Monthly Archives: June 2012

BP Kicks Off 2013 Annual Campaign with $25,000 Lead Gift

Using its new slogan “We give money to teachers with great ideas”, the Clear Creek Education Foundation kicked off its 2013 Annual Campaign with a $25,000 donation from BP Texas City.  Funds raised during the year long campaign will be used to fund the foundation’s 2013 programs.

“Our annual campaign is all about the Education Foundation forming partnerships with people who want to help improve student achievement in the Clear Creek Independent School District(CCISD), “said Doug Frazior, the Foundation’s Executive Director.  “More resources are needed to meet the increasing demands of educating our children”, he added.

BP Kicks Off 2013 Annual Campaign with $25,000 Lead Gift

BP helps kick off the Clear Creek Education Foundation’s 2013 Annual Campaign by becoming its first campaign donor. Pictured L to R: Joe Barlow, member of the Clear Creek Education Foundation (CCEF) Board; Gene Hollier, CCEF Vice Chair; Doug Frazior CCEF Executive Director; Ruth Rendon, Director of Community Relations, BP Texas City; Dr. Greg Smith, CCISD Superintendent; and Ann Hammond, CCISD Trustee.

This is the second year in a row that BP has been the first “Lead Gift” donor for the Annual Campaign.  The $25,000 check, presented at the Foundation’s board meeting on June 20, was the fourth and final payment on a pledge BP made in 2009.  Funds were used to equip Career Exploration Technology Labs in CCISD intermediate schools.   The labs assist students in discovering careers in math, science, engineering and technology.

Other programs that are funded by the Education Foundation’s annual campaign include grants for teachers who create innovative lessons, tuition and books for students attending Clear Horizons Early College High School and expense reimbursement for teachers who become National Board Certified Teachers.

Donations from the public to the Education Foundation’s annual campaign can be made online through the website.

Grant has Larger Impact than Expected

Last year, my grant proposal, “Treasures Beyond Borders”, was awarded funds to purchase 24 GPS units. I wanted to share a few photos of the students completing an activity using the units and to share the far-reaching  impact that this grant has had.

At the time of the grant application, I was assigned to one campus, and my application indicated that it could potentially impact every student at the school. Since then, I have been assigned a second campus, and have used the GPS activities at both intermediate schools.

Additionally, I have trained approximately 50 CCISD teachers who are members of the Teaching American History Grant cohort. Several of them have borrowed the units to use with their students across the district.

Thanks for your constant support of innovation in education.

Debbie Boehm Technology Integration Specialist Brookside Intermediate School & Westbrook Intermediate School