Stillwater Public Education Foundation

SPEF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation established to provide additional support & resources to be

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Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 12/19/2023

Through out this semester, SPEF trustees have cooked breakfast for teachers and staff at Lincoln Academy, Skyline, Richmond, Highland Park and Sangre Ridge to show our appreciation for all of their hard work! We hope everyone is able to rest and enjoy the break! Happy Holidays!

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 12/07/2023

Last week, SPEF awarded $30,311 for 16 grants to teachers and administrators in the Stillwater Public Schools! Congratulations to these teachers for these awards making their classrooms even better for their students!

10/12/2023

Attention SPS Teachers! SPEF Teacher Grant applications are due next Friday, October 20, for Cycle 1! Don't miss this opportunity to get funding for your classrooms! More information is available at spef.stillwaterschools.com

09/18/2023

Last Call!! Registration for the SPEF Celebration of Education closes on Friday! Please join us on Tuesday, September 26, for a wonderful evening celebrating our community’s educators with dinner, auction items and an opportunity to meet SPEF grant honorees. Visit https://ow.ly/RmZ150PMWn8 for more details.

TEACHER TEE '23 - TJT23 09/14/2023

Eskimo Joe's has released their 2023 teacher t-shirt! Get yours today! As one of SPEF's Corporate Sponsors, Eskimo Joe's donates a portion of the sales of this t-shirt to SPEF! The teacher tee has resulted in over $55,000 donated to SPEF over the past 15 years! Huge thanks to Stan Clark and the entire Eskimo Joe's organization!

TEACHER TEE '23 - TJT23 Teachers ROCK and we support all they do for future generations with this design. Partial proceeds help fund the Eskimo Joe's Future Teacher Scholarship at Oklahoma State University and provide funding for the Stillwater Public Education Foundation. This is a Hanes Comfort Wash tee which is 100% was...

09/12/2023

SPEF's Celebration of Education fundraiser is just two weeks away! There are many ways you can support this event! Join us for the evening celebrating the SPS educators in the Stillwater Public Schools! Visit our website for more details: https://ow.ly/oCLu50PKQ18

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 09/06/2023

Play-based learning is such an essential part of early childhood education! To ensure that all PreK children are given the same learning experience across the district, SPEF worked with SPS educators to create a standard of equipment and manipulatives needed and provided $43,875 to purchase these items! Thank you to the Simmons First Foundation and our many donors who made this possible!

Photos from Pioneer Pathfinder Academy's post 08/15/2023

Fantastic work! Congratulations to Mrs. Mitchell and her class for being awarded a SPEF Teacher Grant for $2,000! This grant is for cooking equipment and tools for the Pathfinders program at SHS that teachers young adults with disabilities life skills to live independently.

08/07/2023

Summer is almost over, but before we start a new year, let's look back at 2022-23! Last year, SPEF gave $151,341 to the Stillwater Public Schools! We couldn't have done it without the support of our community! Thank you for helping to make an impact in our schools and our children's lives! Here's to an even better 2023-24!

05/04/2023

Congratulations to our Powerful Peer Winners! Morganne Clyburn - Sangre Ridge; Morgan Cathey - Junior High; Searcy Crow - Junior High; Shandi Treat - Lincoln Academy; and Deborah Evers - Richmond. These five were selected from 23 nominations from across the district who were recognized by their peers for their outstanding leadership and hard work to support their peers! SPEF is excited to recognize these "Powerful Peers" and award them a $100 check! Congratulations, and well done!

Timeline photos 04/26/2023

This week, SPEF and Simmons Bank presented $11,020 to SPS Special Services raised from the SPEF Most Valuable Pioneer contest. Thank you to our title sponsor, Simmons Bank, for kicking off this successful fundraiser with a $4,000 donation! We are forever grateful for their continued support of public education in our community!
Pictured left to right are:
Austin Hula-SPS Special Services; Trevor Davenport-Simmons Bank; Kevin Fowler-Simmons Bank Stw Market President; Ashlee Robertson-SPEF Executive Director; Melisa Kifer-SPS Director of Special Services; Julie Thibodeau-SPS Special Services; Scott Jones-Simmon Bank; and Scott Petty-Simmons Bank

Timeline photos 04/20/2023

Calling all Stillwater Public Schools teachers and support staff! It's time to help us recognize some of your amazing co-workers who serve as an inspiration, mentor and role model to you! Nominations are open for SPEF’s 2023 “Powerful Peers” Recognition Awards! Nominations are due by Friday, April 28! Click here to nominate your "Powerful Peer" today! http://www.stillwaterschools.com/spefpeers

Timeline photos 03/21/2023

Taste of Stillwater is one week from today! Don't miss this fun event on March 28 at the Payne County Expo Center, sampling food and drinks from over 30 restaurants in Stillwater! Tickets can be purchased online at http://ow.ly/enCl50NneWL or at the following businesses: BancFirst, Simmons Bank, The Bank N.A, RCB Bank or the SPS Admin Building. Help spread the word and support SPEF. Proceeds benefit the Stillwater Public Education Foundation.

Timeline photos 03/15/2023

Have your tickets for Taste of Stillwater yet? Don't miss this fun event on March 28 at the Payne County Expo Center, sampling food and drinks from over 30 restaurants in Stillwater! Tickets can be purchased online at http://ow.ly/Kney50NjxH0 or at the following businesses: BancFirst, Simmons Bank, The Bank N.A, RCB Bank or the SPS Admin Building. Proceeds benefit the Stillwater Public Education Foundation.

