Journey Together - SBISD Community APP

Sept. 27, 2016 Spring Branch

Good Neighbors

Abrams, Barry

  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Chair of Endowment Committee
  • Served as a member of the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum Advisory Board
  • Served as president of the Spring Branch Family Development Center Board

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

Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum

  • 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

Alvarez, Victor

  • Served in the SBISD Strategic Planning/District of Innovation Development Committee
  • Participated in SBISD’s Partners in Education and Volunteer Advisory boards
  • Served as a judge for the J. Landon Short Mini-Grants for Educators program
  • Contributed via Crime Stoppers fund to support the “SBISD Safe School Program”
  • Donated and contributed to the founding of the Andres Bautista Memorial Scholarship
  • Secured funding and led production for the Back-to-School Health Fair at the Spring Branch Family Development Center

Amec Foster Wheeler

  • Provided speakers for the Countdown to Your Future program at Spring Woods Middle School to motivate 8th graders to make the most of their high school years and pursue higher education
  • Provided volunteers for job interview training at Spring Woods High School
  • Participated in the SpringBoard Mentoring program at Spring Woods High School

Amerigroup

  • Provided door prize donations and participated in Pine Shadows’ April 2016 Health Fair
  • Donated 300 cookie trays for Pine Shadows’ 60th Anniversary Celebration
  • Donated door prizes for Pine Shadows’ Library Night

Apache Corporation

  • Supported the SpringBoard Mentoring program by providing corporate support for employees to volunteer weekly with students in need of a caring adult
  • Provided an employee matching program to encourage support of SBISD schools
  • Sponsored and volunteered in the Cat in the Hat program for Tiger Trail Pre-K students and families

Artisic Works Dentistry

  • Provided paid internships to Health Science students
  • Spoke to internship students at the Guthrie Center about best business practices and interviewing skills
  • Participated in Health Science job skills training
  • Hosted tours of our facilities for Guthrie Center internship students

Assistance League of Houstom

Athletic Orthopedics and Knee Center

  • Sponsored Spring Branch Education Foundation’s Running for The Arts and provided volunteers
  • Hosted Spring Valley Movie Night events for parents and students of SBISD to attend
  • Spoke at the SBISD Sports Medicine Symposium at the Don Coleman Coliseum
  • Hosted low cost annual sports physicals to students in the SBISD community
  • Hosted students to observed surgeries at HSC
  • Provided athletic trainers and physicians at Stratford High School sporting events
  • Hosted a Research Foundation Golf Tournament with 100% of the proceeds going towards community and healthcare scholarships for injured students
  • Provided education opportunities at HSC and AOKC to Spring Branch students

Awty International School

  • Collected a school and art supplies supply drive for Ridgecrest Elementary School
  • Organized a uniforms and sock drive for families at Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Served on the Ridgecrest Elementary Campus Improvement Team
  • Provided student volunteers to assist in the Ridgecrest Elementary after-school program
  • Provided financial support for Ridgecrest’s 5th grade graduating Class of 2015
  • Provided students to volunteer at Ridgecrest Elementary during the summer

Barnes & Noble at Town and Country Village

  • Donated books and other school supplies to multiple SBISD schools
  • Invited Wildcat Way students to the store for a special Spanish story time with refreshments
  • Invited SBISD schools to display student artwork in the store and invited parents and students to a reception to unveil their work
  • Provided opportunities for SBISD schools to tour the store and participate in story time and refreshments
  • Allowed high schools to perform musicals at the store to promote their theater programs
  • Hosted a Young Author Night for Rummel Creek Elementary
  • Awarded free books to Sherwood Elementary students during the summer for reading programs 

Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack

  • Provided weekend food bags to 400 Spring Shadows Elementary students every Friday for the 38 weeks of school
  • Hosted teacher appreciation events for Spring Shadows faculty and staff
  • Hosted a gathering of faith-based organizations to expand the weekend food program in SBISD

Beach, Aimee

  • Organized monthly hands- on science experiences for students at Rummel Creek Elementary
  • Assisted Rummel Creek school nurse and coordinated volunteers for student body health screenings
  • Co-Led the 5th grade Graduation committee at Rummel Creek
  • Completed the 5th grade section of the Rummel Creek Elementary yearbook
  • Served as a Lifetime Rummel Creek Elementary PTA member

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

  • Students made cards in support of police officers in our community and those were hand-delivered by school teachers
  • 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
  • Our Health Services staff provided district-wide CPR trainings

Blue Willow Bookshop

  • Sponsored the 2nd annual Bookworm Bookfest for Emerging Readers at Spring Oaks Middle School, attracting over 500 participants
  • Sponsored author visits to over 25 SBISD schools at no cost to the school
  • Judged applications for the J. Landon Short Mini Grants for Educators program
  • Participated as a Reflections judge for Wilchester Elementary, Spring Forest Middle, and Stratford

Bo's Place

  • Offered school-based grief support groups for children and families at Landrum Middle School
  • 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
  • Hosted tours of our facility for students
  • Offered the use of our Katy store for partnership events free of charge
  • Served on the Guthrie Center Campus Improvement Team

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston

  • Provided literacy and STEAM summer camps to youth from Housman and Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Provided out-of-school academic enrichment, citizenship building and health and wellness to 7 SBISD campuses through their club space in the Spring Branch Family Development Center
  • Offered a mentoring program to Buffalo Creek Elementary students at the Spring Branch Club
  • Offer space for Panda Path school events
  • Provided a scholarship opportunity for a former Northbrook High School student
  • Partner with the broader Houston community to expand and enhance learning during Spring Branch, Housman and Buffalo Creek Clubs’ out-of-school programs

Boy Scouts of America

  • SBISD scouts collected food for the Spring Branch Food Bank along with blankets for the homeless
  • SBISD scouts planted trees on Arbor Day for the SBISD area
  • SBISD scouts handed out water bottles to the homeless and senior citizens in the neighborhood
  • SBISD scouts cleaned out the bayou of trash and cans
  • Hosted a reading night for adults while SBISD scouts provided babysitting

BP Women's Wells Association

  • Presented at to 8th grade students at Spring Forest Middle School on career options and futures
  • Hosted a dinner with more than 70 high school students to enable one-on-one conversations between the engineers and students
  • Hosted high school females from SBISD for a tour of the BP technology suite and the Offshore Technology floor by BP females

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
  • Partnered with United Way to provide literacy and STEM activities to SBISD students
  • Opened a lending library available to the SBISD community
  • Partnered with United Way to create a book club that allows students to keep the books they study
  • Offered a day camp for overweight 10-14 year olds to promote healthy lifestyle changes that treat and prevent childhood obesity
  • Expanded our programming for SBISD families with students who have special needs

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.

Bunker Hill Elementary PTA

Card, Mary

  • Directed the IMPACT Mentor program sponsored by Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
  • Collected prom dresses for the Spring Woods Middle School 8th grade dance, and Northbrook and Spring Woods High proms
  • Encouraged mentors to support goals with mentees toward post-secondary education in conjunction with the T-2-4 program
  • Coordinated a church-wide new member Outreach morning at Spring Woods Middle School to serve the needs of the teachers and administrators by completing much needed service projects, making the teachers gifts, and beautifying the campus
  • Served on SBISD’s Volunteer Advisory Board

Caring Aggies Mentoring Program (CAMP)

  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Houston Zoo for Treasure Forest 4th graders to learn about animals and the environment
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the San Jacinto Monument and Battleship for Treasure Forest 5th graders to learn about Texas History
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Houston Food Bank for Treasure Forest 5th graders, Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders to learn the importance of service in their communities
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Holocaust Museum for Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders to expand on they were learning in school
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to participate in the annual Elves and More bike build for Treasure Forest 4th grader to learn the importance of service in their communities
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to Beauty’s 4th Community Garden for Landrum Middle School 7th graders and Northbrook High School 10th and 11th graders to learn the importance of healthy eating and service in their communities
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Houston Symphony for Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders to learn about musical careers and experience a symphony
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Sea Center of Texas for Treasure Forest 5th graders, Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders to learn about the fish industry and their local environment
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to Funplex for Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders
  • Hosted and arranged a field trip to the Houston Veteran’s Cemetery to participate in the annual Wreaths Across America event for Treasure Forest 5th graders and Landrum Middle School 6th graders to learn the importance of service in their communities
  • Hosted a Kayak Excursion on Buffalo Bayou for Landrum Middle School 8th graders and Northbrook High School 9th graders to celebrate the end of the school year

