Foundation Impact Grants Spring 2017

The Raymore-Peculiar Public School Foundation awarded $6,055 in grants on April 10, 2017, 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 staff members 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.

Grant to purchase trail cameras


High School Science Teacher Mike Roberts received a grant of $500 to purchase trail cameras and boxes for the field biology class. The cameras will help the students learn about wildlife present on the property.

Pictured from left: Dr. Kari Monsees, Kim York, President Phil Parke, Pam Steele, Mike Roberts, Executive Director Jodie Huston, Allison Bruflat, and Rich Bartow.
RPHS Mike Roberts web
TC Bryant web

Grant to purchase Padcaster and broadcast equipment


Digital Learning Teacher Cari Bryant received a grant of $500 to purchase a Padcaster and equipment at Timber Creek Elementary School. Fourth and fifth grade students will use the equipment while filming projects.

From left: Kim York, Dr. Kari Monsees, Phil Parke, Pam Steele, Cari Bryant, Jodie Huston, Allison Bruflat, and Rich Bartow.

Grant to purchase OSMO and supporting technology


Teachers Katie Hamburg, Ashton Eslinger, and Stephanie Barnes receives a grant of $277 to purchase OSMO, a game system that is used with an iPad to guide hands-on play. It will be used with special education students in the Primary Classroom. Currently, the Primary Classroom is located at Stonegate Elementary School.
Primary Classroom web
RPEMS Tierney web

Grant to purchase books for classroom libraries


Teachers Elizabeth Rincon (at right) and Jim Tierney (above) received a grant of $500 to purchase student interest books for classroom libraries. They teach 7th grade English Language Arts at Ray-Pec East Middle School.

At right, Foundation President Phil Parke congratulates Elizabeth Rincon.

Above: Rich Bartow, Jodie Huston, Dr. Kari Monsees, James Tierney, Kim York, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, and Pam Steele.
RPEMS Rincon web
Randolph web

Grant to purchase alternative seating and desks


Randy Randolph received a grant of $500 to purchase alternative seating and decks for an alternative learning space at Ray-Pec South Middle School. Randolph will be the principal at South Middle School, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

Pictured from left: Allison Bruflat, Dr. Kari Monsees, Jodie Huston, Pam Steele, Randy Randolphy, Phil Parke, and Kim York.

Grant to purchase alternative seating and desks


Ray-Pec East Middle School Principal David Mitchell received a grant of $500 to purchase alternative seating and decks for an alternative learning space at Ray-Pec East Middle School.

Pictured, from left: Dr. Kari Monsees, Allison Bruflat, Phil Parke, David Mitchell, Pam Steele, and Kim York.

Mitchell web
CM Norman web

Grant to purchase sensory items for special education


Special Education Teacher Juline Norman received a grant of $489 to purchase sensory items for use by Special Education students at Creekmoor Elementary School.

Pictured from left: Rich Bartow, Kim York, Dr. Kari Monsees, Phil Parke, Juline Norman, Principal Dr. Jerrod Fellhauer, Jodie Huston, Allison Bruflat, and Pam Steele.
RPHS Sarah Renfrow web

Grant to purchase presentation remotes


High School English Teacher Sarah Renfrow received a grant of $390 to purchase presentation remote controls for Senior "DRIVE" projects.

Pictured from left: Kim York, Phil Parke, Dr. Kari Monsees, Sarah Renfrow, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow (standing behind), Pam Steele, and Allison Bruflat.

Grant to purchase Makerspace supplies


Teacher Melissa Kelch  (center) received a grant of $424 to purchase materials and supplies to create a Makerspace at Bridle Ridge Elementary School. She plans to purchase some robotics and electronics items.
Kelch web
Hellums web

Grant to purchase easels and painting drying racks


High School Art Teacher Amy Hellums received a grant of $500 to purchase stand-up easels and drying racks for paintings.

Pictured from left: Pam Steele, Dr. Kari Monsees, Jodie Huston, Allison Bruflat, Amy Hellums, Phil Parke, Rich Bartow, and Kim York.

Grant to purchase STEM and sensory supplies


Teacher Kim Rice received a grant of $497 to purchase items for STEM and vestibular sensory workstations. The items will be used for kindergarten students at Bridle Ridge Elementary School.

Pictured from left: Kim York, Pam Steele, Jodie Huston, Kim Rice, Phil Parke, Allison Bruflat, and Dr. Kari Monsees.
SH Kim Rice web

Grant to purchase items for "calm spot"


Second grade teachers at Raymore Elementary School received a grant of $478 to purchase items to create a "calm spot" in the second grade classrooms.

Teachers, from left: Kristin Mason, Samantha Copeland, Brianna Pennington, and Sarah Adkins.
RE Second grade web
RPHS Schrader web
RPHS Barbarick Schrader web

Grant to purchase supplies for screen printing


High School Teachers Kim Schrader and Brett Barbarick received a grant of $500 to purchase a screen printing machine and dryer, along with supplies.

Left picture: Dr. Kari Monsees, Rich Bartow, and Phil Parke are in the back row. Kim York, Kim Schrader, Allison Bruflat, and Jodie Huston are in the front row. Pam Steele is nearly hidden.

Right picture: Dr. Kari Monsees, Kim York, Phil Parke, Brett Barbarick, Pam Steele, Jodie Huston, Rich Bartow, and Allison Bruflat.