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  • Foundation Grant Awards Exceed $1M

    $1M in Grants 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.

    To 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.

     Teacher of the Year
    Rhonda Selph, AISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Chris Bruner, General Manager Park Place Lexus Plano

    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

    Once again the Allen community has stepped up to support its children by funding thousands of dollars in locally awarded scholarships for Allen High School seniors! The Foundation hosted a reception on April 27 to honor 112 members of the AHS class of 2017 who are receiving $119,750 in scholarships. The Foundation awarded $95,750 with an additional $24,000 awarded by groups from the Allen community. The reception brought scholarship donors together with the students who are benefiting from their generosity.

    Foundation For Allen Schools Scholarship

    Foundation For Allen Schools Scholarship recipients Grace Littler, Michelle Hong, Martin Nguyen, Jennifer Odoi, Lauren Gutknecht, and Rachel Frick with Foundation board members Kit McKee and Julie Kerr. (more photos)

    “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!”

    Special thanks to American National Bank and Linebarger Attorneys at Law for reception sponsorship. 

  • Updates... 
    AHS Tennis-A-Thon
    The Allen Eagle Tennis team awarded the Foundation $2,850 in proceeds from the Up All Night Tennis-A-Thon. At the Tennis-A-Thon, the AHS tennis team plays around the clock from Friday evening through 5:00 am Saturday morning. Students collect pledges from individuals and area businesses for every hour played of tennis.

    AHS Tennis-A-Thon

    By sharing their proceeds from this fundraiser, the students have helped to fund an educational grant each year. To date, the team has donated over $20,000 to the Foundation! Thank you, AHS Tennis Team!
  • Grant Spotlight - Sister Schools
    The Sister Schools grant involves students from Boyd Elementary who are native Spanish speakers and students from Lowery Freshman Center who are native English speakers. The classes come together four times during the school year; the Boyd students (grades 2-6) ride a bus to Lowery to visit their 9th grade friends. The interaction includes dialogue (in Spanish), songs, cultural presentations, games, stories and sometimes food.
  • 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!"

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