-A, there’s a gap there and we wanted to branch out and help the school and community. So, we’re exciting to share any positivity now and moving forward.”

1214 Thornton Adopt-a-School 2 WEB.jpgChick-fil-A Morton Ranch community coordinator Katie Ramey signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement after the business partner announced it officially partnered with Thornton Middle School on Dec. 9.

Acting Thornton Principal Stacie Wicke said receiving the news right before Thanksgiving made the holiday even more special.

“This is just another extension of community,” Wicke said. “We’re still Cy-Fair, whether it’s a Katy address or a Cypress address. We’re all still together and living in community together. It’s everybody rallying together because we all want what’s best for the kids.”

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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