District Donations

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Many, many thanks to the community members, local businesses, and other individuals who donate their time, money, and efforts for the children of our school district! We appreciate you!

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May 2018

Technology Equipment - The Intermediate Special Education Classroom was awarded a $7,669.47 grant from Boone Electric Community Trust to purchase two interactive panels and four Chromebooks for their special education classroom. District teachers Kylie Trenhaile and Madelynn Cathey applied for the grant this spring. Among many things, the equipment will allow the students to take small group and individual assessments as well as build technology skills.

March 2018

Headphones for the Intermediate Piano Lab - Hallsville Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) recently provided the piano lab with 30 pairs of new headphones. The Flex-Phones allow our students to focus with their partner, work at their own differentiated speed, and will also allow the teacher to plug into individual groups to check progress. Thank you, FAB, for supporting music learning at our school!

Headphones for the Intermediate Piano Lab

December 2017

Scoreboards in the West Gym - With help of the community, family, and friends, the Greg Cotton family made a large donation to the district for the purchase of new scoreboards in the West Gym. Both boards were installed in late December and we held a dedication ceremony on December 27 when during a varsity basketball double header game.The boards proudly bear the name of the late Greg Cotton, Hallsville community member, alumni, parent of Hallsville graduates, and Board of Education member. Greg's passion for Hallsville athletics was evident and infectious. Go, Indians!

Scoreboards in the West Gym

November 2017

John Deere Gator UTV - We are proud to announce that the Les Hardin family purchased a John Deere Gator UTV for the Activities Department this fall. The Activities Department was contacted by the family last August about the donation. The UTV was purchased and delivered at the end of September and was put to use during the last few weeks of the fall season. The Hardin family requested the vehicle to be utilized in as many ways as possible, so they decided to include the following options: windshield, roof, and hydraulic snow blade. Over the winter, the Department will dress up the gator in school colors. We will partner with Jon and Chuck Melloway to paint the gator purple, apply the school logo decals, and attach the commemorative donor signage.

John Deere Gator UTV

October 2017

BBQ Grill - The Hallsville Indian Pride Marching Band was recently gifted a new grill! Students and parents utilize it to prepare food for students at band competitions, which normally result in a very long day for our kids! Thank you to the Josh and Sarah Tilley family for their generous donation to benefit our students!

BBQ Grill

Toolbox - Lowe's in Colulmbia recently donated a toolbox for our Ag shop. A local parent assisted in the donation process. Thank you, Lowe's!


September 2017

$1000 for Trapshooting - White Tails Unlimited donated $1000 to the trapshooting program to help cover competition costs. Some of our FFA students also assist at the annual banquet.

$1000 for Trapshooting

May 2017

Banks on Books - Central Bank of Boone County (CBBC) presented a $500 donation to the the Hallsville Kindergarten teachers. CBBC sponsors the Banks on Books program and partners with local elementary schools. The $500 annual contribution from the CBBC's reading initiative is used to purchase book sets for the upcoming school year.

Banks on Books

April 2017

200 Desktop Computers: Hallsville School District is excited to announce that Shelter Insurance recently donated 200 desktop computers for our students! The faculty, staff, and Board of Education would like to extend our many thanks to Shelter Insurance for this technology for our students. The donation would not have come to fruition without the support and organization of the Hallsville Optimist Club. We appreciate the assistance of our community to improve our school and support our Hallsville children! See the full story here!

200 Desktop Computers

Washer & Dryer: Thank you to Hallsville PTO for their recent donation of a washer and dryer for the Primary School! This helps Nurse Megan take care of our students and provide clean clothing and linens!

washer and dryer

Music Repair Credit: As a thank you for the opportunity to provide band instruments to beginning band students, Palen Music Center recently donated $225 in Repair Credit to the Hallsville band program.

Music Repair Credit

March 2017

Refrigerator: The ag shop and FFA group use refrigerators to store fundraising items and for classroom instructional materials such as lessons on meat and poultry. Mr. Carpenter secured a second donation from a family friend!


February 2017

Smoothie Cart: High school students now have another breakfast option. Smoothies, muffins, fruit, and milk are sold on a cart in the high school lobby. The smoothie cart was made possible by a grant received from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as part of a movement to expand breakfast programs.

