PROSPER EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Profoundly impacting the success of each Prosper ISD student
Prosper ISD is growing, innovating, balancing all levels of student potentials and needs, feeding students 2 of their 3 meals a day, transporting them, ensuring their health, managing social and emotional needs and more. The list literally goes on and on and increases each year.
Meanwhile, school funding has never been more complex or uncertain as State Boards make funding redirection decisions that affect our district in ways that can seem unfair. The community of Prosper demands a top education for their children and expects the best. Making funds available to Prosper ISD where needed can make that happen. That’s where the Prosper Education Foundation comes in. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting and investing in academic excellence, innovation and achievement in Prosper ISD.
PROVIDING FUNDS WHERE NEEDED
Prosper ISD spends 84% of their entire budget for staff salaries, because education can only be as good as our teachers. Valuing and encouraging the work of our teachers keeps their energy up and helps retain and attract the best and brightest. Recognizing, rewarding, training, and equipping teachers not only helps inspire high level teaching but ensures our students have the best tools available to impact their learning.
Enriching Student Opportunities
Investing in Education
PEF PLANNED INVESTMENT IN PROSPER ISD TOTALS $682,400
Teacher Star Polisher Awards
Teacher Resourcing Funds
Professional Development for Staff
New Teacher Mentoring Program District Convocation & Staff Appreciation Teacher of the Year Banquet & Awards Supper with the Super
RISE Educator Program
Total Staff Initiatives
Hope Squad & Summer Leadership Summit Senior Scholarships & Grad Celebration Incubator Entrepreneurship Program Special Olympics
Family Resource Center
Dual Credit Scholarships
AP Exam Scholarships
Technical Education & Summer School
Total Student Initiatives
SUPPORTING AND ENCOURAGING EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE, ACHIEVEMENT AND INNOVATION IN PROSPER ISD
IMPACTING EDUCATION IN IMPORTANT WAYS
Teacher Grants for Innovative Ideas
Each fall, PEF invests in students and teachers through Teacher Grants. These funds provide classroom resources for over 100 teachers. Teachers can ask for an individual grant of up to $1,000 or ask as a team for larger amounts. From coding clubs, life skill projects, math and science enrichment, medical training equipment, musical workshops, reading supports, social media concerns for teens curriculum, and social and emotional learning tools, these grants have impacted thousands of Prosper ISD students across every campus!
Teacher Awards and Recognition
Teacher Resourcing and Support
Professional Development for Staff
New Teacher Mentoring Program
District Convocation & Teacher Appreciation Plans
Teacher of the Year Banquet & Awards
Supper with the Super
“It is an amazing feeling to know
how much support the community
provides to PISD staff. This district is
truly unlike any other. It is an
amazing feeling to know how much
support the community provides to
PISD staff. This district is truly unlike
~ Ms. Okelberry, a new teacher
“I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hughes Elementary 4th and 5th graders were able to experience Jr. Hope Squad because of you. I was lucky to be their advisor, and wow! What an experience! Thank you!!”
~ Nicole McCasland, teacher
Hope Squad. PEF has stood beside Prosper ISD to cover the costs associated with the Hope Squad since it’s inception. This peer-to-peer program trains students on prevention, warning signs, and methods of response related to teenage suicide.
Incubator Ed. This high school class lead students with a passion for entrepreneurialism to identify a need in the world and create a product or service to meet it. They then explore each area of a successful business and write their plan. The fledgling company with the most viability and best business plan as determined by a panel of judges from the business world will receive a $5,000 prize to start their business.
JROTC. This is a high school leadership program which trains students in study skills, history, citizenship, military drills, and physical fitness. PEF is providing about 1/3 of the cost of this program. We are excited to see this program grow and thrive!
RISE Program. PEF provides funds for the RISE, Research Impacting Student Excellence, program for needed materials, supplies, and tools for learning and bonus type funds for teachers in the program. The extra planning and curriculum work involved to participate is considerable. Often, these teachers are looking to grow and expand their teaching in specialized areas and have a need to do more!
Student Leadership Summit. PEF funds this 3-day post school year conference for students to collaborate and learn about leadership and critical problem solving in a team environment.
Over $125,000 Need
Scholarships for Dual Credit Classes & AP Tests
Technical Certifications & Summer School
Special Olympics & Special Needs Funding
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“I know you give out a multitude of scholarships, and you may not remember my name. I will truly never forget the honor of having my hard work honored by you all. That money will go towards a great career. I promise you that! “
~ Carter Cioletti, Class of 2021
“Daniel and I know there are kids, even in Prosper ISD, that are working hard, striving to succeed, but coming from situations with real financial struggles. We want to come alongside and provide financial help, encouragement and a connection.”
~ Darcy Debord, Stillwaters Plumbing, donor
I have never felt so loved by a district,
and I am so grateful to be a part of
Prosper ISD. Thank you!”
~ Paige Trujillo, teacher