Who We Are
The Oceanside High School Foundation was originally formed in 1986. Left inactive after the Oceanside High School 90th reunion, this vital organization was re-established in 2005 to organize the school’s centennial celebration. Today, the Oceanside High School Foundation continues to serve as a liaison and database for alumni and their respective classes. Working on behalf of the students and staff of Oceanside High School, the Foundation helps provide funds for student programs, scholarships, capital improvements, and other events.
The mission of the Oceanside High School Foundation is to recognize, encourage and support the students and staff of Oceanside High School. Our vision is to promote and celebrate the future and honor and preserve the past.
What We Do
We have given away over $60,000 in scholarships and faculty grants over the years. These scholarships go to deserving graduating seniors who want to continue their education either through public or private universities, community colleges or vocational programs. We also give out faculty grants each year to help supplement what teachers do in the classroom and beyond… from tournament registration for our school’s robotics club, to purchasing recorders for classrooms, to paying for buses so students can visit our local community colleges. Teachers would not be able to carry out some of the activities they want to do without our support.
We also keep up the school’s archives. Oceanside High School is over a hundred years old and has a rich heritage. We help to collect, maintain and catalog the yearbooks and mementos that are donated to the school. We have also provided the school with beautification projects as well as maintaining some of the display cases around the campus.
Because of the long and strong heritage of our school, nine years ago during our centennial celebration, we began an Oceanside High School Hall of Fame where alumni are selected who have contributed in different fields of endeavor. Each year, tied to the Oceanside High School football homecoming, we host a Hall of Fame ceremony where new alumni are inducted into the Hall of Fame. It is an excellent way to invite alumni and the community to the newly renovated campus and to encourage them to help support the efforts of the Foundation.
During the Hall of Fame ceremony, students play a big role; from the Jazz Ensemble to the Choir (singing the Alma mater) to the Marine Corps Junior ROTC students escorting the guests. It is a wonderful event where the students and staff of Oceanside High School are hosting the community for a very special ceremony.
Maintaining a data base, soliciting membership, coordinating the Hall of Fame, organizing the scholarships and faculty grants (plus the many other activities we do) takes people-power. We encourage you to take part and join the Oceanside High School Foundation so we can continue to accomplish great things for the students and staff of Oceanside High School.
How You Can Help
Oceanside High School Foundation wishes to thank all of our generous donors and members. It’s not too late for you to join the other alumni and friends. Oceanside High School Foundation is a 503(c) charity and all donations are tax-deductible. Take a moment & become a member now.