Taxes go to pay for salaries. Bonds pay for buildings. Where does the money come from to ensure that our New Caney ISD teachers have the most up-to-date tools and technology they need to engage children? Hopefully, it will come from you.
Donating to the New Caney ISD Education Foundation’s F.A.N. (Funding Academic Innovation) Club is a way to show your children’s teachers that you are their biggest fan.
The Education Foundation strives to promote the success of New Caney ISD students by offering grants to creative teachers that help expand on the school district’s programs. Each fall, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars to these teachers, but they can’t do it alone.
This year, the F.A.N. campaign hopes to raise $125,000 in grant money. How can you help? By participating in a number of giving opportunities throughout the school year.
Donate to the Adopt a Grant program, purchase ad space in the Foundation’s email newsletter, sponsor a Foundation event such as next year’s Breeze into Summer Luncheon or just make a donation. Seventy percent of all donations go directly toward funding teacher grants. Everything will help them meet their goal.
Last year, our on-site Woodridge Forest Middle School received four grants that expanded students’ creativity. Students studying photojournalism were able to represent their vision with the purchase of Nikon camera equipment thanks to a $4,300 grant. Other grants funded a zSpace computer program and stage-set pieces for the White Oak Theater. In addition, teacher Karri McKissick received a grant to fund a resilience youth program at the school.
Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded 151 grants, two Cornerstone Grants for $50,000 each and a grand total of $543,077.53 in teacher grants.
Make a difference, support our teachers and give generously. Your children will thank you for it.