September 21, 2023 - Endowment Match Challenge
Date: Sept. 21, 2023
Subject: Cabool Education Foundation meets CFO Endowment Match Challenge
Contact: Aaron Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org; 417-864-6199
Cabool Education Foundation successfully completed the special 50th anniversary Endowment Match Challenge set by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. CEF, an agency partner of the CFO and the Cabool Community Foundation, raised $15,000 between July 15 and Aug. 15, and earned a $10,000 matching grant from the CFO for its Teacher Grant Endowment Fund.
Community Foundation of the Ozarks
From left to right: Brian Fogle, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Ozarks; Sarah Honeycutt, board member of the CFO and Cabool Education Foundation; Brad Miller, president of CEF; Lynne Meyerkord, board member of the CFO.
August 15, 2023 - Back-to-School Kickoff!!
YOU get $100! YOU get $100! And YOU get $100!
August 5, 2023 - Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
The Fourth Annual CEF Golf Tournament is in the books and it was a record year!
May 4, 2023 - Scholarship Winners!
Katie Moore $1,000
Athena McCart $1,000
Remington Supancic $1,000
Makalah Watson $1,000
Best of luck to all our graduates!!
August 16, 2022 - Back to School Kickoff Grants
August 13, 2022 - 3rd Annual CEF Golf Tournament
The dust has settled from our 3rd Annual CEF Golf Tournament and we are THRILLED to announce that $7,517 was raised to support the Cabool R-IV School District.
None of what we do would be possible without your support.
Monday, August 23, 2021 - Back to School!
Another school year is upon us, which means we are happily handing out $$$!
Monday, August 16, 2021 - Second Annual CEF Golf Tournament
CEF would like to extend our most sincere thanks to the event and hole sponsors, golfers, volunteers and the Wedgewood Golf Course. Together we raised $5,417.00 for the foundation’s Scholarship Fund! Your investment in the young men and women of Cabool is greatly appreciated! We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022!
Friday, March 26, 2021 - Landscaping Refresh!
We love to partner with Mrs. Appleton and her FFA kids to improve the look of the school district campuses.
This year was special because it involved some very eager 4th graders who were proud to help.
Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - Grant Program Winners!!
Tuesday, August 18th, 2020 - School Year Kickoff Grants
Monday, August 10th, 2020 - CEF Golf Tournament
The annual Cabool Education Foundation golf tournament last Saturday was a success! A total of 28 teams registered in advance for the two-person scramble, and despite an hour long rain delay, 26 teams completed the 18-hole format.
Shotgun start was at 8:30am with opportunities for hole-in-one prizes at three different holes, one prize being $25,000! There were some valiant efforts but unfortunately, none successful.
Congrats to our winners!
1st Place - Dustin Hunter & Doug Cook
2nd Place - Denna Tune & Roger Tune
3rd Place - Bill Lake & Jon Stephens
1st Place - John Cook & Terry Matherly
2nd Place - Terry Noirfalise & Jack Noirfalise
3rd Place - Steve Hawkins & Mike Medwid
1st Place - Scott Tucker & Josh Pruett
2nd Place - Dusty Rollins & Cody Aycock
3rd Place - Jonathan Page & Shawn Wilson
Closest to the Pin-Hole #2:
Winner - Brad Eidson
Runner Up - Kevin Clark
Closest to the Pin-Hole #5:
Winner - Drew Honeycutt
Runner Up - Roger Tune
Closest to the Pin-Hole #7:
Winner - Terry Noirfalise
Runner Up - Brad Eidson
Winner - Ted Noirfalise
An American Rebel 15 Gun Safe was donated by Brad Miller of R&S Rare Coins in Cabool. All hole sponsors and players were entered into a drawing with the lucky winner being Evan Williams.
The finale of the event was a 50/50 Cash Ball Drop with the help of Stacy Monter from the City of Cabool Electric Department. The CEF Board sold numbered golf balls in the weeks leading up to, as well as the day of the tournament. Grand total of the pot was $2,420 with half going to the person whose ball landed closest to the pin after falling from a bucket 60ft above. The winner of this raffle was Paul Bajier. Following the tournament, Paul very generously donated his winnings to CEF. Check out the footage of this exciting moment posted to our FB page!
