Speech and debate students at Maryville High School competed in their first tournament on October 10-11 in Blue Springs.

Posted October 17, 2014 at 7:18 pm

 Speech and debate students at Maryville High School competed in their first tournament on October 10-11 in Blue Springs.

Blue Springs South High School hosted the novice division for first-year competitors, while Blue Springs High School hosted the varsity division.

At the novice division, Hannah Townsend took top honors and placed first overall in prose interpretation, while Maria Espey took the third-place trophy in prose.  In storytelling competition, Emily Gascoigne placed seventh and Shyan Dredge earned eighth.  In the debate division, Gascoigne went three wins – one loss and finished 11th overall out of 84 entries in Lincoln Douglas Debate.

  At the Blue Springs Varsity Tournament, with 31 schools and over 50 entries, Kelly

Read Full Story…

    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in regular and closed sessions on October 8 to attend to the following:

    Deon Hockensmith and Steve Holmes of Charles D. Jones Company, Kansas City, presented information to the board on a heating and cooling system for the elementary building.

    In Athletic Director Roger Johnson’s report to the board, he discussed the development of a rotation schedule for uniform purchases.

    Read Full Story…


    NEN Foundation awards teachers grants

    Three Northeast Nodaway teachers were recently awarded classroom grants from the NEN Partners in Education Foundation. English teacher Seth Jenkins received an award to provide food activities in his humanities class. Sixth grade teacher Barb Bredlow plans to buy science equipment with her grant. Fourth grade teacher Denise Henggeler received a grant to purchase materials to build rockets. The teachers are shown receiving their awards from Foundation Board Member Christy Scadden.

    Events for the week of October 13 – 19


    • Jefferson dual credit chemistry lab visit to Missouri Western

    • Jefferson EC meeting, 5:30 pm

    • Jefferson Math Game Night K-2

    • Maryville EFE/MMS/HS/NTS, West Nodaway, North Nodaway No School, Staff Development

    • Maryville MMS 8th volleyball against Savannah, 5 pm

    • Maryville HS V golf at State through

    Read Full Story…


    St. Gregory’s, Maryville Pride Lions team up for Stocktoberfest

     St. Gregory’s School and the Maryville Pride Lions Club are teaming up to host the annual Stocktoberest food drive for The Ministry Center in Maryville.

    “This is an important time of the year for The Ministry Center because organizers want to ensure the pantry shelves are stocked when families in need begin to prepare for the holidays and winter months,” said sixth-grade teacher Betsy Nielson who is mentoring the eighth-grade students leading the

    Read Full Story…


    Docudrama promotes safe driving to sophomores

    Ten area high schools sent sophomores to the annual Northwest Missouri Docudrama October 7. Attending were over 290 students from Jefferson, Maryville, North Andrew, North Nodaway, Northeast Nodaway, South Nodaway, Stanberry, West Nodaway, Worth County and Bedford, IA.

    The 2014 scenario involves a drunk driver, a distracted/texting driver, passengers not wearing seat belts, two DOAs and possible possession of an illegal substance. The docudrama addressed the hazards of farm equipment on the road and scooter safety. Along

    Read Full Story…


    St. Gregory students host baby shower for teacher

    At a school where students and teachers treat each other as family, it’s no surprise that every great event is worth celebrating. On September 24, fourth graders at St. Gregory’s School hosted a surprise baby shower for expecting teacher Marcy Sobotka.

    Students presented a tableful of gifts to St. Gregory’s School’s Marcy Sobotka during a surprise baby shower hosted by her fourth-grade class on Wednesday.


    Trudy Kinman receives Outstanding Teacher Award

     Trudy Kinman, Maryville High School English instructor, received the Wayne Brown Award for Outstanding Teacher at the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri annual conference at Lake of the Ozarks on September 26. The award recognizes a high school or university instructor who has excelled in the area of teaching and has made a significant contribution to the training of speech and theater students.

    Kinman was nominated by Jeri Connors-Willard, Speech & Debate

    Read Full Story…

  • Clear Skies
  • Maryville, MO
  • Temperature: 63°F
  • Wind: E at 6 mph
  • Sunrise: 7:41 am GMT-5
  • Sunset: 6:26 pm GMT-5