Grant Recipients



Congratulations to the teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses who received grants through the 2020 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program and the campuses that received funds through the Campus Initiative Grant Program. 





2020 Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program Recipients
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Interactive Student Map Using QR Codes
Social Studies, Grades 6-8
Bonnye Nance and Allison Shaw
Judson STEAM Academy
$190.98  
Congo the Bongo
Music, Grades 1-5
Esther Davis
J. L. Everhart Elementary School
$567.98  
Intonation/Rhythm Technology in Instrumental Ensemble
Band, Grades 6-8
Annie Miller and Bonnye Nance
Judson STEAM Academy
$1,263.99  
Digital Age Learners
Bilingual Education/Monolingual Dyslexia, Grades 1-5
Teresa Salas
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy and J. L. Everhart Elementary School
$2,481.76  
WT2 Language Translators
Algebra I, Grades 9-12
Betty Banks and Renee Wilson
Longview Early Graduation High School
$689.97  
Project Based Learning with Technology and Google Portfolios
Science, Grade 7
Kimberly Pierson
Foster Middle School
$2,402.16  
Readers for Life
Reading, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

Mary Bolton, Angela Bogue, Ileah Cox, Nora Diaz, Stephanie Denton, Paige Hopson, Brenda Slayton, Cindy Stovall, and Lorraine Vazquez
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$1,447.95  
Film Creative Enhancements
International Baccalaureate Film, Years 1 and 2
Nancy Coots
Longview High School
$1,145.11  
Chromebooks Closing the Gap for Students with Disabilities
Special Education, Grades 6-8
Jone' Robinson Heflin and Michael Woodson
Foster Middle School
$2,402.16  
Developing Number Sense with REKENREKS
Math, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Blanca Alvarez, Barbara Crane, Hellen De la Vera, Ana Maria Garcia, Andrew Gonzales, Shannon Isaac, Jeannie Miller, Joshua Pitts, Liza Salas, and Caitlin Warren
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$846.27  
Project Based Learning:  Poetry
English-Language Arts, Grade 8
Joe Ford
Foster Middle School
$846.27  
VEX:  Building Your Way to a Brighter Future
Robotics, Project Lead the Way, Grades 6-8
Melissa Swallow
Foster Middle School
$2,061.82  
Making Math Accessible with Technology
Math and Science, Grade 3
Lauren Barrera, Haley Sanford, and Kim Storey
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,402.16  
Global Destinations:  Traveling the World with Digital Portfolios
World Geography, Grade 6
Penny Precopia
Foster Middle School
$2,402.16  
Chromebooks and Sensors Argument Drive Inquiry
Science, Grade 8
Ricardo L. De la Garza
Foster Middle School
$2,402.16  
Saving Life and Limbs
Health Science, Grades 10-12
Sandy Collins and Karen Aldredge
Longview High School
$1,975.21  
Digital Field Trips
History, Grades 7 and 8
Jordan Courtney
Foster Middle School
$2,402.16  
Marker, Marker But Not on the Wall
English I and English II
Rochelle Ceballos, Whittney Grant, and Pat Webber
Longview Early Graduation High School
$767.40  
Number Talk Daily Math Activity
Project Based Learning, All Subjects, Grade 2
Lizette Castro, Korina Cummings, Bonnie Farinella, Maria Felix, Chelsea Hildenbrand, Hernando Martinez, Colt Norris, Theresa Rowe, Grace Smith, Fozzie Smith, and Kirsten Valentine
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
$362.52  
Coding for the Future
Algebra, Grade 8
Chris Simpson
Foster Middle School
$1,800.00  
9 Square in the Air
Physical Education, Grades 1-5
Steve Hambrick
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$711.11  
Books After Hours
Library and English-Language Arts
Grades 9-12
Kimberly Shadowens
Longview High School
$1,539.64  
Ozo What?
Gifted and Talented Education, Grades 1-5
Leslie Konvalin
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$1,980.00  
Chrome for You, Chrome for Me:  Wait, We Don't Have Enough!
All subjects, Grade 5
Alison Cooley, Lauren Dodson, Doug Finn, Deanna Kalmus, Constance Massey, and Regina Ward
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,402.16  
Reading Instruction for the 21st Century
English-Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies
Grade 3
Brandi Patterson
Hudson PEP Elementary School
$2,402.16  
Total for Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program
54 Grant Applications Submitted; Total Requested: $98,308.22
10 Elementary Grants Totaling: $15,604.07
15 Secondary Grants Totaling: $25,847.48
$39,895.26  


