Archive for Friday, February 4, 2005

Breakfast brings governor, money to community

February 4, 2005

Lansing Educational Foundation raised more than $12,500 from corporate donors and ticket sales at the first event in its giving campaign this morning at Lansing Middle School. Proceeds from the event will benefit Lansing schools through the foundation.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius spoke to the more than 225 people who bought tickets to attend the breakfast. After the governor spoke, she helped to honor students in the district who had performed well on the 2004 Kansas State Assessment and on the ACT.

Lansing Schools Superintendent Randal Bagby, foundation president Kyle Kelly and School Board President Shelly Gowdy also spoke at the event.

Lansing High School National Honor Society students greeted guests and served breakfast.

With the money the foundation raised from the event, members expect to help buildings in the district improve on the areas they have addressed as concerns.

Foundation director Mary Alice Schroeger said she hoped that by April 1 teachers would be able to apply for mini-grants through the foundation to fund projects for next year.

"It's about providing educational opportunities for students and supporting teachers," Schroeger said.

Foundation members said they planned to stage the breakfast again next year and eventually would like to hold a gala including a dinner within the next two years.

Schroeger said she was pleased with the turnout. She said she especially enjoyed seeing students who excelled academically get recognition.

Maintaining and improving the status of the district is a collective effort involving the state, the community and businesses, Schroeger said.

"We put extra time in the foundation, now the legislature has work to do to do their part," she said.

"Lansing is a well-kept secret. We beat out Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission (school districts) in standardized testing scores," Schroeger said. "Now the adults have to step up to the plate and realize how they can help the schools continue to improve."

Roaring Lions (donors of $1,000 and more)

Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Aus

Dick and Tera Cameron

Citizens National Bank

Dr. and Mrs. Peter Cristiano

Joe and Norma Hoagland Charitable Trust

Drs. Kelly and Norris

Lexeco, Inc.

Reilly and Sons, Inc.

Cub's List

Armed Forces Bank N.A.

First National Bank

Kern Appraisal, Inc.

Kochenour Realty Company

Lansing Developers

Mane Lion

Dolsberry Appliance

Robert H. and Carol G. Hall

Lansing Kiwanis Club, Inc.

Leavenworth Floral

Donna Bisel Hughes

Mr. and Mrs. Brad Padgett

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Schneider

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Willcott

Mr. and Mrs. Theodore LoPresti

Savannah

Demaranville & Kramer L.L.C.

Dr. Paul E. Kittle D.D.S.

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Logan

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Young

Citizen's National Bank- Corporate Breakfast Sponsor

Finishing Touch- Decorating Consultant

Joe and Norma Hoagland Charitable Trust- Teacher Breakfast

The following students in the Lansing school district were honored at the breakfast:

Steve Thomas, National Merit Scholar Commended Student

Students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT test:

Alison Caine

Patrick Courtney

Chris Hancock

Gwyndolyn Jones

Kathryn Lowe

Carolyn McKune

Micha White

Michelah Wilson

Students who scored above 95 percent or higher on the 2004 Kansas Math Assessment

5th Grade

Nathan Algarra

Zachery Bradley

Stephani Brooks

Hannah Hecht

Kaleb McQuillen

Emma Moreland

Jennifer Nye

Brandon Wilson

8th Grade

Kristin Brandt

Russell Buchanan

Christine Cordes

Rita Edmonds

Eric Hansen

Jasmine Holland

Maria Jackson

Lauren Judy

Hal Laurence

Sara Logan

Ashley Longacre

Nathan Martin

Elias Moya

Elizabeth Parks

Rachel Pride

Catherine Renfro

Sarah Sargent

Sarah Thomas

Alexandria Tremble

Christen Yaw

11th Grade

Nic Beurskens

Christopher Bristow

Kelsey Fallesen

Lonnie Hansen

Gwyndolyn Jones

Christopher Jones

Steve Thomas

Micah White

Students who scored above 90 percent or higher on the 2004 Kansas Math Assessment:

4th Grade

Carley Kent

Alex Mc Arther

Danielle Nee

7th Grade

Ezra Carpenter

Katherine Cristiano

Doug Emerson

Aaron Keeling

Austin Keeling

Brittany Lang

Taylor Majure

Michelle Marshall

Jennifer Simpson

Jacob Thomas

Kyle Willcott

10th Grade

Shawn Jung

Kit McQueen

Jessica Riese

Brian Smith

Students who scored above 90 percent or higher on the 2004 Kansas Reading Assessment:

5th grade

Katie Campbell

Students who scored above 90 percent or higher on the 2004 Kansas Writing Assessment:

5th grade

Sara Beck

Morgan Stockton

Kyla Thrasher

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