Grant Recipients



Congratulations to the teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses who received grants through the 2019 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program and the campuses that received funds through the Campus Initiative Grant Program. 





2019 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program Recipients
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Language Building Theme Boxes
Deaf Education, Grades 1-5
Whitney Reardon
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$1,844.90  
Leveled Reading Books
Reading, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Jayna Abraham, Angela Bogue, Zaira Chapa, Deonne Collins, Ericka Garcia, Stacy Gaskin, Kimberly Jones, Clarissa Montoya, and Naydia Santiago
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$2,161.81  
Developing Mental Muscles
Dyslexia, including bilingual education
Grades 1-5
Evelia Orona
Bramlette STEAM Academy and Ware East Texas Montessori Academy
$2,457.63  
Books for Guided Reading
Reading, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Cassondra STepehen and Terry Davis
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$2,437.60  
Interesting Books for Struggling Readers
Reading and English as a Second Language, Grades 6-8
Holly Thomas
Judson STEAM Academy
$2,318.46  
CANVAS:  Not Just for Painters
Culinary Arts, Grades 9-12
Chef Kevin Hill
Longview High School, 
$862.80  
Extending the Classroom Outdoors
Science, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten

Brooke Bailey, Omar Baracaldo, Selena Boyce, Kacey Brisnehan, Dr. Diaz, Jeannie Miller, and Phyllis Wilks
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$1,495.32  
Big Book Easel and Storage Unit
Reading, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Cassondra Stephens
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$339.95  
The Wonderful World of Math
Math, Grade 1
Kasie Koonce, Julie Turner, and Sue Webster
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,099.85  
The Wonderful World of Math, Part Deux
Math, Grade 1
Mary Grace Carlisle, Kim Coughlan, and Sherri Finn
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,099.85  
Color My Movement
Music, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 5
Kristi Grimes
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$976.10  
Learning to Read, Reading to Learn!
Science and Social Studies, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Blanca Alvarez, Terry Davis, Hellen De La Vera, Ana Maria Garcia, Andrew Gonzales, Charlotte Johnson, Martha Napier, Liza Salas, and Cassondra Stephens
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$1,005.68  
Digital Portfolios with Chromebooks
All Subjects, Grades 1-5
Cindy Cabrera and Shelby Skeen
J. L. Everhart Elementary School
$1,407.00  
Calming Our Senses
PPCD
Colleen Scott
Ned E. Williams Elementary School
$1,573.04  
They Will Escape, But They Will Want to Return!
Math, Grades 3-5 
Project to be shared with all LISD elementary schools.
Deanna Kalmus and Katie Mason
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,414.59  
Strum the Strings
Music, Grades 1-5
Esther Davis
J. L. Everhart Elementary School
$739.98  
The Sensory Path
Special Education, Grades Pre-Kindergarten-Kindergarten
Chelsea Allen, Ashton Beaver, Brittney Ford, Valerie Grissom, Cassie Hood, Lauren McCoy, and Stephanie Scott
Johnston-McQueen Elementary School
$2,500.00  
Interactive Mapping-Texas Style
Social Studies, Grade 5
Connie Player
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,100.00  
Take a Trip with Virtual Reality
All Subjects, Grade 3
Lauren Barrera, Haley Sanford, and Kim Storey
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,500.00  
Piglets Body Systems Much Like Our Own
Science, Grade 7
Tom Leahy, Kimberly Pierson, and Tricha Wilcos
Foster Middle School
$1,107.22  
KICK IT!  Pottery Wheel Project
Ceramics I-IV, Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement Art
Jeffrey Hull
Longview High School
$2,165.27  
Implementing Universal Design for Learning
Life Skills, Grade 6-8
Erica Smith
Forest Park Middle School
$2,345.00  
Total for Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program
28 Grant Applications Submitted; Total Requested: $74,896.28
17 Elementary Grants Totaling: $30,153.33
5 Secondary Grants Totaling: $8,798.75
$38,952.05  


