Grant Recipients



The Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. congratulates the teachers, counselors, librarian,s and nurses who received grants through the 2021 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program and the campuses that received funds through the Campus Initiative Grant Program. 





2021 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program Recipients
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Sensational Swings
Early Childhood Special Education
Madison Copeland
Ned E. Williams STEAM Academy
$883.29  
Purple Pickle Power Pack
Physical Education, Grades 1-5
Steve Hambrick
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$1,853.10  
Student Centered Speaking/Listening
Spanish, Grade 7
Ivonne Guerra
Judson STEAM Academy
$425.00  
All on Board with Literacy! 
Language Arts, Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten
Blanca Alvarez, Barbara Crane, Hellen De La Vera, Ana Maria Garcia, Andrew Gonzales, Shannon Isaac, Jeannie Miller, Joshua Pitts, Lisa Salas, and Caitlin Warren
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$2,228.21  
Teach Big, The Writing Academy
Language and Literature, Grade 7
Amy Bruyere and Deonne Collins
Judson STEAM Academy
$588.00  
Puzzles and Books
Head Start Education
Nadia Chapa, Ashley Cryer, Olga Emerson, Allison Horton, Jimmie Miller, and Cassondra Stephens
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$2,334.18  
Out of the Box Learning for the Global Classroom
All Subject Areas, Pre-Kindergarten
Kristine Ashley, Sydni Bridgewater, Safawna Dunn, Deanne Martin, Ashley Morgan, Adriana Rincones Ortiz, and Richelle Wessman
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$2,236.75  
Learning Outdoors
Sensory and Physical Education, Early Childhood Education
Brittany Johnson
Playing for Keeps Early Childhood Center
$1,762.46  
The Speech Express
Speech Therapy, Grades Kindergarten-5
Juanita Green
Bramlette STEAM Academy
$922.01  
Pocket Lab Wireless Sensors and Scratch STEM Coding
Science, Grade 8
Ricardo L. De la Garza
Foster Middle School
$2,392.30  
Flip and Solve Math Boards
Math, Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Lizete Castro, Korina Cummings, Maria Felix, Chelsea Hildenbrand, Hernando Martinez, Kyla Newton, Colter Norris, Fozzie Smith, Grace Smith, Kirsten Valentine, and Phyllis Wilks
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$839.89  
Hearing All Children’s Voices
Special Education, Grades 6-8
Kenda Stuart and Kaci Homer
Judson STEAM Academy
$519.96  
Total for Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program
36 Grant Applications Submitted; Total Requested: $65,355.35
8 Elementary Grants Totaling: $13,059.89
4 Secondary Grants Totaling: $3,925.26
$16,985.15  


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. Great Rewards for Great Ideas Grant Program Summary Report Per Campus March 1996-March 2019
Campus
Number of Grants Funded
Total Funds Returned to the Campus
Bramlette STEAM Academy
45
$47,469.28  
J.L. Everhart Magnet Academy of Cultural Studies
31.50
$26,532.87  
G.K. Foster Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
12
$10,080.87  
Hudson PEP Elementary School
75.75
$104,179.96  
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School (Combined campus in 2010)
14.84
$21,667.93  
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 East Texas Montessori Academy
46.83
$57,943.40  
Ned E. Williams STEAM Academy
17
$23,809.50  
Forest Park Middle School
41
$45,463.67  
Foster Middle School
122
$79,711.55  
Judson STEAM Academy
55
$40,104.78  
Longview Early Graduation High School (formerly LEAD Academy)
9
$8,113.27  
Longview High School
96
$129,363.79  
Student Development Center (Campus Closed)
17
$6,192.27  
East Texas Montessori Preparatory Academy
16
$18,935.97  
Playing for Keeps Early Childhood Center
1
$1,762.46  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
728  Grants
$795,468.74 returned to LISD classrooms 1996-2021


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc 2020 Campus Initiative Grants Program
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Forging the Future: Robotics and Coding in EducationMegan Burns, Interim Principal
Christy Scott,  Curriculum Support and IB Coordinator
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School

The Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. awarded $2,199.50 to Megan Burns and Christi Scott at Johnston-McQueen Elementary School for their grant “Forging the Future: Robotics and Coding in Education.”  This grant is designed to improve instruction and student engagement by expanding high quality STEAM opportunities for math and science.  The five sets of Lego Mindstorm EV3 kits requested by the grant will be used during second through fifth grade STEAM pullout classes.  The kits will provide hands-on, project-based learning opportunities that support inquiry-based, active learning.  Students will also learn problem solving, IB Approaches to Learning skills, and soft skills, such as collaboration, communication, organization and time management skills, and academic subjects such as English, language arts, and social studies.  The grant proposes two components:  a focused pull-out program with groups of second through fifth grade higher performing students and a second through fifth grade level initiative during STEAM classes.  Combined with rigorous in-class instruction, the program will challenge top performing students through math and science while integrating robotic and coding concepts.  Johnston-McQueen Elementary School’s teacher for this program has already secured training at Region VII for Lego Mindstorm EV3. The master schedule has been created to allow this teacher to teach pullout classes three hours per day.  Johnston-McQueen Elementary School has committed to providing its teachers professional development so they can learn robotics and the coding process to ensure the grant’s success.

$2,199.50  
Campus Initiative Grants Submitted:  1
Total Funds Requested: $2,199.50
Total Grants Funded:  1
Total: $2,199.50


On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, Longview ISD and Dr. James Wilcox hosted  a Grants Giveaway breakfast at the LISD Education Support Center for this year's grant recipients.

At that time, all recipients received their grants and their funding.

The Foundation applauds the educators and campus principals who wanted additional educational opportunities for their students and is proud to award them the funds to provide those opportunities.





Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. Campus Initiative Grant Program Summary Report Per Campus March 2008-March 2019
Campus
Number of Grants Funded
Total Funds Returned to the Campus
Bramlette STEAM Academy
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 PEP Elementary School
4.0
$11,030.00  
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School (Campus opened in 2010)
4.0
$4,850.85  
Johnston Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
3.0
$5,607.00  
South Ward Elementary School
5.0
$15,004.00  
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy
2.0
$5,000.00  
Ned E. Williams STEAM Academy
1.0
$4,901.44  
Forest Park Middle School
2.0
$4,684.15  
Foster Middle School
3.0
$5,193.99  
Judson STEAM Academy
5.0
$15,907.00  
Longview High School
4.0
$17,613.76  
Longview Early Graduation High School
10.0
$33,751.89  
East Texas Montessori Preparatory Academy
0.0
$0.00  
The Dade Center
1.0
$2,600.00  
Playing for Keeps Early Childhood Education Center
1.0
$2,000.00  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
47
Campus Initiative Grants
$138,872.58 Total returned to LISD campuses 2008-2021