The focus of the El Reno Public Schools Foundation is to enrich and maximize the quality of education available in El Reno Public Schools.


“When you support education, you are giving a gift that lasts forever.” ~ Wanda L. Bass

“If you plan for 1 year, plant some rice.  If you plan for 10 years, plant a tree.  If you plan for 100 years, educate a child.” ~ Wanda L. Bass




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The Thousands of Reasons Gala, Celebrating Distinguished Alumni and Educators will be held November 14, 2016 at Lincoln Learning Center at 6:30 p.m.

The doors will open at Lincoln Learning Center, 425 Mercy Drive, behind Roblyer Middle School, at 6 PM for mingling and dinner begins promptly at 6:30.

Tickets may be purchased for $15.00 at BancFirst or MidFirst Bank El Reno locations.

We are so proud to announce this year’s Distinguished Alumni:

left-to-right-vicky-myers-julie-erb-alvarez-richard-foggVicki Myers, Class of 1972 Julie Erb-Alvarez, Class of 1989 and Richard Fogg, Class of 1959


Jay Hannah resizedThis year’s event will be emceed by prominent Oklahoman, Jay Hannah.

You will have a chance to meet our Grants-to-Teachers recipients, as well as, the district Teacher of the Year.

We will also feature three auction items this year:

Von Tungeln Bread….baked by David and Maribeth Von Tungeln

Enjoy a week in the Cool Pines of Alto, New Mexico …….Mark and Dana Gibson

NASCAR weekend in Kansas City……Curtis and Linda Blanc

You will not want to miss this exciting evening so please make every effort to once again support the El Reno Public Schools!!!


TEACHER NAME                                  GRANT NAME

Lacefield, Amanda                               Lil Explorers Reading Adventure

Nix, Adeline                                           Discovery Learning Center Curriculum

Schweitzer, Erin                                    Kuta Software: Test & Worksheet Generators for Math Teachers – Junior High

Volleyball Instructional Coaches       AcuSpike: Taking Volleyball Training to the Next Level

Ferris, Shari                                           Transition- School to LIFE and Fun Day Friday

Ferris, Shari & Grube, Deborah           Read to Success

Gallegos, Vanessa                                Spanish Language and Culture Student Activities

Henry, Angela                                       German Language Student Resources

Newman, Lisa                                        Creating Vibrant Teaching Tools for Meteorology

Reeves, Heather                                    Kuta Software: Test & Worksheet Generators for Math Teachers

Roberts, Shawndra                               Peter Pan Materials

Schmidt, Marilyn                                   Teaching Life Skills Through Real-World Activities
Adams, Serenity & Bristow, Amanda Animal Therapy for Special Education Students

Bennett, Cynthia                                  African Folk Tales by Al Bostick

Stake, Terri                                            Sounds to Literacy

Bramlett, Raven                                    Winning with Reading

Farrell, Jennifer                                     Bouncing While We Learn

Sharp, Christina                                    Let’s Boost Our Reading

6th Grade Team                                    Immediate Feedback from Sixth Graders Who are Engaged in their Learning

Crain, Jessica                                        Scholastic News Magazine

Fruit-Smith, Andrea                             BrainPOP Subscription

Bennett, Cynthia                                  Creative Discovery by Dwe Williams

Vandergrift, Joy                                    Music for All

Hotz, Marcé                                            Improving Communication Through Technology

Ehlers, Kristy                                         3D Printing: A Powerful Tool to Expand 21st Century Learning


thousands of reasons logoCORPORATE SPONSORS

Thousands of Reasons…………. $1000.00 Donors


El RenoTribune

Heritage Integrated Solutions

Winner’s Circle…………………. $750 Donors

MidFirst Bank

Gold Club………….. $500.00 Donors

Cavin Wrecker

C2 Security

El Reno Board of Education

Festivities Event Center

Fogg Law


Mark and Dana Gibson

Handley Law

Hensley’s Best Western

King Electric

Mercy Health

OGE Energy

Ratliff Accounting

Russell-Murray Hospice

Wise Sales Company, Inc. and Stone Chase Stables

Silver Club…………….. $250 Donors

Advantage Insurance Group

Bill’s Auto–Gary and Terry Bates

Diffee Ford and Lincoln

Farmer’s Insurance Group–Bud Chronister and Jill Phillips

Lynn and Michelle Tate

El Reno Family Dentistry


Midwest Music

Old Republic Title

State Farm Insurance, Gary Baumwart

Ward Construction

Robin White, DDS

Bronze Club………. $100.00 Donors

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Carder Chiropractic


Dr. Karen and Larry Jennings

Rick Jones Buick GMC

Alan Mauldin, DDS

Rinehart, Rinehart, Rinehart, Attorneys at Law

Schwarz Oil



Clint Williams, Inventus




A scholarship named in honor of longtime El Reno educator and his family will help further the studies of EHS graduates. Tony and Tim Hutchison, along with their families, have contributed $10,000 to the El Reno Public Schools Foundation in honor of their late father, Jerry Hutchison, as well as their late mother, Willa Mae, and their deceased brother, Jeff. The scholarship will be deposited with the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and the interest will be used for scholarship purposes. Photo courtesy of El Reno Tribune

Hutchison Family