Harmony Elementary School Receives Diamond Star Status


Harmony Elementary School received the Diamond Star School status for their dedication and support with the inaugural Georgia Schools Care initiative to raise funds for Georgia’s foster care children.

Students and staff from Harmony Elementary participated in the initiative, called Clark’s Christmas Kids, held from November 8 through December 15, 2023. This annual initiative brought together the entire educational family, including students and staff, fostering a sense of community and support for a shared cause.

"We are proud of our students and staff at Harmony Elementary for undertaking this cause,” said Superintendent Dr. Travis Thomas. “This is a great lesson learned in both empathy and collaboration!"

During the initiative, Harmony Elementary School raised approximately $650 to provide clothing, hygiene supplies, and gifts to foster care children. This earned them Diamond Star status - a designation reserved for participation above 100%, based on a minimum $1 donation by both students and staff.

More than 50 schools and districts and several private donors contributed to the inaugural Georgia Schools Care initiative collectively raising an impressive total of more than $43,600.