Tiger Fest

Friday, April 13, 2018

***Location Changed to High School Due to Severe Weather Forecast - Musical Performances Remain in Downtown***

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Join us for Tiger Fest - ESSD Student Showcase!

Excelsior Springs Tiger students of all ages will be celebrating their learning in a student showcase at the high school on April 13th! In the first ever Tiger Fest, this event is meant to connect the community with our youth who are showcasing what they have to offer.

Nic Vasquez, Choir Director at the Excelsior Springs Middle School, is currently putting together a lineup of vocal and instrumental performances with the choir and band classes. Other activities scheduled include project displays of student work, bake sales from the Family and Consumer Science classes, special education students selling concessions, robots from the Robotics team, activities surrounding learning in the classroom, a dunk tank and more!

Jeff Manning’s high school marketing class students will be putting together the promotions surrounding the event, working in partnership with the Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation. Foundation Director Courtney Cole stated:

“When the idea of having a festival for our students was proposed, I knew this was something the foundation would want to be a part of. Having the opportunity to showcase our students to the community that supports them is directly aligned with the mission and vision of the educational foundation. This is something to get excited about!”

Groups currently scheduled to participate include: Adult and Community Education, Mrs. Vaughan’s English Classes, Middle School FCCLA, Flag Committee, High School Special Education, Cross Country Team, Robotics/TSA, ESHS Physics, Hankin’s Advisory, Westview Student Council, Elkhorn Student Council, ESHS Tiger Cheerleading, ESMS Girls on the Run, ESMS Student Leadership, Middle School Functional/Transitional Classes, ESMS Choir, HVAC, ESMS Guitar, High School Basketball, ESMS Physical Education, Music Performances of all ages, Electrical Trades, SkillsUSA, 3 Dimensional Art 1 & 2, Computer Technology, Carpentry, Automotive, Captain Potter’s Fire/EMT, and First Grade Teams, Rainbow Tigers, Excelsior Springs Educational Foundation, and Excelsior Springs Alumni Association.


March 9, 2018 – Tiger fest is a school district showcase of grades K-12, organized and provided by students. This is a one-day event that allows the Excelsior Springs community to witness the amazing things that the students are doing in school. It will take place April 13, from 5-8 p.m. at the Excelsior Springs High School Commons.

“Tiger fest is a way for the high school and other schools within the district to showcase what we have been working on in our classes throughout the year and to bring the whole community together,” said senior, Dylan Young.

Click here to read the rest of the article from the Excelsior Springs Standard.

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ESMS Girls on the Run

Our Excelsior Springs Middle School Girls on the Run will be at Tiger Fest inviting the community to their 5k at Children's Mercy Park on Saturday May 5th and collecting gently used shoes to donate to support Girls on the Run of Greater Kansas City! See you at Tiger Fest on April 13th in Downtown Excelsior!

ESHS English 3

Mrs. Alexander’s English 3 Classes are displaying projects they made about the amazing people they know. They all interviewed someone and created a project to showcase that person. They are currently hard at work!

Westview Student Council

Join the Westview Student Council at Tiger Fest where they will be displaying student artwork and raising money for Pennies for Patients!

Rainbow Tigers

Come and check out the great art that the Rainbow Tigers have made for Tiger Fest this Friday! The students are so excited to see the community and share with them what they've been learning this year in school!

Westview 1st Graders

Stop by and see our district first grade students at Tiger Fest next Friday, April 13. Our first graders will be selling bracelets and would to see you.

Check out student created flyers from our Westview kiddos.

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Join in on the fun during the 3 vs 3 Tiger Fest Basketball Competition!

For more details and to sign up a team visit:



Create your own delicious cupcake masterpiece at the FCCLA bake sale! We will have all the supplies you need to decorate your very own cupcake creation during Tiger Fest!

Fourth Graders

Fourth graders are preparing for TigerFest! Let the lemonade wars begin! Who has the best recipe?


Students in ESHS 3D Art have been busy making creations to share with everyone at Tiger Fest this Friday!

ESMS Musical Performances

Middle School performances will take place in Slightly Off Broadway and Paradise Playhouse theaters during Tiger Fest!

ESHS Student Council

Student Council is hard at work on a Be the Change positivity campaign, and they’re making “Be the Change” coin necklaces to sell at Tigerfest!

ESHS 3D Class

Check out the cool necklaces made by the high school's 3D class! Come and check out all the other fun things going on at Tiger Fest this Friday from 5-8pm!
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Thank you to our Sponsors!

• Tiger Pride Level •
Crystal Entertainment

• Gold Level •
Edward Jones – Brian Yarbrough
Elms Hotel & Spa
Excelsior Springs Hospital
Excelsior Springs McDonald’s
Gregg Williams Foundation
Tray and Kelly Harkins

• Black Level •
Broadway Bar & Grill
Casey's General Store
ESHS Class of 2014
Excelsior Springs Family Dentistry
Excelsior Springs Standard and Town & Country Leader
Four Horses and a Dog Winery
Griffey Insurance Agency
Kex Rx Pharmacy
MAGNA – Intier Automotive
Mill Inn Restaurant
Miller’s Custom Cabinets
MLIS Computers, LLC
Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC
Shelter Insurance – Billy Hale
Signature Solid Surface
Slightly Off Broadway Theatre
Spirit Pack
State Representative T.J. Berry
Wabash BBQ

• Tiger Fest Friend •
Alterations & Custom Sewing
Bank Midwest
Bobkorn Kettle Corn
Elements Dining
Excelsior Springs Community Center
Excelsior Springs Job Corps
Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives
Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery
Gold ‘N Treasures
Good Samaritan Center
Inn on Crescent Lake
John & Molly McGovern
Kevin Morgan Photography
Mid-Continent Public Library – Excelsior Springs Branch
Molly Roberts Studio
New Dawn Fiber
​Paradise Playhouse
​Uptown Roots Salon
Show Me Ziplines
The Mug
TK Remodeling & Renovations
Westlake Ace Hardware
Willow Spring Mercantile
Want to add your name as a sponsor of this great event? Contact Courtney Cole at ccole@ga.essd40.com for more information!

Become a Tiger Sponsor!

We are still seeking Tiger sponsors! If you want to help support the educational foundation's mission of providing above and beyond experiences for the students in the Excelsior Springs School District, please reach out to our director Courtney Cole for a meeting. Courtney can be reached at ccole@ga.essd40.com or 816-630-9200 x1110.