MPISD celebrated “Grant Day” on April 1 with a great deal of excitement and fanfare provided by members of the MPHS Goin’ Gold Band, Varsity Cheer squad, and Tiger Doll officers. The MPISD Education Foundation proudly awarded $37,778.01 to 41 individual staff members throughout the district. Spring 2022 grant recipients and their funded projects are:
Annie Sims Elementary School:
Linda Traughber: For a science lab for the classroom.
Frances Corprew Elementary School:
LaGlenda Moore Rockwell: For interactive LCD panel and cart TV for Dyslexia program.
Jessica Williams—for hands-on materials to make Social Studies more engaging.
Amanda Phillips—for books and games for the classroom
Karen Crooks for PE equipment to introduce sport-related activities
Juan Serna: For Spanish picture books for the classroom
Whitley Hamilton: For materials to enhance English Language Arts, Reading and math learning experience in the classroom
Liliana Ybarbo: For wireless headphones for the classroom.
Flor Acuña: For LCD writing tablets and protective sleeves.
E.C. Brice Elementary School:
Sandra Cortez: For Spanish books for the school library.
Sonia Garcia: For flexible seating.
Jamie Carr: For materials to create a calming center, an indoor sensory break area and for flexible seating for her autism classroom.
Maria Flores: For headphones with microphones.
Candy Taylor: For a floor lamp, bean bag, wobble chair and headsets for the classroom.
Carmen Fernandez: For Mimo Teach interactive white board, wireless projector, Apple pencil and speaker.
Hannah Zambrano: For Mimo Teach interactive white board, wireless projector, Apple pencil and speaker.
Marcie Chamness: For flexible seating.
Lorena Alvarado: For hands-on materials for the classroom’s science center.
Barry Tagg: For basketballs, cones, bouncers and a pathway tunnel for PE classes.
Vivian Fowler Elementary School:
Rachel Cole Vera, SLP: For Big Books Storytelling Activity kits to be used in Speech therapy.
Alexi Smith & Patsie DeSantiago: For materials to create two hands-kinesthetic walls to be utilized during phonics, phonemic awareness, reading, math, science and social studies.
P.E. Wallace Middle School:
Tammy Davis: For math manipulatives.
Penny Phetteplace: For math games and manipulatives.
Stefen Harmon: For cheer poms and portable ballet barres for dance department.
Allie Thompson: For Science, Social Studies, Reading and Match centers.
Sonia Sanchez: For headphones, wobble chairs and manipulatives for the classroom.
Arely Nava: For privacy shields, flexible seating floor lamp, lap desk, books and other materials for science classroom.
Katie Martin: For headsets, teacher word wall and flexible seating.
Paige Baber: For headphones w/ mics, books, portable karaoke microphone and other items to enhance science/social studies learning experience.
Magdalena Martinez: For wobble chairs.
Heather Collier: For headsets with mics.
Karina Regalado: For headsets with mics.
Elda Hernandez: For games and hands-on activities for Dual English Language Arts class.
LaSonya McDaniel: For flexible seating, standing desks, headphones and chair bands.
Leslie Pritchett: For headsets and flexible seating.
Mount Pleasant Junior High School:
Crystal Francis-Peel: For the purchase of 4 laptops for the Theatre Department.
Ashley Smith: For headphone classroom sets.
Mount Pleasant High School:
Scott Crouch: For Nystrom World Atlas History Pack and Mapping World History Pack.
Carolyn Criss: For Atlas System/classroom map set.
Spencer Clark: For Geochart/Form-a-globe kits.
Titus County Shared Services:
Natalie Lee: For sensory play sets.
“We are so thankful to the MPISD Foundation for again presenting grants to our staff members,” said MPISD Superintendent of Schools, Judd Marshall. “These funds will allow our teachers to do things that will benefit our students that would not be possible without Foundation assistance as they fall outside the budgets for our campuses. These supplemental funds will help us enrich the learning experiences of our students. I am also very thankful to all our employees and community members who have donated to the Foundation. Without them, these grants would not be possible.”