Educational Institutions

Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation

  • Leavenworth, KS
  • http://www.usd453.org/gen/lpsef_generated_pages/Home_Page_m1.html

Mission Statement

"Changing lives...by expanding educational horizons."

Main Programs

  1. Kiwanis Reading Award
  2. Geiger Ready Mix Pioneer Pride Award
  3. Cushing/St. John Hospital/Rotary Club Vitamin Program
  4. Country Club Bank Horizon Scholars Gala
  5. Mainstreet Credit Union Pioneer Pride Character Program
  6. First National Bank Horizon History Journey
  7. Horizon Kids Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

ruling year

1997

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mrs. Amy Sloan

Keywords

Self-reported

Kansas Schools Elementary and Secondary Education Children Leavenworth School District Teachers

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EIN

48-1192843

 Number

7399516491

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Alumni Associations (B84)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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The Foundation has impacted all of our 3,751 students through various programs. As of May 2012, the Foundation, since 2001, has provided over $1,077,272 to the school district. The Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation is an independent non-profit organization governed and driven by a volunteer Board of Directors. The mission of the Foundation is ""Changing lives….by expanding educational horizons."" The Foundation invests in our schools and future by directing resources toward the following projects: Bridging the Summer Reading GapCarol Dark Ayres Music AwardCitizens National Bank InvitationalCountry Club Bank Horizon Scholar GalaCubic JROTC BallCushing Hospital/St. John Hospital/Rotary Club Health ProgramEmployees USD 453 Foundation Banner AwardExchange National Bank Horizon History JourneyDelta Dental Oral Wellness ProgramFriends of LHS Academic BanquetGeiger Ready Mix Pioneer Pride AwardGreat Western Manufacturing Back Pack BuddiesHorizon Kids - Early Child Care, Before and After School, and Summer ProgramHorizon Legacy SocietyInnovative Teacher GrantsKiwanis Reading AwardLeavenworth Times Annual ReportLHS Alumni AssociationMainstreet Credit Union Pioneer Pride Character ProgramReilly and Sons Fine Arts ProgramsSummer Read and FeedTeacher of the Year

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Kiwanis Reading Award

The Kiwanis Reading Award honors a boy and girl from each elementary 4th grade, West Intermediate 6th grade and Warren Middle School 8th grade who are the most improved readers during the first semester. Students are chosen based upon data collected by the principals from each school. The Foundation matches a $5,000 gift from the Kiwanis Club to provide $10,000 for the award. Each school library receives funding to purchase books in honor of the winners whose names are placed on a label in the front of each book. Honored students' names are engraved on a plaque that is hung in the school entrance way.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 2

Geiger Ready Mix Pioneer Pride Award

This student driven project sponsors "Celebration Assemblies" to recognize students who make a commitment to academics, attendance and behavior and to promote pioneer pride. The program enhances school pride by inspiring student spirit, promoting academic success and encouraging teacher enthusiasm. All targeted areas have improved since the implementation of this program.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 3

Cushing/St. John Hospital/Rotary Club Vitamin Program

The Foundation, St. John Hospital, Cushing Hospital and the Rotary Club collaborate to provide vitamins to elementary students in all of our schools. Research shows that students who are nutritionally malnourished can benefit significantly from dietary supplements. Individual elementary schools raised their test scores when vitamins were added.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 4

Country Club Bank Horizon Scholars Gala

The Country Club Bank Horizon Scholar Gala honors student for their academic achievement, techers for their commitment to excellence and parents for their continued support. To qualify as a Horizon Scholar, a student must be a senior who has shown outstanding academic performance by achieving a 4.0 or higher GPA. Scholars are honored along with the most influential teacher in their educational career. The evening is a celebration of teaching and learning.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

$5,000.00

Program 5

Mainstreet Credit Union Pioneer Pride Character Program

The $10,000 Character Program was started as a pilot in September 2010. This is a community-wide program with the goal to teach and reinforce integrity and character amongst students, staff and community members. The first Friday of each month a new character trait is introduced. In addition, teachers find teachable moments to reinforce the trait. The months' character traits are: August - Pride; September - Responsibility; October - Respect; November - Self-Control; December - Cooperation; January - Honesty; February - Integrity; March - Courage; April - Compasion; and May- Perseverance. Each school recognizes students, staff and community members who best epitomize the trait. Some schools have skits, some assemblies, some special awards. The program has been highly successful with students, staff and community bussinesses and members embracing the program. The Mainstreet Credit Union became the sponsors of the program and will fund it for the fall of 2011.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 6

First National Bank Horizon History Journey

The First National Bank Horizon History Journey program provides students an opportunity to see through museum experiences the history of our city, state and nation. Field trips to museums in Leavenworth, Topeka and Kansas City are offered to students 4th through 11th grades, ensuring by graduation a thorough grounding in local and Kansas history.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

$10,000.00

Program 7

Horizon Kids Program

The Horizon Kids Programs provides before and after school child care for Kindergarten through 6th grades at all elementary and intermediate schools, early child care for 2 1/2 through 5 year olds at Henry Leavenworth Elementary School and a summer program for school age students at David Brewer Elementary School. Parents can depend upon the Horizon Kids Program for year around care for their children. The program accepts SRS and offers care at a reasonable cost to parents.

Category

Population(s) Served

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Kansas

Funding Needs

The Leavenworth Public School District has 3,751 students. Of that number, 62% are at or near the poverty level. This means our student body comes to school with many needs—academically and behaviorally. Our programs are designed to meet these needs.

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LEAVENWORTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Amy Sloan

BIO

Mrs. Sloan is a 1990 Graduate of Leavenworth High School. In 1997 Mrs. Sloan returned to Leavenworth and is in her 16thyear working for Leavenworth Public Schools. Mrs. Sloan was a Business Teacher and Coach at LHS for seven years. While teaching, Mrs. Sloan coached basketball, volleyball, softball and golf. After completing a Master of Education in Administration, from the University of Missouri Kansas City, Mrs. Sloan became a building administrator at LHS. Currently, Mrs. Sloan serves as the Director of Support Services and Education Foundation for Leavenworth Public Schools.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"The exponential growth of our Foundation has been due to generous donors, a supportive committed Board of Directors, a visionary hard-working executive committee and a collaborative and supportive administrative district staff. The synergy that has been created between these groups has been impressive and the result is a significant beneficial impact on the students of the Leavenworth School District."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Mike Reilly

Reilly & Son's Insurance

Term: July 2013 - June 2016

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