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Harrisonville Schools E-newsletter - January 9, 2019

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Foundation kicks off Major Saver sales

The Harrisonville Public School Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through students in grades K-5. Students will receive the sales packets later this week and will sell the $15 Buy One, Get One Free offer cards until Wednesday, January 23. Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Harrisonville Public School Foundation. Last year, the Foundation and participating schools raised more than $16,000 through the sale of Major Saver cards.

The 2019 participating businesses include: Paradise Park, 54th Street, Price Chopper, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kurzweil’s, Apple Barrel (in Sapp Brothers), Qdoba, Burger King, Brew Daddy’s, Mazzio’s, The Garage, Brewbakers, Houlihan’s, Dunkin’ Donuts (in Sapp Brothers), Sonic, Captain D’s, Dairy Queen, Mod Pizza, Little Pig BBQ, Forged by Fire and Aaron’s Family Fun Center.

Major Saver cards can also be purchased online at Customers may purchase Major Saver cards from any participating communities and the sale will be credited to Harrisonville Schools and to the student that the buyer is supporting. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.

Another option this year is the Major Saver app which can be downloaded on Android or iOS devices. Once you download the app, you can purchase a Major Saver card for any community and it will be available right on your phone. The sale can also be designated to any student in our schools.

Cards will be available for purchase at the District Administration office, 503 S. Lexington from 7:30-4 p.m. daily through January 23.

Major Saver cards make great gifts for employees, new customers, and current clients. For more information, contact the Harrisonville Public School Foundation at 380-2727, ext. 1224.

The proceeds from the card sales are split between the participating schools and the Harrisonville Public School Foundation. The Foundation will use its portion to fund programming including teacher and district grants, the Excellence in Academics program, Advanced Degree Teacher Reimbursement, and student scholarships. The elementary schools have used the funding for technology, playground equipment, books, and more.

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Applications accepted on ongoing basis for substitute positions

The district accepts applications for substitutes - teachers, paras, custodians, & food service - on an ongoing basis. To complete an online application, go to or contact our Human Resources department at 380-2727, ext. 1223.

Wildcat Basketball to induct three into first Hall of Fame

The Harrisonville High School boys’ basketball program is pleased to announce the creation of a Hall of Fame to honor individuals who have played, coached, or supported the program in the past.

A five-member Hall of Fame committee has selected three individuals to honor during the first induction ceremony on January 11.

The honorees will be Roland “Butch” Allen, 1st Team All-State (1971-72); Gillis Leonard, 1st Team All-State (1974-75 and 1975-76); and Redford “Red” Reichert, the winningest basketball coach in Harrisonville history with the highest win percentage in Harrisonville history (1968-75, 1980-85).

The first-ever Wildcat Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Friday, January 11 between the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball games at approximately 6:45 p.m. in the HHS gym.

HHS to present winter play

Harrisonville High School will present the play, Servant of Two Masters, in late January with two casts for the play - each will perform twice.

The Turin cast includes Jacob Allen as Dr. Lombardi; Alex Baker as Truffaldino; Cody Crawford as Porter 1; Shelbe Dishong as Waitress 1; LIbby East as Beatrice; Katie Fitzgerald as Smeraldina; Cody Knoblauch as Porter 2; Joey Lasure as Silvio; Hayden Ream as Florindo; Riley Seabolt as Waitress 2; Virgil Shaddox as Pantalone; Katelyn Young as Clarice; and Hallee Keeney as Brighella.

The Bergamo cast includes Caleb Baker as Silvio; Noah Collins as Truffaldino; Caitlyn Costner as Smeraldina; Brooklyn Fools as Brighella; Adalain Howser as Waitress 1; Clinton Howser as Pantalone; Christopher Magnuson as Porter 2; Jacob Miller as Porter 2, Lydia Newman as Waitress 1; Thomas Rushly as Dr. Lombardi; Michael Schuhler as Florindo; Breezy Semler as Beatrice; and Victoria Wise as Clarice.

Performance dates are Jan. 24-26 at 7 p.m. with a special day performance for Harrisonville Middle School students on Jan. 23. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

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Bright Futures Notes

  • Shout out to friends of Cathe Johnson and the district admin team for packing backpacks recently.
  • Mark your calendars for Bright Futures Day at Brick House Coffee on Feb. 26.
  • Bright Futures will host a drive at the Feb. 19 Wildcat basketball games to collect soap, shampoo, and deodorant. More info coming soon.

