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Galveston Independent School District
Galveston ISD Educational Foundation
News Release
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

GALVESTON, TX—Galveston ISD Educational Foundation recently awarded (7) seven grants for over $19,000 to GISD teachers as part of its School Site Grant program.  The Foundation awarded grants to five campuses in the district.  




Lisa Carnes received a $3461.09 School Site Grant award for their “Welcome Parents! Bienvenidos Padres!” project at Oppe Elementary School which is a parent/volunteer resource center.






Paula Przestrzelski, received two grants: (1) Weis Middle School, “Raising the Bar for Gifted and Talented Students” program for  $771.25 for a reading/writing workshop for fifth grade gifted and talented students





and (2) Rosenberg Elementary School, “Bug and You Shall Receive (Bring Up Grades and You Shall Receive) ” program for $1289.20 for a program that is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and recognizes students who raise their report card grades by five points from one grading period to the next.     






Rosenberg Elementary School teacher, Jack Sheaffer , received $3054.00 for “Beginning String Project” project which will increase the number of string instruments used for all levels of his after school program. 





Austin Middle School teacher, Patty Healy, was awarded a $4980.83 grant for her “Code Blue…Revitalizing Health Science” which will serve as an introductory course to the Health Science Professions Career Pathway which will provide meaningful experiences to students. Mary Allums, at Weis Middle School, received a $4215.00 grant for “Head Start to Fine Arts.”  This project will purchase instruments for a fifth grade band which will enable all students to play an instrument provided by the district. 




L.A. Morgan Elementary teacher, Lois Rivaux, received a $1790.00 grant for “Our World.” This project is a school wide project for all grade levels. Each class will research a country and then become that country on the day of “Our World.” 



“We are very proud of the wonderful, devoted and hardworking teachers in GISD,” said GISD Educational Foundation Executive Director Julie Schmid.  “These school site grants will directly impact over 2,300 students from GISD. Thus far the Foundation has awarded more than $250,000 to GISD schools. The foundation board continues to focus on our fundraising efforts to support this valuable program.” 

The Galveston ISD Educational Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation, is a coalition of private, business, industrial and civic sectors created to promote quality education by establishing, supporting and enhancing programs not otherwise funded by the Galveston Independent School District.  For more information on the Galveston ISD Educational Foundation, contact Julie Schmid at 409-766-5157 or e-mail

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