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Pasadena ISD Prize Parade Provides Over $103,000 in Classroom Funds for Teachers

Pasadena ISD Prize Parade Provides Over $103,000 in Classroom Funds for Teachers
Posted on 05/14/2015
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Excitement filled the air in Pasadena ISD as the Education Foundation Prize Parade marched down the hallways at several campuses blowing whistles, ringing bells and shouting for joy ready to surprise teachers in their classrooms.

This event, occurring once in the fall and once in the spring, awards mini grants to teachers for classroom funding they would otherwise do without.

Four teams tackled the entire district and handed out over $103,000 in classroom grants to 17 different campuses.

These grants will be used for various classroom enhancements like iPads for education, providing language software, robotics programs and more.

“The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation has provided over $1.8 million in mini-grants to educators in the district over the last 12 years,” Cindy Parmer, Director of Community Relations said. “The foundation board, made up of 35 committed members from business, industry and the community, combine efforts with the support of hundreds of generous donors to make dreams come true for our teachers and students. Seeing the teachers’ faces light up as a result of Prize Parade puts the fun in fundraising.”

Thanks to all of the generous sponsors and the Pasadena ISD Education Foundation for making this possible.

Sponsors were: AG Ogden Management, Inc.; Pasadena Chamber of Commerce; ABC Dental; SBWV Architects, Inc.; ABC Dental; Cornerstone Club; Andrews Kurth, LLP; American Acryl LP; Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union; McDonald's; Meador Staffing; Brooks and Sparks/West Belt Surveying, Inc.; Southern Tile and Terrazo; Community Bank of Texas; Neighbors Emergency Center; Randall-Porterfield Architects; Jack and Kathy Bailey; John O. Harris Interest, Inc.; Phelps Insurance; IBI Group; Lexus of Clear Lake; ARG Real Estate LLC; In Memory of Mel Cowart; Terry and Karen Brotheron.

RED BLUFF ELEMENTARY             
Mini Grant: EAFK-Changing Students One Virtue at a Time; Amount: $5,000; Sponsor: AG Ogden Management, Inc.
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Adriana Aguilera, Maribel Salazar, Tammie Hinton

JACKSON INTERMEDIATE
Mini Grant: Career Planning for Intermediate Students; Amount: $4,452; Sponsor: Pasadena Chamber of Commerce

Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Jennifer Ward, Jillian Goldman

JACKSON INTERMEDIATE
Mini Grant: TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition; Amount: $4,893; Sponsor: Sellers Bros.
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Stephanie Wright, Sara Evans, Gretchen Kent

PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL
Mini Grant: College 101; Amount: $5,000; Sponsor: ABC DentalPrize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Jose A Molina Jr., Claudia Harmon, Claudia Flores, Christina Flores, Pileirol Retta, Elani Eureste, Luz Rebolloso, Lawrence Rocque, Rumaldo Rivera

MORALES ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: WEDO LEGOS; Amount: $4,315; Sponsor: SBWV Architects, Inc.
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Ritu Gandhi, Ana Villarreal, Rebecca Erbrick, Edgar Munoz, Pat Lozano, Cathy Washburn, Jennifer Garza, Ghada Hashem

MATTHYS ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Exceeding Expectations with iPads; Amount: $4,590; Sponsor: John O. Harris Interest, Inc.
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Sebastian Aguilar, Cheryl Lerch, Cynthia Soto, Claudia Perez, San Juana Flores, Andrea Sentell, Jackie Ochoa, Gloria Benitez

MATTHYS ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Learning with iPads; Amount: $4,590; Sponsor: Phelps Insurance
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Yolanda Herrera, Diana Shields, Martha Alencastro, Erica Salas

MATTHYS ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Feeling Buddies; Amount: $1,925; Sponsor: Jack and Kathy BaileyPrize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Jennifer Hebert, Rosa Hernandez, Anna Weaver-Jackson, Magda Ibarra, Claudia Garza, Maria Penso-Soriano, Lauren Jeager

MATTHYS ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Teaching with iPads; Amount: $4,590; Sponsor: Pasadena Lions ClubPrize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Dañia Garza, Amanda Watson, Rosanna Garza, Tammy Garza, Minerva Salazar, Mirna Navarro, Gaby Gonzales

