In addition to providing thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants each year, the CCEF is proud to support Clarke County Public Schools with Academic, Arts & Athletics, and Facilities support as well. To find out more about how we give, read below.
Enhancing the academic experience for the students of Clarke County Public Schools is of great importance to the Clarke County Education Foundation as demonstrated in our giving history. Numerous programs and funding resources have provided unique opportunities that would not otherwise be available in our school division.
2020 School Supply Fundraiser
During these crazy and uncertain times, the Clarke County Education Foundation is doing our best to help our community. Our Board has decided one way we would like to help is by raising money to purchase school supplies for students who do not have the means to purchase themselves for the coming school year.
This summer, our goal is to be able to purchase one set of school supplies for all students who receive free and reduced lunches in CCPS. One student’s supplies cost approximately $25 and there are about 400 students who receive free and reduced lunches in CCPS. Therefore, our goal is to raise $10,000 to purchase supplies for all students who need them!
Will you sponsor a child for $25?
The Clyff Hill Memorial Fund
This Fund, which was opened in 2018, honors the legacy and life of Clyff Hill, former English Teacher at Clarke County High School. Funds from this account will help publish and print the CCHS IB English Culminating Book of Poetry which can be found in the CCHS library.
The Evan Robb Professional Book Study Fund
This Fund, which was opened with a $2,000 donation, will allow team leaders, department leaders, grade level leaders or administrators from Clarke County Public Schools to apply for funding to purchase professional development books for book studies within the district. The donation was made by Mr. Evan Robb, current Principal of Johnson-Williams Middle School. To read more click here.
Applications are due September 30th of each year.
Download the application here!
John Friant, Sr. Dictionary Project
Thank you notes from Third Grade Dictionary Recipients.
Established in 1999 by an anonymous donor, this fund is for science enrichment programs for Clarke County Public Schools.
Richard M. Lewis Academic Access Fund
Established in 2017 in honor of the late Dr. Richard M. Lewis. Funded to provide Kajeets, a broadband internet device, to those students who are not able to access internet in their homes since. This technology is the result of generous memorial contributions made to honor the late Dr. Lewis, who passed away in July 2016. Dr. Lewis was the President of the Clarke County Education Foundation at the time of his passing, and he was a tireless advocate for access to educational opportunities.
Students from J-WMS and CCHS may visit their libraries to learn more about the Kajeet devices and check one out or get on the waiting list!
The Virginia Student Training and Refurbishment Program (Virginia STAR or VA STAR) is a program in schools all across the Commonwealth of Virginia. These students refurbish computers and work toward IT industry standard certifications. The program helps teach students to refurbish surplus computer hardware from government agencies and private companies. The refurbished computers are donated to families, organizations, and school districts at no cost. Through participation in the program, students work towards earning digital badges (badges.vastar.org) and industry-standard certifications which can pave the way for both higher education and well-paying jobs.
To read more about this partnership visit: https://vastar.org/about/
Arts & Athletics
Whether it may be a student performing arts scholarship or athletic grant or collaborative partnerships with organizations like the Barns of Rose Hill, the Foundation is committed to fulfilling the wishes of our donors who are passionate about educational opportunities that the arts and athletic programs provide the students of Clarke County Public Schools.
Sue and Randy Jones Endowment
This Fund, which was opened in 2010 in honor of Sue and the late Randy Jones provides funds to collaboration between the Clarke County Education Foundation and the Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, VA. This collaboration will provide arts education exclusively for CCPS students.
We are proud to support CCPS with various facilities projects. Furthermore, assisting with funding for the new Clarke County High School through a variety of measures has been a constant for the past decade.
- J-WMS Auditorium
- D.G. Cooley Playground
- Alternative Ed & ABE Program
- Kummli Science