Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts
Seniors from both high schools will be recognized for their outstanding achievements with scholarships Scholarship Recognition Breakfasts this spring. Postcards will be mailed to let all of our scholarship applicants know their status. If a student will be receiving a scholarship, they and their family are invited to attend the breakfast. This year, the breakfast at Elkhorn South will be held on April 25th and at Elkhorn High on April 26th. For more information on sponsoring our breakfast, click here.
Our 18th Annual Golf Fore Grants Fundraiser was held on Monday, June 12, 2017 at Shadow Ridge Country Club. Last year’s event raised over $34,000 to benefit the Foundation’s Classroom Grants program, with over 155 golfers, volunteers & sponsors joining the fun! The support from this tournament directly impacts more than 8,500 students in all of the 16 schools in the Elkhorn Public School District. See more information and photos from the 2017 event here.
Mark your calendars – we’re teeing off at a new location this year! Our 19th Annual Tournament will be held June 4th, 2018 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 give back to the Foundation each year through our Together Employees Achieves More campaign held in August and September. This year, more than 650 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 1st annual 5K Run on Saturday, October 21st. We are offering a professionally timed 5K cross-country race and a Saturday Stroll with 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 TOPSoccer Program and the Foundation’s Classroom Grants program for Special Education in the Elkhorn Public Schools District. TOPSoccer is a US Youth Soccer program that stands for The Outreach Program for Soccer. It’s a program designed to provide opportunities for players who, for physical, mental or emotional reasons, cannot commit to a conventionally structured soccer competition. TOPSoccer participants include players with Autism, Down’s Syndrome, and physical disabilities. 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, toys for play skills therapy and much more!