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Harrisonville Schools E-newsletter - September 18

District hosts first Strategic Planning meeting

Beavers, Fordyce crowned Homecoming King, Queen

Harrisonville High School Homecoming King and Queen Kyron Beavers and Taylor Fordyce were crowned during ceremonies on September 13. Jacob Poisal and Karley Reynolds were the runners-up. Pictured are Arden Middaugh, Bryce Jenkins, Mia Cardenas, Landon George, Karley Reynolds, Jacob Poisal, Taylor Fordyce, Kyron Beavers, Amy Tracy, Carson Crowley, Mackina Chamberlain, and Colby Knowles.
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ECC to host Preschool Preview Days

Harrisonville Schools parents or caregivers and their three-year-olds are invited to monthly Preschool Preview Days at Harrisonville Early Childhood Center.

These preview days are open to students who turned three-years-old before August 1, 2019. On these dates, the three-year-old student should be accompanied by an adult to attend one of two sessions of preschool. Siblings are not invited to attend these special days. Preschool Preview days will be a different format than Harrisonville Parents As Teachers weekly play groups. Parents will sit with students during large group story and calendar time and will then work with them at several preschool centers. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about school expectations and for parents to get ideas for activities to try at home.

Due to the number of families that are served in the district, ECC asks that students with last names that begin with A-L attend from 9:15-11:15 a.m. and students with last names that begin with M-Z attend from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Parents and students will enter through the south doors closest to the main office and adults need to bring a photo identification.

Preschool Preview days will take place on the following dates during the 2019-2020 school year:

Friday, September 27th

Friday, October 25th

Friday, November 22nd

Friday, January 31st

Friday, February 28th

Friday, March 27th

Friday, April 24th

If you have questions, please call Harrisonville Early Childhood Center at 380-4421.

Foundation events raise nearly $8,000

5K color walk/run

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation and the Harrisonville High School Peer Helpers Program raised more than $2500 at the 12th Annual Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 14. The event benefits the Foundation and the Christina Collins Memorial Scholarship.

This year’s event was once again a color run. Five times during the run, participants were showered with colored powder and then at the end of the race, they participated in a color toss.

Winning the event was Conner Graves. The overall female winner was Anne East.

Winners were also recognized in four age groups. In the Under 18 group, the first place winners were Ethan Stone and Anna Tews and the 2nd place winners were Raymond Sharp and Bethany Sharp. The 19-30 winners were Doug Hurley and Bobbi Rains with 2nd place earned by Megan Bathgate. The 31-49 winners were Bill Kirkemo and Laura Frees and Kevin Graves and Kelsey Hilton taking 2nd. Finally, in the 50+ group, Jamie Mackender and Belinda Collins took first

Royal Blue ($500) sponsors for the event were Burns & McDonnell, Cass Regional Medical Center and Family Center Farm and Home. White ($100) sponsors included CCC Criminal Justice/Crime Scene Investigation, Commerce Bank, The Glazner Family, Mark & Susan Lockard, Reece Nichols, Smith Realty, Schroeder Chiropratic, and Steve D. Croy, Agent - State Farm Insurance. Medals for the individual winners were provided by Highley Appreciated Awards.

Golf Tournament

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation raised more than $4,500 at its recent Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament. The tournament was part of the Homecoming festivities for Harrisonville High School.

The winning four-some was sponsored by Country Club Bank.

In the B Flight, the winning team included Ray Plante, Charlie Ring, Ed Ring, and Tyler Ring.

Contest hole winners included Men’s Longest Drive, Chad Middaugh; Women’s Longest Drive, Connie Rider; and Closest to the Pin, Steve Holland.

Fifty-nine participants competed in the four-person scramble tournament on Friday, September 13.

The Royal Blue Sponsors included Holland’s Auto Sales, ABBCO, Country Club Bank, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics, CBIZ, Dr. and Mrs. Shaun Holden, Family Center, and Law Office of Lynn Laffoon. The drink cart was sponsored by American Heritage Realty. The White/Hole sponsors were George K. Baum & Company, Daryl Bohannon-State Farm Insurance, Reece & Nichols Smith Realty, Commerce Bank, Edward Jones Investments-George Morse, Rotary Club of Harrisonville, OPAA!, Troutt Beeman, and Sherwood Community Bank.

Goodie bag items were provided by Shelter Insurance-Lacey Domnick, Commerce Bank, Schroeder Chiropractic, Harrisonville Family Medicine, and Edward Jones-George Morse.

The Foundation will use the proceeds from both events to fund its programming including teacher grants, the Advanced Degree Teacher Initiative, the Excellence in Academics program, and scholarships.

