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March 8th, 2009
SMEF gives more than $30,000

De Zavala Elementary’s Maria Alvarado and Kelly Bost (holding signs) are awarded a grant by the San Marcos Education Foundation.

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Over $30,000 in innovative teaching grants was recently awarded by the San Marcos Education Foundation (SMEF). Grant winners were notified by a “Surprize Patrol,” which visited each campus with balloons and checks.

The list of grant winners, their projects, and their schools:

  • Linda Johnson of Bowie Elementary for “Laboratory Balances Important for 4th and 5th Grade Science Instruction”
  • Marceil Hicklin of De Zavala Elementary for “Laboratory Balances Important for 4th & 5th Grade Science Instruction”
  • Kelly Bost and Maria Alvarado of De Zavala Elementary for “How Many Ways Can You Say ‘Hello’ ”
  • Kelly Bost and Maria Alvarado of De Zavala Elementary for “Learning at My Speed”
  • Betty Heinroth of Crockett Elementary for “Laboratory Balances Important for 4th and 5th Grade Science Instruction.
  • Rose Pearson, Rebekah Babb, Robyn Becak, Jeannette Burleigh, Denise Hamm, Veronica Hinojosa, Melba Smith, Addie Woodard of Crockett Elementary for “Community Partners”—Sponsor: Marianne Moore
  • Erica Wanner and Jerri Spieckermann of Crockett Elementary of “Young Learners, Proud Authors”—Sponsor: Marianne Moore
  • Nancy Cowley of Travis Elementary for “Laboratory Balances Important for 4th and 5th Grade Science Instruction
  • Carol Rocha, Christina Hardway, and Christine Weckerly of Travis Elementary for “Just Touch It”
  • Dana Williams, Christine Postert, Karen Cross, Monica Mendez, Diana Lopez, Brittany Swain, Crystal Alonzo, Vanessa Tatum, Ashley Barrett, and Victoria Moreno of the Child Development Center for “Art Builds Family and Literacy”
  • Beverly Smith, Greer Gabriel, Arlene Hooper, and Clem Cantu of Goodnight Middle School for “Ambassadors Club”
  • Donna Baker, Stacey Cole, and Steve Dow of Goodnight Middle School for “Oh Say Can You See? 7th Grade Math and Technology”
  • Donna Baker, Chris Winek, and Steve Dow of Goodnight Middle School for “Oh Say Can You See? 8th Grade Math and Technology”
  • Donna Baker, Chris Goode, Connie Villarreal, and Steve Dow of Goodnight Middle School for “Oh Say Can You See? 7th Grade Language Arts & Technology”
  • Donna Baker, Chris Goode, and Steve Dow of Goodnight Middle School for “Oh Say Can You See? 8th Grade Language Arts & Technology”
  • Rose M. Aponte-Gonzales and Norma Ybarra of Goodnight Middle School for “Student and Parental Night & Book Club”
  • Nan Durham, Thom Rogers, and Fred Deibel of San Marcos High School for “Drawing in the Digital Classroom”
  • Sandra Plumb of San Marcos High School for “The 500 Gallery”
  • Jill Dow, John Stewart, Lin Spatcher, and Lisa Jones of Miller Junior High for “Wii Fit Will Rock You Healthier.”

Goodnight Middle School’s Principal Steve Dow and Chris Goode (holding sign) are awarded a grant by the SMEF members Dr. Judy Allen and Superintendent Dr. Patty Shafer.

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