On Friday, Oct. 13, the Van Alstyne Education Foundation awarded over $24,000 in grants to VAISD teachers and staff members across the three Van Alstyne campuses. The foundation is known for awarding Senior Scholarships and Teacher Grants within the district, designating them for innovative teaching and learning ideas.

Teachers filled out and submitted grant applications, before a committee of community members reviewed the applications and selected grant recipients. The VAEF is able to award these grants thanks to staff contributions and funds raised throughout three important fundraisers: the Sporting Clays Classic, which was held two weekends ago; the Denim and Diamonds Gala, which will be held on March, 23; and the Little Big Town 5K and Family Fun Run, scheduled for May 5.