College Station ISD's Education Foundation have established a new way to thank their biggest patrons with the Donor Wall of Honor. This wall of honor, located in the school district's new board room, honors more than 60 major donors, whose contributions assist the Education Foundation in providing grants for CSISD's teachers and their programs, as well as scholarships awarded to graduating seniors. view article arw

Six Austin-area teachers and two principals are finalists for the 2018 H-E-B Excellence in Education awards, the largest award program in the state that offers cash prizes for educators. The eight Central Texas educators recognized as among the best in their profession are from Austin, Pflugerville, Taylor, Dripping Springs, Marble Falls and Round Rock school districts, as well as one charter school. view article arw

Mont people dread Monday morning going to school, but this Monday, March 5, smiles and cheers spread all around the Kerens school grounds as the Kerens Education Foundation staff surprised its teachers with checks to help their students. view article arw

Foundation awards Slocum $1,500

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Grant funds attendance at science, technology congress Quinlan Independent School District Education Foundation recently awarded W.H. Ford High School sophomore Haven Slocum $1,500 to attend “The Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders” in Boston, Mass., this summer. Slocum is the first recipient of the student enrichment grant received for this school year and the second student to apply to and receive a student enrichment grant from the Quinlan ISD Education Foundation. view article arw

The Harlingen High School South Engineering Club was recently awarded a $5,000 grant for their ingenuity in the Nationwide Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge. The team took on the challenge of reducing waste production and created a new way to incentivize recycling with their Pick Up and Charge Up project. The grant will allow them to develop mobile charging stations that are powered by solar energy. Charging stations will be connected to recycle bins and charging will be a reward for recycling. The Ford STEAM High School Community Challenge focuses on students enrolled in career academies affiliated with Ford Next Generation Learning – an innovative educational program of Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company. view article arw

Kids laced up their running shoes Sunday in Georgetown to “chase the chief” — the Georgetown police chief, that is. The Sixth Annual Chase the Chief 5K and Fun Run took place at East View High School. view article arw

Funding in schools across the district can often be scarce, that’s why the Tyler Independent School District Foundation was created.  The TISD Foundation Grant surprised teachers with funding for their own special programs.  “So many teachers are going to be rewarded and have these great ideas that are students are ultimately going to benefit from,” TISD executive communications director Dawn Parnell said. view article arw

The two Vidor schools most severely impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey will each receive $20,000 to help rebuild the campus libraries. Oak Forest Elementary School and Vidor Middle School are receiving the checks Wednesday from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and American Association of School Librarians. view article arw

Principals from David Crockett Elementary and William B. Travis Elementary accepted a donation check from representatives from the Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance Program Friday morning. Both schools received a donation of $500 from Exxon Mobil to assist in learning opportunities at their respective campuses. view article arw

Representatives from The University of Texas at Tyler visited the Robert E. Lee High School campus this morning to present six deserving seniors with Presidential Fellow Scholarships. Through the scholarship, these six seniors will receive four years of tuition and associated costs completely free. view article arw

Orangefield ISD receives grant

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Orangefield ISD has been awarded a Harvey KIDS Education Fund grant in the amount of $59,000 to be used toward the refurbishment of the elementary and high school libraries. The grant was made possible through Educate Texas, whose mission is to increase post-secondary readiness, access and success for all Texas students. Educate Texas, along with their funding partners launched relief funds aimed at helping Texas students along the road to recovery from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. view article arw

The Education Foundation of Canyon ISD hosted their annual gala to raise funds for students and teachers of the area. The Education Foundation of Canyon ISD is a non-profit fundraising organization that provides support for students and teachers in CISD through grants, programming, and scholarships.   view article arw

Devon Energy surprised Decatur’s Carson Elementary in January with a $10,000 Science Giants grant award. Science Giants is an awards program established by Devon that recognizes schools for helping students excel in science and preparing them for college and future careers. view article arw

The second annual Hooked on Education Fishing Tournament benefiting the Hallsville ISD Education Foundation reeled in some critical funding for Hallsville ISD classrooms this Saturday. Thirty-eight fishermen, making up 19 teams competed Saturday to see who could catch the most and biggest fish. view article arw

The Northwest ISD Education Foundation handed out 33 innovative teaching grants, tallying $88,000 Friday. The NEF Grant Brigade visited 17 campuses around the district, surprising educators with the various grants. view article arw

From pedal desks to drones and robots to parental involvement programs, this year’s Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation grants covered the spectrum of school needs. Every year, the foundation distributes grants to Brownsboro ISD teachers. Teachers must apply for the grants, and it’s a competitive process, said Larry Goddard, foundation advisor. view article arw

From pedal desks to drones and robots to parental involvement programs, this year’s Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation grants covered the spectrum of school needs. Every year, the foundation distributes grants to Brownsboro ISD teachers. Teachers must apply for the grants, and it’s a competitive process, said Larry Goddard, foundation advisor. “The range of ideas from our educators is impressive, forward-thinking, with students' successes as top priority” Goddard said. This year, the foundation gave out an estimated $15,000 in grants, Goddard said. This year’s recipients included: view article arw

Marshall High School and Marshall ISD officials accepted a donation for more than $8,000 Tuesday morning from Sonic Corporation for the purchase of 25 new Chromebooks to be used in the MHS Math and English departments. The donation of $8,136.50 was presented to the school district by Sonic's Shane Ray, Managing Supervisor. Representing MISD and MHS during the presentation were Tina Brown, MHS Principal; Karen Hampton, MHS Administrative Assistant; and Hutcherson Hill, MISD Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Student Services. view article arw

