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At a special meeting of the Board of Education held on March 3, Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison was awarded naming rights to a portion of the Carthage R-9 School District’s new early childhood center to be built later this year on East Fairview Avenue. Mrs. Rubison responded to the District’s fundraising campaign by donating $100,000 to acquire naming rights to part of the building which will be called the “Ruth I. Kolpin Rubison Early Childhood Center.”
“We sincerely appreciate Mrs. Rubison stepping forward to partner with us on this project and are overwhelmed with the outpouring of support from the Carthage community,” stated Dr. Blaine Henningsen, Superintendent. “This facility will stand as a tribute to the generosity of Carthage citizens and their love for children.”
Felix Wright Honors Grandson, W. B. Wright, Through Naming Rights
The Board of Education recently approved an agreement with Mr. Felix Wright to name the special education portion of the District’s new early childhood center. Mr. Wright purchased the naming rights with his gift of $100,000 to the Carthage R-9 School Foundation. “We are so grateful for Mr. Wright’s generous support. This is a rare opportunity to honor his grandson, W. B. Wright, and help our school district provide a more competitive education for students at the same time,” stated Dr. Blaine Henningsen, Superintendent.
The W. B. Wright Early Childhood Special Services Center will offer expanded services including physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, as well as targeted instruction for our young children with special needs. These students will grow and learn in a nurturing environment and be better prepared as they progress through all levels of their education.
The District launched a campaign earlier this year to solicit funding support for the construction of an early childhood center. If you would like more information about supporting District projects through naming rights, please contact:
School District Receives Grant from
The Carthage R-IX School District has been awarded a $350,000 grant from the K D & M L Steadley Trust, Bank of America, Trustee, in support of the Carthage 2020 Comprehensive Facilities Improvement Plan. The trust funds are earmarked for a building project on East Fairview Avenue that will house the District’s Early Childhood Special Education and Parents As Teachers programs.
Costs for construction of the ECSE portion of the facility will be reimbursed through a federal grant and the District has launched a campaign to solicit approximately $750,000 to add space for the Parents As Teachers program. The $350,000 grant provided by the K D & M L Steadley Trust is a huge step toward reaching that goal.
Since 1991, the K D & M L Steadley Trust has provided over $7.7 million for District facility projects and equipment. The Trust also funds various instructional programs and annual scholarships for Carthage graduates through the Carthage R-9 School Foundation. The District is grateful for the many advantages created for our students through the generosity and vision of Kent and Mary Steadley.
Construction of the ECSE / PAT Center is scheduled to begin this spring. Opportunities for supporting the project with private donations are offered through naming rights. If you are interested in making a contribution or would like more information, please contact:
District Moves Forward with New ECSE / PAT Center
Construction of a new ECSE / PAT Center on East Fairview may begin as early as this spring. The ECSE portion of the facility will be funded through a federal grant; naming rights/giving levels have been established to generate funds for the PAT portion of the Center. Please read the complete article for more details.
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