HSD awarded grants

November 8, 2013 

Teachers and students in the Harrisonville School District recently received nearly $3,000 in grants from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

Throughout the ten years of the teacher grant program, more than $55,000 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:

•  Cass Career Center Math IV and English IV teachers Greta Riffle and Nichole Tews for headphones for use in class to provide greater access to audio/video resources.

•  Harrisonville High School Chemistry teacher Dr. Roseann Hoffman for a classroom subscription to ChemMatters to increase students’ access to scientific reading.

•  Harrisonville Early Childhood Center Reading teacher Brooke Dubray for materials to use at the school’s “If You Take A Mouse to the Movies” family night. This grant is funded through the Cade Filer Memorial Teacher Grant.

•  Harrisonville Elementary School second grade teacher Amelia Selsor for MP3 players and headphones to support students’ work in fluency.

•  Harrisonville High School social studies teacher Emily Terwilliger to bring a World War II “trunk” to HHS so that students can get first-hand exposure to historical artifacts and primary documents. This grant is funded through the Cade Filer Memorial Teacher Grant.

•  Harrisonville Early Childhood Center counselor Becky Legel for resources and materials to support counseling at the kindergarten level.

•  Harrisonville High School science teacher John Dyck for a classroom subscription to Science News to increase students’ access to scientific reading.

•  Harrisonville High School math teacher Allison Willson for a classroom set of whiteboards to provide immediate feedback and comprehension checks.

•  Harrisonville Middle School teachers Audrey Harrison and David Sanders for a subscription to an online math program as an additional resources for students.

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to support the educational activities and programs of the Harrisonville School District. To learn more about the Foundation, contact Executive Director Jill Filer at 816-380-2727, ext. 1224.

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