I love this story…
An elementary school teacher in Florida posted that her school was having a college colors day. One of her students told her he wanted to wear a University of Tennessee tee but didn’t have one. They discussed that he could wear an orange shirt to show his spirit. He told her every day leading up to it that he had an orange shirt that he was going to wear. So when the day finally arrived, he was SO EXCITED to show the teacher his shirt.
He took it to the next level and drew a design and taped it to his tee. He was so proud of his tee but, after lunch, the teacher noticed he was crying. He said some girls at the lunch table next to his made fun of his homemade tee.
The teacher wanted to get the student his own Vols tee and posted her story to see if anyone had connections to the University of Tennessee.
Well…. word got back to UTenn and they went above and beyond! They sent him a whole pack of Vols gear — tees, bracelets, water bottles, foam fingers, and more!
They even converted the student’s design into a tee and are donating a portion of the proceeds to the STOMP Out Bullying campaign.
(The shirt is at www.utvolshop.com — search for SKU #09216 — but the web site is getting a LOT of traffic and might be down or really slow.)
The John Hanson Middle School Band played a festival at Hershey Park. They called it Trills and Thrills.
For this design, I dropped off a special template and a Sharpie. After all the kids signed the template, I picked it up and turned it into a one-of-a-kind custom tee, complete with all their signatures!
These tees work best for smaller groups (under 100) and I’ve used them for graduating classes, band trips, and sports teams.
JHMS Band Trip
Dr. Brown Elementary (http://www.ccboe.com/schools/brown) asked me to make tees for their Children’s Theatre Troope. These royal blue tees were printed with 2 colors (white and yellow) and involved a fade in colors.
What do you think?
Dr. Brown Children’s Theatre Troupe
This year, College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing wanted a fresh design. This is what we came up with… lol
College of Southern Maryland School of Nursing
McDonough Staff: Individually Proud, Collectively Strong
McDonough Rams Staff: Individually Proud, Collectively Strong.
These tees and hoodies were made with Port & Company’s Essential tee in purple. The design is F&M Expressions’ Vintage print for that “well-worn” feel of that old tee you love. It’s just like traditional screen printing, only softer.
The College of Southern Maryland’s School of Nursing asked me to make shirts for a fund raiser. I made short- and long-sleeve tees, as well as hoodies, in athletic gray and black.
The more items they sold, the more money I donated. They sold over 100 items and raised more than $760!
Great job, Future Nurses of America!
CSM School of Nursing front
CSM School of Nursing back
The 2017 Thomas Stone High School Car Show will be held rain or shine (hopefully, the latter!) on Saturday, May 6. I made some “Registration” and “Judge” tees:
Car Show Judge back
Car Show Judge front
Car Show Registration
2017 TSHS Car Show
I was a little busy with Thomas Stone High School this year… first, I made some performance tees for Physical Education. Then, I made 300+ shirts for the seniors. The front design featured a cougar and a cool graphic
TSHS Class of 2017 front
while the back contained the entire senior class overlaid on a cougar’s paw.
TSHS Class of 2017 back
Later in the year, I made shooter shirts for the lacrosse team:
Thomas Stone Lax
Signature tees are great for graduates, class trips, sports teams, and more! I have over 50 different template that can be customized — in terms of colors, words, and clip art. Pick the one you want and I will deliver the template with a Sharpie. Get all your students, etc to sign the template. When done, I will pick it up and convert it into a unique and memorable tee!
Kinda like this…
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And here is a sample of some of the signature design templates:
Introducing the 2016-2017 MARVEL-ous Mustangs!
This year’s spirit tees will feature a design on the front of athletic heather tees (short- and long-sleeve) and sweatshirts (crew neck and hooded) in youth and adult sizes. In addition, the short- and long-sleeve tees will have this design across the shoulders. The crew neck and hooded sweatshirts will be blank on the back.
Specification and sizing sheets can be found on the Malcolm specs page. You can also download an order form if you lost yours.
This is the image for the front of the tees and sweats
This will go on the back (up by the shoulders) on the tees ONLY. The sweats will not have anything on the back.
They survived Coach Rivenburg
Congratulations to the graduating seniors of the North Point Swim Team! Surviving Coach Rivenburg is quite an accomplishment.
These custom tees were made using Port & Company’s Essential Blended Tees; a soft cotton hand feel joins Dry Zone® moisture-wicking technology for unbeatable comfort and performance. The design is made with red, white, and yellow SportFilm Lite from Stahl’s.
Need a few or a few hundred? I can do that!
Thank you to the Malcolm Elementary Mustangs for their recent business! They asked me to make them some custom tees for MESA, the Math Team, the Class of 2016, and for their Destination Imagination team.
First, I made this custom tee for the Math Team, using gold Goof Proof designs from Transfer Express, that I pressed onto navy short-sleeve tees from SanMar:
Malcolm Math Team
Then, I customized long-sleeve athletic heather tees from SanMar with navy Goof Proof designs from transfer Express for their MESA team. I added a little distress to grunge these tees up:
Property of Malcolm Mustangs MESA
Congratulations to 7 Ugly Sweaters, the Destination Imagination team from Malcolm Elementary! They are headed to Globals 2016. I customized each tee with a different color ugly sweater. For these specialty tees, I used SuperFilm and SportFilm Lite from Stahl’s:
Malcolm DI: 7 Ugly Sweaters
Finally, I made these tees using lemon yellow short-sleeve tees from SanMar and a custom design using F&M Expressions. Malcolm Mustangs, Class of B16 Dreams!
Malcolm Class of B16 Dreams
Nominate an outstanding student for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) students can apply for the 2016 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program, which honors middle and high school student volunteers. The annual program recognizes students for exemplary acts of volunteer service in their communities. The awards are given to students for serving their communities through volunteer activities, such as helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety or protecting the environment.
Students in grades five through 12 are eligible to apply and must have participated in a volunteer activity that occurred in the past 12 months.
Read more at Southern Maryland News
Thank you, teachers, for all of your hard work and dedication!
(from The Washington Post)
Employees of the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania will show up for work on the first day of school next Wednesday, but they don’t expect to get paid.
The district, which has been struggling with financial and academic problems for decades, is on the edge of insolvency and cannot make payroll, state and local officials have said.
So on Thursday, about 200 members of the local teachers union voted unanimously to work without pay as the new school year opens. They were joined by secretaries, school bus drivers, janitors and administrators.
From Southern Maryland News Net:
The 2015-16 school year officially begins on Monday, Aug. 31 for students in grades kindergarten through 12. Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) expects to welcome more than 26,500 students this school year. Students enrolled in the prekindergarten and three-year-old programs start back on Tuesday, Sept.8. CCPS staff and teachers are preparing for the start of another school year and are finalizing services and programs for students and parents.
There is a lot of good information for parents on the link above.
If you need custom gear — tees, sweats, and lots more — for your school, class, or club, let me know! If you need some inspiration for designs, I have hundreds of customizable templates available at www.easyprints.com.
The 2016 Mary B Neal tees are coming soon! The order form will be distributed early in thew school year, with orders due no later than September 17, 2015. You can learn more, see the sizing and specification sheets, and download order forms at the Mary B Neal Sizings and Specifications page.
No Excuses: Neal Kids Go To College!
Keep Calm and Dare to Dream