Williams students, faculty and Pasadena ISD Education Foundation members celebrate the school's mini-grant awards.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANTS
Applicant: Norma Rodriguez-Garcia
Mini-Grant Name: Books vs. Bullies
Abstract: Williams has taken up the task of teaching our students about different types of bullying. For students to become more knowledgeable about this problem, they must not only learn about bullying in the classroom but also about it independently through books. Books vs. Bullies is a project aimed at adding a collection of non-fiction books to our school library that instills good values and thoroughly explains the complications caused by bullying. With this collection the Williams library will continue to support this school-wide incentive as well as support the Pasadena ISD in keeping our students safe.
Sponsor: Post Oak Bank
Applicants: Amber Morris, Jessica Sanchez, Alicia Smith, Lisa Patterson
Mini-Grant Name: Getting "Activ" in the Classroom
Abstract: Our campus is fortunate to be equipped with Promethean Boards, supporting software and a limited number of ActiveExpressions. Our administrators fully support the use of technology. ActivExpressions has the ability to span across all areas of curriculum while also providing endless and engaging ways for students to interact with learning objectives. Students truly connect to this text-based response system. It's similar to what they know and use every day on various mobile devices. From our growing student population rises the need for more materials. We are seeking funds to better accommodate our student population by purchasing more ActiveExpressions.
Sponsor: Refractory Construction Services
Williams library assistant Veronica Contreras (green shirt) and school librarian Norma Rodriguez-Garcia (blue shirt) pose with well-wishers Mel Capelo, principal of Williams; Maureen Singleton, Thompson & Horton Attorneys; Tom Hancock, Pasadena ISD Education Foundation; Anthony Truong, AXA Network LLC; Jay Bain, American General Insurance; Sherry Bufkin, Post Oak Bank; and Chris Bezdek, president of the Education Foundation.
Maureen Singleton of Thompson & Horton Attorneys presents a check to Williams fifth-grade teachers Chelsea Kowalski, Jessica Sanchez and Amber Morris.