Sam Rayburn Principal Robert Stock gets a happy hug from teacher Joy Brown Johnson after informing her of the school's $5,000 mini-grant award from Sterling Bank.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANTS
Applicants: Judy Stepan, Justine Henry
Mini-Grant Name: Blue Room Catering Project
Abstract: Our long-term goal is to develop a student-training restaurant for the district, similar to the automotive, air conditioning, cosmetology and welding classes. We have been serving an average of 200 people a week this past year and need to upgrade our old-fashioned homemaking lab into a commercial-quality restaurant kitchen. The 50-year-old wooden cabinets need to be replaced with wire shelves and tables. We also need to add some commercial-quality equipment for storage, transporting and serving.
Sponsor: Larry C. Johnson/Loomis International
Applicants: Joy Brown Johnson (primary), Joy Johnson (secondary)
Mini-Grant Name: Sam Rayburn School Store Project
Abstract: The Sam Rayburn school store will be a school-based enterprise that offers effective educational tools to help prepare students for the transition from school to work or college. In this learning environment students will learn all the aspects of running a business including: advertising, promotion, customer service and accounting. Students will also have the opportunity to build management, supervision and leadership skills. The store will be a powerful teaching tool for students campus-wide. By partnering with Success students, we plan to educate them on the fundamental business skills needed to progress in a working environment.
Sponsor: Sterling Bank
Applicants: Karin Stensrud (primary), Cavan Leerkamp (secondary)
Mini-Grant Name: SRHS Art in Public Spaces
Abstract: The Art in Public Spaces project is designed to involve the art students of Sam Rayburn High in the design, creation and permanent installation of sculptural artworks in public spaces throughout our community. The ceramics and sculpture classes will use the materials acquired through this grant to fabricate a ceramic tile mural and a collection of freestanding sculptures, which they will install on the grounds of SRHS during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. It is the vision of this program to expand from this beginning to the installation of future artworks at other locations in our community.
Sam Rayburn culinary arts teachers Justine Henry and Judy Stepan gather their students to celebrate, along with (in back, to the left) Charles Good, Mark Moore and Brian Cohen of ITZ; Dr. Iraj Jabarry of ABC Dental; and (to the right) Sam Rayburn Principal Robert Stock; Sherry Trainer of the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation; Karen Malone of ITZ; and Foundation member Chris Bezdek.
Joy Brown Jackson holds up her check after receiving congratulations from Mark Moore of ITZ; Jose Moreno of ABC Dental; Pasadena ISD Education Foundation member Herman Williams; ITZ's Karen Malone and Brian Cohen; Foundation member Chris Bezdek; ITZ's Charles Good; Dr. Iraj Jabbary of ABC Dental; Sam Rayburn Principal Robert Stock; and Sherry Trainer and Liz Olivarez, both Foundation members.
Sam Rayburn teacher Karin Stensrud (holding the check) poses with three of her students after receiving congratulations from Dr. Iraj Jabbary of ABC Dental; her principal, Robert Stock; Brian Cohen of ITZ; Josh Moreno of ABC Dental; Pasadena ISD Education Foundation member Chris Bezdek; and Mark Moore of ITZ, sponsor for the mini-grant.