Schools

Siblings smile on first day of school

Going to school at St. Gregory’s is a family affair. These kindergartners face the first day of school with back-up from their older siblings on August 16. They are, front: Chloe Casteel, Dominic Badami, Ryver Stiens, all kindergarten; middle: Cole Casteel, second grade; Vincent Badami, second grade; Bernadette Badami, third grade; Ryesen Stiens, fifth grade;

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Area schools need bus drivers desperately

With the first day of school looming, several schools still need bus drivers for that all important job of getting students to and from school. Maryville and South Nodaway school districts are contracted with Jarnik Bus Services. At Maryville, at least five full-time drivers are needed. For those interested in a position, the person to

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Area youth march their way through camp

Members of the Maryville High School and the South Nodaway High School marching bands practice their choreography and musical numbers recently during band camp. Maryville quad players, Mitchell Meyers and Caleb Yarnell, along with the rest of the drumline, set the pace for the band as they practiced marching in time. South Nodaway students, Elizabeth

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Maryville installs surveillance cameras on school buses

Maryville R-II School District administration negotiated the installation of surveillance cameras on the district’s school buses. Jarnik Buses Inc. Transportation Director Martin Farnan stated the cameras will help his drivers with student management on the buses, allowing drivers to see what is happening on the bus while they are paying attention to the roadways. He

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open sessions on June 29 and July 19 and closed session on July 19 to discuss and handle the following school district business: At the June 29 meeting, $196,209.92 was moved from fund one to fund two in order to zero out the teachers fund for

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The Northeast Nodaway R-V Board of Education held its regular meeting on July 20 to set the tax rate hearing and discuss the following items: The tax rate hearing date was set for 6:45 pm, Thursday, August 17. The school board filled out a questionnaire provided by the track and ball field architects listing the

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson C-123 Board of Education met on July 19 to raise adult lunch prices and conduct the following business: The Jefferson school board raised the price of adult breakfast to $1.55 and adult lunch to $2.75. Student prices will remain the same. The district received a vocational enhancement grant. It was approved for $37,850

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Maryville school district presents bus routes

School bus routes for all eligible student riders attending the Maryville R-II School District, Horace Mann Learning Center and St. Gregory’s School have been tentatively scheduled for the 2017-18 school year. A list of bus rules and regulations are posted on the parent portal in the online registration packet. By completing this form as a

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII Board of Education held a regular meeting July 20 to set the tuition rate and conduct the following business: Superintendent Jeff Blackford informed board members that it cost the district $11,621 to provide an education for one child for the entire school year. The local tax effort per student is $6,535. The

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Maryville BOE

The Maryville R-II Board of Education met for its regular meeting July 19 to set the tax levy hearing and address the following items: The tax levy hearing will be at 6 pm, Wednesday, August 16. Resignations were accepted from Ed Defenbaugh, AEL substitute teacher; Ryan Lessman, high school assistant track coach; and Darbi Furhman,

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