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The inclusion of Travis' Garden in this popular annual tour brings people from throughout the
city to the school and serves as a good public relations tool for not only Travis, but HISD.  Travis students and parents work hard to prepare the garden to put forth its best face each spring. Travis was the beneficiary of half of the profits from the 1998 tour.

LIGHTS IN THE HEIGHTS
When the neighborhood line the streets with luminaries for the Annual Lights in the Heights
festival, parents, students, teachers and staff deck out our dinosaur playscape. Travis and
its Sparks Park get a wonderful chance to shine in this renown celebration of lights, music and
dance. Travis's participation in such neighborhood activities serves as an example of the strong relationship that has developed between the school and its community.
CHASE BANK
Each year Chase Bank has generously funded various garden projects - from funding the drip irrigation system to most recently purchasing all new lumber to rebuild each bed. Volunteers are shown from this year's Chase Global Work Day installing new landscape timbers for each of the 30 garden beds.

OTHER COMMUNITY PARTNERS:

Exxon Chemical Americas
HEB Pantry Foods
Houston Center
Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, Inc.
Junior League of Houston, Inc.
McDonalds on North Main
South Texas College of Law

PROJECT RECONNECT
Travis is one of thirty schools benefiting from this HISD program aimed at "reconnecting" communities with their neighborhood schools. A program coordinator works with the school's VIPS (Volunteers In Public Schools) coordinator to involve parents, churches, seniors groups and the community at large in roles of mentors, tutors and, most importantly, advocates of school concerns.

 

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