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    How You Can Give Thanks to Your Alma Mater

    Thanksgiving is coming up in a hurry, and with it comes a reminder to think of all the things in our lives for which we are grateful.  For members of Fort Bend ISD Nation, that may include the time you spent in Fort Bend schools! Many people are shaped by their time in high school, so even those who graduated decades ago likely can still think of formative experiences from their teenage years in school or in extracurricular activities.  If you want to take some concrete steps to give thanks to your alma mater this year, here are a few ways you can do so. Reach out to a teacher: If you are still able to get in touch with any teachers you had in high school who influenced you, consider reaching out to them to let them know the impact they had on your life. Teachers are truly the people who make schools special, and they do not get nearly enough appreciation for everything they do. Practice giving thanks by showing them your gratitude. Volunteer: Giving your time and energy through volunteering may be the ultimate way of showing your thankfulness to your alma mater. There are all kinds of ways to get involved as a volunteer, so find something you’re passionate about or experienced with and use the skills and gifts you have to help the school and its students. Be present: If you’re still in the area, come to school events like sporting events, concerts, plays and more. Having a physical presence and supporting everything happening at the school is a great way to showcase your gratitude. We’re thankful for all of our members and supporters, and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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    The Top 5 Reasons Alumni Should Consider Coming Back for Homecoming

    Homecoming is a generations-old tradition at high schools and colleges all over the nation. While most people these days think of school dances and football games when they hear the word “homecoming,” Homecoming celebrations began with alumni in mind and continue to be a yearly opportunity for alumni to return to their alma mater that helped shape them. With homecoming celebrations right around the corner, here are a few reasons why you might consider going back this year as an alumnus. Opportunities to reconnect: Social media may have made it easier to keep up with each other, but nothing replaces in-person interaction. Visiting your hometown: Homecoming is as good an excuse as any for you to get back home, if you no longer live in the area. See your family, see your old hangouts, enjoy some nostalgia. Rekindle your school spirit: Years may have passed since your last time on campus, but the connection you have to your alma mater will never fade away. Homecoming season is here, so make your plans now to get home and share in the excitement!      
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