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
Each year Project Graduation has more students attending and the fun seems to multiply! Hopefully this year will be even bigger and better than the past. Saturday, March 7th, 2015, 6 p.m., DeSoto Middle School is the place to be to show your support for this great project. There will dinner, entertainment and silent auction … Continue reading Save the Date… Saturday March 7th Project Graduation Benefit Dinner and Silent Auction
A jubilant crowd of over 220 community members, school personnel and elected officials watched as Mr. Wil Brunty was honored as DeSoto County's Teacher of the Year. A 3rd grade teacher at West Elementary, Mr. Brunty was honored by the guests in attendance, some of those being his current and former students. " When I … Continue reading MIDFLORIDA participates in “Surrounded By Stars” Employee of the Year event
The Back to School luncheon was held at DeSoto Middle School cafeteria. Everyone was glad to be back. Thank you to Mosaic and Suncoast Schools Credit Union for the donation of prizes.
The Project Graduation Committee and DCEF, for the seventh year, provided a positive and safe celebration for the DeSoto County High School's graduating senior class. This event, which was held in the DeSoto County High School’s gymnasium, reflects the combined efforts of parents, school administrators, teachers, businesses, community members and service organizations working together in the … Continue reading DCEF supports Project Graduation for 7th year
Scholarships totaling over $20,000 were awarded to 12 deserving seniors from the DeSoto High School Class of 2014. The DeSoto County Education Foundation is pleased to be able to offer this service to donors for no fee.
The Top 10% Ceremony is an event that recognizes those DeSoto County High School graduating seniors whose final GPA is within the top 10% of the class. This ceremony is recognition of those students who have worked for four years to maintain excellence in their academic studies. Students who earn Top 10% status are offered tuition … Continue reading DeSoto High School Class of 2014 Top 10% Honored
Standing before a group of over 170 persons, Dr. Karyn Gary, Superintendent of Schools, announced the winners of the Volunteer, Substitute, Support Person and Teacher of the Year for the School District of DeSoto County. The annual Employee and Volunteer of the Year event was held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center on Thursday, February 20th. … Continue reading 2014 DeSoto County School District Employees of the Year
Sponsored by Links2Success, the DeSoto High school gymnasium was transformed from a place of physical activity, to a place of “mental activity”. On January 29th, a 2014 Financial Aid Bonanza was held in the gym and targeted those graduating seniors that would be heading off to college in the fall. The purpose of the event was to make parents … Continue reading Sponsorship Update: 2014 Financial Aid Bonanza
DCEF hosted an early morning breakfast aimed at increasing communication between the community and the school district. Business partners, government officials and school district administrative staff had an opportunity to unite and discuss ways that sustainable partnerships could be built. "School isn’t about more school…it’s eventually about getting a job, supporting yourself … Continue reading Education Foundation hosts breakfast to “Bridge Business and Education”