Top positions filled at Harrisonville Christian
Chad Culpepper, former teacher at Harrisonville Middle School, has been named principal of Harrisonville Christian School for the upcoming academic year. The school educates children through the eighth grade.
Kelly Filer will be assistant principal, and Gail Wood is returning to the school as preschool director.
Culpepper earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Evangel University, with a minor in Biblical studies. He also has a master’s in educational administration from the University of Central Missouri.
A Harrisonville native, Culpepper wants to see the school make an impact in the community.
Filer is a former teacher, alum and school board member at Harrisonville Christian. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both elementary education and liberal arts from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Culpepper will mainly serve at the West campus (fifth through eighth grade), and Filer at the East campus (Preschool -through fourth grade). However, they will work together and be accessible to all parents, teachers and students.
The Kinder Kastle preschool progam is seeing a change at the top as well. Wood led the program from 1991 to 2004, before leaving with her husband to work with orphans in Haiti. She has taught the last four years at Colonial Preschool in Kansas City.
The preschool has sessions open for 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds.
A week of singing and dancing by HHS show choir members
Eight Harrisonville High School students recently returned from show choir camp at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
The weeklong camp included singing and dancing and concluded with a performance for parents and guests.
Those attending were Eavey Bevan, Collin Caldwell, Libby East, LaNae Eggers, Andrea Farren, Riley Mathew, Madeline McGee and Rylee Read.
Leadership in place for cheerleading squad
Leaders have been chosen for the Harrisonville High School cheerleading squad the upcoming school year.
The fall captain is Lacey Williams, and the assistant captain is Janelle Caswell. The winter co-captains are Lacey Wiliams and Sydney Graves.
The cheer squad’s head coach is Emily Terwilliger, and Rebecca Steinbrook is the assistant coach.
Missouri Scholars Academy wrapping up for HHS junior
Harrisonville High School junior Peyton Holden is spending part of his summer at the 2017 Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week residential program for 330 of Missouri’s academically talented students.
The academy concludes Saturday at the University of Missouri campus, where participants have been involved in enrichment programs that teach abstract concepts and theories. Each student picked a major and minor study and was expected to participate in daily classes and social activities.
The Missouri Scholars Academy is designed to give students an opportunity to pursue studies that differ from traditional approaches. Guest lectures, forums, films and other events are part of the experience. Selection is based on test scores, grade point average and essays.