2016-2017 Clear Creek Education Foundation funds over $100,000 in Educational Grants for both Teachers and Students
The Clear Creek Education Foundation visited 34 outstanding CCISD teachers on 20 campuses during the annual Sur-Prize Patrol on May 19th. Teachers were surprised by the CCEF board members and community partners with Teacher Innovative Grants totaling over $97,000. The Clear Creek Education Foundation awards teachers with grant money through their Teacher Innovative Grant Program, giving them the opportunity to take education to the next level and providing unique, hands-on learning experiences in the classroom. Since the Foundation’s inception in 1992, over two million dollars in Teacher Innovative Grants have been disbursed district-wide.
The impact of the Teacher Innovative Grants is tremendous. Dr. Steve Ebell, CCISD Deputy Superintendent stated that, “It not only changes classrooms, it enhances teaching and provides opportunities that students would not normally have in the classroom”.
From take-home makerspaces that will impact 3 campuses, a courtroom on wheels, Google Cardboard kits, writing while learning character building programs, and so many more this year’s Teacher Innovative Grants were more innovative than ever and will impact over 20,000 students either directly or indirectly.
CCEF was excited to open the opportunity for high school students to apply this year through the Student – Teacher Innovative Grant program and will be funding over $11,000 to four high school students for the 2016 – 2017 school year. “CCEF was excited to revamp our funding opportunities for teachers this year and decided to get a little innovative ourselves and allow CCISD’s students to apply”, said Danny Brewster, CCEF Programs Chair. “We were very excited about the results and look to fund many more talented students in the future.”
Funding from the Clear Creek Education Foundation is made possible thanks to the many Friends of the Foundation, individuals and businesses, who have partnered together to Support Educational Excellence in CCISD through the Teacher Innovative Grant Program. The Foundation feels the Teacher Innovative Grant Program is a vital and necessary strategy in assisting teachers in maintaining the high level of achievement in CCISD.
Below are the 2016-2017 grant recipients, the campus the grant will affect, the name of the grant and the community sponsor:
|2016 – 2017 Teacher Innovative Grants|
|Campus||Name||Name of Proposal||Grant Amount||Sponsor|
|Bauerschlag Elementary||Brandy Magdos||SPRKing Their Imagination||$4,880||Bauerschlag PTA|
|Bayside Intermediate||Julie Edwards||Google Cardboard: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Writing in the Classroom||$5,000||Joiner Partnership Architects|
|Clear Brook High||Hope Taub||Molecular Gas What? tronomy||$2,000||Balfour|
|Clear Brook High||Ryan Davies||Robot Virtual Fields||$599||Lockheed Martin|
|Clear Brook High||Kerry Whitfill||Electroplating Jewelry – The Chemistry of Art||$1,350||Lewis Jewelers|
|Clear Brook High||Patricia Medina||Arduino||$2,970||DeBusk Services Group|
|Clear Creek High||Stacey Lange||Sense You Asked||$2,420||CCEF Tennis Tournament|
|Clear Creek Intermediate||David Golden||Campus Archaeology||$1,100||Ron Carter Cadillac Hyundai Employees|
|Clear Creek Intermediate||Dawn Marcantel||CCIS Taction Action Makerspace||$5,000||Marathon Petroleum|
|Clear Creek Intermediate||Jana Hackett||Google Cardboard VR in the Classroom||$4,374||Steve Jackson; Mimi & Mike Huss|
|Clear Falls High||Leah Bossi||Knight Corp||$2,550||Icon Bank|
|Clear Falls High||Carla Burris||Health Science Education through the Village||$5,000||HEB Tournament of Champions|
|Clear Horizons||Natandra McGill||Visuals for Visualizing Life||$1,400||HydroChem|
|Clear Lake High||Heather Jefferson||CLHS Fashion Line||$5,000||Gulf Coast Pipeline Services|
|Clear Lake High||Shirley Dickey||If at first you don’t succeed, RECYCLE!||$850||CCISD Cabinet and Board of Trustees|
