Foundation awards $12,000 grants to four schools

On Dec. 4, 2019, the Paulding County Education Foundation awarded $12,000 grants to four PCSD schools: Dugan Elementary, Northside Elementary, P.B. Ritch Middle, and South Paulding High. Click on the photos below to see summaries of how each school will use the grant money.

Reach Scholarship Signing

REACH Georgia provides academically promising students the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success and be prepared for the 21st Century workforce.The Paulding Education Foundation provided the scholarship seed money for these students as well as the previous Reach scholar classes.  Total value of college scholarship for this graduating class will exceed $90,000.

These are the Class of 2024 REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Scholars in a special ceremony at the PCSD central office. Paulding County’s Class of 2024 REACH Scholars are:

Katrina Gipson – South Paulding Middle School
Heaven King – Moses Middle School
Chloe Powers – Scoggins Middle School

Congratulations to Katrina, Heaven and Chloe, PCSD’s Class of 2024 REACH Scholars!

Foundation Thursday

Thursday, October 24 was Foundation Thursday! This was a district-wide celebration of great things that have happened in and around our schools and entire district because of the Paulding Education Foundation and primarily members and supporters of the foundation. We are so thankful for each and every one of our members for the support you have given to the foundation through your membership, attendance and participation in our events. A special thank you to our sponsors Chick-fil-a Hiram/Dallas and Greystone Power for making days like this possible!

McGarity Elementary winner - Cathrine Terry
Herschel Jones Middle School winner - Tiffany Canty
East Paulding Middle School winner - Niki McLeroy
Hiram Elementary winner - Gracie Austin
Paulding County High School Winner - Heather DeJohn Mathis
Abney Elementary winner - Karen Smith


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Paulding Education Foundation: We Help Education Take Off

The Paulding Education Foundation, founded and incorporated in 2006, is a private, non-profit, 501c3 tax-exempt organization dedicated to promoting excellence in education in the Paulding County School District.

The Paulding County School District, comprised of over 30,000 students, is the provider of our future workforce and leaders of our community. As a partner with the School District and the Paulding Education Foundation, we can make a significant impact in education.

To provide resources, both financial and human, that ensure total commitment to the exemplary performance of public education in Paulding County.

To enrich and expand learning opportunities for students by:

  • Promoting an opportunity for the community to contribute to public education.
  • Promoting innovative instruction through grants to our teachers and schools.
  • Establishing a network among public, private, and government partners for the benefit of public education in Paulding County.
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Helping Paulding Co. Students

The Paulding Education Foundation and its family partners are proud to offer scholarships to students within the Paulding County School District. These scholarships are offered and awarded on an annual basis by the Foundation with the support of the counselors at each high school within the district.

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