Accepting Applications (Again)!

The Hallsville Public School Foundation is excited to announce that we will award ANOTHER $250 grant to be used for projects during the 2019-2020 school year! After successfully surprising our first recipient, Mrs. Chelsea Otten, we want to make one more award before the end of the year.  Any certified staff within the Hallsville School District may apply, either as an individual or as part of a collaborative team. The goal of these grants is to provide additional resources that are not currently available through regular budgetary funding through the district and support the district’s vision of “Improving lives through learning.”

Applications are due by 3:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 to Central Office, Attn: Hallsville Public School Foundation. Each grant application must not exceed a total project goal of $250. Applications, instructions and FAQ can be found using the “Apply for Funds” link above. The Hallsville Public School Foundation Board of Directors will determine which grant will be funded using a scoring system. If you still have questions after reviewing the application and FAQ document attached, please email  

We look forward to awarding another teacher grant soon! Good luck, and thank you for all you do for our students!

Otten Receives First Ever HPSF Grant

Music Teacher Chelsea Otten is the first recipient of HPSF Funding for her project Parachutes, Ribbons and Scarves, Oh My! She applied for the funds earlier in April and her proposal was reviewed and fully funded by HPSF.

Mrs. Otten is the Music Educator for Hallsville’s Primary and Intermediate Schools. The new curriculum helps students engage with classical music through movement and the use of props. She will use the new program with students in the Primary School, currently K-1, but soon to include 2nd grade as well.

In her proposal, Mrs. Otten said “all children engage in learning at a higher level through movement and group play. My goal with this grant is to introduce some new resources and activities to the Primary music room to further engage and motivate our youngest Hallsville Indians in music class.”

Congratulations, Mrs. Otten, and thank you for all you do for our kids and our schools. We appreciate you!