TPSD is privileged to work with area organizations and businesses that enrich our students' classroom experiences and support the good work our educators do every day. They have invested millions of dollars into our schools and thousands of hours as volunteers.
- Association Of Excellence in Education (AEE)
- Getting Involved For Teachers (G.I.F.T.)
- Church Adoptions Program
- Helping Hands
- Junior Auxiliary
- United Way
- Pathways To Professionals
- Catch Kids, Inc.
- Family Resource Center of Tupelo
A Brief History
The Association for Excellence in Education was founded in 1983 by a small group of individuals committed to the success of public education, specifically in Tupelo. This "Founders" group had an idea that private funds could be secured through individual and business memberships in A.E.E. and funneled directly back into the classroom through the awarding of teacher grants applied for to the A.E.E. Board.
This idea has grown over the last 30 years to a membership of 550 plus individuals, businesses, and civic groups; with over $3 million in grants funded by the Association for Excellence in Education. A.E.E maintains a diverse 15 member Board of Directors who oversees the everyday business of the Association. The annual selection of grants is handled by two separate grant committees (large and small) who are chosen from the A.E.E. membership to read and select the best grants to recommend to the Board. It is our constant goal of inclusion and transparency that has made us successful for so many years. We at A.E.E. have no paid staff and donate every dollar collected to the needs of the children in the Tupelo Public School District. We are proud of our history and the accomplishments made in this School District through the efforts of the many volunteers throughout the community who make all of it possible.
- Mission Statement
- AEE Grant Guidelines
- AEE Grant Application & Online Grant Submission Form
- To Donate
- AEE Liaisons
- Current Grant Winners
The Association for Excellence in Education exists to support the physical and emotional needs of the children in the Tupelo Public School District. Established in 1983, A.E.E.'s primary function is to facilitate funds solicited from community contributions through innovative grants that are awarded annually. These grants affect approximately 7,200 students in Pre-K through 12th grade and enhance their educational needs. It is the goal of A.E.E. to continually work toward the constant improvement of public education not only in Tupelo but in the State of Mississippi and the Nation as well.
Complete the 2020-2021 Grant Application (Cover page 2, Project Description), 2020-2021 Budget Sheet and/or Guest Speaker Budget Sheet and save to your computer. Then, fill out the Online Grant Submission Form (this is cover page 1) and attach your grant application and budget sheets.
Teachers submit Letters of Intent to the Principals by November 15, 2019. Teachers submit Grant Applications to the Principals by January 25, 2020.
All grants must be submitted by February 7, 2020. If you have questions. please email Teresa Gregory .Thank you for submitting a grant.
G.I.F.T.- Participants from the Jim Ingram Community Leadership Institute, in conjunction with many community partners, established the TPSD specialty license plate as a fundraising effort to provide incentives for employees of the district. For more information please call 662.841.8850.
Deadline for G.I.F.T. application is May 5, 2019.
West Jackson Baptist
Lawndale Elementary School
East Heights Baptist
St Mark Methodist
Thomas Street Elementary
West Main Church of Christ
The Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo believes that each child is important. Through many projects, their members share love, time, and resources needed to help each child be his or her best. Programs such as the Clothes Closet, Class Crowns and School Aid are very important to TPSD.
Family Resource Center of Tupelo- FRC of Tupelo provides quality educational support services in a family based and child-friendly environment to promote healthy families and communities. https://www.frcnms.org/