SOUTH HOUSTON INTERMEDIATE
Mini Grant: The Science of Speed; Amount: $4,104; Sponsor: Lexus of Clear Lake

Mini Grant: Vehicle Engineering Curriculum; Amount: $3,858; Sponsor: IBI Group
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Justin Le Blanc

FREEMAN ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: K-FOX Daily Broadcast; Amount: $800; Sponsor: ARG Real Estate, LLC
Prize Parade 2015


Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Elaine Wright, Cassandra Chapa, Juan Barrera, April Gates, Brenda Reyes, Rosa Colunga, Judy Patterson

FREEMAN ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Put Mental in Instrument-Al and the Cool in Musicool!; Amount: $4,999; Sponsor: In Memory of Mel Cowart
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): April Alfaro, Peggy Jordon, Lisa Palomares, April Gates, Brenda Reyes, Renita Toney, Judy Patterson

Pearl Hall Elementary School
Mini Grant: Reading to Learn; Amount: $3,630; Sponsor: Terry and Karen Brotheron
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015
Grant Recipient (s): Amanda Butcher, Sara Trevino, Janina Allum, Shelley Wall, Stacy Williams

BUSH ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Learning Through Song and Dance; Amount: $4,980; Sponsor: McDonald's
Prize Parade 2015

Laura Bush
Grant Recipient (s): Jacqueline Breed, Suzanne Anderson, Melanie Resendez, Kelly Senulis

MEADOR ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: "Learning for the Future"; Amount: $4,919; Sponsor: Meador Staffing
Prize Parade 2015
Grant Recipient (s): Karen Barton, Cindy VanTilburg, Rebecca Aronson, Connie Daumas

MEADOR ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: "DREAM, DESIGN, PRINT"; Amount: $3,479; Sponsor: Brooks and Sparks/West Belt Surveying, Inc.
Grant Recipient (s): Rebecca Aronson, Connie Daumas, Veronica Grimaldo

Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015

STUCHBERY ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Get Charged!; Amount: $450; Sponsor: Southern Tile and Terrazo
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Johanna Guettler

STUCHBERY ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: IPads: Early Childhood & Beyond!; Amount: $4,972; Sponsor: Community Bank of Texas
Stuchbery
Grant Recipient (s): Tonya Davis, Perla Montemayor, Charyl Lyons, Linda Reyes, Cheryl Wilson, Susan Hall, Shirleene Lipsey, Heather Trog, Lauren Keith

FRAZIER ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Frazier Elementary’s Outdoor Classrooms and Nature Center; Amount: $5,000; Sponsor: Neighbors Emergency Center
Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Wendy Wiseburn, Paula Golden, Kristina Ponce, Patrica Singletary, Susan Blue

MELILLO MIDDLE
Mini Grant: Melillo Robotics Team; Amount: $4,840; Sponsor: Randall-Porterfield Architects
Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Guy Mitchell, Deborah Bass

MAE SMYTHE ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Conscious Discipline Transformation; Amount: $4,895; Sponsor: Cornerstone Club
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Rebecca Barrios-Garcia, Ashley Teague, Veronica Uribe, Carolyn Saucedo, Adriana Esparza

GARDENS ELEMENTARY and POMEROY ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Music 4 Everyone Expansion 2015-16; Amount: $2,820; Sponsor: Andrews Kurth, LLP
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Mary Black, Tara Shetler, Tyra Hodge, Lindsey Lesniewski, Cynthia Owens

BAILEY ELEMENTARY
Mini Grant: Active Parents in Learning; Amount: $4,998; Sponsor: American Acryl, LP
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Eugenia Morefield, Jeanie Garren, Sandra Fernandez and Miriam Persad

PASADENA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL
Mini Grant: BREAK THE Barrier, Open a Window; Amount: $5,000; Sponsor: Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union
Prize Parade 2015

Prize Parade 2015Grant Recipient (s): Ginger Ediger, Dr. Angela Kennedy, Dr. Anthony Farah, Mark Chapa, Sara Gonzalez, Zully Silva, Angelica Perlman, Yendi Martinez, Courtney Belcik, Jennifer Cunningham, Kathlene Balesky, Jana Shanks