Students in Allen classrooms will benefit from $90,000 in funding from the Foundation For Allen Schools for educational classroom grants for the 2017-2018 school year. The Educational Grant program provides funding for innovative and creative classroom and campus programs and projects in Allen ISD. Grant applications were reviewed by a committee of Foundation board members and representatives from AISD Learner Services. The Foundation Board of Directors voted to fund 98 grants.
date, the Foundation has funded over $1,011,000 in educational grants in Allen
ISD! These grants are a direct result of donations to the Foundation and
proceeds from the Allen Eagle Run.
List of Grants Funded
Allen ISD Teachers of the Year Recognized
The Foundation For Allen Schools assists Allen ISD in recognizing outstanding education through the Teacher of the Year Awards. Rhonda Selph, Vaughan Elementary School sixth grade teacher, and Catherine Gregory, Allen High School geometry instructor, were honored at the Superintendent’s Employee Recognition Breakfast as the 2016-2017 Allen ISD Teachers of the Year.
The Foundation presented a $500 award to each of these teachers
as well as the use of a Lexus for the summer compliments of Park Place Lexus Plano. Campus Teachers of the Year were also
recognized at the breakfast and each received a $50 Watters Creek gift card
from the Foundation.
AHS Seniors Awarded $119,750 in Scholarships
“These high school seniors are amazing,” said Pam Toups, Vice President of Programs for the Foundation. “Every year we are more impressed with them – not just their strong academics but their dedication to their school and community, along with their humor and creativity. And what a blessing that we have so many very generous and caring families, businesses and PTAs who want to award college scholarships. It is such a thrill to be a part of this success!”
According to the teachers at both schools, this interaction "has undoubtedly impacted our students in a very positive way," said Martina Thompson, Spanish II teacher at Lowery. "From leadership to friendships, to pride and validation of the children's mother tongue and the language our students at Lowery are learning, these visits have resulted in so much more than we even hoped for!"