Schools

Northwest Regents approve RT Wright Farm improvements

The Northwest Missouri State University Regents accepted over $1 million spending of the RT Wright Farm additional projects during the August 30 meeting. The Regents authorized the university to move forward with improvements to the entrance and a road expansion at the farm, not to exceed $1 million, another step in several improvements planned for

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Community turns out for pep rally on square

The Community Pep Rally brought out 11 teams, along with family members and townspeople, August 16 in downtown Maryville. Cheerleaders and their friends hangout around the mats, which were used in the cheer’s performance. They are Cheyenne Downing, Chloe Prather, Alex McMahon, Cheer Manager Madison Merrigan, Molly Meyer, Sabrina Poppa, Emily Randle, Kaitlin Hulette and

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Northwest Regents approve contract with RPDC for 2018-19

Northwest Missouri State University’s Board of Regents renewed the university’s contract with the Northwest Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) during its regular meeting on August 3. Northwest’s RPDC, a fixture at the university since 1995, is contracted through DESE and provides professional development and direct

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Nodaway-Holt Elementary adopts Wonders

A new curriculum will be debuted at Nodaway-Holt Elementary, Maitland, this school year. Principal Shawn Emerson said the school will be shifting from the Treasures reading series to the Wonders reading series. The school has been operating under the Treasures system for roughly the last decade, and Emerson said the switch to Wonders is centered

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South Nodaway Budget Message for 2018-19 School Year

By Superintendent Johnnie Silkett Instruction: ​South Nodaway is fully accredited by the state of Missouri. In the 2016-2017 school year we received 100 percent for MSIP 5. (Figures have not been released for 2017-18.) I also want to say that our results go beyond the scores. Our students are both mentally challenged and nurtured to

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West Nodaway Graduation 2018

May 13 graduation ceremonies across the county bring smiles, tears The West Nodaway graduating seniors stand in front of the school sign for one last class photo before graduation. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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South Nodaway Graduation 2018

May 13 graduation ceremonies across the county bring smiles, tears Savannah Bennett receives her diploma from her mother, Debbie Bennett, South Nodaway Board of Education member. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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Jefferson Graduation 2018

May 13 graduation ceremonies across the county bring smiles, tears Jefferson graduating senior girls Kellie Palmer, Mikayla Mattson, Kayley Lager, Josephine Deen and Stephanie Chor enjoy some camaraderie before the ceremony. For more photos and information, see the printed Nodaway News Leader.

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North Nodaway Graduation 2018

May 13 graduation ceremonies across the county bring smiles, tears NN Class of 2018 Valedictorian Taylor LeAnn Combs talked to her peers about future goals. She spoke of an inspirational softball coach who compared major league baseball player batting averages with how many times they didn’t hit the ball. For more photos and information, see

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Maryville Graduation 2018

May 13 graduation ceremonies across the county bring smiles, tears Reflecting on the speeches they are about to give are MHS seniors Patrick Baker, who spoke on “Today and Tomorrow,” Delanie Vinzant, whose topic was “Letting Go,” Chad Sullivan delved into “Our Destination” and Madison Holtman spoke about “Memories.” For more photos and information, see

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