The Royse City ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to enrich and enhance the education provided in the Royse City ISD Schools. On Friday, Oct. 27, directors and donors made surprise visits to campuses to award the 2017 Innovative Teaching Grants for a total of $22,862.06. In addition, the Foundation has designated $30,000 for the district’s one-to-one initiative as well as Destination Imagination and Robotics Programs for the school year.

“Grant Patrol is one of the best days of the school year for the Education Foundation and is only made possible through the generosity of the donors,” said Executive Director Adi Bryant. “The Foundation’s Board of Directors are the individuals who help raise the funds each year and build relationships in the community that positively impact the 5,700 students served in Royse City ISD.”

The 2017 Innovative Teaching Grants are:

  • Swivling in Science – $878.00
    Herndon Intermediate: Lori Jackson
    Video & Audio Lesson Recording Tools


  • Robots Put the JOY in Learning – $2,120.00
    RCMS: Jill Fay, Tammy Whitaker, Tiffany Goff, Andrea Lara, Carol Hordge & Angie Dickerson
    Sphero Robots for Coding & Learning


  • Bending the Rules of Learning – $2,100.00
    Scott Elem: Jordan Alexander, Jennifer Martin, Don Jacobs & Brittany Lancaster
    Innovative & Flexible Furniture Solutions for SPED


  • Expedition Engagement – $4,500
    Davis Elem: Rachel Camp, Dawn Peoples & Heather Russell
    Virtual Reality Gear


  • Bulldog Beats – $3,400
    Herndon Int: Cheryl Strayhorn
    Blends Physical Education and Drumming for Fitness Fun


  • Where We’re Going We Won’t Need Desks – $4,975.16
    RCHS: Katie Matthews, Lisa Pogue & Emily Taylor
    Flexible Innovative Classrooms for All 9th Grade ELAR


  • Dashing Through Coding – $1,895
    “The Jo Nell Mellody Innovation Grant”
    Fort Elem: Angela Homan
    Robotics Equipment Reinforcing Coding Education


  • Heroes Challenge: $800
    Herndon Int: Monica Satterwhite & Lori Jackson
    Breakout Edu Kits Promoting Problem Solving & Teamwork


  • Breakout Edu Kit: $800
    Davis Elem: Amy Dayal, Michelle Cole, Laura Jones, Xiomara Barcenas, Nadine Brown & Katie Lovern
    Breakout Edu Kits Promoting Problem Solving & Teamwork


  • Lights! Camera! Action! This is News (Take Two): $236
    Herndon Int: Sherri Duggan & Kendra Scurlock
    State of the Art Microphone for Existing Herndon News Crew


  • Paint the Town: $557.90
    RCHS: Sheila Lehnert & Renee Wallace
    Easels for Perspective Painting & Around Town Display


  • Get Your Gusto on for Game Gallery: $600
    Davis Elem: Jadetta Grant, Rebekah Crenshaw, CJ Doigg, Lorie Chesser & Carmen Boccheciap
    Fun & Engaging Math Games