Devon Energy Surprises Seven Hills Elementary School Library Media Specialist with Grant Award
Devon Energy made a surprise visit on February 5 and awarded Seven Hills Elementary Library Media Specialist Melissa Quisenberry a $10,000 grant. Quisenberry wrote the grant, part of Devon's Science Giants grant program, to purchase mobile STEM and maker space labs and be used to build a foundation level of resources to support the school's STEM Education initiative.
This year, the school began transforming its library into a learning commons, housing all STEM resources for student and teacher engagement. The Devon Science Giants Grant will support the seamless integration of applied math and sciences into classroom instruction, through the addition of mobile STEM labs filled with the necessary resources to provide authentic and relevant learning experiences for students.
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- The average dropout costs taxpayers $800,000 over the course of the students lifetime.
- Approximately 80% of all Texas inmates failed to graduate from high school.
- TEA has identified over 28,000 students in Denton and Wise counties alone who are at-risk of dropping out.
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- Skip fewer days of school
- Are less likely to address conflict through violence
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