Journey Together - SBISD Community APP

Sept. 27, 2016 Spring Branch

Good Neighbors

Abrams, Barry

  • Served on the Board of the Spring Branch Education Foundation and chaired its permanent endowment committee
  • Served as presient of the Board of the Spring Branch Family Development Center, which contains SBISD's Panda Path Pre-K program and hosts the annual Health Fair with SBISD
  • Served on the advisory board for the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum
  • Served on the SBISD Bond Advisory Committee

Academy of Choice

  • Participated in the city-wide high school Career Expo
  • Hosted blood drives though out the year
  • Partnered with Chapelwood Church volunteers to serve Thanksgiving lunch to those in need in the SB community.
  • Participated in college and work site field trips including Sam Houston State University and AT&T

Aldana, Jose

  • Facilitated the Language Arts tutoring with students in 2nd & 3rd Grade
  • Facilitated Math tutoring with students in 2nd & 3rd grade
  • Assisted teachers & students in the classroom
  • Assisted students by monitoring restrooms breaks during STAAR test.
  • Provided assistance in the library
  • Assisted teachers with lunch duties in the cafeteria with students.
  • Acted as a classroom helper during summer school for 2nd and 3rd grade language arts and math

Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

  • Provided museum tours to Northbrook High School students
  • Hosted a field trip for all SBISD second graders
  • Visited all SBISD first grade classrooms for the First Grade Road Shows: Animals in Art
  • Hosted Running for the Arts

Alvarez, Victor

  • Participated as a a judge SBISD’s J. Landon Short Mini Grant Program
  • Attended meetings in Partners in Education and Volunteer advisory Board
  • Attended SBISD Strategic Planning/District of Innovation Development Committee
  • Participated in analysis of facilities and recommendations for prioritization
  • Served as a member of the Spring Woods Campus Improvement Team
  • Participated in discussions and recommendations to propose the bond funding for campus improvements
  • Secured funding and assisted in the production for the Back to School Health Fair at the Spring Branch Family Development Center


  • Sponsored the Spring Forest Middle School family night nutrition program with AgriLife by donating $150, providing nutritional snacks and the recipes to participants, and coordinating part of the vendors participation with the school nurse and the CIS coordinator
  • Provided a speaker for three classes about financial/budget issues to a group of parents with the assistance of CIS, Mrs. Lourdes
  • Hosted a health fair for the school and invited organizations like WIC, Memorial Assistance Ministries, and Dental and Vision Center providers
  • Helped with the Moms and Memories event by donating 300 muffins and orange juice

Artistic Works Dentistry

  • Provided paid internships to Health Science students
  • Trained students in soft-skills and effective business practices
  • Spoke to internship students at the Guthrie Center about best business practices and interviewing skills
  • Hosted tours of our facilities for Guthrie Center internship students and health science students
  • Provided intern college application guidance
  • Provided interns with an additional supportive adult by acting as a mentor
  • Provided permanent employment for past interns upon their certification or graduating from college
  • Provided intern with letters of recommendation for college and future jobs
  • Served on the Guthrie Center advisory board
  • Provided interns with financial support when earning their industry certification

Assistance League of Houstom

  • Donated free uniform packages to hundreds of SBISD students through the Operation School Bell® program
  • Provided thousands of dollars in scholarships to SBISD graduating seniors
  • Provided Payless Shoe Vouchers for students in need of shoes for school
  • Provided toothbrushes for students at multiple SBISD schools

Athletic Orthopedics and Knee Center

  • Participated in the SBISD Sports Medicine Department annual workshop for SBISD athletic training students
  • Supplied uniforms for Athletic Trainers at Stratford High School
  • Sponsored SBISD Xtra Credit Program with advertising

AVANCE Houston Inc.

  • Delivered the Building Futures Program at Spring Woods Middle School to help students graduate with their High School diploma and pursue higher education
  • Facilitated the Strong Families, Strong Communities Program at Spring Woods Middle School
  • Provided participants at Pine Shadow Elementary, Ridgecrest Elementary, and Spring Woods Middle School with information on community resources/support services

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation

  • Established a literacy mentoring program with the Foundation’s Young Professionals Group
  • Hosted a book drive for the Treasure Forest Elementary 3rd graders to kick off the literacy mentoring program
  • Administered the My Home Library Project at Treasure Forest Elementary to provide every child with a personal 6-book library
  • Provided Dr. Suess book sets for SBISD Pre-K Centers in celebration of National Read Aloud Month

Barnes & Noble at Town and Country Village

  • Supported Rummel Creek Elementary Young Night
  • Provided store tours for Westchester Academy and Northbrook High School
  • Displayed student artwork from Valley Oaks Elementary, Westchester Academy, Westwood Elementary, and Treasure Forest Elementary
  • Provided author visits to Memorial Drive Elementary, Westwood Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, and Bendwood School
  • Donated books or gift cards to Westwood Elementary and other schools
  • Displayed student writings from Bendwood School

Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack

  • Delivered weekend food to 500 students attending Spring Shadows Elementary who are at risk of experiencing hunger while away from school meal programs
  • Supported teachers and staff at Spring Shadows Elementary by hosting a minimum of two appreciation events during the school year
  • Provided holiday food to qualifying students prior to Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks

Bear Blvd. School for Early Learning

  • Organized study trips for all second grade students in the district
  • Hosted the district Rodeo Art winners for a district art show
  • Hosted Rummel Creek’s celebration honoring local law enforcement with a reception
  • Donated space to Rummel Creek Elementary in their time of transition for after-school meetings, recognition receptions, and PTA meetings
  • Introduced educators from around the district at a Night for Educators to the exhibit and how to utilize material in instruction
  • Provided Stratford High School Student Council and Journalism students with a tour and presentation by Lucille Bridges
  • Hosted Westchester High School’s No Place for Hate club trip to tour Power of Children Exhibit
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month

Bendwood School / Zebra Zone Child Care Center

  • Served as a voting host facility for local, state and federal elections
  • Supported students from surrounding school districts by allowing use of our facilities when they attend field trips at nearby parks
  • Supported our neighbor church by sharing our parking facilities for community events
  • Provided district-wide CPR trainings organized by our Health Services staff
  • Conducted a campus food drive to collect lunch baf items for struggling families served by Memorial Assistance Ministries

Blue Willow Bookshop

  • Sponsored the Bookworm picture book festival with half day of author talks and activities at Spring Oaks Middle School
  • Judged mini-grants for the foundation
  • Brought authors to Memorial Drive Elementary, Hunter's Creek Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Frostwood Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Nottingham Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Terrace Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Memorial Middle School, and Spring Woods High School

Bo's Place

  • Offered school-based grief support groups for children and families at YES Prep at Northbrook
  • Hosted parent meeting for all parent/guardians of students participating in the support group
  • Provided grief support groups for children and families in SBISD

Boudreaux's Cajun Kitchen

  • Partnered with Guthrie Center to provide paid internships for students to earn class credit
  • Spoke to students about required industry skills and provided support through a Q&A session
  • Trained students in soft-skills and effective business practices
  • Hosted tours of facility for students
  • Provided interns with college application guidance
  • Provided interns with an additional supportive adult by acting as a mentor
  • Provided permanent employment for past interns
  • Provided intern with letters of recommendation for college and future jobs
  • Served on the Guthrie Center Campus Improvement Team

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston

  • Participated in the Spring Branch Family Development Center Fall Event & Back 2 School Event
  • Participated in the Book Nook Pilot Program
  • Participated in NASA - Astro Camp
  • Housed a Communities in Schools(CIS) /CASE for Kids office within our site with a staff member onsite weekly
  • Incorporated service learning opportunities and SEL/SJYD components into BGCGH programming, as well as ongoing professional development of staff
  • Participated in Texas Aim ( Sylvan Partnership)/United Way Book Club ( Fire UP)
  • Hosted the Kids Cafe program which offers healthy meals and snacks to students
  • Partnered with Spring Spirit to facilitate sports leagues and mentoring

BP Women's Wells Association

  • Presented at JA Inspire to tell 8th graders about career opportunities in the energy industry
  • Provided a panel of four female engineers and scientists to speak to a club at Stratford High School about career opportunities within BP America
  • Hosted 30 high school females from SBISD for a tour of the BP technology suite and the Offshore Technology floor by BP females
  • Provided panelists for Career Exploration Day at Westchester to share stories and give career advice to 11th graders
  • Hosted 60 high school females from SBISD to meet with female mentors in STEM careers within the energy industry

Breed, J. Carter

  • Worked all events and served on numerous committees with the SBEF Executive Committee
  • Served on Facilities Assessment Committee
  • Volunteered as a trustee

Brenda and John Duncan YMCA

  • Promoted the Water Wise Safety Program by providing swim lessons for 1st and 2nd graders from Buffalo Creek Elementary for the 19th year
  • Provided pool time for the Northbrook High School swim team
  • Offered programs for teens that assist with college visits, applications, as well as facilitating volunteer and employment opportunities to SBISD students

Buffalo Creek Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • The school choir performed for Brookwood Assisted Living, SBISD Administrative Building and for the customers at HEB on Katy Fwy
  • Partnered with Harris County Department of Education and Literacy Advance to provide morning and evening ESL classes to parents and the community
  • Hosted a spring Health Fair to increase community health awareness
  • Raised money for the American Heart Association through Jump Rope for Heart
  • Conducted food drives to benefit East Spring Branch and Fair Haven food pantries
  • Offered Triple P training to parents to assist in strengthening parenting skills
  • BCE promoted Childhood Cancer Awareness week during Go Gold Week by selling Be Brave. Be Bold. Go Gold. Bracelets.

Bunker Hill Elementary

  • Conducted various activities to support Thornwood Elementary including a winter clothing drive, box top collection drive, sports equipment drive, and books and school supplies drive
  • Provided teacher appreciation treats for Thornwood Elementary
  • Conducted and volunteered in a food drive for the Houston Food Bank
  • Raised funds for the Houston Parks Dept. to restore the Sam Houston statue
  • Recycling collected money for the World Wildlife Fund.

Caring Aggies Mentoring Program (CAMP)

  • Hosted a field trip for 3rd graders to visit TAMU Galveston
  • Sponsored a visit to TAMU College Station Health & Kinesiology for 4th graders
  • Organized a visit to the Houston Food Bank for 8th graders to give back to the community and learn about the food bank’s resources
  • Hosted a writing workshop at the Houston Public Library for 6th graders
  • Sponsored a field trip for 7th graders to attend Houston Touchdown Tour- Super Bowl Event
  • Organized a career day for 9th and 10th graders
  • Hosted an event for 11th and 12th graders to learn the basic of managing finances

Cedar Book Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Hosted a Family Literacy Night supporting Literacy Advance of Houston, providing parents with strategies to elevate the quality of literacy time and providing students with free books and crafts
  • Provided community ESL classes
  • Participated in Pennies for Patients to raise funds benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Hosted library nights once a month to support family literacy and parent involvement
  • Participated in SBEF’s Running for the Arts
  • Conducted a food drive benefitting the East Spring Branch Food Pantry
  • Organized a staff sponsored Angels’ Tree to provide holiday gifts for students
    Jogging Club – 9 weeks in the fall/9 weeks in the spring…the kids get used to jogging the track at the spark park and earn small feet charms for every 5 miles they jog.
  • CBE Organized Great Pumpkin Fun Run – we jog into the fall season! There are different levels of registration and families come out and exercise together. Students receive a pumpkin and other goodies upon completion of the course.
  • Walk to School Day – one Friday morning in the fall and one Friday morning in the Spring. Students meet at the Corner Store to walk to school and start their day in a healthy way. Students received stickers as they walked into school
  • CBE participate in the Camp Lawrenz event – Different elementary school students pay $10 for a 3 hour camp at Spring Woods High School full of different physical activities to choose from.
  • Run for the Rose - @ NRG Stadium. Raises money for childhood cancer research. We take 2-3 buses and it is a very kid friendly event.
  • CBE organized a Field Day – a day full of fun spent outside CBE participates on the 5th Grade Track Meet – 5th grade students from around the district gather at Stratford to compete in a friendly track meet

Centerpoint Energy

  • Supported Junior Achievement’s “Your Career, Your Future” program in SBISD
  • Chaperoned Junior Achievement’s Biztown event
  • Served on PIE Advisory Board (Theresa Sauls) and Edgewood Advisory Board (Diana Pena)
  • Hosted Edgewood Elementary Choir’s annual holiday season concert at Spring Branch Service Center
  • Donated and read Dr. Suess books to students at Edgewood Elementary on Dr. Seuss's birthday

Chapelwood United Methodist Church

  • Provided college scholarships to SBISD graduates to pursue higher education
  • Sponsored the Collegiate Challenge program at Northbrook High, providing mentors, programming, and celebration underwriting to seniors to help with the college application and financial aid process
  • Provided volunteers as Panda Path Reading Pals,
  • Provided tutors at Spring Branch Elementary in a variety of subjects
  • Sponsored the Student With Amazing Potential (SWAP) program at Spring Oaks Middle
  • Sponsored The Branch Enrichment Program at five SBISD elementary schools
  • Supported recruitment, training and activities of members serving as mentors at Academy of Choice
  • Collected and donated books for Spring Branch Elementary students


