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2021 Principals Appreciation

We look forward to resuming our annual Principal Reception next year, and in the meantime, recently delivered our appreciation to each of our amazing 12 school leaders.
THANK YOU to our supporters and everyone that made these little spring gift bags possible, including the businesses that donated items: Zaxby's, Hotworx, ReConnectEd to Life, SwellCo, Frenchie's Modern Nail Care, and more.
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Smyrna Education Foundation Welcomes Tracey Santos to the Advisory Board

Please join us in welcoming Tracey Santos to our Advisory Council. Tracey is a consultant for DoD contracts, a photographer, an author, and an entrepreneur who owns Glass Frog Consulting, Laughing Tracey, and Big Bear Sports (opening soon). She has one son who is a junior at Campbell and plays baseball.

Smyrna Education Foundation Welcomes Vanya Foote to the Board of Directors

Please join us in welcoming Vanya Foote to our Board. Vanya has served as an SEF Advisory Council member since 2019 and is the Executive Director of the Atlanta Chamber Players. Vanya is a Smyrna Arts Council Board member and has a kindergartner at King Springs Elementary.

Smyrna Education Foundation Awards Five Grants for the 2020-21 School Year

Thank you sponsors for making this possible! We appreciate our educators.
So far this year, our funding is supporting:
- Outdoor classrooms
- Safety precaution supplies
- 2nd grade math manipulatives
- Learning commons upgrades
- School-wide math manipulatives
Stay tuned for more award announcements and updates.

Fond Farewell to SEF Founding Board Member Donette Konneker

We are so grateful to Donette Konneker for her incredible 10 YEARS of service as a Smyrna Education Foundation Board Member! Donette was a founding Board Member and has been a dedicated volunteer and leader at multiple Smyrna schools for more than a decade. Please join us in thanking Donette as she departs our Board - she has truly made an impact on our community. We appreciate you, Donette!

Campbell High School is Once Again Featured in The Bright Side

Campbell High School and its outstanding achievements were recently featured again in The Bright Side community publication. The ad was sponsored by Smyrna Education Foundation and the Campbell High School Education Foundation. (Click on picture to enlarge)

JRM Management Services Awards $10,000 Check to SEF

We are so thankful to have the support of JRM Management Services. Bill Watson (pictured here with SEF Board members Kathy Young and Barb Allen), Tod Miller, and the entire team have been education champions for years and are such an asset to the whole Smyrna community. JRM’s most recent donation of $10,000 ensured another year of school grants.

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Wade's raises $400 for Smyrna Education Foundation

We appreciate our partners at Wade’s! Their team organized a raffle during the holiday season, and raised $400 for SEF.

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2019 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation granted over $12,000 in grants to all 13 Smyrna schools this year through our annual grants program.

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Campbell High School is Featured in The Bright Side

The Bright Side community newspaper recently ran an ad featuring Campbell High School and its achievements. The ad was sponsored by Smyrna Education Foundation and the Campbell High School Education Foundation. (Click on picture to enlarge)

The Smyrna Team interviews President Kathy Young

The Smyrna Team recently interviewed Smyrna Education Foundation President Kathy Young about our organization and the work it does in the Smyrna community.

Georgia Power Foundation supports Smyrna Education Foundation

Thanks to Al Martin, shown here with board member Kahlilah Dotson Mosley, and the Georgia Power Foundation for their donation of $2,500 to Smyrna Education Foundation. The long-time support from this community partner has provided a strong foundation for SEF, and we greatly appreciate their commitment to Smyrna and our schools.

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Metro Atlanta Running Club donates to Smyrna Education Foundation

We are grateful for the continued support of Metro Atlanta Running Club whose recent donation of $1,000 will benefit the SEF school grants program.

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Wade's Hosts Community Carnival and Supports Smyrna Education Foundation 

Our gratitude to everyone with Wade’s for all the hard work that went into hosting their community carnival. Wade's generosity and a great turnout from the community yielded financial support that will help all 12 Smyrna schools!

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2018 Smyrna Celebrates the Arts

Beautiful work by our students, with support and instruction from Smyrna school teachers. Special thanks to Merry Mullins for establishing and coordinating this annual event.

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JRM Management Services Awards $10,000 Check to SEF

We are so thankful to have the support of JRM Management Services. Bill Watson (pictured here), Tod Miller, and the entire team have been education champions for years and are such an asset to the whole Smyrna community.

JRM’s generous donation of $10,000 will help fund the annual SEF school grant program.

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2018 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation granted over $10,000 in grants to 10 Smyrna schools this year through our annual grants program.

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Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. Awards Check to SEF

Board President Kathy Young accepts a check from Al Martin of Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. for Smyrna Education Foundation in the amount of $2,500.

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2017 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation granted over $9,000 in grants to all 12 Smyrna schools this year.

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SEF Awards Check to CHS Spartan Band

Board member Alecia McLochlin presents a $500 check to Campbell High School Spartan Band from the Community Champions Grant sponsored by Constellation, an Exelon Company. Smyrna Education Foundation applied for the grant on behalf of CHS.

Congratulations to the Campbell High School Spartan Band!

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JRM Donates $7,000 check to SEF

Special thanks to JRM Management Services, Inc. for donating $7,000 to Smyrna Education Foundation and providing two booths for us to celebrate our schools while raising money by selling cold drinks at Taste of Smyrna.

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2016 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation awarded over $7,000 in grants to all 12 Smyrna schools this year.

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SEF Hosts Annual Smyrna Principals Luncheon

It is always so exciting to hear about all of the wonderful things happening in our schools. Congratulations to all of our schools and their successes this year! Big thanks to Atkins Park for hosting us again.

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Campbell IB Students Volunteer at SEF Taste of Smyrna Booths

Big thanks to all of our Campbell IB students who worked in our Smyrna Education Foundation beverage booths at the 2016 Taste of Smyrna! CHS IB students have volunteered for us for the past 4 years.

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SEF Co-Sponsors Smyrna Schools Celebrate the Arts 

Smyrna Education Foundation, The Smyrna Area Art Teachers, Wave of Excellence – Smyrna City Schools, and the Smyrna Arts & Cultural Council recently hosted the Smyrna Schools Celebrate the Arts event.

Each of the Smyrna area schools had a sampling of student art on display, as well as a collaborative piece of art that was for sale. SEF hosted a silent auction that benefited all Smyrna area schools. 

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2015 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation awarded over $7,800 to eight Smyrna area schools. 

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2013 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation awarded over $6,700 to nine Smyrna schools that applied for grants.

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2012 Grants

Smyrna Education Foundation awarded over $6,300 to ten Smyrna schools.

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