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 03/10/2023

Congratulations to our 2022-23 Cycle 2 SPEF Teacher Grant Recipients! SPEF awarded $27,005 to 16 proposals this grant cycle! SPEF is proud to partner with these teachers to provide much needed materials for their classrooms to help make a difference for their students!

Timeline photos 03/06/2023

Tickets are now on sale!! Join us on March 28th at the Taste of Stillwater to enjoy food from over 30 Stillwater restaurants! All proceeds go to the Stillwater Public Education Foundation to benefit the Stillwater Public Schools! Buy tickets online at http://ow.ly/EYgS50Na5Xh or at any of our ticket locations: BancFirst, Simmons Bank, The Bank N.A., RCB Bank and SPS Administration Building.

Timeline photos 02/26/2023

We are honored to welcome back Wilson Auto Family as a SPEF Gold Corporate Partner for the 2022-23 school year! They have been a longtime supporter of SPEF, and we truly appreciate their commitment to the Stillwater Public Schools! Thank you so much! Wilson Cadillac

Timeline photos 02/24/2023

Simmons Bank is a fantastic supporter of so much in the Stillwater community, including SPEF! Thank you for your investment in public education! We appreciate you!

Timeline photos 02/23/2023

A huge thanks to OnCue Express for being one of our dedicated SPEF Gold Corporate Partners! For 17 years, they have shown their support for public education, and we are very grateful for that!

Timeline photos 02/22/2023

Many thanks to InterWorks as they return for another year as one of our valued Corporate Partners! In addition to their generous financial support, InterWorks also gives their time by assisting with the SPEF website when needed! We appreciate all you do!

Timeline photos 02/21/2023

We are grateful to welcome back Eskimo Joe's as a 2022-23 SPEF Corporate Partner! We appreciate their ongoing support so much! SPEF receives a portion of proceeds from the sales of the EJ's Teacher t-shirt! To date SPEF has received over $54,000 thanks to the teacher shirt, which first launched in 2008! Thank you so much!

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 02/17/2023

Today, we presented our SPEF MVP winners, Kim Howell and Jenny Pratt, with their SPEF MVP awards and $250 Amazon Gift Cards! It was a joy to see these teachers interacting with their students and how much they appreciated being recognized for their hard work in their classrooms! A huge thanks to our presenting sponsors, Oklahoma Community Credit Union and Central Rural Electric Cooperative, for their generous support of the SPEF MVP awards! We couldn't make this happen with out them!

Timeline photos 02/08/2023

Congratulations to our 2023 SPEF Most Valuable Pioneer Winners - Kimberly Howell - 2nd Grade teacher at Westwood, and Jenny Pratt - Kindergarten teacher at Sangre Ridge! We are so grateful to our entire SPS team, who do an incredible job for our kids! We had 62 individual nominees across the district; many were nominated multiple times! A special thanks to our SPEF MVP Sponsors, Simmons Bank, Oklahoma Community Credit Union and Central Rural Electric Cooperative! Together we make a great team raising over $11,000 for SPS Special Services!

Timeline photos 02/07/2023

Last chance for MVP! Nominations for SPEF MVP close today at 5:00 pm! Don't miss the opportunity to show your appreciation for your Most Valuable Pioneer! Thank you to all who have made nominations and helped us raise money for SPS Special Services! Click here to submit your nomination! http://ow.ly/xLYA50MLaak

Timeline photos 02/02/2023

Less than a week until we select our SPEF MVPs! Have you submitted your nominations? Nominations benefit our schools in two ways! Recognizing your MVP and letting them know how much they are appreciated and your nomination helps fund SPS Special Services! It's a Win Win! Click here to make your nominations http://ow.ly/kW3750MIhUg

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 01/30/2023

Who is your SPEF MVP? Signs are up at all of the SPS schools to remind you to submit your nominations! Any SPS employee is eligible and will greatly appreciate the recognition for their hard work! Two SPEF MVP winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 8th! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/857Z50METo4

01/27/2023

Who will be this year's SPEF MVP Winners? Last year's winners were Emily Stephens and Melisa Kifer! Don't wait; submit your nominations today at http://ow.ly/ytcf50MCiXv. All money raised through SPEF MVP will be granted to the Special Services department at SPS! Special services supports nearly 1500 students each year!

Photos from Stillwater Public Education Foundation's post 01/24/2023

Thank you to our SPEF MVP Sponsors! Title Sponsor - Simmons Bank.
Presenting Sponsors - Oklahoma Community Credit Union & Central Rural Electric Cooperative We are so grateful for their support in helping us raise money for SPS Special Services Department! You can help us too by nominating your Most Valuable Pioneer! Click here to make your nomination for $25 or 5 nominations for $100! http://ow.ly/nUfI50Myfot

Timeline photos 01/23/2023

On Friday, SPEF was awarded a $14,800 Simmons Foundation Make a Difference Grant for our Play-Based Learning Initiative! A huge thanks to the Simmons Foundation for supporting this important project! The Play Based Learning initiative seeks to provide Pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms across the district with play-based materials that support the Oklahoma State Standards in the areas of creative play, math and reading.

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