  • Provided ongoing funding and support for JASON Learning STEM implementation in all middle school science curriculum, as well as online access to the program for all SBISD students and teachers
  • Funded the Fuel Your Schools program through Donors Choose for teachers to apply for classroom equipment and supplies, benefitting hundreds of SBISD teachers
  • Provided funding for educators and students National Argonauts to travel abroad to participate in field research with scientists in a marine environment
  • Provided funding for 6 teachers to attend the Nationals Jason Conference in Ashburn, Virginia to learn how to best utilize the Jason curriculum

Chick-fil-A Memorial & Dairy Ashford

  • Served on Stratford's CIT as a business owner (Greg Kubala), contributed to the T-2-4 conversation, and supported the efforts of Stratford HS administration and staff
  • Served on Meadow Wood Elementary CIT as business contact, contributed to the T-2-4 conversation, and supported the efforts of Meadow Wood administration and staff
  • Hosted multiple Spirit Nights during the course of the 2016-2017 school year for the following schools: Stratford HS, Spring Forest Middle, Wilchester Elementary, Meadow Wood Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Thornwood Elementary, Nottingham Elementary, Sherwood Elementary
  • Made in-kind donations in upwards of $3000 as part of a customized partnership program that supported PTA and school functions at Rummel Creek Elementary, Wilchester Elementary, Meadow Wood Elementary, Spring Forest Middle School, Nottingham Elementary, and Stratford High School
  • Fed all volunteers breakfast on The Big Day at Stratford
  • Provided both monetary and in-kind support to the Stratford Spartanaires as Platinum Sponsors

Chick-fil-A Memorial City

  • Provided over $3000 in incentives to all SBISD schools that signed up for our Loyalty Program
  • Donated food, raffle baskets and time to help raise money for our schools
  • Hosted offsite Spirit Nights for several schools raising money to assist with school needs

Chick-fil-A Silber Road

  • Gifted current Spring Branch ISD student employees with 200 hours of service and $1000 scholarships for higher education.
  • Donated $8692.73 in goods and monetary support.
  • Donated the time of the Marketing Director, Sloane Pardue, to speak to internship students from The Guthrie Center and 2,300 8th graders at JA Inspire Career Day
  • Provided free items each month during the school year to Spring Branch ISD employees in support of the Spring Branch Education Foundation.

Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church

  • Established intentional partnership with Cedar Brook Elementary (CBE) to serve and help meet school’s needs
  • Launched Mentoring Program at CBE with training and support through SBISD’s Springboard Program
  • Hosted 3 Appreciation events to support and encourage CBE teachers, staff and PTA leadership
  • Collected supplies for “Back to School Survival Baskets” for all CBE Teachers and Staff
  • Provided Classroom reading volunteers to support CBE “Family Literacy Night” and “Read Across America”
  • Provided for CBE families through the Angel Tree program
  • Sponsored students, supported teachers and provided volunteers for CBE’s Pumpkin Fun Run
  • Collaborated with CBE PTA to support its Paw Print capital campaign and help organize event
  • Provided volunteers to work alongside CBE parents, teachers and students with campus garden projects and paw print painting

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

  • Served as a mentor coordinator between Christ Memorial Lutheran Church and Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Provided six mentors at Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Served as member of the District's Volunteer Advisory Board (Bruce Koons)
  • Cooperated with MAM on the Back to School program for the district
  • Provided athletic field and gymnasium for SBISD students in cooperation with Family Point Resources

Christ the King Presbyterian Church

  • Partnered with third graders in the Christ the King Children’s Ministry to prepare weekly Blessings in a Backpack bags for students at Housman Elementary, Treasure Forest Elementary and Panda Path.
  • Distributed 945 Christmas Boxes of Blessing to families at SBISD schools in 2016
  • Prepared 120 backpacks for K-5 students at Housman and Treasure Forest Elementary during church-wide school supply drive

Cindy Crofford Photography

  • Provided internship for a student to be a part of the day to day activities of a small business
  • Advertised in school directories
  • Donated to Stratford Playhouse playbill

CITGO Petroleum

  • Provided 15 $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math as part of the CITGO STEM Talent Pipeline Program
  • Sponsored grants to teachers participating in the Personalized Learning Design Challenge
  • Provided teacher training for hands-on STEM learning through the Ocean Exploration Trust's Community STEM Program
  • Sponsored a Cornerstone Academy teacher as a Nautilus Ambassador where he participated in an expedition on the Eastern Pacific mapping the ocean floor
  • Awarded 50 Kindles in collaboration with the Harris County Sheriff's Office to Northbrook HS and Spring Oaks Middle School students who improved and had perfect attendance
  • Supported the Junior Achievement Career Day for 8th graders
  • Participated in the Career Exploration Fair for 9th and 10th graders at Westchester Academy
  • Visited Treasure Forest and Pine Shadows Elementary Schools with Bess the Book Bus to share the love of reading with over 200 students
  • Donated school supplies, socks, and underwear at the beginning of the year to Westwood Elementary


  • Faciliated the Lead College Success Program at Westchester Academy
  • Taught the Lead College Success Program to students at Northbrook High School and Spring Woods High during their advisory period
  • Presented college information sessions on a variety of topics at the annual Parent U conference.

Communities in Schools of Houston

  • Utilized integrated support systems at 34 campuses to keep kids in schools and prepares them to achieve in life.
  • Sponsored Tutorville on8 CIS campuses for 100 students from Pre-school to high school to receive academic support in Math, Language Arts, Writing, English II & III, Reading, and Social Skills
  • Partnered with HCC to coordinate college and career readiness programs for SBISD high school students
  • Created Project MOVE, in partnership with UT School of Dentistry, to provide preventative and restorative care to 179 children in Spring branch
  • Supported CIS staff member, Lourdes Jimenez, who received the School Bell Award for her work at Spring Forest Middle School

Community Health Choice

  • Presented the Countdown to Your Future program at Northbrook Middle and Landrum Middle schools
  • Took the “Care a Van” to the Spring Branch Family Development Health Fest where they provided health information during the event
  • Planned a back to school event for students at Brompton Square apartments
  • Partnered with Junior Achievement to provide JA Inspire to SBISD middle school students
  • Provided a representative to help families with CHIP and Medicaid applications at the Spring Branch Family Development Center

Community Youth Services

  • Provided counseling and crisis interventions for students as needed
  • Facilitated a supportive guidance group for 5th grade boys
  • Provided outside referrals for families in need
  • Provided crisis intervention for short and long term interventions of: suicides, runaways, juvenile offenders etc.
  • Conducted home visits to ensure the safety of students
  • Offered pregnancy related services


  • Hosted “Have a Ball with Math” event, which promoted math education by highlighting the math in baseball, in conjunction with the United Way and Houston Astros for more than 300 students from SBISD
  • Provided professional development experiences for teachers leading to a deeper understanding of science content and training in inquiry-based, student-centered science instruction through the ConocoPhillips Rice Elementary Model Science Lab at Treasure Forest Elementary
  • Provided volunteers for Junior Achievement in various SBISD classrooms to provide students with hands-on experience with the economics of life and information on workplace readiness, entrepreneurship, and free enterprise
  • Hosted a booth at the Houston Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day which was open to SBISD middle and high school students
  • Tutored 4th and 5th grade students at Thornwood Elementary in math and reading

Cornerstone Academy

CoSAP Phoenix House

  • Hosted Family Day, which is a national movement to promote simple acts of parental engagement as key ways to help prevent risky behavior and substance use in children and teens
  • Hosted Prescription Drug Take Back to provide a safe and convenient method to dispose of medications that are no longer needed
  • Participated in the Spring Branch Management District successful Community Day at Bella Spring Townhomes
  • Presented at Ridgecrest Elementary School with important information in Spanish for parents regarding drugs and alcohol


  • Donated over 300 backpacks to students at Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Donated a gift certificate to Pine Shadows’ Field Day
  • Donated items for Pine Shadows’ fall festival celebration

Council Member, Brenda Stardig - District A

  • Participated in the Read On program at Westwood Elementary
  • Participated in the SBISD Back to School Health Fair
  • Participated in the YMCA’s Operation Backpack
  • Helped facilitate funding for the Woodview Elementary SPARK Park

Crime Stoppers of Houston Safe School Program

  • Presented the Our Safe School Program to 11 SBISD campuses to educate students about Cyber Safety and Teen Dating
  • Participated in the SBISD Back to School Fair by handing out child ID kits and information on safety
  • Partnered with Memorial High School students to create a video that demonstrates the dangers of underage drinking
  • Attended and participated in the I Am Important Conference at Northbrook High School
  • Served as a committee member with the Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Participated in a multi-agency Safe School program to prevent and inform about crimes in and around SBISD schools
  • Provided free presentations, fliers, posters, signs, and training materials to schools to facilitate safety

Crossroads Animal Clinic

  • Hired SBISD students with an interest in veterinary sciences as interns
  • Served as a guest speaker for internship and veterinary science students
  • Provided vet bound students with surgical participation opportunities
  • Provided permanent employment for past SBISD interns after getting their degrees
  • Hosted tours of our facility for SBISD interns

Darsey-Krivan Orthodontics

  • Employed a high school student who was interested in the dental field
  • Offered opportunities for students to come in and shadow our practice to see if they would be interested in the orthodontic field
  • Supported local PTA's by providing lunch to several meetings throughout the year
  • Supported local schools by offering items up for auction and financially supporting different organizations within the schools

Davis & Davis Attorneys at Law

  • Provided internships and mentorship to students interested in Legal and Criminal Justice Degrees
  • Worked with interns on college guidance, essay writing, and college applications
  • Provided permanent employment for past SBISD internship students
  • Hosted court tours for SBISD internship and Criminal Justice class students

Dawson, Katherine

  • Sponsored and participated in The Dictionary Project for 3rd graders at Rummel Creek and Pine Shadows
  • Served as a member of the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board and Family Engagement Committee.
  • Served as an SBISD Trustee
  • Served as a special reader at Sherwood and Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Served as a member of the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum Board

DeBesse, Tom and Linda

  • Served on the SBISD Long Range Facilities Planning committee
  • Served on the SBISD Bond Advisory Committee
  • Provided over $3000 in support to the Nottingham Elementary PTA through direct contributions and contributions through the Spring Branch Education Foundation.
  • Served as Watch D.O.G.S. (Dad of Great Student) on 4 separate school days at Nottingham Elementary
  • Presented the Wells Fargo scholarship at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Awards banquet at the Westin Memorial City

Diane Dwyer Interior Design

  • Served as the Guthrie Center’s Committee Chairman for keeping current with industry standards
  • Provided resources for the Guthrie Center library
  • Served as a volunteer chaperone on Guthrie Center field trips

Dolan, Pat

  • Donated money for buses to take students to bookworm festival.
  • Donated snacks for students, staff and families during family library nights
  • Donated money to provide transportation for students to attend the Cool Brains Reading Event

Dow Chemical

  • Participated in JA INSPIRE at all 5 INSPIRE events across Houston reaching roughly 25,000 students, both had with a booth and speakers
  • Sponsored a table and attended the JA Hall of Achievement event
  • Hosted a JA Day for Spring Branch Elementary Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students
  • Hosted a Reverse Job Shadow event for Spring Wood High School students
  • Hosted Spring Woods High School science teachers and select students from the Collegiate Challenge group to participate in a 1-day tour of a working Dow R&D facility
  • Hosted a STEM trailer at Spring Branch Middle School for 8th grade students
  • Provided the Countdown to Your Future program at Spring Branch Middle

Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart

  • Provided educational support to 35 selected 3rd grade students from Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Provided middle and high school students to tutor kindergarteners at Edgewood Elementary
  • Assisted in the Edgewood Elementary Library
  • Volunteered with the coding club students at Edgewood Elementary
  • Mentored ten 5th grade girls in CIS at Edgewood Elementary

East Spring Branch Food Pantry

  • Donated a generous amount of food to prepare Thanksgiving dinners for 25 families from 15 schools
  • Provided Cedar Brook Elementary students with snacks for the after-school programs
  • Hosted school tours for elementary and preschool children
  • Attended school science fairs and provided information to parents offering free items
  • Hosted student volunteers to fulfill their community service hours required by their school or Honor Society

Edgewood Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Collaborated with SpringSpirit to offer an after-school Soccer for Success program that incorporated Fitness Gramm, a reading incentive program and Health and Wellness
  • Hosted four Family Literacy & Math Nights
  • Hosted a STAAR Literacy Night and Community Dinner
  • Hosted the 8th annual Family Fun Fitness Night for the Edgewood community
  • Opened the library to families and community twice a month during the year
  • Participated in SBEF Running for the Arts
  • Hosted YES Prep and KIPP community and parent meetings to raise awareness of the SKY Partnership and provided computers and assistance to parents who needed help entering the school lotteries
  • Hosted various classes for parents, such as ESL and Triple P, Nutrition Texas A & M Agri-life, Domestic Abuse with Women’s Center.
  • Hosted a Spring Branch Health Fitness Teachers Association meeting for the district and held a Shot Put Training for SBISD Health Fitness teachers to prepare students for the District 5th Grade Track Meet
  • Hosted parent meetings “ Donuts for Dad’s & Muffins for Moms”
  • Hosted parent meetings, Coffee with the Principal
  • Hosted leadership classes for parents
  • Collaborated with Angels of Light/Second Baptist to have 100 parents and children participate in the event.
  • Collaborated with Blue Willow Book Store, Book Worm Festival, 60 students & parents attended the event.
  • Hosted the Volunteer Community Partner luncheon.