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

  • Provided the Countdown to “Your Career, Your Future” program at Spring Woods Middle School
  • Provided an employee to serve on SBISD’s Partners in Education Advisory Board
  • Provided an employee to serve on the Edgewood Elementary Campus Advisory Board
  • Contributed funds to Edgewood Elementary for schools supplies, the Learning Together program, and holiday gift bags for students
  • Provided financial support for SBISD’s Good Neighbor Dinner, the SBEF, and Collegiate Challenge
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Edgewood Elementary
  • Supported literacy at Edgewood Elementary by providing employees to conduct read-a-louds for students on Dr. Seuss’ birthday
  • Hosted a Job Shadow event for 10 Northbrook High School female students at the Energy Insight Center 

Central Bank

  • Volunteered to work the ticket stand at the Terrace Elementary Festival
  • Acted as Treasurer for the Terrace Elementary PTA
  • Provided breakfast and goodie bags for Terrace Elementary “Straight A” Honor Roll each nine weeks, with student numbers growing at each event

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 for seniors to help with the college application process
  • Provided volunteers as Panda Path Reading Pals, reading to Pre-K students
  • Provided tutors at Spring Branch Elementary in a variety of subjects
  • Sponsored the Students with Amazing Potention (SWAP) program at Spring Oaks Middle School, providing college readiness through higher education and career field trips, small group discussion and leadership development for students in grades 6-8 one Saturday per month
  • Provided The Branch Enrichment Program for elementary students providing homework help, group time, recreation and sports and art enrichment activities
  • Supported recruitment, training and activities of members serving as mentors at Academy of Choice
  • Collected and donated books for Spring Branch Elementary students
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Spring Branch Elementary

Chevron

  • 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
  • Supported JASON Learning host researcher visits to connect SBISD students, staff, and community with nationally recognized scientists
  • 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 

Chick-fil-A @ I-10 and Silber Road

  • Offered current student employees a $1,000 scholarship if they earn 2,000 hours or more of service
  • Held Spirit Nights for Housman Elementary by donating a percentage of sales for the evening back to the school
  • Donated over $3000 worth of boxed lunches, Chick-fil-A trays, coupon cards, and gift baskets for school auctions

Chick-fil-A Memorial @ Dairy Ashford

  • Donated 100 complimentary entrée cards for Leadership U attendees to use in the restaurant
  • Donated 300 Chick-fil-A sandwiches and chicken nuggets for Wilchester Elementary Carnival
  • Donated 25 complimentary entrée cards for Spring Shadows Elementary PTA Field Day staff and volunteers

Chick-fil-A Memorial City

  • Provided a Loyalty Program for schools to get free food and a gift basket for the Teacher of the Year
  • Supplied coupons to the annual Northbrook High School blood drive
  • Donated 75 boxed meals for a charity golf tournament at Spring Woods High School
  • Partnered with Junior Achievement on raising money to help with students’ future activities
  • Donated lunch to all Memorial Middle School coaches enrolled in their Sport Program
  • Donated a percentage of sale earnings from Housman Elementary’s Science, Math and Health Fair back to the school
  • Worked with Edgewood Elementary on their events throughout the year

Christ Memorial Lutheran Church

  • Provided a volunteer to serve on the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board
  • Encouraged and supported congregation members serving as SpringBoard mentors at Meadow Wood Elementary and Spring Forest Middle School
  • Provided gym space for the basketball program of FamilyPoint Resources serving students at different SBISD elementary schools during the school year
  • Provided a volunteer to serve as a mentor coordinator for mentors at Meadow Wood and Spring Forest
  • Allowed FamilyPoint Resources to use their baseball field for spring practice serving SBISD youth
  • Partnered with Memorial Assistance Ministries to participate in the Back to School campaign  

Christ the King Presbyterian Church

  • Prepared bags of groceries for Thanksgiving distribution in partnership with East Spring Branch Food Pantry
  • Hosted a Family Serving Event to benefit Blessings in a Backpack at Housman and Treasure Forest elementary schools, East Spring Branch Food Pantry, and school supplies for 50 students at both Housman and Treasure Forest elementary schools
  • Provided weekend food through Blessings in a Backpack for 50 children each week at Housman Elementary and 50 children at Treasure Forest Elementary
  • Coordinated 600 volunteers to fill 3,000 boxes of food as a part of Christmas Boxes of Blessing that were distributed to SBISD families in the SBISD area through CIS representatives at Housman, Treasure Forest, Spring Shadows and Hollibrook Elementary schools, East Spring Branch Food Pantry, and Cornerstone Family Ministries

Cindy Crofford Photography

  • Hired an intern from Stratford High School Academy of Finance
  • Sponsored advertisements in a number of SBISD school directories
  • Sponsored the Memorial High School Cheerleaders and the Stratford Spartanaires
  • Donated to multiple auctions in a number of SBISD schools

CITGO Petroleum

  • Provided 15 scholarships to SBISD students in pursuit of a STEM-focused post-secondary degree
  • Conducted a school supply drive to support Shadow Oaks Elementary
  • Provided funding to support teachers’ STEM J. Landon Short Mini Grant applications
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Sherwood Elementary
  • Donated bicycles through CYCLE to Sherwood Elementary students
  • Donated holiday toys to children through the SBISD Special Education Department at Westwood Elementary
  • Partnered with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office to continue the Kindling Young Minds program, awarding over 30 Kindle Fire tablets to Northbrook and Spring Oaks Middle School students who had perfect or near perfect attendance
  • Sponsored Bess the Book Bus visits for Sherwood Elementary and Woodview Elementary students providing story time and the choice of a new book to take home for all students
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

CollegeCommunityCareer

  • Provided an after-school college success program at Northbrook and Spring Woods High schools and Westchester Academy built around college success, leadership development, career discovery, and civic engagement
  • Presented at Parent U about preparing your student for college, financial aid, and standardized testing
  • Assisted in the development of transition guides for SBISD mentors to support their student mentees

Communities in Schools of Houston

  • Comprehensively case managed 1,854 students by providing supportive guidance and counseling, social services, parental and family involvement activities, academic support, career awareness, and enrichment opportunities on 34 SBISD campuses
  • Provided campus wide events, walk-in services, academic support and group activities to 7,567 students
  • Made 311 home visits, handled 292 crisis situations and made 50,923 agency referrals
  • Provided one-time student services to 23,506 students through school-wide campus events, holiday assistance, summer activities, field trips, and special events
  • Provided a variety of summer camps at Spring Branch Middle School, including a Summer Reading Book Club, Social Media Camp, Greatness within Reach Camp for girls and a Career/Dance Camp
  • Hosted Project MOVE Dental Van servicing 242 elementary students, treating students in need of major care at the UT Dental Branch
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Spring Branch and Edgewood Elementary schools

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

ConocoPhillips

  • 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 professional development for math teachers from Spring Forest Middle School to help support the Applied Math Program
  • 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
  • Launched M.A.T.H camp to help Spring Branch Middle and Landrum Middle School students understand the importance of math, strengthen their understanding of different math concepts, and explore math-related careers
  • 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

  • Distributed information at the health fair about drug prevention to parents and youth at Ridgecrest Elementary School and SBMD Boys and Girls Club
  • Presented information about drug prevention education every Wednesday at Landrum Middle School
  • Hosted a Family Day Dinner for 35 families at Landrum Middle School to bring family together and talking at the table

Council Member, Brenda Stardig - District A

  • Allocated $5,000 to the SBISD Crime Stoppers Ambassador program
  • Provided funds for speed cushions outside Landrum Middle School to ensure slower drivers around the school
  • Participated in the SBISD Back to School Health Fair
  • Gathered the funds for the Valley Oaks SPARK Park and outdoor gym equipment

CrossPoint Community Church

  • Donated funds for School Citizenship Project at Spring Woods Middle School
  • Adopted a Spring Woods Middle School family for the holidays
  • Provided incentives for students with perfect attendance at Spring Woods Middle School

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 one student during the summer and school year as a part-time employee in their dental office
  • Provided opportunity for five students to shadow in the office to learn general office flow, patient interaction and hands-on skills in the field of dentistry
  • Donated funds to support multiple SBISD PTA meetings
  • Donated funds to support multiple SBISD fundraisers and auctions, as well as various theatre programs

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

  • Presented the Countdown to Your Future program at Memorial Middle School
  • Sponsored and participated in The Dictionary Project for 3rd graders at Rummel Creek
  • Served as a member of the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board
  • Served as an SBISD Trustee
  • Hosted Dictionary Project presentations at Housman and Sherwood Elementary
  • Served as a special reader at Sherwood and Ridgecrest Elementary
  • Participated as a reader in the SBISD Read Across the Glove effort
  • Served as a member of the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum Board  

DeVry University

  • Provided a staff development for all Guthrie Center faculty and staff
  • Provided college presentations and training for graduating seniors at Guthrie Center, ROTC, FAA and NTHS
  • Donated equipment for networking and physics 

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

Dow Chemical

  • Hosted a JA Day for Spring Branch Elementary Kindergarten and 1st 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 “Students 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
Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

East Spring Branch Food Pantry

  • Provided service to all 5 zip codes in Spring Branch without discrimination
  • Provided Thanksgiving groceries to 656 SBISD families from fifteen SBISD elementary schools
  • Hosted tours and field trips to schools to help students learn about poverty in the area and teach them that giving back to their community is good
  • Served as guest speakers at various schools to teach students about hunger in our area
  • Provided after-school snacks where there is a need on SBISD campuses
  • Provided nutrition classes once a month for SBISD families

Edgewood Elementray

  • 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.

