Foundation Impact Grants Fall 2016

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation awarded more $5,847 in grants on Oct. 26, 2016, during a surprise Prize Patrol across the District. There were 13 grant awards. Led by Foundation President Phil Parke, Foundation Executive Director Jodie Huston, and Secretary/Treasurer Pam Steele, the group surprised teachers with presentations of oversized checks. Also participating in the prize patrol were these Foundation board members: Dr. Kari Monsees, Rich Bartow, Allison Bruflat and Kim York. The Foundation invited Ray-Pec staff members to apply for grants of up to $500 to be used this school year.


Grant to purchase weekly history magazine


Middle School American History Teacher Laura Streeby received a grant of $500 to purchase three sets of USA Studies Weekly, a news periodical that aligns with the social studies curriculum.

Front row, from left: Allison Bruflat, Kim York, Jodie Huston, Laura Streeby, and Pam Steele. In back: Dr. Kari Monsees, Rich Bartow, and Phil Parke.
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Grant to purchase food models


Child Nutrition Director Sarah Chellberg received a grant of $345 to purchase realistic food models to use in the cafeterias and for classroom nutrition education.

Front row, fom left: Pam Steele, Allison Bruflat, Sarah Chellberg, Jodie Huston, and Kim York. In back: Rich Bartow, Dr. Kari Monsees, and Phil Parke.

Grant to purchase light boxes


Eagle Glen Art Teacher Ellen Forester received a grant of $400 to purchase light boxes to students to use while working on art projects.

From left to right: Rich Bartow, Eagle Glen Principal Randy Randolph, Dr. Kari Monsees, Pam Steele, Kim York, Ellen Forester, Allison Bruflat, Phil Parke (in back), and Jodie Huston.
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Grant to purchase 3-D printer


Raymore Elementary School Digital Learning Teacher Seth Hunziker received a grant of $499 to purchase a 3-D printer.

From left: Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, Dr. Kari Monsees, Jodie Huston, Seth Hunziker, Rich Bartow, Pam Steele, Kim York, and Raymore Elementary Principal Jennika Miller.

Grant for chess clock timers


Eagle Glen sixth grade Math Teacher Michele Sherron received a grant of $240 to purchase chess clock timers for the chess club.

From left: Kim York, Rich Bartow, Eagle Glen Principal Randy Randolph, Michele Sherron, Jodie Huston, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, and Pam Steele.
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Grant for Breakout boxes


Eagle Glen teachers Sophia Caruso, Dr. Kris Schuler, and Ashlie Renfro received a grant of $432 to purchase Breakout box kits to be used with a variety of free breakout games.

Front row, from left: Kim York, Sophia Caruso, Dr. Kris Schuler, Ashlie Renfro, Jodie Huston, Allison Bruflat, and Pam Steele. Back: Principal Randy Randolph, Rich Bartow, Dr. Kari Monsees, and Phil Parke.

Grant for slab roller for high school ceramics class


High School Art Teacher Ashleigh Easton received a $500 grant to purchase a slab roller for ceramics class.

From left to right: Dr. Kari Monsees, Allison Bruflat, Pam Steele, Jodie Huston, Ashleigh Easton, Rich Bartow, and Phil Parke.
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Grant to purchase supplies for metal projects


High School Industrial Technology Teacher Steve Hatfield received a $500 grant to purchase supplies for the Materials and Processes class to create metal projects.

From left to right: Rich Bartow, Jodie Huston, Pam Steele, Steve Hatfield, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, and Dr. Kari Monsees.

Grant to purchase iPad mini


Shull Elementary School Art Teacher Emily Pfaff received a grant of $433 to purchase an iPad mini 4 to be used for art projects. (Emily is dressed as a crayon! The prize patrol surprised Emily just after a costume parade at Shull Elementary.)

From left to right: Pam Steele, Dr. Kari Monsees, Allison Bruflat, Jodie Huston, Emily Pfaff, Phil Parke, Kim York, and Rich Bartow.
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Grant for HDTV/mounting brackets


High School Business Teacher Debbie Ivanuska received a $500 grant to purchase HDTV/mounting brackets to be used in a collaboration space for students in the network engineering and programming class. 

From left to right: Dr. Kari Monsees, Phil Parke,Pam Steele, Allison Bruflat, Debbie Ivanuska, Jodie Huston (in front), and Rich Bartow.

Grant to purchase Cuisenaire rods


Peculiar Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher Megan Jones received a $500 grant to purchase Cuisenaire rods to use in teaching fractions.

From left to right: Kim York, Jodie Huston, Pam Steele, Megan Jones, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, Rich Bartow, and Dr. Kari Monsees.
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Grant to help fund high school art show


High School Art Teacher Amy Hellums received a $500 grant to assist with funding for the annual Fall Visual Arts Show and Studio competition.

From left to right: Rich Bartow, Allison Bruflat, Jodie Huston, Dr. Kari Monsees, Amy Hellums, Pam Steele, and Phil Parke.

Grant to purchase shirts for Special Olympics athletes and volunteers


High School Special Education Teacher and Special Olympics Coach Cara Hornbeck received a grant for $498 to purchase sweatshirts for athletes, and t-shirts for athletes and volunteers.

From left to right: Pam Steele, Rich Bartow, Allison Bruflat, Jodie Huston, Cara Hornbeck, Dr. Kari Monsees, and Phil Parke.
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