Okaloosa Public School Foundation and Okaloosa STEMM Academy Participate in Heritage Museum’s Saturday In The Park

The Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation (OPSF) and the Okaloosa STEMM Academy recently participated in the Heritage Museum’s Saturday in the Park to raise awareness of their programs in the community.

Despite a rainy morning, several Take Stock in Children scholarship recipients, along with Henry Kelley, Community Affairs Director/OPSF Executive Director, and Mary Beth Jackson, Superintendent of Schools, shared the Foundation’s mission with Saturday in the Park visitors.  

The OPSF is a not-for-profit community-based public schools foundation.  It is a partnership between families, schools, community and business.  The Foundation is dedicated to supporting and extending the educational opportunities of all individuals within Okaloosa County.  Since its establishment in 1995, OPSF has funded educational enrichment programs including teacher grants for unique programs, student scholars in the Take Stock in Children Program, community educational initiatives, and student and teacher recognition awards.

The STEMM Academy’s interactive robot table was a success drawing many to their booth to play with the robots and to learn more about the Okaloosa STEMM Academy.

The mission of the Okaloosa STEMM academy is to equip students to become confident, capable, ethical, and responsible citizens by creating a positive and nurturing school environment where students, staff, parents, and the community work together to promote lifelong learning and provide opportunities for all students to reach their potential.

For more information about the STEMM Center or STEMM Center programs, please contact Wanda Avery, Principal, Okaloosa STEMM Center at (850) 833-4120 or averyw@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

For more information about the Okaloosa Public School Foundation, please contact Henry Kelley, Executive Director, at (850) 833- 7614.