El Gallo Mexican Restaurant

  • Donated gift certificates for volunteers at Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Donated gift certificates for teacher appreciation week at Pine Shadows Elementary
  • Donated gift certificates to Pine Shadow’s Annual Volunteer Breakfast as a door prize

Emerson

  • Sponsored The Dictionary Project at Woodview Elementary
  • Participated in Woodview Elementary’s Campus Improvement Team
  • Donated annual funds to support Woodview Elementary
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy initiative at Woodview Elementary
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month
  • Invited kindergarten class at Woodview Elementary to sing holiday carols to employees around the business

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 an internship for a Stratford and Academy of Finance graduate

ExxonMobil

  • Provided library and science classroom volunteers at Landrum Middle School
    Led density lessons for students at Westwood Elementary
  • Supported Ridgecrest’s trip to Junior Achievement’s BizTown with corporate volunteers
  • Served on the SBISD Partners in Education advisory board
    Provided financial support to schools through a corporate matching program

Fair Haven United Methodist Church

  • Supported the Memorial Assistance Ministries SBISD school uniform drive
  • Hosted the Annual Breakfast with Santa and an Easter Egg Hunt for SBISD students
  • Hosted Spring Branch Girls’ Choir annual concert and reception
  • Taught ESL and Citizenship classes for SBISD parents and students
  • Held the charter for SBISD Boy Scout troop 631 and Cub Scout pack 1631, and provided a meeting place in the Scout Hut
  • Provided snacks and homework help to SBISD students living in Gessner Park Apartments
  • Provided a volunteer to be a member of Valley Oaks Elementary school’s CIT
  • Provided food from the Fair Haven Food Pantry to SBISD students and their families

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

Family Houston

  • Collaborated with Communities in Schools to support high-needs SBISD students and families
  • Provided programming in support of United Way Reading and Parent engagement initiatives at Spring Shadows Elementary
  • Collaborated with United Way on the TAY mental health grant to provide support for SBISD schools

FamilyPoint Resources

First Community Credit Union

  • Participated in Career Day at Landrum Middle School
  • 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
  • Provided a representative for the District Improvement Team
  • Hosted a financial literacy class at Academy of Choice
  • Donated to multiple SBEF and SBISD events
  • Provided lanyards for SBISD Retired Teachers
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

First Congregational Church

  • Mentored students at Spring Wood Middle School and Spring Woods High School
  • Provided school supplies and uniforms through Memorial Assistance Ministries’ drives for SBISD schools
  • Provided free Saturday lunches to SBISD families 

First Junior Woman's Club

  • Provided 15 $1,000 scholarships to Stratford High School seniors
  • Sponsored the Altharetta Yeargin Art Museum
  • Provided volunteers to travel with AYAM to bring art to elementary students
  • Provided $1,000 to Stratford High School for End-of-the-Year Lunch for staff
  • Annual donation collection of items, gift cards, and money for CASA, Literacy Advance and Family Point to support specific programs and ongoing needs of recipient
  • Partnered with Bayou City Blessings in a Backpack to provide food to underprivileged families in SBISD
  • Provided student volunteers to tutor SBISD elementary and middle school students at FamilyPoint Resources in the Westside
  • Adopted SBISD and Stratford families and collected and wrapped donations for local Stratford families
  • Volunteered FJWC Work Crew’s time and talents on “Stratford Big Day”

Flight XXV: Your Passport to College

  • Provided an 1 1/2 hour monthly mentoring session to Northbrook High School Flight XXV 9th-12th grade students (approx. 25 per grade level)
  • Offered volunteering opportunities for Northbrook Flight XXV students to assist with the 2-weekend conference including introducing speakers, babysitting, registering conference attendees, and serving as role models/inspiration for incoming new Flight XXV class and their parents
  • Sponsored a Flight XXV: Your Passport to College conference providing 30 Landrum Middle School 8th graders and their parents with two weekends of college-readiness programming including team building, guest speakers, budgeting and planning
  • Offered a $1,000 scholarship to all qualifying graduating Flight XXV Seniors for college or trade school
  • Hosted a tour of University of Houston for thirty 8th graders and their families from Landrum Middle
  • Hosted student panels where Flight XXV graduating seniors provided insight and advice to incoming Flight XXV 8th graders and their families

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

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

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

Gonzalez, Chris

  • Served as an SBEF board member, participating on the Scholarship Committee and Executive Board
  • Continued service as a member of the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Sponsored and The Dictionary Project at Rummel Creek Elementary

Goodson, Doug and Pam, Wright Asphalt

  • Continued to serve as member of the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Sponsored and participated in The Dictionary Project at Bunker Hill, Meadow Wood and Wilchester Elementary schools
  • Participated as a judge for Bunker Hill Elementary school’s spelling bee
  • Mentored a Spring Woods Middle School student, meeting weekly to provide encouragement and support
  • Supported SBISD FFA Students by purchasing a pig and a cake at the 2015 FFA Competition

Gower, Allison

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

Greater Houston Orthodontics

  • Participated in Countdown to your Future at Memorial Middle school
  • Displayed student artwork from SBISD elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the year
  • Sponsored PTA breakfast at Memorial Middle School
  • Donated a gift certificate in support of Parent U: Funding Your Future
  • Donated items to field days at Frostwood, Memorial Drive and Shadow Oaks Elementary schools
  • Sponsored a booth at Bunker Hill Elementary’s Spring Fling

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

Gulf State Toyota

  • Donated office supplies to Thornwood Elementary
  • Provided volunteers to deliver Junior Achievement lessons at Thornwood Elementary
  • Donated iPads for students at Thornwood Elementary

Guthrie Center for Excellence

  • Provided Navy Jr. ROTC Color Guard for graduations, homecoming games, PTA Meetings, and Run for the Arts
  • Hosted SBISD second graders at the annual Barnyard Adventure
  • Provided internship students to assist at the SBISD Good Neighbor celebration
  • Provided internship students to host a clothing drive in partnership with Memorial Assistance Ministries
  • Hosted two community blood drives
  • Had Cosmetology instructor and students do hair and make-up for Spring Branch Middle School eighth grade girls before their dance
  • Provided NJROTC cadets to pick up trash at Agnes Arnold Community Park every Friday for eight weeks
  • Provided NJROTC cadets to visit Thornwood Elementary and present about the NJROTC program and the importance of continuing education at Career Day
  • Supplied NJROTC Cadets for the annual Wreath Laying at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery

Harris County Precinct Three

  • Sponsored the SUPER TERRIFIC ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE STUDENTS (S.T.A.R.S.) program to recognize the ‘ordinary student’ who does something ordinary in an extraordinary way
  • Offered immunizations to the Spring Branch community through the Mendenhall Community Center
  • Partnered with Houston West Chamber of Commerce to promote SBISD programs and events
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork during National Youth Art Month in Precinct 3 Community Centers

Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services - Super Smile Savers

  • Partnered with several SBISD elementary and Pre-K schools to teach students about oral health
  • Provided oral health assessments and fluoride varnish to nearly 1,000 students
  • Provided case management/referral follow up calls to over 500 students needing dental resources/health insurance for further services within SBISD

Heather Sheffield of HMS Social Media

  • Served as Rummel Creek Elementary PTA President
  • Managed all social media channels for Rummel Creek Elementary, SBEF, SBISD Council of PTAs, Spring Branch Speaks and the Altharette Yeargin Art Museum
  • Served on various SBISD committees and boards

