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2018-2019 Grants

  • Birch Elementary 3rd grade ELAR and Social Studies teacher, Dana Taylor, was awarded $2,356 for Building a Classroom Library. This grant will build a book rich environment to motivate and encourage students to become self-select independent, lifelong readers. Research has shown that the more time spent independently reading that test scores and reading levels improve significantly. 
  • Pine Tree Junior High STEAM teachers, Linda Nelson and Todd Guest, were awarded $5,000 for Coding with IPad for STEAM and Robotics Classes. This grant aims to supply the STEAM and Robotics students with 10 iPads and 10 Sphero robots. Students taking STEAM classes will be able to program their Lego Ev3 Robots, learn coding as well as have access to the latest Google Software.    
  • Pine Tree High School was awarded $4,000 for Dual Credit. This grant will assist students with tuition costs or textbooks cost if they wish to enroll in dual credit courses but face financial limitations.    
  • Pine Tree High School teachers, Elizabeth White and Sam Szydloski, were awarded $2,700 for Engineering an Augmented Reality Sandbox. The goal for this project is for high school engineering students to design a new way to educate their peers with cutting edge technology. Specifically, the engineering students will create an Augmented Reality (AR) Sandbox. “Augmented Realty” is like virtual reality, except instead of wearing a headset, the user had digital projections all around him/her. These projections changed every time the user moves, or an object around them moves.   
  • Parkway Elementary Librarian, Jolene Ray, was awarded $3,780 for i-Make. The i-Make project will incorporate activities with technology applications in the Parkway Phase I Makerspace Lab.  Three new i-pad dependent Makerspace activities will be implemented during the 2018-2019 school year. All Parkway students will have an opportunity to experience one or more of these i-Make project activities. This grant will purchase 10 i-Pads and 10 i-Pad Otterbox Defender Cases. 
  • Pine Tree Primary Kindergarten teachers, Jennifer Ellision, April Richardson, Lindsay Stanley, DeAnna Crockett and Christine Smith were awarded $5,000 for Little Hands Big Movement a campus wide project that will provide an indoor/outdoor motor lab for students. The motor lab will integrate fine and gross motor skills and provide the opportunity for students to further develop brain processing skills through free and structured movement. 
  • Parkway Elementary 4th grade science teacher, Katie Hammer, was awarded $1,158 for Monarch Mania. Students will use the garden towers to create Monarch waystations by planting seeds of host plants and flowering plants within the towers.  As the plants mature and provide for the Monarchs, students will investigate the insect life cycle, as well as collecting data for

Pine Tree Education Foundation Grants

Since 2004, The Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation has given back $291,778 to PTISD Schools, in the form of Educator Grants made possible by the common passion for excellence in education that is shared by our community. The Foundation serves as an investment vehicle for those who support the vision of excellence in education for which Pine Tree ISD is known. The Foundation provides an innovative source of funding to support the school districts educational plan of excellence. Our goal is to provide funds for those projects and activities that go beyond the normal classroom experience. 

Grant Funding Focus 

Provide funds for high school students to participate in learning activities that extend beyond the classroom.  Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Assistance for students seeking Dual Credit for upper level courses at Pine Tree High School or ExCEL in cooperation with area colleges and universities. 
Scholarships for students seeking Career and Technical Education Certification in programs currently offered. 
Assist with the cost of books and kits for students taking dual credit courses.


Dual Credit and STEAM Grant Wells Fargo Advisors, -Gold Star Contributor 

Provide funds to PT educators for instructional projects that supplement and align with the District Plan: Grants may include:

Equipment, teaching supplies and software to improve student performance in literacy and numeracy. 
Educational opportunism to enhance instruction in Math, Science, History, Fine Arts and Career Development. 
Resources to close the gap and directly impact student classroom achievement.  
Dual Credit and STEAM Grant Wells Fargo Advisors, -Gold Star Contributor  
Provide funds for staff to participate in staff development activities to augment classroom instruction that include, but are not limited to, the following:

Workshops/Seminars in instructional areas at the campus level.
Educational experts to address specific areas of the curriculum.
Conferences specific to area taught.

Provide funds to enhance existing technology throughout the District to acquire new technology to support education reforms and student achievement. 

Grant Application 

Deadline to submit the 2019 grant application is Friday, May 24, 2019. Grant winners will be announced in Fall 2019.

Grant Application

Grant Guidelines

The Pine Tree family champions the relentless pursuit of excellence through a compassionate and safe learning environment empowering all students to develop their unique passions and to make a positive impact in a global society.

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