Smoothie Cart

TV in band room: Students in music courses can now learn from online video and photographic sources, display musical chords, and view marching band maneuvers. Thanks to an anonymous donation of a new flatscreen TV, Mr. West can implement technology in his band, guitar, and music appreciation courses.

TV in band room:

January 2017

Monetary donation: Many thanks to Boone Electric Cooperative for their $1,000 donation to our school! A Boone Electric representative presented the check to the school district at a game against Centralia. Hallsville High School is one of five schools in the service territory that Boone Electric visits for the "Touchstone Energy Night at the Ball Game," as part of their commitment to the community. The hosting school receives a $1,000 donation, and one lucky fan gets a chance at the halftime shoot out!

Monetary donation

McTeacher Night Monetary Donation: The Primary School McTeacher Night brought in just under $800 for our students! These monies go towards classroom instructional materials. Previously purchases include Elmos (a visual classroom presentation tool) and student reading book sets.

December 2016

Monetary Donation: Hallsville Masonic Lodge #336 continued their annual Winter Clothing Drive by donating $3,000 to the children of the Hallsville School District. School counselors and FFA members formally accepted the donation from the Masons at center court during a basketball game last week.

Monetary Donation:

Books for Bikes: Over the course of the semester, students at the Intermediate School earned chances to win a new bicycle. Hallsville Masonic Lodge #336 sponsors this program for our students called Books for Bikes. Each book that a student finished gave them an entry into a drawing for the new bicycle.

This semester's drawing awarded Moriah Duncan, 3rd grade, and Keagan Hendren, 4th grade, with brand new bikes! Thank you to the Masonic Lodge for promoting reading in our schools and continually supporting our students!

Books for Bikes

Church Facilities Use: A big thank you to the Hallsville United Methodist Church! In addition to the use of their facilities for the PRIDE graduation ceremony, the members also adopted a Parents as Teachers family for the holidays. The PAT program would like to thank them for their support of our students and families!

Cheer signs: Many thanks to Jon Melloway and Ben and Kim Ballard for creating and donating signs to our middle school cheer! Thank you so much for supporting our program and our school!

Cheer signs

November 2016

iPad: Recently the Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) donated an iPad to the Fine Arts department. We greatly appreciate this instructional tool for use with our fine arts curriculum! It has already been utilized for the Fall Musical production coming up this weekend! We appreciate that FAB does so much for the music and drama departments. Last summer, they also purchased the rights and show kit for the summer school show Shrek. Thank you, FAB!

Paper: Thank you to Boone Hospital for their generous donation of various types of paper to our district. It has been delivered to our buildings and is ready for use! Many thanks to Boone Hospital!

Refrigerator: The ag shop and FFA group recently added a used refrigerator to their supplies with thanks to Mike & Nicki Klasing! Currently, we need the space for meat deliveries. However, this is a wonderful curricular addition for the meat & poultry unit coming up next semester! Thanks for thinking of us!

October 2016

Books: Spring cleaning brought more than 100 books to multiple classroom teachers in grades K-6. Thank you to Travis and Mary March for your very generous donation to our school!

Audio System Install: In the busy health & fitness classroom, the coaches can easily be heard over the microphone and sound system, increasing student safety by consistent direction and motivation. We would like to again thank the owners of Pure Audio, who agreed to sell us the system at their wholesale cost and donate all of the labor of the install.

September 2016

Laminator & film: Hallsville PTO purchased a laminator and film for the Intermediate school this year. After the previous laminator quit working, the Primary and Intermediate buildings were sharing a laminator. Many thanks to the Hallsville PTO for the purchase as it saves us time and money! Our supplies are able to be shared and preserved, which extends the amount of time we can use them.

Books for Bikes: The Hallsville Masons recently delivered two new bicycles to Hallsville Intermediate School for their Books for Bikes program. As students read books, they fill out a book brag tag and turn it into the library. In November, we will have a drawing to give away the back. The Masons have donated 4 bikes each year for the past four years.