Emerson Daniel Measurement and Control

  • Donated $12k to support local activites at Woodview Elementary
  • Participated on Woodview Elementary PTA
  • Gifted dictionaries to the 3rd graders at Woodview Elementary

Ernst & Young LLP

  • Sponsored an Academy of Finance Intern from Stratford for a six week internship, giving the opportunity to work with accounting professionals and explore the accounting profession first-hand
  • Sponsored an Academy of Finance Intern from Memorial HS for a six week internship, giving the opportunity to work with accounting professionals and explore the accounting profession first-hand
  • Provided a graduate internship for a Stratford and Academy of Finance alumni who recently graduated college

Espey, Jennifer

  • Volunteered with the Communities In Schools programs at Spring Branch Middle and Memorial High School
  • Served on the CIS Houston Board of Directors
  • Volunteered as a Spring Branch ISD Mentor
  • Served on the advisory committee for Parents for Full & Fair Funding of Texas Public Schools
  • Volunteered during the Memorial High School college fair
  • Served as the Spring Branch Middle School PTA Community Network Coordinator
  • Served on the SBISD Bond Advisory Committee


  • Individual volunteer involvement grant at Meadow Wood Elementary
  • BIZZ Town event volunteers at Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Individual volunteer involvement grant for $500-Housman Elementary for tutoring 

Fair Haven United Methodist Church

  • Held the Charter for Boy Scout Troop #631 and Cub Scout Pack #1631 and provided a meeting place for SBISD scouts in the Fair Haven Scout Hut
  • Traveled to the Gessner Park Apartments each week and held after school programs for SBISD students needing help with homework
  • Provided ESL and Citizenship classes to SBISD parents and students
  • Hosted the Spring Branch Girls' Choir annual concert and reception
  • Gathered food items, stocked shelves, and passed out food to SBISD students and their families each week and at Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Hosted the annual FHUMC Vacation Bible School free of charge for 75 SBISD students, including meals and van service

Faith Center of Houston's First Baptist Church

  • Assisted SBISD families in need with food and clothing
  • Provided SBISD families in need of financial assistance with rent, gas and water
  • Provided families in need with holiday support at Housman Elementary

FamilyPoint Resources

  • Hosted after school activities and provided a gathering place for families and friends at the Nottingham Community Library
  • Provided children from the Nottingham Park Area the opportunity to be involved in a variety of extracurricular activities at the Nottingham Park Community Library through clubs, classes, and tutoring programs
  • Partnered with Cisco and St. Thomas Presbyterian Church to provide backpacks full of school supplies to students at Thornwood Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, and Spring Forest Middle School.
  • Offered 13 different summer enrichment programs for elementary and middle school children allowing them to engage with arts, sports, and reading, as well as special interests such as dance and theater
  • Help cover registration, transportation, and equipment fees through our youth sports program
  • Partnered with Bayou City Fellowship to create two ESL programs for international and refugee students
  • Partnered with Camp Ozark and the Camp Ozark Foundation to send 150 Nottingham Park Area students to Mt. Ida, Arkansas for a week of camp on full scholarship

Ferworn, Pamela and Kevin

  • Mentored three children in SBISD schools
  • Volunteered at Spring Forest Middle School and Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Provided time, donations & financial assistance to Family Point Resources
  • Provided financial donations to Spring Forest Middle School & Meadow Wood Elementary for educational improvements.

First Community Credit Union

  • Served on the SBISD Partners in Education advisory board
  • Provided a representative to serve on the Volunteer Advisory Board
  • Provided mentors for Woodview Elementary
  • Provided funding for the J. Landon Short Mini-Grant program and for the SBISD Teachers of the Year
  • Hosted a financial literacy class at Academy of Choice
  • Donated to multiple SBEF and SBISD events
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month
  • Participate with Academy of Finance (allowing students in their Junior and Senior year of High School, to intern at FCCU - Spring Branch office)

First Congregational Church

  • Provided members from their congregation to be mentors to SBISD students
  • Hosted a back to school drive for MAM to benefit SBISD students
  • Supported the Woods Project for students throughout Houston, including SBISD students, to learn leadership skills and soft-skills
  • Partnered with Fair Haven United Methodist Church to provide a soup kitchen once a month to families in SBISD

First Junior Woman's Club

  • Adopted four large families for the Stratford Spartan Shares Program
  • Provided $1,000 to help underwrite the End-Of-the-Year Stratford High School Faculty Lunch for 200 staff
  • Funded 13 senior scholarships of $1,200 for Stratford high school seniors
  • Put many student volunteers to work for the Annual Stratford Big Day and Stratford Junior Garage Sale.
  • Supported the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum through our parent and student volunteers for the Spring AYAM on the Road Art Classes and the Fall Classes at the AYAM

Frostwood Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate designation
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile initiative
  • Supported KSHAC students by teaching leadership skills and healthy lifestyles
  • Supported the Green Tigers by hosting their activities including recycling, safety, & gardening
  • Supported the PTA with a staff membership drive and various activities
  • Taught outreach, community service and leadership skills to the student council
  • Had a food drive during Red Ribbon Week (food went to Fairhaven Food Pantry, which serves families in SBISD)
  • Sweater, jacket and coat drive for our sister school, Housman Elem.
  • Raised money to help train a puppy through Dawg Foundation (the dog will assist a veteran)

Frostwood Elementary PTA

  • Funded and facilitated a Cultural Arts Program in partnership with the Alley Theater
  • Provided library volunteers
  • Provided funds for additional instructional support
  • Hosted reading contests to promote literacy
  • Supported Running for the Arts by encouraging participation and providing publicity
  • Donated a basket to the SBEF Gala
  • Donated $1,000 in scholarship funds to SBEF
  • Provided volunteers for Housman Elementary

Generations Church

  • Provided breakfast for Spring Branch Middle School staff development days
  • Provided Spring Branch Middle School families with a Thanksgiving meal at the school
  • Provided turkeys to several Spring Branch Middle School families
  • Provided scholarships for several Spring Branch Middle School students to attend a leadership summer camp
  • Provided instructors to teach an ESL and Computer Literacy course for parents at Spring Branch Middle School

Girls on the Run Greater Houston

  • Hosted 100+ girls from a variety of Spring Branch ISD Campuses at the Girls on the Run Spring 5k encouraging girls to be healthy and confident
  • Hosted Girls on the Run and Heart and Sole on 9 campuses this past year
  • Provided financial assistance at six Spring Branch campuses for participants to receive running shoes, program and race day t-shirts
  • Provided opportunities for SBISD Girls on the Run Teams to participate in 10 community impact projects

Good News Club

  • Provided an after school program once a week to students at Cedar Brook, Westwood, Edgewood, and Frostwood elementary
  • Donated toys and gifts to the participating students at Christmas time
  • Partnered with Shady Acres Baptist Church to give the students the opportunity to perform in a Christmas program

Gower, Allison

  • Mentored a student YES Prep at Northbrook Middle School
  • Helped coordinate a tutoring program for at-risk students at 7 campuses throughout Spring Branch ISD
  • Coordinated a Dance and Theater program for SBISD students attending an enrichment program at The Branch

Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce

  • Provided Job Shadowing experiences to allow young girls to explore career opportunities and shadow professionals within a field of interest
  • Provided two $500 scholarships to graduating seniors
  • Invited SBISD students to attend the Conference for Women and hear about successful business women

Hampton, Tammy

  • Served as CIT Member at Memorial High School and Memorial Middle School
  • Served as VP Communications for Memorial High School PTA and Memorial Middle School Booster Club
  • Volunteered in the copy rooms at Memorial High School and Memorial Middle School
  • Served as Awards Chairman for the SBISD Council of PTA's
  • Served on the Bond Advisory Committee for SBISD

Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa Houston- Memorial

  • Donated 100% complimentary full massage or facials to ALL staff (janitors to principals) at Frostwood Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Wilchester Elementary, Spring Branch Middle School, Memorial Middle School and Memorial High School
  • Worked with Frostwood Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Wilchester Elementary, Spring Branch Middle School, Memorial Middle School and Memorial High School PTA's to sponsor schools through donation of money, services or other ways to help the schools different organizations
  • Hosted Mom’s Night for both Memorial High School and Memorial Middle School where school volunteers were provided with light bites, drinks, and spa services

Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 5, Community Relations

  • Hosted a 6 week Teen Academy at the Guthrie Center allowing participants to experience law enforcement from the perspective of an officer on patrol
  • Provided hands-on activities for students, including allowing them to try on duty-gear and participate in scenarios where the student had to determine the best course of action
  • Hosted a K-9 Demonstration as a follow-up to the academy

Harris County Precinct Three

  • Offered immunizations to the Spring Branch Community through the Trini Mendenhall Community Center
  • Sponsored the Super Terrific Absolutely Remarkable Students (STARS) program to recognize the 'ordinary student' who does something ordinary in an extraordinary way
  • Promoted Spring Branch programs and events through Harris County Precinct Three Community Centers
  • Displayed elementary school students’ artwork throughout our Trini Mendenhall Community Center

Harris County Public Health- Super Smile Savers Program

  • Provided oral health education to all participants at a particular campus - grades Pre - K - 5th grade
  • Provided Oral Assessments and Fluoride Varnish Applications to all participants with parental consent
  • Provided Case Management to students who receive early preventative care and need assistance accessing additional dental services
  • Hosted Super Smile Savers Health Fairs for the following schools: Cedar Brook Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, Hollibrook Elementary, , Lion Lane, Panda Path, Pine Shadows, Spring Branch Elementary, Terrace Elementary, Bear Blvd., Tiger Trail, Wildcat Way, Woodview Elementary

H-E-B Bunker Hill Market

  • Participated in the Countdown to Your Future program at Memorial Middle and Spring Oaks Middle schools
  • Provided healthy snacks and water to support SBISD’s Parent U event
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month
    Contributed snacks and waters to the district Bookworm Fest and brought H-E-Buddy to entertain children
    Brought H-E-Buddy to the Westwood Elementary Health Fair and provided healthy snacks and prizes
    Supported various community events at Woodview Elementary
    Supported the Shadow Oaks Elementary Health Fair night

Hollibrook Elementary

  • Conducted a food drive to support a community food pantry
  • Hosted Thursday library nights for families to enjoy books, computers, and activities
  • Hosted Family Health Night to increase community health awareness
  • Collected donations for Pennies for Patients with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Collected “Letters to Veterans/Holiday Mail for Heroes.” Students wrote “Thank You” notes and “Holiday Greeting Cards” to veteran
  • Participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise funds and awareness for the American Heart Association

Holy Spirit Episcopal Church & School

  • Purchased a table in support of the SBISD Good Neighbor Program
  • Partnered with Blessings in a Backpack to assemble weekend food bags for Spring Shadows students
  • Hosted a winter holiday celebration for Spring Shadows Elementary 1st graders
  • Hosted teacher appreciation events at Spring Shadows Elementary

Home Depot

  • Donated toolkits to Woodview Elementary
  • Provided resources and materials for Woodview Elementary’s Volunteer Appreciation event
  • Donated resources for Woodview Elementary’s teacher’s lounge

Horton, Janet

  • Served as a board member for Spring Branch Family Development Center that provides a space for Pre-K education that is vital to reaching the T-2-4 goal
  • Served as a board member for the Spring Branch Education Foundation which provides grants to enhance educational opportunities for district students
  • Partnered with Hollibrook Elementary to buy books for students through a donation to the Spring Branch Education Foundation

Housman Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Held a community-wide celebration for parents, students, and neighbors to support the school and PTA, and watch the students in fine arts put on a performance
  • Held Family Library Nights on Thursdays which is open to the community and families of HME
  • Hosted a school wide Food Drive to support a local food pantry

Housman Elementary PTA

  • Provided school supplies for Housman Elementary
  • Provided clothing donations to students in need at Housman Elementary
  • Provided needed resources and materials for Science Night at Housman Elementary
  • Provided holiday assistance for families at Housman Elementary

Houston Area Women's Center

  • Provided awareness and prevention presentations for parent groups at Spring Woods Middle School, Spring Branch Elementary School, and Spring Forest Middle School
  • Provided Healthy Family Relationships curriculum to help families understand the characteristics of Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
  • Provided educational presentations for parents about how domestic violence impacts their children
  • Collaborated with Communities in Schools to support families and students

