Success Stories

BPSF Success Stories

The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation (BPSF) was established in 1989 by the Bismarck School Board. The Bismarck School Board created a board of directors for the foundation to generate funds and other gifts for the school district. In 2003 the BPSF obtained its 501 (c)(3) status as a tax exempt organization. Donors may deduct contributions to the BPSF as provided in section 170 of the tax code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers and gifts to the BPSF for its use are deductible for federal, estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the provisions of the tax code.

Tigirlily Concert for BPS Student’s in Transition Program

Tigirlily Concert for BPS Student's in Transition Program

Sunday May 6th at 6:00 pm // Horizon Middle School, Bismarck, ND. Tigirlily will play an acoustic show followed by meet and greet! All ticket proceeds benefit Bismarck Public Schools Student’s in Transition Program (students who are homeless or are in living transition). Concessions will be offered and doors open at 5:30pm.

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Prove them wrong; #ijoinedtheteam

Prove them wrong; #ijoinedtheteam

By Tamara Uselman, Superintendent Steven Claunch has some good advice: “Prove them wrong.” Steven reports he was born with no fingers on his right hand and a right leg that is several inches shorter than the left, involving surgery, spikes, wires, and daily painful stretching. Steven says,

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BPS Foundation Giving Hearts Day Supports Inclusive Sports on Feb. 8th

Mark your calendar to Join the Team on Giving Hearts Day, February 8th. The BPS Foundation is a proud participant of Giving Hearts Day, a one-day online fundraising event designed to support charities in the region. More about Inclusive Sports Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAWZJ8s1S3w This year the BPS Foundation

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BPSF Newsletter for January

BPSF Newsletter for January

To dreams coming true… By Tamara Uselman, Superintendent This article is in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Talent comes in many forms and from many backgrounds. Meet Neil, a member of the BHS Concert Choir and New Generation Jazz Choir. Neil came to Bismarck with

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BPS Foundation Joins the Giving Hearts Team for Inclusive Sports

BPS Foundation Joins the Giving Hearts Team for Inclusive Sports

This year, Giving Hearts Day is on Thursday, February 8th and the BPS Foundation has the opportunity to match a $10,000 endowed gift that was generously given by John G. Morrison and Beth Nodland that will be dedicated to the Inclusive Sports program. Giving Hearts Day is

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BHS Science Olympiad

BHS Science Olympiad

DONATE TO THIS PROJECT » Expenses and material costs for invitational, regional and national competitions. Project Contact: Scott Weigum, Science Olympiad Coach/Teacher School: Bismarck High School Amount Requested: $10,000 Number of students that will benefit: 30 Summarize the project for which you are requesting support. Identify the

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BPS Foundation gives $61,000 in Grants

BPS Foundation gives $61,000 in Grants

The BPS Foundation has approved more than $61,000 in Innovation and Watts grants. The following schools and educators will receive grants: Innovation Grants: Horizon Middle School Jeremy Overbeck United Sound: Inclusion of Special Ed. In Orchestra Wachter Middle School Kacie Schlecht MTSS-B Rewards & Recognition Projects Bismarck

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What’s Happening in December

What's Happening in December

The gift of getting unstuck By Tamara Uselman, Superintendent At a recent meeting of several BPS employees the question was raised, “What is the best of the best about Bismarck Public Schools?” Replies ranged from “the staff” to “the facilities” to “the kids” – and then a

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It takes a team to make the wheels on the bus go ‘round

It takes a team to make the wheels on the bus go ‘round

It takes a team to make the wheels on the bus go ‘round Bob Brown, Assistant Director of Transportation The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round both in song and at BPS. I begin this article with thanks to a great transportation team responsible for

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UND is headed your way!

UND is headed your way!

Join us for breakfast and conversation as UND Foundation CFO Laura Block, CPA, and representatives from Bismarck Public Schools Foundation talk taxes, Trump and charitable planning for year-end 2017. Thursday, November 9 7:30 a.m. Blarney Stone Pub 408 E. Main Avenue | Bismarck » RSVP today! We

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The Bismarck Public Schools Foundation is on Amazon!

When you shop Amazon, please consider supporting the Bismarck Public Schools Foundation and go to Amazon Smile and click Bismarck Public Schools Foundation as a charity you would like to support. Your extra click goes towards teacher grants, college scholarships for kids and student activity support. Click on the logo below to Shop and Give.

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