School Assistance Grants

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The School Assistance Grants is a program established by the Lawrence Schools Foundation to provide funding for defined areas of use in the Lawrence Public Schools for needs that are not being met with state or federal monies. All schools in the district are encouraged to apply for funds currently available and selections will be […]

Music Endowment Grants

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The Music Endowment is a fund of the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the result of the fundraising efforts of Music Works! to enhance and enrich music education in the Lawrence public schools. Grants will provide music educators with funds they need to enhance access to, enrich the quality of, and expand the educational experiences of […]

Carl Knox Staff Development Grant

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The Foundation will present two $500 grants at the 2018 Foundation Follies. Grants may fund professional development experiences, such as summer institutes, action research, mentoring experiences or lesson study. Professional development must improve practice, curriculum and student achievement and recipients must put professional leadership into practice by sharing what they learn with their colleagues. Applications […]

Innovative Teaching Grants

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The Lawrence Schools Foundation Innovative Teaching Grant program provides the opportunity for an educator or a group of educators to enhance the educational experience of their students. Grants are awarded to teachers who implement innovative and unique programs or projects for their students that enrich learning, result in increased student achievement and engage students in […]

McCownGordon, LLC Teacher Grant

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2018 -2019 McCownGordon, LLC Teacher GRANT Purpose of the program In 2016, McCownGordon, LLC established an annual grant at the Lawrence Schools Foundation called the McCownGordon, LLC Teacher Grant. The purpose of this fund is to support teachers who will instruct or expose kids to the areas of construction, engineering or architecture. Funding Maximum award […]

Hanzlik Hands On Academy Teacher Grant

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Lawrence Schools Foundation 2018-2019 Hanzlik Hands On Academy Teacher GRANT Purpose of the program Robert and Lois Hanzlik have established an annual grant at the Lawrence Schools Foundation called the Hanzlik Hands On Academy Teacher Grant. The purpose of this fund is to support teachers who will instruct or expose kids to the areas of […]

A.C.E Award

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The A.C.E Award (Acknowledging Classified Employees) recognizes and applauds classified employees whose efforts benefit students, faculty and staff, and others within and outside the USD 497 community. Students, faculty, classified and administrative staff may nominate any permanent part-time or full-time classified employee.  Award recipients will be announced each fall and each spring. The recipient of […]

Allen Press Distinguished Teaching Award

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The Lawrence Schools Foundation began managing the funds for the Allen Press Distinguished Teaching Award in 2008.  From 2008-2011, a teacher at both Lawrence High School and at Free State High School were selected for the award. Since 2012 only LHS teachers are eligible for the honor. Teachers are nominated by LHS honors students and […]

Barbara Hodgson Dream To Achieve Award

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Named after former New York Elementary kindergarten teacher Barbara Hodgson, the award is presented to a New York teacher who is recognized by his or her peers to possess great skill in the art of teaching and demonstrates the virtues the New York staff strives to instill in their students. Dream To Achieve Recipients  2008 […]

Excellence in Teaching

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The $10,000 Excellence in Teaching (Bobs Award)  is a teaching honor created through the Foundation by a group of civic leaders who share the first name, Bob.  The benefactors choose to remain anonymous to focus attention on the outstanding educators selected annually to receive this award. Nomination letters may be submitted by any certified teacher or building […]