Great food, many laughs, and a lot of fun was had by all. The tournament raised $4,700+ and every dollar will be given as scholarships to the graduating seniors of Cabool High School. The CEF Board extends our sincere gratitude to all who contributed and helped make the event a success. A huge thank you to Tammy Carman, Jordan Gettys, John Cook, Wil Matherly, Steve Matherly, Donna Jones, and Stacy Monter for giving up their Saturday to assist us. We plan to come back bigger and better in 2021, and hope to see you all next year!
The CEF Golf Tournament would not have been possible without our hole sponsors. Signs were placed at the tee boxes around the course with their names, but we also hope that their generosity toward our organization and support of the school will help to earn your respect and future business:
Missouri Gun Co
River Rock Redi-Mix
American Family Insurance-Wells Agency
Western Dairy Transport
Cabool Lease, Inc.
Williams Cattle Company
Cabool Kountry Meats
Cabool Florist at Missy Faye's
Keller Williams Southern MO Realty
Cabool Home Center
People's Community Bank
Doug & Donna Jones
Hiett Land Title LLC
Randal Jarrett Trucking, Inc.
Perry Family Vision
Southern Missouri Accounting LLC
The Gas Station
Pryor Family Dental-Nick Merica
USA Mortgage-Bobby Otwell
Hawkins Home & Lawn
Dairy Queen of Cabool
Walker Parts & Service Center
Cabool Medical Clinic-Steve Hawkins
Check out the CEF Facebook page for lots more photos!
Monday, February 24th, 2020 - New Board Members
CEF would like to sincerely thank Kirby Holmes and Wendy Inman for serving as board members from our inception to 1/1/2020.
We also want to welcome the two new faces below: Brittany Whetstine and Kevin Clary.
Both are graduates of the Cabool R-IV School District and active members of our community. Lots of excitement for what is to come!
Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 - And the winners are.....
New year surprises are exciting, but awarding well-deserved grant money to the educators at Cabool Schools is also an honor and a privilege. Today, we surprised the winners of the 2019 CEF Grant Program. Applications were accepted through Thanksgiving break, with announcement made the "Publisher's Clearing House way" first thing this morning. This was only possible because people in our community care. We thank and appreciate our donors more than words can say. We also thank the administration for allowing and helping us carry out these shenanigans. No cow bells this year, but it was still a lot of fun!
We took a couple minutes in each class to explain to the students what all the ruckus was about: their teachers have big ideas, their teachers want the best for each and every one of their students, their teachers took the time and effort to ask, and because of those efforts.....we celebrated them with lots of clapping and cheering today!
Unfortunately, there were also requests that we could not fulfill. If you would like to help in any way, monetarily or via in-kind donations, please reach out to us!
Congratulations to our 2019 Grant Program Winners:
Elaine Rhodes "Every Voice Matters" - $200.00
Joy Beeler "Responsive Services Resources" - $214.50
Tiffany Mooney "Brighten the Lightbulbs for Students" - $150.00
Katie Presser "Elementary Music Needs more Orff" - $422.00
Nathan Christeson "NearPod Annual Fee" - $120.00
Jeremy Fielder "Cordless Mice for Chromebooks" - $350.00
Madison Ortega "Interactive Learning through iPads" - $587.00
Dwayne Wood "TV Monitor for Visual Learning" - $250.00
Monday, November 18th, 2019 - More Kickoff Grant Updates
We really have the best educators at Cabool Schools. More updates continue to come in as grant money is used.
All the thanks goes to generous donors who provide the dollars that make grants possible!
Mrs. Stone - PreK
"We got about 20 fidgets:
Five Little Fish game
3 wooden puzzles (letters, shapes, and numbers)
Thank you thank you :)
We are super excited about having fidgets because we didn't have any!"
Mr. Christeson - MS Science
Another thank you to Cabool Education Foundation for the generous $100 grant from the back to school meetings in August. Mr. Christeson used his funds to purchase 3D Cell Models to help students better understand cellular processes and cell organelles. The students were extremely excited to use them as a learning and study tool! Thank you, CEF!
