Teachers are getting the opportunity to get in each others classrooms to see different styles of instruction! This year (2017-2018) the opportunity was available for DeSoto County School District teachers in grades 3, 4 and 5. Once a month, P3 groups will engage in "Growth Showcases" where participants travel to each other’s classrooms and give … Continue reading Peers in Public Practice (P3)
Hello Friends and Partners, To celebrate the back-to-school season and to show our appreciation to local teachers for all they do for our students, McDonald’s of Tampa Bay is excited to host the fourth annual Classroom FUNds Contest for the greater Tampa Bay area* teachers with a chance to win $1,000 for their classrooms! From August 7 … Continue reading Win $1000 for Your Classroom!
Thank you AXA for the $500 donation to match Chelsea Brown, Vice President's $500 donation. These dollars will go towards our 2017-18 Classroom Grant program, that is supported by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. The CFEF will match $1000....it's amazing how a donation of $500 can result into a $2000 donation!! Thank you for these matching grant opportunities!!
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!!
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!
Thank you for being our newest sponsor and welcome to DeSoto County!
$682,690 in scholarships were awarded on Tuesday May 10th to the graduating seniors at DHS! What a memorable evening for the students and their families. DCEF is proud to be a part of such a special evening. A special "thank you" to the local donors who support our students each year!
On April 28th, the DeSoto County Education Foundation hosted a dinner and recognition event for the Top 10% of the DHS Class of 2016. This is such a great group of young people from our community. Thank you to Suncoast Credit Union for their support by being a Platinum Sponsor for this event!
The 1st year of the “Change for a Change” Scholarship exceeded all expectations and because of loyal and generous McDonald's customers, $1,700.01 was donated to the new scholarship fund on Saturday, March 26th Applications for the scholarship will be available on the high school website tomorrow and students will have until April 12th to complete the process. Thanks to the … Continue reading Scholarship “change” exceeds expectations!