|Clear Path||Molly Kistler||Making Physics Make Sense||$900||HomeTown Bank of League City|
|Clear Springs High||Ashlie Paige||Manure Collecting Rabbit Hutches||$1,400||McRee Ford|
|Clear Springs High||Ashley Highsmith||Order’s Up!||$800||South Shore Grille|
|Clear Springs High||Karen Haddad & Ivanell George||What’s in the Bayou||$5,000||BP Texas City Chemicals and PBK Architects|
|Creekside Intermediate||Alberto Perez||Courtroom on Wheels||$3,000||Chemical Process and Production|
|Falcon Pass Elementary||Kristie Graves||nolij to knowledge||$2,884||Primrose of Clear Lake|
|Landolt Elementary||Vicki Mangum||Precept Project – Producing Great Writers Through 180 Days of Character Building||$2,608||VLK Architects|
|League City Elementary||Nicole Transou||Mustang Makerspace||$3,000||Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union|
|League City Intermediate||Scarlett Walker||Multi-sensory=Multi-learning||$3,800||League City Intermediate PTA|
|League City Intermediate||Madeline Boehning||Personalization and Pop Culture Improve Writing||$5,000||League City Intermediate PTA|
|Ross Elementary||Brandy Magdos||Creative Learning Frame by Frame||$2,706||Bartlett Cocke General Contractors|
|Ross Elementary||Catherine Wampler||Developing Character through Literacy||$3,405||Durotech|
|Ross Elementary||Angela Deschner||Building Background with Vivid Vocabulary||$1,100||Norman Frede Chevrolet|
|Sandra Mossman Elementary||Christine Hawthorne||Knight to Knight – A Science Festival||$947||Dr. Sandra and Gary Mossman|
|Victory Lakes Intermediate||Katrina Zannier||Victory Lakes Destination Exploration – Explore, Learn, Create and Innovate!||$2,750||MaximGroup|
|Whitcomb Elementary||Miriam Bailey||DASH-ing into the future: Inspiring Collaboration, Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving Skills Across the Curricula Through the Use of Interactive Programmable Robots||$4,040||Raymond James Financial Services|
|White Elementary||Tamiko Brown||Take-Home Makerspace||$10,000||Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins & Mott|
|2016 – 2017 Student – Teacher Innovative Grants|
|Campus||Name||Name of Proposal||Grant Amount||Teacher Sponsor||Sponsor|
|Clear Brook High||Syamantak Payra||A Novel Electronically Aided Leg Orthosis||$ 4,000.00||Alaina Garza||LyondellBasell|
|Clear Falls High||Victoria Galindo & Linda Nguyen||GroPockets||$ 3,000.00||Ms. Burris||Dr. Donna Sue Dolle & Charlie Baumann; Texas Citizens Bank|
|Clear Horizons||Vy Tran||Community Health and Education Fair||$ 2,500.00||Valerie Kahlich||IBI Group Architects and Memorial Hermann Southeast|
|Clear Springs High||Emily Jue||How to Stop Fracking Earthquakes and Reduce the Use of Water||$ 2,000.00||Samuel Krueger||BB&T|
Amanda Mark and Crystal Bruning with the League City Intermediate PTA present Madeline Boehning with her grant for “Personalization and Pop Culture Improve Writing”. Also pictured is her excited principal from League City Intermediate Kim Brouillard.
Jason Bailey and Elizabeth Wang with Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott present Tamiko Brown from Ed White Elementary with CCEF’s first ever Team Grant that will impact Seabrook Intermediate and Clear Falls High School with Takehome Makerspaces. Also pictured is Ed White Elementary Principal, Matt Paulison.
STIG winner Vy Tran from Clear Horizons Early College High School for her grant “Community Health and Education Fair” Pictured with sponsors Rebecca Lilley with Memorial Hermann Southeast, CHECHS principal Dr. Brett Lemley, Danny Brewster with IBI Architects and teacher sponsor Valerie Kahlich.
Student Teacher Innovative Grant winner Syamantak Payra is presented a grant for his idea “A Novel Electronically Aided Leg Orthosis” at Clear Brook High School by Walter Pinto with LyondellBasell. Also pictured are CCISD Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith, CCEF Executive Director Kaci Hanson and Principal Michelle Staley.