About

The Deer Creek Schools Foundation promotes and funds the academic and artistic achievement of all students and teachers of Deer Creek Public Schools.
The Deer Creek Schools Foundation prepares each Deer Creek Public School student for life’s future challenges in a global-based economy.
We impact the academic success of every Deer Creek student.
We value creative and innovative education.
We value the stewardship of the contributions the foundation receives.
We value education as the means to every child’s potential and goals
We value being different from other public school districts.
We value participation from all Deer Creek School District stakeholders.
We value a culture of excellence.
We value the positive impact teachers have on students.
Financial growth is critical to our success; we value the patrons of Deer Creek Schools.
We value leadership.

In 1980 a group of Deer Creek patrons felt there was the need for private financial support of the Deer Creek School district. This was partly in response to the lack of any significant commercial/industrial tax base within the school system. This resulted in the formation of the Deer Creek Schools Foundation.

Since that time, the foundation’s primary mission has been to fund special academic projects from Deer Creek teachers that were submitted for approval to the Foundation. Fund raising has always been the primary mission of the DCSF. This has been accomplished primarily by solicitation of Deer Creek patrons for tax deductible contributions.

To provide supplemental money to fund special academic projects. This is accomplished mainly by fundraising efforts of the DCSF.
To provide personal monetary enrichment to the teacher of the year, teachers obtaining national certification, and four high school seniors who are each awarded a $1000 scholarship
To provide recognition for academic achievement in the form of a reception which honors any graduating senior in the top 15 percent of their class or has a 4.0 gpa (unweighted) or greater. The reception also honors any student in grades 6-11 who are in the top 10 percent of their class or has a 4.0 gpa (unweighted) or greater.
To maintain an efficiently organized and administrated organization that is committed to academic excellence in Deer Creek Public Schools.

Executive Committee
Comprised of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Deals with the day to day operation of the DCSF.

Board Development Committee
Composed of various executive committee members and trustees. Its focus is on trustee recruitment, evaluation, and general governance of the foundation.

Grant Committee
Composed of trustees and non-trustee volunteers. This committee is crucial in identifying areas of acadmic need within the district, interfacing with school officials , reviewing teacher grant requests, and monitoring the grant implementation.

Public Relations Committee
Composed of trustees and non trustee volunteers. This committee deals with all public relations aspects of the DCSF. Organization of speakers for back to school nights, maintence of the web site, press releases, are just a few of this important committee’s tasks.

Fundraising Committee
Comprised of trustees and non-trustee volunteers. The fundraising committee oversees all aspects of every fundraising activity of the foundation.

Golf Committee
Comprised and trustees and non-trustee volunteers. This committee handles all aspects of our annual golf tournament help in the spring.

Awards Reception Committee
Comprises of trustees and non-trustee volunteers. This committees job is to plan and execute the DCSF’s annual academic awards ceremony.

Robotics Committee

Scholarship Committee
Comprised of trustees and non-trustee volunteers. The scholarship committee reviews scholarship applications for the 5 scholarships offered by the DCSF.

The backbone of the enrichment foundation is the trustees. These trustees represent a diverse group of Deer Creek parents who have demonstrated a commitment to the DCSF.

The governing power of the organization rests with all the trustees who are voting members. From the board of trustees, the executive committee is elected. The president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary make up the executive committee. The executive committee is responsible for the ultimate leadership of the DCSF and its day-to-day function.

The DCSF functions under a comprehensive and strict set of bylaws that are carefully followed. 

After the DCSF was formed, it was determined that the endowment required professional investment management. The Oklahoma City Community Foundation was chosen to manage the foundation’s investments.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a local, very well respected, non-profit, public charity that specializes in the investment management of nonprofit endowments. Our association with the Oklahoma City Community foundation allows us the have expert investment management by the nations’ 16th largest community foundation.

The Oklahoma City Community foundation has literally hundreds of millions of dollars in assets in hundreds of different endowments. The expenses charged by the OKC community foundation for investment management is minimal compared to the benefits we receive from this locally operated, highly respected organization. The annual disbursement from the OKC Community foundation to the DCSF is calculated by averaging the total value of the DCSF investments for each of the past 12 quarters and disbursing 5 percent of that value each year. The amount of this disbursement combined with the contributions we receive that year from patron donations are used to fund the teacher grants and other activities.

