On Friday, Nov. 30, the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation made their way through the PISD campuses surprising teachers who had been awarded with Teacher Grant funds of $14,000. “The energy was electrifying as we walked through the hallways of the campuses. The drum line was playing, the cheerleaders were cheering, the students were dancing, I just loved being part of it, said Stephanie Brown of The Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Over $5,000 was awarded in honor of Larry Brown that Friday. view article arw

That’s one lesson students, families and educators at Tarver-Rendon Elementary School learned firsthand. In October, the word was out that people needed to help support the campus, a school that sits in a rural stretch between Mansfield and Burleson, because teacher Shaye Atwood was one of 15 finalists nationwide vying for a $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance. Well, Atwood won, and on Wednesday, the students and campus staff were surprised with the news. The check was revealed when Atwood opened a box in front of students. view article arw

Thanks to a grant from engineering company Arconic, City View ISD was able to introduce 7th grade students to robotics, and high school students to forensic science. It is a grant that Superintendent Tony Bushong feels is opening a path for students to learn valuable skills. Bushong said, “We're creating classes that if it just moves one student in a direction of doing something they love, that's served its purpose.” Seventh graders are able to take the robotics class as an elective. they even get to compete at different colleges around the state of Texas. view article arw

One local company partnered with a Lewisville ISD school to help better prepare students for the future. Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Lewisville donated a Ford vehicle to students of LISD’s automotive program at Career Center East. The donation will allow students to get hands-on training under the hood. “Sam Pack Five Star Ford of Lewisville partnered with Ford Motor Company’s Central Market Division to donate the vehicle to career center students as a way to help train them to be future technicians, working successful careers within in a dealership or service center,” said Rob Beaird, Ford communications. view article arw

About 200 Hudson PEP Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will experience science in a new way after the Longview ISD Foundation awarded a $7,000 field trip grant to teachers Monday afternoon. The Hudson PEP teachers ultimately were chosen for the first-ever John W. Harrison Jr. Academic Field Trip Grant because their plans covered 21 Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills, Executive Director Kay Ray said. “(Grant committee members) were really impressed with the kinds of assignments that were going to go into the teaching, as well as what kids were going to do when they came back,” Ray said. “We wanted to offer an experience. ... It just had to be academic (and) related to what they’re doing in school. It had to be related to the TEKS. We’re not just going somewhere for a good time.” view article arw

ROSCOE, Texas (KTAB) - Roscoe Collegiate Independent School District is more than $400,000 richer after receiving a multi-year grant from Greater Texas Foundation. It's awarded to Roscoe CISD because of their innovative education program.  "We're a P-TECH school which stands for Pathways and Technology Early College High School and what that is a blended model of early college high school and STEM academy," Roscoe CISD Provost Andy Wilson said.  Now the district will pave the way for districts across the state and the country.  "We've had more than 60 schools come and tour our school district," Wilson said. With two pathways of biomedical or engineering training, high school students get extensive hands on experience through drone, welding, robotics and veterinary programs. view article arw

Temple ISD receives state math grant

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Temple schools are getting $150,000 from the state to boost math instruction for grades pre-kindergarten through eighth. Temple Independent School District was one of only 14 districts and open-enrollment charter schools to receive a Math Innovation Zone grant. District administrators had a conference call with the Texas Education Agency Thursday to discuss the next steps. view article arw

On Nov. 27, the Bullard Education Foundation handed out their annual Grants for Education throughout the district. Bullard ISD Educators were able to apply for innovative, engaging grants for their students. These grants will benefit students with tools or experiences that normally would not be accessible to purchase from state or local funding. The Bullard Education Foundation traveled to all 6 of Bullard ISD campuses awarding almost $30,000 throughout the district. Below you will see how the Bullard Education view article arw

The Killeen Independent School District announced on Facebook that it was awarded a $1 million grant, which it plans to use to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs at 26 elementary schools. view article arw

The Stockdale Independent School District (ISD) Education Foundation awarded $7,240 on Nov. 15 in Fall 2018 innovative education grants. The following grants were selected for funding: view article arw

The 2018-19 district and campus improvement plans were presented to the Terrell Independent School District board of trustees to review on Monday, Nov. 12 at the Terrell ISD Administrative Building. The district’s student enrollment surpassed 4,700 students this year. Terrell ISD’s Hispanic population is at 49.7 percent, 22.08 percent African American and 23.48 percent Caucasian. view article arw

