Friday afternoons at Oak Hills JH will do more than clench your thirst. It’s refreshing to your soul. Students in Mrs. Nispel’s Life Skills and Functional Academics Science class take the halls and deliver pre-ordered lemonade to staff around campus.
“Each kid has a job,” Mrs. Nispel said. “From learning how to knock on the door correctly to accepting cash and tips and even being the one to offer the straw. They all have a role and they take real ownership of it.”
Mrs. Nispel had this science class first period last year and used MISD Education Foundation grant earnings to purchase the carts and supplies to start the Lion’s Grind, selling coffee to staff each Friday morning. Due to schedule changes this year, she had to think around the coffee plan. With t-shirt donations from an OHJH staff member and new wraps for the cart made for them as well, they were ready to teach the kids how to make and sell lemonade.
Students measure and stir the lemonade and are in charge of getting the carts setup as well. When 8th period begins, they have their uniform on and list in hand and are ready to deliver. Additional students called Lion Leaders attend this class daily to support the learning of the Life Skills’ students.
“Our Lion Leaders are a huge help on Fridays,” Mrs. Nispel said. “They carry the cash tray and help my students make it through the delivery list efficiently with their guidance and patience. These helpers are just a wonderful part of this program!”
“”Having the kids sell lemonade and the coffee last year is a great connection time for our entire campus,” Oak Hills JH Principal Tim Williams said. “The teachers get a cold drink, but more importantly the interaction is positive and encouraging for all of our lions. It’s a reminder that we are all in this together.”
And when the work is done, the students enjoy a sweet bit of lemonade themselves. Next on the list is adding a yummy treat to the beverage cart and one of Mrs. Nispel’s students, Molly Messecar, believes the addition should be lemon bars, of course!
The Montgomery business community’s support is a vital part of what makes our school district successful. Montgomery ISD is thankful for the ongoing partnership that the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC) provides, and they have stepped up to once again rally the community behind the Education Foundation’s Together We Grow community fundraiser.
“One of the Chamber’s key initiatives is to invest in our future,” MACC Executive Director Shannan Reid said. “Not just the next business to come along, but also as MISD prepares our young people to eventually return to Montgomery and build the community up for the next generation. The Montgomery Area Chamber is proud to support the MISD Education Foundation’s Together We Grow Community Fundraiser and encourages all Montgomery residents to join in this incredible event.”
The Montgomery ISD Education Foundation’s Together We Grow community fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 24th from 7-11 p.m. This event is the remodeled version of their annual Gala, and will take place outdoors at the Old Community Center in Historic Montgomery. The Education Foundation board is putting great effort into making this event an inclusive and community-wide venture that will be a successful fundraiser for their scholarship and teacher grant programs.
The Montgomery ISD Education Foundation is hosting its first community fundraiser, Together We Grow, on Saturday, April 24th from 7-11pm. This event is the remodeled version of their annual Gala, and will take place outdoors at the Old Community Center in Historic Montgomery. The Education Foundation board is putting great effort into making this event an inclusive and community-wide venture that will be a successful fundraiser for their scholarship and teacher grant programs.
At the event, the Foundation will be rewarding a $2,000 campus grant to one MISD Principal for their Campus Hustle Project! There will be hustle teams of parents from each campus working at the event, selling sponsorship tickets to those in attendance that want to support our cause. The campus with the most hustle will win! The good news is, the hustle STARTS NOW! Below you will see videos of each campus principal explaining what they will do with the money if their campus wins, and the whole community is invited to join in the fun!
Click on THIS LINK and purchase campus sponsorship tickets (at the very bottom) to help YOUR school win. This is where the “hustle” happens! Make sure you put YOUR campusin the blank so they will get the credit for the purchase!
While you’re on the link, go ahead and purchase tickets to attend this great night! It will be a great night of BBQ, live music AND MORE in the heart of our growing town!
SHARE the link and SHARE the video supporting YOUR campus choice on all your social media platforms! Anyone can purchase tickets to support the hustle, and anyone can attend the event, so let’s help YOUR campus come out on top!
LIKE and FOLLOW the MISD Education Foundation Page on Facebook HERE. You can even tag them when you make your posts about the event!
Mrs. Pace’s 6th Grade Advanced Science Classes successfully created and diagrammed the “flow of energy through various systems” using the Energy Conversion Kits that were purchased with a grant awarded to the OHJH Sixth Grade Science Department from the MISD Education Foundation. Thank you MISD Education Foundation for providing our students with the opportunity to apply their scientific knowledge with this awesome hands-on experience!