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!
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
Using funding from a 2014-15 Mini-Grant award to purchase a DRA Kit, Ashley Grimaldi 2nd grade teacher at WES and Principal Bertie Alvarez, conducted professional development workshops for teachers. "These materials are a great tool for planning directed instruction for our children. We deeply appreciate the financial assistance that DCEF was able to provide," said … Continue reading Teachers and Mini-Grants are working!
A big THANK YOU to MidFlorida Credit Union who will be a lead contributor for the Employee of the Year scheduled for January 13, 2015. On behalf of the DeSoto County Education Foundation, we are thrilled to have your support as we recognize the teachers and staff who work hard all year!
Why are these teachers so excited? They were all awarded mini-grants for their classrooms and some received up to $1,000 for their projects! Each year the Florida Legislature provides a dollar-to-dollar matching fund incentive. To receive the funds the local education foundation must raise private contributions to match their appropriation. This year the DeSoto County Education … Continue reading 2014-15 Mini-Grant Recipients
The “Determined to Make a Positive Difference” mini-grant deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline for all mini-grants submissions is 5 p.m., Saturday, September 27th, 2014. The grants should be completed online and submitted to: Director@DeSotoEducationFoundation.com For more information, please refer to https://desotoeducationfoundation.com/impact/grants/2014-15-mini-grant-application/
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.
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