Foundation For Allen Schools Funded Classroom Grants at

    Ford Middle School




    2021-2022 Classroom Grants


    FMS Robotics

    This grant under CTE Curriculum was awarded to Kelli Walston along with Edwin Dolores and will benefit 60 students this coming year.

    Allen ISD and the Foundation For Allen Schools is pleased to support the hands-on building and programming efforts to students in the Robotics program at Ford Middle School. This group of students is provided the opportunity to create and develop a unique and knowledgeable set of skills that will them well in their futures. Students learn to exercise critical skills such as working on a team, problem solving, communication, patience, and diligence as they create these one-of-a-kind robots ... together.


    DT - Leveled Readers

    This grant under English Language Arts (Elementary) & Dyslexia Curriculum awarded to Ella Jones along with Jill Jaska, Susie Barlow, Deb Scott, Carli Burke, Dena Goddard, Amber Arnold, Candice Frazier, Janice Harrop, Maria Burnes, Julieta Henderson, Angela Lunde, Shia Valdovino, Janell Cook, Tami Everett.  The grant will benefit 900 students this coming year at the following campuses: Anderson, Bolin, Boyd, Chandler, Cheatham, Evans, Green Kerr, Lindsey and Ford Middle School.

    Connected texts are decodable books that use predictable words and word patterns through engaging stories. The Dyslexia Therapist can use these books, in combination with other materials, to address the student?s fluency and comprehension skills. The Allen ISD Dyslexia Department wants to enhance its program by giving its students the opportunity to read these books so they can become stronger readers.