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February 1

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

    As our partner the Florida Prepaid College Plan Board celebrates 35 years of helping Florida families save affordably for college, they have lowered Prepaid Plan monthly prices by up to 25 percent during the Prepaid Plan Open Enrollment period from February 1 – April 30, 2024.   The reductions will bring Prepaid Plan […]

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January 26

2024 S.T.A.R. Awards Congratulations to 𝐋𝐞𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 from Zephyrhills High School on being named Pasco County Schools 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒 𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫! Ms. John is a dedicated agriculture teacher and FFA advisor.  The other teacher of the year finalists included Stephanie Bertig from Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation and William Rutherford from Gulf High School. […]

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December 15

Holiday Ticket Offers

Gasparilla Bowl and Tampa Bay Lightning special ticket offers!   Join us at the Gasparilla Bowl on December 22, 2023 for a matchup between the UCF Knights and the Georgia Tech Yellowjackets at Raymond James Stadium. Tickets start at $25.   The Tampa Bay Lightning games are on December 19, 21, and 27 at Amalie […]

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December 15

Give the Gift of Education

As we reflect on this rewarding year, we recognize that we could not have done it without you – our friends and community partners who help us achieve our mission every day.   With your support, our scholarship program, innovative classroom projects, professional opportunities for our teachers, and Wise Supplies all reached milestones this year. We […]

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December 1

2024 Scholarship Application is Open

The online application is now open for 2024 Pasco County Graduating Seniors! Scholarships are available for seniors who aspire to continue their education after high school at a university, community, or technical college.   Our online portal features one application for a pool of over 65 scholarships. All applications will be reviewed by donors and […]

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December 1

Happy Birthday, Wise Supplies

Wise Supplies turned 2 on December 1, and we had another amazing year of growth and support for our Pasco Schools teachers. In year 2, we supplied over $90,000 to 649 teachers in 69 schools. Right now semester 2 we have already surpassed those numbers. We need your help to keep up with this demand! […]

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November 1

Take Stock in Children Student Applications are Open

Take Stock in Children Applications are Open!   The Pasco Education Foundation’s Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Program’s application is now open to 9th & 10th grade students! TSIC is a statewide program providing an educational pathway for low-income students by providing scholarships, mentors, and hope.   Eligibility Information: Applicants must meet academic requirements (2.5 minimum cumulative GPA) and low-income requirements to […]

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October 30

Congratulations Teachers

Innovative Classroom Projects   This year we awarded $79,253 for 81 projects that promise creativity and engagement in the classroom.   We’d also like to thank Suncoast Credit Union for the additional $10,000 to support school-wide awards that will benefit literacy projects at Calusa Elementary, Denham Oaks Elementary, Marlowe Elementary, and Pasco High.   Employee Scholarships   Thanks to generous donors, we were able […]

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January 20

Congratulations to Michael Salerno!

Congratulations to Michael Salerno V, a Hudson High School senior named a Leaders 4 Life Fellow by the Asofsky Family Foundation – one of only six in the state. Nominated by Take Stock in Children Pasco County, Michael will receive up to $10,000 a year for four years at Florida State University, where he is […]

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January 6

National Mentoring Month

January is National Mentoring Month – we celebrate the dedicated mentors whose wisdom, guidance, and positive examples set our children on a sound path and help prepare them to succeed. Is this your year to become a Take Stock in Children mentor? Learn more here.

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December 13

Kirkland Ranch VEX Robotics

Today we visited Kirkland Ranch Academy of Innovation to help support them in kicking off their VEX Robotics program and in getting their students involved in challenges and competitions. We can’t wait to see what you can do!

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December 9

River Ridge High School Robotics

We had a chance to visit the great minds at River Ridge High School and present them with a check to support their very successful Royal Robotics program. Their high-level skills help them continually place in competitions and keep their program extremely popular among students! (And check out the super-cool ornaments they made and gifted […]

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December 8

Happy Birthday Wise Supplies!

Today marks one year since the grand opening of our free teacher supply store. In this first year, we helped 466 teachers in 64 schools with over $66,000 in school supplies. Many community partners have joined us in bringing these needed supplies into the hands of our teachers – Thank you Suncoast Credit Union, Publix, […]

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December 1

2023 Scholarship Application is open!

    2023 Seniors! It’s time to apply for the Pasco Education Foundation Scholarships! Applications are now open and close on January 31, 2023. There are over 𝟏𝟎𝟎 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩𝐬 available for University, College, and Trade School programs. Students must be a senior attending Pasco County Schools. Visit our Students page here to view the scholarships […]

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May 10

Duke Energy Foundation

Thank you to the Duke Energy Foundation for awarding the Pasco Education Foundation $25,000 to help improve STEM curriculum! These funds will help us provide energy and engineering education resources for underrepresented, low-income Title I schools. To read more about the Duke Energy Foundation K-12 initiatives throughout Florida, visit: http://ow.ly/CjE450J4mH7

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May 10

2022 Rays Game

Rays Spirit Day   Saturday, June 4, 2022   4:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field   Chicago White Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays   $19 each, Lower Level Seating   The top-selling school will receive a visit from Raymond and the Ray Team during the fall of 2022!! Tickets will be mailed to your billing address. […]

