First grade teachers Tonya Fellows and Benny Ramsey accepted a grant check of $2,400 to purchase Active board gift cards for first grade classes. The gift cards will purchase educational programs from Lakeshore Learning Materials. (Julianne Murrah)
Pioneer Elementary School pre-K teachers received a $3,700 grant. Pictured are, from left, GPEF board member Bronwen Choate, pre-K teachers Leticia Coyac, Jennifer Freeman and Lana Hazlett and GPEF Board President Suzy Graham. The check will purchase two iPads for each of the four pre-K classes. (Julianne Murrah)
Board members of the Graham Public Education Foundation awarded $68,300 in grants to 11 organizations of the Graham Independent School District.
Teachers filled out GPEF forms requesting what they'd like to have in each class. GPEF supplies funds for innovative projects and programs outside of the regular school district budget through a grant application process. These projects and programs directly benefit the students of the Graham Independent School District.
Science classes at Woodland Elementary School received a grant of $13,000 to purchase 30 i-Pad minis. Pictured are, from left, Tricia Reed, Peggy Sonnenberg and Bronwen Choate, GPEF; Cathy Bohn and Kara Adair, fifth grade science teachers; and Suzy Graham and Angie Graham, GPEF. Pictured with them are Woodland students. (Julianne Murrah)
Graham Junior High School eighth grade science teachers Shannon Weaver and Sarah Carico accepted a grant of $13,000, which will be used to purchase 30 i-Pad minis for each science class. Pictured are, from left, Tricia Reed and Bronwen Choate, GPEF; Carico and Weaver; and Peggy Sonnenberg, Suzy Graham and Angie Graham, GPEF. Pictured with them are science students.
A $5,000 grant was awarded to math teacher Vanesa Monk to purchase robots for the Lego EV engineering project. Monk and her students will have the latest version of robots used to teach students about robotics. It also helps seniors who want to pursue a career in engineering. (Julianne Murrah)
Spanish teachers Liesel Wilson, Audra Barrett and Maria Weller, center, accepted a $600 grant to purchase a polling software subscription for their Spanish classes. Pictured with them are Spanish students. (Julianne Murrah)
Jeff Kintz, career technology education teacher, center, received a $3,500 grant to purchase new AV production equipment. Pictured with him are CTW students.