Monday, September 23rd, 2019 - Kickoff grants are being put to good use!
Updates are starting to come in from our educators who received grant money as the school year began.
Madie Ortega was one of the recipients of the Cabool Education Foundation Kickoff Grants. Mrs. Ortega used her funds to purchase hands on manipulatives and educational games to be used in the middle school classroom she is assisting.
Mrs. Pearson (1st Grade) also sent us a thank you with info on her her grant was spent:
Thank you so much for the $100.00 to spend for my classroom! I was able to purchase 2 portable CD players, 2 portable lap desks and a privacy screen for testing.
Please know that every contribution made to CEF directly benefits our school district. We appreciate our donors so much!
Monday, August 12th, 2019 - Back to School!
And we're off!
The 2019-2020 school year is underway and the Cabool Education Foundation was honored to have a small part in welcoming staff back on Monday, August 12th.
NINE $100 kickoff grants were drawn at random--the lucky winners being:
We can't wait to see how these funds are used to enrich the educational experience for the students at Cabool Schools.
None of this would be possible without donations from supporters of the district. Thank you to everyone who gladly gives back to our community. Every dollar is appreciated!
Monday, July 29, 2019 - High School Landscaping
Cabool Education Foundation - CEF has now landscaped at each of the schools. Whatta' difference it has made! CHS received a grant from Lowe's to fix up up the Commons area (between A and B Buildings) but ran short on funds to finish a few areas. We found some perfect cherry trees on an end of Summer sale and made great things happen last weekend! Now, all buildings are spiffed up to welcome our kids back to a new year! If you'd like to donate to Cabool Education Foundation, it is a 501c3 and every penny will go to the school while you get a deduction on your taxes! You can designate which account you'd like to support! Some alum have dedicated to monthly e-transfer/donations! Please "Like" our CEF Facebook page so you can follow all the progress! Together, we can make great things happen!
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - CEF/Alumni Golf Tournament
We cannot say thank you enough to all the participants, volunteers, and hole sponsors for the CEF/Alumni Golf Tournament held at Wedgewood on Saturday, June 15th.
A rainy, windy morning turned to lovely golf weather and we are very happy to say that almost $4,000 worth of scholarship money was raised to be split between our organizations!
We had a great group of golfers and appreciate everyone who spent their morning playing 18 holes to benefit CHS graduates.
1st Place-Jeremy Haynes & Carl Tune
2nd Place-Steve Slick & Bo Jackson
3rd Place-Shawn Argabright & Matthew Price
1st Place-Jody Jarrett & Ted Noirfalise
2nd Place-Kevin Clary & John Hines
3rd Place-Rance Beller & Shane Patterson
Winner of the Centurion 18 Gun Safe donated by R&S Rare Coins was Chris Jackson.
More pictures are available, feel free to message us!
Cabool Home Center
The Gas Station
Missouri Gun Co
A Diesel Shop
Holmes Family Farms
Cabool Lease Inc
Cabool Development Foundation
Ralph Baker/Ozark Home Repairs
Class of 2012
Drew & Sarah Honeycutt
Doug & Donna Jones
The Clyde Matherly Family
Kabul Nursing Home
Class of 1970
Class of 1976
Class of 1964
People's Community Bank
Jim Bukowsky/Smart Money Innovations
People's Community Bank
Western Dairy Transport
Ozark Driving Institute LLC
Walker Bumper to Bumper
Dr. Jim Perry
Missouri Ozarks Community Healthcare
Twin Oaks Custom Cabinets
Class of 1969
Hawkins Home & Lawn
Earl A Wood, State Farm Ins
Class of 1974
Hiett Land & Title
A BIG thank you to every player, volunteer, sponsor, and all who helped make this event happen!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 2019 Scholarship Winner
CEF was pleased to award a $500 scholarship to graduating senior, Natalie Swisher.
Natalie plans to attend Columbia College in Columbia, MO beginning this Fall where she plans to acquire a Bachelor of Science degree.
Best wishes to her and the entire graduating class of 2019!
Friday, April 12, 2019 - CFO Matching Grant Presentation
On Friday, March 29th CEF board members Stacy Matherly and Sarah Honeycutt attended the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Matching Grant presentation in Springfield.