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

Heritage Texas Properties

  • Provided financial support for Wilchester Elementary
  • Supported Veteran’s Day Celebration at Spring Forest Middle School
  • Purchased an advertisement in the Memorial Middle School directory

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 Cross Lutheran Church

  • Participated in the Countdown to Your Future program for 8th graders at Memorial Middle School
  • Hosted early voting for SBISD’s April and May elections
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month

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

Horn, Laura

  • Served as PTA President of Memorial Drive Elementary
  • Served as team member of the SBISD Strategic Planning and District of Innovation Committee
  • Volunteered to teach science enrichment labs and Junior Achievement to 3rd and 5th grade classrooms
  • Chaperoned an MDE field trip to Austin for 4th and 5th graders to learn about Texas government and history

Horton, Janet

  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event
  • Served on the committees for SBEF’s Legacies of Spring Branch Gala and Style Show Luncheon raising funds to enhance education programs throughout the district
  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors and on the board of the Spring Branch Family Development Center
  • Provided funds to purchase various prizes for students with good attendance at the end of the year to boost attendance and academic performance
  • Donated funds to Hollibrook Elementary to promote literacy
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy initiatve at Memorial Drive Elementary

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 several SBISD schools
  • Participated in health fairs giving information and resources to the community
  • Provided Primary Prevention curriculum of Domestic and Sexual Violence to help families understand and prevent the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence
  • Provided educational presentations for parents about how domestic violence impacts their children

Houston Astros

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

  • Funded and provided volunteers for The Dictionary Project at seven elementary schools
  • Provided representation on the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board
  • Funded technology updates at Panda Path Pre-K Center
  • Provided a CPAs Helping Schools grant to support Learning Together at Edgewood
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Houston Dynamo

Houston Food Bank

  • Provided the Backpack Buddy weekend food program for students at Northbrook Middle School
  • Provided food for students in Woodview Elementary’s after-school program
  • Provided food for students at Woodview Elementary’s Saturday Camp

Houston Police Department

  • Mentored and provide real-world experiences to students at The Guthrie Center
  • Provided classroom resources for The Guthrie Center
  • Assisted in the recruitment of guest speakers

Houston Rockets

  • Sponsored Spring Branch ISD Night recognizing SBISD teachers and students during a Rockets game
  • Sponsored Be Fit Challenge to promote healthy lifestyles amongst SBISD students
  • Sponsored the Read Nation program promoting reading and online literacy amongst SBISD students
  • Provided new library furniture and LeapFrog reading equipment to Hollibrook Elementary

Houston Texans

  • Sponsored the PLAY 60 Challenge at Westchester Academy to promote healthy eating and friendly competition
  • Invited top PLAY 60 performers to come on the field and throw out t-shirts to fans with TORO
  • Donated tickets to Westchester Academy students and parents to watch the Texans beat the Saints
  • Sponsored the TORO Shoots for STAAR preparation, healthy living and anti-bullying at various SBISD elementary schools

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
  • Served on the SBISD Partners in Education Advisory Board

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
    Awarded over $20,000 in college scholarships to SBISD students

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 a free SAT practice test with follow up, review, and analysis to 35 Collegiate Challenge juniors
  • Facilitated two workshops at SBISD’s fall Parent U event
  • Delivered the Countdown to Your Future program to 8th graders
  • Provided weekly mentorship to a student at Memorial Middle School
  • Donated money and tuition credits to various schools and PTA’s throughout SBISD
  • Donated school and testing supplies to various SBISD schools in preparation for the STAAR test
  • Participated as a speaker and panelist at various PTA meetings
  • Volunteered as a member of the SBISD District Improvement Team

Image Profiles, Inc.

  • Assisted with creating or created minimal to no charge art for several SBISD schools
  • Supported nearly a dozen SBISD schools in their fundraising efforts, graduations, and club activities by supplying t-shirts, merchandise and printing materials
  • Supported SBISD students, parents, and teachers through churches and other organizations
  • Provided advertising support and donations for SBISD PTA’s and bands at numerous SBISD schools

J. Carter Breed

  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event
  • Provided financial support for Cornerstone Academy, Bunker Hill, Frostwood, Rummel Creek, Wilchester, Meadow Wood, Memorial Middle School, Stratford High School, and Cedar Brook
  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors
  • Supported Spring Woods High School debate team

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
  • Participated as a judge for Mock Trials put on by the Criminal Justice class at the Guthrie Center
  • Hosted tours of our offices for Guthrie students

Jennings Orthodontics

  • Donated to the Sweet Soiree auction at Rummel Creek Elementary and sponsored the PTA
  • Sponsored the Girls Lacrosse Club, Cheer Booster Club and the Sportsfest auction at Stratford High School
  • Provided financial support for Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Provided financial support for Spring Forest Middle School
  • Provided financial support for Memorial Middle School’s PTA
  • Donated to the Fiesta Knight auction at Nottingham Elementary
  • Donated to the SBEF’s Magical Masquerade Ball

Jersey Village Fire Department

  • Provided support and resources for the Northbrook High School Firefighter program
  • Allowed the NHS cadets to intern at the fire station on weekends and throughout the summer and holidays
  • Provide one-on-one instruction and group training to NHS cadets
  • Granted access to real-time events such as fire, auto accidents, EMS calls, flooding and fire prevention

Joann Lammons, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

  • Sponsored the Frostwood Elementary Auction photo booth and electronic system
  • Served as a member of the CIT at Bunker Hill Elementary for two years
  • Served as a member of the CIT at Memorial High School
  • Sponsored the Bunker Hill Elementary auction
  • Sponsored directories for Memorial High, Spring Branch Middle, Frostwood and Bunker Hill Elementary schools

Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas

  • Provided the curriculum, supplies and volunteers for the Countdown to Your Future program
  • Provided a presentation on STEM for Your Career Your Future program
  • Gathered volunteers from different industries to come in and present to an auditorium of students about career opportunities
  • Hosted a job shadow where students are transported to a company to gain exposure to various careers 

Kinkaid Lower School

  • Provided students to collect, deliver, and read books to the students at Panda Path
  • Provided students to collect and donate new pajamas to every student at Panda Path
  • Assembled and donated birthday boxes to Panda Path students and their families

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

  • Provided the Guthrie Center’s Architectural Design program with current periodicals and resource materials to keep the program on top of industry trends
  • Invited high school students on an office tour during which employees explained the architectural design process and architecture career pathway
  • Volunteered with Odyssey of the Mind, a creative organization that empowers SBISD youth
  • Hosted the Architectural Design student workshop conducted by the AIA for the Michael G. Meyers Design and Scholarship Competition
  • Spoke at middle and high schools about the importance of education and architectural careers
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Lambda Alpha DKG

  • Collected and delivered holiday gifts to students at Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Donated gift cards for faculty and staff at Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Prepared and delivered goodie bags for teachers at Buffalo Creek
  • Raised funds for and awarded a $750 grant to a Stratford High School senior

Landrum Middle

Lasagna House

  • Donated $300 worth of gift certificates for teachers at every SBISD campus
  • Donated 500 Kids Meal Coupons as student incentives to every SBISD elementary campus
  • Participated in Career Day at Memorial Middle School 

Lauter, Lisa

  • Served as the DSHAC Parent Co-Chair initiating district-wide meetings for all campus Healthy Lifestyles Chairs to become educated on the roles and responsibilities of the DSHAC
  • Served as the Healthy Lifestyles Committee Chair for Frostwood Elementary PTA
  • Served as a parent leader and co-founder of Frostwood Green Tigers, a group of 40 students at Frostwood Elementary who have the opportunity to learn about environmental issues and take action
  • Organized the 4th annual school-wide Picnic for the Planet where all parents and guardians are encouraged to enjoy a trash-free picnic with their child to help raise environmental awareness
  • Organized a community bike recycling event in conjunction with Chain Reaction Ministries to allow people to drop off old bicycles that are refurbished and given to SBISD individuals in need
  • Served as a member of the SBISD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Served as a panelist for the “SHAC in Action: Partnering for School Health” webinar

Lisa Schwartz, Balfour Yearbooks

  • Served as a Chairman for the Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF)
  • Served on the SBEF Golf Committee
  • Served on the SBEF Gala Committee
  • Assisted in the publicity of the SBEF to help raise funds
  • Served on the Strategic Planning Committee to develop the long-term plan for Spring Branch