District Points of Pride

  • HHS Students of the Month for January are Grace McLaughlin and Ethan Kohl. Read more about them here.

  • Congrats to Harrisonville High School wrestlers Nonnie Justice and Melaina Beachner on earning first place at the NKC tournament. Justice was also named Outstanding Wrestler at the tournament. Katie Fitzgerald and Jamie Gray earned 2nd place.

  • Congratulations to the HMS students who won awards at the school's second quarter assembly. Read more here.

  • Harrisonville is once again part of the Sonic Locker Room Radio Show. Each week, a district activity is spotlighted on the show which airs at 4:45 p.m. on Monday on 1030 AM. All shows are also archived online at for the year. This week's show focuses on girls swimming.
  • Our students' artwork is displayed each month through the Art in the Community program. The artwork can be viewed at Country Club Bank (S. Commercial location), the Cass County Public Library, Community Bank of Harrisonville (291 Hwy), Commerce Bank, Brick House Coffee Bar & Eatery, Schroeder Chiropractic, the Chamber of Commerce, and the District’s Administrative Office Lobby and Board of Education Room (503 S. Lexington).

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Board of Education

Board candidate filing open through Jan. 15

Filing for Harrisonville School Board of Education candidates began Tuesday, December 11 at 8 a.m. at the Administrative Offices, 503 S. Lexington. Some of the requirements for candidates for the Board of Education are as follows: must be a citizen of the US, a resident taxpayer in the Harrisonville Cass R-IX School District, and at least 24 years of age. Candidates must have lived in Missouri for at least one year preceding the election. For a full list of candidate requirements, go to

Filing closes on January 15 at 5 p.m. Offices to be filled are two (3) three-year positions. Board members whose terms expire are Tina Graef and Gina Smith.

The Board election is April 2, 2019.

January Board of Education Meeting

The Board will meet for its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. at the school district Admin Office, 503 S. Lexington.

The agenda will be available on Friday at this link.

Jan. 10 - Major Saver Sales Kick-Off, ECC, McEowen

Jan. 11 - HES Awards Assembly & Major Saver Sales Kick-Off

Jan. 12 - Breakfast with Books, 8:30 a.m., ECC

Jan. 15 - Board of Education Meeting, 7 p.m., Admin Office

Jan. 17 - PAT Playgroup, ECC, 9:15 a.m.

Jan. 18 - District Spelling Bee, 1:30 p.m., HMS

Jan. 21 - No School, MLK Day

Jan. 23 - PAT Wild & Wacky, 6 p.m., ECC

Jan. 24-26 - HHS presents Servant of Two Masters, 7 p.m., HHS Performing Arts Center

Jan. 25 - McEowen Positive Action Assembly, 2:35 p.m.

Jan. 28-29 - No School, Professional Development for staff

Jan. 31 - PAT Playgroup, 9:15 a.m., ECC

Jan. 31 - ECC Monthly Assembly, 2:45 p.m.

Feb. 1-11 - McEowen Math-a-Thon

Feb. 1 - District hosts Harrisonville Chamber First Friday Coffee, 7:30 a.m., HHS aux. gym

Feb. 2 - MCCGA (Missouri Color Guard) Festival, HHS

Feb. 4-8 - National School Counseling Week

Feb. 5 - PAT Storybook Cooks, 6 p.m., ECC, Registration required

Feb. 5 - Cass Career Center Open House, 6:30-8 p.m.

Feb. 7 - PAT Playgroup, 9:15 a.m., ECC

Feb. 7 - Sweet Sounds Dessert Concert, 6 p.m., HMS gym

Feb. 8 - ECC Breakfast with Books, 8:30 a.m.

Feb. 8 - HES Awards Assembly, 3:15 p.m.

Feb. 9 - HHS Show Choir Invitational, All Day, HHS

Supporting Our Own

Do you need to replace a bed in your home? Now is the time! The Harrisonville Band Program is hosting a one day Mattress Sale at Harrisonville High School on Sunday, February 24th from 10AM-5PM. There will be 28 floor models on display for you to try from name brand companies like Simmons Beautyrest. All beds are brand new, available in all sizes, and come with factory warranties! There will also be pillows, mattress protectors, frames and even adjustable bases available as well! Best of all, prices are less than retail stores! Mention this announcement and receive free delivery with any mattress purchase!
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Club/Organization Fundraisers & Events

Additional district-approved fundraisers are listed on the district website -