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Arnold MS, National Dental Care establish Adopt-a-School partnership

Representatives from National Dental Care and Arnold MS pose for Adopt-a-school commemorative photo
Dr. Wendy Tan, DDS at National Dental Care, second from right, and Amby Clinkscale, Arnold Middle School principal, third from right, hold commemorative Adopt-a-School certificates as the campus and community partner announced on Feb. 19 that they officially entered into an adoption partnership. They were joined by Alice Kouyoumdjian, marketing relations coordinator at National Dental Care, Arnold administration, and Dawn Tryon, CFISD director of community engagement.

Feb. 26, 2024—Representatives from National Dental Care visited the staff at Arnold Middle School on Feb. 19 to officially announce their Adopt-a-School partnership with the campus.

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

Alice Kouyoumdjian, marketing relations coordinator at National Dental Care, shared their excitement for adopting Arnold.

Arnold MS prinicpal and Dr. Wendy Tan sign Adopt-a-school partnership agreement
Amby Clinkscale, Arnold principal, right, signs an Adopt-a-School partnership agreement after the community partner announced its official partnership with Arnold Middle School on Feb. 19. Clinkscale was joined by Dr. Wendy Tan, DDS at National Dental Care, left.

“I think the most exciting part is the impact we will have on our community,” Kouyoumdjian said. “The children are the future and that’s why it is so important to us at National Dental Care to be of service to teachers, who make the most impact on our children.”

Amby Clinkscale, Arnold principal, expressed her gratitude to National Dental Care for committing to help support the campus.

“Arnold Middle School is blessed and grateful to be adopted by National Dental,” Clinkscale said, “We look forward to this partnership with our community business partner and can’t wait to show National Dental Care why “There’s No Place Like Arnold!”

For more information on the Adopt-a-School program, contact Dawn Tryon, director of community engagement, at 281-894-3950 or