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The Budget Challenge

Worldwide, only one-third of adults understand basic financial concepts. In 2020, states that required high school students to take a personal finance course increased by 24 percent from 2018. Personal finance is a vital part of not only managing day-to-day financial...

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Let’s Get Series-ious About Reading

43 million US adults possess low literacy skills.  Children who read at least 20 minutes a day are exposed to almost 2 million words per year. Those kids that engage in 20 minutes of reading a day, statistics show, are likely to score better than 90% of their peers on...

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Breakout EDU

When Hook Elementary Teacher, Tisha Young, applied for a grant, she had a desired outcome in mind. She wanted to give her students a hands-on approach in developing skills, enhance problem-solving, and find the value in collaboration amongst one another. By bringing...

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SHS Mock Trial

Since 1979, The Dallas Bar Association has organized and administered the statewide high school mock trial program. The purpose of this event is to allow students to gain a perspective of what the judicial system is like, as well as help them to gain skills and...

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PLUGO

Teachers of Chamberlin Elementary have opted for an innovative, award-winning device to boost their little learners’ potential. Pairing to the ipad, students can engage and collaborate hands-on. The Plugo hardware is changing the way young students are learning and...

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The Budget Challenge

We have all heard people talk about things that “they just don’t teach you in school”. In many cases, it is regarding financial responsibility and management. However, Kristin Aparicio of Stephenville High School has taken the initiative to make sure that her students...

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Dig Into Pre-K with the Letter People

Develop. Inspire. Grow.  Those are the three words you will find on the “DIG PRE-K” website at frogstreet.com.  Designed for early learners, this program is centered around preparing kids to become successful kindergartners! Specifically focused on The Letter People...

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Tactile Learning + Technology = Plugo

The 2021 Awards have finally been announced, and we are super excited to tell you about an amazing awarded grant from a team of educators at Chamberlin Elementary. Headed by Amanda Swatsell, Venus Carlson, Cherie Martin, Courtney Royal, Marla Bragg, and Janna...

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Gratitude for Staff Support

Each year, the Stephenville ISD staff has the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to education by donating to the Stephenville Education Foundation Staff Giving Program. We are so grateful for those who work closely together with the SEF by getting involved to...

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Virtual Reality: The Sky is the Limit

Learning for young students is certainly in a progressive state. Part of maintaining and exceeding the expectations of the general learning curb, Stephenville schools do their part to ensure that students stay academically inclined. Stephenville Education Foundation...

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Little Learners Doing “Big People” Jobs

In order for children to learn and grow to their full potential, using their imagination is imperative. Stephenville Education Foundation was able to contribute to the use of early learners’ imaginations with this recently awarded grant. Central Elementary Teacher,...

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Tripods For Tiny Learners

In today’s technologically advanced world, the need for supplies that enhance the classroom experience is crucial. Especially now that photography and videography are accessible with the tap of a digital button.  It’s no secret that young students are likely to be...

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Real-World Healthcare Simulations

In today’s modern world, technology and innovation has launched learning into more than just comprehension and retention. Experience is now incorporated into the mix, giving students an opportunity to reach levels of education that were once foreign, or at the very...

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Stem And Blended Learning In The Everyday Classroom

Lindsey Fowler at Stephenville’s Hook Elementary School received a teacher grant from Stephenville Education Foundation for a Blended Learning model. The grant was requested with the purpose that 42 students would have access to personalized instruction on the iPad,...

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ClearTouch The Future

Amanda Gilchrist and Kelci Dowell at Stephenville’s Chamberlin Elementary School received a teacher grant from Stephenville Education Foundation for ClearTouch Interactive Panel. The grant was requested with the purpose that 50 students would have access to an...

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Thank You, Staff Givers

Each year, the Stephenville ISD staff has the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to education by donating to the Stephenville Education Foundation Staff Giving Program. We are so grateful for those who join up with SEF by getting involved to make a...

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Bee Bot-ing Into The iChampion Classroom

Kelci Dowell at Stephenville’s Chamberlin Elementary School received a teacher grant from Stephenville Education Foundation for Bee-Bots. The grant was requested with the purpose that 100 students would have access to easy-to-operate robots. Bee-bots are the perfect...

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Beyond The Pages

Lisa West at Stephenville’s Hook Elementary School received a teacher grant from Stephenville Education Foundation for 4D Interactive Books. The grant was requested with the purpose that 570 students will have access through the library to 4D books that are a variety...

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Digitally Representing Understanding

Kathleen Sims at the Stephenville High School received a teacher grant from Stephenville Education Foundation for digital math portfolios. The grant was requested so students could create a math portfolio depicting their understanding of concepts with the use of a...

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A Partner In Education: The Why Behind The Donation

We are grateful for the donations our partners in education contribute to our Stephenville ISD schools. We were so intrigued by the generous hearts of our donors, that we decided to take a look into the why behind the donation. This month, we interviewed Dr. Nanette Evans with Cross Timbers Orthopaedics to gain insight from our faithful donor.

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