Funding and administering scholarships for graduating seniors of Elkhorn Public Schools is one of the many functions and responsibilities of the Foundation. Each spring, the Foundation hosts the Scholarship Recognition Breakfast to recognize seniors at both high schools for their academic success, community service and participation in school activities. To learn more about the Foundations Scholarship program, click here.
The breakfast at Elkhorn South will be held on April 25th, 2018 and at Elkhorn High on April 26th, 2018. For more information on making a tax
deductible contribution to support this special event, please find sponsorship information here.
Our 18th Annual Golf Fore Grants Fundraiser was held on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Champions Run Golf Course. This year’s event raised over $44,000 to benefit the Foundation’s Classroom Grants program, with over 170 golfers, volunteers & sponsors joining the fun! The support from this tournament directly impacts more than 9,000 students in all of the 17 schools in the Elkhorn Public School District. See more information and photos from the 2018 event here.
Mark your calendars! Our 20th Annual Tournament will be held June 3rd, 2019 at Champions Run Golf Course!! Registration will begin at 11am with a noon shotgun start. Registration and sponsorship information can be found here.
Elkhorn Public Schools employees generously give back to the Foundation each year through the Foundation’s “TEAM” campaign (Together Everyone Achieves More). This annual district-wide employee donation campaign is held in August and September of every year.
In 2017 more than 650 EPS employees generously donated to the Foundation, raising more than $43,000 in support of Foundation programs. Thank you to all EPS employees!
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation will honor community members, groups and/or businesses that have made significant and positive contributions to Elkhorn students, schools or the Elkhorn community at our Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony and Reception to be held at Elkhorn South High School on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 from 2-4pm. The event is free to attend, but you must submit a reservation to the Foundation. Reservations can be submitted here.
2018 nominations for teachers, alumni, volunteers and community partners are being accepted through May 31st, 2018. The 2018 Hall of Fame Nomination Form can be found here. For a comprehensive list of all honorees, please click here.
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation will host its 6th Annual Bids 4 Kids Ladies Night Out on April 5th at Noah’s Event Venue. The fundraiser will again feature a silent auction, raffles, complimentary appetizers and refreshments. Can’t make our event? Register your phone for free to bid through our mobile bidding platform. Last year over 200 guests attended our event, raising more than $33,000 to help fund the Foundation’s Math and Reading Intervention programs at all 10 elementary schools in the Elkhorn Public School District.
Through the Intervention programs, elementary students are tutored before or after school by Elkhorn Public School staff members, helping to improve their overall math and reading comprehension. In the 2016/2017 school year, the Foundation funded over $79,000 in additional teacher instructional time. This year, we estimate that 100 teachers will provide an additional 4,960 instructional hours outside of the normal school day to over 550 elementary students. With your generous support, the Foundation can continue to fund this growing vital program that is making a difference in students’ test scores and confidence!
Click here to learn more about the 2018 event.
The Elkhorn Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Elkhorn Soccer Club, will hold their 2nd annual 5K Run on Saturday, September 22nd. We are offering a professionally timed 5K cross-country race and a 100 yard Kids Dash! The 5K race will take place on the Elkhorn High School Campus, beginning and ending in the football stadium.
More than just a morning of fun activity, it will be an important event to benefit special education programs for Elkhorn youth. The proceeds will aid both the Elkhorn Soccer Club’s High 5 Program and the Foundation’s Classroom Grants program for Special Education in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. The Soccer Club’s High 5 Program was created through funds raised from the 1st Annual 5K run. It delivers innovative curriculum designed for players who, for physical, mental or emotional reasons, cannot commit to a conventionally structured soccer competition. The program addresses 5 key components/skills: motor, social, sensory, emotional & soccer. Through the Foundation’s Classroom Grant program, we are able to fund requests from Elkhorn Special Education teachers in the district for items such as thematic language and cross-curricular activities, equipment for sensory processing needs, special education iPads, toys for play skills therapy and much more!