It was great to visit a couple of our schools this week. The Bulldog Robotics Team at the DeSoto High School is expanding and hoping to start a second team this year! We are hoping to help fund this program so that they can compete with two robots at their competition this year! The … Continue reading A Visit to the Schools
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!
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
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