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Byng Excellence in Education Foundation (B.E.E.F.)



The link below will take you to the online donation site for the BEEF Foundation


 Click here for the NEW B.E.E.F. Foundation Website


At the awards assembly for Byng seniors, the Byng Excellence in Education Foundation (BEEF) awarded $750 scholarships to five students. l-r:  Kelly Cooke, CeCe Sayre, Trenton Shaw, Ana Belle Barnes, and Adeline Daniel.  The students can use the money at any college, vo-tech, or trade school of their choice.

Byng senior Shelby Brakhage accepted the Robbins Family Memorial Scholarship for $5000 from Byng Excellence in Education Foundation representative Betty Allred at the Byng end-of-year awards assembly for seniors.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Robbins retired from Byng after over a half century of teaching.  Their sons--Randy, Cliff, and Riley--involved themselves in academics, school activities, and community service.  An anonymous donor established the scholarship to honor the family that greatly influenced his life as a student.  


Retired chairperson of the Byng Math Department, Doris Brockett presented the Brockett Scholarship  for Excellence in Mathematics for $1000 to Byng senior Brianne Sanders.  Zac Simpson, a Byng graduate of the class of 2000,  established the scholarship twelve years ago and continues to sponsor it.  The scholarship money can be used for academic purposes at the discretion of the student.




“Walk of Fame” Project

The Foundation sells bricks to alumni, students and educators to include on our “Walk of Fame” which is located on the south side of the high school at the flag pole. The bricks are $25 each. The costs to engrave the bricks are paid by the Foundation and all labor and materials to complete the project are donated by members of B.E.E.F. and school personnel.

Please print and fill out this form to order your BYNG brick and then send it in.  These make great gifts for graduates, alumni, to honor of a teacher, in memoriam etc., and they are only $25 each! 

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B.E.E.F. is a third-party, non-profit entity formed to develop supportive community and private section relationships with the Byng Public School Systems committed to improving community support of our schools.  The Foundation acts as a forum for ideas and allows input from the community concerning the quality of education in the Byng Public School System and how to maintain educational excellence in our schools.  

Mission Statement
"The primary goal of B.E.E.F. is to be a private partner of the public education system in Byng.  The Foundation will secure resources from foundations, corporations and individuals to be distributed to the Byng Schools to support programs for which funds are not available from federal, state and local public sources.  These programs will stimulate excellence in and mobilize community support for enhancing the quality of education in the Byng Public School System."

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2017-18 Officers


seated: Sandra Looper, President; Lacy LaFevers,Treasurer

standing: Betty Allred, Secretary; Sonya Stokes, Vice-President

2018-19 B.E.E.F. Grant Winners

BEEF Grant Winners

R1: Kristen McGaha (Byng District Teacher of the Year), Melissa Coates, Laura Smith, Tammy Hall, Sabrina Bond, Laura Presley; R2: Gracie Nail, Chris Elliott, Kristi Stanberry, Louann Fuller, Truly Nipps; R3: Josh Roberson, Becky Henderson, Angela Streater, Lisa Shores.  (Not pictured are Rachel Barnes, Lolly Cole, Jesse Milam)

Foundation Awards Teacher Grants for 2018-2019

        The Byng Excellence in Education Foundation recently awarded grants totaling over $11,500 to 16 teachers.  The teachers and their grants to assist students to achieve their goals are as follows:

  • Lisa Shores- "Can You Hear Me Now?" provides 60 headphones for use in the computer lab to allow students to stay focused and to assist the teacher in monitoring the students' progress.  The Homer PTO will donate 60 additional headphones to accommodate computers in two labs.
  • Melissa Coates-"Staff Wars" allows students to have individual music staff dry erase boards that enable the teacher to give prompt feedback to the students and to share with another music teacher.
  • Josh Roberson-"Trip to Osteology Museum at OKC" will help the students with medical interest to work in groups for a scavenger hunt where they will have an opportunity to put their study of human bones to work in a crime scene scenario.
  • Laura Presley and Sabrina Bond-"Alphabet Antics" involves Pre-K students using tennis balls in games to learn the alphabet and improve their literacy.
  • Lu Ann Fuller-"Take Reading Wherever You Go" focuses on increasing fluency through the use of interactive fiction and non-fiction e-books that are usable both in the classroom and at home.
  • Rachel Barnes-"Integrated Growth Mindset" uses manipulatives for language and math 'to refine students' fine and gross motor skills to help them develop a growth mindset to succeed.
  • Becky Henderson and Chris Elliott-"Cue the Robots"  requires students to work in teams to learn coding to operate robots, which in turn challenges their imagination.
  • Gracie Nail and Lolly Cole-"Joy of Learning" utilizes students' social, sensory, and motor skills to work with puppets to create videos and use Chatter Pix with iPods for sharing with parents.
  • Kristi Stanberry and Truly Nipps-"BrainStem" helps students to require less assistance through the use of vestibular, proprioceptive motor and sensory labs.
  • Tammy Hall-"Variquest System Software" will update the Poster Maker used for graphics, posters, and award templates. This software will benefit the entire staff at Francis School.  
  • Laura Smith-"Beatin' Our Way to the Top, Part I" provides funds to purchase percussion  equipment for students to expand their solos and ensembles for contests.
  • Jessie Milam-"Beatin' Our Way to the Top, Part II" fills the need for music stands and covers for instruments.
  • Angela Streater-"Behind the Lens" requires students to research cultural and historical topics and then to develop short video documentaries.