News and Events

Congratulations to Fiona VanOsdol

If you missed the fundraiser, it's not too late to support the Foundation.

All donations are used to enhance the education of our EPS students.  

We have awarded funds for In-school Science Programs, Buses and Field Trips for Preschool and 1st Grade, Tuba, Xylophone and Ukuleles for Band and Music, Hardcover Books for the Young Author's writing program, Funded a new poster maker printer for the school, and paid for the Middle School Musical materials and licensing fees, and many other programs!

Join the EPS Foundation!

Nominations for our 2024-2025 Foundation Officers and Trustees will be in June 2024.  

All are welcome - Parents, Teachers, Business and Community members interested in granting programs that enrich the learning environment for EPS Students.  

Please contact our Nominating Committee at to express interest in joining 

and to obtain further information.

The Foundation at a Glance

About the Foundation

Our Mission

Acquire and distribute resources for programs and projects enhancing learning opportunities for students, staff, alumni and community of East Prairie School District #73.

Our Goal

Enriching learning while creating memories that last forever!

How We Do It

We fund specific requests through Grants to the school and award a scholarship each year through the Plotkin Scholarship Fund.

Help Make a Difference for EPS Students

All funding is raised through our fundraisers and donations!

Donations can be made by cash or check through the school office or online through our PayPal Giving Fund accounts.
Purchase a personalized brick for in front of the school!


Grants awarded to date include Annual Programs supporting current curriculum, Specialty Programs, Classroom Equipment, Field Trips, and more.

Annual Programs

Science, History, Reading/Writing, and Art/Music Programs including Magnet Makers, Young Authors, and History Bee

"Thank you for sponsoring our Dig-It!  We worked like real geologists when we panned for gemstones in the sand!"

"Thank you for the Lewis and Clark grant.  We all learned a lot.  All of us liked the video.  I liked the beef jerky."

"I want to thank you for letting the scientist come to our room and let her show us so many cool projects like when we put on these 3-D glasses and got to see the rainbow colors all around!"

"Thank you, so very much, for our hardcover Young Author books.  They  make all the difference in the big writing project, and really give the students a bigger sense of accomplishment.  Whenever the books are delivered to the classroom, the students are always overwhelmed with excitement.  The enthusiasm for writing on this project is unreal."

Specialty Programs

Musical, Debate, FUTURES Unlimited, Dance Choreography, Fishing, Anti-Bullying BMX Assembly, and the NED Show Yo-Yos

"Thank you for affording us the opportunity to have a professional actress come in to teach our students improv.  They had a wonderful time and learned a lot of great techniques!"

Classroom Equipment

Xylophone, Tuba, Digital cameras, piano, microphones, projectors, weather station and playground

"Thank you for purchasing BookFlix.  It is a great resource for our classrooms."

Field Trips and Buses

White Pines, Emily Oaks, Holocaust Museum, and Chicago Architecture Tour

"Going to the show was an experience that I will be remembering forever.  Thank you for sending us on a great trip."

Outdoor Classroom

The Outdoor Classroom is near the main entrance to East Prairie School and includes seating and grass areas plus a slate board for use in classroom instruction.

"The outdoor classroom is awesome!  We look forward to being outside in such a great area for learning! Thank you!

Thank You Notes

Thank you notes from students!

These additional educational opportunities make a difference between a very good school system and an excellent one! 

Contact for more information