AXA is a new Supporter!

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!!

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