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Registration for annual Apple Tree Project open now!

Denton ISD’s Department of Counseling and Social Work will host five registration sessions for families needing to participate in the community’s annual Apple Tree Project beginning Wednesday, April 5.


A joint partnership between the district, Interfaith Ministries and the United Way of Denton County, the Apple Tree Project provides back-to-school assistance for families in need.  Parents or guardians of Denton ISD students who qualify for free or reduced lunch can apply for clothing and back-to-school supplies through the Apple Tree Project, with members of the community and local businesses and organizations coordinating to provide support.


To apply for assistance, families must bring a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license or state-issued ID) and know their children’s clothing sizes. Additionally, birth certificates for children entering kindergarten must be brought, if student is entering school for the first time. Families will be able to indicate their children’s favorite colors at application events.


Families that do not qualify for free or reduced lunch must have a proven financial crisis to apply. Applications will no longer be accepted when all spots in the Apple Tree Project are filled, so families are encouraged to attend the earliest possible application date they can.


Families can attend any registration session are not limited to one close to their child’s school. Registration dates and times include:

Wednesday, April 5 – Rivera Elementary, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11 – Hodge Elementary, 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12 – Ginnings Elementary, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 19 – Calhoun Middle School, 3 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 6 – Stephens Central Administration Building, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


For more information on the Apple Tree Project or registration sessions, please contact the district’s counseling and social work department at (940) 369-0598 or visit