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 three 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 here for more resources from Mrs. Moreland.

Click to learn more About Our Staff.


Learning Disabilities Series 2017-2018

Horizon Academy offers the community a series of FREE informative seminars regarding learning disabilities and other related topics. The “Learning Disability Series” is held on Thursday evenings throughout the year at Horizon Academy. We invite you to join us to hear from professionals as well as those who have personally been affected by learning disabilities. 

While the events are free, we do ask that you RSVP for these events by clicking here as seating is limited. 

FIRE (Foundation for Inclusive Education)

St. Elizabeth Catholic School is one of twelve Diocesan schools that benefit from grants through the FIRE Foundation.  What does that mean?  
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There's lots underway with our funding partners at the FIRE Foundation!

At the beginning of each school year, we ask all families who benefit at all from our Resource Services to become Friends of Fire (FOF).  The FIRE Foundation asks that you show acknowledgment of this by filling out their form. PLEASE consider becoming a friend of Fire-any help you can provide goes a long way.  Show your support by visiting here.

Grab those calendars! The date for FIREBall 2018 has been set – Saturday, October 20, 2018!
Next year’s event will be held at Arrowhead Stadium!

                                              We will soon be searching for FIRE'd Up Folks to help us lead and work on committees for this important event! 
                                              If you would like to serve on a committee, please contact

More news from the Resource Center...
Here are three more daring designers, whose art was chosen from many during FIRE week. These students had great artwork, but they also conveyed a message of inclusion, and of being a disciple daring enough to stick up for students and friends who are different or have challenges.  
Congratulations Layla in 1st grade, Emma in 2nd grade and Grace in 4th grade! Here is their artwork which is displayed outside the Resource Center: 

                                                                                                   Click this image for the video from Our Lady of Presentation -->

A HUGE Congratulations to Nina Troester, our Fire liaison and mom of two at STE's. Nina is this year's FIRE Volunteer of the Year. 

Nina, we are proud to call you our own. Thank you for all the tireless hours you put in to make our school a better place. From fundraising, to awareness about Autism and Tourette's Syndrome, to inclusion ideas, 
you really are amazing!

During FIRE week, 2017, students in Preschool-2nd grade got to meet a new friend, Julia.
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 You can meet her too! Click the images of Julia to view the videos.
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Students in 3rd-8th grade watched "Temple Grandin"  If you have Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free, too!  Ask your student about it. 
                                                                                                      It was fun to wear all our different FIRE t-shirts on Thursday! 
                                                                                                      You can still order a FIRE here!

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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