San Angelo Schools Foundation has been giving grants to teachers for 29 years! We all know teachers never have enough money to do everything they want to do for their students. The Schools Foundation decided to begin helping make those ideas and dreams possible.
We have given a 5th grade team of teachers grant money to have dinner theatres. Every student in that grade had a job, ranging from cook to the star of the show. What started out with some supportive parents turned into the Event of the year with reserved seating.
We gave a Kindergarten teacher money to turn a tent into the night sky where the students could not only learn about planets and constellations but also had a secluded place to read.
There has been a huge need for technology within the classrooms for iPads, iPods, tablets, Kindles, software, headphones, Whiteboards, Chrome books, etc. This list is always changing along with new products.
We have witnessed how the newest technology has impacted the Special Needs students. A Dyslexic child can change the font and size of words on an iPad and more easily read the assignment. Students with more severe retardation are able to communicate with their teachers and learn in ways as never before.
Grants to Teachers Program
The Grants to Teachers project is funded by variety of fundraisers held by the San Angelo Schools Foundation. This fund awards grants to teachers to aid in classroom instruction. Teachers must apply for a grant. Awards are determined by a committee of the San Angelo Schools Foundation board and community volunteers. Teachers, click here to access the Grant Application!
Scholarships to Students
The San Angelo Schools Scholarship Endowment Fund is funded primarily through payroll deductions of SAISD teachers. Awards are determined by a committee of the San Angelo Schools Foundation board and community volunteers. We are pleased to announce the addition of the Robert Price Memorial Scholarship. Click here to learn more.