A March Message from Mr. Moeckel

Posted by Mark Dodge on 3/8/2022 6:00:00 PM

Cardinal Families,

Spring Break is almost here!  Our students and staff have worked incredibly hard through these past winter months, met the challenges, and persevered.  We have transitioned between Covid-19 strategies, academic, athletic, and activities throughout these past several months with passion, dedication, and teamwork.  We have plenty to celebrate with our Scholars Bowl team success, boys and girls wrestling, state band qualifiers, and finally, our boys and girls basketball teams.  Each one of these groups of students and coaches has represented USD #491 with pride and respect.  Watching our community and fans rally around these students and staff exemplifies what #EudoraProud is all about.  We are so blessed to have the community and patrons’ encouragement and support. 

Unless you were living under a rock last week, you may have noticed our annual Eudora Schools Foundation Give Day. Members of the ESF board have worked hard for months to prepare for Give Day with skits, social media campaigns, and recruiting support from local businesses.  The foundation set a goal of raising $50,000 for our schools and accomplished it. Pause for a second, and think about that! This group raised those funds from our community and local businesses, what a powerful demonstration of support for our students, staff, and schools. The ESF has a long history of providing resources for USD 491 over the last 15 years. We are so fortunate to have our Foundation, its current and past members, and everyone who contributed to this group. Through Shanda Hurla’s leadership and the work of the members of the ESF, there is nothing we can’t accomplish together. Please join me in thanking our Eudora Education Foundation, and all who contribute to its success.  Give Day was truly a great day to be a Cardinal! 

Finally, although it may not seem like it, we are 3/4 of the way through this school year.  Soon we will be celebrating the successful completion of this year, however, our students and staff have many amazing feats yet to accomplish before we reach the finish line.

Information and updates regarding activities and happenings can be found on the district website: www.eudoraschools.org, the district Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eudoraschools, or the district Twitter handle @EudoraSchools. As always, please feel free to contact me with questions or concerns.

We feel blessed to work in a community that is proud of its past, yet so excited for its future. Our students are the best advertisement for our schools and communities. With your help, we can continue to serve our students and support their quest for success. Please continue to help USD #491 build on the success of the past to ensure a bright future for all of our students.

Go Cards! 


Stu Moeckel

Superintendent of Schools