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Henderson Mill Elementary
August 8, 2011 | View the Photo Gallery
McClure Middle School
August 15, 2011 | View the Photo Gallery
Students at Henderson Mill Elementary School in DeKalb County were in for a surprise on their first day of school on Monday, August 8th. As they stepped off the bus and out of their cars, they were greeted by Harry the Hawk, Sky Hawk, Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders, and other special guests in partnership with SCANA Energy. Hawks members participated in a school assembly, featuring important lessons from Harry, Sky Hawk, and Coach Tyrone Hill. Henderson Mill is the only elementary school with an engineering program, recently shifting their efforts to encourage student interest in science, technology, and student health and wellness. The Atlanta Hawks Foundation donated $2,500 to help the school create a community garden.
Students at McClure Middle School in Cobb County were in for a surprise on their first day of school on Monday, August 15th. As they stepped off the bus they were treated to several WOW moments, the theme of the school year. In partnership with SCANA Energy, Assistant Coach Lester Conner, Harry the Hawk, Sky Hawk, Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders, and Atlanta Hawks PA Announcer Ryan Cameron were all there to make this a memorable first day. Hawks members high-fived students as they crossed a bridge into school and participated in the morning announcements. The Atlanta Hawks Foundation donated $2,500 to the school's "Green Team" to support an environmental initiative.