Oakwood Schools


annual fund for students

TOGETHER we are building a strong FOUNDATION for

Some of the 2018 OSF scholarship winners
two girls reading at Smith
  • Learning

  • Leadership 

  • Artistic Expression 

  • Scientific Exploration 

  • Technological Innovation

Two cute girls at Lange
two girls working in science lab

The Annual Fund is vital to the core mission of the Oakwood Schools Foundation. Help us reach this year’s Annual Fund for Students GOAL to show our support for Oakwood teachers and students by making your tax-deductible gift today!

The Oakwood Schools Foundation’s Annual Fund provides educational grants to help Oakwood Schools provide all students with innovative and diverse opportunities that enhance their education experience, both inside and outside the classroom.

EVERY gift – no matter how big or small - makes a significant IMPACT
in the lives of our students and community.
Please consider making your tax-deductible gift today.


Making a lasting impact on students' futures

Creating a scholarship with the Oakwood Schools Foundation
leaves a legacy and makes a lasting impact on the lives of our youth.

Visit our Scholarship Page for more information on scholarships managed by the Foundation. 

The Impact of Your Support

Here are just a few examples of the impact of your Annual Fund support in the last year.

Air Quality

Responding to an urgent need, 150 air purifiers were installed in classrooms throughout the district.

“The air purifiers in our classrooms provide an additional layer of protection for our students and staff." 

-Dr. Kyle Ramey, Oakwood Schools Superintendent

air purifier in OJH classroom

Underwater Studies

A saltwater fish tank at OHS facilitates the study and care of saltwater habitats for science students.

“Concepts that seem abstract and unusable in day to day life will now have a life application and a basis for learning.  Our students can begin to understand the environmental issues and pressures facing these habitats and hopefully use their knowledge and voice to impact change for the greater good of our environment, which is a goal of Oakwood Schools."

-Heidi Edwards, OHS science teacher

Heidi Edwards working with student by fish tank

Flexible Seating

Flexible seating options help increase student learning and focus at Smith School.

“The flexible seating options make it easier for my students to work in small learning groups while having a surface to work on and the opportunity for movement when seated. We see increased student learning and sustained focus when kids are given the chance to move around and get comfortable.” 

-Jen Richardson, Smith 2nd grade teacher

girl sitting in flexible seating at Smith

Hands-on Science

Interactive science instruction from Boonshoft Museum and Glen Helen Raptor Center at Smith Elementary enables students hands-on study of motion, energy and animal habitats and characteristics.

"I loved learning about the birds."

-Madison Florendo, Smith Elementary student

Boonshoft instructor with owl and kids

Let's Print!

A large format poster printer at OJH and OHS gives students the ability to create well-rounded portfolios and large format designs found in engineering and architectural workplaces.



Jen Gabbard and large printer

Stretch & Move

Yoga mats for Lange School students provide a yoga and stretching program for Oakwood’s youngest learners.

“Having these mats fits right into our Physical Education curriculum which includes yoga and fitness, as well as our cool down at the end of every class and working on core strength,”

-Deb Osterfeld, Lange Physical Education Teacher

Lange kids working out on yoga mats