Grissom High School Valentine’s Day Fundraiser

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The current Grissom High School site on Bailey Cove Road. (WHNT News 19 file)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – At a life skills class at Grissom High School in Huntsville, a group of special needs students are putting their hearts into their craft; heart shaped doggie treats just in time for Valentine’s Day.

But the kids were cooking up more than just biscuits for man’s best friend; they were tapping into math, science, reading, and social studies skills.

The class conducted research to find out what would make the best dog biscuit, and put that knowledge to the test in the classroom. Activities such as this are being profiled as a part of Career Readiness Month, to showcase how skills learned in the classroom can be resources students can utilize in their future jobs.

Students set up stations to mix and prepare the biscuits, and another group works to package the finished product. Their teachers have been taking preorders and have sold at least 300 bags.

All of the money raised goes back into the classroom for supplies. And if you were not one of the lucky ones to order a Valentine’s treat for your pet, the class will be preparing dog biscuits for Easter. To place an order, you can email