What a fun evening with some of the many wonderful and charitable people at Live Oak RV Resort! Their annual Charity Auction was a huge success and many children in DeSoto County will benefit from their generosity. Thank you…thank you…thank you!
Do you have questions regarding the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA) also known as the Bright Futures Application, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and/or scholarships? Ms. Padgett, the Graduation Coach will be having open office hours for a Financial Aid Frenzy on Thursday, February 25th and Tuesday, March 1st from 3:30 p.m. … Continue reading Attention Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors graduating in 2016
DeSoto High School's Robotics Team went to their last regular season tournament last week and made it to the semifinals for the second week in a row. Their goal was to get invited to the state championships in Tampa on February 13th. There are two ways to make it to state competition. … Continue reading DHS Robotics Team Wins Big!
The DeSoto County Education Foundation, Inc. and the School District of DeSoto County are pleased to announce the 2016 selection of Teacher of the Year / Mrs. Jackie Harris; Rookie Teacher of the Year / Ms. Devin Lipe and School Related Employee of the Year / Mrs. Perla Barajas. Thank you MidFlorida and Suncoast Schools … Continue reading 2016 Employees of the Year
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2015 in review
Live Oak RV Resort recently held a "Canvas for a Cause" fundraiser and raised $3,581 for the BackPack for Kids project. To learn more about this fundraiser and this project, visit https://desotoeducationfoundation.com/impact/backpacks-for-kids/
More than 100 students at DHS will have the opportunity to learn and apply STEM skills beyond the classroom through a Motorola Solutions Foundations grant. Project Robo was created last year with the sponsorship of Mosaic and is being continued and expanded for the 2015-16 school year.
Kindergarten students are already hard at work using materials purchased through the DCEF's mini-grant funding program. Stephanie Langford, one of the teachers awarded funding stated, " They love the hands-on learning! Collaborative learning and off the worksheet!" Read more about the projects at https://desotoeducationfoundation.com/2015/10/21/2015-16-mini-grants-awarded-to-teachers/
Seacoast Bank of Arcadia, DeSoto County Education Foundation and All Faiths Food Bank work together to sponsor a Holiday Food drive. All non-perishable food will be used to stock the Food Pantry at DeSoto High School. The food drive will run till November 20th so there is still time to stop by Seacoast Bank and make … Continue reading Seacoast Bank holds food drive for All Faiths and DHS Food Pantry