2015 – 2016 Events:
- Easter Basket Auction – April 13, 2017
- Evening of Excellence – May 5, 2017
- Golf Tournament – June 26, 2017
You can make the difference in the life of a child right here at home!
The mission of the Provo School District Foundation is to gain support from the community by providing both voluntary and monetary resources to meet the needs of the students.
Create an environment in which there is community wide support for students’ success in today’s world.
Easter Basket Auction
Each year local businesses partner with the Foundation and local schools to sponsor the Easter Basket Auction. Over 100 baskets are donated and auctioned to the highest bidder. Live auction items include vacation homes, art, hunting & fishing trips, athletic tickets and much more. The event is held in the ballroom of Provo’s historic library and includes a delicious buffet provided by the culinary class at Provo High. 100% of the proceeds support after-school programs in Provo City School District.
You may support the auction by:
- Donating a basket of goods or services
- Donating monetary funds
- Attending the auction and bring friends!
For more information: call or email 801-374-4802 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening of Excellence
Each year six outstanding educators (1 principal, 1 classified employee, and 4 teachers) are recognized for their excellence contribution to the education of students in Provo School District. The educators are nominated by their peers and recognized at a formal dinner. Local businesses and individuals sponsor the event.
Building on Excellence Award Recipients
Kimberli Hawkins has been working in education for 21 years. For the past four years, she has served as the Franklin Elementary Principal.
Kim knows every student in the school by name and can tell you something about each one of them. She is always looking for ways to improve professionally by constantly reading books and researching about educational concepts.
Throughout the years, Kim has dedicated her time to eleven education committees and three education organizations. She has also served as a representative ay the Utah Association for Elementary School Principals.
Kim is a person of honor, integrity, humility and grace. She never asks others to do something she would not do.
She has an open door policy where her faculty know they are welcome any time. Everyone feels comfortable talking with Kim as they feel her genuine concern. Every month she gives the faculty a thank you note to uplift them. Working at Franklin Elementary is a pleasure because of Kim. She makes a profound difference in all of our lives.
Title 1 Coordinator
Amelia Earhart Elementary
Tiffany Evans has served as the Title 1 Coordinator for Sunset View Elementary School for the past two years. She has worked in Provo City School District for a total of eight years, having previously taught first, fourth and sixth grade.
Tiffany loves empowering students, parents and teachers to expand upon their limits and reach the pinnacle of success. As Title 1 Coordinator, she has had the opportunity to with students from all grade levels. She loves seeing every student develop his or her own identity as a learner. She finds it rewarding to see the excitement of students as they make progress in areas that were previously a deficit.
Tiffany also strives to build relationships with the Sunset View Community. She has created parent nights that include the whole family. One of the more recent family nights was a STEM Night full of hands on activities that inspired creativity, curiosity and ingenuity such as engineering bridges, boats and catapults. She has also held an International Night where each grade level studies a country and creates an informational booth. Tiffany relishes any opportunity to invite parents to Sunset View and engage them in their child’s education.
Special Education Facilitator
East Bay Post High
Staci Hartline is the Special Education Facilitator at East Bay Post High. She has been teaching for more than 10 years, including the last 8 years at East Bay Post High.
While teaching at East Bay, Staci completed her Masters Degree and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor for BYU. She has been a guest lecturer at many conventions and is looking into a Doctorate Program to further her ability to contribute to special education.
Staci exemplifies what it is to be a teacher who truly cares for her students and the teachers she oversees on a regular basis. She is aware of each student’s emotional and academic needs.
Staci contributes daily to the success and well being of our school in various modes. Foremost she is an advocate for the students. Her focus is student success and pushing their independence while working around their individual disabilities. Her emphasis is independence in life skills, vocation, education and life beyond our program.
First Grade Teacher
Deniece Ord has been teaching at Wasatch Elementary school for 25 years, including the last 24 years in first grade.
Deniece has always shown her students how much she cares for them. She has spent many years nurturing students by building up their confidence. She has a way of telling a student that they can accomplish anything that they put their mind to. She uses positive songs and poems as part of her teaching curriculum to help build students self-esteem. Her students know that at the end of the day she truly loves and cares for them.
Deniece goes the extra mile to help struggling students. She gives up her time before school, after school, during lunch and during specialties to tutor and work with students. She is very positive with the students and constantly celebrating their achievements. She has students from previous years who come to see her each morning. They can’t seem to start their day without getting a hug and positive words from Mrs. Ord.
Amelia Earhart Elementary
Linda Seamons is the music specialist at Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Linda has worked in education for 32 years and has been at Amelia Earhart for the past six years.
Linda has a beautiful rapport with all of her students. She makes the music classroom at Amelia Earhart feel like a safe and welcome place. The joy, laughter and friendship that are built as students play and sing together are fostered by the preparations of Linda, and affect the kindness and understanding that the students have toward one another in the school.
Linda prepares and sacrifices for her students. She is constantly bouncing ideas off of her colleagues to better understand how she might be more successful in her classroom. Providing the best possible musical experience for her students are evidenced by her creativity and driven attitude. She meets her students where they are, even if it is content that has previously been covered. She always takes care to present it in a way that the needs of her students are considered and treated with the utmost patience.
Kirsti Kirkland has been working in education for five years and has had her position at Provost for two years. Kirsti graduated from BYU with a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Theater Education. She uses her theater education experience to volunteer for the after school theater program and teaches nineteen classes at Provost Elementary!
Although she has many classes to teach, she tailors each according to grade level and advancement. She has developed eleven different reading programs and she plans, hosts, and coordinates the School Book Fairs every year.
Kirsti has a great story-telling ability that invokes interest and motivation within our students. Not only does she have a talent for reading books, but she has a special talent for reading people. She can read students’ facial expressions and emotions. She can also read between the lines and translate what a young student is trying to say in order to help guide them quickly and effectively. She is dependable to a fault, and her personality and professionalism are a bright light in our school and community.
Each year local businesses partner with the Foundation to sponsor the Links for Kids Golf Tournament. Golfers enjoy breakfast, lunch, goodie bags, door prizes and 18 holes of golf at The Reserve at East Bay. Proceeds benefit programs in Provo City School District.
You may support the golf tournament with:
- Tournament or Major Sponsorships
- Sponsoring a foursome or twosome
- Sponsoring drinks, contests and/or holes
For more information: call or email 801-374-4865 or email@example.com