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation Winners Wagon visited campuses in Alvin ISD to surprise teachers with Innovative Teaching Grants. The grants were funded through generous donations at the annual Foundation Fall Gala. Through Adopt a Grant, gala attendees were able to donate toward the grants in the silent and live auctions. With these donations five grants were fully funded.  view article arw

The Brownsville Independent School District is taking measures to improve school safety. view article arw

Blaring music announced the entrance of Navasota ISD Education Foundation board members, school district administrators and community members as they roamed campus hallways Monday to deliver more than $65,000 in classroom grants. Half of the money was awarded as campus-wide grants while the other half went toward individual teachers or small groups. Among other things, the grants will fund a community reading program and pay for drama students to attend theatrical performances. view article arw

The Brownsville Independent School District and Cameron County have won a nearly $500,000 federal grant that will be used to improve school safety. The Justice Department awarded them $480,400 through the Cops Stop School Violence Grant, which the department said was created to “bolster school security, educate and train students and faculty, and support law enforcement officers and first responders who arrive on the scene of a school violence incident.” Superintendent Esperanza Zendejas said their application was one of five in Texas to be selected for funding. The district and county partnered on the grant proposal. view article arw

Gladewater ISD and Kilgore College teamed up again to apply for grant funding that will help jump-start the high school’s new certified nursing assistant program. During the 2019-20 school year, Superintendent Sedric Clark said high school students will be able to obtain college credit and a nursing assistant certification without leaving campus. Gladewater High School Principal Cathy Bedair identified a classroom that district staff is converting into the CNA lab, Clark said last month. view article arw

Trustees for Union Grove ISD accepted a donation for its softball scoreboard Monday night. view article arw

Waskom ISD Education Foundation is set to host its semi-annual “Shop Til You Drop” event just in time for the Christmas season. The shopping event, set from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Waskom High School cafeteria, serves as a fundraiser for the foundation, which provides grants to Waskom ISD teachers to help supplement learning tools in their classroom, as well as provide scholarships for graduating Waskom High School seniors. “We are looking at having about 20 or so vendors at this event,” Foundation President Terry Slone said on Friday. “We will also have a raffle for a four-seat bar height table made by the Waskom FFA. They have donated the table and chairs to us for our fundraiser and we will sell raffle tickets, one for $5 or five tickets for $20. Last year the Waskom FFA made us a swing to raffle off and that raffle was very successful.” view article arw

A total of 27 employees across eight different schools in Copperas Cove Independent School District were given the surprise of a lifetime on Wednesday. "As soon as I heard it I was like 'Ahhh,' it might be me and I think turned red," first-grade teacher Hillary Newton said. The Copperas Cove Education Foundation awarded a total of $24,583. view article arw

The Alvin ISD Education Foundation Winners Wagon visited campuses in Alvin ISD to surprise teachers with Innovative Teaching Grants. The grants were funded through generous donations at the annual Foundation Fall Gala. Through Adopt a Grant, gala attendees were able to donate toward the grants in the silent and live auctions. view article arw

Christmas came early for teachers at 17 College Station campuses Wednesday as they were surprised with innovative teacher grants from the College Station ISD Education Foundation. The 20th annual Grant Patrol -- made up of foundation board and staff members, donors and district drumline and cheerleading students -- delivered 43 grants totaling $156,012. The day started at Greens Prairie Elementary School's morning assembly before the group of Education Foundation donors, board members, staff members and district administrators split into three groups to deliver all the grants. view article arw

Port Aransas schools are getting reimbursed for measures they took to get things up and running after Hurricane Harvey. The district on Monday announced it had received a grant for more than $1.2 million Federal Emergency Management Agency to help pay for things such as generators, air dryers, portables and security. Those items and more were needed in the aftermath of the Category 4 storm hit the area Aug. 25, 2017. view article arw

The district has already spent millions of dollars on their recovery effort and it was welcome news for the students of the Port Aransas Independent School District. The district has gone through a lot since Hurricane Harvey. This is the largest amount in reimbursements headed the districts way. FEMA’s funds total to 1.2 million dollars, and the road to recovery has gotten a little better. view article arw

