Grants Awarded to Sheldon ISD
Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the Reading Excellence and Academies Development (READ) Grant in the amount of $200,000. The goal of the READ grant is to grow teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and systematic use of effective, research-based, and scientifically validated reading instruction methods for students.
The Sheldon ISD Child Nutrition Department is the recipient of the Texas Department of Agriculture Expanding 3Es (X3E) Grant in the amount of $36,659.00. These funds will be used in collaboration with the after school programs to increase awareness of the importance of good nutrition, especially for children, and to encourage children's health and well-being through education, exercise and eating right through two grant programs designed to promote better health and nutrition programs and prevent obesity among children in this state.
The afterschool programs at Carroll, Garrett, and Sheldon Elementary are the recipient of a scholarship to support 23 girls in grades 3-5 to attend the “We Are Girls” conference to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Hogg Middle School here in Houston, Texas.
Girls Empowerment Network ignites the power in girls by teaching them the skills to thrive and believe in their ability to be unstoppable.
SHELDON ISD IS THE RECIPIENT OF A $2.45 MILLION, 7-YEAR GEAR UP GRANT
Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the GEAR UP Grant (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Grant). The purpose of the grant is to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. The goal is to achieve the following objectives: Increase the academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education of participating students; Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation in postsecondary education of participating students; and Increase the educational expectations for participating students and family knowledge of postsecondary education options, preparation, and financing. The amount awarded is $350,000 a year over a 7-year period totaling $2,450,000.
Sheldon ISD was awarded the 2019-20 Texas Perkins Reserve Grant (Focus Area 1)
in the amount of $700,000 in partnership with Dayton ISD and Channelview ISD. The purpose of the grant is to provide high quality college and career pathways that align with regional workforce needs, align with education programs of study, and provide mentorships, internships, job shadowing, and work-based learning for students. The primary goal is to increase the percentage of CTE concentrators earning an industry-valued certification and/or college credit hours in high-quality programs of study that result in high-wage, in-demand careers in welding, electrical technology, and pipefitting. The opportunity allows the partnership to join the inaugural Texas Regional Pathways Network.