Many of Sherman Independent School District’s most prominent community supporters and leaders lined the halls of Jefferson Elementary School on Friday morning, cheering "Jefferson Rocks!" with excited Eagles. The community came out in force to realize Principal Amy Porter’s vision of creating a video "to celebrate teaching and learning."

Many of Sherman Independent School District’s most prominent community supporters and leaders lined the halls of Jefferson Elementary School on Friday morning, cheering "Jefferson Rocks!" with excited Eagles. The community came out in force to realize Principal Amy Porter’s vision of creating a video "to celebrate teaching and learning."


Representatives from the City of Sherman, Sherman’s police and fire departments, and many local businesses all seemed to catch the children’s contagious excitement. Representatives from other Sherman ISD schools, including a group of Sherman High School cheerleaders along with their mascot Bearcat, also showed their support in the video. As Neblett Elementary School Principal Billy McCoy put it, "We’re all just one big family."


"I wanted the kids and the staff to see how many people care about them," Porter said. "A lot of the time you don’t even see the people who donate to the school.


"Teachers, I know a lot of the time, they feel like they’re on an island out there by themselves, and they’re not. This community really supports them, and I wanted to make that connection."