Carthage ISD Superintendent Glenn Hambrick and Board President Ben Donald accept a $1,500 donation to the Carthage ISD Education Foundation at Thursday’s Carthage Noon Lions Club meeting. view article arw

Dow Chemical Co. gave Brazosport ISD $200,000 to fund innovative school programs, but it’s not a donation, Site Director for Dow Texas Operations Rich Wells said. Rather, it’s an investment into the students who will be the leaders and workers of the future, he said.  This investment funded Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math, or STREAM, labs at Freeport and A.P. Beutel elementary schools as well as Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy. It also funded Project Lead the Way, which will expand high school students’ career and technical education options. view article arw

City of Melissa gifts $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools Mayor Reed Greer and Mayor Pro-tem Jay Northcut of the Melissa City Council announced Monday evening that the City of Melissa has gifted a $40,000 grant to Melissa Schools to help enhance safety and security. “We’re very committed to our relationship with Melissa ISD,” said Northcut. “You’ve made us a part of Team Melissa and we appreciate that. We are always thinking about what we can do to enhance that relationship with the school.” view article arw

Read Fort Worth won a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives” during a special presentation hosted by Fort Worth ISD at North Hi Mount Elementary Oct. 23. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Read Fort Worth Executive Director Anel Mercado and Reliant President Elizabeth Killinger were on hand for the announcement. view article arw

One homebuilder wants to make sure children don’t go hungry. This morning, Bart and Michelle Braselton of Braselton Homes donated $4,000 to the Food for Life’s “Snack Pack Program” and West Oso Independent School District. view article arw

Motivational speakers, author visits and a “live” museum are just some of the activities the classrooms at Navarro ISD are going to have the opportunity to experience with the help of the Navarro Education Foundation. The foundation awarded 43 classroom grants — totaling to $53,287 — on Friday to fund educational activities that will help enhance the classroom experience. view article arw

Two Brazos Valley school districts are getting some recognition for their energy efficiency. From an Entergy press release:  Entergy Texas’ Entergy Solutions Program recently presented Huntsville Independent School District School Board with an incentive check for $26,208.54. The incentive was paid as part of the Commercial Solutions Program, which provides technical and financial support to help commercial Entergy customers identify and implement projects that reduce energy usage. In 2018, the district installed high-efficiency LED lighting at Huntsville High School, Mance Park Middle School and Huntsville Elementary. The high school campus also underwent efficiency upgrades to its water-cooled chiller system. view article arw

Premont ISD Trustees get H-E-B Award

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The Premont Independent School Board of Trustees was nominated for the H-E-B Excellence in Education Texas School Board of the Year Award. Board Members are Richard Waterhouse, Lee Rodriguez, Naida Martinez, Hervey Jaramillo, Fred Gutierrez, Frank Rios Jr. and Debra Lopez. view article arw

The Aransas Pass Independent School District’s 2017- 2018 budget will end the fiscal year on a positive note, and in the black, thanks to grant funding provided from several sources, most significantly a $2.3 million emergency impact aid grant, according to information presented to trustees at a regular term meeting Monday, Oct. 8. Due to Monday press deadlines before the trustee meeting, action is not able to be published until the week after the meeting. Interim Superintendent Cara Cooke explained the Emergency Impact Aid grant totals $2,348,111 and was awarded to the district based on the number of displaced students due to Hurricane Harvey. view article arw

Region One Education Services Center announced it received $7 million worth of grants Tuesday. The funds will benefit 14,000 students across the Rio Grande Valley. view article arw

Houston Methodist Clear Lake last week unveiled it will donate $500,000 to the Clear Creek Education Foundation to support Clear Creek ISD’s The Leader in Me program, which is expanding in 14 schools over the next five years. The program teaches leadership and life skills to students and empowers them with the mindset that every student can be a leader. This creates a culture that leads to academic, behavioral and social improvements of participating students, according to a press release. view article arw

The Coppell ISD Education Foundation (CEF) will kick off its annual Give for Grants Campaign on Oct. 22. The campaign will last until Nov. 16. Angie Arthur, CISD foundation development coordinator, said the foundation’s goal is to raise $15,000, which will be used to support its grant programs. “The purpose of the CEF is to support the district. We raise money and give it back to the school through grants,” Arthur said. view article arw