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Garrett Elementary named Top Volunteer Campus of the Year

Group photo of the volunteers of Garrett Elementary, the winners of the volunteer hour (families in action) for 2024

Sheldon Independent School District Partners in Education named Garrett Elementary as the 2023-24 Sheldon ISD Partners in Education (PIE) Campus of the Year.  Volunteers were presented a trophy for their hard work and dedication this school year at a surprise celebration during National Volunteer Week on April 26. The campus has logged approximately 2,267 volunteer hours from August 2023 to April 2024. The district also recognized Christina Caballero as the top volunteer for Sheldon ISD with more than 263 hours. Ms. Caballero is a volunteer at Garrett Elementary.

"As a school principal, I am deeply grateful for the invaluable contributions of our dedicated volunteers and the unwavering support of our parents,” said Garrett Elementary Principal Chad Davis. “Their involvement not only enriches the educational experience but also fosters a sense of unity and belonging within our school community. Together, we nurture an environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.”

The current estimate for the value of a volunteer hour is $31.80, according to Independent Sector, the nation’s largest non-partisan coalition of nonprofit organizations.  The volunteers of Garrett Elementary have contributed the equivalent of roughly $72,090 to Sheldon ISD. Sheldon ISD volunteers across the district worked more than 8,200 hours throughout the 2023-24 school year, equating to $260,760.

The Sheldon Partners in Education program creates school-support opportunities for parents, businesses and the community by offering a Families in Action volunteer program. Volunteers can donate their time and service to Sheldon ISD classrooms at any campus and all grade levels. To learn more, visit