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Fundraising Over Summer Break

By EFS | July 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Note: This article was updated July 24. Summer for many of us means sipping a cool beverage after a long bike ride, rafting or SUPping down the river, hiking with our dogs, staying away from wildfires, and somehow keeping our kids’ brains turning to mush. For a dedicated few, it means braving the challenge of…

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Summit High and Snowy Peaks Graduates

By EFS | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education Foundation of the Summit would like to congratulate seniors at Snowy Peaks High (SPHS) and Summit High School (SHS). Snowy Peaks’ big day is Thursday, May 25 and Summit High School graduates Saturday, May 27. Many graduates will attend colleges both in- and out-of-state including Columbia, Dartmouth, Duke, Yale, University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado…

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EFS Launches New Web Site

By EFS | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education Foundation of the Summit has a new web site, helping us tell our story and connect more with the community. We asked Brad Piehl, chairperson, what he likes the most about the new site. “The videos depicting some projects we’ve funded, because they celebrate teacher creativity and hard work. Also, I believe everyone who’s…

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New Innovative Teaching Grant Cycle

By EFS | May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education Foundation of the Summit is changing the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards by streamlining the process to one grant application per school year. The application window begins May 15. Application Window: May 15 – September 15 Awards Announced:   October 1 The Innovative Teaching Awards were created to provide teachers with funding to bring their innovative and creative projects to life. Past…

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Education Foundation Names Spring Innovative Grant Winners

By EFS | May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Teachers received over $18,000 through the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards in May, affecting all grade levels in the Summit School District. Many projects were funded, including Snowy Peaks High School expeditionary learning experiences, in which students will take a minimum of one off-campus trip each quarter to study compelling topics, in groups and in…

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The Biggest Events for Education

By EFS | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Trivia Night is the Education Foundation of the Summit’s largest fundraiser and Summit County’s biggest trivia competition. Trivia Night 2017 was a big success raising over $15,000 for Summit public schools. Thirty-four teams of business leaders, schools, and parents competed to win a check for the Summit public school of their choice. Golf FORE Education is…

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Trivia Night Thank You

By EFS | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to everyone who participated, sponsored, and volunteered for the Annual Trivia Night. It was a great success. All the results are posted here.

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Save the Date

By EFS | March 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’re thrilled to have set the date: Golf FORE Education is July 17, 2017. Teams have a day of friendly competition to win the $1,000 check they’ll donate to their favorite SSD school. We’ll be updating the events page when we have more details.

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Innovative Teaching Grant Applications Due April 1

By EFS | March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

We invite all SSD teachers to apply for up to $2,500 for the Eileen Finkel Innovative Teaching Awards. Applications are due April 1 and awards will be announced May 1. Please apply here.

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Annual Trivia Night Benefitting Summit Public Schools

By EFS | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Education Foundation of the Summit will host its annual Trivia Night.  Last year’s inaugural event was heaps of fun and sold out as well.  So, please register early and reserve your space.  One hundred percent of funds raised will directly support Summit County public school students and teachers! When: Friday,…

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