Gently used books: The Hallsville Intermediate and Primary libraries received donations of gently used books from several families. All together over 200 hundred books were added to the libraries, including many classic children's books. We would like to thank the Haun family, the Nichols family, the Adkinson family, and the Athon family.

Cameras: The University of Missouri Tiger Tails Reading program donated four digital cameras to the Hallsville Intermediate library in recognition of Hallsville's participation in the program for the last ten years. Students will put the cameras to good use!

School Supplies: The Hallsville Inter-church council donated school supplies for 425 students this school year, totaling over $5000! Thank you so much for the continued support of our Hallsville students and families!

Classroom Comprehension Books: Mrs. Terry & Mrs. Davis had the opportunity to attend a Stephanie Harvey conference last week, and they won a free copy of Harvey's new book "Content Literacy" that contains 20 comprehension lessons along with graphic organizers and short texts! This is a great resource and free classroom supply!

Classroom Comprehension Books

Technology Donation: Over the summer, the Hallsville R-IV School District received a generous donation of technology from an anonymous source. We were gifted 25 Hewlett-Packard laptops and 17 desktop computers along with many accessories to complete workstations. Our technology department took in the donated items and spent time this summer getting them ready for our classrooms and libraries. The intermediate school, middle school, and high school media centers have used some of the laptops to replace the older and out-of-date models that have been used on projector carts in classrooms.

This donation will benefit a wide range of teachers that can sign up to borrow the new equipment to take back for their classroom use. Mrs. O'Day's new classroom was outfitted with donated laptops for her students to use in the classroom everyday. Several of the desktops computers were able to upgrade teacher computer workstations in the primary classrooms and to be used as servers in our technology department.

This was a generous and needed donation that we are extremely thankful to receive. Technology has a tendency to quickly become out-of-date or obsolete in our society today, and this is a large financial burden for schools to keep up with. Donations of high quality technology that help us upgrade our oldest computers in the district is a relief to our replacement cycle which allows us to stretch our technology budget even further.

Technology Donation

Computers from the technology donation set up for fifth grade students in Mrs. O'Day's Classroom

Hallsville Optimist Club: On behalf of the Hallsville Optimist Club, President Danny Hardin attended the May Board of Education meeting and presented each building with a $500 check for supplies. Thank you, Optimists, for your kind doantion!

  • Primary: The primary school put the $500 towards the purchase of Developmental Reading Assessments (DRAs), which were also supplemented with funds from Box Tops. This test gives the school district a baseline reading score for our students and is a certified assessment from Pearson Education.
  • Intermediate: There is now one new bench out front and one bench on the playground at Hallsville Intermediate school. We are using these as "buddy benches," which is a friendship bench for students. These areas foster friendships and eliminate loneliness. The intermediate still has some funds available that they will use for remaining supplies this year.
  • Middle School: Teachers in the middle school had the funds distributed to purchase individual supplies for their classroom needs.
  • High School: The English department in the high school was able to order enough books to complete classroom sets for two board-approved curriculum novels. In addition, the team is excited to have the opportunity to purchase an teach an American Play entitled, "12 Angry Men."

Hallsville Optimist Club

(Pictured, left to right: Scott Daly, Stacy Fick, Danny Hardin, Karen Jimerson, Clinton Hague)

Science News Magazines: Mrs. Snelling received confirmation that Hallsville High School has been selected to receive issues of Science News. This year's free subscription includes unlimited digital access to Science News magazine online for students and staff as well as an Educator Guide associated with each issue. This tool will support the board-approved science curriculum by offering even more comprehension, analysis, and discussion on the latest science discovery topics, as well as extended lab activities.

August 2016

The District is pleased to share that several groups have reached out to us and made donations.

  • In July, we had community members donate time & labor to expand the irrigation system at the football stadium.
  • We received a large donation of school supplies from State Farm insurance.
  • A parent made a donation to the HS cheer squad for purchasing pom-poms.
  • The Quarterbackers hosted multiple work days at the football stadium for clean up and repairs. They also paid for two White Knight travel coaches to transport our football & cheer squads to Putnam County for the first game of the season.
  • Parents completed softball field renovations and dugout painting. Materials were provided by Home Depot.

We certainly appreciate your time and support for all of our programs!

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