Literacy Advance of Houston

  • Organized a Family Literacy Night event at Buffalo Creek, Cedar Brook, Edgewood and Terrace Elementary schools
  • Provided ESL conversation classes for parents at Buffalo Creek, Cedar Brook, Edgewood and Terrace Elementary schools
  • Donated new books to the children in attendance at Family Literacy Nights

Long Point Roofing, Larry D. Kolb, II

  • Donated tickets to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo for a Frostwood
  • Elementary auction item and purchased an advertisement spot for the BidPal system
  • Sponsored Frostwood Elementary School’s Field Day and Carnival
  • Purchased advertisements in numerous school directories and sport programs throughout the district
  • Contributed monetary donations to Frostwood Elementary School’s technology program and several athletic programs throughout the year

Los Tios Mexican Restaurant

  • Provided an auction donation for Frostwood Elementary
  • Hosted a Spirit Night with proceeds supporting Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Sponsored faculty appreciation lunches for Meadow Wood Elementary
  • Provided incentives for students at Meadow Wood Elementary

Loudis, Peter & Sue

  • Provided financial support for The Dictionary Project
  • Participated in the Dictionary Project at Buffalo Creek Elementary
  • Judged J. Landon Short Mini-Grant applications for educators
  • Assisted with the organization and distribution of the Good Neighbor recognition items at the annual event

Magness Orthodontics

  • Donated 2,000 chap sticks for those participating in SBEF’s Run for The Arts
  • Donated funds to support multiple SBISD fundraisers and auctions
  • Sponsored refreshments for multiple PTA meetings
  • Purchased ad space in various SBISD school directories
  • Presented to SBISD schools on oral hygiene and the basics behind a career in dentistry or orthodontics
  • Donated a full orthodontic treatment to the 2015 SBEF Gala
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Marine Well Containment Company

  • Provided MWCC’s Chief Health Safety and Environment Officer as a guest speaker for Northbrook High School’s Firefighting class
  • Hosted a field trip to MWCC’s Incident Response Operations Center for Northbrook High School Firefighting class students
  • Sponsored Class A Dress uniforms for each member of the Northbrook High School Firefighting class

Mary Grace & Hon. Judge Michael Landrum

  • Served as a judge for the J. Landon Short Mini Grants for Educators program
  • Coordinated “Most Improved Student” lunches for students each grading period
  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors

Mathnasium of Memorial City

  • Supplied coupons for free trials, played math games with students and answered parent questions at Valley Oaks’ Back to School Fair
  • Invited students from 2nd-5th grades to participate in three math competitions, where the top students earned recognition from Mathnasium centers around America and Canada and won other prizes
  • Donated 16 auction packages to local SBISD schools with all proceeds going back to the school

McDowell, Larry & Patricia

  • Completed eighteenth year mentoring and tutoring 2nd grade boys at Edgewood Elementary
  • Served on the SBISD Volunteer Advisory Board as founding members
  • Sponsored the Dictionary Project at Edgewood Elementary, providing a dictionary to every 3rd grader

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

  • Hosted a career day for students to learn about careers and the importance of higher education
  • Hosted an International Festival to celebrate diversity with over 25 countries represented
  • Organized a gingerbread decorating day for all classes to build gingerbread houses for Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital downtown
  • Partnered with the student council to organize a school supplies, books, coat and shoe drive for Edgewood Elementary
  • Collected clothes, toys, home items and gift cards for two MWE families that were affected by a townhouse fire
  • Supported Writers in the School program
  • Participated with SBEF and offered a $1,000 scholarship to an SBISD high school senior along with a spot at MWE’s table at the Bright Starts Award dinner and banquet

Memorial Assistance Ministries

  • Provided school clothing for more than 5,700 students
  • Worked with SBISD counselors to provide students and their families with free family counseling services from a licensed mental health professional
  • Provided ESL Classes to parents of SBISD students
  • Promoted the Employment Services program that provides job search coaching to aid economically disadvantaged parents in SBISD successfully search for employment
  • Provided community service credit opportunities to SBISD high school juniors and seniors
  • Partnered with schools to help families in need
  • Provided eye exams and eyeglasses to 325 SBISD students through the I Can See program

Memorial Athletic Club and the Parisi Speed School

  • Provided financial and in-kind donations to various schools
  • Provided use of Memorial Athletic Club facility and complementary programming to high school students
  • Promoted exercise and wellness for SBISD employees by extending its largest corporate discount
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month

Memorial Chiropractic Clinic

  • Provided spinal screenings free of charge to raise awareness of chiropractic care
  • Sponsored internship and work-study programs to SBISD students
  • Provided financial donations to several 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 volunteers to participate in Spring Woods High School’s mock interviews to teach students how to interview for jobs and scholarships

Memorial Drive Elementary PTA

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

  • Sponsored the IMPACT mentoring program at Spring Woods Middle, Spring Woods High and Northbrook High including recruitment, training, activities, family banquets and underwriting for a full time mentor coordinator for at Spring Woods Middle
  • Supported students and families by hosting three special events throughout the year for residents at Brompton Square Apartments
  • Gave funds and volunteers for three food pantries supporting SBISD families
  • Provided the 24rd year of Help Us Grow (HUG) tutoring program for 2nd graders at Housman Elementary
  • Supported the Memorial Assistance Ministries SBISD school uniform drive and food drive
  • Provided a Mobile Unit that stops twice a month between Hollibrook Elementary and nearby apartments to provide clothing, diapers, and household items to low-income SBISD families living in the area
  • Hosted Operation Compassion at Spring Woods Middle School by providing volunteers to help change the look and spirit of the school through many necessary service projects
  • Supported a diaper drive for school-aged teen moms

Memorial Drive United Methodist Church

  • Provided lunch for teachers and staff at Thornwood and Hollibrook Elementary schools
  • Donated school supplies for Thornwood Elementary teachers
  • Provided backpacks full of food every week for children at Thornwood Elementary
  • Provided space for SBISD choir presentations and orchestra performances
  • Participated in student mentoring for the 11th year
  • Participated in the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen mentoring program for 4th grade boys at Thornwood Elementary
  • Donated supplies, plants and labor to remodel the Teacher’s Lounge and the front entrance at Hollibrook Elementary
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

  • Sponsored and participated in Westchester Academy’s Junior Achievement career awareness event
  • Provided nine students from the Guthrie Center with paid internships, involving on the job training and assignment as patient care assistants
  • Sponsored more than 140 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) students from Northbrook, Memorial, Spring Woods, and Stratford High schools to participate in rotations in various hospital and nursing departments
  • Provided externships for Northbrook students through the ancillary departments for the entire school year
  • Participated in two career fairs with Westchester Academy
  • Provided an employee to serve on the Guthrie Center’s CIT Committee
  • Hosted an apprenticeship program for Spring Woods and Northbrook high school students

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

MetroNational

  • Hosted the second annual book drive for Shadow Oaks Elementary donating over 750 books
  • Provided several Shadow Oaks families with gift cards to grocery stores and Walmart for the holidays
  • Donated snack machines, balloon artists, and volunteers at Shadow Oaks’ Fall Festival
  • Sponsored Shadow Oaks’ Teacher Holiday Party
  • Sponsored Shadow Oaks’ 5th grade Field Day providing lunch, snow cones and t-shirts
  • Donated Houston Broadway, Rodeo, Astros, Texans, and Texas Bowl tickets for students and faculty
  • Donated lunches for teachers and guest speakers at Shadow Oaks Saturday Session
  • Donated funds for Shadow Oaks’ literacy program to allow author Michael Dahl to visit and sign books
  • Provided faculty lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week at Shadow Oaks
  • Donated funds to the summer reading program at Shadow Oaks
  • Provided gift certificates for Shadow Oaks volunteers helping with the summer reading program
  • Donated lunch gift cards for Shadow Oaks students who returned books over the summer
  • Provided Memorial City gift cards for the Parent U: Funding Your Future event
  • Sponsored two scholarships for Spring Woods High School students

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America

  • Provided 20 employees to participate in the SpringBoard Mentoring program at Spring Woods Middle
  • Hosted a tour for Spring Woods Middle School students to spend one-on-one time with their mentors and get a glimpse of how their office works, as well as a tour of the factory where a forklift was being built
  • Hosted an internal recruitment event to encourage employees to become SpringBoard mentors
  • Awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship to a graduating senior at Northbrook High School as part of MCFA’s sponsorship of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Nabor House Community

