On Wednesday, February 8, the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. announced the recipients of the Foundation’s 2017 Campus Initiative Grants.

Working with Sue Wilson, the principal of Hudson PEP Elementary School, Janet Adams, counselor at Hudson PEP Elementary School, applied for and received funding for an initiative unique to the Hudson PEP campus.  The initiative funded complements and aligns with the school’s Campus Improvement Plan and the District Improvement Plan.

Mrs. Adams received $2,530.00 for her grant titled “FOCUS.”  Aligned with the district’s goals of meeting state standards and improving performance at the state level in math and science, this grant is designed to improve students’ attention and attention stamina, develop memory skills, working memory, and spatial memory, and improve auditory processing that increase the ability to follow directions.  During the first two weeks of school, Mrs. Adams will identify students who will benefit from the FOCUS program.  This program will directly affect students with focusing issues, teaching them to begin tasks, maintain focus on tasks, and complete tasks on time.  Students who can achieve these skills will also improve their memory and self-esteem, allowing them to achieve success.  Indirectly, Mrs. Adams believes this program will affect classroom teachers who will then spend less class time redirecting unfocused students and reteaching them.  The materials to be used, Play Attention, were invented by a classroom teacher to help his own students who believed that children can improve their attention, cognitive abilities, and behavioral problems.  Mrs. Adams plans to expand this program in coming years to help more children.

The Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. is proud to provide $2,530.00 in additional funding through this Campus Initiative Grant to maximize educational opportunity in Longview ISD.

Since 2008, the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc. has funded 27 campus grants for a total of $70,735.52.

On Wednesday, February 8, Longview ISD hosted a breakfast for the  Longview ISD Foundation’s 2017 Great Rewards for Great Ideas recipients. At the breakfast, the Foundation announced funding for this year's grant cycle.


Grant winners received funding from the Longview ISD Foundation ranging from $100 to $2,500 for innovative classroom projects and programs that will enhance the quality of education for all students in Longview ISD.


This year, the twenty-second anniversary of the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program, $49,605.93 was requested through 26 grant applications.  The Foundation funded 18 grants totaling $30,518.56. The Foundation funded 13 elementary grants for a total of $24,110.41 and 5 secondary grants for a total of $6,408.15.


Since the beginning of the Great Rewards for Great Ideas Program in 1996, the Foundation has funded 644 grants totaling $656,613.20. These grants have enhanced Longview ISD’s academic programs as well as music, art, technology, counseling and guidance, career education, health and physical education, and character education programs.


For a list of this year’s grant recipients, visit the Longview ISD Foundation’s website at www.lisdfoundation.org and click on Great Rewards for Great Ideas on the menu bar at the top of the page.


Since 1995, Hudson PEP Elementary School has received $67,863.66 in grant funding from the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.

The following teachers at Hudson PEP Elementary School received grant funding for the 2017-2018 school year from the Longview ISD Foundation, Inc.  


Science Is a Verb

Grade 1 Science

Leslie Baker, Kellie Camp, Sharon Jenkins, Kim Storey, Becky Swanner, and Sue Webster

Hudson PEP Elementary School



STEMpire Strikes Back

Grades 3-5 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Deanna Kalmus, Constance Massey, and Danielle Thompson

Hudson PEP Elementary School



Growing Knowledge

Grades 1-5 Science

Ashley McClanahan

Hudson PEP Elementary School



Super Scientists in Second Grade

Grade 2 Science

Sharyl Bledsoe, Anna Huntsinger, Jasmon Kelly, Lindsay Still, and Angela Whitaker

Hudson Elementary School