Houston Community College

  • Conducted a seven step program at high schools focusing on college readiness
  • Provided a Dual Credit Program for approximately 600 students
  • Participated with speakers and sponsorships of the SBISD Parent U event by making informational presentations to English and Spanish speaking parents
  • Participated in College Nights
  • Served on the Partners in Education Advisory Board
  • Offered two presentations in Spanish for SBISD parents about opportunities for their children at HCC

Houston CPA Society

  • Provided funds for Pine Shadows Elementary first grade teacher to use STEM tubs cultivating divergent thinkers and little engineers
  • Donated funds to Northbrook High School for equipment to distill water for AP Science Program
  • Provided funding to underwrite the Dictionary Project at at Terrace Elementary, Spring Shadows Elementary, Buffalo Creek Elementary, Nottingham Elementary, Houseman Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, and Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Served on the Advisory Board for Spring Branch ISD, Thomas P. Wier, III, CPA

Houston Food Bank

  • Provided the Backpack Buddy weekend food program for students at Northbrook Middle School
  • Enrolled teachers in the Teachers Air Program
  • Taught 6-8 week nutritional classes

Houston Methodist Hospital

  • Provided breakfast for the SBISD Student Athletic Trainer Workshop
  • Donated umbrellas to student athletic trainers
  • Provided over $6,000 in scholarship funds for athletic trainers at Memorial, Northbrook, Stratford, and Spring Woods high school

Houston Spring Branch Lions Club

  • Provided funds and made presentations to Bunker Hill Elementary and Meadow Wood Elementary for the Dictionary Project
  • Donated funds at Thanksgiving and Christmas for needy families in SBISD
  • Provided eye exams and glasses at five schools meeting the needs of 19 students
  • Donated $1,000 toward the projects at the 2017 FFA Show benefiting 16 students
  • Volunteered (Lion Joe Yarbrough) at the FFA Farm

Houston Texans

  • Visited Treasure Forest Elementary, Meadow Wood Elementary, and Buffalo Creek Elementary for the TORO Shoots for the STAAR program; Our mascot showed students how to prepare for the STAAR program
  • Allowed students at Ridgecrest Elementary to submit nominations for teachers who are “Stars in the Classroom”
  • Honored two Ridgecrest teachers with a presentation with Brian Cushing and a Q&A for the students

Houston West Chamber of Commerce

  • Provided access to members for internships and guest speakers for mentor programs
  • Hosted the Teacher of the Year and Business Partnership Awards Luncheon to honor outstanding teachers and businesses that support education
  • Continued to serve on the SBISD Partners in Education Advisory Board

Hudella Real Estate Companies

  • Provided volunteer and financial support to start an annual field trip program where all 5th grade Cedar Brook Elementary students spent a day visiting the Texas A&M University campus learning about higher education
  • Provided volunteer and financial support for teacher appreciation luncheon events for Cedar Brook Elementary staff throughout the year
  • Provided volunteer and financial support for Cedar Brook Elementary's carnival

Hungry's Café & Bistro

  • Provided paid internships to students interested in Culinary Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing
  • Spoke to the intern program and the Culinary Arts program at Guthrie Center about best business practices and interviewing skills
  • Provided our Executive Chef to teach culinary demonstrations at Guthrie Center
  • Hosted tours of the restaurant for internship and culinary arts students
  • Worked on the Guthrie Center advisory board
  • Provided letters of recommendations for intern students
  • Provided full-time employment for graduated, past interns

Hunters Creek Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment – 16th year in a row
  • Donated necessary clothing items and physical fitness tools to Woodview Elementary
  • Donated gently used books to Woodview Elementary
  • Parent education classes and parent book study offered throughout the year
    ESL training for families of HCE
  • Hosted in collaboration with PTA a teacher appreciation luncheon for teachers at HCE and Woodview Elementary

Hunters Creek Elementary PTA

  • Coordinated a fundraiser Fun Run with students for Woodview Elementary
  • Hosted a book drive for Woodview Elementary students
  • Provided a Teachers’ Appreciation Luncheon for Woodview Elementary
  • Donated the Woodview Elementary welcome

Huntington Learning Center

  • Provided free SAT practice tests with analysis, follow up, and review to over 30 Collegiate Challenge students
  • Facilitated homework workshops for Spanish speaking parents at PTA meetings and at Parent U
  • Provided weekly mentorship to high school students
  • Facilitated a College Ready Study Skills Workshop for the Memorial High School PTA
  • Co-chaired the District Improvement Team and assisted with Partners in Education workshops
  • Sponsored numerous PTA and counselor events

Jacqueline Lucci Smith Law

  • Provided paid internships and mentorship for students interested in Legal and Criminal Justice Degrees
  • Spoke to the internship class at the Guthrie Center
  • Trained students in soft-skills
  • Hosted tours of our offices for Guthrie students
  • Provided full-time employment for a graduated, past intern
  • Worked on the Guthrie Center advisory board

Jennings Orthodontics

  • Donated $11,800 total of orthodontic treatment to Meadow Wood's Magic of Meadow Wood & Rummel Creek's Great Gatsby school auctions
  • Donated $1000 cash to sponsor Spring Forest's Bobcat Bash
  • Donated $1,085 in cash towards Stratford High School Sponsorships including Spartainaire Spring Show, Spartan Cheerleaders, Lacrosse team, Booster Club
  • Offered a 5% discount to all SBISD employees and their children through the Xtra Credit program
  • Provided lunch for staff at Rummel Creek in April during parent/teacher conferences to feed all of their staff during the day
  • Donated $5,385 in cash to school PTAs including Rummel Creek PTA, Meadow Wood PTA, Wilchester PTA, Nottingham Knights Club, Frostwood PTA, Spring Forest PTA, and Memorial Middle School

Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers

  • Contributed to multiple Spirit Nights for Valley Oaks Elementary
  • Contributed to Spirit Night for Cornerstone Academy
  • Donated catering for SBISD PTA meeting

Johnson Deluca Kurisky & Gould, P.C.

  • Participated as a member of leadership on the SBEF Executive Committee and Board
  • Provided underwriting for the SBEF Golf Tournament
  • Provided underwriting for the SBEF Running for the Arts

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

  • Hosted a Job Shadow event where Middle and High School students get to visit the campus of a company to hear about the various position within the company, education required for those positions, what the company offers, and participate in mock interviews
  • Hosted JA Inspire which gathers 8th grade students from the spring branch community and allows them the opportunity to participate in career presentations, career stations, and workshops for the day
  • Hosted JA-in-a-Day which allows trained community volunteers to come teach five-30 minute activities at the elementary level that emphasize financial literacy, entrepreneurship and being ready for the workforce
  • Hosted Your Career Your Future which allows community volunteers to teach a 45 minute presentation about the importance of graduation and the career benefits in a high education

KIPP Cougar College Prep @ Landrum Middle School

  • Hosted a program for 8th grade girls from KIPP Courage and Landrum Middle about female empowerment and independence on the path to and through college
  • Invited and supported Spring Branch ISD teachers to attend the KIPP School
  • Summit to train teachers to get students to and through college
  • Supported local mentors as they worked with SBISD KIPP Courage students

Kirksey Architecture

  • Hosted several events for the Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition at their office
  • Supplied The Guthrie Center's Architectural Design program with current periodicals and resource materials to keep the program updated on industry trends
  • Volunteered with Odyssey of the Mind (John Moore)
  • Hosted students from SBISD campuses at our office to see firsthand how architects work

Klam, Rev. Josef

  • Served as a member of the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Served on the SBISD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Advocated for SBISD as a member of Spring Branch Speaks
  • Served as pastor over the ministries of Chapelwood United Methodist Church that support SBISD’s T-2-4 goal

Lambda Alpha DKG

  • Provided Christmas presents for students at Buffalo Creek
  • Awarded a $750 grant-in-aid to a Northbrook senior to study to be a teacher
  • Made and delivered 285 cupcakes to help Buffalo Creek celebrate its 20th anniversary
  • Provided volunteers for concessions at the Buffalo Creek Field Day

Lammons, Joann, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

  • Served as a CIT Board Member
  • Sponsored auctions at Memorial Middle School and for the district
  • Sponsored the directories at Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, and Rummel Creek Elementary

Landrum, Mary Grace & Hon. Judge Michael

  • Attended SBISD Partners in Education/Volunteer Advisory Board meetings and assisted in planning.
  • Attended SBISD Bond Advisory Board meetings.
  • Wrote letters and called legislators in support of legislation favorable to SBISD.

Landrum Middle School

Liga, Diana

  • Donated a variety of plants in the Spring to Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Donated bags of compost for the Pine Shadows garden
  • Donated her time and skills as a horticulturist to improve the garden at Pine Shadows Elementary

Linda Sadler Fund

  • Donated Wal-Mart gift cards to students at Woodview Elementary for Christmas
  • Donated gently used books and clothes to Woodview Elementary
  • Collaborated with other volunteers and CIS to provide reading buddies for students at Woodview

Lion Lane School for Early Learning

  • Collected and donated approximately $1400 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Collected and donated canned food to the East Spring Branch Food Pantry to help those in need
  • Collected and donated new socks for patients at Texas Children's Hospital

Lisa Schwartz, Balfour Yearbooks

  • Served as the chairman of the Spring Branch Education Foundation
  • Helped plan and execute the SBEF Gala
  • Helped brainstorm and implement further funding for the Spring Branch Education Foundation

Literacy Advance of Houston

  • Partnered with Cedar Brook Elementary School to provide a total of four free English as a Second Language classes throughout the school year
  • Partnered with Cedar Brook Elementary, Terrace Elementary, and Tiger Trailto provide Family Literacy Nights at the schools
  • Presented about services offered to English-language-learners on a one-on-one basis to Cedar Brook and Terrace Elementary parents
  • Allowed parents from the presentations to utilize their main office computer lab

Long Point Roofing, Larry D. Kolb, II

  • Contributed monetary donations to Frostwood Elementary School’s technology program and several athletic programs throughout the year
  • Donated tickets to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for Frostwood Auction and sponsored their Bid Pal software for the online auction system
  • Sponsored Frostwood Elementary School’s Field Day and Carnival
  • Purchased advertisements in numerous school directories and sport programs throughout the district

Loudis, Peter & Sue

  • Provided financial support for The Dictionary Project through donations to SBEF
  • Participated in Dictionary Project presentations to third graders at Edgewood and Memorial Drive Elementary Schools
  • Judged the J. Landon Short Mini-grant applications for educators
  • Contributed to Community Relations video for new employee orientation

Magness Orthodontics

  • Presented at local schools to teach students about orthodontics and what it is like to have a career in dentistry
  • Donated over $10,000 to local SBISD elementary schools for annual auctions/fundraisers, field day, student directories and PTA donations.
  • Displayed student art from SBISD schools in our office.

Matthews, Warren

  • Served on the SBEF Board of directors, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Golf Tournament Committee, Scholarship Committee (Chairman)
  • Presented scholarships to 149 graduating seniors, totaling almost $180,000 at Bright Stars Event
  • Represented Wells Fargo as presenting and funding sponsor of Character Without Question recognition program
  • Served as judge for the J. Landon Short Mini Grant program
  • Served as a member of the SBISD Bond Advisory Committee
  • Provided a financial donation to SBEF for the Judy Weisend Memorial Scholarship.

Meadow Wood Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Hosted a weekly story time for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents in the library
  • Partnered with the CSHAC Committee to host an International Fair with 14 different countries represented
  • Collected presents to give to Woodview Elementary students
  • Each classroom decorated ginger bread houses to be used to decorate local hospitals during the holiday season
  • Hosted two appreciation lunches for our mentors. Students created a handmade gift to present to their mentor at the end of the year.

