Educational Institutions

Midwest City-Del City Public Schools Foundation Inc.

  • Midwest City, OK
  • http://www.mid-del4kids.org/

Mission Statement

The Midwest City-Del City Public School Foundation will promote educational excellence, generate optimism and excitement among students and teachers, and inspire community ownership, commitment, confidence and pride in the Mid-Del school system.

Main Programs

  1. Taking Flight
  2. Homeless Student Education Fund
  3. Botball
Service Areas

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Oklahoma

The foundation serves the Midwest City-Del City, Oklahoma, school district, also known as the Mid-Del schools.

ruling year

1990

Principal Officer since 2014

Self-reported

Ms. Shannon Creek Davis

Keywords

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public education, education foundation, Mid-Del, Midwest City, Del City, Oklahoma school foundations, teacher grants

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Also Known As

Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation

EIN

73-1349509

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Following a listening campaign with a variety of stakeholders in the prior year, in 2011-12 the Foundation launched two new programs to support educational excellence in the Mid-Del Schools.Taking Flight is a new program initiative to develop a fourth-grade curriculum aligned with the new Common Core standards. It is a Mid-Del teacher-developed curriculum that uses math, science, reading, writing, and art to explore the theme of flight. It also takes fourth-graders from all 17 elementary schools on two educational field trips, and brings in a visiting artist (Mike Wimmer) to lead engaging sessions at each elementary school.The Homeless Student Education Fund covers education-related costs for students impacted by homelessness, and which can't be covered through federal funding, so that they can more fully participate in school life.Total contributions to support the Foundation's work increased by over a third in the past fiscal year, with business support almost doubling. Teacher support through payroll contributions increased 10 percent.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Taking Flight

"Taking Flight" is a two-year commitment from the Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation to support our teachers and fourth-grade students as they navigate into the new territory of teaching and learning the Common Core Standards, Oklahoma's newly adopted education standards. This program was highly successful in the first two years and plans are already in place to continue the program for a third year.We have listened to the wishes of elementary teachers to once again have visiting authors/illustrators in our district to stimulate children's love of reading as well as their interest in visual art. We have listened to district staff express the need for professional development to give our teachers the tools and techniques needed to teach the new Common Core Standards. Field trips and speakers will utilize partnerships with Tinker Air Force Base and Boeing and other local resources. This two-week, cross-curricular unit developed around the theme of flight will include reading, writing, mathematics, the science of flight, and the history of aviation.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Adults

Budget

Program 2

Homeless Student Education Fund

Federal money for homeless students covers some kinds of school expenses, but not others. The Mid-Del Public Schools Foundation's Homeless Student Education Fund is there to help with the latter. Mid-Del has 1,686 students who qualify as homeless. School is often their only constant, yet sports teams require shoes, uniforms and physicals; ROTC requires fees; art clubs require supplies; and the list goes on. Homeless students don't have the resources to cover even small costs. Caring teachers and staff sometimes help out of their own pockets, but the need is overwhelming.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Homeless

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Botball

Thanks to a grant from the Midwest City Hospital Authority, beginning in November 2013, the Foundation and the District, working together, began to implement the Botball Educational Robotics Program in all of the middle schools in the District, as well as in the S.T.E.M. or ACE programs at each of the elementary schools. Botball is an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to the heart as well as the mind. Students use science, engineering, technology, math and writing skills as they engineer both the design and function of their robots, as well as document the justifications for their design decisions in this hand-on project. Sudents were able to participate in an area competition held at Norman High School the first of March 2014. Thanks to a grant from the Boeing Corporation, Botball will be implemented in all three High Schools during the 2014-2015 school year.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Oklahoma

The foundation serves the Midwest City-Del City, Oklahoma, school district, also known as the Mid-Del schools.

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MIDWEST CITY-DEL CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Midwest City-Del City Public Schools Foundation Inc.

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Principal Officer

Ms. Shannon Creek Davis

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Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. James W. Finch

First Fidelity Bank

Term: July 2014 - June 2015

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