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.

12th Annual Golf Tournament

Monday, June 25, 2018, at the Sedalia Country Club.
11:00 a.m. Cookout
1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start

A silent auction with many unique and one-of-a-kind baskets and artistic items will be held in the clubhouse.

Interested in making a donation of services or products to the Silent Auction? Learn more here.

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.

Golf Teams

Entry Fee: $100 per person
Includes cart, range balls, tournament golf polo, lunch, and prizes!
Format: 4 person scramble
Mulligans and skins game available at registration
Number of flights will be based upon number of entries
Top three places will be awarded within each flight
All prizes will be paid out in a pro shop credit
Priority Deadline is June 1, 2018
Entries received after June 1 will receive a tournament golf polo based on availability.
Final Registration Deadline is June 20, 2018
Proper golf attire is required – no jeans or t-shirts, please

12th Annual Golf Tournament Team Registration Form

Download form and fill out, then mail it along with your check to:
SSDF, PO Box 2505, Sedalia MO 65302-2505


19th Hole Level - $1,500
4 person team entry with 2 carts
Drink Cart OR Driving Range Advertising
Marquee Advertising
Company/Individual Name at Tee Box
Company/Individual Name on Team Carts

Eagle Level - $1,000
4 person team entry with 2 carts
Marquee Advertising
Company/Individual Name at Tee Box
Company/Individual Name on Team Carts

Birdie Level - $750
4 person team entry with 2 carts
Company/Individual Name at Tee Box
Company/Individual Name on Team Carts

Par Level - $500
4 person team entry with 2 carts
Company/Individual Name on Team Carts

Tee Box Level - $250
Company/Individual Name at Tee Box

Cart Level - $100
Company/Individual Name on Team Cart

12th Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship Form

Download form and fill out, then mail it along with your check to:
SSDF, PO Box 2505, Sedalia MO 65302-2505

We would be happy to discuss sponsorship options for your business. Give us a call at 660-829-2562.


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 2017-2018 school year, district personnel will contribute $10,274 to the Foundation through the payroll contribution program. Horace Mann Elementary School earned a “Thank You” potato bar and desserts luncheon from the Sedalia School District Foundation board of directors for the largest percentage of staff contributors in the Sedalia School District. Horace Mann Principal Todd Fraley was presented with the red apple trophy and the staff enjoyed their luncheon in February 2018. 

Thank you, Sedalia School District #200 personnel for your contribution to the Sedalia School District Foundation!

Julie Abney
Elizabeth Ackerman
Winnie Akers
Pamela Alexander
Margaret Anderson
Holly Andrews
Missy Arnold
Julie Bales
Jill Barnholdt
Clara Batzer
Carissa Bauer
Amber Bellamy
Renae Belt
Lindsey Benbrook
Dustin Bergman
Kelly Birdsong
Holly Blackaby
Peggy Blatterman
Dana Bohon
Taber Boles
Skyler Borman
Kerie Boyd
Lindsey Branson
Sharon Brauer
Meredith Brick
Carmen Brock
Rebecca Brockway
Rebecca Brownfield
Kelly M. Bryan
Ashley Burris
Jodee Buso
Karmen Butler
Amanda Caballero
Shawn Cairer
Cindy Calafaty
Angie Camirand
Marsha Campe
Amy Carbone-Scott
Millie Cavanagh
Ann Cave
Kimberly Cavener
Lynne Chancellor
Heather Clancy
Deanna Clark
John R. Collins
Susan Couhig
Brenda Cramer
Madalyn Cramer
Jennifer Crane
Dyana Cunningham
Fran Cunningham
Jacqueline Curry
Stacy Curry
Jason Curry
B.J. Curry
Carol Cusick
Catherine Dake
Joyce Dale
Laura Darrah
Shawna Davidson
Courtney Davis
Susan Dean
Anne Desalme
Candice Ditto
Joseph Doyle
Lisa Duchesne
Amy Dunkin
Randy Durian
Tonya Edgar
Katie Ellis
Christine Emery
Megan Engl
Andrea Eppenauer
Diane Eschbacher
Patty Estes
Lisa Everhart
Robin Ewing
Jennifer Farrar
Patricia Ferolito
Jordan Fields
Lindsey Fish
Ashley Fisher
Jacquelyn Fisher
Laura Fisher
Mary Flandermeyer
Chris Flandermeyer
Teresa Foote
Stephanie Fore
Dana Foster
Todd Fraley
Margaret Freitas
Rita Fry
Heather Gahring
Holly Gentges
Nicholas Gentges
Michelle Gilger
Devin Gilmore
Holli Goodrich
Sheila Goodwin
Michelle Gray
April Griffin
Jennie Guerrini
William Guthrie
Angel Guzman
Lisa Hammerly