Mission Statement:

The Deer Creek Schools Foundation promotes and funds the academic and artistic achievement of all students and teachers of Deer Creek Public Schools.

Scholarships

Please Note:  The 2017/2018 Application deadline has been extended to 5PM on March 16th, 2018 and must be turned into the High School Counselor.

MS-WORD Format


Scholarship application instructions (Word)
Scholarship application (Word)

 

Scholarship recipients will be listed here each year when those students have been awarded the DCSF Scholarship.

2015 — Abigale White, Jonathan Young
2014 — Kathryn Ewing, Joe Wathika
2013 — Allison Mee, Vincent Tang
2012 — MaKenna Rickner, Carey McCachern
2011 — Dian Sultzbach, Troy Tyler
2010 — Joshua Stickney, Paige Patrick
2009 — Jennifer James, Hunter Kaestner
2008 — Megan Caudill, William Shrauner
2007 — Zachary Cruse, Jocelyn Taylor
2006 — David James, Linzy Sprinkle
2005 — Blake O’Brien, Kaci Schack
2004 — Hannah Andrus, Miles Findley
2003 — Blake Thompson, Lindsay Weir
2002 — Patrick Barnas, Brianne Webb
2001 — Josh Snavely, Sarah Albahadily
2000 — Eneva Whitney, Sean Holvech
1993 — Kari Newman, James Longton
1992 — Erin Holloman, Joshua Loehrke
1991 — Michelle Thumm, Carter Cowan
1990 — Holly McDaniel, Greg Yeager
1989 — Elisabeth Loehrke
1988 — Jennifer French
1987 — Penny Patterson
1986 — Dana Bradford

2015 — Kelsy Schlotthauer, Brian Burling
2014 — Lillie Martin, Jake Bardell
2013 — Kacie Cardenas, Connor Stockton
2012 — Emma Luecke, Yoseful Haque
2011 — Kristiani Miller, Jalen Burnett
2010 — Courtney Redwine, Aaron White
2009 — Jennifer Leslie, Caseb Chang
2008 — Alise Denton, Michael Crawford
2007 — Joshua Chang, Michele Waldroop
2006 — Michael Huff, Kalyn Neal
2005 — Zachary Monnet, Alisha Hepp
2004 — Erica Christensen, James Harlan
2003 — Andrew Heaton, Jaclyn McNeil
2002 — Josh Woodward, Emily Rose

2012 — Carey McCachern
2011 — Emma Fritz
2010 — Ashley Williams
2009 — Sheridan Lindley
2008 — Kristen Snyder
2007 — Jessica Mackiewicz

Grants

Teacher Grant Application
This year’s grant applications can be scanned and emailed to grants@dcsfoundation.org no later than 5:00 pm, Thursday, December 14th, 2017.  Applicants will be notified of award via email by Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018.

Below are the guidelines for the grant application and the grant application document:

Teacher grant procedures and guidelines
Teacher grant application

Purchase orders of selected grant recipients are due to the Foundation (we have a mail box in Admin Building) by Wednesday, February 28th, 2018.

For questions or concerns, please email grants@dcsfoundation.org or call Jay Corwin at 405-250-4858.


 

DCSF Teacher Grant Recipients
Each year recipients of the DCSF grants will be posted below.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S WINNING GRANT RECIPIENTS!!!!!

Total Funds Available – $81,000.00

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Total Funded – $19,150.00

Purchase of 30 Google Chromebook laptops plus cart to support History, Math, World Language and Science Classes
Purchase of 8 Dell Latitude laptops to support 9th grade science labs
Purchase of 2 AppleTVs to support mobile iPad and laptop carts
Purchase of 4 Apple Macbook Pros to support HS Newspaper and Yearbook classes

DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Total Funded – $12,048.00

Purchase of Books to support after school reading intervention program
Purchase of Visual Presentations to enhance recognition of historical figures – Supplements History classes
Purchase of Mini white boards, River Civilization Simulator, “Mysteries in History” and “Mapping the World by Heart” activity book
Purchase of “Studying Materials Scientifically” and “Force in Motion” lab kits to supplement science curriculum
Purchase of “Bodyworks,”Cell Biology and Disease,” and “Genetics” lab kits to supplement science curriculum
Purchase of equipment to start a sustainable Robotics Program at the Middle School

DEER CREEK INTERMEDIATE
Total Funded – $12,578.00

Purchase of 23 Apple iPads with Wi-Fi
Purchase of Lightning Connector Syncing Cart

DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $7,720.00

Purchase of 10 Apple iPads
Purchase of Mobile cart plus protective covers
Purchase of 2 Apple iPad Minis

PRAIRIE VALE ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $9,174.00

Purchase of Anti-Bullying materials to support campus guidance initiative and complement existing curriculum
Purchase of 20 Apple iPads
Purchase of Mobile iPad cart with protective covers

GROVE VALLEY ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $7,649.00

Purchase of 10 Apple iPads with Apple Care Protection Plan
Purchase of Mobile iPad cart with protective covers

ROSE UNION ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $4,447.00

Purchase of DIBELS Reading Assessment for use in conjunction with curriculum and district mandated assessments

SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $6,899.00

Purchase of Apple iPad Learning Lab with 10 iPads, Cart, Apple Protection and covers

Total Funds Available – $73,000.00

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
Total Funded – $18,487.00

Purchase of 8 microscopes and laptops to support 9th grade science labs
Purchase of anti-bullying and suicide prevention materials for PA or in-house television systems for Freshman Academy
Purchase of a Testo 875-1 Infrared Camera/Thermal Imager
Purchase of Venier probeware to supplement current probeware and sensors utilized in Pre-AP and AP Physics classes
Purchase of a Flinn Analytical Balance
Purchase of an Electric Kiln for HS Ceramics class

DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
Total Funded – $10,727.00

Purchase of Rocks, Minerals, Earth’s History and Weather lab kits for Science classes
Purchase of non-fiction novels to supplement library graphic novel collection
Purchase of materials and tools to support Middle School Ceramics class
Purchase of 9 unit novels (128 pages each) to enhance literature classes
Purchase of 7th Grade Nystrom World Atlas Student Activities Binder to supplement current World Atlases previously purchased through the Foundation
Purchase of 8th Grade American Revolution , Slavery Divides America and Manifest Destiny Maps to assist with State OCCT 8th Grade History Exam
Purchase of 2 new book units and 60 expo learning boards

DEER CREEK INTERMEDIATE
Total Funded – $11,749.00

Purchase of 31 Apple iPads for mobile lab

DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $6,683.00

Purchase of 15 Apple iPads for mobile lab

PRAIRIE VALE ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $6,562.00

Purchase of Mathematic AR Books connetcing math to the real world
$6,079 in funding to support the creation of a Language Learning lab

GROVE VALLEY ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $6,790.00

Purchase of 15 Apple iPads for mobil lab
Purchase of Multi-sensory reading materials

ROSE UNION ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $4,283.00

Purchase of Guided Reading supplements to provide more reading books to library catalog

SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY
Total Funded – $4,961.00

Purchase of Earlier Reader Books for classroom use and AR points

DISTRICT WIDE

Purchase of 275 Art and Science of Teaching books for teachers to accompany district-wide professional development initiative and to help align with Common Core.

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

20 ipads with covers
Tabletop distillation unit and glassware for HS chemistry classes
Purchase of 12 virtual physical science CD-ROMs
Purchase of Van deGraf generator for Physics classes

DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Purchase of Nystrom desk atlases, world maps and US History Expansion Maps for $1803-1853
Purchase of novels to help with Common Core Pass Skills
Purchase of supplementary novels for Common Core standards

DEER CREEK INTERMEDIATE
Purchase of 10 Apple iPads for mobile lab
Purchase of Herff Jones Nystrom World atlas pack
Purchase 750 book fiction collection for new school media center

DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY

Purchase of 20 Acer Laptops

PRAIRIE VALE ELEMENTARY

Purchase of 10 Apple iPads for mobile lab
Purchase of a Phonemic Awareness grade kit for Kindergarten

