PISD teachers receive $14,000 in grants for programs



The PHS Art Department will be hosting an art show in the spring called “Who I Am - Art Makes My World Go Round” that will feature the work of PISD students. Pictured, l to r, front row are teachers Carmen Harris and Heather Arnold with high school principal Twila Guajardo and Dr. Matthew Mann. In the back are teachers Emily Breiten and Sharon Kotzur with Stephanie Brown of the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

The PHS Art Department will be hosting an art show in the spring called “Who I Am – Art Makes My World Go Round” that will feature the work of PISD students. Pictured, l to r, front row are teachers Carmen Harris and Heather Arnold with high school principal Twila Guajardo and Dr. Matthew Mann. In the back are teachers Emily Breiten and Sharon Kotzur with Stephanie Brown of the Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

On Friday, Nov. 30, the Pleasanton ISD Education Foundation made their way through the PISD campuses surprising teachers who had been awarded with Teacher Grant funds of $14,000.

“The energy was electrifying as we walked through the hallways of the campuses. The drum line was playing, the cheerleaders were cheering, the students were dancing, I just loved being part of it, said Stephanie Brown of The Larry Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. Over $5,000 was awarded in honor of Larry Brown that Friday.

“So many teachers use their own money to purchase items for their classrooms, so I was delighted to be part of their classroom projects. I think my dad, Mr. Brown, would have been very pleased, too.”

Funds were awarded as follows:

Elementary “Google Expedition” – $4,439

Junior High “Closet Makeover” – $2,500

Junior High “Lights! Camera! Action!” – $1,148

Junior High “Seeing Small Things” – $3,675

High School “Who I Am- Art Makes My World Go Round” – $ 1,595.84 (Larry Brown Memorial Teacher Grant)

Fifth Grade teachers display their funding that will go toward their Google Expedition project. Pictured l to r are Carey Troell, Krystal Pilgrim, Erica Bernal (elementary principal), Jarod Bellanger, Sarah Hill, Joelle Van Curan, Gabriela Royal, Karyn Tom, Sue Brown, Superintendent Matthew Mann and Ken Donoughue. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Fifth Grade teachers display their funding that will go toward their Google Expedition project. Pictured l to r are Carey Troell, Krystal Pilgrim, Erica Bernal (elementary principal), Jarod Bellanger, Sarah Hill, Joelle Van Curan, Gabriela Royal, Karyn Tom, Sue Brown, Superintendent Matthew Mann and Ken Donoughue. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

“We are truly blessed as a district to have such a wonderful support system of parents and community volunteers,” said PISD Superintendent Matthew Mann.

“They dedicate countless hours to plan, prepare and to host fundraisers to solely support Pleasanton ISD students and staff. I am grateful for their work and I am so thankful for their commitment to making PISD great.”

Sixth and 7th grade STEM was awarded funds for their “Light! Camera! Action!” innovative grant. Pictured are Dr. Matthew Mann alongside junior high Principal Jennifer Garcia, Margie Mendez and Dawna Garvin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Sixth and 7th grade STEM was awarded funds for their “Light! Camera! Action!” innovative grant. Pictured are Dr. Matthew Mann alongside junior high Principal Jennifer Garcia, Margie Mendez and Dawna Garvin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Seventh grade science students show their excitement for receiving funds to purchase digital microscopes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

Seventh grade science students show their excitement for receiving funds to purchase digital microscopes. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO | PLEASANTON ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION FACEBOOK PAGE

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