  • Offered high-quality early childhood education to low-income families in SBISD
  • Hosted family education events where parents learn about parenting skills and are provided with strategies and activities that support their children’s growth and development
  • Provided a sharing library at the early childhood center for families to have access to books to use at home

National Charity League - Houston Hearts Chapter

National Oilwell Varco

  • Provided over 29 employees to participate in the SpringBoard Mentoring program at Westchester Academy and Westwood Elementary schools
  • Presented to Spring Woods Collegiate Challenge students about higher education and goal setting
  • 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
  • Donated headsets to SBISD Librarians to support student digital learning

Newspring

  • Provided the Afterschool Art Program and Satellite Program to encourage students to explore and learn about different cultures and values
  • Hosted an annual Newspring Student Art Auction giving young artists experience selling their art, engaging with potential customers, learning auction and exhibition etiquette, and developing their artist statement
  • Offered a scholarship that was awarded at the Annual Art Auction, supporting a new artist every year and continuing to support winners from previous years
  • Developed the AIM: Art in Motion mentoring program to assure our students that they are not alone in dealing with the day-to-day challenges and to make them feel value
  • Provided paid internships to SBISD students that are aligned with our mission to inspire at-risk students in Spring Branch to define and achieve a bright economic future
  • Hosted the annual Define the Future Art Auction to help fund the future of their collegiate students

Nexen Petroleum USA, Inc.

  • Provided financial support the J. Landon Short Mini-Grant program
  • Judged J. Landon Short Mini-Grant applications
  • Donated to the Spring Woods High School Theatre Arts program
  • Hosted guests from SBISD to utilize the office’s meeting room
  • Provided employees to mentor students at Woodview Elementary in the SpringBoard Mentoring program
  • Donated to fund awards in recognition of the Teacher of the Year

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

  • Provided a $3,000 Oliver Healthy Choices grant to Landrum Middle School Teen Board for advocating for healthy lifestyles and peer mentor younger students
  • Served on Westwood Elementary School Health Advisory Council (CSHAC)
  • Helped plan Westwood Elementary’s annual Health Fitness night and sponsored a booth
  • Served on the District School Health Advisory Committee (DSHAC

Omni Houston Hotel Westside

  • Provided meeting space for district leadership meetings and trainings
  • Provided internships for Guthrie Center hospitality students
  • Teamed with Westchester Academy for a Shadow Day about hospitality management

Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church

  • Mentored students at Treasure Forest Elementary through Kids Hope Mentoring program
  • Sponsored the Dictionary Project at Treasure Forest Elementary
  • Volunteered at the Treasure Forest Elementary book fair
  • Organized a Christmas Sock Drive for Treasure Forest students, delivering 640 pairs of socks
  • Provided uniforms to SBISD students alongside Memorial Assistance Ministries Back to School Drive
  • Organized a gift drive with Kids Hope Mentoring for Treasure Forest students and their siblings
  • Provided volunteers for the Treasure Forest Read Across the Globe fall event
  • Brought cake and cookies for Treasure Forest teachers for December teacher appreciation event
  • Hosted an ice cream social for all Treasure Forest mentees

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 volunteers

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

Papa John's Pizza

  • Supplied pizzas for Pine Shadows’ volunteers while working at the school
  • Donated gift certificates to be used as door prizes at Pine Shadows’ annual volunteer breakfast
  • Provided 10 boxes of pizza for Go Texan Day volunteers at Pine Shadows
  • Donated tickets to the Children’s Museum for Pine Shadows’ parent volunteers

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 

PDQ

  • Provided an auction donation for Frostwood Elementary
  • Donated meal cards and water for Woodview Elementary
  • Provided staff appreciation lunches for Woodview Elementary
  • Sponsored Community PDQ night and provided financial support for Woodview Elementary
  • Donated coupons as incentives for students at Shadow Oaks Elementary

Peck, Karen

  • Continued to serve on the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Served as a mentor in the SpringBoard Mentoring Program
  • Hosted a field trip for Spring Branch Middle School students to visit the Alley Theater

Pine Shadows Elementary

  • Participated in Jump Rope for Heart event and raised over $1 thousand for the American Heart Association
  • Collected and donated food to the Fair Haven Church food pantry
  • Raised and donated $974.01 to UNICEF
  • Created and mailed Christmas cards and letters to Safyre Terry, an 8-year-old arson survivor who lost her father and several siblings in a house fire in New York
  • Collected over 500 new pairs of socks to donate to a women’s shelter

Pines Presbyterian Church

  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Sherwood Elementary
  • Provided volunteers for a campus-wide work day to help prepare Sherwood Elementary classrooms and library
  • Hosted a holiday store with gifts for parents to purchase for Sherwood students

Prairie View A&M University

Prosperity Bank - Wirt Banking Center

  • Served on the SBISD Strategic Planning Committee
  • Donated generously to the SBEF for scholarships for seniors
  • Served on the Lion Lane Campus Improvement Team for the 5th year
  • Donated books for Lion Lane students
  • Provided Banking Center team to volunteer at Lion Lane to assist teachers
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our branch in celebration of Youth Art Month

Raising Cane's

  • Donated and distributed over 200 gift cards for teachers and staff appreciation
  • Provided free meals to SBISD during a student reunification incident

Reverend Josef Klam

  • 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

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
  • Provided open invitations for construction site tours for Architectural CAD and Internship students

Robert Stevenson

  • Served on the SBISD Board of Trustees
  • Presented a seminar on Paying for College at Parent U event
  • Presented a parent seminar titled “Paying for College – Tax Strategies & Financial Aid” at Memorial High
  • Participated in the Countdown to Your Future program at Cornerstone Academy and Spring Oaks Middle School
  • Represented the Board of Trustees at the Touchdown Club luncheons

Rotary Club of Memorial - Spring Branch

  • Provided ten scholarship awards of $3,000 each to SBISD graduating seniors
  • Organized and financially supported the Spring Branch Annual Back to School Health Fair hosted at the Spring Branch Family Development Center
  • Provided over 3000 backpacks with school supplies to SBISD students and provided immunization services students before the school year started
  • Provided bike helmets for every student at Panda Path to reduce bike injuries
  • Provided specially arranged luncheons at Landrum Middle School four times a year for students who improved most per grading period
  • Supported SBISD libraries by replenishing books every week
  • Sponsored the WAIS Interact Club by provided scholarships and leadership skills training

RPS Klotz Associates

  • Provided financial support and school supplies for Sherwood Elementary
  • Provided employees to mentor in the SpringBoard Mentoring Program and tutor Sherwood Elementary students once a week
  • Participated in Read Across the Globe literacy initiative at Sherwood Elementary
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Rummel Creek Elementary

  • Earned the Anti-Defamation League No Place for Hate® designation for efforts to build a strong, respectful environment
  • Promoted reading and literacy through Kids Reading Rooms in apartment complexes
  • Donated new clothes and toys to families in need of assistance at Rummel Creek
  • Collected money to donate to cafeteria workers, custodians, and crossing guards
  • Collected cold weather clothing for sister schools
  • Collected books for Kids Reading Room
  • Prepared 750 Backpack blessings that went to area schools through Urban Outreach
  • Provided school supplies for teachers at Landrum
  • Provided gently used school supplies for summer outreach programs through Urban Outreach

Rummel Creek Elementary PTA

  • Supported a Red, White & Back the Blue event for law enforcement to be honored and recognized at RCE
  • Provided RCE shirts to all students and staff members for the Boosterthon Fun Run and to boost school spirit
  • Funded many projects and books for classrooms
  • Provided monthly lunches and funds for staff members to attend professional development throughout the year
  • Hosted an annual Fall Festival and Auction with funds supporting the PTA
  • Provided volunteers and funds to help run Hands on Science, field day, Red Ribbon Week and other RCE activities
  • Promoted drug and alcohol awareness for parents with an speaker presentation
  • Organized a coat drive and a gift card drive for sister school, Sherwood Elementary

Santa Maria Hostel

  • Collaborated with Buffalo Creek Elementary and Boys and Girls Club in the after school academic enrichment program
  • Partnered with Boys & Girls Club to provide a three week summer camp at Buffalo Creek Elementary to help students develop self-esteem, nurture personal strengths, and make healthy choices
  • Volunteered at the Buffalo Creek Elementary field day
  • Conducted educational presentations on Substance Abuse and other topics to support Red Ribbon Week at Buffalo Creek Elementary

