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
ARCADIA, Fla. (November 2, 2016) — The DeSoto County Education Foundation (DCEF) announces a $12,500 donation from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation. The donation will enhance learning opportunities for DeSoto County public school students. The Suncoast Credit Union funds will be distributed in the following ways: $2,000 for the 2017 Employee of the Year $1,000 … Continue reading FOUNDATION RECEIVES $12,500 DONATION
Thank you to the manager at the Arcadia, Florida Publix! The Desoto County Education Foundation appreciates his support and the Publix program, Tools for Back to School! Along with the contributions from the local community, Publix was able to donate boxes of paper, glue, scissors and notebooks to our DeSoto County schools! We look forward … Continue reading Publix Donates! – Tools for Back to School
It was great to visit a couple of our schools this week. The Bulldog Robotics Team at the DeSoto High School is expanding and hoping to start a second team this year! We are hoping to help fund this program so that they can compete with two robots at their competition this year! The … Continue reading A Visit to the Schools
Wells Fargo awarded the DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc.(DCEF) a $5,000 sponsorship to be used for the Teacher Mini-Grant program. This is a major program for the foundation and last year served 2,372 students.Learn more about this project and others at: http://www.desotoeducationfoundation.com/impact/grants
Last Tuesday, DCEF provided breakfast for the new teachers in the district. WOW! What a great group! One of the highlights of the morning (for me) included speaking with them about the foundation and the work we do. Welcome and we are delighted that you have chosen DeSoto County to live and work. We’re going … Continue reading Welcome NEW TEACHERS!!
Publix began their “Tools for Back to School” campaign last week. The goal is to give more students a chance to excel in their studies by making sure they have the necessary “tools”. Too often, parents don't have the money to prepare their children with basic learning materials. Many times, teachers use their own money … Continue reading Publix and DCEF work together to make sure students will have “Tools for Back to School “
A BIG THANK YOU to the Walmart Foundation for their continued support and awarding the DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc. with a $2,500 grant for the 2016-17 BackPack program. There are over 650 children enrolled in the elementary and middle school grades in DeSoto County that are never sure if there will be sufficient … Continue reading Thank you Walmart Foundation!