Okemos Education Foundation

Supporting academic excellence at every level of the Okemos Public School District

OEF Awards

The Okemos Education Foundation recognizes excellence in the Okemos Public School District in two ways: our formal awards, given at the annual banquet each November, and the OEF APPLE Awards, informal awards given at any time of the year.

Annual Awards

Annual Awards

The OEF bestows several formal awards at its annual awards banquet, held each November. Learn more.

APPLE Awards

APPLE Awards

APPLE Awards can be given by anyone, at any time of the year, to any Okemos employee who deserves special recognition. Learn More.

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OEF Programs

Grant Programs

Grant Programs

The OEF funds approximately 30 curriculum-based grants each year. Requests are received from Okemos teachers in every building and vary each year, based on the innovative ideas and needs of our staff. Learn more about the great things the OEF has funded in the past.

Extra-curricular student clubs

Extra-curricular student clubs

Since 2010, the OEF has funded the majority of students clubs offered in Okemos schools. Clubs are offered in every building and at every age level. Learn more about these fun, educational, and memorable experiences which over 1,900 students enjoy every year.

4th Grade Seeds of Science Field Trips

4th Grade Seeds of Science Field Trips

Every 4th grade class enjoys three separate field trips to the MSU Plant Biology building, learning about plant life through a variety of hands-on experiences. Learn more about the program.

Elementary Author Visit

Elementary Author Visit

The OEF partners with Horizon Bank each spring to bring an author to each of our elementary schools to meet with students and share how their own stories became published books. See which authors have visited in the past.

Science Fairs

Science Fairs

The OEF offers funding for school science fairs to allow our students to have hands-on science experiences and to showcase their own individual projects. Learn more.

Special Projects

Special Projects

The OEF enjoyed hosting The Legacy of Emmett Till, a 'living history' experience for both our high school students and the community in April 2016. Learn more about this impactful event.

$101,028

2015-16 approved funding amount in support of Okemos students

418

# of APPLE Awards delivered since the program's inception (May 2014)

32 years

The OEF has been supporting Okemos students since 1984.

7 schools

# of Okemos schools benefiting from OEF funding (every one of them!)

Thank you, OEF Donors!

Gold Partners ($1,000 - $2,499) Catherine J. Ash * Chris Buck and Martha Hentz * Chuck and Karen Canestraight * Courtesy Ford * Lisa Crites * Rod Ellis, Class of 1965 * Granger * Grewal Law PLLC & Church Wyble PC * John Hood * Mid-Michigan Oral Surgery * Dr. Hina Shah, DDS * JoAnne Sorlie and Subhash Gupta * Peter and Sherry Trezise * Howard J. Weyers *
Thank you!!

Browse the complete OEF donor list

Our donors come from all corners of our community and have one thing in common:  a commitment to preserving academic excellence in Okemos Public Schools.

Learn More about the OEF

OEF Board of Trustees

OEF Board of Trustees

    The Okemos Education Foundation is run by an all-volunteer board of trustees, people from our community who are passionate about quality public education in Okemos. Meet our board.

    OEF History

    OEF History

      The Okemos Education Foundation has been supporting Okemos students since 1984. Learn how it all got started.

      Financial Info

      Financial Info

        Page coming soon.

        OEF News

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        Fall 2016 OEF Newsletter

        The Fall 2016 OEF Newsletter is here! Read about the new Chippewa Design Lab, the 2016 OEF Award Recipients and…

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        LEGO StoryStarters – 2015 OEF Grant

        LEGO Story Starters Ivy Schmidt, Bennett Woods 3rd Grade, 2015 LEGOs, the colorful plastic building bricks that kids assemble into…

        Contact the OEF

        Have a question or comment? A great idea? We'd love to hear from you!

        OEF

        517 512 5821
        chair@oefsite.org
        4406 Okemos Rd.
        Okemos, MI 48864
        United States