Resource Center

St. Elizabeth is one of the twelve diocesan inclusive education schools. We value the gifts and diversity we experience by welcoming all God’s children. Through our
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caring and knowledgeable Resource Center staff, we are able to support a variety of student needs in a Christ centered, child focused environment. 

About the Resource Center:
Our Resource Room was started in 2000 by Jen Moreland and Peggy VanDyke in hopes of providing students the support they needed to gain success in school. From its humble beginnings, the Resource Room grew into a Resource Center that includes a Reading Room, a Sensory Room and a main Resource Room for specialized instruction and meetings. The staff has gone from 1 to 5, to include a Special Educator, a Reading Specialist and 3 full time paraprofessionals. 

The Resource Center provides support for all teachers academically, behaviorally and organizationally as well as providing direct support for more than 65 students. The Resource Center also provides the whole school with Second Step classes. These lessons teach our students how to best learn, focus, manage emotions and solve problems.  It also teaches junior high students about bullying and drug prevention. 
In order to bring students the services they need, our Special Education Coordinator works with several outside agencies to bring Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Social Language Groups to our school. Agencies include Rockhurst University , Marian Hope, and Speech and Language Solutions.

Click to learn more About Our Staff.

Dear Families,

It is with mixed feelings that I bring this message to you.  Mrs. Teresa Medina, who has been a para with us for almost 9 years, will be moving on to another position.  She has made such a difference in the lives of our included youth, but also with our faculty and staff and our parents.
Below is a message from Teresa.  We are grateful she will still be in our lives at St. Elizabeth Parish, sharing her gifts and continuing to inspire us.  We love you Teresa!  Thank you for all that you've done for us!!
Jen, Denise, Leslye and Russell

Message from Teresa:
I have held many roles in my life. One of the most fulfilling roles has been that as a paraprofessional at St. Elizabeth School. I have grown in so many ways and have gained such wisdom and appreciation for the students and teachers of our school. Having said that, I must now explain that a new opportunity has been presented to me. After much thought and many prayers, I have decided to follow my heart in a new direction. I have accepted the position of Social Services Director for St. Elizabeth Parish and am excited about beginning yet another role in my life.


LOOKING FOR tutoring or a summer program? Check out the summer school programs by clicking here or on Sycamore.

Save the dates for 2017 FUNdraising:

Play with FIRE Golf Tournament - Monday, April 24, 2017, Hillcrest Country Club, Noon Shotgun Start
Purses with Purpose (PWP) – Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Home of Amber and Robb Heineman, 7 - 10pm
FIRE Ball Gala - Saturday, October 14, 2017 at The Midland Theatre, 6 – 11pm

St. Elizabeth Catholic School is one of twelve Diocesan schools that benefit from grants through the FIRE Foundation.  What does that mean?  
Read more about FIRE.   

FIRE held their biggest fundraiser of 2016 on November 5. Students of St. Elizabeth helped by creating “doodles” which became a work of art.  Located just outside the Resource Center, you can see their original “doodles” as well as the art that was created.

PLEASE click here for a listing of FIRE events and become involved!

From Peggy VanDyke:

Amazon has an Amazon Smiles program that donates a percentage of what you buy back to different charities. If you are not already supporting a charity through this program please consider designating FIRE. If you already support another organization, that's great! We all need some help from our friends!

Click here to visit and engage with Amazon Smile. Review the explanation, purpose and how to get started.

Thanks for considering doing this, every little bit helps!

From Mrs. Moreland:

Hi Parents and Teachers!  

Thanks for visiting our webpage.  Consider this a place where you can find and submit resources that will help and guide everyone. From workshops to apps to grants to strategies, we plan to put whatever "good stuff" we find on the list below.  So visit often!

Please e-mail Mrs. Moreland,, with your suggestions for great resources.
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