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December 9

Wise Supplies Grand Opening

Teachers in Pasco County have a new source for collecting much-needed school supplies for their classrooms thanks to the Pasco Education Foundation and generous donors. The Wise Supplies store at the District Office in Land O’Lakes officially opens on Wednesday, December 8, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Later in the day, teachers will […]

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December 1

Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Over 100 scholarships for University, College, and Trade programs are available. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2022. Generous donors to the Pasco Education Foundation help make these scholarships possible for students. A committee of application reviewers award scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County Public Schools who have applied and met certain criteria […]

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September 8

USF Football Game

It’s time for some Bulls football! 🤘 Join us for the USF vs. Tulsa game at Raymond Games Stadium on October 16, 2021 (time is TBD). Tickets start at just $20 each on the sidelines. A portion of each ticket sold goes back to the Pasco Education Foundation and into the classrooms of Pasco County. […]

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August 6

Innovative Classroom Projects

Every teacher has creative and innovative ideas to help their students engage in learning. Unfortunately, classroom budgets do not leave much for

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May 18

Foundations for Excellence

Exciting News! The Pasco Education Foundation has completed the Quality Standards for Florida Local Education Foundations. Drawing on 30 years of best practices, peer local education foundations have developed performance standards for members as a voluntary self-assessment and peer review process.   Specific practices in 6 key areas were identified – all with a goal […]

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May 6

2021 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Scholarship Recipients! Join us in celebrating our Class of 2021 Scholarship Recipients by watching the premiere of our virtual Scholarship Awards Presentation. 🎉 Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, the Pasco Education Foundation awarded 123 scholarships to graduating seniors in 14 Pasco County High Schools valued at […]

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May 3

30 Mentors in 30 Days

Take Stock in Children has launched the 30 Mentors in 30 Days Campaign! 30 new scholars will be added, which means 30 new mentors are needed. Become one of the thousands of mentors statewide who are truly making a difference, and helping a Take Stock scholar earn their college scholarship To learn more visit https://www.pascoeducationfoundation.org/tsic-home/mentor/ […]

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April 13

Duke Energy Powerful Communities Partnership

Great news! We have received a Duke Energy grant to create powerful communities with our Energy & Marine Center initiative. This grant will help support the EMC and summer PEACE Camps providing hands-on standards-based lessons and activities at 4 environmental education sites. The Duke Energy Foundation’s Powerful Communities program makes strategic investments to build powerful […]

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April 8

March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter has been posted! You can sign up for our mailing list or view our newsletters here: NEWSLETTERS

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March 2

Take Stock in Children Scholar Application Now Open

Our Take Stock in Children Program is now accepting new student applications – open from March 15th – April 15th for current 8th-grade students. Please be sure to review the income and eligibility requirements! READ MORE HERE Since 1997, Take Stock in Children Pasco County has been with the Pasco Education Foundation and partnered with […]

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February 2

January Newsletter

Our January Newsletter has been posted! You can sign up for our mailing list or view our newsletters here: NEWSLETTERS

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February 1

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment

Florida Prepaid Open Enrollment starts February 1st, with 5 plans starting at just $45 a month! You don’t have to worry about how much college costs go up in the future – or the ups and downs of the stock market. That’s on Florida Prepaid to manage, which leaves you with peace of mind. Every Florida Prepaid College Plan is guaranteed […]

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December 18

Classroom Project Awards

Congratulations to all of our Innovative Classroom Project recipients! Each year, our classroom project program provides teachers across Pasco County the financial resources they need to inspire learning amongst their students. You can view a list of all of the recipients here.

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October 27

October Newsletter

Our October Newsletter has been posted! You can sign up for our mailing list or view our newsletters here: NEWSLETTERS

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September 8

Thank you Suncoast Credit Union

We would like to say THANK YOU to Suncoast Credit Union for their generous donation of 12,000 reusable masks for Pasco County Schools employees!  

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September 8

Thank you Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation

The Pasco Education Foundation is thankful to be honored as a local community hero by the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Community Heroes Program, presented by Jabil. The $20,000 donation will go to provide classroom grants and school supplies to ensure teachers and their students are prepared for the school year ahead. See the presentation […]

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September 8

Innovative Classroom Projects Applications

Applications for the 2020 Innovative Classroom Projects are now open! Every teacher has creative and innovative ideas to help their students engage in learning. Unfortunately, classroom budgets do not leave much for purchasing the supplies to bring those ideas to fruition. Each year, our classroom grant program provides teachers across Pasco County the financial resources […]

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July 7

License to Learn

YOU CAN HELP YOUR COMMUNITY’S KIDS FIND THEIR DAY IN THE SUN! After 25 years and more than a million miles on Florida’s highways, the Support Education specialty license plate has a fresh look! The new design focuses on Florida’s bright education system with a look that can only be found in the Sunshine State. […]

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February 8

Congratulations 2019 Scholarship Recipients!

Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, the Pasco Education Foundation awarded 119 scholarships to graduating

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February 8

Innovative Classroom Project

Every teacher has creative and innovative ideas to help their students engage in learning. Unfortunately, classroom budgets do

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February 8

Employee Scholarships

The Pasco Education Foundation funded 51 – $500 employee scholarships!!  Congratulations to all of the recipients!!

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February 8

Duke Energy Donates $50,000

Duke Energy provided a $50,000 grant and the Foundation will provide legislative match grant funding for a total of $100,000 to

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