Shop at Russell Stover’s Candy Shop

Shop at Russell Stover Candies to raise money for USD #257 Alumni Endowment Association! On Friday, December 9th, 2016 bring your coupon when you shop at Russell Stover Candies at 1995 Marshmallow Ln, Iola, KS and we will donate 10% of your total purchase to USD #257 Alumni Endowment Association!  Donations will help fund the engineering…

Leading the Way with Career Technical Education Projects

The USD 257 Alumni Endowment Association is dedicated to preparing our students to be college and career ready through enhancing the career and technical education initiatives.  Our focus is threefold; Technology Plan We are committed to supporting the USD 257 technology plan to implement mobile technology in the classroom. This will provide opportunities for project-based learning and developing 21st…

Endowment Donates to Strings Program by Greta Adams

Three years ago Iola High School added String orchestra to the program of studies to see if there was interest in the student body for such a music class. Ten students joined that class, and the Iola Orchestra was begun. November 2010 saw the first time High School students joined the Iola Area Symphony to…

“Race to the Future”

“Race to the Future” The Endowment Association of USD 257, in 2004, undertook a project in an effort to enhance an amenity available to the school district and the Iola community.  This project motivated the Endowment Association to launch its first ever major funding effort. The “Race to the Future” was an endeavor to restore…