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The Shawnee Mission East
Educational Excellence Fund (The East Fund)

Shawnee Mission East High School
7500 Mission Road
Prairie Village, Kansas  66208

Tracy Tetrick, President

All donations to The East Fund are tax deductible.  The East Fund is administered by The Shawnee Mission Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. 

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New Chairs are part of the "Extreme Library Makeover Grant." provided by The East Fund last year.

"Granting Success" - Check out what The East Fund is all about!  Great photos from the SME Harbinger staff, inspiring audio performed by the SME Drumline and thoughtful words of appreciation from SME staff members.

Lancer Stampede 2014 Auction
Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Milburn Country Club 
Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this fun annual event for all Lancer parents. We are always looking for items to auction; if you have sporting tickets, concert tickets, art, or a condo in a fun vacation spot, please let us know!  To become a business sponsor of the auction and be featured in all our advertising, call or email us and a sponsorship packet will come your way.
Of course we always need more volunteers to help with all things auction, so let us know if you’d like to join the fun!  Contact Jill Kost (913.636.7333, or Paula Longan (913.908.6420, for more information.

Lancer Legacy - Senior Wall Project

Purchase a customized ceramic tile for your graduating Senior and it will be come a permanent fixture on the dedicated wall outside the Stage Gym. Be sure to fill out and return the attached form.  If you have additional questions, please contact Lisa Kuhnke at or 913-544-6773.   Click here for an order form.

Innovation & Enrichment

It is with pleasure that we announce that The East Fund Board approved twelve grants for the 2013-2014 school year.  the following grants offer innovative equipment, help students engage in after school tutoring and create interactive classroom opportunities.

  • SME Late Bus
  • SME Band Instruments
  • Compost/Recycling Program
  • Questia Database Renewal
  • Future Lancers
  • Questia Database for Seniors
  • Printmaking Press for Visual Arts
  • Gym Sound System
  • Live Broadcast Improvements
  • Weight Room Upgrades
  • Focus on Freshman Training
  • Link Crew

For more information, or to apply for a Grant, click on our Grants Tab.

Order a SME Yard Sign or Banner!
   The East Fund is again offering custom-designed SME yard signs with your student's activities.
   Download the order form today. 

   New this year, The East Fund is also selling SME Banners.  Download the banner order form here.


For more information, contact Lisa Kuhnke at

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