The mission of Communities In Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Dancing with the High Point Stars

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Save The Date

February 24, 2018


Thank you to our dancers, flash mob participants, sponsors, attendees and community for making the 8th Annual Dancing with the High Point Stars a huge success with over 700 attendees raising more than $70,000. Special thank you to our 2018 High Point Stars:  Joyce Allen (J.H. Adams Inn), Heather Bowers Cross (Fidelity Bank), Bonnie Faust (High Point Regional Hospital), Brian Gavigan (Wyatt Early Harris Wheeler LLP), Travis Green (Miss High Point Scholarship Pageant), James Mitchell (Smith Leonard PLLC), Susan Morris (Community Volunteer), Monica Peters (Benefit Plan Services, Inc.), Martha Shafer (Community Volunteer), Alex Stevens (Alex Stevens), and Jonathan Teich (High Point University Athletics).

Our goal is to continue providing programs and services to students who attend some of High Point’s schools that have the highest free and/or reduced lunch percentages, a federal indicator of poverty.   Now, more than ever, it is crucial that we help students realize the importance of a high school diploma as the foundation for future endeavors, but we cannot do it without DSC_1262community support. This fundraising event helps ensure the continuing legacy of student success in our community that began under the leadership of founder, William “Bill” Horney Jr.


2018 Event Highlights:

Thank you to all, community sponsors, volunteers, board members, Fred Astaire pros, our High Point Stars, and staff for a wonderful job.  You made it look so easy.  Thank you for tackling the bumps head on and thank you for helping to smooth out the wrinkles. It was an excellent night, the epitome of an EXCELLENT TEAM!!  You all are amazing,  CISHP cannot thank you enough for the help, good will, andDSC_1282 good spirits that you all exhibited for this star-studded event.  You all are truly beautiful!!  Our Stars were simply fantastic!!  They all are WINNERS!!!  Truly, CIS Angels on earth!  We are in awe of the care that High Point has for our students and their families.  We live in the most caring community in the United States.  High Point is second to none.  CIS is blessed and absolutely loves this community and how they embrace us. You all are keepers!

Wanda Stewart – Executive Director


Congratulations to the 2018 Dancing with the High Point Stars Winners:

DSC_0349Most Votes – Alex Stevens

Best Performance – James Mitchell

Best Costume – Susan Morris and their Fred Astaire partners.

With much appreciation,

Leigh Anne Kasias- DWTHPS Chair, and Wanda Stewart-Executive Director, CIS of High Point








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Save The Date

February 23, 2019

See you on the dance floor!