Click HERE for the 2018-19 Mini-Grant Application
Welcome back to a new year in education! The DeSoto County Education Foundation, along with local businesses and organizations, want to support your efforts with classroom mini grants! How can $500-$800 change your classroom? Is there a project you would like to do with your students? What about a training or conference that you've always … Continue reading 2019-2020 Mini Grant Application
Born in Clearwater, FL Working with Students: WES – 2nd grade (2002-2007) WES – 4th grade (2007-2011) DHS – Instructional Coach (2011-2013) MES – 4th grade (2013-present) Education Name of High School & location: Largo Senior High, Largo, FL Name of College & Degrees and location(s): University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL – … Continue reading Featuring Emily Morris
Teachers are getting the opportunity to get in each others classrooms to see different styles of instruction! This year (2017-2018) the opportunity was available for DeSoto County School District teachers in grades 3, 4 and 5. Once a month, P3 groups will engage in "Growth Showcases" where participants travel to each other’s classrooms and give … Continue reading Peers in Public Practice (P3)
Hello Friends and Partners, To celebrate the back-to-school season and to show our appreciation to local teachers for all they do for our students, McDonald’s of Tampa Bay is excited to host the fourth annual Classroom FUNds Contest for the greater Tampa Bay area* teachers with a chance to win $1,000 for their classrooms! From August 7 … Continue reading Win $1000 for Your Classroom!
Thank you AXA for the $500 donation to match Chelsea Brown, Vice President's $500 donation. These dollars will go towards our 2017-18 Classroom Grant program, that is supported by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The CFEF will match $1000....it's amazing how a donation of $500 can result into a $2000 donation!! Thank you for these matching grant opportunities!!
The change drive was a big hit for DeSoto County this Saturday! McDonald's, Arcadia Police Department and the DeSoto County Education Foundation partnered together to raise money for a scholarship fund. Just over $1200 was donated in 8 hours!!! As customers showed up at McDonald's for their morning coffee or afternoon snack, they donated loose change from their pockets and … Continue reading Change For a Change
In September, a DMS teacher wrote a grant for a bookshelf and new books. Little did she know, the high school shop class would be the ones to make the shelves! I'm not sure how it all came about, but the shop class from the DeSoto County High School constructed and stained this beautiful book shelf. … Continue reading Win-Win!! Middle School Class gets bookshelf from High School Students!
Last May, several members of the DHS Class of 2016 walked out of the Turner Agri-Civic Center with more money than they had when they walked in. Scholarships totaling $682,690 were awarded to members of the class by local businesses, local service organizations, local civic organizations and in memory of local residents. Several colleges, universities, the Merchant Marines and Take Stock in Children also provided many … Continue reading 2017 Scholarships Available