Tag Archives | middle school

Jeff Ames PhotoPog(1)

Jeff Ames: Photopog

School Zone Podcast is excited to welcome Jeff Ames from Oklahoma with the company PhotoPog. We’ve been in development for a few years, but we just launched our PhotoPog products. Our website is live and we encourage you to check it out. We saw a need for a way to help pay for the pocket […]

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Hutto MS PTSA Volunteers

School Fundraising From A Volunteer Perspective

Today School Zone Podcast welcomes Erika Griffin and Toni Rackley from Hutto Middle School. Erika and Toni are both interested in learning more about how they can involve their children into the community and the real world. This includes fundraising, and allowing middle school students to independently raise money for their school. As their children […]

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STEAM Robotics

Michael Hayes: S.T.E.A.M. Science and Robotics

School Zone Podcast welcomes Michael Hayes from Steam Science & Robotics. Steam & Robotics teaches children about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. We use 3D printing, robots, drones, and teach children these topics in a fun environment. The company started in 2007 in Plano, Texas. My daughter and I were looking for a way […]

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My School Calendar App(1)

Brady Campbell: My School Calendar App

School Zone Podcast welcomes Brady Campbell from the cell phone app, My School Calendar. We have four children, and my wife found herself frustrated because she found she missed school events and information constantly amongst all the kids. She suggested someone created an app to download entire school calendars into one application. The schools come […]

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Jim Schrad Red Apple Resources

Jim Schrad: Red Apple Resources

Today School Zone Podcast welcomes Jim Schrad from Red Apple Resources. Jim began as a farmer several decades ago, when he relocated to Dallas, Texas. His business has grown to selling pies, cheesecakes, and cookie dough; all homegrown and handmade. When we began fundraising, we sold jewelry as a fundraiser. But when we adjusted our […]

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Mitch Evers - Fun Abounds SZP

Mitch Evers: Fun Abounds

School Zone Podcast is excited to welcome Mitch Evers from Fun Abounds. Fun Abounds specializes in anything that you would find in a recreational space- picnic shelters, metal canopies over basketball courts and pavilions, concrete works, sidewalk work etc. We also create water features and play places as well that you would find on a […]

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Conrad Coutinho - 99Pledges SZP

Conrad Coutinho: 99Pledges

Today, School Zone Podcast has the pleasure to welcome 99Pledges from Palo Alto, California, to our podcast. In 2010, there was a significant amount of budget cuts in the state of California regarding education. Our co-founders saw this as a major issue, so they created 99Pledges. 99Pledges is entirely online, and it creates individual fundraising […]

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Kammie Bilardello My School Color Run SZP

Kammie Bilardello: My School Color Run

Today, School Zone Podcast welcomes Kammie Bilardello from My School Color Run. Our CEO, Brian Duncanson started the company. He has been involved in obstacle races and even runs marathons himself. So he has always had a background in the running industry. After attending a Color Run himself, he realized that it would be a […]

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Gina Klakamp PTA Secretary Northlake Elementary Garland ISD SZP

Gina Klakamp: PTA Fundraising Considerations

With 21 years of teaching experience and 12 years on the PTA board, Gina Klakamp knows the needs of schools and the value a successful fundraising company can bring. Join us for today’s School Zone Podcast episode as Matt and Gina discuss important fundraising considerations for today’s PTA’s. School Zone Podcast welcomes Gina Klakamp, an […]

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