The Missouri legislature authorized the Helping Schools personalized license plate as a way to benefit elementary and secondary schools in Missouri. Participating organizations receive $15 per year from the applicant for each personalized plate. Applicants also pay $15 per year to the Missouri Department of Revenue when requesting and renewing their Helping Schools license plates. If applying for a biennial (two-year) registration, the minimum contribution is $30.

You can obtain a Helping Schools license plate and benefit this Foundation

1. Make a contribution to the Sedalia School District Foundation either by mailing a $15 donation check for annual or $30 for biennial registration with Helping Schools in the memo line to PO Box 2505, Sedalia MO 65302 or make a donation at our website using the Donate button. Type in Helping Schools License Plate at “Add special Instructions to the seller,” also check the box to share your mailing address with the Sedalia School District Foundation.

2. The Foundation will issue an emblem-use authorization form. This form will be signed by a representative of the Foundation and is the receipt you must have to obtain the license plate.

3. Complete the Application for Missouri Personalized and Special License Plates, Form 1716.  Submit the completed 1716 form, the emblem-use form, and the state fee of $15 per year to the Department of Revenue at your local license office.

4. You will be notified by mail when your plates are available at your local license office.

Save the Date

Smith-Cotton Homecoming‭ ‬2018‭ ‬is October‭ ‬5,‭ ‬2018‭ ‬vs.‭ ‬Rock Bridge
Homecoming‭ ‬2019‭ ‬is October‭ ‬4,‭ ‬2019‭ ‬vs.‭ ‬St.‭ ‬Michael

Sunny skies, friends, and a football win create the perfect Homecoming weekend

It was a sunny and warm afternoon on September‭ ‬29,‭ ‬2017,‭ ‬as the Smith-Cotton Homecoming parade made its way through downtown Sedalia.‭ ‬Smith-Cotton sports teams,‭ ‬activities and clubs,‭ ‬along with the elementary schools,‭ ‬middle school,‭ ‬junior high school and sports teams,‭ ‬and class reunions participated in the parade for a total of‭ ‬50‭ ‬entries.

Earlier that morning the‭ ‬2017‭ ‬Distinguished Alumni Award had been presented to SC graduate Mary McClure with the class of‭ ‬2018‭ ‬in attendance.‭ ‬Ms.‭ ‬McClure addressed the class and visitors on how being back in Sedalia brought her such great memories.‭ ‬Such as the last time she was in a homecoming parade she was inside a big cardboard box painted like an Archives yearbook in an attempt to sell more yearbooks,‭ ‬how the Class of‭ ‬1972‭ ‬won the‭ “‬best homecoming float‭” ‬award every year,‭ ‬and how on reflecting about growing up in Sedalia she realized what a rare gift it was to have strong women role models who lived on through the name of the town,‭ ‬the high school,‭ ‬and the stadium.

Later in the evening the Smith-Cotton Tigers defeated the Clinton Cardinals‭ ‬30‭ ‬to‭ ‬14.‭ ‬The football Tigers finished the regular season‭ ‬9-0‭ ‬earning them the West Central Conference football title for the second time in three years and the No.‭ ‬1‭ ‬seed entering district play.‭ ‬The Foundation hosted a tailgate party in the high school gym and served hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the team of school board members David Wolf and Kennie Coffelt and Tiger parents and supporters Todd Holman and Tom Munson.‭ 

Saturday morning the Foundation held a pancake breakfast at Smith-Cotton Junior High.‭ ‬While future alumni from the elementary schools performed in the cafeteria,‭ ‬vocal students from the junior high presented a concert on the stage of the original high school.‭ ‬Alumni from class reunions wandered the halls of their Smith-Cotton visiting and laughing as they recalled past memories.‭ ‬Alumni came from out of state and the‭ ‬1996-1997‭ ‬AFS student Lone Flyvholm from Denmark returned to Sedalia for the‭ ‬1997‭ ‬class reunion.

Two annual luncheons and six class reunions‭—‬1947,‭ ‬1956,‭ ‬1977,‭ ‬1982,‭ ‬1987,‭ ‬1992,‭ ‬1997,‭ ‬and‭ ‬2007‭—‬were held over Homecoming weekend.‭ ‬The date has already been set for Homecoming‭ ‬2018.‭ ‬The Smith-Cotton Tiger football team will face Rock Bridge on Friday,‭ ‬October‭ ‬5,‭ ‬2018.‭ 

Thank you to our‭ ‬2017‭ ‬Tailgate sponsor Tyson Foods.

Thank you also to our‭ ‬2017‭ ‬Homecoming advertising sponsors and contributors:

American Auto Rental
Art Impressions Gallery‭ & ‬Framing
Bothwell Regional Health Center
Bryant Motors
Callis Integrated Marketing
Chad Wimer DDS
Coldwell Banker Monsees Realty-Dan Hurley and Lisa Sell realtors
Country Kitchen
Custom Communications
Dugan’s Paint‭ & ‬Flooring
Eye Clinic,‭ ‬LLC
Goody’s Steakburgers
Heckart Funeral Home
Hiland Dairy
Kohl’s Associates in Action
Liberty Center
Mazzio’s Pizza
Moore’s Greenhouse‭ & ‬Flower Shop
Preferred Properties
Premier Portable Buildings
Preuitt Insurance Services,‭ ‬Inc.
RE/MAX of Sedalia-‭ ‬Billie Barnes,‭ ‬Angie Kroeger,‭ ‬and Ashlee Paxton realtors
Robert A.‭ ‬Treuner Masonry Co.
Sonic Drive-In‭ ‬#2
Springfield Grocer
State Fair Community College
State Farm Insurance-Bryan Jenkins
Truman Title
WEB‭ & ‬Sons,‭ ‬Inc.
W-K Chevrolet
David Wolf and the Lone Wolf grill



Every year, the Sedalia School District teachers and staff are presented with an opportunity to apply for a Sedalia School District Foundation mini grant. The Sedalia School District Foundation’s vision is to provide SSD #200 students with innovative opportunities to help them reach their full potential and become productive, valued members of the community. The annual mini-grant process is just one of the many ways the Foundation reaches out to provide opportunity.

