Change For a Change

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

Win-Win!! Middle School Class gets bookshelf from High School Students!

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!

2017 Scholarships Available

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

Welcome NEW TEACHERS!!

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 and DCEF work together to make sure students will have “Tools for Back to School “

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 “