Meadow Wood Elementary PTA

  • Supported our Sister School Edgewood Elementary by organizing drives in the Fall and Spring for uniforms, shoe gift cards, coats and books
  • Supported SBEF Gala by putting together a “Holiday Entertainment” basket for the auction.
  • Hosted an International Festival to celebrate our school's awesome diversity with booths representing over 25 countries!
  • Continued to partner with and support Family Point Resources by attending the FPR fundraising luncheon and contributing $1000 to enhance the wonderful programs FPR offers.
  • Purchased a table at SBEF Bright Stars Gala and included 2 seats for Edgewood (sister school) as well as our MWE teacher of the year, and scholarship winner and their families
  • We sponsored a 1,000 SBEF Scholarship for a MWE graduating senior
  • Collected clothing, gift cards, etc for a MWE family who lost their home to a fire

Memorial Assistance Ministries

  • Provided local children a fresh start to a great school year with new, properly fitting school uniforms for 5,071 Spring Branch ISD students
  • Offered Mental Health Counseling sessions as a safe place for individuals of all ages to access free mental health care
  • Offered the Employment Services program to provide individuals with the tools, resources, and motivation to find a new or better job to provide for themselves, their family, and their future
  • Offered adult ESL classes at five locations in the Spring Branch area
  • Offered the I Can See Program providing eyeglasses for children who don’t see clearly
  • Offered several services Spring Branch families can utilize to maintain their children’s’ enrollment in school, such as immunizations, lice shampoo, CHIP/Children’s Medicaid application assistance, prescription vouchers, and legal services
  • Provided Spring Branch families with home care and hygiene packs, sack lunches, and Food Stamps/SNAP application assistance
  • Provided the opportunity to area high school juniors and seniors to earn community service credit in our retail store

Memorial Athletic Club

  • Purchased approximately $500 worth of exercise equipment to be used at Thornwood Elementary
  • Participated in numerous on-site health fairs and fun runs at the local elementary schools
  • Donated money to multiple programs at Stratford High School for the drill team, sports teams, and fine arts programs
  • Donated membership and program gift certificates to silent auctions throughout the district
  • Donated $500 to the event Watch Dog Father’s at Rummel Creek Elementary

Memorial Chiropractic Clinic

  • Provided spinal screenings free of charge to raise awareness of chiropractic care
  • Sponsored internship and work-study programs to students
  • Involved with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce to network and support the community
  • Provided several monetary donations to SBISD schools and the community

Memorial Church of Christ

  • Allowed MHS student parking in the church parking lot
  • Provided space for Memorial High School Band to rehearse marching drills
  • Provided space for Memorial High Markettes to rehearse dance routines
  • Provided meeting spaces for the Memorial High School PTA

Memorial Drive Elementary

Memorial Drive Elementary PTA

  • Provided funds to maintain new playground equipment and maintain the field at Memorial Drive Elementary
  • Provided technology and resources for Memorial Drive Elementary students
  • Supported the Memorial Drive Elementary School Book Fair

Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church

  • Coordinated a tutoring program at Housman Elementary for second graders
  • Helped the Housman Elementary nurse get items for the clinic, some equipment, and extra clothes for emergencies
  • Bought math materials for the 2nd grade teacher at Housman Elementary
  • Organized monthly staff appreciation luncheons, often providing gifts and/or raffle items each month as well

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church

  • Continued providing mentors for SBISD students for the 12th consecutive year
  • Provided space for SBISD music performances and constests
  • Donated teacher supplies to Thornwood Elementary
  • Donated 90 backpacks to students at Thornwood Elementary
  • Provided dads from the congregation to mentor 16 4th grade boys from Thronwood Elementary to teach them leadship and life skills
  • Provided plants and labor to beauitfy the entrance at Hollibrook Elementary
  • Provided school boxes filled with schools supplies to students at Hollibrook Elementary
  • Sponsored teacher and student appreciation luncheons at Hollibrook and Thornwood Elementary

Memorial Family Dental

  • Visited Frostwood Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Memorial Drive Elementary, and Bendwood Elementary and our hygienist gave a puppet show and tooth talk to the kids for dental health month
  • Provided financial support to Frostwood, Meadow Wood, Stratford and Bendwood PTAs
  • Donated to Stratford High School’s Cheer program

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

  • Served as the sponsor for high school HOSA programs (SWHS, MHS, NBHS, SHS) serving over 160 SBISD students
  • Hired 11 students with the Guthrie Center
  • Provided two educational sessions for the school nursing staff within SBISD
  • Provided $3050 total in student athletic trainer scholarship money and the scholarships to go to summer athletic training camps
  • Provided 300 physicals for students in September 2016 and provided another 940 physicals in April 2017
  • Provided Continuing Education (CE) workshops for professional athletic trainers in SBISD that gave them 16 hours towards CE for them to maintain their athletic trainer license
  • Provided lunch for 100 staff that attended the student athletic trainer workshop at the Don Coleman Coliseum
  • Provided a nutrition education, along with our Human Performance team, to provide a workshop for the coaches at SBISD to demonstrate various activities to prevent knee injuries

Memorial High School

Memorial High School PTA

  • Provided items for our Sister School’s, Pine Shadows Elementary School, Auction Basket for the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala
  • Procured donations for Pine Shadows’ 60th Anniversary beautiful project of 1000 ceramic tiles and bottles of paint
  • Provided prizes for the Pine Shadows Health Fair promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Conducted collection drives with student organizations for college t-shirts, undergarments and socks
  • Collected Box Tops for Education
  • Donated funds to support Pine Shadows’ Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast
  • Hosted Pine Shadows Elementary representatives at the SBISD Service Awards

Memorial Middle School

Memorial Middle School PTA

  • Provided support to our sister school, Landrum Middle School, by holding a coat drive, a turkey drive, and collecting dresses/clothes and money for their 8th grade party
  • Donated $1000 to SBEF to provide a scholarship to a graduating student who attended MMS for 3 consecutive years
  • Donated two themed baskets to be auctioned off at the SBEF Gala last November
  • Supported the school library by providing parent volunteers to check out books, shelve books, and help the librarian with various tasks


  • Donated a cotton candy machine and a face painter to Shadow Oaks Elementary Annual Fall Festival
  • Donated funds to sponsor Shadow Oaks Elementary Summer Reading Program
  • Donated funds to sponsor Shadow Oaks Elementary Teacher Appreciation Week Luncheon and gave Starbucks gift cards
  • Donated funds to sponsor Shadow Oaks Elementary Fifth Grade Field Day
  • Donated funds to sponsor Shadow Oaks Elementary Teacher Holiday Luncheon and donated several Shadow Oaks Elementary families with gift cards to HEB for the holidays
  • Donated Houston Broadway, HLSR, Houston, Rockets, and Houston Astros tickets for students and faculty at Shadow Oaks Elementary
  • Donated supplies and small office equipment to Shadow Oaks Elementary
  • Provided funds to sponsor Teacher Orientation Luncheon

National Charity League - Houston Hearts Chapter

  • Provided mentors at Spring Branch Elementary
  • Supported the SBISD SpringBoard Mentor program by assisting with stuffing mentor folders
  • Made a financial donation to SBISD
  • Assisted with the Spring Branch Education Foundation School Supply Drive

National Oilwell Varco (NOV)

  • Provided over 25 employees to participate in the SpringBoard Mentoring program at Westchester Academy
  • Sponsored field trips to Barnes and Noble Bookstore for the NOV mentees and the mentors to purchase educational books
  • Sponsored mentor appreciation lunches at Westchester and Westwood
  • Participated in STEM Boy Scouts after school program


  • Provided an afterschool Visual Arts Program for students, 3rd grade through high school
  • Coordinated the Passport to the World Summer Program providing great art lessons and art activities for ten weeks
  • Provided Newspring Scholarships worth $5,000 every year
  • Coordinated the Newspring Professional Series Program which sends professional artists into middle and high school classrooms to share their

Northbrook High School

Northbrook Middle School

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Hosted ESL classes for parents two days out of the week
  • Hosted classes parenting classes and nutrition
  • Hosted GPA classes for parents to help to prepare their students for higher education
  • Held a food drive for local area food pantries
  • Provided lunches for teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week and a coffee time together
  • Conducted a Northbrook Middle Beautification Day with mentors, mentees, faculty, and staff
  • Participated in SBEF’s Running for the Arts
  • Participated in a Community Breakfast once a semester
  • Held monthly coffee w/Principals and parents
  • Coordinated with Chapelwood members to provide baskets for Christmas to families in need.
  • NMS provided vision care program vouchers for students in need of eye glasses through Site for Students.
  • No Place for Hate School

Nottingham Elementary

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Distributed Thanksgiving Food Baskets to families during the Thanksgiving Holiday at Nottingham Elementary
  • Coordinated a food drive for a local charity focused on helping needy families.
  • Provided gifts to Nottingham Elementary students who might not have otherwise received a holiday gift
  • Coordinated the Book Angel Program for Nottingham Elementary students to receive vouchers to purchase books
  • Participated in Jump Rope for Heart to raise funds for the American Heart Association

Nottingham Elementary PTA

  • Provided volunteers to lead Extreme Science, where all 4th and 5th graders build on the skills they will need to succeed on the STAAR exam
  • Launched Watch DOGS (Dads of Great Students) program which asks fathers or father-figures to volunteer at school one day
  • Hosted Gingerbread Night, bringing families to school to read and eat together
  • Hosted a science expo, featuring hand-on exhibits through the school
  • Sponsored a one-morning paper drive to encourage and incentivize students to recycle
  • Encouraged student participation in the Reflections art competition and collected the entries
  • Provided lunches for all faculty and staff once a month
  • Registered Nottingham in the Scripps Howard Spelling Bee

Oliver Foundation

  • Served as a member of the Spring Branch ISD District SHAC
  • Served as a Community Representative on the Westwood Elem CSHAC
  • Participated in the annual Westwood Elementary and Edgewood Elementary Wellness Nights

Omni Houston Hotel Westside

  • Provided internships for Guthrie Center hospitality students
  • Teamed with Westchester Academy for a Shadow Day about hospitality management
  • Continued being a practicum site for hotel management student interns with designated classroom and full use of facilities for job training for the 22nd year in a row
  • Provided managers to speak to Guthrie Center internship class
  • Offered complimentary meeting space and refreshments for December board meetings
  • Hosted a Guthrie Center farewell breakfast for interns

Panaderia Tierra Caliente

  • Donated a full sheet cake for Pine Shadows’ 60th Anniversary celebration
  • Donated gift certificates for teachers during Pine Shadows’ Teacher Appreciation week
  • Donated gift certificates to be used throughout the year at Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Donated gift certificates as door prizes for Pine Shadows’ appreciation event for volunteer

Panda Path School for Early Learning

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Raised funds through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients program
  • Hosted a Trike-A-Thon to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
  • Donated canned goods to the local food pantry

Parijat Controlware, Inc.

  • Trained Guthrie Center students on-site in preparation for internships
  • Hired multiple students from SBISD after graduation as interns
  • Provided Guthrie Center students with real time, on-the-job industry training
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Pine Shadows Elementary

  • Hosted food drive to benefit families in need in our community
  • Collected food items and decorated boxes to send to the less fortunate for Thanksgiving
  • Hosted a Diaper Collection for YMCA
  • Planted trees and flowers in honor of Arbor Day
  • Hosted a Sock Drive benefiting a local women's shelter

Pines Presbyterian Church

  • Volunteered to help get the school ready for back to school
  • Raised in excess of $2000 for the children in the CIS Program at Sherwood Elementary for school supplies and uniforms
  • Hosted an annual Christmas Store where parents are able to come purchase gifts for 20 cents on the dollars for their children ages newborn to 14
  • Provided Thanksgiving Dinner for a large family in need
  • Provided Christmas Food baskets for 6 families at Sherwood Elementary
  • Supplied multiple Pines Members to be mentors of students at Sherwood Elementary
  • Supported Sherwood financially to assist with items that a traditional PTO would provide

Prairie View A&M University

  • Provided youth and teen health and nutrition classes
  • Hosted free nutrition classes for adults in the community
  • Coordinated two, free adult work-out classes for the community

Prosperity Bank - Wirt Banking Center

  • Served as a CIT member of Lion Lane
  • Provided a $1500 scholarship for a graduating SBISD senior
  • Served as a DIT committee member
  • Volunteered as reading partners and as volunteer assistants to teachers at Lion Lane
  • Sponsored the Learner’s Journey Launch Event by purchasing t-shirts for all faculty and staff

Reginelli's Pizzeria

  • Donated pizzas to the Bendwood School to welcome teachers back for the new school year
  • Hosted a Spirit Night for Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Provided pizzas for the Ridgecrest Elementary Fall Festival

Ridgecrest Elementary

Riverwood Building Company

  • Provided internship opportunities to Architecture students from Guthrie Center
  • Offered tours to Architecture students from the Guthrie Center
  • Spoke to students at the Guthrie Center about home building and their personal journey as an architect
  • Trained interns in the importance of soft-skills
  • Provided full-time employment to graduated, past interns
  • Worked on the Guthrie Center advisory board

Rotary Club of Memorial - Spring Branch

  • Provided 10 scholarships for SBISD graduates at 3000.00 each to complete any degrees beyond high school education.
  • Provided a scholarship and sponsorship to the FFA program of SBISD
  • Organized the largest Back to School health Fair in SBISD providing over 2500 backpacks with school supplies and immunizations to hundreds of kids so they will be able to go back to school on time without delay
  • Provided 1200 books to all the kids in kindergartens in SBISD so they can have their own books
  • Volunteered to read to kindergarten students throughout the district

Rowland, Kristina & Guy

  • Donated Gardening equipment for the gardening project for Life Skills students
  • Donated snacks for the Life Skills classes
  • Assists the teacher in the Life Skills classroom

RPS Klotz Associates

  • Volunteered to mentor and/or tutor students who needed guidance and support at Sherwood Elementary
  • Collected school supplies at the beginning of the year to make a donation to Sherwood Elementary
  • Displayed pieces of art created by the students of Sherwood Elementary in our office to celebrate Youth Art Month

