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.
     
    2018 Deadlines - October 26 & March 29
     
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Spring 2018

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

    Throughout the 15 years of the teacher grant program, more than $88,000 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.

    The grants were awarded in a surprise squad format with Foundation trustees surprising the teachers in their classrooms and presenting them with a check.

    Teacher grants were awarded to the following:

    • Karli Enderle, McEowen Elementary for cuisenair math rod manipulatives to provide hands-on learning for complex fraction concepts such as equivalent fractions, unit fractions, comparing fractions, and adding, subtracting multiplying, and dividing fractions.
    • Micalah Thayer, Harrisonville Middle School for literature circle library that will allow for more student choice in the classroom and individualized learning through novel studies, which in turn will help students develop a personal interest and love for reading.
    • Amanda Teeter and Kathy Jackson, Harrisonville Elementary for visual sight words resource called Snap Cards which will be used for a reading intervention for students that are struggling to read sight words.  These cards provide a visual representation of the word that will aid students in visual memory.
    • Chandra Kelly, Cass Career Center for two Canon EOS Rebel camera packages to be used by students in the Criminal Justice/CSI program to help practice crime scene investigation skills.
    • Justin Sharp, Harrisonville High School, to support the robotics team competitions.  This grant was funded by Family Center.

     

     

     

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
     
     

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