Honor Flight says thanks
Heartland Honor Flight, which takes veterans on day trips to Washington DC to visit the war memorials, recently recognized the fund-raising efforts of Leslie Culpepper and Tina Perne’s third-grade classes by hosting the teachers and student representatives at the Kauffman Foundation.
By operating the Liberty Kids Store each spring, the Harrisonville Elementary students have raised more than $3,200 for the Honor Flight organization over the last two years. The Liberty Kids Store features patriotic products including pencils, dog tags, temporary tattoos, manicures and more.
The store was open to HES students before and during school for two days and to guests during the school’s annual art fair and ice cream social. The students set up and manned the store — taking money, counting change and answering shoppers’ questions.
Before the store opened, students learned about Heartland Honor Flight through a presentation by Heartland Honor Flight volunteer Ed Roberts.
Two preschool teachers hired
Two preschool teachers have been chosen for next year at Harrisonville Christian School’s Kinder Kastle Preschool.
Cindy Payne, who has 25 years of experience in early childhood classrooms, will teach the 4-year old class. She taught at Kinder Kastle from 1998-2007.
Teaching the 3-year-old class will be Jennifer Branstine, who has served at Harrisonville Christian in several teaching/aiding roles over the years. She has more than 20 years of early childhood experience.
Gail Wood, who is returning to the school as director for the upcoming academic year, will also teach pre-kindergarten.
Kinder Kastle was founded in 1968 by Dorothy Hartzler. For information about the program, visit hcskk.com or contact Kinder Kastle at 816-884-3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.