SN rewards reading with Duct Tape Challenge

Posted March 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm

South Nodaway Principal Darbi Bauman challenged her elementary students during February with the Duct Tape Reading Challenge. Each book read brought the students closer to gaining the privilege of duct taping Bauman, Superintendent Johnnie Silkett and a third teacher to the gymnasium wall. The students voted and PE Teacher Aaron Murphy won the honor by one vote.

    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson school board met March 17 to handle the following business items:

    • Accepted the consent agenda including personnel recommendations and substitute teachers list.

    • Approved the make-up day of February 13.

    • Employee compensation for 2015-16 was discussed but no action was taken.

    • After a closed session for the topic of administrators’ contracts and

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met March 17 to address the following:

    Resignations approved were: Mary Jo Barmann, middle school nurse; Kenneth Hamilton, third grade teacher; Megan Thacker, NTS ag teacher; Andy Walter, fifth grade teacher; Robert Welch, EFE evening custodian; April Lawyer, MHS cheer/dance coach; and Lesley Schulte, softball coach.

    Re-assignments approved for the 2015-16 school year were: Brian Lynn from assistant elementary principal to elementary principal

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    South Nodaway BOE

    South Nodaway

    The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on March 18 to handle the following school district business:

    Darbi Bauman, elementary principal, was reassigned to K-­12 principal with a $73,500 salary for the 2015-16 school year. This followed the resignation of Ethan Sickels, high school principal, as he has accepted the Nodaway-Holt High School principal position.

    Aaron Murphy, PE instructor, was awarded tenure. The board also reassigned Aaron

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    MHS Spectrum completes Maryville Tour

    The Maryville High School Spectrum Show Choir toured Maryville with their production of “Boy Meets Girl” on February 27. Their stops included Eugene Field Elementary, Maryville Middle School, St. Gregory’s, Parkdale Nursing Home and concluded at Horace Mann Laboratory School on the Northwest Missouri State University campus. Spectrum performs at the schools annually so the younger students can anticipate their own high school musical experience.

    After the performance at Horace Mann, Spectrum Director Vanessa Parsons answered questions

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    Area 8th graders experience County Government Day

    Eighth graders from Maryville Middle School and St. Gregory’s listen as Nodaway County Prosecutor Robert Rice takes them through scenarios involving the court system in Nodaway County. The annual County Government Day is sponsored by the American Legion and Auxiliaries.

    According to Catherine Auffert, co-chairperson along with Arlene Masters, eighth graders from South Nodaway, Jefferson, North Nodaway and West Nodaway were divided into groups to visit the other county offices.

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