Over $24,000 in Grant Money Given to Teachers
Abilene, Texas: On October 14, 2015, the Galena Park ISD Education Foundation Prize Posse school bus carried a group of excited passengers on a mission of benevolence – delivering innovative teaching grants to unsuspecting teachers at various campuses throughout the district.
The surprise visit by the Prize Posse was the culmination of an extensive process. Much earlier in the year, educators throughout the district were given the opportunity to apply for a grant to fund innovative instruction for their classroom, department or campus. A committee carefully considered each application and selected the recipients. On this special day, seven grants totaling over $24,000 were awarded at five GPISD campuses. The grants will be used to fund educational resources for music, physics, robotics, writing, computer labs, and reading. This year's awards will enhance all.
Pictured: Galena Park High School received two grants from the Galena Park ISD Education Foundation, including this $5,000 grant for their “Reading Revolution” program, a new program designed to provide additional reading materials and incentives to increase students' love of reading.
Pictured: Cimarron Elementary received a surprise visit from the GPISD Education Foundation Prize Posse. The “Write Now” grant, worth $4,500, will implement a writing lab and encourage students to develop a passion for writing while providing them with enriching experiences.
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