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Monday, June 5, 2017

Local School Starts GoFundMe Campaign

St. Mary's School in Montrose
Montrose, Mo - June 5, 2017 - St. Mary’s School in Montrose, MO has started a GoFundMe campaign in an effort to help support its small over hundred-year-old school. The school uses creative approaches to help itself. 

Older kids tutor younger kids and lead physical exercise in the school yard. The school only has four teachers for prekindergarten through eighth grade. Father Tom Hermes, the parish priest, serves as the principal, teacher and assists with food service to name just a few things. 

The school has no sports and no band. The parish holds fund raising events like its annual Labor Day Picnic meal and country store serving about 1,500 meals in one day to support the school. However, with the declining number of families in the rural farming community, it is hard to keep the school operational. 

The GoFundMe campaign is an innovative approach to help the school keep its private rural faith based education school open. Contact: Bill Roos Blue Springs, MO 816-210-1177

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