We are proud to offer many diverse opportunities for our students that enhance learning and improve achievement. Inner-city children are often not able to participate in a wide variety of educational experiences away from their school, making what we do even more meaningful. We've listed just a few of the many programs we offer below.
Several different grant programs assist principals, teachers, and staff in various areas of need. From smaller minigrants benefitting individual classrooms to major grant projects for district-wide projects, this is perhaps the most direct way we impact our students in each school. Teachers: to learn more and apply for a grant, please visit our Teacher Grants page
Telitha Lindquist Greiner Excellence in Teaching Awards
Each year the Foundation honors some of the outstanding teachers in the Ogden School District. Selected by their peers, one teacher at each school who exemplifies excellence and best-teaching practices is chosen to receive the award. Winners are given a cash award and recognized at a year end banquet. This prestigious award is named in honor of the late Telitha Lindquist Greiner for her years of service to the Ogden School Foundation and her passion for improving the lives of children in our community.
Weber State University
College Bound Event
Each year, all of the 5th grade students in the district get a chance to experience college life on the campus of Weber State University. Students spend the day taking a tour of the educational facilities, attending a pep rally, and cheering at a WSU Men's basketball game. Even though our students live in Ogden, many have never visited Weber State or considered that they might be able to go on to higher education. We Want our students to know that a college education is accessible and that planning for a successful future starts today!
College Application Week
College Application Week aims to ensure that every high school senior applies for college, an essential step for college and career readiness. With 76% of our students economically-disadvantaged, making sure that paying for a college application is not a roadblock for our students is a high priority. District employees and community volunteers are on hand to answer questions, and many colleges waive their application fees for seniors participating in this event. The Foundation works to cover additional costs for our seniors as they plan for their future.
Shakespeare in the Schools
Each Spring, the Utah Shakespearean Festival visits our community and performs one of Shakespeare’s plays with a professional cast, complete costumes and sets, and theatrical lighting. Included in this event are a performance for students, drama workshops for secondary theater students, and a free community performance in the evening.
One of the most meaningful ways the Foundation is able to help enhance student learning is to sponsor fieldtrips. Some of the venues we help provide funding for are: Eccles Dinosaur Park, Ogden Nature Center, Treehouse Children's Museum, American West Heritage Center, and Astro Camp Utah.