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SCHS Academic Foundation
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Putting community and alumni dollars to work
for education

Purpose of the Academic Foundation

The Academic Foundation is a non-profit association devoted to supporting, enhancing, and promoting academic opportunities for the Salem Community High School. The Foundation is run by a volunteer board of directors.


Opportunities are made available to staff at SCHS for implementing programs in their classrooms and throughout their departments.


One of the opportunities is the mini-grants made available to teachers each year.

Mini-Grants support, encourage and facilitate great teaching ideas. Mini-Grants are modest cash awards that help educators make a positive difference in their classrooms.


Teachers or departments may also submit for consideration special projects that require funding not available through district funds.


Although this foundation was not started for scholarship purposes, it has become a big part of what we do.


Support for all of this is made possible through memberships fees, donations, and fundraisers.





Debbie Woodruff, Chair
John Gaston
Rich Crouse
James Toth

Carson Smith



Rhonda Mulvany, Chair
Jared Hunter
Trudie Smith




Rich Crouse, Chair

Jared Hunter

Dena Heflin

Jeannie Malone

James Sager

Hall of Fame

Don Decker, Chair

Debby Hays
Debbie Woodruff

Kirby Phillips

Keri Garrett

Rhonda Mulvany



Debby Hays, Chair

Don Decker
Jane Gaston
Dena Heflin

Rhonda Mulvany

Lynette Dye


Top 10

Debbie Woodruff, Chair

Lynette Dye

Trudie Smith

Rhonda Mulvany

Keri Garrett


Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Foundation a part of the Board of Education?
The Foundation is completely independent of the Board of Education.  The Foundation draws together businesses, community agencies, and individuals who are interested in improving educational opportunities at SCHS.

Who is controlling the funds?
The Foundation leadership is comprised of private citizens interested in education and SCHS.

How will the funds be spent?
Proposals are submitted by SCHS staff members for grants.  Scholarship forms are available in the Student Services office for students.  A selection committee of Foundation Board members reviews requests and award grants and scholarships to projects that enhance, rather than duplicate, existing programs.

May I designate how my contribution will be used?
The Foundation will accept both restricted and unrestricted contributions as well as endowment funds and donations for specific projects.