Sasol

  • Donated materials and resources for Thornwood Elementary
  • Donated first aid kits for all classrooms at Thornwood Elementary
  • Provided auction items for Thornwood Elementary
  • Conducted clothing and sock drives for Thornwood Elementary students

SBISD Council of PTA's / PTSA's

  • Provided support of parent engagement through roundtables, trainings, and general meetings to all SBISD’s PTA’s/PTSA’s
  • Hosted the annual PTA Awards and Recognition Luncheon
  • Partnered with the district for the Odyssey of the Mind program and distributed information to all the schools
  • Supported the Healthy Lifestyles program throughout the district
  • Assisted with SBEF events and provided information to local PTAs
  • Helped to spearhead the district Reflections program and assisted in the judging process
  • Hosted the annual Founder’s Day Dinner for the district to honor all School Bell nominees

SBISD Finance Department

  • Participated in the Administration Building contest promoting the spirit of T-2-4
  • Hosted a Thanksgiving drive to supply enough family meals for 8 families across 4 SBISD campuses
  • Participated in the nationwide volunteer event to set a Guinness record for literacy
  • Held a school supply and uniform drive for Edgewood Elementary
  • Volunteered in a group to perform live for Bear Blvd kids to promote family involvement
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in celebration of Youth Art Month

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

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

Seitel

  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event
  • Provided holiday gifts for every child at Panda Path and provided Santa to deliver to each classroom along with a gift card and photo of each child with Santa
  • Participated in Dr. Suess Day at Panda Path by reading with the students, performing Cat in the Hat, and providing copy of the book to every child
  • Participated in Panda Path field day and provided lunch for volunteers and staff
  • Maintained and created new mentoring relationships with students in a number of different schools through the SpringBoard and Collegiate Challenge Mentoring programs
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

Shaddix, James

  • Continued to serve as president of the Northbrook HS Booster Club
  • Conducted outreach, visioning and program evaluation to implement Family U program to educate parents of children ages 0-3 about parenting, school-readiness and pathway to higher education
  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors
  •   Served on the SBISD Strategic Planning Committee

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

Shell

  • Mentored Westchester Academy students through the Collegiate Challenge program
  • Mentored students in SpringBoard Mentoring program and championed program to employees
  • Sponsored student interns from Stratford High School’s Academy of Finance

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 and hosted the Eagle Talent Show giving students the opportunity to showcase their unique talents and strengths
  • Hosted a Sherwood Family Fun Day which included an adults v. kids soccer game, parties with a purpose fundraiser for the school, a bike-a-thon and a bike decorating station
  • Provided appreciation to the teachers and staff with breakfast, yoga, a snack bar and home-cooked lunch
  • Submitted original works of art or writings to reflect this year’s theme, “Let Your Imagination Fly,” to participate in this year’s Reflections in Art contest
  • Held a carnival for the Sherwood Elementary community with many fun activities and booths Sponsored the Students with Amazing Potential (SWAP) program at Spring Oaks Middle School, providing college readiness through higher education and career field trips, small group discussion and leadership development for students in grades 6-8 one Saturday per month
  • Provided funds for several teachers to attend a summer technology conference in Cy Fair ISD
  • Held an assembly for Sherwood parents to learn more about the new Strategic Plan and District of Innovation plans and goals

SKIN 101 Medical Spa

  • Donated to the silent auction at Frostwood Elementary’s spring event
  • Provided for the silent auction and Selfie Station booth at Bunker Hill Elementary’s Spring Fling
  • Sponsored PTA meetings at Frostwood Elementary and Memorial Middle School
  • Sponsored a table at the Spring Branch Education Foundation Gala

Sprague, Rustam & Diamond P.C.

  • Provided tours and paid internships for Guthrie Center students interested in Legal and Criminal Justice degrees
  • Supported the SBISD Annual Student Art Auction to raise funds for scholarships
  • Provided pro-bono work to various SBISD families in a multitude of legal arenas

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

  • Participated in health fairs at six SBISD schools offering free health screenings and information about the clinic and the services they provide to the community
  • Held annual Walk for Wellness and allowed SBISD students and families to participate at no cost
  • Opened doors to Westchester Academy’s students interested in healthcare careers for hands-on experience with the Hillendahl clinic
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our clinic locations in support of Youth Art Month

Spring Branch Council of PTAs

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

  • Sponsored the Spring Branch Family Development Center’s 10th annual Back-to-School Health Fair
  • Collaborated with Phoenix House for their Family Day Dinner to encourage families in the community to have dinner together and to allow parents to better support their children
  • Sponsored the Brenda and John Duncan YMCA day camp to introduce SBISD children to powerful, life-changing tools for healthy living while offering fun activities
  • Contributed to the Spring Branch ISD for 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 student

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 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

  • Coordinated, funded, and hosted a Multicultural Festival and the Veteran’s Day Celebration for the community
  • Provided the entire student body with agendas
  • Assisted with major communication of school-wide events through the use of e-blasts, Skywards, Facebook, and the PTA website
  • Funded and coordinated professional speakers for student assemblies in an effort to encourage positive character attributes
  • Provided resources for all departments
  • Provided paid professional development for campus staff to further enhance their classrooms

Spring Oaks Middle

  • 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

  • Recruited about 20 mentors for students at Hollibrook on a monthly basis
  • Provided an afterschool Study Hall and homework help for 1st – 12th graders
  • Hosted a reading and math camp to ensure students’ maximum retention of material over the summer
  • Encouraged over 250 students to participate in the SpringSpirit reading club, where they earned prizes and awards for reading
  • Provided a summer program, “Pathways 2 Success” teaching 25 1st – 5th graders curriculum and recreational skills

Spring Woods High

  • 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

  • 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

  • Volunteered as reading buddies to more than 30 Woodview Elementary School students
  • Donated books, clothes and shoes to Woodview Elementary along with bookcases to provide extra shelf space
  • Provided financial assistance for 70 Woodview Elementary children though Memorial Assistance Ministries Back-to-School Drive

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

  • Promoted emergency services for SBISD and refugee families directly with school personnel
  • Provided emergency clothing, utilities and food to SBISD families
  • Provided volunteers to the SpringBoard Mentoring Program
  • Collaborated with SBISD's Work Based Learning Center to provide projects and activities for its special education students
  • Provided financial support to Memorial Assistance Ministries’ Back to School Program to provide school supplies and uniforms to SBISD students

St. Thomas Presbyterian Church

  • Provided mentors and funding for the SpringBoard Mentoring Program at Meadow Wood Elementary and Spring Forest Middle schools
  • Partnered with FamilyPoint Resources to provide after-school homework help and enrichment programs
  • Provided facilities for local SBISD students to receive free lunches over the summer
  • Partnered with Memorial Drive United Methodist Church and Stratford’s National Honor Society to spruce up the Thornwood Elementary native plant and habitat green
  • Held quarterly immunization clinics enabling children of SBISD families to receive required vaccinations
  • Provided a safe area for SBISD preschool bus to deliver students to their parents
  • Worked with Memorial Drive United Methodist’s Cross Walk program to offer ESL training for Thornwood and Meadow Wood parents

State Representative, Jim Murphy, District 133

  • Received honorary PTA membership from both Memorial and Stratford high schools at the Memorial vs. Stratford annual football game
  • Spoke at Spring Forest Middle School’s Veteran’s Day event
  • Hosted the West Houston Teen Leadership Summit, a day-long event for area high school students to prepare for future roles as future community leaders
  • Participated in Rummel Creek’s Elementary’s Grand re-Opening
  • Visited with SBISD principal’s at the Capitol building in Austin
  • Hosted SBISD schools for field trips to the State Capitol in Austin
  • Donated items to multiple schools’ silent auctions 

Story, Iris

  • Provided instruments and music to over 40 students in the Terrace Elementary Band
  • Coordinated Odyssey of the Mind for the SBISD Council of PTAs
  • Coached the Spring Woods HS Odyssey of the Mind team, which made it to World finals, and a team at Terrace Elementary, which made it to state finals
  • Provided transportation to Odyssey of the Mind World finals for the four SBISD teams
  • Coordinated Spontaneous Problem Solving Workshops for over 200 students at Spring Oaks Middle
  • Hosted an Odyssey of the Mind Coaches’ Training for SBISD coaches
  • Coordinated Theater Arts and Odyssey of the Mind Workshop for over 200 students at Spring Woods High
  • Provided an awareness meeting geared to all pre-k parents and students where Odyssey performances were showcased

