Since 2004, the Spring Branch ISD Dictionary Project seeks community sponsors to put a dictionary in the hand of every 3rd grader in SBISD. Students not only receive this tool to support life-long learning, but benefit from a presentation about how and why dictionaries are such a valuable learning resource!

Why Dictionaries?

In an age where a dictionary can be at your fingertips in seconds, we maintain that a physical dictionary is one of the best gifts a child can receive in 3rd grade.

A dictionary is a tool students will use through their entire educational journey, and for many, it may be the very first book they call their own.

Thank You, 2022 Sponsors!

Buffalo Creek, CPA Society Grant
Bunker Hill, Spring Branch Lions Club
Cedar Brook, Spring Branch Area Retired School Employees
Larry & Patricia McDowell
Pam Goodson
CPA Society Grant
CPA Society Grant
Hunters Creek, Spring Branch Lions Club
Meadow Wood, Spring Branch Lions Club
Memorial Drive, Magness Orthodontics
Spring Branch Lions Club
Pine Shadows, Katherine Dawson & Chris Gonzalez
Ridgecrest Alumni of 1982
Rummel Creek, Katherine Dawson & Chris Gonzalez
Shadow Oaks, Valley Oaks PTA
West Houston Republican Women
Spring Branch, Germaine Champion
Spring Shadows, DKG Zeta Tau
Wallis Bank
CPA Society Grant
Treasure Forest, The Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham
Valley Oaks, Theresa Kosmoski
West Houston Chinese Church
Pam Goodson
Village Republican Women
Spring Branch Academic Institute, CPA Society Grant


Dictionary Project in Action


The Dictionary Project - 2019 from SBISD on Vimeo.

Get Involved

Become a Dictionary Project Sponsor! 

  1. Let us know you are interested so we can match you with a school.
  2. Present or attend the Dictionary Project Presentation (training provided by SBISD Community Engagement Team)
  3. Underwrite the cost of the dictionaries!
Estimated Cost of Sponsorship: $350*
*Cost is dependent upon current enrollment at $3.50 per dictionary.

Ready to Sponsor?

Contact Katie Redd at or 713-251-2460


This program is organized by the Partnerships and Volunteer Programs Team.