2018 INNOVATORS OF THE YEAR
Ed Tech: More Than Chromebooks | Ashley Swinney
With educational technology on the rise, this grant allowed for the purchase of technology-fueled learning stations for use across the district including 3-D pens, virtual reality goggles and robotics products. Through a station model professional development format, teachers are exposed to these new technology resources and after exploring and receiving further training, teachers may check out the resources to be used in their classrooms.
Something Smells Fishy | Samantha Longino
This aquaponics system allows for a farm-to-table operation with cross-curricular instruction between the agriculture and culinary arts departments. This type of farming is a sustainable method of food production combining aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) and hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). As a recirculating ecosystem, the fish provide nutrients for the plants. Bacteria and plants help to clean the water for the fish.
Over $225,000 awarded to Whitehouse ISD Faculty and Staff
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
The Foundation’s work is made possible by the overwhelming support and partnership we receive from the community including businesses, parents, neighbors, and collectively, our largest donor - school employees. We could not do what we do without your support and we greatly appreciate it.
We want to support the District to make the education received in Whitehouse schools from Pre-K through 12th grade second to none. We do this through fundraising and then in turn, awarding grants to employees of the District. Our grant process was designed to encourage our teachers to take chances on new ideas, concepts and technologies. Our awarded grants are wide-ranging each year - benefitting every school and grade level in the District and supporting a variety of academic areas including math, science, history, reading, technology, and fine arts. Last year, the Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation awarded 32 grants totaling in excess of $69,000.
We are successful only through our amazing partnerships with the community. Please join me and the Whitehouse ISD Education Foundation Board in supporting these efforts!