Pitts recognized by school after being named NWMO Distinguished Principal of the Year

Posted February 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Each month students at Maryville Middle School present a community member, company or organization with the Golden Milkbone Award for service.

This month was a little different, but all the more special as the students were able to recognize their own principal, Kevin Pitts. The Milkbone Award comes after Pitts found out he was being honored as the NW Missouri Association of Elementary Principals (MAESP) Distinguished Principal of the Year.

His passion for the job and the students is evident every day, yet Pitts has a hard time taking such a recognition seriously. Especially since it’s all about him, when he feels it should be different.

“To be recognized by others who do

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    Bearcat football players serve lunches at Maryville

    Players from the 2015 National Championship Northwest Bearcat team take time January 28 to serve lunch to students at Eugene Field Elementary and Maryville Middle School. The players also interacted with the students while they ate.

    Defensive end Marcus Stewart Jr. and linebacker Ben Althoff help the kids with ketchup.

    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed session on January 20 to take care of the following school district business:

    Emily Frueh gave a curriculum report on Google® apps in the business classes.

    Tim Conn, principal, reported that the junior high and high school is building professional learning community team, by starting a book study. The book is “Whatever It Takes, How Professional

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    Maryville R-II projects on completion target

    Project Manager Aaron Harte of Incite Design Studio, Kansas City, shows Maryville Assistant Superintendent Steve Klotz the progress being made on the new cafeteria and kitchen at Eugene Field Elementary. The addition is now enclosed with a completion date of early March for the installation of equipment and seating. The high school auditorium is also on schedule for completion in July with a new FEMA safe room/auxiliary gymnasium to be constructed to the south of it.

    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson School Board of Education met January 21 to address the following:

    Prior to the meeting was the school calendar hearing for the 2016-17 school year. Superintendent Tim Jermain presented three possible choices for calenders. Draft C of the 2016-17 school calendar, which was recommended by faculty and administration, was approved, adding February 17 as a professional development/possible make-up day.

    The principals reports included a number of upcoming

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