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

Taqueria Cancun

  • Provided financial support of Pine Shadows’ 60th Anniversary Celebration
  • Donated gift certificates for Teacher Appreciation Week to Pine Shadows
  • Donated gift certificates for door prizes for Pine Shadow’s volunteer appreciation breakfast

Taylor Real Estate Group

  • Sponsored multiple fundraisers at Valley Oaks Elementary
  • Sponsored the Cedar Brook Elementary Fair
  • Sponsored the Memorial High Markettes
  • Displayed SBISD student artwork in our offices in celebration of Youth Art Month

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

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

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 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Texas Houston Mission

  • Provided ESL training to parents of Spring Shadows Elementary students
  • Provided ESL training to parents of Spring Woods Middle School students
  • Provided ESL training to parents of Woodview Elementary students
  • Provided ESL training to parents of Tiger Trail Pre-K students

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Texas Houston South Mission

  • Provided ESL training to parents of Landrum Middle School students
  • Assisted Landrum Middle School to passing out food to families
  • Provided ESL training to the Refugee parents and students of Spring Forest Middle School

The College Resource Center

  • Mentored in and co-coordinated the Collegiate Challenge program to help students successfully transition to college
  • Co-chaperoned the Dow Chemical field trip for 2017 Collegiate Challenge students
  • Presented a FAFSA and financial aid overview session for Collegiate Challenge
  • Participated in the January district-wide Financial Aid Night
  • Conducted sessions for Parent U on college preparation and essay writing 

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 a reading room for Housman students at Castlewood Apartments
  • Created a reading room for Edgewood students at Gentry House Apartments
  • Created a reading room for Cedar Brook students at Hammerly Walk apartments
  • Collected donations of over 3,000 children’s books, shelving, and couches to create the Housman, Edgewood, Cedar Brook and Spring Shadows reading rooms
  • Provided a Book Read Aloud program that teaches values and lessons
  • Created a reading room at Waterford Place for Northbrook High School students to build leadership skills and volunteer to come read with elementary school kids

The Lion Lane School for Early Learning

  • Provided handmade Holiday Greeting cards to patients in the local rehab facility to spread holiday cheer
  • Collected and donated 500 pairs of new socks to Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Raised over $2,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients
  • Collected nonperishable foods for the East Spring Branch Food Pantry this spring

The Orthopedic Sports Clinic

  • Sponsored a Spring Branch student Athletic Training workshop
  • Sponsored Memorial High School’s Mustang Roadhouse
  • 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 Spring Branch Lions Club

  • Provided eye exams and eye glasses to students at various schools
  • Sponsored The Dictionary Project at Terrace Elementary
  • Provided a member to donate their time to the FFA Farm on a weekly basis

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

  • Provided scholarships to current SBISD high school seniors
  • Donated folders to Spring Branch and Frostwood Elementary schools
  • Sponsored breakfasts and lunches for various PTA meetings
  • Donated cases of water for the Memorial Drive Elementary Carnival and Frostwood Elementary Tigerfest

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
  • Purchased advertisements in the Spring Forest Middle School directory
  • Donated vouchers to the Wilchester Elementary Carnival

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

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

  • Provided a six-week STEM summer program for SBISD students
  • Offered dual credit classes to SBISD students
  • Provided a summer bridge program for 14 SBISD graduates to participate in a 3-week long program providing students with on-campus experiences to prepare them holistically for higher education
  • Provided professional development sessions to 15 SBISD counselors with workshops presented by students to share their perspective on college readiness, transition from high school to higher education, and strategies for preparing seniors and their families for college success
  • Hosted campus tours for juniors and seniors

UrbanHarvest

Urban Outreach, Inc.

  • Provided an after-school Character Development Program to Shadow Oaks students
  • Provided an after-school Character Development Program to Ridgecrest students for the spring semester
  • Collaborated with Rummel Creek Elementary to distribute 500 Backpack Blessing Bags to Treasure Forest, Ridgecrest and Shadow Oaks Elementary schools
  • Hosted a luncheon to celebrate the collaboration and cooperation between SBISD and Spring Branch/Memorial Faith Community

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 grades at Shadow Oaks, Buffalo Creek, Hunters Creek and Woodview Elementary
  • Provided volunteers for the Read Across the Globe literacy event

Wallis State Bank

  • Hosted a school supply drive for Westwood Elementary School
  • Participated in the Read Across the Globe literacy event at Westwood Elementary
  • Provided a Junior Achievement Reverse Job Shadow event for Westwood Elementary
  • Sponsored a viewing of “Most Likely to Succeed” video for Westwood’s staff Professional Development day
  • Sponsored the Houston Chronicle’s “Chronicle In Education” program at Westwood Elementary
  • Volunteered to teach Junior Achievement in a Day at Shadow Oaks to 2nd grade classes

Walmart

  • Donated 15 boxes of school and office supplies for teachers, students and staff at Pine Shadows
  • Donated boxes of children’s winter hats, gloves and lunch boxes for Pine Shadows
  • Provided door prizes for Pine Shadows’ Library Night
  • Supported Pine Shadows’ Health Fair by donating baskets with toys to be used as door prizes
  • Provided boxes of miscellaneous items for Pine Shadows

Warren Matthews

  • Presented scholarships at the SBISD Bright Stars Event
  • Served on the on the board of the SBEF and as a member of the Executive Committee
  • Served as Chairman of the Scholarship Selection Committee
  • Supported the Judy Weisend Memorial scholarship
  • Served as Chairman of the 2015 Financial Advisory Committee
  • Donated to the SBEF Fund for Future Endowment
  • Sponsored the SBISD Character Without Question award and recognition program

Wells Fargo & Company

  • Sponsored a table at SBEF’s Legacies Gala
  • Provided a grant for the Wells Fargo SBEF Scholarship
  • Matched a team member’s financial contributions to SBEF
  • Served on the SBEF Board of Directors
  • Provided scholarships and presented at the Character without Question program
  • Hosted a private screening for SBISD students and community members to see “Go College”, a documentary of several students and how they were able to fund and complete their college education in the face of multiple challenges

Westchester Alumni Association, Inc.

  • Sponsored the attendance of the Westchester Teacher of the Year and guest at SBEF’s Bright Stars Gala
  • Donated funds to the SBEF 2016 Running for the Arts
  • Provided a liaison for Westchester Academy parents and faculty to connect with alumni
  • Funded six $1,000 scholarships for the eighth year in a row for seniors of the Westchester Class of 2016
  • Honored Westchester students with scholarships at Awards Night and participated in Commencement
  • Hosted Westchester’s All-Alumni Reunion and Wildcat Wednesday gatherings to raise awareness and scholarship funds for Westchester Academy for International Studies
  • Maintained interactive website covering years 1968-1986 and 2000 to present for Westchester Alumni with links for alumni, students, and faculty, along with a link to the SBEF
  • Provided Wildcat Legacy Hall to serve as a legacy to Westchester Academy and also provided a space for mentoring activities

Westwide 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.

Westwood Elementary Kids School Health Advisory Club (KSHAC)

  • Participated in the campus food drive
  • Established campus healthy guidelines
  • Volunteered at Family Wellness Night with students working at the different activity stations
  • Provided the student perspective for the district-wide District Health Advisory Council
  • Supported Spring Woods High School during their soccer and football games
  • Hosted a fundraiser for Go Gold!
  • Created a healthy climate in the cafeteria by posting flyers and posters
  • Picked up trash on campus on Friday mornings
  • Taught younger Westwood students valuable lessons on health and safety

Whole Foods

  • Donated a gift basket to be used as a door prize at Pine Shadows’ Volunteer Breakfast
  • Provided fruit trays for Pine Shadows’ Volunteer Breakfast
  • Donated 80 gift bags to show appreciation for each Pine Shadows’ volunteers

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
  • Served on the MHS Campus Improvement Team and SBISD finance committee
  • Served as the Baseball Commissioner for SBMSA, and currently serve as the Jr. Baseball Program Director for SBMSA, overseeing four leagues with over 1200 SBISD youth in the baseball program
  • Served as a founding member of the BHE Field Improvement Association, Inc., raising over $180,000 to redesign, upgrade and maintain the athletic and PE fields at Bunker Hill Elementary
    Provided financial support for the Memorial High School Baseball Booster Club

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

Yellow Cab

  • Purchased advertisements in SBISD school directories
  • Purchased advertisements in the SBISD football programs
  • Participated in the SpringBoard Mentoring program at Spring Branch Elementary
  • Donated funds to SBISD schools’ girls sports teams’ fundraising activities

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