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Holden Foundation presents Teacher Impact Grant Winners with Checks

​​Holden School Foundation Teacher Impact Grants (TIGs) were awarded to the Holden R-III Staff members on Wednesday, August 18th.  Seven Grants were awarded to ten teachers for a value of $5,741.76.  

grant winners with their checks along with some district admin and foundation leaders by the flag pole in front of HHS

Front, L to R:

  • Georgia Jarman, HSF Board member
  • Katie Mitchell, Eagles Nest Preschool-$898.50 for a Light Table to help develop and enhance sensory learning skills
  • Samantha Sodano, 3rd Grade-$350.99 for "Learning Together: Growing Leaders Through STEM - STEM BINS with cards using inquiry-based learning
  • Dustin Orton, 6th Grade Social Studies-$567.45 for a set of 6 wall maps on a roller with a backboard
  • Sharon Doll and Tobi Chambers, Grades 6-12 Drama Club-$1,281.34 for "Dressing Up the Musical" - costumes and accessories
  • Amanda Orton, 7th Grade Science-$656.70 for "Electrifying Learners" - building electrical circuits and constructing electromagnetic fishing poles
  • Dr. Chris Lake, Middle School Principal
  • Stephanie Stewart, Mitti Manor, and Kristi Miller, Special Education Grades 6-12- $1,331.18 for "Eagle Grounds Coffee Cart" - job experience running a business on a cart

Behind, L to R:

  • Luke Littrell, grades 9-12 PLTW (Project Lead The Way)-$655.60 for four Ryze Tello Drones with Programming
  • Dr. Joe Parkhurst, High School Principal
  • Sally Weatherby Davidson, HSF President


Fall TIG Sponsors

VISIONARY level, $1,000-$2,499:

  • Abel Machine, LLC, Eric and Sarah Abel
  • Eric and Sarah Abel
  • Holden Family Care, LLC, Dorothy Adams APRN-BC
  • Robert Taylor Insurance, Ruth Taylor Ferguson
  • Yoss Bros, Caleb Frazier


ACHIEVER level, $500-$999:

  • 2nd Street Bistro, Alicia Edwards and Yssel Aguilar
  • Central Bank of Warrensburg, Emmy Tabor
  • El Paso Mexican Restaurant, Rafael Martinez and Rafael Jr Martinez
  • F & C Bank, Jennifer Farnsworth Smithson
  • L.J. Hart & Company, Larry J. Hart
  • Heiman Grain Inc., Diane Klossen
  • Jamie's Place, Jamie Albertson Thieman
  • Mike Keith Insurance Inc, Mike Keith
  • Bob and Linda Mickey
  • Gregg Montgomery
  • Dr. John and Fran Yoder