The Spring ISD Education Foundation delivers a grant at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School.
HOUSTON – May 26, 2016 – The Spring ISD Education Foundation’s Grant Express paid visits and funded grant requests at several school campuses in the Spring community. The grants will go to pay for innovative classroom projects that would otherwise not be funded through traditional sources.
Edward Wade, president of the Spring ISD Education Foundation, said everyone gets excited when the Grant Express bus arrives at a school. “We make a lot of noise and have a lot of fun. The teachers know that now they have an opportunity to do some things that they really want to do for their students,” said Wade.
The following grants were awarded by the Foundation:
Carl Wunsche Senior High School was awarded $600 for a Google Cardboard Grant that will allow students to interact with applications using virtual reality. Students will be able to take virtual tours of the world or interact with a design they created on their own. Recipients are Tiara Woods and Michael McKinney.
Spring High School received $7,216 for a History Lab Grant that will bring additional technology to U.S. History students. Students will be able to access Interactive Lessons via Google Classroom and their Pearson e-book online. Additionally, they will create Google Slides, Google Docs, post links, view film, post and publish, and become members of the new History Lab Community of online learners. Recipients are Shannon Gonzales, Stephanie Psencik, Jeremy Dees and Scott Gierzak.
Spring High School also received $4,800 for a grant titled “Cutting Up” that will make classroom lab dissecting supplies available to students. Recipients are AlTricia McCowan, Oral Taylor, Shelia Buchanan, Jasmine Garcia, Christopher K. Rogers and Lamar Schrel.
Westfield High School was awarded $5,000 for a College and Career Readiness Grant that will give students a greater competitive opportunity to use Chromebooks to complete scholarship and college and career applications. This grant will engage students who may not have direct access to technology. Recipients are Clara Lauderdale and Maria T. Reyes.
Westfield, Spring, Wunsche, Dekaney high schools were awarded $2,591 for the Digital Opportunity for All Grant. The purpose is to enhance student learning by providing greater access to technology for pregnant and parenting students that may not have daily access to the classroom. Recipients are Arlinda Turner, Gloria Smith, Carol Briggs and Cheryl Autry.
Bailey Middle School received $549 for the Readiness for Music-21st Century Student Grant, which will enhance student ability to use technology in music and the arts. This effort will allow the choir director to incorporate technology into the music curriculum on a daily basis. Recipients are Stephanie Barrell-Summerson, Christine Johnson and Russell Van Patten.
Salyers Elementary School was awarded $3,945 for Bridging the Summer Reading Gap, a grant that will supply every kindergartener with a personal library. This will enable each child to have access to books during the summer months to maintain and increase their reading levels. Recipients are Esmeralda Leal Montemayor, Marissa Gonzales, Lauren White, Lauren Ahlgren, Paige Simmons and Gina Gonzales.
Bammel, Claughton, Wells and Dueitt middle schools received $1,438 for the Spring ISD Community Safety Council Grant, which will be used to help provide safety awareness and education to middle school students and their parents. Recipients are David Baxter, Bryan Wilson, Shawna Eshenbaugh, Ben Bostik, HP Hyder and Henri Lewis.
The Spring ISD Education Foundation has raised and donated more than one million dollars to Spring ISD students since it was established in 1993. The total amount of the eight grants awarded this spring is $26,139. Anyone wishing to donate or volunteer with the Education Foundation may find additional information at http://www.give2springkids.org.