Some Navasota ISD teachers and administrators received a huge surprise Wednesday. The district’s education foundation awarded eight grants totaling $57,018.87 to help further classroom and campus-wide projects. “We only have one major fundraiser every year, and the community is marvelous to support our efforts and step up,” Marilyn Bettes said. Bettes is the foundation’s president and said teachers and administrators applied for the grants. Their applications were read anonymously. As a retired teacher, Bettes knows firsthand how much this will impact classrooms. view article arw

On Tuesday, Orr Elementary received a special visit, along with other campuses, during the annual Tyler ISD Foundation Grant Patrol event that gave out 29 grants to 17 Tyler ISD campuses totaling $86,000. Tyler Legacy High School drumline and cheerleaders along with district leadership members, community partners and Tyler ISD Foundation board members made their way to a special classroom to deliver a big $4,500 check. view article arw

The Highland Park Independent School District has received a $4.9 million grant from the Moody Foundation that will benefit the HPISD Moody Innovation Institute’s STEAM and MAPS initiatives. It will also expand programs to include the Moody Education Solutions Accelerator. Among the programs to benefit from the grant are those for mathematics education in grades K-8 and for dyslexia across the HPISD curriculum. view article arw

At least ten North Texas school districts will benefit from millions of dollars in state funding designed to help students get good jobs when they graduate. The Texas Workforce Commission oversees the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) program, which helps schools buy equipment “to establish or expand career and technical education programs that offer Texas students the opportunity to earn a license, certificate, or post-secondary degree” in various fields, according to a news release. view article arw

Phillips 66 recently donated $3000.00 to Borger Middle and Borger High School’s Robotics programs and $12,000.00 to purchase smart televisions for math classes throughout Borger ISD. view article arw

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - A $150,000 grant from agriculture company, Nutrien AG, made it possible for Borger High School to build a new ag complex, which improves the students overall experience in the field of agriculture. “At our old facility we would have to kind of rely on the weather, and hope that it was good enough for us to spend that time outside because we didn’t have enough space to walk in animals. We had an aisle and that was about as good as it got and when you have multiple kids working in such a small space, you’re not able to get the practice that you need,” said Emily Rosenbrugh, ag teacher at Borger High School. Two FFA students say the new complex provides a better learning experience for them. “It will help us with our livestock judging and actually getting to look at animals and judge them better instead of having them on video or things like that,” said Rosenbrugh. view article arw

Marshall ISD and Waskom ISD have been awarded more than $100,000 each in state grants for career and technical programs, Gov. Greg Abbott’s office announced this week. Abbott’s office said 152 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grants totaling over $54 million have been awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to public community, state, and technical colleges, school districts and open-enrollment charter schools across the state. These grants will be used to purchase necessary equipment to establish or expand career and technical education programs that offer Texas students the opportunity to earn a license, certificate or post-secondary degree in fields such as nursing, welding, automotive repair and dentistry. Marshall ISD was awarded $186,908. The grant will help purchase and install equipment to initially serve 88 students, providing training in the occupation of automotive service technicians and mechanics, Abbott’s office said. Waskom ISD was awarded $114,828. The grant will help purchase and install equipment to initially serve 130 students, providing training in the occupation of Medical Assistant, Abbott’s office said. view article arw

Dec. 30—Weatherford ISD will receive more than $615,000 in grants through the governor's office for career and technical education. Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday announced 152 Jobs and Education for Texans grants totalling more than $54 million through the Texas Workforce Commission to public community, state and technical colleges, school districts and open-enrollment charter schools. The grants will be used to purchase necessary equipment to establish or expand career and technical education programs that offer students the opportunity to earn a license, certificate or post-secondary degree in fields like nursing, welding, automotive repair and dentistry. view article arw

