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Newsletter
March 2017

BUILDING NEWS
Family Night Coming Soon
Harrisonville Elementary School is hosting a family night on Tuesday, March 14.  This special event will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and dinner will be served.  This night is a time for families to come and enjoy different math and literacy activities and games as well as visit the Book Fair.  Be sure to mark your calendar and come join us!

Congratulations
Congratulations to Mr. Graber who was awarded a teacher grant from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation this spring.  The Foundation awarded nearly $3,500 in grants to district teachers in mid-February.

College and Career Week 2017
The 2017 College & Career Week is set for March 6-10.  This week supports the district’s purpose statement, “The purpose of the Harrisonville School District, in partnership with parents and community, is to ensure that ALL students are college and career ready when they graduate from our district. This begins at the preschool level and runs throughout the students' educational experience.”  Many activities are planned in all buildings.  Some of the district-wide activities include a spirit week, door decorating contest, and question of the day.

How can you get involved?  

ITEMS TO NOTE
Lost and Found Is your child missing a hat, scarf, or gloves? How about a sweater, sweatshirt or lunch box? If your child is missing any item, have him or her look in the lost and found.  
Lunch Visitor Reminder Please remember a photo ID is required at the time of check in.  All visitors who come for lunch must wait in the office area until the student's lunch time.  During lunch, we ask that you and your child invite no more than one classmate to join you. This allows a place for all visitors and their child to sit and enjoy lunch together.  Then following lunch, we ask that you do not accompany your student to the next activity, but return to the office for check out.

Thanks for your help!

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DISTRICT NEWS

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
www.harrisonvilleschools.org

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 – http://harrisonvilleschools.schoolwires.net/domain/67

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

Bright Futures Book Drive
To help students who might not have access to books over the summer, Bright Futures Harrisonville will sponsor the sixth annual book drive March 12-19.  Last year’s drive enabled Bright Futures to send three to four books home with over 200 students last summer.

Both new and gently used books will be collected for students in grades kindergarten through high school.

Blue barrels have been set up throughout the community to collect items throughout the year and those barrels are the drop off locations for books.  Barrels can be found at Commerce Bank, United Methodist Church,
Schroeder Chiropractic, Cornerstone Community Church, Cass County Public Library, Crossroads Assembly, Nazarene Church, Community Bank of Harrisonville, Heartland Baptist Church, and all schools.

Those interested in purchasing books for the book drive can do so through Amazon.  Bright Futures has created a wish list - Bright Futures Harrisonville Wish List.  Additionally if you use smile.amazon.com, you can select the Harrisonville Public School Foundation as your charity of choice and a portion of all purchases will support Bright Futures.

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