Southside ISD Education Foundation 2017-2018 Innovation Grant Winners

The SISD Education Foundation board of directors awarded the following innovation grants to the 2017-2018 school year.

The foundation’s mission is Message in a Bottle Project” for SHS and Pearce Primary.
Applicants: Donna Martinez, ELA Instructor and Demetria Sance.
This is a program that focuses on innovative way to teach and get students engaged in poetry and share the message in a bottle between Pearce students and High school students
Grant Award – $1,317.45

“Coding with Ozobots” for all Southside Elementary Schools.
Applicant: Dr. Sam Ebong
Ozobots will help introduce coding with also helps with critical thinking and problems solving, students will be exposed to smart tablets, phone apps with touch and graphic interfaces to control robots at an early age.
Grant Award – $3,635.84

“Flexible Seating for 3rd graders” for Heritage Elem.
Applicants: Claudia Rios Wright, Carol Calderon, Rachel Ramirez, Diana Holguin, Belinda Jasso, Blanca Peralta and Tara Lindow.
Flexible seating decreases behavior programs and off task behavior and has been proven to increase attendance. The different seating options that will be purchased are exercise balls, cushions, stools, picnic tables, wobble stools, and bean bags.
Grant Award – $4,855.88