Mary and Bob Sierra Family Foundation Scholarship

The Mary & Bob Sierra Family Foundation Scholarship will be awarding three scholarships to high school seniors in Hernando County.  Applications are due April 30, 2017.  Please see link for application.  For questions please contact the Hernando County Education Foundation Executive Director, Tammy Brinker at 352-544-6418.

Operation Cinderella Boutique

Volunteers are needed for the following for the Operation Cinderella Boutique

Please contact our office if your would like to volunteer at 352-544-6418 or email to brinker_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Thursday March 23rd
Paint-Need 3-volunteers
Clean Carpet-1 volunteer
Changing Rooms Construction-4 volunteers
Build Platform-2 volunteers

Monday March 27th
Decorating Boutique
Putting up dresses

Wednesday March 28th
Assist with Operation Certification Boutique Store

Monday April 8th
Assist with Operation Certification Boutique Store

Wednesday April 11th
Assist with Operation Certification Boutique Store

Friday April 20th 
Assist with Operation Certification Boutique Store

Operation Cinderella Boutique Needs List

What we need:
Prom/Formal Dresses
Jewelery/Accessories/Hair Accessories
Mens Attire

Full length mirrors
Small table with 2 chairs
Chandalier-small to medium
1” high platform 
Clothes Racks
Shoe Racks
Bags for dresses
Large Rug (6’-8’ x 10’-12’)
Long Rug (2’-3’ x 8’-10”)
2 Boutiquish lamps
Chair Coverings
Strings of beads/jewels


Tools 4 Schools

We are happy to announce our grand opening of our second store located at the HCEF office in Brooksville!!
Springstead High School Store:
The school store is located at Springstead High School in the portables near the softball field (close to Mariner Blvd). The store will be open for teachers on the following dates:
February 9             3:00-6:00
February 18           10:00-1:00
February 24            3:00-6:00
March 24                3:00-6:00
March 30                3:00-6:00
April 4                    3:00-6:00
April 26                  3:00-6:00
May 6                     10:00-1:00
May 12                    3:00-6:00
May 25                    3:00-6:00  (Drop off supplies)
May 26                    3:00-6:00  (Drop off supplies)
Hernando County Education Foundation Store:
The school store is located at the Hernando County Education Foundation (900 Emerson Road) in Brooksville.  The store will be open for teachers on the following dates:
February 10            2:30-5:30  (Grand Opening!)
February 16            2:30-5:30
February 25            10:00-1:00
February 28            2:30-5:30
March 23                2:30-5:30
March 28                2:30-5:30
April 8                   10:00-1:00
April 11                  2:30-5:30
April 20                  2:30-5:30
April 25                  2:30-5:30
May 9                     2:30-5:30
May 25                   8:00-5:00  (Drop off supplies)
May 26                   8:00-4:00  (Drop off supplies)

Upcoming Events

Rays Day 2017

Date: Sat, May 20, 2017, 2:10 PM to 9:00 PM
Category: Sports
Summary: Rays Day 2017 - Saturday, May 20th - Gates Open at 2:10 pm, First Pitch at 4:10 pm - Ground Level Tickets $25 each more…


Date: All day Mon, May 22, 2017
Category: Magenta

Early Release Day-NO STEAM

Date: All day Tue, May 23, 2017
Category: Magenta

Early Release Day-NO STEAM

Date: All day Wed, May 24, 2017
Category: Magenta

STEAM After School Information

The 21st Century STEAM Afterschool Program is an afterschool family-focused program, emphasizing academics and values through quality programs that nurture and strengthen youth, families and the community

To locate the STEAM After School Registration Packet please look for the "21st CCLC Steam Program" green tab on the left side of the webpage. Click on that link and then scroll down to middle of the page and you will find the link for the registration packet. Please complete and submit all 5 pages for registration.
We also have employment opportunities available and an application under the STEAM page. Please contact Natisha Feacher at 352-544-6418 or feacher_n@hcsb.k12.fl.us

Volunteer Luncheon 2016

Tools 4 Schools Store

Tools 4 Schools was officially opened on March 11, 2016!  This is the first store of this kind in Hernando County!  Hernando County Public Education Teachers will be able to shop the store once a month to pick up supplies for their classrooms and/or students at no cost!  
The Tools 4 Schools Store is fully funded and paid for through grants, community and corporate donations.  We would like to thank Suncoast Credit Union and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations as they are our main store sponsors!  Suncoast Credit Union donated $25,000 which was matched by the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations for a total of $50,000!  We would also like to thank Target for their donation of $4,000 that was also matched through the Consortium of Florida Education Foundation to a total of $8,000!  We want to thank all of our sponsors and donors that made this project possible!  
We will be having a Supply Drive in June to help us replinish the shelves for our teachers.  If you would like to donate supplies (teacher and student), make a financial donation or if your company or corporation would like to support this effort please contact Tammy Brinker at 352-797-7313 or brinker_t@hcsb.k12.fl.us.  
We will be posting the days and times the store will be open by the end of the week!  Keep watching for updates!  

Store lets Hernando County teachers get supplies for free

By Ferdinand Zogbaum, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 22, 2016, 8:54 AM



A store just for teachers just opened in Hernando County.

It's full of classroom supplies and more, but what makes it special is that everything in it is free.

The new Tools 4 Schools store is on the campus of Springstead High School. The county's teachers can stop by once a month and grab supplies for their classrooms.

High school teacher Chris Auricchio says he can't believe a place like this exists.

"We had heard about it at the beginning of the year, but I didn't expect it to be like this," he said.

Tammy Brinker with the Hernando County Education Foundation, which set everything up, says teachers can easily spend $500 to $600 a year of their own money on supplies. But the store aims to change that.

"It is completely funded through donations and sponsors throughout our county," Brinker said.

The Hernando County Education Foundation is always looking for donations so they can keep the free store open.


Teacher of the Year 2016!

Congratulations to all of our 2016 Teacher of the Year Representatives!  What a great group we have!  We are very excited for each one of you... Best of luck this Friday as we celebrate the nights with all of our 2016 representatives and announce our new 2016 Teacher of the Year for Hernando County! 

Suncoast Credit Union "2 Cents Up"!


Kid's Wish Network Partners with Hernando County Education Foundation!

Thank you to the Kid's Wish Network for donating over $20,000 in beads and seeds to our schools!  What an amazing donation!

Teacher of the Year

Feeding Children Everywhere Partners with Hernando County Education Foundation!

Fox Chapel Middle School students, staff and volunteers along with Feeding Children Everywhere put together A Hunger Project and packed 51,264 meals for families in need!  Missy Wyzykowski, Fox Chapel Middle School's Parental Engagement Liaison  and Melanie Googe, Fox Chapel's guidance counselor  coordinated and planned for four months to make this project a huge success for Hernando County families. The Hunger Project meals all went to  the Hernando County Education Foundation for distribution within the county.  What a great impact we are making in our community!
Founded in 1988, the Hernando County Education Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit organization that provides Direct Support to our county’s public schools by seeking out financial support to meet the unfunded needs of public education in Hernando County.