• 10 Jun 2020 6:16 PM | Tiffanie Kinsch (Administrator)

    Thank you to all of the donors that made giving these scholarships possible! To the scholarship recipients, thank you for all your hard work and we wish you well in your future endeavors.

    We couldn't get together in person this year but we still wanted to recognize our 2019-2020 Scholarship Winners. Enjoy our virtual 2019-2020 Scholarship Night:

  • 13 Dec 2019 12:33 PM | Tiffanie Kinsch (Administrator)

    As the holiday season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped with the Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation’s mission. It’s been quite a year for us all! We hope that 2019 has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones. We look forward to working with you in the years to come.

    Upcoming Dates

    Winter Mixer   (Staff Event)   January 3, 2020   3:30 - 6:30 p.m.   Bettis Sports Complex Event Center

    Giving Thanks this Holiday Season

    Did you know that when an individual reaches 70.5 years of age, they are required to start taking distributions from their 401K/IRA’s called a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)? The Distribution may be configured as a Qualified Charitable Deduction (QCD) with tax advantages by making the distributions directly to a non-profit organization. If you’re interested in this process, we recommend that you consult your tax advisor.

    The Martin family has graciously implemented an annual QCD to the Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation! Their donation will help Shawnee Heights by; establishing scholarships, helping with the Foundation’s newly created Care Fund, and providing for an annual grant to the district’s elementary schools on a rotating basis. The Martins have asked that their donation directly impact district wide needs, and we are happy to help them with their vision to provide for the district.


     Golf Tournament

    Our Annual Foundation Golf Tournament was held on August 2, 2019, at the Shawnee Country Club – Great Life Golf & Fitness. What a great tournament it turned out to be! The day started a little rocky with rain looking like it might postpone our event. However, with some encouragement from our sponsors and players, we decided to go forward with the event, and it turned out to be a beautiful day.

    Thank you to everyone who came this year – to help or to play – and to all our sponsors. This event would not have been a success without the generous support provided to us. This year we raised over $10,000 to help support the students and teachers on Shawnee Heights USD 450!

    The funds raised during this tournament go right back into the classrooms of Shawnee Heights. Teachers can apply for classroom grants and request things that aren’t otherwise in the district’s budget. Some of the things that teachers have asked for and received are funds for flexible seating, coding robots, and sensory objects.

    Click here to view and download photos of the event.


    On October 14, 2019, we held our Annual Foundation Breakfast. Martha Barnhill and the Shawnee Heights High School Junior Quartet graced us with their music as we began the morning. We were later inspired by the words of our keynote speaker, Sam Steuart, who spoke about the impact that the teachers had on him as he navigated through school at Shawnee Heights.

    Sam is now studying American studies and biochemistry with a minor in Spanish at Kansas University. He has most recently earned the George Marshall Scholarship that will fund graduate study in the United Kingdom.

    Thank you to everyone that helped make this event a delight, and thank you to all of our sponsors. We sincerely appreciate the willingness with which you have and continue to support our efforts to enhance, enrich, and expand opportunities for the students of Shawnee Heights. Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise over $13,000 for the students and teachers of Shawnee Heights.

    Click here to view and download photos of the event.

    Ways to Donate: 

    • Visit our website at
    • Support our Annual events:
      • Shawnee Heights Foundation Golf Tournament (Summer)
      • Shawnee Heights Foundation Breakfast (Fall) 
    • Chair Back Campaign - The shawnee Heights high school auditorium chairs are available to sponsor! Name plates are available to purchase and have placed on the back of the auditorium chairs. If you are interested in sponsoring a chair for you or a loved one, please visit our Auditorium Donation page.
  • 22 Jan 2019 12:00 PM | Tiffanie Kinsch (Administrator)

    Rod Spangler and Bruce Krueger at the Winter Mixer.

    Dear Shawnee Heights Community,

    The Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation recently hosted one of my favorite events, the Winter Mixer. This event is hosted annually to welcome back the Shawnee Heights USD 450 staff after the winter break. We appreciate the hard work the staff does and this is just a small way we can give back to them. 

    I want to recognize Bruce Krueger for his 7 years of service on the Foundation board. Bruce was the treasurer of the Foundation, was on the financial committee and added valued financial experience to our board. Bruce will be retiring from his position of CFO at Capital City Bank/Capital Federal and will be moving to Texas to be closer to family. Bruce has been a integral part of the Foundation and we will miss him dearly. 

    As you are planning for 2019, the board would like to ask you for your consideration of donating to the Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation. See below on how you can donate and the events you can attend to contribute. The funds raised flow right back into our Shawnee Heights USD 450 schools. 

    Thank you for supporting the Shawnee Heights Foundation.


    Craig Freeman

    Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation President

     Major Saver Cards  Breakfast  Winter Mixer

    The Major Saver Discount Cards were a success! With the support of our students, teachers, staff, parents and community members, the Shawnee Heights School District earned $23,332.50! 

    Major Saver is a community-oriented corporation dedicated to providing a premier fundraising program that benefits schools, students, local businesses, and our community. 

    We know many of our parents work hard to help their student sell the cards. We want to thank those parents and our community members who purchased them.

    In September we enjoyed our annual Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation Breakfast. It is our vision to inform, entertain, and most importantly to raise funds for the students and teachers of Shawnee Heights USD 450 in a pleasant, comfortable environment. Generous contributions helped make our vision a reality by raising more than $13,000! 

    As we continue to grow and work towards our mission to establish a monetary fund for educational projects or grants throughout the Shawnee Heights school district, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to our success. Our sponsors are truly appreciated, thank you!

    View the 2018-19 Prize Parade video here.

    Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our Winter Mixer on Friday, January 11, 2019. It was a fun and supporting atmosphere that only the staff could have provided us.

    The night consisted of a taco bar and delicious deserts that Carlene Jones prepared for the event. She does an amazing job! 

    Staff were on the edge of their seats as we drew winners of various gift card give aways. A few lucky winners received $50 gift cards! 

    We appreciate everything the staff at Shawnee Heights Public Schools does all year long for our students and parents.


    Teacher grant season is upon us! Deadline for grants are April 5th, 2019. Complete the 2019-2020 Grant Application and return it to the Shawnee Heights Central Office.

    Ways to Donate:

    • Visit our websites Donations page
    • Support our Annual events:
      • Shawnee Heights Foundation Gold Tournament (Summer)
      • Shawnee Heights Foundation Breakfast (Fall)
    • Chair Back Campaign - The Shawnee Heights high school auditorium chairs are available to sponsor! Name plates are available to purchase and have placed on the back of the auditorium chairs. If you are interested in sponsoring a chair for you or a loved one, please visit our Auditorium Donation page.

"Shawnee Heights Public Schools Foundation" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  4401 SE Shawnee Heights Rd., Tecumseh, KS 66542

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