VISD Grant Patrol surprises teachers
Some Victoria elementary school teachers received a big surprise Friday when the VISD Education Foundation's Grant Patrol burst through their classroom doors to present them with a check.
The Grants for Great Ideas Program, which targets youth in elementary through high school, is designed to encourage, facilitate, recognize and reward innovative instructional approaches to teaching and learning.
Awards are given to projects with an identifiable need that are a new and innovative way to improve or enhance student learning, according to the foundation's news release. Grant awards are made possible through the generosity of community donors.
Lori Shelton, at Hopkins Elementary School, received $991.16 for her project titled "Boys, Books and Reading, OH MY!"
Linda Allen, Lynne Hughes and the rest of the faculty and staff at Aloe Elementary School received $2,500 for their project, "EarlyAct FirstKnight - Service Above Self for Building Character in Our Students."
Bobbi Moran, Kay Austin and Kim Purdy at Chandler Elementary School received $2,112 for their project titled, "To tablet, or not to tablet: That is the question."
Cassie Bednarczyk, Vicker Dunseth and Katie McLeod at Chandler Elementary School received $2,495 for their project, "iPad=iRead."
Peggie Grier, Linday Neel and Candice Weishan at DeLeon Elementary School received $2,366.93 for their project, "Give Kinder the Write Stuff."