Grant Recipients



Congratulations to the teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses who received grants through the 2017 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program and the campuses that received funds through the Campus Initiative Grant Program. 





2018 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program Recipients
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Empowering Students
Reading, Grades 2-5
Emily Hill
Bramlette Elementary School
$1,172.50  
Social Intervention Program
Special Education
Meisha Snoddy
Ware Elementary School
$2,500.00  
Robotics Science Buddies
Science, Grade 2
Ashley Henderson, Gloria Oliver, Cescille Pace, Teresa Salas, and Rosa Zavala
Ware Elementary School
$1,847.48  
Dual Monitor Workstations for Our AutoCAD and Process Technology Operations Simulation Workstations
Dual Credit AutoCAD/Process Technology, Grades 10-12
Ronald Doss
Longview High School
$2,279.00  
Wonders:  The Chromebook's Stimulator
Dyxlexia, Grades 1-5
Winifred Jackson
Bramlette Elementary School and J. L. Everhart Elementary School
$2,499.71  
Lego Education
Science, Grades 3-5
Rebekah Starnes and Shanekwa Wrighten
South Ward Elementary School
$2,401.72  
How Math Got Its Oomph
Math, Grade 1
Valerie Brooks, Kellie Camp, and Kasie Koonce
Hudson Elementary School
$2,099.85  
Today's STEM Students Are Tomorrow's STEM Leaders
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Grades 3-5
Claire Holdridge, Constance Massey, and Haley Sanford
Hudson Elementary School
$1,858.50  
Connecting Comprehension
All subjects, Grade 2
Leslie Baker, Sharyl Bledsoe, Anna Huntsinger, Jasmon Kelly, Nikki Thomas, and Angela Whitaker
Hudson Elementary School
$2,071.91  
Building Number Sense Skills with SUMBLOX
Math, Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Terry Davis, Ana Maria Garcia, Andrew Gonzales, Charlotte Johnson, Martha Napier, Liza Salas, Cassondra Stephens, and Crystal Tejada
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$1,199.84  
College Readiness Aid
English IV-Grade 12
Lois Scroggins
Longview High School
$1,876.00  
STEM Challenges
Science, Grade 5
Aleli Antomaarchi, Serita Ingram, Kendra Nava, and Vaness Pipkin
Ware Elementary School
$866.43  
Bright Atom Model
Science, Grade 8
Dana Smith
Foster Middle School
$988.88  
All Around Learning
Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Math, Grade 3
Janette HIraldo, Evelia Orona, Linda Pike, Miguel Reyes, and Brenda Slayton
Ware Elementary School
$2,404.48  
Let Me Get My Hands Dirty!
Science, Technology, Engineering, Reading, Math, and Social Studies,
Kindergarten
Chelsey Allen, Krystal Felder, Britnee Ford, Malissa Halbrook, Melanie Martin, and Marvlette Timberlake
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$2,409.67  
Bring PEP OUt of the Jurassic Period
All subjects, Grade 5
Kristi Boone, Jamie Fuller, Deanna Kalmus, Leslie Konvalin, Constance Massey, and Bylinda Reives
Hudson Elementary School
$2,345.00  
Room to Move, Room to Groove
Music, Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 5
Kristi Grimes
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$2,024.77  
Intonation Tools for Instrumental Rehearsals
Band, Grades 6-8
Nathan Brazell
Foster Middle School
$2,470.10  
LEGOfinity and Beyond!
Science, Grade 1
Gayle Calcote, Valerie Grissom, Ruthie Romero, Christina Siler, and Cindy Stovall
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$2,401.72  
Grapes of Math
Math, Grade 3
Cindy Bickerdike, Ashley Richardson, and Haley Sanford
Hudson Elementary School
$441.06  
TIG Welding Machine Package Project
Pre-Advanced Placement/Advanced Placement Sculpture; Ceramics I-IV; Art I, Grades 9-12
Jeffrey Hull
Longview High School
$1,993.10  
Science Is All Around
Science, Grades 1-2
Leslie Baker, Sheryl Bledsoe, Valerie Brooks, Kellie Camp, Anna Huntsinger, Jasmine Kelly, Kasie Koonce, Kim Storey, Becky Swanner, Nikki Thomas, Sue Webster, and Angela Whitaker
Hudson Elementary School
$2,422.00  
Chess Instills Life Learner
Counseling, Grades 2-5
Rosemary Daniels
Bramlette Elementary School
$109.90  
CODE-ragous!
Computer Technology, Grades 1-5
Dr. Rebecca Cooper, Sonya Jones, and Carlette Yett
South Ward Elementary School
$2,422.00  
Total for Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program
42 Grant Applications Submitted; Total Requested: $81,057.66
19 Elementary Grants Totaling: $44,817.74
5 Secondary Grants Totaling: $9,606.20
$45,105.62  


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program Summary Report Per Campus March 1996-March 2017
Campus
Number of Grants Funded
Total Funds Returned to the Campus
Bramlette Elementary School
43.50
$45,258.45  
J.L. Everhart Magnet Academy of Cultural Studies
26.50
$22,577.03  
G.K. Foster Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
12
$10,080.87  
Hudson Elementary School
58.75
$78,814.98  
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School (Combined campus in 2010)
11.84
$16,346.93  
Johnston Elementary School
23.92
$25,558.38  
McClure Magnet School of International Studies (Campus closed in 2010)
25
$24,447.42  
McQueen Primary School (Campus combined with Johnston Elementary School in 2010)
19
$21,578.61  
Pinewood Park Elementary School (Campus closed)
10
$11,351.16  
South Ward Elementary School
39.25
$61,067.73  
Valley View Elementary School Campus closed in 2010)
29.91
$22,070.76  
Ware Elementary School
44.83
$55,473.71  
Ned E. Williams Elementary School
15
$21,353.17  
Forest Park Middle School
40
$43,118.67  
Foster Middle School
104
$60,339.44  
Judson Middle School
47
$34,798.39  
Longview Early Graduation High School (formerly LEAD Academy)
5
$6,655.90  
Longview High School
88
$121,675.36  
Student Development Center (Campus Closed)
17
$6,192.27  
East Texas Montessori Preparatory Academy
1
$1,199.84  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
668  Grants
$701,431.90 returned to LISD classrooms 1996-2017