Dec. 12 saw the regularly scheduled meeting of the Point Isabel Independent School District School Board. The meeting opened with the presentation of the first ever Tarpon Award to Desiree Vidaurri. She was given this award for performing the Heimlich Maneuver on one of her fellow classmates, saving their life in the process. Followng this award, the school board recognized their student-athletes for their contributions to the school. The first group up was the girls cross country team, who have qualified for regionals. The team gets to the school and begins training at six in the morning to run upwards of three miles. Coach Harper, one of the coaches for both teams, next recognized the boys cross country team. Of the work both teams accomplished this year he said, “They worked their tails off every morning, like the coach said. And being an old runner myself, being able to run in one season is one thing, but to be able to do it while you’re doing another sport, which alot these kids participate in band, and dance, and tennis, and football, – that’s a real accomplishment.” view article arw

Plano ISD teachers were gifted over $127,000 in grant money on November 3. The money is to support various on-campus initiatives that promote student enrichment. The district announced the 101 teachers across 54 schools in Plano were awarded between $300 and $3,000. The grant will go toward enrichment such as books, science-based learning, gardens, music equipment and more. view article arw

The district’s news release said the funds are to expand programs dealing with student well-being, school safety and curriculum. “These are outside grants that we have received thus far,” Superintendent Dino Coronado said. “It’s a credit to a great team because it takes all of them to put this together.” view article arw

Plano ISD Education Foundation surprised 101 teachers across 54 schools with more than $127,000 in grants to support student learning, according to an announcement by the district. The grants cover areas such as science, English language learning, special education, libraries, field trips, and more. Programs for all age levels from grades pre-kindergarten to senior high school will benefit from the grants. view article arw

Members of the Belton Educational Enrichment Foundation (BEEF), along with Belton Independent School District administrators, gave teachers a nice surprise on Friday! Teachers across the district received money to support a wish list of items to enhance learning opportunities. Almost $98,000 in grants in total were given to support 50 projects. All 19 of the district’s campuses had at least one recipient. view article arw

A field trip grant for fifth-graders at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School will ensure that “every child will be impacted.”  On Wednesday, Principal Christy Scott and teachers Rhonda Small and Monique Holleman were presented the John W. Harrison Jr. Academic Field Trip Grant by members of the Longview ISD Foundation.  Foundation Director Kay Ray explained the grant program started in 2018 as a way to honor former LISD Trustee John Harrison Jr. after he passed away. view article arw

Killeen ISD received this week its largest-ever donation, $18 million from a well-known international philanthropist that will greatly impact the lives of local students. MacKenzie Scott, a partial owner of Amazon, made the donation, only citing the incredible work the district does on a daily basis. Superintendent John Craft thanked Scott and her foundation for choosing KISD to benefit from the tremendously generous gift. He noted that the multi-million-dollar donation would be life-changing for district families for years to come. view article arw

As Thanksgiving break at Copperas Cove ISD approached, several teachers and/or principals were thankful for the gifts given by the Copperas Cove Education Foundation. On Thursday, a day prior to being released for break, an entourage of Education Foundation and school officials hooted and hollered their way down hallways to present the awardees with the ceremonial large check. The grants, which started in December 2008, help teachers and principals purchase materials or invest in learning aids that enhance the learning environment in innovative ways. view article arw

Georgetown ISD Every fall semester, the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation allocates grant money to dozens of teachers throughout the district. The grants are awarded for projects that are innovative and hands-on. Some of the grant-winning projects pertain to reading, outside learning, sewing, special education, drones, and cooking and baking. The foundation awarded nearly $13,000 in grants to 26 teachers, according to an Oct. 20 release. view article arw

The Killeen ISD received this week its largest-ever donation: $18 million from an international philanthropist that will greatly impact the lives of local students. MacKenzie Scott, a partial owner of Amazon, made the donation, only citing the incredible work the district does on a daily basis. Superintendent John Craft thanked Scott and her foundation for choosing KISD to benefit from the tremendously generous gift. He noted that the multi-million-dollar donation would be life-changing for district families for years to come. view article arw

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — From history to physics and historical films there's a lot to learn about the U.S.S. Lexington. Local students are getting some of their best lessons on deck with hands on opportunities. Education Guardians of the Sea started in 2018, partnering with CCISD. It sees around 120 kids a week for the program and is 2.5 hours for students of all ages. view article arw

