MMS becomes a Leader In Me school

Posted July 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

For the staff and administration at Maryville Middle School, it’s not enough to better their academic performance, which is why over the past few years the entire building has been studying and investing their efforts toward becoming a Leader In Me school through a partnership with Franklin Covey,

Lance Wheeler, a Franklin Covey summer consultant, walks MMS staff through a book titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” The program came to the school through Leader In Me.


    Retirement reception held for Dowis

    A reception was held July 12 for retired Jefferson Superintendent Rob Dowis, where friends and family gathered to congratulate him on his years of service to education and Jefferson C-123. Surrounded by family, Dowis also had a number of photographs from over the years at Jefferson, along with the trophies and awards won as softball coach and superintendent. Dowis is retiring after 16 years at Jefferson. The Dowis family is front: Sileen Dowis, Karen Dowis, Eli Dowis, Amy Dowis; back: Andrew Dowis, Ryan Dowis, Jeremy Hegle and

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education meet on July 9 to take care of the following district business:

    Nancy Greeley, superintendent, gave her report to the board. In it she noted that the district could receive $104,000 less than projected from the state for the 2014-15 school year. She stated that on June 24, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that he had vetoed or frozen more than $1.1 billion in spending appropriations that had been approved

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    St. Gregory’s students learn civics during summer camp

    After taking a tour of The Ministry Center, fifth and sixth graders of the St. Gregory’s Kidz Summer Camp helped out at the food pantry. Duties included gathering items for care packages, sorting materials and restocking shelves. Right: The Ministry Center volunteer, Michelle Moon, helps the students stock the shelves.

    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson School Board of Education met June 26 to address the following:

    After approving the agenda for the night’s meeting, the minutes from the May meeting were approved as presented along with the bills for the month.

    Principal Tim Jermain reported upcoming school year matters including handbook changes and the impact testing that will be used if athletes ever receive a concussion. The impact test will be used

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met June 17 and June 25 to address the following:

    After approval of the meeting’s agenda, the minutes from the May 20 meeting was accepted. Also approved were the 2013-14 budget amendments to zero out the year.

    The food service report for May 2014 was accepted along with program evaluations for character education, communications and safety and security.

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    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway School Board met June 18:

    The board revisited a board policy review which was not approved during the May meeting. Jim Simmelink, superintendent, informed the board he had received an email saying the school would not be in compliance with the state if they do not pass Policy ADF-District Wellness Program. The board passed Policy ADF 5-1 with yes votes from Jennifer Torres, Melody Bix, Tony O’Riley, Kane Oberhauser and Jerime Bix and

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