Nov. 2, 2021 - Rahe Bulverde Elementary received a $19,000 “YES Grant” from SA YES, a Texas-based educational nonprofit organization, on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
The Comal ISD campus is one of 12 local schools selected for a grant by the organization, which focused this year’s funds on benefitting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs and curriculum. In partnership with Thomas J. Henry, the “YES Grant” applications were open to area public, private or charter elementary, middle and high schools, as well as nonprofit organizations with a youth focus.
“We are excited to implement our Bronco Science Lab Project with this grant,” says RBES Principal Sunshine Barker, who serves on the grants committee of the campus’ Parent Teacher Association (PTA).
“We will update our science inventory and replenish outdated science resources so students may experience science through hands-on investigations and experiments that will establish a strong foundation for their future academic years. Ultimately, we hope students will be inspired to pursue higher education and careers focused on the sciences.”
The SA YES Board President Bob Wills made a point to speak with Barker, RBES PTA Grants Chair Kate Osborn and RBES PTA President Nichole Keith at the grant recipient announcement, telling them congratulations and thanking them for advocating for their students.
Great advocates, they are, but they are also resourceful. In fact, they have received a $2,000 grant for the RBES library from the GVTC Foundation and applied for a Comal Education Foundation Innovation Grant for the campus’ music program.
The next “YES Grant” cycle for SA YES opens Jan. 3, 2022. Learn more.
-Students, staff and volunteers at Rahe Bulverde Elementary are excited about receiving a $19,000 grant from SA YES. Pictured from left standing are Lisa Snow, Shauna Leming, Ellie Velasquez, Tyler Prince, Justin Turner, Principal Sunshine Barker, Grant Gossett and Kate Osborn; seated from left, Nia Rodriguez, Zoe Zook and Dave Dunn.
-Pictured from left is Comal ISD Director of Elementary School Improvement Amy Malone, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools Krista Moffatt, Rahe Bulverde Principal Sunshine Barker, RBES PTA President Nichole Keith and RBES PTA Grants Chair Kate Osborn.