ECC Newsletter
April 2017
Things to Remember
  • Bring Identification when visiting the building or signing a student out. 
  • Call by 3:00 with transportation changes.
  • Do not send medicine to school with students.
  • Make sure students have appropriate jackets, coats, hats, shoes and gloves for the weather.
  • Students must wear tennis shoes to play on the wood chipped area of the playground.
  • Car riders can be dropped off starting at 8:30 a.m.
  • Breakfast is served from 8:30-8:50 a.m.
  • Preschool donations can be paid in the office.
Upcoming Events 
April 12            FFA Day
April 14-17       No School
April 18            PAT play group
April 18            PAT  Wild About Animals @ 6 p.m.
April 24            Preschool Enrollment @ 6 p.m.
April 25            PAT play group
Monthly Award Winners 
Kindergarten students are recognized each month during a school assembly.  This month, our assembly was held on Tuesday, April 4th at 3:00 p.m.  Our next assembly will take place on Wednesday, May 10th at 3:00 p.m.
Parents will be notified if their child is receiving an award each month.  Awards are given for being a Terrific Citizen, Math, P.E., Art, Music, and Perfect Attendance. 
Terrific Citizens were recognized for demonstrating the character trait of "Empathy" this month.  The winners were Alivia Giesbrecht, Ally Schroeder, Zoie Bailey, Blake Anderson, Lucas Marcusson, Garrin Wright, Arianna Carrete, and Brooklyn Venchus.
Math award winners this month were Chloe Keim, Tristan George, Arthur Curry, Jorden Lakey, Broddy Fletcher, Addyson Fsher, and Elizabeth Naylor.
P.E. award winners this month were Elijah Fansler, Lillian Yoss, Kenton Nutter, Andrew Pyles, Jaycee Saling, Lexi Cowan, Clayton Wood, and Zavier Aker-Haynie.
Artists of the month were Annie Wolff, Sawyer Warner, Aiden McCluskey, Jaylynn Lindsay, Leo Jiang, Mallory Myler, Abigail Keller, and Trever Atkinson.
Musicians of the month were Conner Peterman, Zeta Masden, Natalie Bell, Tristin Freelen, Brantley Cleveland, Macie Cummins, Kaden Franklin, and Chrishell Eggers.
  • There will be no school on Friday, April 14  - Monday, April 17th.
  • Preschool enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins on Monday, April 24th.
  • Donations can be paid in the office.  ($25 per semester)
  • Parents as Teachers hosts a playgroup every Tuesday morning from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in the ECC cafeteria. 
Daily school attendance is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It is difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent.  Data from a California study found that children who were chronically absent in kindergarten and 1st grade were far less likely to read proficiently at the end of 3rd grade.
We recognize perfect attendance on a quarterly basis and hope to be able to recognize as many students as possible. Please have students to school on time so that they can get their day off to a good start.  Try to make appointments for as late in the day as possible.  Call and let the office know if your child is ill and will not be able to attend.
3rd quarter Perfect Attendance recipients were:  Mason Bunger, Aiden Coltrin, Arthur Curry, Elijah Fansler, Alicesyn Greer, Lanie Hatman, Leo Jiang, Lexi Martin, Isaac Tews, Anthony Thompson, Veronica Villa

District News - April 2017

Summer School

The Harrisonville School District will be offering summer school to students entering grade K-6.  Summer School is set for June 5-30.  The district will run bus routes to centralized pick-up and drop-off locations based on enrollment.

Incoming kindergarten students will go to Summer School at Harrisonville Early Childhood Center from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Kindergarten students can be picked up at the centralized bus locations, but after-school busing for kindergarteners will only be to the Harrisonville Community Center and approved local day care centers.  All other students must be picked up at ECC.

Incoming 1st-6th Graders will attend Summer School at McEowen; the hours are 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The Community Center will once again offer after-school care for a fee.  The district will provide transportation to the Community Center.

The high school will be offering several online opportunities during June.  


Enrollment information was sent home to parents elementary school students this week and is available on the district website.  Completed forms are due back by Friday, April 7.

Last Day of School

Our last day of school for the year is May 23.  It will be a half day for students.

Nominations sought

The Harrisonville School District is seeking nominations for its end-of-the-year awards.

The Educator of the Year Award is presented to a teacher who has had a special impact on students in the district.  The Educator of the Year receives a $500 grant from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation for use in his/her classroom.

The Support Staff Employee of the Year is designed to show the district’s appreciation for its support staff employees.  Any non-certified employee in the district can be nominated for this award.  This includes secretaries, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service personnel, maintenance, nurses, etc.    This winner of this award will receive $100 from Sherwood Community Bank.

The Outstanding Community Involvement Award recognizes a Harrisonville Schools staff member for his/her involvement in the community. The winner will receive a cash award of $100 sponsored by Community Bank of Harrisonville.

Winners of all awards will be recognized during the district’s End-of-the-Year Celebration.  They will also be recognized on plaques at the district's Administrative Office and banners at their schools. 

Nominations can be made on-line at

Nominations for all awards are due March 31, 2017.

Board approves 2017-18 calendar

During the February meeting, the Board of Education approved the 2017-18 school calendar. The full calendar is available on the district website –