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Education Endowment

grant-giftbox.pngThe USD 373 Education Endowment is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of financing academic programs, enrichment activities and professional opportunities for students and staff that are beyond the budget constraints of the Newton school district.

Each year the Central Kansas Community Foundation-USD 373 Endowment Board awards classroom grants to teachers to USD 373 teachers. The following recipients were awarded grants in May of 2016:


Education Endowment for Kdg - 8th Teachers

John Werner, CMS - PLTW Engineering

Chris McKellip, SF 5/6 - Spec Ed Interrelated 

Beth Burns, CMS - Art

Karen McCabe-Juhnke, Melissa Carlson & Cherie Wedel, SF 5/6

Railer 125 Endowment for NHS Teachers

Deb Helberg & Melinda Reangel, Railer Academy 

Robin Montano, English

Adam Williams & Adrianne Wedel, Science

Denise Stutey & Jeanne Harper, Spec Ed Social Workers (NHS, CMS & SF)

Molly Schauf, FACS

Academic Program Enhancement Grant

Kari Plagmann, Walton - Music

Adrianne Wedel, NHS - Science

RaileRobotics program, NHS 

Rachel McClaran, Ed Tech Center - Tech Integration Specialist


Endowment Committee Members

Amy Budde
John Esau
Bill Hake
Deb Hamm
Wendy Gile
Sarah Livesay
Tina Payne
Steve Richards
Craig Smet
Angie Tatro
Logan Treaster
Susan Wright
Sheila Zwahlen

If you would like to contribute to the USD 373 Endowment Fund, please make checks payable to CKCF-USD 373 Endowment and mail to:

CKCF-USD 373 Endowment
301 N Main, Suite 200
Newton, KS 67114