GROVE VALLEY ELEMENTARY

Purchase of Pre-K science manipulatives and experiment kits
Purchase of Winston Grammar for use by 4th grade students. Supplements language arts books already in use for a more hands-on approach
Math task cards for all 1st grade students to reinforce math skills
Purchase $2,500 in supplies, materials and furniture for an additional Kindergarten classroom
Purchase of wireless headphones for Kindergarten for use with smart board instruction

ROSE UNION ELEMENTARY

Purchase of 3 sets of non-fiction readers and book bins
Purchase interactive smart board games (language, learning and math adventures) for classrooms (for use with 5 computers)
Purchase of Accelerated Reader enterprise software (allows parents to track their students AR progression and goals remotely)
Purchase of 2 pretend and play hardwood kitchen set and 2 indestructible pots and pans play sets for Pre-K
Purchase of 100 new headphones for use in computer lab

GROVE VALLEY ELEMENTARY

Purchase of PE, Music and art supplies;
Purchase of portable sound system to be used with the new outdoor classroom;
Purchase of 10 iPads to enhance mobile iPad cart; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 10 eBook titles for Grove Valley’s library.

PRARIE VALE ELEMENTARY

Purchase of 4 portable CD players for Kindergarten classes;
Purchase of 4 wireless headphones for Kindergarten classes;
Purchase of 3 xylophones and 3 metallophones; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 40 eBook titles for Prairie Vale’s library.

DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY

Purchased sound system for school valued at $9.800; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 10 eBook titles for Grove Valley’s library.

ROSE UNION ELEMENTARY
Purchase of 10 iPads + Apple Care Protection to enhance mobile iPad cart; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 23 eBook titles for Rose Union’s library.

DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Purchased various teaching items for life skills of Special Education classes valued at $3,000;
Purchased 30 iPads, 30 otter boxes and hardware;
Purchased 33 copies of Photoshop Elements and 3 digital cameras; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 35 eBook titles for the Middle School’s library.

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Purchased AP prep materials for grades 9-12;
Purchased tools and materials for robotics program totaling $3,000;
Purchase of 10 iPads for mobile cart with covers and VGA Adapter cords; and
Grant funded eBooks library access for this school along with 31 eBook titles for the High School’s library.

GROVE VALLEY ELEMENTARY

Purchased 25 Dell Ultra Sharp Monitors;
Provided funding for National Council of Mathematic regional Conference attendance; and
DCSF purchased a new piano for the school. This was a one-time gift for Grove Valley as a new school in the district.

DEER CREEK ELEMENTARY

Purchased PE equipment (Badminton nets, tennis net, 25 pedometers, incline tumbling mats and yoga mats);
Purchase of a Lycian 1238 Spotlight to enhance Antler Alert and performances; and
$5,553 provided to purchase a resource room and Camcorder for creative hands on projects for students focusing on the arts.

ROSE UNION ELEMENTARY
Funding for Educators Conference in Washington, DC.

PRARIE VALE ELEMENTARY

Purchased 8 Netbook Laptops to enhance mobile laptop lab of 24;
Purchased “Study Island” a web based OCCT Preparation and Pass Mastery program for students to use at home or at school;
Provided funding for Bourton Meadow Project and Children’s Literature Workshop summer conference; and
Purchased 50 graphic novels (similar to comic books) to enhance library.

DEER CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

Purchased 30 Netbook computers with Microsoft Office and mobile cart; and
Purchased 12 Lego Robotics kits to enhance robotics curriculum bringing total number of kits to 36.

DEER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL

Purchased High Speed Video Camera for use in several Physics and Chemistry classes;
Provided funding for items to be utilized during “Spanish Masters” week to assist with meeting National Standards for Foreign Languages;
Purchased a High Speed Video Camera for PAP Physics, AP Physics and Chemistry classes;
Purchased Venier Probeware to supplement current probeware used in Pre-AP and AP Physics/Chemistry classes; and
Purchased 11 Tubano Drums and 1 rain stick to enhance six (6) music classes and expose students to music from around the world.

The Deer Creek Schools Foundation prepares each Deer Creek Public School student for life’s future challenges in a global-based economy.

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