The Hondo Education Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organization designed to promote quality education for all students in our fine school district. The foundation's purpose is to advance the partnership with our community by generating and dispursing funds, above and beyond those available through state and federal revenues, for innovative educational proposals that will impact a significant number of students and improve student achievement.
It is our hope for the foundation to raise money through individual and corporate donations. The monies generated will be dispersed in innovative instruction grants not to exceed $4,000 each. The number of grants awarded will be based on the funds generated. All Hondo ISD employees and/or groups who are involved directly or indirectly in the instruction of students are eligible for the grants, and selections will be based on the innovative nature of the proposals as well as their potential for enriching the educational experience of our students.
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HEF to honor top 10 graduates
The Hondo Education Foundation will host the top 10 graduates of Hondo ISD at its second annual Owlstanding Student Banquet at 6:00 P.M., on Monday, May 13th, at the Hondo High School cafeteria. Each student will choose a teacher from the HISD staff, past or present, at any grade level, pre K through 12th grade, to share the honor for having created a memorable experience that made a difference in the student's life. After a catered dinner and a guest speaker, the students and teachers will be recognized and honored.
The student and teacher honorees will be announced in early May. The public is invited to attend this event. Tickets will be $12.00 each and are available at the Hondo ISD Administration office. For more information call (830) 426-3027.
The Hondo Education Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose goals are to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for students, support and recognize staff for innovative efforts and exemplary teaching, and to involve the community in assuring a quality education for the leaders and workers of tomorrow.
Spring Fundraising Campaign
DREAM*BELIEVE*ACHIEVE - HONDO
April 1st will mark the beginning of the Spring Fundraising Campaign of the Hondo Education Foundation. The HEF is a non-profit organization founded to help enhance the educational experience of all Hondo ISD students. Since its creation in 2008, the HEF has given over $67,000.00 in grants to HISD teachers and classrooms.
Some grants in the past have financed the purchase of whiteboard technology for middle school students, a new camera for the high school journalism department, new science equipment for intermediate school students and iPads to encourage reading for elementary students; as well as many other teacher-initiated projects.
HEF would like to thank the Hondo Garden Club for their generous donation of $5,000.00. Their continued support is greatly appreciated. HEF would like to thank all who have donated recently and in the past. A special thank you to the Hondo National Bank, the Nunley Firm, the Scott Petty Foundation, and Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green and Trevino, P.C. for their recent donations.
This is a great start to our DREAM-BELIEVE-ACHIEVE fundraising campaign which will continue for the next six weeks. Please keep an eye out for the Hondo Education Foundation letter and brochure which will be mailed to businesses in our community in the next few days. Anyone interested in donating or receiving more information about the Hondo Education Foundation should contact us at (830) 426-3027. An information brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.