This was posted via email by the Kirkwood School District Foundation today; please read down and note in the 3rd paragraph under the photo - the Mr. and Mrs. Rodger Riney are better known to us as Rodger and Paula Fauks Riney. They are often found paying their goodness forward in the Kirkwood realm. Thank you Paula and Rodger! You are among the group of KHS65ers who continue to make us all look good! We're proud to know you!
KHS COLLEGE KICKSTART GRANT
On Thursday, March 9th, the Kirkwood School District Foundation (KSDF) awarded a $5,000 grant to the Kirkwood High School (KHS) College Kickstart Program. KSDF representatives surprised grant applicant, Melinda Hall (KHS Social Worker), and her colleagues with the award during National School Social Work Week.
“We all know how expensive it is to send a child to college for the first time with heavy upfront expenses for various items such as bedding, electronics, clothing, personal care items, etc. The College Kickstart Program will help relieve this upfront burden and help our kids feel confident and comfortable as they begin their first semester at college," said Hall.
This donation was made possible by a generous gift to KSDF from Mr. and Mrs. Rodger O. Riney, made in honor of retiring Principal Dr. Michael Havener and his years of dedication to Kirkwood students. Dr. Havener expressed his desire that a portion of these funds in his honor be directed to the KHS College Kickstart Program.