Back-to-School Gala & Auction

Thank you to all our sponsors, guests, generous donors, and contributors to the silent and live auctions, who helped make the 2017 Back-to-School Gala and Auction an outstanding success and helping us raise over $78,000 for the students of the Belton School District. It is because of the generosity of More »



Thanks to the continued support of our generous donors, the Belton Educational Foundation has awarded over $330,000 since the beginning of the Teacher Grant program in 2008. Each year, the Foundation encourages all teachers in the Belton School District to submit innovative ideas through this competitive grant request process. School More »


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The Belton Educational Foundation believes that each student is unique, has inherent worth, has the ability to learn and the power to achieve.  We believe that our community has a role to play in helping each student reach their full potential.  That as a community, we will benefit from ensuring that More »

2017-18 Teacher Grant Applications Now Available

ideasApplications for the 2018 Teacher Grant Awards are being accepted now through February 1, 2018.  We are looking for innovative requests that will have measurable impact on student outcomes and fall within the following curricular areas of concentration:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Communication Arts
  • Special Initiatives

Who can apply?

Any Belton School District #124 teaching staff.

Steps to apply:

  1. Obtain e-mail approval for your grant request from your principal. Save the email in PDF format. This will need to be uploaded and submitted with your application.
  2. Fill out the Application.

Please note:

Technology requests must have approval from your Technology Integration Specialist. Save in PDF format and upload with your application. The deadline to obtain this approval is Friday, Janary 26, 2017.


Price Chopper Grocery Grab is Back!

GroceryGrab_22x28-2017Signage_APPROVEDThe Belton Educational Foundation is once again participating in the Price Chopper Grocery Grab fundraiser! One hundred percent of the money goes straight back into Belton schools AND each participant is entered to win a 5 minute shopping spree at Price Chopper on Dec. 9!

ALL proceeds benefit the students of the Belton School District through the Belton Educational Foundation’s programs (Teacher Grants, Scholarships, Nutrition Initiative, etc.)

Here is how it works:- Raffle tickets are available for purchase now through Nov. 30. at any BSD school building, Central Office, or online HERE.
– Tickets are $5 each (ticket also serves as $5 coupon off $50 in groceries good at any Price Chopper location).
– No limit to how many raffle tickets one can buy

  • December 2nd – Semifinalist Drawing Event in stores at 10am
    • Five Semifinalists drawn
  • December 9th – Finalist Drawing (7:30am) and Grocery Grab (8am)
    • Four – $100 Cosentino’s Gift Cards given to 4 Semifinalists
    • Grocery Grab Grand Prize Winner Announced
    • Total of funds raised by Raffle Ticket Sales announced by School District or School Representative
    • Possibility of News Media presence on site for announcements and Grocery Grab Giveaway
  • All tickets will be shredded after drawings, to ensure no personal information is compromised

Contact Alli Schnelle at aschnelle@bsd124.org or 816-348-1150 with questions.

BEF raises over $78,000 at annual gala

galagroupOn Aug. 26, the Belton Educational Foundation hosted its annual Back-to-School Gala and Auction at Loch Lloyd Country Club in Belton. Over 180 guests attended the event, helping to raise over $78,000 in support of its mission to enrich educational opportunities of every student attending the Belton School District through new and innovative programs, nutritional assistance and teacher development.

Foundation Board President, Jacqueline Cook, welcomed guests and honored Board Member Emeritus, Dodie Maurer, who passed away earlier this year. Other speakers included Executive Director, Krista Watkins, Hillcrest STEAM Academy Library Media Specialist and Foundation grant recipient, Tanya Appling, and past Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, Mill Creek Upper Elementary teacher, Jill Beck. Guests also viewed a moving video submitted by Belton High School graduate and Foundation scholarship recipient, Shannon Coupland, who shared how the Foundation helped set her post-graduate educational dreams in motion.

Belton School District Superintendent, Dr. Andrew Underwood then presented Gladden Elementary fourth grade teacher, Ashleigh Wooldridge, with the 2016-17 Jon S. Ferguson Excellence in Teaching Award, for which she will receive a $2,500 classroom grant.

The night concluded with a live auction, presented by Robert Mayo of Mayo Auctions and live music by Garry Lincoln.

Thank you to all guests, sponsors, generous donors, and contributors to the silent and live auctions who helped make this event an outstanding success. It is because of the generosity of all our donors the Foundation continues to reach new heights to provide new and innovative opportunities for the students of the Belton School District.

If you would like to be a part of our continued success, you may donate online at http://beltonfoundation.org/ or call us at 816-348-1150.

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