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LETTER FROM THE HEADMASTER
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Special thanks to Sullivan Higdon & Sink, and Sun Graphics for generously donating their time and talent to this campaign.
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LETTER FROM THE Board chair
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LETTER FROM CAMPAIGN c0-CHAIRS
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n Ellen G. Bere Board Chair
We view the 50th Anniversary Campaign ... as our highest priority and are focused on WCS’s long-term sustainability and strategic vision.
We have an obligation to help position Collegiate for success for the next 50 years.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
Building on excellence
Ellen Beren, Chair Shari Powers, Vice Chair ‘85
Rob Babst, Treasurer
Allan Dunne, Secretary ‘91
Campus Master plan Rounds Fine Arts Center
Trustees Askia Ahmad ‘96 Basil Hourani Rob Babst
Ellen Beren Todd Lair
Raul Brito ‘76 Linda Newman ‘86
Wellness and Fitness Center
Upper School HVAC System
Kathie Dakhil Lisa Oehmke
Bunny hill 50 th anniversary endowment
Lori Davis Sylvia Orozco-Do
Allan Dunne ‘91 Sharol Rasberry
Don Henry Jared Sprole
Shari Powers ‘85
Joan Farha Patricia Sherwood Mark Holden
Amelia Sumerell Schlatter
Comprehensive Project Map Endowment Comparison
20-21 20 21
Ellen Beren Corey Johnson Tom Davis
Dara Geoffroy Lisa Oehmke Louise Holden
Joan Siefkes-Moore ‘84
Development Office Joan Siefkes-Moore ‘84
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Ashley Bell-Barnett ‘06
Assistant Director of Development
Lisa Schooler Susan Klingenberg
Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant
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BUILDING ON EXCELLENCe Nearly 50 years ago, a small group of families committed
Resources are needed to allow Collegiate to embrace future opportunities that further the school’s mission and dedication to academic excellence, while ensuring the school’s resiliency during unforeseen challenges. It is our hope that you will embrace our vision as we seek to improve Wichita Collegiate with investments to ensure excellence in the areas of facilities and endowment.
their time, talent, and treasure to begin an exceptional school
for their children. Dedicated to academic excellence in a college preparatory environment, Wichita Collegiate School opened its doors with fewer than 100 students. Founded on a dream
and focused on the future, Collegiate has remained true to those principles. With a current enrollment of approximately
1,000 students, Collegiate is a place where bright and motivated students and teachers work together to achieve academic
excellence while preparing our students for success in an ever-changing world.
We stand today on the shoulders of those who came before us. Since 1963, Collegiate has experienced growth and success due to the generosity of those who shared its vision and provided for its
support. Without these early commitments, our children would
not be experiencing their achievements today. Today’s Wichita Collegiate School families owe a great debt to the sacrifice and generosity of previous Collegiate families and friends.
As we look forward to our 50th Anniversary in the fall of 2013, we will celebrate by preparing Collegiate for the next 50 years. To do so, we need to make important investments in our people, our programs, our facilities, and in our long-term financial stability.
I am grateful for the courage of the founders of Collegiate who desired a better education for their children and for generations of children to come. Randy Storms - Class of ‘74
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Campus Master plan Although we enjoy a beautiful campus, our Strategic Plan and Campus Master Plan envision new and renovated facilities to ensure that Collegiate maintains its educational leadership position in the Wichita area. Rounds fine arts Center As one of the first buildings constructed on our campus in the
1960s, the Rounds Fine Arts Center has served Collegiate well
over the years as a multi-purpose space. Rounds is a high-use
facility that is in desperate need of significant renovation. We
plan to renovate the building’s entire interior, rendering the whole facility more user friendly, acoustically pleasing, and
aesthetically appealing for the hundreds of students and others
who use it every day. We will add needed space and capacity to the small kitchen area to improve our lunch program. While we
have enjoyed enormous benefits from this 45-year-old building, it needs improvement to prepare it for the next generation of students, families, and faculty.
“T here are many faces and names of teachers that I will remember for the rest of my life, because they’ve changed me. They have helped make me the strong leader that I am today because they challenged me to work harder and be a better me.” Bailey Taylor - Class of ‘09
Collegiate is a special place and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to pass along this blessing to my children as they experience Collegiate today. Kevin Reed - Class of ‘77
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Campus Master plan Wellness and Fitness Center The current weight room, crowded into a small space next to the
Multi-Purpose Room on the extreme west side of campus, is highly
congested and inconvenient for use by our Upper School students. Our plan is to add a large, cutting-edge weight/training room to the
Upper School building that can be used by all Collegiate students. The Center will also contain a locker room for our students, as well as one for visiting teams.
Upper school hvac system Keeping the Upper School cool is critical for an effective learning environment. The heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system for the Upper School building is more than 20 years old. This system is not only outdated in technology and energy
efficiency, but currently requires substantial maintenance to remain
operational. Rather than continuing to invest in an obsolete, financially burdensome system that will need to be replaced within the next three years, we plan to replace the entire Upper School
HVAC system with up-to-date equipment that is highly energy efficient, zoned to permit area temperature control, allows easy
conversion from cooling to heating functions, and includes an
effective dehumidifier, which will reduce building-wide dampness and its accompanying discomfort. The current HVAC system does not have any of these features or capabilities.
In todayâ€™s world, more than ever, we are dedicated to improving the quality of our studentsâ€™ physical activity and educating them about the importance of cultivating a personal commitment to health and well-being.
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Campus master plan Stadium Complex Through generous early donations underwriting 90% of the
cost, our project to completely renovate the Spartan stadium
was undertaken in the summer of 2011. We replaced the grass football field with a superior synthetic turf surface. This
all-weather turf will withstand the wear and tear of intense competitive athletic usage and allows all school divisions to
use the field for our daily physical education classes and other special student events. The running track has been replaced with a modern, standard-sized eight-lane surface, which allows Collegiate to host league and regional track meets. The home
grandstands were upgraded and expanded, and new lights and
restrooms were installed. The visitor grandstands, installed
Students donâ€™t just go to collegiate school, they belong to it
more than 20 years ago, were completely replaced and brought up to ADA standards. The total cost of this project includes
a maintenance fund for the future care of the entire facility, including the field. Obtaining the final 10% will allow us to consider this project completed.
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Bunny hill 50 th anniversary endowment Wichita Collegiate School’s commitment to excellence is a hallmark of the school’s legacy and the foundation of its vision for the future. Collegiate’s exceptional faculty – past and present – is the solid base upon which Collegiate’s success has grown, thrived, and excelled. Bunny Hill represents all of the attributes the WCS faculty aspires to emulate, as well as the singular commitment to Collegiate’s
unique way of teaching the whole child. Collegiate’s faculty combines the school’s academic rigor with a joy of learning, by providing exceptional attention to individual student needs, and
by preparing each student to be a contributing world citizen. Bunny Hill symbolizes the bridge between Collegiate’s original faculty, whose vision propelled WCS to greatness, and its current
faculty, who is leading the way to the future. For this reason, the Board of Trustees has designated this effort the Bunny
Hill 50th Anniversary Endowment, to honor both Bunny Hill
and the standard of Collegiate excellence that she embodies. The Bunny Hill 50th Anniversary Endowment will provide
the resources needed for Collegiate’s long-term sustainability. The Endowment’s four primary focus areas of Faculty Excellence, Technological Innovation, Tuition Assistance, and
Opportunities and Sustainability will strengthen the traditions and core values that define the Collegiate experience. A commitment to the Bunny Hill 50th Anniversary Endowment
is an affirmation of belief in the school, its mission, and its place within the larger Wichita community.
