Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation Awards $19,000 in Grants

The Cedar Hill ISD Education Foundation (CHEF) awarded $19,000 in grants this month.

Those grants included improvements to the Cedar Hill High School Theatre Costume Shop, Leadership incentives and Attendance grants.

CHEF presented $10,000 to Cedar Hill Theatre earlier this month.

“I am overwhelmed with excitement over the support that CHEF has shown our Theatre Department,” Cedar Hill Theatre Director Bethany Kennedy said. “We will be able to purchase items that will assist with the safety of our Costume and Scene Shops. We’ll increase opportunities for our scholars to learn new skills.”

The CHISD Communications Department received a $7,000 Grant for Leadership Incentives. The new Leadership Incentives will succeed HOOPLA (Honoring Our Outstanding Paraprofessionals, Lead Educators and Administrators) as the primary awards in the district. The Leadership program is part of Holdsworth, an Austin-based program that works with districts to elevate their respective districts.

“This is an exciting opportunity for all of our CHISD Employees,” CHISD Chief of Communications & Marketing Tierney Tinnin said. “We’ve worked diligently over the past few months to establish a Leadership Definition, and this grant will help reward the employees who best fulfill it.”

CHEF also presented Attendance Incentive Grants to Collegiate Prep Elementary and Lake Ridge Elementary. Collegiate Prep plans to have a Glow In The Dark Paint & Sip Attendance Party for those who reach attendance goals.

“Winning this grant means that the scholars who have attended school all day every day will be celebrated, and I can’t wait to see how they react when we celebrate them,” Collegiate Prep PEIMS Clerk Morgan Hardin said.

Said Lake Ridge Counselor Nikeya Gaither, “Receiving a $1,000 grant for attendance incentives means that there’s opportunities for me to reward and motivate our scholars for showing up and actively participating. By offering incentives, the hope is that scholars will develop positive habits and behaviors that will help them succeed academically.”