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Our Mission is to provide resources to the students, teachers, and staff of the West Platte School District--beyond those that can be provided by the District itself--to promote and encourage the highest standards of educational excellence and achievement.

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The West Platte Education Foundation is seeking nominations from the public to honor outstanding West Platte School District teachers and supporters. Honorees will include district teachers, support staff, alumni, and dedicated community members. The Foundation, which supports students and teachers of the West Platte School District, will announce the honorees at a public event on May 8th at Holladay Distillery in Weston.

The honorees will be selected from the following five categories:

West Platte Alumni Hall of Fame: This award honors those district graduates whose lives and careers are models of achievement and community service. Nominees must be a graduate of West Platte High School who graduated five or more years ago. (Posthumous nominations are encouraged as well.)

West Platte Person of the Year: The winner will be selected from nominees for the person who has given the most to West Platte. This could be a parent, a volunteer, a business owner, or anyone who has made a difference at West Platte this year.

Elementary Teacher of the Year: This award recognizes an elementary school teacher who made a difference in a student’s life or who epitomizes the character of West Platte.

Junior/Senior High School Teacher of the Year: The winner will be selected from nominees for the junior or senior high school teacher who made a difference in a student’s life or who epitomizes the character of West Platte.

Support Staff Person of the Year: This award honors a West Platte support staff employee who has made significant contributions to the district over the past year. (Teachers and administrators are not eligible for this award.)

The West Platte Education Foundation welcomes nominations from the public. Nomination forms can be found on the Foundation website at www.wpefoundation.org or by contacting the Foundation at P.O. Box 313, Weston, Missouri, 64098 or by calling (816) 640-2236, extension 1106.

Elementary Teacher of the Year Nomination Form

JR/HS Teacher Nomination Form

Person of the Year Nomination

Support Staff Person of the Year

West Platte Alumni Nomination Form

Hall of Fame for Graduates Nomination Form

Did you know the Foundation has 10 different scholarships available for our West Platte High School seniors? We also had a building donated to the Foundation to be used to support our growth. These scholarships are set up through the Foundation for our seniors:

-The Beryl Gebhardt Memorial Fund
-The Baber Scholarship for Science
-Class of 1960 Alumni Scholarship
-Cross Country Scholarship
-Harpst Family Scholarship
-Nate Danneman Scholarship
-O. R. (Bub) Hull Scholarships
-Patricia Benner & Family Special Education Scholarship
-West Platte Education Foundation
-Class of 1961
***Linda Faris Drake - building donation

All of these scholarships were set up through the West Platte Education Foundation. If you, your family or your class would like to start a scholarship or fund something important to you or your class, it is easy to do! Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

We are so fortunate to live in a community who supports our students, teachers and our staff!

Besides providing scholarships for our high school seniors, here are a few things we've done this past year at West Platte thanks to you and your support:

TEACHER GRANTS awarded through the Foundation:
-Elementary teacher received electrical engineering kits for K-12.
-Parents as Teachers received money for the stuffed animal clinic for PAT students and preschool kids. Fun way to teach career education in the medical field and ease fears when they visit the doctor, dentist, pediatrician, etc...

-High school student received money for expenses to attend 2018 Southwestern Division American Choral Directors Association Conference in Oklahoma City.
-FBLA students attended Nationals in Baltimore and didn't have enough money raised.
-Fifth grade student received 2 new pairs of shoes! First time he had new shoes.
-Two of our elementary students lost everything to a house fire. The Foundation and PTO helped purchase clothes, coats, gloves and hats so they could get back to school.
-Destination Imagination students needed some assistance to attend Nationals.
-Three kids in elementary needed a hand up with back to school clothes. The Foundation purchased 3 gift cards to get them ready for school.

Without our supporters, we wouldn't be able to provide the assistance to these awesome teachers and students! Thank you!!

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Thank you for your continued support!

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We are working on getting our alumni information pulled together and organized so we can send out newsletters about upcoming events, reunion information, news, mentoring opportunities, etc...to our West Platte alumni.

The alumni committee is going to meet on Monday, July 12 at 3:00 pm at the District Office. Would you be interested in being a part of the committee? This committee will only meet a few times a year at most but we would love to have you join us.

If you are interested, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..