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Dickinson Community Supports Trinity Students and Faculty

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Less than a week after a major fire shuts down their school--Trinity officials find new classrooms for all of its students.

The community in Dickinson has quickly reacted to the fire at Trinity high school, and have done it in a big way.  
Ben Smith reports...

I think everybody is pulling together
We have also received some very positive support
The outpouring of support.
A relentlessly positive outpouring of support from my staff and students.

Right now, the Dickinson community is united over one goal, to get the students of Trinity High, back to class.

"I'm sure if the shoe was on the other foot, trinity would be helping us." says Doug Sullivan, Superintendent of Dickinson Public Schools

Less than two days after the fire at Trinity High, the Dickinson public school system found room for the displaced students.

"It was just pulling together and collaborating that made it work so quickly." 

One church and three schools came forward to provide space for the displaced students,  the Trinity freshman, will go to Berg elementary.

"We moved some things out of our professional development lab and we moved our teachers lounge.
We relabeled the rooms Trinity room A and Trinity room B, we put up a welcome Trinity bulletin board outside the room and I want the trinity freshman to realize that they are welcome here, its not a problem, its going to be business as usual and we will finish out the school year for them." says Shawn Leiss, principal at Berg elementary

The building may look different, and the schoolmates are a little younger, but for now, Trinity freshman have a place to learn.

"I think anytime a community pulls together during a tragedy, it makes the community stronger and in this case I think it will make both school systems stronger."

Ben Smith, KXnews.


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