Dow Awards Education Grants to Nine BISD Campuses

Dow Awards Education Grants to Nine BISD Campuses
Posted on 12/13/2017
Dow Grant Recipient from Ney

Recipients for the Dow Gives Education Grants Program for its Texas Operations were recently announced.  The Education Grants Program gives K-12 schools the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 in grant funding for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) projects. This year, nine Brazosport ISD schools applied for and received grant funding. Congratulations goes to Brannen, Fleming, Ney and Polk elementary; Lanier Middle; Clute and Lake Jackson Intermediate; Brazosport and Brazoswood high schools for being selected as educational grant recipients as part of this year’s Dow Gives Education Grants program.

The award winning projects included:

Bess Brannen Elementary second grade teachers Cristy Peters​ and Lisa Trail garnered $2,428.20 in Dow grant funds to purchase and implement second grade STEM Carts that will include Magna-Tiles kits, K’NEX Elementary Math and Geometry kits and Osmos Genius Kits.
Brazosport High School art teacher Rhonda Church was awarded $9,994.57 to purchase technology for their STEAM Makerspace to be used throughout the school year and incorporated into summer programs.
Brazoswood High School’s Lynn Boone grant of  $2,969.42 will assist in acquiring math manipulatives for campus special education programs so that students can actually see the problem in the hands instead of them trying to organize and visualize the information in their minds.
Clute Intermediate will use their $5,399.97 from Amber Crawford’s grant to purchase three Sphero SPRK+Robots education packs (total of 36 robots) to provide students with the opportunity to design their own robotic learning experience through connected play and coding.

Elisabet Ney Elementary plans to purchase portable STEM science stations for their elementary advanced academies. Dow awarded $9,983.00 to Ney for the grant written by Traci Perry.
Jeanne Howard, 1st grade Teacher at Gladys Polk will receive $9,499 to expand student experiences with Google Expedition Goggles tby taking virtual field trips associated with various STEM concepts taught in the classroom.
Lake Jackson Intermediate will augment their hands-on science program by bring science labs to life using Augmented Reality Sandbox, Extreme Raised Relief Globe, Tectonic Sandbox, Sun Tracking Kit and Atlantis Relief Globes. LJI’s science teacher Buffy DuPont is excited to put the $9,961.94 in grant funding into action.
Librarian Liz Fambrough from O’Hara Lanier Middle School’s grant of $7,411.47 will incorporate the Coded for Success Program to teach fundamental lessons in coding using a variety of coding platforms of all their students.
OA Fleming Elementary will receive $9,185.16 for the grant written by Allyson Lara and Kimberly Rutledge to purchase the program Osmos in the Classroom: Creating Future Problem Solvers to help develop and enhance the problem solving skills of their PreK - 1st students.
The Dow Chemical Company Foundation provides this opportunity to K-12 schools in Southern Brazoria County in an effort to increase interest and excellence in math and/or science. Winning schools will now have the opportunity to incorporate new technology and curriculum enhancements to the science, technology, engineering and math programs they offer their students.

Our sincere gratitude goes to Dow for their continued partnership and support of our students. Thank you for providing grants, services and funding to help ensure BISD students have an abundance of innovative learning opportunities.

Boone at BWood

Brazoswood High School’s Lynn Boone

Cristy Peters at Brannen

Bess Brannen Elementary’s Cristy Peters​ and class

Liz Fambrough at LanierLiz Fambrough, Librarian at R. O’Hara Lanier

Traci Perry at Ney

Traci Perry from Elisabet Ney

Amber Crawford at CIS Amber Crawford from Clute Intermediate

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