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 Elementary School
44
$36,547.27  
J.L. Everhart Magnet Academy of Cultural Studies
28.50
$24,724.01  
G.K. Foster Elementary School (Campus closed in 2010)
12
$10,080.87  
Hudson Elementary School
64.75
$92,429.27  
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 Elementary School
45.83
$56,702.52  
Ned E. Williams Elementary School
16
$22,926.21  
Forest Park Middle School
41
$45,463.67  
Foster Middle School
105
$61,446.66  
Judson Middle School
48
$37,116.85  
Longview Early Graduation High School (formerly LEAD Academy)
5
$6,655.90  
Longview High School
90
$124,703.43  
Student Development Center (Campus Closed)
17
$6,192.27  
East Texas Montessori Preparatory Academy
6
$8,640.20  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
690  Grants
$730,375.98 returned to LISD classrooms 1996-2019


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc 2019 Campus Initiative Grants Program
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Climbing to New Heights—Developing the Whole Child Physical Education, Grades 1-5Steve Hambrick, physical education teacher at Hudson PEP Elementary, and Sue Wilson, principal, received $2,500 for a climbing wall.Steve Hambrick, physical education teacher at Hudson PEP Elementary, and Sue Wilson, principal, received $2,500 for a climbing wall.
$2,500.00  
Closing the Gap: Bringing Life Back to Life Skills Special Education, Grades 6-8Rebecka Jenkins, Erica Smith, and Virginia Bell, Forest Park Middle School special education teachers, and Dr. Cynthia Wise, principal, received $3,184.15 to purchase five special desks and five Chromebooks.
$3,184.15  
Opening Up Opportunities with Chromebooks for Functional Living Skills (FLS) StudentsKristi Maldonado, Longview High School special education teacher, and Sarah Sheppard, special education supervisor, received $3,600 to purchase to purchase twelve touch screen Chromebooks.
$3,600.00  
Extreme Makeover: Sensory Room Edition Special Education, Grades 6-8Kristina Ford, Judson STEAM Academy special education teacher, and James Gibson, principal, received $2,300.00 to purchase materials for a sensory room for their students.
$2,300.00  
LEGHS Technology Expansion Grant Technology, Grades 9-12Cheri Lee, Longview Early Graduation High School student support specialist, and Kristi Means, principal, received $3,517.50 to purchase fifteen Chromebooks.
$3,517.50  
Closing the Gap with Chromebooks for Students with Learning DisabilitiesMichael Woodson and Jone’ Robinson Heflin, Foster Middle School special education teachers, and Ryan Carroll, principal, received $3,693.99 to purchase twelve Chromebooks and one Chromebook cart.
$3,693.99  
Standing Up for Education Student Behavioral OutcomesNona Snoddy, Dade Center special education teacher, and Isiah Gates, principal, received $2,600.00 to purchase twelve sit and stand manual student desks.
$2,600.00  
Materials to Support Learning Early Childhood EducationBrittany Johnson, instructor at the Playing for Keeps Early Childhood Center, and Leisha Fluellen, principal, received $2,000.00 to purchase educational toys for the district’s youngest learners.
 
$2,000.00  
Make Our Library a Learning Commons Library ServicesShameika Allen and Carla Williams, assistant principals at Longview High School, and James Brewer, principal, received $3,000.00 for two units of furniture to transform the school library into a learning commons area.
 
$3,000.00  
Campus Initiative Grants Submitted:  10
Total Funds Requested: $38,968.09
Total Grants Funded:  9
Total: $26,395.64


On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, Longview ISD and Dr. James Wilcox will host a Grants Giveaway breakfast at the LISD Education Support Center for this year's grant recipients.

At that time, all recipients will officially be awarded their grants and receive their funding.

The Foundation applauds the educators and campus principals who wanted more 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 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
4.0
$11,030.00  
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
2.0
$4,684.15  
Foster Middle School
3.0
$5,193.99  
Judson Middle School
3.0
$8,490.00  
Longview High School
3.0
$12,809.44  
Longview Early Graduation High School (L.E.A.D. Academy)
9.0
$28,755.89  
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.
41
Campus Initiative Grants
$116,455.76 Total returned to LISD campuses 2008-2019