Midland Independent School District


Making an Impact One Story at a Time

Endeavor teamed up with Midland Independent School District (MISD) to participate in National Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Nearly 150 employees volunteered to take part in the program, reaching more than 5,000 Midland ISD students across 144 different classrooms in grades K-6.

Established by the National Education Association in 1998, National Read Across America Day aims to help kids excited about reading and brings students, teachers, and community members together. Each Endeavor volunteer opportunity lasted 30 minutes and volunteers read classic books to students such as Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and The Lorax.

Thank you to all of our volunteers for supporting the children in our community through this important event. Endeavor is committed to investing in local schools to ensure a bright future for students of Midland. To learn more about ways to get involved with our local schools as well as upcoming events, visit the Midland ISD website.

“It’s a privilege to be able to share the love of reading with MISD elementary students,” said Anita Gamertsfelder, executive director of the Midland Education Foundation. “Helping to create lasting memories these children is a priority for us, and the time donated by our volunteers will do just that.”

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Teaming Up to Support New Midland Teachers

Endeavor is committed to investing in local schools to ensure a thriving community and bright future for Midland’s youth.

In support of new teachers and their students, the company provided supplies to stock elementary and secondary classrooms as part of Midland Independent School District’s (MISD) new teacher orientation. With many teachers relocating to Midland, the Endeavor team was excited to greet them with a warm, Midland welcome.

Providing supplies is a continuation of a growing relationship between EER and MISD. Endeavor employees have nearly 1,700 children in Midland, many who are MISD students.

This spring, Endeavor employees visited MISD campuses to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a reading day. The EER Geology team shared their knowledge with MISD second graders in May. These activities reaffirmed the connections between EER and MISD, as many students, teachers, and staff shared they have family at Endeavor.

The company’s growing collaboration with MISD is a natural one, as district educators instill skills and abilities for lifelong learning in children. Endeavor is proud to support this new teacher initiative to strengthen local education.

Learn how to get involved with the Midland Education Foundation as well as upcoming events on the Midland ISD website.

Endeavor Welcomes Over 100 New Teachers with Essential Supplies

Endeavor recently provided supplies for more than 100 new Midland Independent School District (MISD) teachers to help them prepare for the new school year. These welcome baskets include classroom basics including books, paper and other supplies that teachers need every day. Endeavor volunteered with the Midland Education Foundation to assist in personally delivering the baskets to Bunche Elementary the week before class began.

“Endeavor’s support of new MISD teachers is an incredible gift to Bunche Elementary as well as the entire district We know it will make a difference in the teachers’ and students’ lives alike,” said Anita Gamertsfelder, executive director of the Midland Education Foundation. “It’s important that our educators feel welcome, connected, and supported in our community, and Endeavor’s donation helps to accomplish just that.”

 

Endeavor is proud to sponsor this initiative for the 2021-2022 school year, and is committed to investing in local schools to ensure a thriving community and bright future for the youth of Midland. To learn more about ways to get involved with the Midland Education Foundation as well as upcoming events, visit the Midland ISD website.

EER “ROCKstars” Visit Greathouse Elementary

The Endeavor Energy Geology Team members were the “ROCKstars” of Greathouse Elementary. Split into small groups, the team visited with nearly 100 second graders.

The team’s presentation covered general geology terms, highlighted the three types of rocks (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), and discussed where geology is seen in everyday items.

As part of the presentation’s interactivity, the team showed off a glass of Endeavor oil. To cap off the event, the geology team gave each student a bag of rocks and gemstones. Local business Scully Stone generously donated most of the rocks and was excited to play a part in supporting local students.

“As a dad of a Greathouse student, it was very special to share our careers with groups of students who are excited about learning – and excited about rocks!” said Senior Geologist Ben Breyman. “We were happy to share our knowledge with these students, as well as support our community’s education.”

Greathouse Elementary teacher Alex Paredes remarked, “We’re so appreciative to Endeavor’s Geology Team for sharing their time, insight, and love of geology with our students! Their visit reiterated EER’s commitment to supporting local education. Greathouse was excited to be a part of this special – and educational – afternoon.”

Endeavor strongly supports education and is proud to see EER teams taking the initiative to give back to local students and education.

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Teaming Up to Support New Midland Teachers

In collaboration with Keep Midland Beautiful, Endeavor sponsors recycling in 12 MISD schools. To date, participating schools have recycled 9,700 lbs including 3,280 lbs of paper, 1,467 lbs of plastics, 88 lbs of aluminum, and 4,865 lbs of cardboard. Instilling the love of recycling in children is a powerful way to help the next generation of adults get in the habit of recycling. Thank you to Keep Midland Beautiful for your advocacy and dedication to this effort!