Bulldog Spirit of Support Fuels 2021 KSD Resource Fair

Donations, volunteers sought for annual event on Aug. 12-13

Kearney, Mo., July 21, 2021: Kearney School District is hosting its 2021 Back to School Resource Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Aug. 13, at Hawthorne Elementary School, which is located at 1815 S. Jefferson Dr. in Kearney, Mo.

The annual Back to School Resource Fair features school supplies, backpacks, gently used clothing and other community resources for students in need. The event is designed to ensure that every child in KSD has the support they need to thrive in the upcoming school year.

“The entire Kearney community always does an amazing job of stepping up to support our students and families during the resource fair,” KSD Social Worker Meeghan Masters said. “This event is a great example of the Bulldog spirit. Everyone works together, and that effort benefits our whole district.”

Families are asked to register their children for the resource fair in order to help organizers plan and run the event. Visit bit.ly/RESOURCEKSD21 to complete a short, online registration form.

There are a number of ways for community members, businesses and organizations to support the resource fair:

School Supply Donations – All students who attend the resource fair get brand new school supplies to help start their school year off just like any other student. Visit bit.ly/ksddonations21 to see a list of requested school supplies. School supplies can be donated at the KSD Administrative Office, which is located at 150 W. State Route 92, Kearney, Mo. Donations will also be accepted starting Aug. 9 at Hawthorne Elementary.

Clothing Donations – New and gently used clothes are needed for families. Items for school-age children are particularly important. Kearney High School spirit gear is always appreciated. It is requested that donations of underwear, socks and shoes be new items only. Clothing donations will be accepted starting Aug. 9 and can be dropped off at Hawthorne Elementary.

Monetary Donations – Monetary donations directly fund the fair and can be made to Kearney R-1 School District, Attn – Back to School Resource Fair, 150 West State Route 92, Kearney, MO 64060.

Volunteer – The fair is a great opportunity for individuals, families and organizations to volunteer for community service. Visit bit.ly/ksdvolunteer21 to register as a volunteer.

For more information about the 2021 KSD Back to School Resource Fair, contact Meeghan Masters at mastersm@ksdr1.net.

KSD’s 2021-2022 academic year starts on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Important back-to-school information is available and being updated online at www.ksdr1.net/back-to-school.

To learn more about how to enroll a child in KSD, visit the Enrollment Center webpage at www.ksdr1.net/departments/enrollment-center, call District Registrar Carmen Berry at (816) 628-3187 or email her at berryc@ksdr1.net. The center is in the KSD Administrative Office, which is located at 150 W. State Route 92 in Kearney, Mo.