Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Curtis Middle School




    2021-2022 Classroom Grants


    Adapt Me!

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum was awarded to Patricia Reyna and will benefit 25 students this coming year at Anderson, Evans, Olson, Curtis Middle School and Allen High School. 

    Adapted books for our special needs students will allow opportunity for every student to interact with literature on their own learning level. Adapted books employ cognitive skills such as matching, comprehension, fine motor and attention building skills.


    Soothing Self-Care Strategies

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Ryan Thomasco along with Lisa Phillips and will benefit 1400 students this coming year. Self care strategies are used with CMS students throughout the school year to help students develop healthy habits for life to take care of themselves and lead happy, productive lives.


    Y.E.S. (Year End Service Project)

    This grant under Counseling Curriculum was awarded to Sheri Kuester and will benefit 70 students this coming year.  

    Students making a difference in the community by participating in year end service projects. Students chose an organization and implement ways that they could serve that organization.


    Curtis MS Theatre I Field Trip to A Christmas Carol

    This grant under Fine Arts Curriculum awarded to Jessamyn Berger and will benefit 140 students this coming year. 

    A field trip for Theater I students from Curtis Middle School to attend a student matinee of A Christmas Carol at the Dallas Theater Center. Funding from this grant will cover the costs of buses as well as 50% of ticket costs so students will be able to purchase their own ticket at the reasonable value of $10.


    Blinded by the light, moon, and physics!

    This grant under Science/STEAM Curriculum was awarded to Randall Mobley and will benefit 600 students this coming year.  

    Physics "springing" to action, bringing the moon into the room, and breaking the light bring science to life for students to see science as they do science.


    Independence through Community Based Instruction

    This grant under Special Education Curriculum awarded to Crystal Wright and will benefit 12 students this coming year.  

    "Independence Through Community Based Instruction" allows students with disabilities the opportunity to learn the skills they need to function independently in a meaningful way. The students also gain confidence through their public social experiences.