At right, students in Hilliary Owens mixed age classroom at Skyline Elementary were able to utilize Chromebooks purchased through a mini grant to work on part of their PLTW (Project Lead the Way) module. Students are learning how to code programs, how to troubleshoot, and how to work with partners to complete their programs.

golf1The Sedalia School District Foundation annual golf tournament celebrated its‭ ‬11th year in‭ ‬2017.‭ ‬Played at the Sedalia Country Club on the last Monday in June,‭ ‬the golf tournament is a major fundraiser for the Foundation.‭  ‬Businesses,‭ ‬alumni,‭ ‬and community members are welcome to enter a team or become a sponsor.‭ ‬A silent auction with many unique and one-of-a-kind baskets and artistic items also takes place in the clubhouse.

The Sedalia School District Foundation Bash is a gift from the Foundation to the Sedalia community.‭ ‬Taking place in the second semester of the school year,‭ ‬the Bash is an opportunity for the Sedalia School District students and staff,‭ ‬Foundation board,‭ ‬and Sedalia community to play together at a fun,‭ ‬family-friendly event.‭  ‬Past Bash experiences have included a Black vs.‭ ‬Gold basketball game that featured the friendly rivalry between‭ ‬Sedalia schools,‭ ‬a dodgeball tournament,‭ ‬and the Harlem Ambassadors vs.‭ ‬the Sedalia All-Stars.

Smith-Cotton Alumni and Friends of the Foundation Alaska Double Denali Cruisetour on the ms Noordam,‭ ‬July‭ ‬15-26,‭ ‬2018

The Alaska Land‭ ‬+‭ ‬Sea package includes a seven night cruise on the Inside Passage from Vancouver to Seward on the beautiful ms Noordam of Holland America Line,‭ ‬and a spectacular four night land program.‭ ‬Fully escorted by Terry,‭ ‬1959‭ ‬Smith-Cotton alumnus,‭ ‬and Peggy Steele.‭ ‬Cruise bookings benefit the Sedalia School District Foundation.

Ports of call:‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Ketchikan,‭ ‬Juneau and Skagway,‭ ‬and cruising Glacier Bay.‭ ‬The land tour takes you to Seward,‭ ‬Denali Park,‭ ‬and Fairbanks.‭ ‬Travel is by deluxe rail and motorcoach.‭ ‬Full day tour in Denali Park and a Discovery Riverboat Cruise are included.‭ ‬Four nights in first class hotels are included in Anchorage,‭ ‬Denali‭ (‬2‭ ‬nights‭)‬,‭ ‬and Fairbanks.‭

Interior Staterooms start at‭ ‬$2,628.47‭ ‬per person.‭ ‬For more information contact:‭ ‬Terry L.‭ ‬Steele,‭ ‬ACC,‭ ‬Senior Vice President,‭ ‬TravelMAX Cruises and Tours,‭ ‬1-800-727-3993.

Alaska Cruise Flyer

Sedalia School District #200 teachers, staff, and administrators are continuing their tradition of generous support for the Sedalia School District Foundation. In the 2016-2017 school year, district personnel will contribute over $9,000 to the Foundation through the payroll contribution program. Skyline Elementary School earned the “Thank You” soup and dessert luncheon from the Sedalia School District Foundation board of directors for the largest percentage of staff contributors in the Sedalia School District. 

Because of the generosity and foresight of many thoughtful individuals and families,‭ ‬over‭ ‬$26,000‭ ‬worth of scholarships are available annually through the Sedalia School District Foundation.‭
Scholarships available from the Sedalia School District Foundation‭

Smith-Cotton High School will celebrate Homecoming weekend September‭ ‬29‭ ‬and‭ ‬30,‭ ‬2017.‭ ‬The Sedalia School District Foundation invites all alumni celebrating a class reunion to participate in the annual Homecoming Parade through downtown Sedalia and attend the Tailgate Party and football game on Friday at Jennie Jaynes Complex.‭ ‬The original Smith-Cotton High School,‭ ‬now Smith-Cotton Junior High,‭ ‬is open on Saturday morning for tours and a pancake and sausage breakfast.

The Harlem Ambassadors are coming to Sedalia on March‭ ‬25,‭ ‬2017,‭ ‬6‭ ‬p.m.‭ ‬at Smith-Cotton High School gymnasium.‭ ‬Ditzfeld Container‭ & ‬Disposal Services and Ditzfeld‭ & ‬Weaver Charter Service proudly present the Ambassadors for a night of fun,‭ ‬hoops,‭ ‬and hijinks to further the Foundation’s ongoing support of the Sedalia School District‭ ‬#200.‭ ‬Tickets will be available at the door,‭ ‬online at‭ ‬,‭ ‬and in Sedalia at the Foundation office,‭ ‬Vincent’s Clothing and Shoe Store,‭ ‬Pummill’s Sporting Goods,‭ ‬and Dugan’s Paint‭ & ‬Flooring Center.‭ ‬ ‭ ‬Adult tickets are‭ ‬$10,‭ ‬student tickets‭ ‬$5,‭ ‬and children four and under are free.‭ ‬The Harlem Ambassadors‭' ‬show features high-flying slam dunks,‭ ‬dazzling ball-handling tricks,‭ ‬hilarious comedy,‭ ‬music,‭ ‬dancing,‭ ‬games with kids in the audience,‭ ‬and free autographs after the show.

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