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The finale at the Fall Breakfast with many people on stage.
Kristin Babcock

All guests were invited to take a journey to destination success at the 2018 Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Fall Breakfast. The event, held on Oct. 11, brought the community together to celebrate the achievements of students and staff in the district and look toward the future. Click here to see a video

As guests arrived, they were greeted by school mascots, Strolling Strings performers, and presentations by students involved in Project Search internships, and Braille and robotics competitions. 

Choirs from all five high schools opened the program for the more than 1,000 guests. Anthony Springfield, Shawnee Mission Education Foundation board president, served as flight director and welcomed donors and guests. 

Kim Hinkle, executive director for the Foundation, shared the stage with teacher and student presenters who included:

·     Alondra Haack, sixth-grader, Rising Star Elementary

·     Allie Bishop’s second-grade class, Brookwood Elementary

·     Bridgette Fullington, Pre-kindergarten teacher, Rosehill Elementary

·     JoAnna Euston, Instructional Coach, and Linnea Johnson, fourth-grader, Brookridge Elementary

·     Jessica Tickle, Engineering Instructor, Center for Academic Achievement and Zach Misic, SM South senior

·     Joan Leavens, Sustainability and Community Engagement Coordinator and Eduardo Negrete, SM South senior

·     Shelby Rebeck, Health Services Director and Priscilla Aguilar, SM North senior

This event also marked the first Fall Breakfast address given by Dr. Mike Fulton, superintendent. Fulton shared remarks about the year 2030 when this year’s first-grade class will graduate. He talked about preparing students for jobs that currently do not exist. 

“This is the beginning of our journey to success. This is the moment we pull together to ensure every single student has the opportunity to succeed,” Fulton said. 

He plans to involve all stakeholders in crafting a strategic plan that will make all students career- and college- ready. 

This fundraising event helps the Foundation fund science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), arts and early childhood initiatives. The Shawnee Mission Cares Fund was featured at this year’s event. The fund provides emergency assistance to students and their families across the district during times of crisis. 

Click here for more information about the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation.

The finale at the Fall Breakfast with many people on stage.
Pre-Kindergarten teacher Bridgette Fullington talks to Kim Hinkle.
A student with an airplane talks at the Fall Breakfast
Students and Kim Hinkle on stage at the Fall Breakfast
Singers conclude their song at the fall breakfast
Dr. Fulton, superintendent, speaks at the fall breakfast
Group wave at the fall breakfast