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First Lady Justice Introduces Two New Friends With Paws Therapy Dogs In Pup Rallies
09/21/2022
First Lady Cathy Justice today visited Moorefield Elementary School and Spring Mills High School for "Pup Rallies" to celebrate the arrival of the state's next therapy dogs through the Friends With Paws Communities In Schools (CIS) program......read more
First Lady Justice introduces newest Friends With Paws therapy dog in Pup Rally at Pineville Elementary School
09/14/2022
First Lady Cathy Justice today visited Pineville Elementary School (PES) for a “Pup Rally'' to celebrate the arrival of the state’s next therapy dog through the Friends With Paws Communities In Schools (CIS) program....read more
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95%
Improved Behavior

74%
Improved Academics

76%
Improved Attendance

92%
Were Promoted (K-11)

93%
Graduated or Received GED (Grade 12)

>99%
Stayed in School



95%
Improved Behavior

74%
Improved Academics

76%
Improved Attendance

92%
Were Promoted (K-11)

93%
Graduated or Received GED (Grade 12)

>99%
Stayed in School

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