image Education Foundation Grant Recipient Junior High Maria McDonel

Flour Bluff Foundation for Educational Excellence surprises teachers with over $14,000 in grants

Nine Flour Bluff ISD teachers were surprised in their classrooms today with checks totaling $14,600.00. Members of the Flour Bluff Foundation for Educational Excellence awarded seven grants for innovative, learning opportunities in classrooms at the Early Childhood Center, Primary, Junior High and High School campuses.

Since the Foundation began in 2004, the organization has awarded over $295,000 in grants to Flour Bluff ISD teachers and campuses. The foundation’s mission is to provide resources to campuses and teachers by promoting quality education by establishing, supporting and enhancing programs not otherwise funded by the Flour Bluff Independent School District. 

Earlier this fall, teachers were given an opportunity to apply to receive grants for engaging learning opportunities. A Foundation committee then determined which grants to award funding. The grants awarded included funding for programs such as stand-up desks for students at the high school, family reading event at the Primary and sending Junior High teachers to space camp.

The Foundation will again award grants in the spring. Deadline to apply is the second Monday in February. Click here for more information.

The complete listing of award recipients and the innovative learning opportunities funded are below:

Campus Program Title Amount Awarded Grant Recipients
Early Childhood Center “Sensational Sensory Space” $1,500 Ann Lowry & Amy Seeds
Primary “Learning Through OSMOsis” $1,150 Kristen Tomscha & Kendall Twomey
Primary “Reading Restaurant: Reading Under the Stars” $2,500 Shea Hernandez & Kim Knief
Junior High “Space Camp for Educators” $2,150 Maria McDonel
High School “WiFi SOS” $1,200 Allison Schaum
High School “Standing Desk” $1,100 Gayle DeWolfe & James Crenshaw
High School “Smart Start Innovative Nutritional Education and Advancement” $5,000 Kara Wallace & James McMinn