It's an honor to be 1 of 12 agencies in Southwest Missouri to be selected for this opportunity, and a proud moment for our group to earn the $5,000 match toward an endowment dedicated to our educators at Cabool Schools. There are many great things to come in our future!
At left, Community Foundation of the Ozarks President Brian Fogle awards the matching funds to CEF President Stacy Matherly, and Vice-President Sarah Honeycutt.
Above, Fogle speaks to the group of Endowment Match Challenge winners.
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - Thankful for a great partnership!
CEF extends our gratitude to the Cabool Elementary PTO for their donation toward the landscaping work at the Elementary building. Shown below are PTO members--Valerie Leonard, Colleen Pabarcus, and Marissa Hicks presenting CEF board member Brad Miller with a check for $450! We look forward to many years of working with this group for the benefit of our students!
Monday, April 8, 2019 - Spring has sprung at the Elementary!
Thanks again to Mrs. Appleton's 8th graders who worked hard today to get the Elementary looking fantastic!
Monday, April 1, 2019 - Spring has sprung at the Middle School!
Mrs. Appleton's 8th grade Exploring Agriculture class made a big contribution to their school building this morning.
Weeds were pulled, sticks were gathered, then leaves were raked and bagged. The finale was new mulch to cover the driveway triangle and both sides of the entry that the high school classes helped us plant last Fall.
Thank you for your hard work!
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Friends of the Foundation
The Cabool Education Foundation is periodically presented with needs of the school district outside our normal scope and objectives. Other requests, we are just unable to fulfill at that moment in time. We hope to continuously grow and strengthen endowment funds that will allow us to grant all requests sent our way.
To aid in our mission, we have decided to create a "Friends of the Foundation" for persons interested in assisting our school. Assistance may be in the form of helping with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, knowledge/advice needed, raising awareness, or monetary donations for specific items/trips. We would love to fulfill every need, as our goal is to support the Cabool R-IV School District in every way possible. Sometimes, that can be done by simply networking resources or giving your time.
To join Friends of the Foundation, please use this form to submit your contact info. You will be notified when an opportunity arises to help.
We appreciate your support and willingness to work together for the benefit of our school!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Scholarship Announcement
ATTENTION students and families of the Class of 2019!
CEF has made a scholarship available to a graduating CHS senior and applications are due on April 1st.
It doesn't matter where you are headed after graduation: college, trade school, or straight to a dream job. All applicants are welcome!
Please stop by the High School counselor's office to get an application.
Monday, March 4, 2019 - A letter from CEF President Stacy Matherly
Your Cabool Education Foundation (CEF) is very excited to share that we met our $10,000 goal for the February challenge granted to us by Community Foundation of the Ozarks. For this, we will be rewarded with a $5,000 gift of matching funds! The $15,000 will become a Teacher Endowment Fund to grow for many, many years all to benefit our Cabool Teacher’s efforts in their classrooms. Dividends and interest earned from these funds will be made into annual grants for our Cabool teachers to utilize in their classrooms via an application process.
Lots of good questions and discoveries of what CEF is and provides came from the many conversations had during the month of February. Cabool donors and faculty & staff learned of the benefits of using our not-for-profit, CEF as a 501c3 tax shelter and more people learned just how we are here to help our school district do great things!
In our 13 months of existence, we have been able to successfully establish two perpetual Endowment Funds, award a handful of teacher classroom grants, complete landscape projects at the Cabool Elementary and Middle Schools, and we are looking forward to awarding a student scholarship in May!
Would you be interested in being a part of the CEF? We are periodically presented with needs of the school district outside our normal scope and objectives; including but not limited to, helping with upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, or sharing your knowledge or advice with us. If you would be interested in being informed when these opportunities arise, please contact a CEF Board member.
Thank you, Cabool, for your continued support of one of the biggest industries in our community, our Cabool Schools.
Stacy Matherly, President
Cabool Education Foundation
Monday, February 11, 2019 - Looking good!
You may have seen staff or faculty wearing these CEF shirts at school and around town. A huge thank you goes out to school administration who agreed to allow employees to wear the shirt with jeans on the first and last Mondays of every month!
