Galena putting heart rate monitors to work in and out of classroom

When Galena School Nurse Julie Hagler requested a $4,000 Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant to purchase heart rate monitors in February 2020, she wanted to give students a tool to help self-regulate behavior. Hagler was awarded the grant but the COVID-19 pandemic had already hit, causing teachers across the nation to take on double duty. “Teachers […]

‘It’s been a game changer’

Branson takes proactive approach in student mental health School districts are doing more for students and families these days than ever and Branson is no exception. In 2018, Branson School District received a two-year, $86,000 grant to expand mental health services for students. The Skaggs Legacy Endowment grant allowed the district to add a part-time […]

Hollister getting clear, quick picture of student vision issues

In the past, mandated vision screenings forced Hollister students to miss valuable classroom time and kept school nurses very busy at the beginning of each school year. Now, thanks to a grant from Skaggs Foundation, Hollister school nurse Mary Blackwood will be able to screen hundreds of students in a fraction of the time and […]

Community organizations ensuring cancer patients access care.

CoxHealth Cancer Center Branson Patient Navigator Angelia Huels, left, hands Wilburn Clark and his wife Sonja a card to help with fuel costs of accessing cancer care, while Patient Navigator Marcy Keltner, right, watches.  Sonja and Wilburn Clark are quick to share how blessed they are despite both getting cancer diagnoses within one month of […]