Complete with balloons, cupcakes and the signature signage, the Eudora Schools Foundation’s Prize Patrol made their way around the district today. There were looks of surprise not only on the faces of the students, but those faculty who had been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s Teacher Excellence Grants that are awarded annually. The culminating activity today demonstrates the important marriage that our community, our schools and our foundation have.
We all want our students and our teachers to have what they need for learning. People and partners in our community have stepped up in many ways since the Foundation was formed in 2006 — and since the Foundation began awarding Teacher Excellence grants in 2009, our teachers have been awarded more than $20,000 for resources, devices and equipment that helps make this possible.
This tremendous accomplishment would not be possible were it not for two key things: First, the loyal support of the Eudora community, a community that truly places a premium on the education that their children receive — a community that understands that their children’s education forms an important part of the foundation of the citizens that they are to become. The second key element is the dedication and support of the members of the Foundation board. They are your neighbors, your coworkers and your community businesses. The board is a group of community members who seek to go above and beyond to support the important work that takes place in our schools every day.
The prize patrol made visits to every school in the district today. They awarded over $6,000 in teacher excellence grants to teachers and students this morning. This is a significant investment back into our schools, through projects dreamed up and brought to life by some of the best teachers you’ll find anywhere. An investment worthy of recognition. Thank you Eudora Schools Foundation!