(original article) Southside ISD Education Foundation awarded fifteen thousand dollars to six applicants who competed among 17 requests for grants. The Education Foundation grants committee said it was a difficult decision, but many were impressed with the highest-ranking applications. The competition was fierce this year in that many educators submitted applications that were innovative, inventive, and different. For example, this was the first year the foundation awarded more than three thousand dollars to a teacher to start or enhance an ESports club that integrates every aspect of STEAM. Robotics and FFA BBQ teams also got a significant amount of money [...]
Southside ISD Education Foundation Makes History $70,000 in scholarships awarded at Decision Day Event! (original article) – Tuesday, May 31st, The Southside ISD Education Foundation gave out seventeen scholarships totaling $70,000 to Southside High students at the SHS 10th Annual Senior Decision Day. Thanks to the generous support of donors like Kym Rapier Verette and Glenn Verrette of the Kym’s Angel Foundation along with Barrett Insurance, Toyota, Amerigroup, Linebarger and Associates, Frost Bank, the SISD United Way Employee Charitable Campaign and so many more this was made possible. Yolanda Valenzuela with Kym’s Angels says, “Being able to support Southside is how [...]
Calming room offers place for employees to combat burnout It has been a stressful couple years to say the least, but one school district, Southside ISD, has a new program to help their teachers’ mental health and combat burnout. SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio area teachers have had to deal with obstacle after obstacle these past few years, from COVID-19 scares to digital divides all while making sure their students don’t fall behind. It has been a stressful couple years to say the least, but one school district, Southside ISD, has a new program to help their teachers’ mental health and [...]
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The 7th Annual SISD Education Foundation (SEF) Golf Tournament was an enormous success for the students and staff of Southside ISD. With this year's Golf Tournament, SEF was able to bring in an upwards of $40,000. These funds will allow the SISD Education Foundation to provide scholarships and grants in the 2022 school year. The SEF Board of Directors wants to recognize and thank all those who joined us, from volunteers to sponsors and the employees of Southside ISD. Thank you so much! This was a great day full of fun, food, and beautiful weather. We are so thankful [...]
The 6th Annual SISD Education Foundation Golf Tournament broke records with teams and fundraising. The March 5th event at Canyon Spring Golf Course grossed more than $52,000 and has netted approximately $41,000. The tournament sponsored by Barrett Insurance brought it nearly 200 players and had about two dozen volunteers to make it one of the most successful events since the foundation's inception in 2008. These monies go directly to scholarships and teacher grants for the 2021 school year. The SEF Board of Directors could not be more pleased and once again extend a BIG thank you to everyone who [...]