The profit from each shirt purchased goes into the Teacher Grant Fund and will end up back in the pocket of an educator at Cabool Schools. Thank you for all the support!
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - Challenge accepted!
Great news!! We are preparing to put long term grant abilities in place.
In the month of February, CEF will be working hard to raise $10,000 to create an endowment for our faculty and staff. This matching grant that we have been chosen for means the Community Foundation of the Ozarks will add $5,000 to our total, creating a $15,000 endowment that strictly supports the Teacher Grant Fund! Our goal is $10,000 but we would be thrilled to surpass that. Every year, the endowment will produce returns that are distributed to our grant applicants.
If you have been looking for a way to make a tax deductible donation that will continue to give, year-after-year, or know someone who would be interested--please contact us!!
The following article is taken from the Cabool Enterprise-January 31, 2019 Volume 135, Issue 16
Friday, January 4, 2019 - And the winners are.......
Congrats to the 2018 CEF Grant Program winners!
--Jodi Darter (Kindergarten) "Hands-On Learning Fun!" - $436.82
--Alysha Dotson (MS Computer Lab) "3D Printer Supplies" - $213.99
--William Schoelles (HS Art) "Slab Roller for Art Program" - $969.00
As official cheerleaders for our Cabool School District, we REALLY wanted to give every applicant what they asked for in every grant request. In December, we met for a few hours and poured over each application to help us determine the winning recipients. It happens that, this year, there is a recipient from each building. It won’t always be this way but as the Cabool Education Foundation grows and the donations grow, we HOPE to offer more dollars of grant money, just like this!
We had a lot of fun surprising our winners on the first day of classes after Christmas break. A big THANK YOU to the generous donors who made it possible for us to fulfill 3 requests this round. It is clear that we have a very committed, loving, and hard-working group of professionals at Cabool Schools and we look forward to supporting them in every possible way.
Monday, October 15, 2018 - Landscaping Project - Round 2
Middle School landscaping is complete!
The driveway triangle will no longer need to be mowed and the entrance to the building should look very full and pretty in a couple years. A little paint and a lot of stain refreshed our beloved wooden planter that is decades old, and a simple coat of paint at the baseball field really made a difference for the Forsythe sign. Weather permitting, a few more touch ups will finish the paint/stain projects.
All of these visual improvements are great, but even better is the impact on the teenagers that helped make it happen. To hear them take pride in their work, learn a thing or two about planting, and realize that a little initiative goes a long way makes all the time and effort spent well worth it. We hope they know that as an individual or with a group, they have the ability to make a difference!
Thank you to Mrs. Manning for providing transportation, and to Mrs. Appleton for allowing this partnership. We appreciate the Ag students and thank them for their hard work!
Monday, October 8, 2018 - Kickoff Grant Update
Audrey McCarty - 5th/6th Grade Science
At the middle school, Mrs. McCarty used her grant funds to create STEM Kits for her classes. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases literacy in many subjects, and enables the next generation of innovators. This new activity center for 5th and 6th grade students is currently being used as enrichment for early finishers.
Great idea, Mrs. McCarty! This is sure to make a lot of students more excited to learn!
Monday, October 1, 2018 - Landscaping Project- Round 1
Today was a good, productive day. The landscaping project at the Elementary is finished!
We want the exterior of our schools to help brighten moods, and not look dilapidated or sad. CEF worked with school administration to design a plan for the flower beds and flagpole of the Elementary. Through coordinated efforts, many labor hours were spent on a face-lift. We hope this visual improvement will create positive feelings for the teachers, students, and visitors of this building for many years to come.
So many kind and generous people/groups contributed to this project. A HUGE thank you to: Cabool Elementary PTO, Texas County Master Gardeners, Leslie Appleton & her Ag students, and the Maintenance Dept at Cabool R-IV Schools.
Please see photos from start to completion.
Next up......the Middle School!
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - First round of decals going out!
Our decal fundraiser is off to a great start!
We've partnered with Libby Wilson Designs to offer vinyl decals for all those proud parents, students, family, alumni, or community members!
It's a great way to show your Bulldog pride and all proceeds will go into the CEF Scholarship Fund to be given back to students at the end of the year.
