Weatherford ISD Education Foundation Reaches The $1 Million Mark

Repeating the Surprise Patrol, Weatherford ISD Education Structure board members and donors went to classrooms at the end of May to award 26 grants amounting to over $89,000 to more than 100 teachers for the 2016-2017 school year. At the end of the day, the Foundation celebrated reaching the foundations $1 million milestone in financing innovative grants that straight effect Weatherford ISD classrooms, instructors, and students.The Weatherford neighborhood has a strong tradition of supporting Weatherford ISD, stated Van Houser, president of the WISD Education Structure Board of Directors. The contributions we receive from individuals and companies make this possible and every donation, no matter the quantity, makes a distinction to our teachers.The Foundation, which was established in 2000, raises fund for programs that enhance the instructional experience of children and instructors in Weatherford ISD. Aside from grants, the WISD Education Structure likewise offers school supplies and backpacks to trainees whose households can not provide these necessary tools for learning and they award continuing education scholarships to WISD instructors who are seeking advancedpostgraduate degrees. Examples of this years grants include numerous flexible seating options for class, digital microscopic lens, a mobile photography studio for high school art trainees, a recording studio for 2 primary campuses, and virtual learning experiences using products such as Google Cardboard. ManyMuch of these projects just wouldnt be possible without the funds from the Education Structure, Charlotte LaGrone, the Structures executive director, stated. The Education Foundation typically provides the seed money to pilot programs and innovation before they are broadened to all campuses, she said.Second grade instructors at Curtis Elementary were delighted to received almost$4,800 to fund Chromebooks for their classrooms. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for moneying our grant, they said. With Chromebooks in our class, the academic possibilities are limitless! Thank you, not just for funding our grant, but for all the grants you moneyed across the district. The Education Structure affects our kids in countless methods.