Teacher Grants

  • Teacher grants enhance the education of students in the Harrisonville School District by encouraging and recognizing new educational approaches and concepts that are not currently funded by the district. The grants provide funding for classroom materials which make these innovative instructional techniques possible.  Teacher grants cannot request funding for technology.  All technology requests to the Foundation will come through the district's technology department. Teacher grants are presented twice each year and each grant can fund a maximum $1000 request.
     
    2020-21 Deadlines - October 23 & March 26
     
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Spring 2020
    Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $3,500 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

    Throughout the 18 years of the teacher grant program, nearly $105,000 has been presented to teachers.  The goal of the program is to enhance the education of Harrisonville students by encouraging and recognizing new educational approaches and concepts that are not currently funded by the district.

    Teacher grants were awarded to the following:

    • Missy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary School for a classroom Mark Twain Library.  Mrs. Eddleman teaches reading and this grant will pay for a classroom set of the Mark Twain award nominee books so that more students have the opportunity to access these books.
    • David May, Cass Career Center EMT for AED trainers which will be used to continue to train students in Basic Life Support in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Heart Association.  The new AEDs will improve the classroom experience by allowing more students to practice the hands on application of AED use during CPR.
    • Audra Osborn, Harrisonville Elementary School Title I Math for a variety of educational materials focused on mathematical  problem solving and critical thinking skills which can be used by all teachers at the school. The end goal is for each student at HES to be strong in number sense and fluent with basic addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. 
    • Emily Schaeffer, Harrisonville Middle School band for band stands.  These music stands will replace old, malfunctioning stands in the middle school band room.
    • Amanda Teeter, District Dyslexia Coordinator for visual cards for multi-sensory reading.  These cards provide visual representation for reading concepts by seeing the correct placement of the tongue, teeth and lips when producing consonant and vowel sounds.  Providing this multi-sensory approach will help all students to make reading connections. 
    • Allison Willson, Harrisonville High School math for hands-on geometry. Students in geometry classes will use compass and straight-edge constructions and patty paper folding to illustrate the vocabulary terms that are fundamental to the course. In addition to construction tools, the grant will fund new manipulatives called Exploragons. These pieces look like flat Legos. Using Exploragons, students will be able to "pop" together different shapes to understand properties of Geometry. 

     

     

     

Cade Filer Teacher Grant

  • One grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded during each grant period (fall and spring). The grant will be restricted to equipment/resources that can be used year after year instead of disposable or one-time uses. This grant is funded through an endowment from family and friends in the memory of Cade Filer.

    Spring 2008 Recipient
    Nancy Cummings, Harrisonville Elementary School, 2nd Grade

    Fall 2008 Recipient
    Kim Redinger, Jason Vaughn, Lindsey Weisz and Zach Sherman, HMS

    Spring 2009 Recipient
    Heather Caldwell, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center, Kindergarten

    Fall 2009 Recipient
    Brenda Foerschler, Harrisonville Elementary School, Title I Math

    Spring 2010 Recipient
    Preschool teachers, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center

    Fall 2010 Recipient
    April Schoenberg, Harrisonville Elementary School

    Spring 2011
    No grant awarded

    Fall 2011 Recipient
    Tonya Ours & Darla Six, McEowen Elementary School

    Spring 2013 Recipient
    Curtis Clark, Harrisonville Middle School 

    Fall 2013 Recipients
    Amelia Selsor, Harrisonville Elementary School
    Emily Terwilliger, Harrisonville High School

    Spring 2014 Recipient

    Jodi Fischer, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center
     
    Spring 2015 Recipient
    Ann Hammonds, Harrisonville Elementary School
     
    Fall 2015 Recipient
    Pam Long, Harrisonville Middle School 
     
    Spring 2016 Recipient
    Darla Six, McEowen Elementary School
     
    Fall 2016 Recipient
    Jenny Wickstrom, HHS
     
    Spring 2017 Recipient
    Brian Graber, Harrisonville Elementary School
     
    Fall 2017 Recipient
    Marshall Streit, Cass Career Center
     
    Fall 2019 Recipient
    Jenny Wickstrom, HHS
    Shannon Lineberry, HHS
     
     

Velma Stephens Elementary Teacher Grant

  • One grant in the amount of $500 will be awarded each year. The grant will be restricted to a grant to benefit an elementary school. This grant is funded through an endowment from family and friends in the memory of Velma Stephens.
     
    Fall 2015
    Rebecca Reeser, McEowen Elementary School 
     
    Fall 2016 Recipient
    Missy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary School
     
    Fall 2017 Recipient
    Wendy Courter, McEowen Elementary School
     
    Fall 2018 Recipient
    Caitlin Jimenez & Catherine Miller, McEowen Elementary School

    Fall 2019 Recipient
    Kathy DeVore, McEowen Elementary School