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.
     
    2023-24 Deadlines - October 24 & March 12
     
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Spring 2023

    Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $7,100 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

    Throughout the 20 years of the teacher grant program, nearly $134,000 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:

    • Jamie Crutchfield, HHS theatre to purchase five new Brother Sewing Machines which will be used by the technical theatre class to teach students to build costumes. 

    • Jacqueline Florence, HES first grade to provide classroom toolkits and tools to take a positive, relationship-based approach to nurturing emotional intelligence in the classroom. 

    • Alisha Schutz, HMS special education for books which will help her students make connections in their lives to the lives of the characters in the novels. It allows students to see real-world skills written and how characters evolve through the novels. It will also help build soft-skills which are necessary for the students' lives outside of school.

    • Ann Hammonds, HES third grade to purchase classroom sets of novels to engage students in the Love2Read program.  The goal of the program is to develop a love of reading by engaging students by reading books that assist in the understanding of others and developing empathy through well written texts. In addition, the texts have engaging storylines which will assist students in learning the value of completing a text as they will become invested in learning the outcome of the story.

    • Sara Doherty, HES special education Harrisonville Elementary School to provide start-up funds and materials for a new program to support students with autism. The grant will help purchase independent work boxes. These independent work boxes are learning tasks that the students can complete independently. Students with autism need one-on-one teaching, however, there is not staffing available to have one adult for every student that will use this room. Therefore, the independent learning boxes are essential to having seamless learning. 

    • Maggie Knight, HES second grade to purchase hands-on science supplies items for all teachers to use at Harrisonville Elementary.

    • Caleb Noland, HHS PE for an electronic timing system. The system will be  used in weights class, as well as by various athletic teams.

    • Laura Herbst, HES speech & language, to purchase materials to support speech/language interventions, sensory needs, and materials that can be used with students of a variety of ages and skill levels.

    • Tonya Ours, McEowen library media specialist to help fund an author visit to the school next March. Jennifer L. Holms will be coming to the school to talk to all students about the writing process and being an author.

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Cade Filer Teacher Grant

  • One grant in the amount of $1,000 will be awarded each year (or two $500 grants). 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
     
    Fall 2020 Recipient
    David Jefferies, McEowen
     
    Fall 2021 Recipient
    Michelle Lloyd, HHS
     
    Fall 2022 Recipient
    Lindsey Thorpe, HES
     
     

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
     
    Fall 2020 Recipient
    Audra Bross, Harrisonville Early Childhood Center
     
    Fall 2021 & 2022 Recipient
    Caitlin Jimenez, McEowen Elementary School