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc 2017 Campus Initiative Grants Program
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Guided Math with ChromebooksBonnye Nance and Ckesa Templeton of Foster Middle School received $4,709.44 for their grant titled “Guided Math with Chromebooks.”  With funding provided by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc., they will purchase twenty Dell Chromebooks and four power strips.  By using the Chromebooks, students can visit websites such as Study Island, Khan Academy, or Equatio to discuss problem with the group/teacher, collaborate, and use critical thinking skills while using 21st century technology in order to enhance math lessons.  Sixth grade special education, RTI students (struggling learners), and 504 students will be able to build a familiarity with technology and build proficiency with Chromebooks while learning math.

Bonnye Nance, instructional technology specialist
Ckesa Templeton, math teacher
Foster Middle School
$4,709.44  
STEM Teacher Certification Ashley McClanahan and Sue Wilson of Hudson Elementary School received $5,000 for their grant titled “STEM Teacher Certification.”  With this funding, eight Hudson PEP Elementary School teachers will receive training, an integral part of the school’s Campus Improvement Plan, to ensure effective instructional practices to increase student achievement.  The teachers will receive STEM certification from The National Institute for STEM Education to become trained STEM educators.  Teachers will produce a portfolio of work that demonstrates proficiency across fifteen STEM teacher actions.  The eight trained teachers, one or more per grade level, will serve up to 288 students a year.  However, the school plans to use the trained teachers to share their learning with other teachers to serve 595 students, giving more students the opportunity to engage in project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Ashley McClanahan,STEM lab teacher
Sue Wilson, principal
Hudson PEP Elementary School
 

$5,000.00  
Workforce PreparationCheri Lee and Kristi Means of Longview Early Graduation High School received $4,925.16 for their grant titled “Workforce Preparation,” a grant designed to provide workforce development courses for six students, one in phlebotomy, two in certified nurse assistants’ training (both course at Kilgore College) and two in pharmacy technician training (at LW Pharmacy School).  This grant will provide opportunities for six at-risk students to gain industry certification towards a career.  This funding eliminates a barrier to these students’ future success, allowing them to obtain the skills and credential needed for immediate success in the local workforce.

Cheri Lee, student support specialist
Kristi Mean, principal 
$4,925.16  
Planning for the FutureThe Foundation also awarded $4,690.00 to Donna Monholland, Elisa Henninger, and Sheri Peery at Judson Middle School for their grant titled “Planning for the Future.”  The focus of the grant is to begin the college readiness process in middle school by using Chromebooks for SAT and ACT preparation and student access to Khan Academy and Study Island.  In fall 2018, algebra, geometry and SAT preparation classes will begin planning for college with the ultimate goal to increase the number of students taking the SAT, ACT and dual credit classes and/or early college participation.

Donna Monholland, math teacher
Elisa Henninger, assistant principal
Sheri Peery, counselor
$4,690.00  
Campus Initiative Grants Submitted:  7
Total Funds Requested: $29,013.04
Total Grants Funded:  4
Total: $19,324.60


On Wednesday, February 7, 2018, the Longview ISD Foundation awarded this year's Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grants and the Campus Initiative Grants at a breakfast hosted by Dr. James Wilcox, superintendent, at the LISD Education Support Center.

While enjoying breakfast in their honor, this year's grant recipients received their funding for classroom and campus grants.

This year the Foundation funded twenty-four grants through the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program to teachers, counselor, nurses, and librarians for a total of $44,817.74

The Foundation also funded four Campus Initiative Grants, one each to Hudson PEP Elementary School, Foster Middle School, Judson Middle School, and Longview Early Graduation High School.  These four grants totalled $19,324.60.

For the 2018 grant cycle, the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. awarded more money than it has ever awarded in one year



Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. Campus Initiative Grant Program Summary Report Per Campus March 2008-March 2015
Campus
Number of Grants Funded
Total Funds Returned to the Campus
Bramlette Elementary School
0.0
$0.00  
J.L. Everhart Magnet Academy of Cultural Studies
1.0
$5,000.00  
G.K. Foster Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
1.0
$2,529.00  
Hudson Elementary School
2.0
$3,530.00  
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School (Campus opened in 2010)
3.0
$4,850.85  
Johnston Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
3.0
$5,607.00  
South Ward Elementary School
4.0
$14,504.00  
Ware Elementary School
2.0
$5,000.00  
Ned E. Williams Elementary School
1.0
$4,901.44  
Forest Park Middle School
1.0
$1,500.00  
Foster Middle School
1.0
$1,500.00  
Judson Middle School
1.0
$1,500.00  
Longview High School
1.0
$1,500.00  
Longview Early Graduation High School (L.E.A.D. Academy)
6.0
$20,313.23  
East Texas Montessori Preparatory Academy
0.0
$0.00  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
32
Campus Initiative Grants
$90,060.12 Total returned to LISD campuses 2008-2018