Our goal is simple...
To help our teachers inspire greatness in their students.
We accomplish this goal through these programs:
Youth Banner Project
Brown Primary, Elementary and Junior High students create banner art, then students and staff vote on their favorite artwork. The top 10 at each campus are incorporated into banner flags, which are flown on flagpoles along Main Street and MLK Drive and will be added to other major roads.
The ongoing banner project partners Smithville Education Foundation with Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Smithville, Lost Pines Artisans Alliance, Keep Smithville Beautiful, Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and Smithville ISD.
Art Enrichment Programming
In cooperation with SISD, Enrichment programming provides sessions throughout the school year in art, age-appropriate yoga, gymnastics, and science and cultural activities that augments students' regular educational lessons.
Innovative Teaching Grants
Innovative Teaching Grants support teachers as they bring new classroom practices and equipment into the Smithville Independent School District. To date, Smithville Education Foundation (SEF) has granted over $25,000 for better educational experiences for Smithville students.
Bastrop County Character Education Program
Funds raised through the Bastrop County Character Education poster program support merit-based scholarships for graduates in the county's school districts countywide and help fund some character programs. Go to www.BastropCountyCharacterEducation.com to download the scholarship application and learn more about this program.
Top 10 Percent Graduate Banquet
SEF co-hosts the Top 10% Honors Banquet to honor top graduates and their favorite teachers.
Marketing assistance with Construction Trades products
SEF also helps to market student-created Construction Trades products at the high school via their Facebook page, freeing up the instructors' time to focus on the students. Projects include construction and welding. When a student project sells, the funds pay for supplies for the next project.
Elementary Book Trailer program
SEF supports the Elementary Book Trailer program, in which students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades work together to create videos about selected books. The best trailers are shown at a spring "red carpet" event.
There are many ways you can help.
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We LOVE volunteers. Ask how you can volunteer with us. If students need ways to volunteer, we work with them and help them gain their needed volunteer hours for their future.