HTRS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION

History highlights:

  • 1991-Humboldt Board of Education establishes the Humboldt Public Schools Foundation
  • 1994 -Nellie Hoffman Estate provides significant funding ´╗┐
  • 1995-Trusteeship of Mary Sallie McKee EnergyScholarship is accepted
  • 1997 to present-“Mini-grants” awarded to teachers for education materials, advanced training and classroom technology 
  • 1997-Olin Schultz Scholarships established
  • 1998-L.E and Wilma Watson Scholarship is established by Watson’s three children and their families
  • 2000-Mary(Eis) Hessler establishes Scholarship in  Memory of her parents and brother
  • 2001-Kotouc Memorial Enrichment Fund is  Established by the Otto Kotouc family to provide specialActivities for students
  • 2002-The Harold and Anna Marie Marburger Scholarship is established  
  • 2004-Wesley and Elizabeth Stansbury Scholarshipis established by their children, Dr John Stansbury and  Joan (Stansbury) Petty
  • 2004-Humboldt Public Schools Foundation changes its  name to HTRS Public School Foundation
  • 2004-Dr and Mrs Cat D Nguyen Scholarshipestablished
  • 2004 Helen Powell Porr Scholarship was established
  • 2006-Trusteeship of Jay Snethen Scholarship isaccepted from Humboldt Jaycees Club 
  • 2007-Hugh and Marie Gibbs Scholarship is established by their children 
  • 2007 HTRS Foundation granted the Eleanor McKee Donation of $20,000 toward the new gym bleachers 
  • 2007-The Pearl Fankhauser Scholarship was establishedBy William Fankhauser trust
  • 2008-The Lisa Schaardt-Mentor Scholarship was established
  • 2008-HTRS Foundation awarded $5,000 toward  2 “Mini-grants”To teachers for advanced classroom technology
  • 2009-Dawson Bethel United Methodist Church Scholarship was established
  • 2009-HTRS Foundation awarded $2,530 toward teacher mini grant
  • 2010-Charles Hilgenfeld Scholarship was established by his Family
  • 2010-HTRS Foundation awarded $2,134 toward Booster club & teacher mini grants
  • 2011-Hobart Anderson Golf Scholarship was established by area Golfers
  • 2011-HTRS Foundation awarded $8,000 toward Middle/High School signs
  • 2012-Scot Knudson Memorial Scholarship was established
  • 2012-HTRS Foundation awarded $7,811.32 toward teacher mini grants´╗┐
  • 2013-HTRS Foundation awarded Monsanto scholarship of $5,000 established as a one-time scholarship and awarded to 3 seniors
  • 2014-HTRS Foundation awarded $13,200 toward teacher mini grants
  • 2014- Kurt Stappenbeck & Family donated $10,000 through Foundation to Music Department for new instruments
  • 2014-HTRS Public Schools Foundation awarded $200,000 toward north addition project
  • 2014-HTRS Public Schools Foundation awarded $21,560 for forty laptops for the K-3 classrooms
  • 2015- Becky Bstandig-Rowland Memorial Music Scholarship was established
  • 2015-John Kanel Alumni Database $1,500
  • 2016-David and Helen Meister Scholarship was established
  • 2016-Michael Stinman (Music Dept) wireless microphones $1,298
  • 2016-BJ Freeman (Kindergarten) mimeoteache for interactive whiteboard $879
  • 2016-Eileen Zentner (Preschool) Musical Instruments $630
  • 2016-April Binder (Spanish & Enlish) TV for classroom $800
  • 2017-Harriett Leech Academic Scholarship was established
  • 2017-Paulette Joy (Kindergarten) iPads to record and document student progress and engaged learning
  • 2017-Eileen Zentner (Preschool) STEM activities $731
  • 2017-Mrs. Othmer (Principal) science department for STEM education $1,750
  • 2017-Peggy Williams (English) Shakespeare Tour $688
  • 2017-Ron Shaw Middle School Musical Instruments  to Allison Vaughan, Kendal Freeman, Lily Wamsley
  • 2018-Mrs. Othmer (Principal) Randy Nadler
  • 2018-Mrs. Othmer (Principal) Camfel Productions $1,395
  • 2018-Jaime Frey (3rd Grade) Maker Space Classroom $616.52
  • 2018-UNL Extension Inventure Day $200
  • 2018-Mary Moser (Science) "Nebraska Trout in the Classroom" $1,015
  • 2018-Mary Moser (Science) iPads for students to use for augmented reality $1,600
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