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.

The Smith-Cotton Football Tigers take on the Clinton Cardinals on September 29, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Tiger Stadium, located in the Jennie Jaynes Activities Complex behind Smith-Cotton High School at 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd in Sedalia. Adults tickets are $5, students are $3, and Sedalia students with ID are $2

Friday, September 29, 2017 events

  • Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School.

  • Homecoming parade at 3 p.m. through downtown Sedalia.

  • Foundation tailgate party from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Smith-Cotton High School gym.

  • “Coming Home Sedalia” sponsored by Sedalia-Pettis County Economic Development from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith-Cotton High School.

Did you know Sedalia, Missouri is home to over 70 manufacturers who employ thousands of people ranging from engineers, machinists, nurses, production technicians, electricians, accountants, IT, etc.? These employers are looking for YOU to fill a diversity of open positions ranging from entry-level to executive.  Come learn about current job openings and opportunities at some of Sedalia’s finest industries at Coming Home Sedalia on Sept. 29th from 5-7 pm at Smith Cotton High School. 

Saturday, September 30, 2017 events

  • Pancake breakfast and Future Alumni performances from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. in Smith-Cotton Junior High cafeteria. Pancake tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Future alumni from the Sedalia School District elementary schools and the junior high will be performing in the cafeteria and auditorium.

  • Open house at the original Smith-Cotton from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Alumni are welcome to reminisce as they wander the halls or visit with current Smith-Cotton Junior High administrators.

  • Tours of Smith-Cotton High School from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Alumni tours will be led by Smith-Cotton High students and administrators.

  • “Wines & Brews on the Avenues” sponsored by The Avenues in downtown Sedalia from 2 to 6 p.m.

Situated in Sedalia's historic and vibrant downtown district, The Avenues is the heart of Sedalia. We build community with outstanding locally owned shops, eateries, lodging, services, arts and entertainment, and by creating engaging experiences for everyone! Sip, taste, shop and explore at the Wine & Brews on The Avenues event on Saturday, September 30, 2017 in historic downtown Sedalia (The Avenues). Enjoy wine or craft beer tastings and delicious nibbles at each of the participating venues.


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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