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
$46,547.27  
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 Elementary School
74.75
$102,326.86  
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
46.83
$57,943.40  
Ned E. Williams Elementary School
16
$22,926.21  
Forest Park Middle School
41
$45,463.67  
Foster Middle School
121
$77,319.28  
Judson Middle School
48
$38,571.82  
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
12
$11,296.94  
Totals funded by the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.
716  Grants
$780,885.75 returned to LISD classrooms 1996-2020


Longview ISD Foundation, Inc 2020 Campus Initiative Grants Program
Grant Title
Campus Recipients
Amount Awarded
Judson Channel One News-Broadcasting ClubThe Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. awarded $4,917.00 to Judson STEAM Academy’s Bonnye Nance, campus IB coordinator, so the campus can create a broadcasting and journalism class that is equipped with the necessary tools and technology to report on all school related subjects through a campus-wide, student produced Channel 1 news.    Students will produce the daily announcements that teachers can use at a time they choose.  Not only does this grant provide an opportunity for a new elective class, but it also translates into real world application as broadcasting as a career.  This grant supports the learning goals of the International Baccalaureate Program by creating students’ understanding and appreciation of research, honing their writing, speaking, and presentation skills, enhancing their critical thinking skills, and building their time management skills.  Students will learn graphic design and video editing and then create more advanced graphic design projects. 
 
$4,917.00  
Screen Printing Industrial Business Skills ClassJudson STEAM Academy's Bonnye Nance, IB Coordinator, and Randall Bruton, Game Development teacher and Technology Student Association sponsor, also received $2,500.00 for their campus grant titled Screen Printing: Industrial  Business Skills Class.  This grant will provide funding for a campus screen printing business so students can learn how to screen, embroider, brand, and heat transfer, all marketable skills, while also using economics and math while writing a business plan.  This grant’s goal is for this project to grow into an elective class.  Students will screen print apparel for various school programs, such as Technology Student Association, Robotics, and UIL teams. 
$2,500.00  
Work Ready GraduatesThe Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. awarded Cheri L. Lee, Longview Early Graduation High School’s student services support specialist, and Kristi Means, campus principal, $4,996.00 to fund the grant Work Ready Graduates.  Having funded a similar grant in the past, the Foundation is proud to provide resources for career tech courses to help the campus meet state, district, and campus requirements for students to gain workforce certification prior to graduation and increase the number of students graduating already prepared for the local workforce.  Twelve students will be given the opportunity to train and earn certification:  eight to become aerial platform and forklift operators; two to become community health workers, and two to become pharmacy technicians.  Mrs. Lee has a proven screening process to ensure that the most motivated students will be chosen to receive this certification, thus changing their lives by making them work ready upon graduation.
$4,996.00  
Touchscreen Chromebooks Prepare Functional Living Skills (FLS) Students for Their FutureThe Foundation provided $4,804.32 to Sarah Sheppard, Longview High School’s supervisor of special education, and Karla Maldonado, special education inclusion teacher, for their Touchscreen Chromebooks Prepare Functional Living Skills (FLS) Students for Their Future grant.  This grant funding will purchase sixteen Chromebooks for FLS students to use to ensure that they make progress toward their personal educational goals and have the same technological opportunities as general education students receive while using touchscreen technology that meets the needs of these students in terms of accessibility, convenience, and user-friendliness.  These sixteen Chromebooks will add to the twelve purchaed through a previous Foundation grant.  Teachers will use the Chromebooks to differentiate instruction and allow students to use appropriate websites, such as Kids National Geographic, CoolMath, and Study Island to enhance their core subject area skills.
 
$4,804.32  
Nature Center Learning EnvironmentWhile South Ward Elementary School’s Bemecia Adams, science teacher, Shanekwa Wrighten, math interventionist, Juanita Arnold, bilingual math and science teacher, and Erika Guerra, bilingual science and English/language arts teacher, requested $5,000 to create a campus Nature Center Learning Environment, the Foundation funded only $500 of the grant so the campus could create a garden with the hope that other district funding could provide the benches, pond, pavestones, and pergola for the total nature center.  Through gardening, students will enhance their knowledge of the local ecosystem.  Planting vegetables and fruits can provide fresh food for the campus and local food banks.  Gardening also provides a hands-on learning experience that promotes environmental stewardship, character development, and healthy lifestyles.  Each grade level will cultivate its own plot in the garden to tend and harvest. 
 
$500.00  
Campus Initiative Grants Submitted:  6
Total Funds Requested: $28,290.88
Total Grants Funded:  5
Total: $17,717.32


On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 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 PEP 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
5.0
$15,004.00  
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy
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 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.
46
Campus Initiative Grants
$136,673.08 Total returned to LISD campuses 2008-2019