How we got started
We incorporated as a nonprofit and worked for nearly three years to engage the community, rally support for reopening Hale Cook and worked with KCPS to make our vision a reality. In Fall 2013, Hale Cook at Hartman Elementary opened serving one kindergarten class and several first graders. In Fall 2014, Hale Cook students students moved into the newly renovated school building. For the 2014-2015 school year Hale Cook serves pre-k through 2nd grade students and will add 3rd grade students for the 2015-2016 school year. The school will continue to grow with the addition of classes over the coming years and Friends of Hale Cook is dedicated to supporting the students, family and neighbors of Hale Cook Elementary School for academic success and a stronger public school system.
Our Board of Directors