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Education Foundation Selling Playhouse Raffle Tickets

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation has started selling raffle tickets for a children’s playhouse. Carpentry students from the CTE Academy designed and built the wooden structure. Inside, there is a loft, ladder, and kitchenette. There is a covered front porch, and the playhouse has lights on the exterior. Tickets are one for $25 Read more…


Education Foundation Awards 79 First Time Teacher Grants

On August 16th, the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation announced that 79 first-year educators would each receive a $200 First Time Teacher Grant. The grants will go to teachers at 33 schools within the Sioux Falls School District. Educators can use the $200 to purchase items to equip their classrooms. This year’s First Time Read more…


Tree Planting Promotion to Celebrate Sioux Falls School District’s 150th Anniversary

In the spirit of honoring the past and contributing to the future, the Sioux Falls School District will celebrate its 150th anniversary by planting a tree on the property of each of its schools in September 2021.  Sponsorship donations for each tree are now being accepted through the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation.   Read more…


Education Foundation Awards Record Number of Public School Proud Grants

During the 2020-2021 school year, the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation awarded 44 Public School Proud Grants, a record for the organization. In total, the Education Foundation distributed $108,000 to 67 educators in the district. Students in 35 schools will use the grant-funded materials during the 2021-2022 school year. Below is a list of Read more…


Education Foundation Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7, and the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation will be celebrating educators throughout the Sioux Falls School District who are making a difference. With a $25 donation, individuals can recognize their child’s favorite teacher and support the Education Foundation. We will highlight all nominees on social media during Teacher Read more…


Education Foundation Awarding $108,000 in Public School Proud Grants

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation will award 44 Public School Proud Grants, totaling $108,000, to 67 educators during the 2020-2021 school year. Funds will be used to provide immersive, hands-on materials that enhance and enrich classroom activities. Allison Struck, the executive director for the Education Foundation, started surprising winners last week during Public Read more…


Education Foundation Receives Record Number of Public School Proud Grant Applications

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation has received a record number of Public School Proud Grant applications during the 2020-2021 school year. The administrative review team and the Grants Committee are in the process of scoring 82 applications; they look for proposals that are creative, innovative, and give students hands-on, immersive opportunities. The Education Read more…


Education Foundation Now Accepting Public School Proud Grants; Organization Will Award $100,000+

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation is accepting Public School Proud Grant applications. Educators from all grade levels who are employed by the Sioux Falls School District can apply for up to $10,000 to purchase creative, innovative, and inventive materials that will enhance and enrich the learning environment. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year Read more…


State of the School District Nets $33,000 for the Education Foundation

The Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation held its first-ever virtual State of the School District on August 6th. During the live stream on Facebook, the Education Foundation highlighted the 49 Public School Proud Grant winners, heard from Dr. Jane Stavem, the new school superintendent, and shared the organization’s successes from the previous year. More Read more…


Education Foundation to Award 61 First Time Teacher Grants

There’s less than two weeks until the first day of school, and the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation (SFPSEF) will be surprising teachers Monday morning when it awards 61 First Time Teacher Grants during New Teacher Orientation at Lincoln High School. The 61 grants will go to educators at 26 schools within the Sioux Read more…