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brochure by clicking on the photo above, then make you investment HERE

So far this school year, EPSF has:

Secured $55,000 for internet access for students who don't have it.
Provided $10,000 in professional development for educators.
Pledged $15,000 to help provide arts in schools programming in ALL elementary schools.
Provided $10,000 for classroom books.

CLASSROOM SUPPORT

With decreasing state support and a growing student population, the Edmond Public School District is struggling to meet all of the educational needs our students. Our schools, administrators, and teachers are doing all they can, however there simply are not enough resources to fully fund all that is needed in today's 21st century classrooms. We support classrooms in several ways, including specific district wide programming including Art in Schools and educator professional development, as well as  classroom grants.  Our teacher grant program is designed to support great ideas teacher have for they classrooms.  Since inception, the Edmond Public Schools Foundation has provided millions of dollars to the school district. This program has touched thousands of Edmond teachers, and allows our educators to offset the cost of educational aids that they desperately need but would never been able to afford.  Donate  HERE.

Celebration of Excellence

Each year, we honor those who do the day-to-day work in our schools, ensuring academic excellence. For over 20 years, we have honored teachers, including Teacher of the Year.  This is an exciting event where the teacher is surprised in front of their peers and administrators. This year, we will also be celebrating the support staff in our district, with one surprise announcement of Support Staff of the Year!
Donate to celebrate EPS staff and teachers HERE.

STUDENT AMBASSADORS

Student Ambassadors will represent the Edmond Public Schools Foundation and work to increase and enhance community awareness of the Foundation in the community and their school. Ambassadors have the opportunity to develop leadership and volunteer skills, learn more about how funding for public schools is distributed, utilize their talents to build a professional network while making an impact for their school district.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC FUNDS

ACHIEVE FUND

The Achieve Fund supports academic and artistic competitions for students, as well as needs identified by Superintendent Bret Towne and his team.  Donate to the Achieve Fund HERE.

mental health fund

The Mental Health Fund was established to help support the mental health needs in our Edmond Public Schools.  Social and emotional learning is incorporated into the EPS curriculum to meet the needs of the whole child.  This fund can also include supporting special projects administered by the Edmond Public Schools educators in classrooms or district-wide professional development including TBRI and Conscious Discipline.
Donate to the Mental Health Fund HERE.

Lyla Jobe Special Needs Fund 

The Lyla Jobe Special Needs Funds was established to purchase equipment and supplies for the special needs classroom at Washington Irving Elementary and annually will fund  special needs grants identified through the EPSF Great Idea Grant application process.  

The Jobe's 4-year-old daughter, Lyla, has cerebral palsy and attends Washington Irving Elementary in Edmond, Okla. “They have a phenomenal program for those with special needs. But as is often the case, resources are sometimes lacking,” Casey Jobe said. “Considering Lyla’s inspirational teacher, Robin Mills, incredible staff, and inspiring classmates, my wife and I thought this is a great opportunity to maybe get more than market value for the bike and donate the proceeds back to her classroom for special equipment needed for children with various disabilities.”  
Donate to the Lyla Jobe Special Needs Fund HERE.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

SHELBY HUDSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

In memory of Shelby Hudson, a 2003 Edmond Memorial High School graduate, a scholarship has been established and will be awarded in the amount of $4,000 to two senior Memorial football players at the Bulldog Football Banquet each year. The scholarship is unique because there is no application to complete, but rather the recipient is chosen based on the qualities and characteristics that Shelby exhibited and stood for as a Bulldog player. These include personal motivation and character, heart and desire to excel, drive and determination to accomplish goals, and perseverance in the face of all obstacles. The recipient must have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher and does not have to play football in college. Applications available through the Edmond Memorial football department. Donate to the scholarship and learn more HERE 

JAMES T. ROHAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The James T. Rohan Memorial Scholarship is named in honor of Jimmy Rohan, a senior in the Class of 1993 at Edmond Memorial High School. Jimmy was tragically killed in an automobile accident on January 29, 1993. The purpose of this award is not simply to honor the memory of Jimmy, but in so doing to recognize the achievements – past, present, and future - of an outstanding graduating senior of Edmond Memorial High School. Jimmy’s family and friends have contributed funds to Edmond Public Schools Foundation, Inc. for the organization, establishment and administration of the scholarship. The award is made annually in the amount of $3,000.  Applications available through the Edmond Memorial counselor's office.  Donate HERE

BLAKE BURGESS WINNING 10 SCHOLARSHIP

The Blake Burgess Winning 10 Memorial Scholarship is in memory of Blake Burgess, a 2018 Memorial graduate, a scholarship has been established to be awarded to one Edmond Memorial High School football player each year.  

The recipient is chosen based on 10 qualities and characteristics that Blake exhibited:  Humble, Hungry, Leader, Coachable, Respectful, Determined, Loyal, Courageous, Passionate and Positive.  The recipient must exude these characteristics and have a grade point average of 2.5 or higher.  The recipient does not have to play post-secondary football.  Applications available through the Edmond Memorial football department.  Donate HERE.

RUTH ZUMWALT EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Ruth Zumwalt (1971 -2019) was the epitome of an educator.  She spent 20 years in the classroom, with her focus primarily on teaching high school biology.  She spent her last two years as Edmond Public School's Science Content Specialist.  Anyone who ever met Ruth knew that she was first and foremost an educator and an avid champion of females in education.  The scholarship is open to senior female students graduating from Edmond Public Schools and going into the field of education. Preference will be given to applicants with an interest in teaching science, math or STEM.  The awand is made in the amount of $500 ($250 per semester freshman year).  Donate to this scholarship HERE

Lucille Peters MATH AWARD

A fund has been established at the Edmond Public Schools Foundation to memorialize Lucile Johnson Peters’ love of education and her excellence in teaching math by recognizing an outstanding Edmond math teacher each year.

Lucile Johnson Peters began teaching two years after graduating high school in Macomb, Okla. She completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Oklahoma and later worked on her master’s degree at the University of California – Berkley. During World War II, Lucile taught the “flyboys” at Oklahoma Baptist University, taught high school math in Midwest City, and worked at McDonald Douglas at Tinker AFB. In 1947, she learned of the need for a math teacher in Edmond.  She drove to the office of the Edmond Superintendent, Mr. King, and told him she was there to fill the open position. Thus, began her long and fruitful teaching career in Edmond Public Schools for the next 30 years.  Many generations of students recall her as a beloved teacher. She was married to Lt. Col. Oren Lee Peters for 53 years until her passing in 2006.  
You can donate HERE to support any  of these programs