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.
     
    2019-20 Deadlines - October 25 & March 27
     
     
     

Recent Grant Recipients

  • Spring 2019

    Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received more than $2,300 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

    Throughout the 16 years of the teacher grant program, nearly $97,000 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:

    • Nicole Potter, Harrisonville High School, for a garden to market project.  The Life Careers students will create and maintain a garden to grow vegetables which the students will then sell at the Farmer’s Market.
    • Beth Keith, Harrisonville High School for a summer community theatre program.  The Wildcat Players, along with community participants, will put on a theatrical performance in the park.
    • Elizabeth Rudell, Harrisonville High School for a book to read as a supplement for To Kill a Mockingbird.  The grant will be used to purchase a contemporary book - The Hate U Give - to be read in conjunction with the classic.
    • Shelby Doll, Briana Hasek, and Tara Drabant, Harrisonville Elementary School, for document cameras for use in their classroom.  Document cameras provide a tool to project student work, textbook pages, science experiments, math manipulatives, and more for full class discussion and viewing.

     

     

     

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