When I think of all the important work that is done everyday by our staff, I am amazed. We have tremendous people who work hard to ensure that our students have the best possible education. Innovation and creativity play an important role in ensuring that our students are engaged in that learning process.
Today I had the great fortune to be a part of the Eudora Schools Foundation Prize Patrol, awarding a record $10,000 in classroom excellence grants to teachers in all three of our schools. With an eye to innovation, our teachers wrote grant proposals outlining how students could benefit from the awards. We had awards for science kits, sensory tools, novel sets, STEM supplies (Science, Technology,Engineering, and Math), audio-visual equipment and period costumes and props just to name a few.
All of the awards today were made possible through generous and thoughtful support of our community. Whether $5 or $5,000, these gifts make a difference to our kids and teachers, and to our schools. I feel fortunate and blessed to be living in a community that understands the tremendous importance that education has on a child’s life.
Today’s fun would not have been possible without the inspired leadership and ambitious vision of the Eudora Schools Foundation. The foundation board is made up of volunteers who work tirelessly to support our students and staff. Shanda Hurla is the executive director and Kania Shain is the president of our board. For more information on the great work of the foundation, please go to www.eudoraschools.org/foundation or contact Shanda at 785-542-4819. Being part of the success of the Foundation means being part of the success of our schools. Thank you for saying “yes” to both!