|Tornado Recovery Information
|At 5:41 pm on Sunday, May 22, 2011, Joplin, Missouri was struck by a horrific EF-5 tornado. The Joplin area schools suffered casualities and major facility damage.
Joplin Schools began responding immediately. Our first priority was to account for all of our staff and students, then assess the damage. All students and staff were accounted for within one week of the tornado, but the numbers were grim.
Seven of our students and one staff member were killed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to these families.
Joplin Schools pledges to do everything within our power to help our community rise up from this catastrophe.
The damage to our schools was significant.
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Joplin Schools was presented with a $25,000 check from Freeman Health System for rebuilding efforts.
The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation donated $10,000 to Joplin Schools. Supporters of the foundation also donated an additional $12,500.
Molly Weidmaier, a fifth grade student from New Jersey, raised $1410.00 for Joplin Schools by selling home-made duct tape bows.
13-Year-Old Megan Mettler from Santa Ana, CA collected 3,000 books for Joplin Schools.
Webb City students created and sold flower bows raising $850 in order to adopt two classrooms.
Students from Parkway School District raised $7,500 and donated a truckload of supplies to Joplin Schools.
A third grade student traveled to Joplin to deliver school supplies for students.