Rummel Creek Elementary

  • Partnered with East Spring Branch Food Pantry to organize a food drive for their sister school
  • Organized a used school supply and book drive for teachers in SBISD
  • Participated in the One for the Books book fair to send books to their sister school

Rummel Creek Elementary PTA

  • Increased our contribution and funded two $2500 scholarships in the SBEF scholarship process for two graduating seniors that had attended Rummel Creek
  • Provided Hands-On Science materials and volunteers at Rummel Creek Elementary and sister school Sherwood Elementary
  • Funded weekly garden education in our Outdoor Learning Center
  • Funded field trips across all grade levels,
  • Funded innovative teacher trainings
  • Provided library volunteers for sister school Sherwood Elementary
  • Funded four staff positions on campus including a part-time library assistant and two part-time reading interventionists
  • Assisted sister school Sherwood Elementary through multiple service oriented projects

Santa Maria Hostel

  • Provided the Kids' Connection program at Buffalo Creek elementary to help students deal with peer pressure and bullying, increase self esteem, nurture personal strengths, and make healthy choices
  • Conducted educational presentations on substance abuse prevention and educational activities to support Red Ribbon Week at Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Volunteered at the Buffalo Creek elementary field day
  • Partnered with Boys and Girls Club in a three week summer camp at Buffalo Creek elementary providing hands-on activities to help students develop self-esteem and nurture personal strengths
  • Collaborated with Buffalo Creek Elementary and Boys and Girls Club in the after school academic enrichment program

SBISD Community Relations Department

  • Created and donated Terrace Baskets to the SBEF Gala auction
  • Hosted a Holiday Toy and Book Drive
  • Donated gift cards to families in need

SBISD Council of PTAs

  • Supported all local PTAs in the district which support the local campuses
  • Sponsored the Sister School Program across the district
  • Sponsored the Reflections contest across the District
  • Sponsored the Founder's Day event which celebrates the School Bell Nominees District Wide
  • Sponsored the Odyssey of the Mind program across the District

SBISD Finance Department

  • Created an ongoing food drive designated for selected students in partnership with the CIS contact at Spring Branch Elementary
  • Hosted a Holiday Food Drive collecting enough food to provide meals for over 20 families
  • Joined in the production of The Cat in the Hat to promote family involvement and literacy
  • Participated in the building/district-wide competition of promoting T-2-4 in our area

SBISD - HR Department

  • Participated in the Spring Woods High School Collegiate Challenge Mentoring Program
  • Donated a basket for the SBESA Auction
  • Presented at Westchester Academy of Choice Senior Seminar providing graduating seniors with knowledge on how to interview and making yourself marketable in the workplace
  • Held department food drive to support FCCU and the local food pantry
  • Participated in the Finance Department Lunchbox Food Drive

SBISD Technology Training Center

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Opened the facility to allow Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops to complete technology badge requirements
  • Opened the facility to allow high school students to utilize resources for filling out college applications
  • Opened the facility for community organizations to use for meetings
  • Allowed community members and students to use technology during regular hours to complete job applications and obtain employment
  • Opened the facility for use as a voting location

Sector Transport Logistics

  • Donated luncheons and snacks for faculty meetings at Woodview Elementary
  • Provided employees as volunteers for various Woodview Elementary events
  • Provided donated items for the Woodview Elementary Fall Festival raffle


  • Provided holiday gifts for every child at Panda Path and provided Santa to deliver gifts
  • Participated in Panda Path Field Day with 20 volunteers and provided lunch for volunteers and school staff
  • Performed Cat in the Hat and delivered copies of the book to students at Panda Path for the Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration
  • Maintained and created new mentoring relationships with students in a number of different schools from elementary to high school level for both SpringBoard and Collegiate Challenge

Shaddix, James and Mallory

  • Continued to serve as president of the Northbrook HS Booster Club
  • Continued to serve on the Spring Branch Education Foundation board
  • Served on the SBISD Bond Advisory Committee
  • Mentored a student through the Collegiate Challenge Mentoring Program

Shadow Oaks Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate designation for efforts to build strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Participated in Go Gold
  • Participated in Jump Rope for Heart
  • Supported Super Bowl for Caring Food Drive Supported a school-wide food drive supporting the Fair Haven Food Pantry
  • Hosted a uniform drive for students in need of assistance
  • Hosted Health Fair for Community
  • Offered ESL classes for Parents and Community
  • Hosted Summer Library Days for our Community

Sherwood Elementary

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Hosted Spotlight on Stratford allowing Sherwood students grades Pre-K through 5th to participate in a pep rally and student led presentations to encourage elementary students to continue their education
  • Piloted a program for 3rd through 5th grade boys to participate in character education lessons and develop skills to run in 5Ks
  • Volunteered for service projects, offered character education lessons, and ran in 5Ks with girls in upper grades
  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon for our community volunteers and mentors
  • Held a food drive to support the East Spring Branch Food Pantry
  • Participated in Pennies for Patients to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Sherwood Elementary PTA

  • Organized parent led science experiments for the 4th and 5th grade classes during the school day once a month
  • Hosted a fun family day building community.
  • Bought computers and materials according to teacher wish lists.
  • Brought in assorted dancing groups for students to experience cultural diversity and mad science after school for students.

Sprague & Diamond P.C.

  • Employed over 20 interns from the Guthrie Center
  • Attended auctions and purchased student works which are displayed proudly in our law offices
  • Offered mentoring and presentation of speeches for the Guthrie Center

Spring Branch Area Retired School Employees

  • Delivered over 550 free books to every 3rd and 4th grade student at three different elementary schools
  • Sponsored and participated in The Dictionary Project at Cedar Brook Elementary
  • Donated funds for teacher supplies
  • Provided volunteers for volunteer and mentor activities at several elementary schools including the Read Across the Globe initiative

Spring Branch Community Health Center

  • Hosted an annual vaccine drive where students are able to receive free vaccine shots and updated records to ensure they can attend classes
  • Partnered with SBISD to distribute donated/collected toys to children of some Title I Pre-K schools
  • Hosted the Walk for Wellness and invited some SBISD schools to participate for free

Spring Branch Educational Support Association

  • Held three Saturday Customer Service Trainings for Spring Branch ISD employees
  • Held Bosses' Night Celebration to raise money for student scholarships presented to one senior from each SBISD campus
  • Provided support at the SBISD Summer Paraprofessional Job Fair, the SKY Partnership Fall Collaboration, the School Choice Festival, and the FFA Santa's Farm
  • Hosted a Community Easter Egg Hunt for SBISD families
  • Helped serve refreshments at a Landrum Middle School theatre performance

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF)

  • Awarded 127 scholarships in the amount of $113,130 to SBISD students
  • Provided school supplies for SBISD students
  • Awarded $209,508 in grants to SBISD campuses and departments

Spring Branch Elementary

Spring Branch Family Development Center

  • Sponsored the Spring Branch Back-to-School Health Fair with free immunizations, health screenings, and backpacks with school supplies for over 5,000 SBISD students
  • Served on the SBISD Partners in Education Advisory Board
  • Supported a Family U program to develop parenting skills for Panda Path parents

Spring Branch Management District

  • Contributed to the Spring Branch Family Development Center for their 12th Annual Spring Branch Back to School Health Fair
  • Contributed to the Brenda and Jon Duncan YMCA for a summer camp introducing children to powerful, life-changing tools for healthy living
  • Contributed to the Phoenix House for their “Family Day Dinner” event which encourages families in the Spring Branch community to have dinner together
  • Contributed to the implementation of Learning Together’s BLAST Jr. Program which encourages at-risk students to be more involved in their classrooms in order to mentor younger at-risk students
  • Contributed to the Boy Scouts of America for continued expansion of scouting into Spring Branch ISD middle schools
  • Contributed to the Boy Scouts for America’s Explorer program which aims to capture those scouts normally lost after completing their program and provide them with career opportunities and training to succeed in a professional environment

Spring Branch Middle

  • Hosted a Fall Health Night to increase community health education and awareness. We had over 25 vendors attend this fall
  • Hosted a Veteran's Day Assembly for local veterans providing breakfast and entertainment by our band, choir, and orchestra
  • Provided weekly meeting space for local groups such as Girl Scouts
  • School wide initiative- Rachel's Challenge provided a framework for positive climate and culture in our school in hopes of achieving statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.

Spring Branch Middle School PTA

  • Provided Rachel’s Challenge, a framework for positive climate and culture at Spring Branch Middle in hopes of achieving statistically significant gains in community engagement, faculty/student relationships, leadership potential, and school climate; along with reductions in bullying, alcohol, tobacco and other drug use
  • Sponsored and staffed Junior Achievement activities for 6th grade students
    Organized First Day Packet information in an on-line format and provided a planner for every Spring Branch Middle students
  • Organized an annual auction to raise funds for Spring Branch Middle School
    Helped maintain the school website and weekly e-blast communications

Spring Branch Police Department

  • Volunteered time to speak in a video prepared for the entire district
  • Visited Hunters Creek Elementary for Lunch with Heroes to have lunch will all the students
  • Presented to students at Hunters Creek Elementary on the importance of not doing drugs and personal safety
  • Brought a police dog to Hunters Creek Elementary to teach students about the importance of police animals in keeping the community safe

Spring Branch Tae Kwon Do

  • Provide free tutoring to the children who attend the SBISD childcare center
  • Offered jobs to multiple SBISD high school students
  • Provided certificates to some SBISD students allowing them to have six months of tae kwon do classes free of charge
  • Donated a board breaking booth to Valley Oaks and Cedar Brook Elementary schools
  • Allowed off-campus middle school PE credit for all SBISD
  • Donated funds to Ridgecrest Elementary’s hot chocolate fundraiser
  • Donated to the Valley Oaks Elementary fund Run fundraiser

Spring Forest Middle

  • Breakfast with Santa at Thornwood
  • Provided volunteers for :Meadow Wood carnival and Rodeo
    Nottingham Carnival
  • Hosted a community Multicultural Festival to celebrate the diverse families of the SFMS community
  • Conducted a year-long recycling program
  • Participated in Pennies for Patients fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Hosted a Community Veteran’s Day Celebration honoring veterans
  • Conducted a Souper Bowl of Caring food drive benefitting a local food bank
  • Assisted families in need during the holidays

Spring Forest Middle School PTA

  • Hosted a Multicultural Festival during the fall
  • Hosted the 16th annual Veterans Day Celebration sponsoring a breakfast for over 100 veterans followed by a school-wide assembly honoring Veterans and their families
  • Joined with Spring Forest Middle School to educate students and parents on the hazards of vaping
  • Organized 6th graders to complete hygiene bags that would be given to other SFMS students as part of the Character Education program
  • Assisted with teaching conversational English to all incoming non-ESL speakers
  • Encouraged people to purchase extra books at the May book fair to be donated to students for their own personal library

Spring Oaks Middle School

  • The CIS After School Girls group collected over 450 pairs of new socks for Texas Children’s hospital as a community project.
  • CIS distributed 12 food baskets to families at Christmas time.
  • CIS delivered 120 Christmas gifts to students in need at SOMS.
  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place For Hate Designation
  • Hosted Report Card Nights to foster a T-2-4 dialogue and provide dinner for parents/students

Spring Shadows Elementary

SpringSpirit Baseball

  • Worked in collaboration with Edgewood Elementary to provide a Reading Intervention Program that targeted 1st - 3rd graders who were below reading level
  • Awarded 6 Volunteer Scholarship to graduating seniors from three SBISD schools (NHS, SWHS, WAIS) who are seeking to pursue a higher education at either a two-year college or four-year university and who also met the scholarship criteria set forth by the SpringSpirit Scholarship Committee
  • Provided group and one-on-one baseball training to Northbrook High school players to get them ready for Spring season
  • Offered a soccer afterschool program at Ridgecrest Elementary, Landrum Middle School, Kipp @ Landrum, Edgewood Elementary and Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Provided volunteers to assist at the SBISD 5th Grade Track Meet

Spring Woods High School

  • Tigerettes collected items for a battered women’s shelter.
  • National Beta Club and Science National Honor Society volunteered with Target Hunger at their Community Garden and Food Distribution Sites. Also collected money to purchase turkeys for the Community in School Food Drive.
  • Sports Medicine students mentor 4th graders in first aide and life skills including emergencies, bullying and proper nutrition.
  • Swim team conducted a canned food drive and donated more than 1 ton of canned food to the Houston Food Bank.
  • Child Guidance students volunteer at Lion Lane School each week.
  • Club Hispanoamericano volunteered in setting up, concessions and clean up at elementary school festivals.
  • Coaches hosted an All-Sports Camp for elementary school students.
  • Art Department participated in Via Colori downtown to benefit The Center for Hearing and Speech.
  • Shop class in the process of developing a small community garden on campus.
  • We are a Houston CareVan participating site that provides free immunizations to all children in Spring Branch area.
  • Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, Swimming, Debate and Tigerettes/Dance Teams go to elementary schools to mentor and motivate children.

