Special education students from Jacksonville elementary schools visited Wal-Mart Wednesday morning to do Christmas shopping.
Teachers carted small groups of children from aisle to aisle, buying up clothes, toys and whatever else caught the students’ fancies.

Dr. Leslie Brinkman George, director of special education for the Jacksonville Independent School District, said it was the school’s annual shopping trip for its physically and cognitively impaired students.

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) – Only nine shopping days until Christmas, but dozens of East Texas students are covered.

Tuesday, special needs students from St. Louis School in Tyler checked off their lists for their families and themselves. KLTV 7 photojournalist Philip Stauts went along as their carts filled up with a lot more than just presents.
Click on the video below to see how the trip went.

This is the ninth year St. Louis School has been with the Mostyn-Moreno Foundation. There is one more shopping spree set for Wednesday in Jacksonville.

By Philip Stauts | Posted: December 15, 2009

(Houston, TX) A grant received by Mostyn Moreno Foundation means students with special needs in Jefferson County area public schools will learn needed life skills.

Entergy Texas has awarded a $1,500 grant to the Glenda Jean Mostyn & Joe E Moreno Educational Foundation. The funds will be used by the foundation for its annual “Christmas Lights” program benefiting public school students with special needs in Jefferson County school districts.

“We are grateful to Entergy Texas for their support of our program. For years, the Foundation has focused on empowering children with special needs with the opportunities they deserve,” said Monte Osburn, executive director, Mostyn Moreno Foundation. “With recent cuts in public education funding, programs that serve this special segment of students are urgently needed.”

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The Mostyn Moreno Foundation is hosting a screening of the DreamWorks movie, “How To Train Your Dragon” at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

HOUSTON — The Glenda Jean Mostyn and Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation (Mostyn Moreno Foundation) and ReelAbilities: Houston Disabilities Film Festival 2014 are co-hosting a free screening of Dream Works’ “How to Train Your Dragon” on Sunday, February 9th at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

Admission to the 1:00 p.m. showing is free but attendees are requested to make a reservation. Along with the movie, registered guests will also have free admission to the Children’s Museum after the screening. Special appearances will be made by Smash the Horse of the Houston Mounted Patrol. Vouchers for free cookies and milk from the museum café will also be distributed to registered guests. Each guest will also receive a rubber bracelet with bearing the phrase, “Level the Playing Field”.

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