This week philanthropist MacKenzie Scott surprised Grand Prairie ISD with a donation of $16 million. The school district announced the donation on Thursday. "I believe the work we’re doing in Grand Prairie ISD is aligned with Ms. Scott’s philosophy of giving," said GPISD Superintendent Linda Ellis. "While this isn’t something we applied for, or sought out, we are truly grateful and humbled on behalf of our students and staff." view article arw

Live music, food, and fun all while raising money for the Alice Independent School District Education Foundation’s fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Jim Wells County Fairgrounds. view article arw

The Under The Harvest Moon Carnival was hosted from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 29 by the Beckville Education Foundation at the Beckville Football Stadium. The event featured games, food and a costume contest. A rock climbing wall was on hand as was a dunk tank, mechanical bull ride, cake walk, bingo and plinko. view article arw

The Marshall Education Foundation prize patrol was out in the district last week, handing out approximately $24,818 in classroom grants. David Crockett Elementary School received $8,797 in grants, for things like flexible seating, a care closet, pedal exercisers, science programs, a math and movement program and more. Sam Houston Elementary School received almost $5,000 in grants, for things like osmo stations, upgrades for the robotics team, STEM bins and a Learn, Grow, Eat and Go kitchen cart. William B. Travis Elementary School was awarded $2,646 in grants to use in their classrooms for things like a wooden building blocks set, a classroom thermometer and classroom libraries. view article arw

Texas Cultural Trust has awarded a Gruver ISD first-year teacher with a $1,500 grant. Allen Daniel, a Gruver ISD first-year teacher has been awarded a $1,500 grant from Texas Cultural Trust to use on professional development, classroom enrichment, school supplies, field trips and additional resources to enhance the quality of arts education. view article arw

Killeen ISD Wins National Grant

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KILLEEN, Texas (FOX 44) — Killeen ISD has been named a winner of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program. KISD is one of only twelve school districts in the state of Texas to receive the grant, and the only school district in Region 12. KISD will be awarded 25 electric buses and receive $9,875,000 to improve air quality for both the students and the community. The EPA received over 2,000 applications from across the nation and selected 391 award winners. view article arw

Students at six Dallas ISD schools will be able to enjoy classroom upgrades, including a high-quality STEAM education, thanks to the TEXAS YES Project. In a ceremony held at the Dallas ISD STEM Environmental Education Center on Monday morning, representatives from the awarded schools received over $50,000 in educational grants. Danielle Gunter, executive director at TEXAS YES, said these funds will allow campuses to get equipment to bolster their STEAM programs or help update classrooms and facilities. “We’re very excited to bring those grants to these Dallas ISD schools and help support the district’s future leaders,” she said. TEXAS YES is an educational nonprofit committed to closing the gap for educational equality through the support of Title I students in Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and Austin. view article arw

The Socorro Independent School District was among 389 school districts across the U.S to receive funds from the Biden administration to purchase clean school buses. The district was awarded $9.875 million to build charging infrastructure and replace 25 buses with new electric models. view article arw

Paris ISD principals named employees and/or students for the August GROWL Awards “Getting Results from Outstanding Wildcat Leaders.” Winners are Rosalinda Silva, Anthony Lopez, Hailey Brown, Phyllis Huggins, Jessica Hodges, D’Anna Graham, Nancy Waldrum, and Misty Chelius. 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 Round Rock school district awarded $1.9 million in grants to 34 campuses to help foster innovation in schools through programs, models or initiatives that enrich learning. The grants range from $7,500 to $100,000 and support the district’s strategic goal of implementing, enhancing and reinforcing innovative teachings and learning models, according to a district news release. view article arw

Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN)announced today that its 2015 corporate and foundation giving to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education totals almost $6 million. Focused on collaborative strategies to improve student success and teaching effectiveness in STEM education, TI and the Texas Instruments Foundation designate "Power of STEM Education" grants to a variety of nonprofit partners and educators in targeted communities where the company has a major design or manufacturing presence. Special emphasis is given to programs that reach female and minority students who are underrepresented in science and engineering careers today. view article arw

A local school that has been underperforming for years, is shaking things up for the new school year with the help of a $4.8 million grant. Indian Spring Middle School is under a state mandate to turn things around and their principal is hoping this multi-million dollar grant will help them do just that. view article arw