Spring Woods Middle School

  • Hosted as Back to School Celebration at SWMS. The event provided free school supplies, healthcare vendors, games for kids, breakfast and giveaways/raffles.
  • Provided Coffee with the Principal meetings.
  • Provided Parent Workshops for parents to discuss issues they are facing with their children and how the school can help
  • Provided Parent ESL classes to SWMS parents
  • Hosted Parent and School celebrations to connect families and the school
  • Hosted the Backpack Buddy Program By Community in Schools (CIS)
  • Hosted Thanksgiving food drive by Communities in Schools (CIS)
  • Hosted Winter Holiday drive by Chapelwood UMC and Community in Schools (CIS)

St. Francis Episcopal Church

  • Adopted Woodview Elementary and has committed to helping them in several areas of academic needs as well as helping with financial aid for After School programs
  • Provided more than 20 tutors for 25 students requiring reading assistance at Woodview Elementary
  • Provided $2,000 from the Linda Sadler Memorial Fund to pay for 2 buses to transport students for 2 days per week for the after school program at Woodview Elementary.
  • Donated an additional $3,000 to pay teacher fees and other expenses for the after school programs.
  • Provided tutors for a new Etiquette class were for the spring semester
  • Created and provided a gift to every student of the graduating 5th grade class
  • Participated in monthly CIT Committee meetings for Woodview Elementary
  • Assisted with selection of Principal and AP
  • Hosted & provided a beginning of the year Treasure Hunt for teachers.
  • Participated in panel discussion in 2016 and guest speaker in 2017 for SBISD and Loving Houston
  • Provided $6,400 in financial aid and matching grants to families in the Westside Homeless Prevention program.
  • Initiated a program for $3000 in scholarship grants to high school graduates for three students in the Westside Homeless Prevention program.
  • Provided financial aid for 160 students who requested uniform vouchers from MAM at WVE
  • Provided 110 pairs of new socks from donations from Scenes Summer Theatre program
  • Provided funds for staff salaries at Stratford and Memorial High School
  • Created multiple volunteer opportunities for students from muiltple schools throughout the district to gain volunteer hours

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

  • Mentored students at Northbrook Middle School and Nottingham Elementary.
  • Sponsored recruitment, training, and activities to increase mentorships
  • Provided food, clothing and financial emergency assistance to 1,146 SBISD families and 2,063 children.
  • Provided ESL classes for immigrant and refugee SBISD parents, 165 SBISD parents graduated from the ESL program
  • Visited school counselors and social workers at neighboring SBISD schools to increase awareness and referrals of SBISD families in need to our emergency assistance programs.
  • Conducted outreach to Refugee Students & Families, gave presentation about our emergency assistance, employment, and ESL programs to SBISD newcomer/refugee/immigrant students and families and gave them a tour of our campus.
  • Contributed to Memorial Assistance Ministries' Back to School drive benefiting SBISD students

St. Thomas Presbyterian Church

  • Partnered with programs at the Outreach Center to provide after-school homework help and enrichment programs
  • Provided facilities for local SBISD students to receive free lunches over the summer
  • Held quarterly immunization clinics enabling children of SBISD families to receive required vaccinations
  • Provided mentors for Meadow Wood Elementary and Spring Forest Middle school students
  • Provided a safe area for SBISD preschool bus to deliver students to their parents

State Representative, Jim Murphy, District 133

  • Visited with SBISD Parents in the Capitol office
  • Showcased the AYAM and invited Co-Curator Leann Newton to decorate HD-133’s Christmas Tree Ornament for the Texas House of Representative 2016 Christmas Tree
  • Hosted several SBISD students as honorary pages during the 85th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature
  • Hosted school field trip tours for students that visited our State Capitol Building.
  • Donated items for schools’ silent auctions, as well as the SBISD Education Foundation

Stevenson, Robert

  • Presented a seminar on Paying for College at Parent U event
  • Spoke at the Academy of Finance graduation at Memorial High School
  • Spoke at Housman Elementary 5th grade graduation

Story, Iris

  • Mentored and coached a Terrace Elementary Odyssey team and a Spring Oaks Middle School Odyssey team
  • Acted as co-coach for the Spring Woods High School Oydssey team at World Finals
  • Provided instruments, music, snacks and training for 50 students in the 4th and 5th grade Terrace Band
  • Hosted awareness meetings, advanced coaches trainings, meetings, and workshops for SBISD Odyssey coaches through the Council of PTAs
  • Hosted a workshop to help students from grades 2-10 develop creative problem solving, communication, building, sewing, theater, and much more
  • Hosted a spontaneous workshop for all Odyssey teams from grade 2-12

Stratford High School

  • Collected money and gave gifts to support local families in need through the Spartan Share Program, providing a joyful holiday season to 30+ area families
  • Supported charities through the SHS Annual Blood Drive
  • Raised over 1000 non-perishable items for a local food bank
  • Supported the SBEF Running for the Arts with many Spartan participants
  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Provided members of the Stratford High football team to serve as readers, mentors and role models for Thornwood Elementary students
  • Provided members of athletic teams, fine arts groups and clubs at Sherwood Elementary to inspire students about the importance of good grades and involvement in school
  • Partnered with Stratford and Memorial High Volleyball teams to raise money for breast cancer research through Play for the Cure
  • Future Teacher Program students as mentors to our feeder elementary and middle schools
  • Provided food for SHS families in need through our own food bank in conjunction with the Blessings in a Backpack program
  • Hosted a school wide Saturday event called the Big Day with over 600 students to aid the community surrounding SHS in clean-up, beautification, and other outside needs of nursing homes, churches and neighborhood homes
  • Provided student volunteers for the SBISD Art Museum
    SHS Football team raised over $1500 through the sale of pink shoe laces and the money was donated to the M.D. Anderson Patient Assistant Program
  • Provided Child Guidance students to mentor/tutor students at Wildcat Way

Studio Works

  • Provided internship opportunities in computer animation and engineering
  • Offered tours of their facility
  • Spoke to students at the Guthrie Center about best business practices and interviewing skills
  • Trained interns in the importance of soft-skills
  • Provided full-time employment to graduated, past interns
  • Worked on the Guthrie Center advisory board

Taqueria Cancun

  • Made a $100.00 contribution for the Pine Shadow Elementary President's Club
  • Donated money for teachers at Pine Shadow Elementary
  • Contributed to parents volunteers through donations

Taste of Texas

  • Provided monetary donations to the Bendwood School
  • Hosted a field trip for 4th grade students at Hunters Creek and 5th grade students at Ridgecrest elementary
  • Donated food for a Fine Arts Movie Night at Pine shadows Elementary

Taylor Real Estate Group

  • Rented a photo booth for a Cornerstone Academy fundraiser
  • Donated funds for an art booth at a Valley Oaks Fundraiser
  • Donated funds to Cedarbrook for a school carnival fundraiser

Terrace Elementary

  • Participated in SBEF’s Running for the Arts
  • Participated in Girls on the Run initiative teaching girls the importance of self-respect and healthy living while promoting the importance of going on to higher education
  • Raised awareness of heart healthy activities and funds for the AmericanHeart
  • Association through Jump Rope for Heart
  • Participated in Let Me Run initiative teaching boys the importance of leadership, positive choices, and healthy living

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension

  • Spoke to parents at Panda Path on the importance of budgeting, how credit works, and the dangers of identity theft
  • Facilitated nutrition classes for 4th grade students at Edgewood Elementary
  • Facilitated nutrition classes for parents from Edgewood Elementary
  • Donated incentives and provided snacks for the students who participated in the nutrition classes
  • Donated a physical activity DVD and recipe book

Texas Capital Bank Builder Finance

  • Packed food bags for Blessings in a Backpack every month
  • Partnered with a non-profit organization, Hope, Healing, and Hooves, to offer an after school program Hooves of Hope
  • Began the process of expanding the after-school program to other SBISD elementary schools

Texas Children's Hospital

  • Donated boxes of bandages and hand sanitizer to Woodview Elementary
  • Provided a Home Safety class to parents of Panda Path
  • Donated plug outlet covers to Panda Path parents
  • Provided a monetary donation to the Bendwood School

Texas State Optical

  • Provided internship opportunities to students interested in a health science career
  • Offered tours of their facility
  • Spoke to students at the Guthrie Center about best business practices and interviewing skills
  • Trained interns in the importance of soft-skills
  • Provided full-time employment to graduated, past interns
  • Worked on the Guthrie Center advisory board

Texas Tech University

  • Served on a committee in SBISD to help the district stay up-to-date on industry standards
  • Provided workshops on rendering using colored pencils and markers
  • Developed educational curriculum for design students

Thapar, Kavita

  • Served as a mentor at Spring Branch Middle School
  • Supported the Memorial High School Orchestra by serving on the parent board, which helped raise funds for music lessons
  • Worked with CIS as a tutor, fundraiser and volunteer at SMBS
  • Served as the Healthy Lifestyles Chair at Memorial High School PTA and represented MHS on DSHAC
  • Volunteered for the college representative visits at Memorial High School
  • Served as Girl Scout troop leader at Memorial High School
  • Assisted the Wellness Counselor at Memorial High School in identifying and reducing stressful triggers among students
  • Sponsored the Student Health Advisory Council at Memorial High School

The Art Institute of Houston

  • Taught culinary classes for SBISD students
  • Provided job shadowing opportunities
  • Hosted tours of the Art Institute of Houston campus for SBISD students
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

The Awty International School

  • Provided student volunteers during the summer to give academic support to Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Collected and delivered school supplies to the children of Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Collected uniforms and new socks from Awty Students and delivered to the children of Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Volunteered the time of the Community Service Coordinator of Awty International School to attend the CIT of Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Provided Awty students to volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary for different events throughout the year

The College Resource Center

  • Participated in and/or facilitated multiple Parent U and Mentor U programs for the district
  • Served as mentor and provided information for the Spring Woods Collegiate Challenge program
  • Provided guest speakers for the Northbrook Collegiate Challenge group
  • Facilitated district-wide financial aid workshop
  • Co-facilitated Mentor U training
  • Aided in the administration for the Camacho Foundation Scholarship through Maria Camacho

The Guthrie Center for Excellence

  • Hosted a warm clothing drive for Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Provided photography students to take photographs for various SBISD events
  • Provided Graphic Design and Architecture students to pair up with Westwood Elementary students for the Monster Project
  • Provided students to design abrochure for Baker Builders.
  • Had Architecture students participate in the Canstruction event and donated 3400 cans of food to the Houston Food Bank.
  • Provided NJROTC cadets to color guard for many SBISD events
  • Provided Ag Science and FFA students to host blood drives, Santa's Farm and Children's Barnyard events for SBISD students , and participated in Pennies for Patients for the Leukemia Society.
  • Provided National Technical Honor Society students to help with multiple SBISD events
  • Donated the time of the culinary students to help develop recipes for the Kids Teaching Kids cookbook

The HUB Houston

  • Helped to collect items for Blessings in a Backpack and assisted in the preparation of backpacks for Spring Shadows Elementary
  • Participated in the Family to Family Network resource fair
  • Participated in the Gateway Transition Fair

The Journey at Memorial Drive United Methodist Church

  • Helped provide food for the teachers and staff of Thornwood Elementary, to get them off to a great start for the year
  • Provided a lunch for the teachers and staff of Thornwood Elementary School
  • Provided volunteers to help with the Thornwood All-School Carnival
  • Provided a group of volunteers to work to improve the campus at Thornwood
  • Provided volunteers to help with the 2016 Field Day at Thornwood
  • Worked with the school & community to provide items for Thornwood’s 5th Grade Auction
  • Donated treats and thank you notes for the teachers and staff at Thornwood
  • Provided an end of school lunch and gift bag for the staff and teachers at Thornwood Elementary

The Kids' Reading Room

  • Created reading rooms for children at Castlewood, Hammerly Walk, Waterford Place, and Providence apartments
  • Sponsored a reading room at the SpringSpirit Community Center
  • Gathered student volunteers from student clubs at Northbrook High School to read to kids, help organize holiday parties, and mentor the younger students
  • Brought in educational speakers to speak to and teach students about the importance of dental hygiene
  • Brought speakers to teach kids about birds and the envrionment

The Kinkaid School

  • Partnered with the Spring Branch Development Center and Panda Path to provide Birthday Boxes to Panda Path students
  • Donated gift bags of toiletries to the Spring Branch Development Center
  • Participated in a literacy project at Panda Path

The Orthopedic Sports Clinic

  • Sponsored a Spring Branch student Athletic Training workshop
  • Sponsored Memorial High School’s Booster Club Dance Hall Dreaming
  • Provided physician coverage for all Memorial High School football games
  • Provided student physicals
  • Donated to the Mustang Booster Club
  • Sponsored an advertisement in the SBISD Football Program

The Women's Fund for Health Education and Resiliency

  • Facilitated a ten week health education class for 4th grade girls at Westwood Elementary
  • Sponsored a field trip to a resiliency luncheon and educational panel for Westwood Elementary students
  • Provided journals and educational materials to Westwood Elementary 4th grade girls

