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
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
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 RecipientJodi Fischer, Harrisonville Early Childhood CenterSpring 2015 Recipient
Ann Hammonds, Harrisonville Elementary SchoolFall 2015 RecipientPam Long, Harrisonville Middle SchoolSpring 2016 RecipientDarla Six, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2016 RecipientJenny Wickstrom, HHSSpring 2017 RecipientBrian Graber, Harrisonville Elementary SchoolFall 2017 RecipientMarshall 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 SchoolFall 2016 RecipientMissy Eddleman, McEowen Elementary SchoolFall 2017 RecipientWendy Courter, McEowen Elementary School