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Bright Futures to hold "open nights" at Station 42

Bright Futures Harrisonville will host “open nights” at the organization’s clothing resource area, Station 42. These events will be open to families in need of clothing to shop for items.

The events will be held on the second Wednesday and fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:30-7 p.m. The first event will be Tuesday, September 24.

Station 42 is located just south of Memorial Stadium. It can be reached via an access road off of Eastwood Road.

Volunteers at the events will also be accepting donations of boys pants/bottoms, sizes 4-10 and girls’ pants/bottoms, sizes 5-16, as well as new packages of socks and underwear - all sizes.

To volunteer at these events, go to

Bright Futures float wins Homecoming Parade; will make appearance in Log Cabin Parade

Thanks to the McEowen Elementary School building council for putting together an awesome Bright Futures float for the Homecoming parade! The float featured a movie theme and volunteers collected socks and underwear for Station 42 during the parade.

The Bright Futures float will be a part of the Log Cabin Parade on Saturday, Oct. 5 with our partner, Kurzweil's Country Meats. Volunteers will once again be collecting new packages of socks and underwear, all sizes.

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Bright Futures Blue Barrel Collection - September

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Points of Pride

  • Congratulations to Carson Crowley & Jayden Osborn - the HHS Students of the Month for September. Read more here.
  • The Wildcat tennis team brought home a first place finish from the Richmond Tournament. Individual winners include Morgan Evans & Kara Lemmer (2nd place doubles) and Caitlyn Costner & Tabitha Davis (1st place doubles).
  • The HMS & HHS cross country team brought home team & individual awards from the Holden meet on Saturday. The HMS boys team brought home first. HMS boys medalists include Mattic Meinhardt 4th, Case Melzer 10th, Carter Roberts 11th, Lliam Highley 16th, and Dom Jackson 20th HMS Girls medalists: Audrey Coffey 10th. HHS boys' medalists include Conner Blixt 6th, Alex Barta 10th, and Tommy Baker 21st. HHS senior Kaylee Harp won the event with a time of 20:49.
  • This weekend the Royal Regiment percussion section competed at Drummit at the Summit in Lee’s Summit. Of the two 4A schools and seven 5A schools, HHS placed 2nd in their division and 2nd overall!
  • Congrats to HHS junior Kara Lemmer and HHS senior Charles Hammonds on being named the CCC Young Professionals of the Month for September.
  • Congratulations to Denise Davidson, Class of 1981, on her induction into the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame! She was recognized at halftime of the Sept. 6 football game and honored at a pre-game reception.
  • Each week, HHS students and coaches/sponsors are featured on the Sonic Locker Room Radio Show. The show airs on Mondays at 4:45 p.m. on 1030 AM or you can listen to archived shows online at This week's show features the Royal Regiment.

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Board of Education

August, September Board of Education Meetings

The Board held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the district's Administrative Offices, 503 S. Lexington.

Agenda items included:

  • A partner organization report from the Harrisonville Public School Foundation.

The Board meeting agenda is posted the Friday before the meeting and the minutes from each meeting are available here.

Videos of past meetings are available at this link -

Supporting Our Own

Senior Mania 2020 (the annual post-graduation event) is offering driveway paw printing painting. The prints are $15 each. To place an order, email with your name, phone number and address.

PTO collects Box Tops for Education. This program is changing from a "clip & turn in" program to a "download & scan" program. You can now download the Box Tops app, choose a school, & simply scan your receipt each time you shop. See the flyer below or go to for more information.

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September 19 - Parents As Teachers Playgroup, 9:15 a.m., ECC

September 20 - ECC Breakfast Buddies, 8:30 a.m.

September 21 - FFA Barnwarming, Holden

September 25 - HES Health Fair

September 26 - ECC, McEowen Health Fairs

September 26 - Parents As Teachers Playgroup, 9:15 a.m., ECC

September 26 - Parents As Teachers Touch A Truck, 6 p.m.

September 27 - Preschool Preview Day (see article above)

September 27 - McEowen Positive Action Assembly, 2:50 p.m.

October 1 - FFA Fruit, Meat & Cookie Dough Sales Begin

October 2 - National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

October 3 - Parents As Teachers Playgroup, 9:15 a.m., ECC

October 3 - HES Awards Assembly, 3 p.m.

October 4 - ECC Terrific Citizens Assembly, 3 p.m.

October 5 - Log Cabin Parade

October 5 - FFA Petting Zoo, Log Cabin Festival

The 2019-20 school calendar is available by clicking here (scroll to the bottom of the page). The district's website calendar is being updated with school and district events throughout the summer. Some items to note...

  • Parent-Teacher Conferences, Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 16 & 17
  • No school on Oct. 17-18
  • Winter Break, Dec. 21-Jan. 6