Thompson & Horton LLP

  • Sponsored and underwrote the SBEF Legacies Gala
  • Sponsored and underwrote the SBEF Style Show & Luncheon
  • Served as an SBEF board member

Thornwood Elementary

Tiger Trail School for Early Learning

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Collected Cookies and Crackers for East Spring Branch Food Pantry
  • Collected Socks to donate to Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital during Christmas
  • Partnered with Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services to host the Super Smile Savers Program for our community
  • Collected moneys for Pennies for Patients.
  • Offered English classes for parents in our community Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Partnered with Univision to provide gifts for every student enrolled at Tiger Trail

Town & Country Orthodontics

  • Awarded a $500.00 Scholarship for current or past patients
  • Offered middle school and high school students to shadow for the day to those interested in pursing Dental and Orthodontic Schools
  • Provided student take home folders to Spring Branch Elementary and Frostwood Elementary
  • Donated money and supplies for the school carnivals at Frostwood Elementary, Wilchester Elementary, and Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Sponsored PTA Meetings for Memorial Middle School, Spring Branch Forrest Middle School, Nottingham Elementary, Memorial Drive Elementary, and Bunker Hill Elementary
  • Provided Underwriting Campaign projects at: Wilchester Elementary, Bunker Hill Elementary, Nottingham Elementary, Rummel Creek Elementary, Frostwood Elementary, Meadow Wood Elementary, Stratford Golf, Spring Forest Middle School, and Frostwood Elementary

Treasure Forest

  • Collected school supplies for students in need of assistance
  • Collected donations to purchase turkeys at Thanksgiving time for families in need
  • Collected donations to purchase complete Thanksgiving meals for families in need
  • Hosted a food drive for the Houston Food Bank
  • Collected donations to purchase holiday presents for families in need

Tree House

  • Sponsored Stratford High School’s broadcast journalism department
  • Donated a frozen yogurt and topping bar for the Meadow Wood Elementary school carnival
  • Provided financial support for the Stratford Cheerleading team
  • Provided financial support for the Spartanaire Booster Club
  • Purchased advertisements in the Spring Forest Middle School directory
  • Donated vouchers to the Wilchester Elementary Carnival
  • Donated gift certificates to Memorial Middle School band, Stratford Playhouse, Stratford Booster Club, and Rummel Creek

Tres Market

  • Provided internships for students interested in Culinary Arts
  • Provided the manager to present to and mentor Guthrie internship students
  • Offered culinary classes to teach effective business practices for students employees at Tres Market
  • Hosted tours of the restaurant for internship and Culinary Arts students
  • Provided permanent employment for current and past SBISD interns


  • Provided english language tutoring to 16 students at Wildcat Way
  • Tutored 12 Wildcat Way students in reading and social skills
  • Provided tutoring in Language Arts at Northbrook HS
  • Provided Math & STARR Prep help for students at Westwood, Pine Shadows, Edgewood, Nottingham, and Spring Branch MS

United Healthcare Community and State

  • Attended the parents workshop at Spring Woods Middle School to inform parents of STAR/STARPLUS/STARKIDS and CHIP and the services UHC offers
  • Attended Movie night at Spring Woods Middle School, brought an activity for parents and children to play, and gave health-related information and goodies to the families
  • Participated in the Ridgecrest Elementary and Pine Shadows Elementary health fairs
  • Attended Treasure Forest Elementary Math/Science Night to provide information to the community
  • Worked with Mr. Ayala at Spring Woods Middle School throughout the school year to assist the families with the Medicaid/CHIP Application

United Way of Greater Houston

  • Provided United Way Peer Tutoring M.A.T.H. for 6th and 8th grade Landrum and Spring Branch Middle students to strengthen their pre-algebra skills
  • Provided a $40,000 grant to sponsor the Summer Bridge Program, an academic bridge for 80 rising college freshmen from economically disadvantaged families
  • Expanded the Reading Together and Peer-to-Peer Tutoring program to four elementary schools serving over 130 students and sending each student home with 20 books each throughout the year
  • Provided M.A.T.H Camp at Spring Shadows, Shadow Oaks and Cedar Brook Elementary’s and Landrum Middle to engage 5rd, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade students in problem solving and real world math activities to strengthen their pre-algebra skills
  • Sponsored Family Engagement Nights at Terrace, Cedar Brook, Spring Shadows, Buffalo Creek, Treasure Forest, Edgewood Elementary schools and Landrum Middle School
  • Sponsored Summer Book Clubs at Spring Shadows, and Terrace Elementary Schools in order to support the district literacy focus

University of Houston- Downtown

  • Hosted over 65 students for summer STEM program Houston PREP
  • Served as a chair for West Houston P-16 council (Dr. Ron Beebe,)
  • Served as a member of the council (Sangeeta Gad)
  • Served as PIE and Volunteer Advisory Board Members


  • Completed our 21st year providing an “Outdoor Classroom” that teaches gardening with an emphasis on science, social studies, and environmental issues coordinated whenever possible with the various teachers' lesson plans.
  • Partnered with Frostwood and Rummel Creek Elementary to provide well trained and paid people to establish and conduct an ongoing gardening class either during or after school
  • Provided free workshops for teachers twice a year and offered a quarterly class: “How to Build and Start a School or Community Garden” at their office

USTA Texas

  • Trained PE teachers how to teach tennis to their PE classes
  • Conducted a coaches training for the varisty tennis team at Memorial High School to teach them how to teach tennis to younger students
  • Hosted five elementary and two middle schools for a morning of playing tennis matches against each other at Memorial High School followed by a field trip to River Oaks Country Club to watch professional tennis matches during the US Men's Clay Court Championships

Valley Oaks Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Placefor Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Hosted a Sparkle Gram Sales fundraiser to raise money for The American Heart Association
  • Conducted the Outreach Within Coat Drive
  • Conducted canned food drives to support the local community
  • Hosted a Buds with Suds Car Wash fundraiser to raise money for TIRR Camp Xtreme
  • Hosted a Warm up Houston Hearts fundraiser to raise money for Star of Hope
  • Participated in the Sister School Program to assist Shadow Oaks Elementary
  • Participated in a Recycling Program to raise awareness on the environment

Valley Oaks Elementary PTA

Vierra, Chris

  • Continued to serve on the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Advocated for SBISD as a member of both Spring Branch Speaks and as a Board member of Texans Advocating for Meaningful Assessments (TAMSA)
  • Continued to volunteer on the Stratford and Memorial Middle PTA/PTSA’s
  • Recognized as a Lifetime Texas PTA Member

Village Republican Women

  • Donated new and used books to Shadow Oaks, Buffalo Creek, Hunters Creek and Woodview Elementary
  • Provided dictionaries to 3rd grade students at Shadow Oaks Elementary and Hunters Creek Elementary
  • Donated booklets containing the Constitution to 5th graders at Woodview Elementary, Ridgecrest Elementary, Landrum Middle, Spring Forest Middle, and Spring Woods High schools

Wallis State Bank

  • Collected school supplies for students at Terrace Elementary
  • Sponsored the Dictionary Project for Westwood Elementary students
  • Participated in JA Inspire held at Spring Branch Middle School
  • Sponsored the Spelling Bee for Terrace Elementary
  • Sponsored newspapers for Westwood Elementary
  • Taught multiple JA lessons at schools throughout the district
  • Provided Roger Sebesta, CFO, as guest speaker at the Westwood Elementary 5th Grade Moving On Ceremony
  • Volunteered to teach JA's Our City to 3rd grade classes and JA's Our Nation to 5th grade classes at Terrace Elementary


  • Donated 13 boys shirts to Coach Fuentes for the Presidents' Club after school program
  • Donated seven boxes of supplies for teachers and students
  • Donated miscellaneous items which were provided to Pine Shadows Elementary parents

Wells Fargo & Company

  • Served on the board of the Spring Branch Education Foundation.
  • Provided a financial grant to fund the Character Without Question program.
  • Sponsored the SBEF School Supply Project by Providing a $5,000 grant to the SBEF
  • Purchased the Grand Champion Market Turkey at the 2017 Spring Branch FFA Auction.
  • Provided a $1,000 grant to SBEF for the Wells Fargo Scholarship, awarded at the annual Bright Stars Gala.
  • Matched 100% of all team member contributions to SBISD, SBEF, and all SBISD PTA organizations.

Westchester Academy for International Studies

Westchester Academy PTA

  • Sponsored an International Festival designed to enhance global exposure of both students and families, with over 20 countries represented
  • Provided guest speakers to speak to students about the various means of dealing with and overcoming stress and anxiety in work and academic environments
  • Arranged for members of the SBISD Board of Trustees to meet with parents to discuss the effects of being a Robin Hood District
  • Provided three teacher appreciation luncheons
  • Hosted a Breakfast with the Counselors where attendees were asked to bring a box of cereal, 40 boxes were donated to the Houston Food Bank

Westchester Alumni Association, Inc.

  • Funded six $1,000 scholarships for seniors of the Westchester Class of 2017
  • Sponsored the Westchester Teacher of the Year and guests for the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) Bright Stars Gala
  • Donated to the SBEF Running for the Arts event
  • Maintained an interactive Westchester Alumni website covering years 1968-1986 and 2000 to present
  • Hosted Westchester’s annual All-Alumni Reunion and Wildcat Wednesday gatherings to raise awareness and scholarship funds for WAIS
  • Provided legacy to WAIS, an honorable history filled with distinguished members

Westside Homeless Partnership

  • Provided the Building Confident Families curriculum taught by ESCAPE Family Services to forty SBISD children and their parents
  • Provided one week of Summer Art Camp for 15 SBISD students at Memorial Drive Lutheran Church
  • Conducted a Summer Reading Program to assist with required summer reading for twenty-four SBISD elementary, middle and high school students in collaboration with Barnes & Noble Booksellers
  • Conducted a Back-to-School Supply Drive providing 70 SBISD students with new backpacks filled with necessary school supplies
  • Organized Back-to-School Shoes providing fifty-five students with a new pair of shoes prior to the first day of school

Westwood Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Provided glasses for students from the See to Succeed program in partnership with the City of Houston
  • Held Triple P parent training to support parents with effective parenting skills
  • Participated in the Walk for Wellness sponsored by Spring Branch Community Health Center
  • Provided a school-wide Red Ribbon Campaign led by the Student Council
  • Hosted a Family Wellness Night to provide information and experiences for families to increase exercise, health and nutrition
  • Provided open library hours to parents and the community
  • Hosted Interdisciplinary Night to promote T-2-4 goals for both parents and students
  • Hosted a school-wide food drive to collect non-perishable items for the East Spring Branch Food Pantry.
  • Facilitated parent meetings to provide parents with math tools and resources to better help their students succeed academically.
  • Hosted Donuts with Dads, a school-wide parent and child event. Fathers and father-figures were invited to spend quality time with their children, other fathers, and school staff.


  • Provided breakfast to the staff at Thornwood Elementary
  • Donated Whataburger for a Year at the Terrace Elementary Fall Festival Auction
  • Provided free burger coupons for Star Students at Terrace Elementary
  • Contributed door prizes for faculty and staff raffles at Terrace Elementary

Wilchester Elementary

  • Raised money for the American Heart Association through Goops for Heart
  • Held a car wash to raise funds for Spring Shadows Elementary
  • Held winter coat drive for Spring Shadows Elementary
  • Held a Thanksgiving Turkey Drive for Spring Shadows Elementary

Wildcat Way School for Early Learning

  • Participated in SBISD’s Share a Smile customer service campaign
  • Participated in Red Ribbon Week to teach kids to stay safe and say no to drugs
  • Provided parenting classes through the Houston Women’s Area Center
    Raised funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
  • Collected non-perishable food items for the Houston Food Bank

WildHorse Resources

  • Provided paid internships to students interested in Engineering
  • Spoke to Guthrie Center internship students
  • Served on the MHS Campus Improvement Team and SBISD finance committee
  • Worked with the Guthrie Center advisory board
  • Provided full-time employment to graduated, past interns
  • Hosted tours of facilities

Woodview Elementary

  • Hosted a Health Fair for the community with community area health care providers
  • Participated in Jump Rope for Heart for the American Heart Association
  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Conducted a food drive for the East Spring Branch Food Pantry
  • Provided Padres Ayudando a Padres Parenting Classes to increase parenting skills and increase awareness about T-2-4
  • Hosted two different Eagle Scout projects
  • Hosted a school wide Beautification Day
  • Hosted a 5th grade to visit University of Houston to support SBISD’s T-2-4 goal
  • Hosted neighborhood civic association meetings
    Hosted summer school camps: Abydos writing, Abydos reading, and ACE Robotics camp
  • Participated and earned share a smile

Workforce Solutions

  • Provided job search assistance
  • Provided youth work experience
  • Provided financial aid for education, child care, and work support

YES Prep Northbrook at Northbrook Middle School