VISD Education Foundation Awards Over $65K to Educators in 2022

The Victoria ISD Education Foundation awarded winners of its Grants for Great Ideas competition at each respective campus and department in May of 2022.  In total, 19 grants were awarded, equaling $65,667 (a Foundation record!) to VISD educators, totaling $565,000 in grant awards since the inception of Grants for Great Ideas in 2009.

The grant title, award amount, and recipients are listed below.

  • All Aboard! An Aquatics Adventure!; $5,000; East and West High Schools (Aquatic Field Trip & Campus Presentation)
  • Ballin’ Behavior; $1,741; All VISD elementary schools Chandler Elementary (Sports to Build Campus Cooperation)
  • Bee Engaged!; $4,990; All Elementary Campuses (Robotics for Gifted and Talented)
  • Educational Stations and Stimuli; $2,500; Chandler Elementary (Hands on Learning)
  • Free Your Mind–Let Your Words Flow; $4,490; 14 Elementary Schools & 4 Middle Schools (Technology for Dyslexia)
  • Gaining and Growing in Our Love of Literacy; $1,805; Mission Valley Elementary School (Literacy)
  • GardenHood; $2,000; Schorlemmer Elementary (School Garden)
  • Give an Inch: Grow a Mile; $5,000; Torres Elementary (Book Vending Machine – Literacy & Behavior)
  • Mindful Masterpieces; $4,973; Hopkins Elementary School (Social-emotional Learning & Art Therapy)
  • Mindfulness & Calming Corners; $3,566; Shields Elementary (Classroom Calming Centers)
  • Mission STEM: Together We Make it Possible; $1,762; Hopkins Elementary School (STEM Career Exploration)
  • Readers are Leaders; $2,198; Howell Middle School (Book Club)
  • Speech, Sensory, Slime…OH MY!; $4,983; All Elementary Schools (Speech Therapy)
  • Sphero and Heroes-Inspiring Gifted Learners in VISD; $4,922; All Elementary Campuses (Robotics for Gifted and Talented)
  • Standing Up for ADHD; $1,030; Victoria West High School (ADHD Supports for English Instruction)
  • Stroman Stem Academy FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team; $2,409; Stroman STEM Academy (Robotics)
  • Study Hard, Stay AVID; $2,298; Victoria East High School (Technology for AVID Tutoring Needs)
  • VISD Student Video Production Club (VEHS); $5,000; Victoria East High School (Media Production)
  • VISD Student Video Production Club (VWHS); $5,000; Victoria West High School (Media Production)