We weren’t just encouraged to participate; there was always the expectation that we could succeed at whatever we tried as long as we were willing to put in the time and effort. Clare Vanderpool - Class of ‘83
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Bunny hill 50 th anniversary endowment Faculty excellence is the cornerstone of Collegiate’s success.
Technological innovation embraces ever-changing advancements,
Great teaching requires great teachers. We know that classroom
provides students with a cutting-edge education, positions today’s
experience. Our faculty must first and foremost be committed to our
Collegiate experience. WCS is dedicated to staying abreast
teachers are the most important influence in a student’s educational
school’s mission and the success of every student. In order to have
outstanding educators, WCS needs to be an outstanding employer offering attractive compensation and benefit packages. We need
to provide significant professional development opportunities to
students for tomorrow’s opportunities and enriches the entire
of these ever-evolving, invaluable educational tools so that our students continue to be prepared to successfully meet the challenges they will face after graduation.
enhance a teacher’s personal growth and professional skills. Having
The use and implementation of technology in the classroom
and retain teachers committed to cultivating student curiosity and
methodologies. Our superb curriculum is broadened and
the best, most highly trained faculty ensures WCS’s ability to attract
passion for learning. Ultimately, this critical investment in our
faculty benefits our students. The value of a Collegiate education is dependent on the value we place on our teachers.
continues to alter and improve our teaching and learning enriched by placing powerful technological tools in the hands
of students and teachers. We anticipate ongoing and significant
investments for many years to come in equipment, curriculum, and professional development to provide the tools and training
for our teachers and students in order for them to remain at the forefront of their educational experiences.
The teachers took an interest in me, and I began to gain the confidence necessary to take risks and succeed both academically and in my extracurricular activities. Ashley Smith - Class of ‘88
Wichita Collegiate provided a challenging and advanced science and math education from kindergarten to graduation, which has supported me in my efforts to become an aerospace engineer. Chelsea Katan - Class of ‘08
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Bunny hill 50th anniversary endowment Tuition assistance invests in need-based opportunities for
academically talented students. It honors the Collegiate
tradition of reaching out to the community as a whole, and generates a student population that reflects the broader Wichita community and world.
A vibrant student body furthers Collegiate’s core values and
traditions, and its commitment to educate the whole student. Since its inception, Collegiate has always provided need-based tuition assistance for qualified and deserving students who otherwise could not afford to attend. Over the years, this policy
has created life-changing opportunities for many students. Not only does this benefit the recipients, it benefits the entire
school by adding diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the community, which helps make Collegiate a more rounded
“T HE COLLEGIATE COMMUNITY IS SPECIAL IN A WAY THAT YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE TO UNDERSTAND.”
and better institution.
O ppor t unit y and sustainabilit y resources will allow
Allison Grace - Class of ‘93
Collegiate to embrace future opportunities that further the
school’s mission and dedication to academic excellence, while
ensuring the school’s resiliency during unforeseen challenges. Collegiate must be poised to embrace change and ensure its
long-term sustainability. This goal defined the school in the past and will prepare us for the future.
The Collegiate experience molded me into a woman with confidence, passion, and personal identity. Dawn Yang - Class of ‘88
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Collegiate Master Plan
Comprehensive Project Map The map below shows the projects included in the 50th Anniversary Campaign, as well as our vision for the future of the Collegiate campus.
Modify/expand existing parking
50th anniversary campaign project • Renovated Stadium • Remodeled Rounds Fine Arts Center • Upper School HVAC • Wellness Center Future plans
Reno LS RMS
As you can see below, while Collegiate provides the highest quality education for our students, we are doing so with fewer resources than comparable schools across the country.
wichita collegiate School Wichita, Kansas
Welcome Center Fine Arts Center
casady School Oklahoma city, OKlahoma
Weight RM/ Lockers
Upper School HVAC
kinkaid School Houston, Texas
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The 50th Anniversary Campaign at Wichita Collegiate School