Grant proposals by Sam Rayburn teachers netted three mini-grants, more than any other Pasadena ISD school.
Justine Henry and Judy Stepan landed a grant to develop a student-run catering service for the district. The Shell Oil Company Mini-Grant provides $5,000 for commercial quality cooking and serving-ware and utensils for large groups.
Jean Duffey and Nancy Tabor won a mini-grant providing for a Phase 3 in upgrades to mobile stations used by teachers who "float" from classroom to classroom during the school day. The Mel and Steve Cowart Mini-Grant is also for $5,000.
Sarah Carnes and Nikki Lewis won a mini-grant for the continued development of a College and Career Readiness Center at Sam Rayburn. The Roger, Morris and Grover, LLP Mini-Grant provides $4,997.95 for significant enhancements to current college-readiness support systems.
Justine Henry beams when presented with a Shell Oil Company Mini-Grant to provide commercial grade utensils to meet the school's goal of establishing a catering service. Pasadena ISD Education Foundation representative Chris Bezdek (right) made the presentation.
Justine Henry shares her prize with her students as Sam Rayburn Principal Robert Stock joins in the celebration.
Jean Duffey, with Nancy Tabor to her right, explains to students the importance of upgrading mobile stations for "floating" teachers and how the Mel and Steve Cowart Mini-Grant will meet those upgrade needs. Looking on are Robert Stock and Jay Bain.
Sarah Carnes accepts a mini-grant check from Roger, Morris & Grover LLP to enhance the school's college-readiness program. Offering congratulations are Jay Bain, Robert Stock and Chris Bezdek.