Olathe Public Schools Foundation News Releases
This fall the Olathe Public Schools will help ensure that over 400 of our district's most vulnerable students have what they need to start school. The Back to School Community Outreach event in early August will provide students with practical needs like school supplies and pillows. Equally important, the event helps students experience the same back to school excitement as their peers.
Spending a steamy day on the links last week, more than 270 local golfers raised over $129,000 to directly benefit Olathe students and teachers as part of the 22nd Annual Olathe Public Schools Foundation Golf Classic. The Foundation partnered with Olathe Health to present the tournament and fund classroom grants and student mental health and wellness programs with the proceeds.
UPDATE: Thanks to generous donations and the MUFFIN Fund match, this Fund-a-Need is fully-funded.
Green Springs Elementary is working to prepare students for 21st Century jobs with a new innovation center designed to foster innovation and creativity. The renovated classroom space lets Gator Innovators explore a variety of open-ended materials, try endless possibilities, and imagine and design their own creations.
Wham! Bam! Zip, Zing, Zoom! Students and families at Central Elementary got to realize a dream come true when they met a real-life author - James Burks. Mr. Burks, an author and illustrator, spent a full day inspiring students and families at Central Elementary.
We regularly think about the importance of supporting children’s physical health. We remind them to eat fruits and vegetables, to exercise and to get enough sleep. Ensuring children’s mental health is just as important. Mental health includes a person’s emotional, psychological and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices.