2016-2017 Grants

  • Curriculum team Carmen Dowdy and Sherrill Ballard were awarded $5400 for SumBlox-Through building with the blocks, guided discovery and student exploration, SumBlox motivates students and increases their curiosity and excitement while developing a deeper understanding of fundamental math concepts.

  • Primary Teacher Katie Yoder and Occupational Therapist Jennifer Schroder were awarded $4,671 for Sensory Kits in the Classrooms-These items will provide young students a developmentally appropriate way to fidget, wiggle, bounce their legs, shake their legs and tap their fingers. Fidgets and sensory balls are ideal for both calming and alerting, promoting focus and concentration.


  • Parkway Elementary Teacher Katie Hammer was awarded $4,348 for Reach for the STARR: Helping young scientist succeed-Students have lab station activities, tools and literature to help obtain a better understanding of science and the process of investigation.  The stations will deal with experiments, real world application, vocabulary, and literature to reinforce the content and process TEKS.  
  • Parkway Elementary Teacher Laurie Taylor was awarded $2695 for Learning Music through Movement-Educational Rug- The goal is to teach students music and to motivate the students to experience music. This colorful educational rug allows students to sit in their own space while having full access to the musical components of the rug itself through full body movement and expression.  
  • Middle School Teacher Hayley Andress was awarded $1500 for Alternative Seating- Alternative seating increases student engagement, reaches students with different learning styles and decrease distractions. Students will be able to be active and move while they learn and release energy.  
  • Junior High Teacher Jennifer Mitchell was awarded $1600 for Stand Up, Engage, Learn Standing Desk- The standing desk create an environment where students can become more engaged, mobile, active and healthy. This will increase student engagement, reach more students with different learning styles, increase student growth and increase attendance.  
  • High School Teacher Amy Johnson and Occupational Therapist Jennifer Schroeder were awarded $1500 for a Sensory Room for High School Special Education-The equipment creates a sensory environment to meet various special education needs.  Students will utilize the sensory equipment and stimulation to increase engagement in academic activities and have less disruptive behaviors.
  • $8,000 was awarded to the High School for Fall and Spring Dual Credit-This grant money will assist with tuition, the cost of books and kits for students taking dual credit courses.  

Pine Tree Education Foundation Grants

Since 2004, The Pine Tree ISD Education Foundation has given back $267,765 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.  
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 2017-2018 grant application is Friday, February 3, 2017.

Grant winners will be announced in March 2017.

Grant Application

Grant Guidelines  

Our mission is to continue a tradition of excellence by providing a high-quality and challenging educational environment, maximizing opportunities for the success of all students, equipping them to become responsible, involved, and productive citizens.

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