Grant Recipients Spring 2011
GALVESTON ISD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION AWARDS
Spring 2011 GRANTS TO TEACHERS
GALVESTON, TX—Galveston ISD Educational Foundation recently awarded (16) sixteen grants to GISD teachers as part of its Grant to Teachers/School Site Grant program. The Foundation awarded grants to nine campuses in the district. The science and math grants this year were funded by the Permanent Endowment Fund of the Moody Memorial Methodist Church.
Lisa Carnes received a $750 Grant to Teacher award for the k-4th science teams “Cutting Up in Science” project at Oppe Elementary School, which is a grant for hands-on science games. Lisa also received a $400 Grant to Teacher for her second graders “Jumping Ahead” project, which is a grant for learning games in all subject areas from remedial to advanced levels.
Sandra Cavasos, also at Oppe Elementary, received a grant for "Medically Fragile Classroom Devices" project for $1000 which is a grant for innovative adapted learning devices for special needs students.
Austin Middle School received four grants from the GISD Educational Foundation. Veronica Arneson and Amy Lakich received a grant for the “Glorious Gizmos” project for $2100 which is a grant for interactive online simulations in science allowing students to manipulate variables and design experiments. Jack Sheaffer and Doyle Neuwiller received a grant for “Finale Music Composition” project for $900 which is a grant for music composition software program. Susan Riedel, Margie Dyess, Denise Byrd and Shelia Ross received a grant for the “Social Studies Alive” project for $1500 which is a grant for support materials for an already successful social studies software program. Glenn Winstryg received a grant for “Vex Robotics Learning” project for $460 which is a grant for robotics kits to support their successful program.
Anna Allebach and Theresa Pacheco from Early College High School received a $1000.00 grant for “Dare To Compare Artists.” This project will support the purchase of art and art history books for the new library at the school.
Central Middle School teachers , Ebony Murphy, Cleo Lamb, Barbara Morris Smith, Alex Prince, LaQuinta Ryals, Dee Shelton and Anthony Arcidiacano received a grant for the “MOBI- A Whale of Roaming Instruction” project for $1500 which is a grant for hand held instructional tools that allows teachers and students to interact instantaneously in the science classroom.
L.A. Morgan Elementary teacher, Lois Rivaux, received a $500.00 grant for “We’re Off to See the Wizard”. This project supports the costumes and stages materials needed to perform the school play.
Ball High School Prep T-STEM Program received two (2) grants: Jerry Edwards received a grant for $500 for “MOBI” which is a grant for a hand held instructional tool that allows the teacher and students to interact instantaneously in his pre-calculus class.
Jean Langevine, also at Ball Prep, received a grant for $1000 for “Can I See Your DNA?” project which is a grant for kits to study DNA cells in her biology class.
Ball High School Art teachers Bobby Weiss and Colleen Moore received a School Site grant for the “Outdoor Art Facility” project. They received $5000 to convert an outdoor area, adjacent to the art rooms, into an outdoor learning area including a Raku kiln. This area will be dedicated to the memory of Mr. Richard Dunn, Ball High School Ceramics teacher.
Early Childhood University and Weis Middle School received two grants from the GISD Educational Foundation. Bob Balshaw received a grant for the “Hatching Nature” project. They received $950 to support a project for students to explore the hatching of various animals with an incubator.
Ashley Jackson, Jennifer Flores and Lisa Leland, also at Early Childhood University, received a grant for $3000 to support the “Edusmart Science” project which is an interactive program geared toward science content for grades 3-6th.
And finally, Selena Stair, Janice Haynes, Jessie Minter, Michael Guss, Tammy Bennet, Rhea Raymond and John Allums from Crenshaw School received a $2200 grant for their project "Learning Video Technology" which will supply the school with a video technology for students to use in all subject areas of the school.
“We are very proud of the wonderful, devoted and hardworking teachers in GISD,” said GISD Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Schmid. “These grants will directly impact over 4200 students from GISD. Thus far, the Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 to GISD schools. The foundation board continues to focus on our fundraising efforts to support this valuable program.”
The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, is a coalition of private, business, industrial and civic sectors created to promote quality education by establishing, supporting and enhancing programs not otherwise funded by the Galveston Independent School District. For more information on the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation, contact Julie Schmid at 409-766-5157 or e-mail email@example.com.
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