You can place an order right on our website! See the navigation menu for "Decal Order Form". If you'd rather mail your order with a check, shoot us an email and we will get the form to you! CEF@cabool.k12.mo.us
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - Kickoff Grant Update
Becky Pearson - 1st Grade
We are pleased to share an update from Mrs. Pearson (1st Grade) about the awesome supplies she was able to add to her classroom via grant funds:
-Magnetic, two- sided dry erase boards for students to use during center rotations
-A storage container for magnets so that the students can find the letters they need
-Jumbo Alphabet Unifix cubes to use during reading lessons
-Storage containers for math centers
-Stapler for 25 pages to staple student calendars and journals
Thank you Mrs. Pearson for all that you do and your commitment to your students!
The amount of money our educators spend out-of-pocket is incredible. It's all because they want to enhance the learning experience for their students. Sure, parents get a school supply list and are asked to provide notebooks, folders, writing utensils, etc., and without those items, learning would not be possible. The goal is for EVERY student to succeed. Additional materials are necessary for that to happen. Funding to school districts seems to always be decreasing. Therefore, our teachers do the best they can with resources available. We want to give as much grant money as we possibly can to them. Generous donors make that a reality.
CEF has set a Thanksgiving deadline for teachers to submit applications to the newly created Cabool Education Foundation Grant Program. We would love to award grants twice a year via this formal application process. Aside from the 9 lucky winners of our school kickoff that we post updates about, our very first grants awarded through the program will be announced immediately following Christmas break.
We look forward to that day!
Friday, September 14, 2018 - Kickoff Grant Update
Updates are starting to come in and we can't wait to share them!
Dennis Brown - 7th/8th Social Studies
At the Middle School, 7th/8th Grade Social Studies teacher Dennis Brown spent his grant money in a variety of ways.
A portion of it bought pencils and notebooks for students in need, as well as 260 colored pencils for classroom projects. The remainder allowed Mr. Brown to purchase two tripods and two 64 GB memory cards for his video cameras.
Throughout the school year, students will be required to do speeches and/or presentations for their geography and American history projects. Mr. Brown utilizes video cameras to allow students to review and improve public speaking skills. These lessons are sure to help students have bright futures, and prepare them for many aspects of life!
Brian Thiele - High School Science
Brian Thiele (High School Science) was able to purchase locks and black lights to construct Breakout boxes for his classroom.
What is a Breakout box? Breakout boxes are locked boxes the teacher provides. The entire class or groups of students work together to discover the combination to the box. The combination can be gleaned from clues related to any number of education subjects. These activities teach teamwork, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting students with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem solve.
Mr. Thiele's students love this addition to the classroom and are having a lot of fun while learning. Great job, Mr. Thiele!
Monday, August 13, 2018 - New School Year
On Monday, August 13th, 2018, the Cabool Education Foundation met with the faculty and staff of the district to kick off the new school year. It was an awesome opportunity to introduce ourselves, explain our purpose and goals, and to also inform them of our CEF Grant Program that we will strive to maintain each year. Teachers can apply for grant money thanks to generous donors to our Teacher Grant Fund. We hope to approve as many requests as possible! First round applications are due by Thanksgiving break, with awards announced immediately following the Christmas holiday. The most exciting part came at the end of our presentation when we SURPRISED everyone by issuing three $200 grants per school building! Tickets were handout out during breakfast (before we got started) and all were asked to place the other half of their stub in a bin labeled with the school building they primarily worked in. We are so thankful that donors have chosen to support our school system and look forward to the opportunity to do this again.
Elementary School: Becky Pearson - 1st Grade, Misty Wake - Elementary Paraprofessional, Laurie Hasemeier - Kindergarten
Middle School: Dennis Brown - 7th/8th Social Studies, Audrey McCarty - 5th/6th Science, Trina Morgan - MS Librarian
High School: Logan Bell - English, Jeremy Miller - Science, Brian Thiele - Science
And the winner of a set of multi purpose bins was Anna Woods - MS Music/Band.
Shown below presenting Grant Certificates to the winners are Brad Miller & Kirby Holmes. Stacy Matherly is pictured with Anna Woods.