Inspiring Academic Excellence

Established in 1995, the Pierre Educational Foundation promotes the further educational development of the Pierre Public School District students, staff and graduates by the delivery of quality educational opportunities and resources.



Find out more about the Pierre Educational Foundation, what we do and our history.



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Wall of Honor

View our eWall of Honor – An ongoing, electronic wall of honor for staff of the Pierre School District.

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Each year, the Pierre Educational Foundation awards mini-grants to support innovative ideas in the classroom. Applications are accepted until October 1st for the Fall cycle and April 1st for the Spring cycle. Applications can be found on our website - Over $180,000 in classroom support has been provided through this program for projects like Hydroponics in the Classroom in Mrs. Stouts class at Jefferson Elementary. We hope to see more creative ideas for our 2023-2024 grant cycles to support creativity and excellence in learning in our classrooms. ... See MoreSee Less
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Tomorrow the Foundation will deliver $100 in Pierre Pride Dollars to each of the new teachers in the Pierre School District in their new schools to help them get off to a great start! Looking forward to a fun day supporting teachers in the classroom! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Pierre Educational Foundation awarded almost $80,000 in scholarships to T.F. Riggs seniors on May 4, 2023. Congratulations to the following students, we look forward to watching you succeed in all your future endeavors. The Edith and Richard Warder Scholarship: Madison OedekovenThe Pierre Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Brecken KruegerThe Marjorie and Fritz Forney Scholarship: Skyler RuthThe Charles "Lindy" and Shirley Feeney Scholarship: Maya ShorterThe Dennis and Shirley Eisnach Family Scholarship: Autumn IversonThe Herbert and Irene Emde Scholarship: Kara WeissThe Shaw Family Scholarships: Jacob Mayer, Hudson Allen, and Madilyn BrakkeThe Swan Family Scholarships: Robert Arnold and Mason DellThe Mortenson Family Scholarship: Khalan SmartThe Spilde Family Scholarships: Tyler Payer and Sydney TedrowThe James and Gertrude Mueller Scholarship: Hudson AllenThe Alvin Benesh Engineering Scholarship: Jacob MayerThe Schliessmann Family Scholarship: Skyler RuthThe Brabander Family Memorial Scholarship: Emma HuntThe Evenlyn Benesh Music Scholarship: Tyler WantPlease join us in congratulation these exceptional students! For more information on the Pierre Educational Foundation scholarships, please visit our website. ... See MoreSee Less
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