After a decline in reading rates throughout the WFISD, educators are now seeing results from a program in place since October they hope will turn that decline around. Thanks to the James and Vicki McCoy Foundation, what's called Scientific Learning was purchased with a three-year grant worth $660,000. Brayden:  "Then he makes a funny face or sometimes he like, makes the thing move." view article arw

Dow funds Danbury ISD STEM education

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Danbury ISD Superintendent Greg Anderson doesn’t have any children, besides the 700 students in the district, but he helped start something that he wants to live on long after he is gone. The Danbury Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization raising money for the school district, which is necessary because legislation is making it difficult for school districts to get the funds they need, Anderson said. The foundation is successfully raising money and granting it to teachers and schools thus far, with Dow Chemical Co. recently granting $10,000 to fund Danbury’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. view article arw

American Airlines awarded McKinney ISD $25,000 for the district’s student aviation program on Jan. 19. “The grant that we received from American Airlines is going to be used for flight simulators that will allow our students to get flight training hours without having to pay for flight time in the air,” Todd Young, MISD senior director of college and career readiness and AVID said in the release.  view article arw

Hutchinson Middle School science teacher Jason Brewer is the fifth recipient of KCBD's One Class At A Time donation sponsored by Frontier Dodge and Spirit Automotive. Through online nominations, Brewer was selected to receive a check for $500 to use in his classroom in Lubbock ISD. The program gives the teacher a chance to choose a charity that will also receive $500. view article arw

Tanner Coy Miller, an Upshur County 4-H member from Gilmer, Texas, won a $8,000 scholarship after placing in the top ten in the 122nd Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo’s Beef Challenge organized by the Superintendents of the Junior Beef Heifer Show. Beef Challenge is a unique contest putting a participant’s knowledge on beef cattle production to a rigorous test during the legendary Stock Show.The first obstacle is a comprehensive written exam covering a myriad of cattle production subjects that participants must conquer.  view article arw

Nursing, automotive and veterinarian courses at H.M. King High School will soon allow for additional certification opportunities after the Kingsville Independent School District was recently awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Texas Education Agency. During Monday’s regular meeting of the KISD school board, Roger Hill,  director of instructional services, and Amanda Huebner, H.M. King dean of instruction, presented trustees an overview of the TEA School Redesign Grant, a two-year grant designed to assist Title I campuses in implementing new and improved learning environments in order to increase student achievement. view article arw

Tomball ISD was named as a finalist in the 17th Annual HEB Excellence in Education Awards program in the large school district division. The award was designed to recognize outstanding school districts demonstrating a commitment to student achievement through innovative programs, parent and community involvement, and professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators. view article arw

TASA awards Avellaneda local recipients of 2018 Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship. The Texas Association of School Administrators named Elmer Avellameda one of the 2018 recipients of its Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship, which the organization has awarded annually since 2014 to outstanding doctoral students pursing careers in educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the superintendency. view article arw

The Georgetown ISD Education Foundation is a nonprofit that helps the district secure financial support to maximize learning opportunities within GISD, and they received a boost in funding Tuesday afternoon in the form of a $100,0000 check from a business with Georgetown ties. The third annual State of the District fundraising event saw GISD and GISD Education Foundation officials giving updates on the district’s progress and plans for 2018. Money from ticket sales went toward the education foundation, which supports the district in serving 11,500 students. view article arw

Jacksboro High School students will soon have the opportunity to register for a carpentry program after the district was approved for a Perkins Reserve Grant for $73,000. "For someone to get out and become a master carpenter they have to complete 8 units of studying and it usually takes about 2 units per year, so we're looking into a 4-year program to finish up everything," Dwain Milam, Jacksboro ISD Superintendent said.  "We feel like we can start our students here and get through units 1,2 and 3 before they graduate."  view article arw

Overton ISD helped save the environment the past year – and saw a significant savings at the same time. According to OISD Superintendent Stephen Dubose, the first year of the school’s energy conversation project exceeded expectations, netting a total savings of $113,711 to beat conservative estimates by more than $20,000. The district’s partnership with Climatec was spawned in part by ongoing maintenance costs tied to air conditioning systems. view article arw

When former Arlington High School student Kris Hawbaker was named one of the Texas Rangers Richard Greene scholars in 2003, he didn’t yet envision flying the U. S. Navy’s slickest new warplane designed to fight the global war on terror. And he definitely had not even dreamed about being named the Pilot of the Year for the U.S. Navy’s Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance. view article arw

Bonham schools have once again been awarded the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grants to enrich math and/or science instruction in the classroom. The grants of $500 each were made possible by funding from the ExxonMobil Corporation through McCraw Oil Company and Kwik Chek Food Stores. view article arw

The Texas Education Agency awarded a $450,000 planning grant to Midland ISD to assist in designing a transformation zone to provide campuses with autonomy and innovation. Midland ISD, according to a press release, is one of eight districts to receive the grant for the upcoming school year. The TEA’s division of system support and innovation created the program to assist districts with designing a transformation zone.  view article arw

The Texas Association of School Administrators has named a local superintendent as a recipient of the 2018 recipients of its Johnny L. Veselka Scholarship, which the organization has awarded annually since 2014 to outstanding doctoral students pursuing careers in educational leadership, with particular emphasis on the superintendency. Tanya Larkin, the Superintendent of Pampa ISD, is among the recipients. She, along with two other recipients from Round Rock ISD and Corsicana ISD, will be awarded a $2,500 scholarship during the TASA Midwinter Conference in Austin Jan. 28 through 31.  view article arw

Georgetown ISD trustees heard updates Monday on bonds, community engagement strategies and more.Here are three takeaways: view article arw

Huntington ISD board of trustees designated a $1,000 grant from Georgia-Pacific to be used for the fifth-grade intermediate science program. view article arw