Schools

Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson C-123 School Board conducted the following business at its regular meeting on December 20: Teacher Tyler Pedersen updated the school board on how he conducts his physical education classes. Currently, he is doing advanced fit workouts with some resistance training and the students are working on agility. Pedersen explained that the Missouri State

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on December 20 to handle the following school district business: In open session, a motion was made to approve the agenda, the consent agenda and the 2016-17 school audit. In closed session, the board approved the minutes from the last closed session.

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and two closed sessions on December 13 to handle the following school district business: The cooperative sports committee, made up of three board members each from WN and North Nodaway, plus the school superintendents, has agreed to combine booster club activities into a North-West Nodaway

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School events for the week of January 2 to 6

Tuesday • Jefferson JV/V BB at South Holt, 5 pm • MHS F/JV/V boys BB vs Lafayette, 5 pm • South Nodaway JV/V BB at Mound City, 5 pm • MHS V wrestling at Plattsburg, 5:30 pm • North Nodaway JV/V BB vs Rock Port, 6 pm Wednesday • Nodaway-Holt school resumes • MHS JV/V

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Nodaway-Holt

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII School Board discussed remodeling the 1938 structure or building a new wing onto the school during its regular meeting on December 18. Members of the facility planning team were in attendance. The team has compiled a list of items that are a priority to fix including either a boiler repair or a

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Horace Mann collects pajamas

Horace Mann Laboratory School students took part in the Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive which ended December 7. Participating first and second grade students included Reagynn Hill, Will Michaelsen, Katelyn Parman, Breanna Parman, Chloe Blackford, Garrett Byers and Glennah Christian. The students collected 36 pairs of pajamas to be paired with a Scholastic book donation

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Animal shelter benefits from NN fifth graders

The North Nodaway fifth grade class incorporated reading with giving to the New Nodaway Humane Society. Students read about challenges people face, what makes people do the right thing, charity and kindness. In conjunction with their reading, students organized a month-long collection of needed items for the animal shelter. NN fifth graders are Kody Bird,

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School events for the week of December 17 to 22

Sunday • South Nodaway FFA Skating and Christmas party, 1 pm Monday • Nodaway-Holt Elementary Movie Day • West Nodaway Elementary Formal Christmas Dinner • Jefferson Doughnuts with Dad, 7:45 am • St. Gregory’s FFF meeting, 7:50 am • Jefferson FFA Blood Drive, 1 pm • West Nodaway NW play, 2 pm • St. Gregory’s

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School events for the week of December 10 to 16

Sunday • Jefferson FFA Chiefs game Monday • Maryville No School • West Nodaway NHS Pizza Ranch fundraiser • St. Gregory’s FFF Advent meeting, 7:50 am • West Nodaway Elementary Skating Trip, 10 am • MMS BB at Cameron, 4:30 pm • MHS F/JV/V boys BB vs East Buchanan, 5 pm • MHS JV/V girls

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West Nodaway superintendent addresses low APR scores

By Shannon Nolte, West Nodaway superintendent Let me begin by stating that our main priority and focus at West Nodaway is to improve student achievement while preparing our students to become lifelong leaders in their post-secondary education and careers. The results of the most recent Annual Performance Report (APR) is in no way an acceptable

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