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Trojan Excellence Fund

The Trojan Excellence Fund (TEF) allows Anderson High School teachers to reach for their educational dreams by filling in the gaps where district dollars fall short. Your donations help turn their wishes for our students into reality in the classroom. The money that parents, like you, so generously donate to the TEF goes DIRECTLY to the classrooms. A well-equipped classroom is one of the most essential tools that our teachers utilize in doing what they do best, teaching our children. Through your donations, you are supporting our teachers and students as they strive for the excellence we expect from Anderson High School.
 
Anderson High School has received many accolades and awards. We are recognized for supporting not only our top students but also for making a significant difference in the achievement of students for who school presents multiple challenges. The Trojan Excellence Fund benefits all students at Anderson High School across many disciplines. Here are some examples of the support provided by the Trojan Excellence Fund over the past 3 years:
 
Fine Arts: Bernina sewing machines, hand weights and yoga mats, metronome and PA, reversible white board and music stands, canon lenses, sheet music, cymbals, media equipment, video camera, tap shoes
 
Foreign Language: Online learning resources/memberships, headphones, white boards
 
English: Computers (10 at approx. $200/each), interactive teacher carts, projector screen & bulbs, novels
 
Physical Education: Water Polo gear, ipad for Sports Medicine small group training, neoprene dumbbells, ball rack, rackets, skeleton model
 
Science: Crime Scene Analysis kit, transformation and protein purification items; dissection specimens, astronomy items, timers and spare parts, Ohaus balances, 02 gas sensors, scanner, lab equipment
 
History: AP textbooks, roll down maps, supplemental textbooks
 
Math: Software, grid lap boards, whiteboards, graphing & scientific calculators, calculator storage
 
Special Ed: iPad air with apps for tutorials and voice/interactive programs, printers, Ellison die-cuts
 
AVID: Student bus passes, graphing calculators, college field trips
 
Other: Library projector & bulbs, benches outside library, printer for counselor office, author visits
 
HOW AND WHEN CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE? The Trojan Excellence Fund accepts donations all year from teachers, parents, alumnus and friends of AHS. Any amount is appreciated! To donate, go to the PTSA Online Store found at www.andersononline.org (click on the “Parents” tab located along the top of the home page and then select “PTSA” from the drop down menu) or mail a check directly to Anderson High School PTSA, 8403 Mesa Dr., Austin, TX 78759 (be sure to write Trojan Excellence Fund in memo of your check). The Anderson PTSA Board and school administrators work closely together to evaluate each teacher’s request(s) to ensure your donations are used wisely. Please DONATE TODAY to help our teacher’s classroom dreams become a reality for our students. Thank you and Go Trojans!
 
Questions? Please contact Carol McHorse, PTSA Vice President 2017-2018, at camchorse@gmail.com