Breanna Harding
Janice Hargrave
Eini Harris
Monica Harris
Shannon Harter
Amanda Harvey
Carol Harvey
Stephanie Hayworth
Mikaela Henke
Brett Hieronymus
Roxana Himes
Michelle Hofstetter
Lisa Hoke
Susan Howe
Carrie Howieson
April Huddleston
Phelessia Hughes
Jennifer Hurley
Nancy Hurt
Whitney Hurt
Lori Hurt
Marcinda Husong
Amanda Jackson
Trina Jackson
Stephanie Jackson
Aimee Jackson
Tracy Johnson
Melissa Johnson
Tymme Johnson
Tracy Johnson
Mark Johnson
Chris Johnston
Jyl Jones
Lynette Jones
Sarah Jones
Toni Jones
Kristie Jonson
Lorena Kelley
Madeline Kempton
Allison Kempton
Grace Kendrick
Kyra Kendrick
Leah Kerwood
Jason Kindle
Jill Kindle
Christina Kirby
Ashley Klein
Venita Klover
Ashley Knierim
Byron Knight
Barbara Koeller
Darcia Koetting
Stacey Kuehner
Andrea Kuhlman
Tisha Kuhlman
Brandi LaCasse
John Lamar
Robin Lang
Darla Lansing
Bryant Lazenby
Angela Logan
Karina Lopez
Anne Luebbert
Shelley Lutjen
Beth Lyles
Erica Mabry-Pfannestiel
Melissa Magana
Charles Maledy
Martha Manuel
Carrie Martin
Maria Martinez-Flores
Cathy Matheis
Kevin Matz
Melissa Mays
Kristie McAllister
Shelby McConnell
Kelly McFatrich
Melissa McGathy
Mark McNeal
Lucinda McRoy
Lensie Means
Sherry Melby
Marsha Metzner
Angela Meyer
Margaret Meyer
Gary Meyer
Heather Miller
Amy Miller
Cindy Moon
Pamela Moon
Katie Morrison
Stacey Morton
Rebecca Moss
Alfred Mullins Jr.
Karen Muntz
Caleb Myers
Linda Myers
Colleen Neth
Denise Newell
Jamie Nicholas
Ashleigh Noland
Wade Norton
Hilliary Owens
Megan C. Palmer
Megan M. Palmer
Sara Pannier
Kimberly Paul
Laura Peck
Ashley Peck
Jeri Perkins
Donald Perry
Lucinda Peterson
Roxanne Peterson
Jill Peterson
Pamela Petree
Renee Pinkleton
Susan Pirtle
Heidi Pollard
Bradley Pollitt
Jaime Privitt

Kimberly Prost
Penny Pummill
Kari Pyle
Patrick Pyle
Chris Pyle
Sara Quinn
Kelsey Raines
Pamela Reimund
Angela Richardson
Christine Ross
Roxann Rowland
Whitney Rupe
Tammy Sadler
Rachel Samson
Melany Satnan
Robert Satnan
Marina Scheiner
Kenneth Schlup
Nancy Scott
Elizabeth Shaffer
Keyla Sharp
Susan Shaw
Brenda Shellhorn
Tracy Siegel
Nicole Silvey
Amy Simoncic
Kori Simons
April Simons
Richard Simons Jr.
Melissa Simpson
Brenda Simpson
Carla Smith
Sharon Smith
Nancy Smith
June Snapp
Michelle Sparks
Jamie Sparks
Virginia Sparks
Tamara Sparks
Rebecca Spencer
Tammy Spratley
Brooke Spratley
Tanya Steele
Michelle Steger
Stacey Steinkuhler
Caitlin Steward
Sarah Stidham
Erica Stone
Jacqueline Stratton
Patricia Sturges
Susan Summers Daly
Sharon Swafford
Beverly J. Swain
Amber Swank
Emily Swift
Claraisse Tackett
Renee Tankersley
Jamie Taylor
Nancy Tempel
Jonathan Tester
Taylor Thomas
Tammy Thomas
Brittney Thompson
Kathy Todd
Stela Toderescu-Stavila
Misty Tow
Steve Triplett
Teri Turner
Andrew Turner
Ryan Turner
Patricia Turpin
Megan Underwood
Lisa Volk
Brenda Ward
Andrea Watring
Marianne Weathers
Vicki Webb
Sheri Webb
Kylee Weber
Ann Weber
Addie Welpman
Debra Wenig
Sasha West
Carla Wheeler
Barbara White
Douglas White
Cortney Wiedermann
Robert Williams
Dawn Williams
Ryan Willoughby
Melissa Wilson
Patrick Wilson
Kathy Wingler
Amy Wise
Peggy Wiser-Balch
Michelle Wolfe
Bonnie Wolfe
Amy Woolery
Kendra Woolery
Jenna Wright
Andrea Young
Jessi Young
Lisa Young
Kathy Zink
Sheri Zumsteg


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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