NN takes on PLC

Posted May 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm

 The North Nodaway Middle and High School has taking a Professional Learning Community (PLC) approach this school year.

A PLC is an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively in recurring cycles of collective inquiry and action research to achieve better results for the students they serve, according to the website allthingsPLC.info. Professional learning communities operate under the assumption that the key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators.

Most importantly, it is ongoing. A continuous, never-ending process of conducting schooling that has a profound impact on the structure and culture of the school and the assumptions and practices of the professionals within it.

“This is our first

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    MHS buckles up for rewards

    Maryville High School students were rewarded for wearing seat belts. Callie Mattson was all buckled up and received a Schlitterbahn Water Park ticket from Officer Josh McMillian on April 26.

    McMillian chose random days to check for seat belts as the students left school. If not wearing a seat belt, the driver was awarded a dum dum sucker. The tickets and suckers were provided by Nodaway Broadcasting. McMillian said that he had given out few suckers as

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway Board of Education met on May 11, in open and two closed sessions, to discuss the following business for the school district:

    The board approved the funeral of Bill Hann as requested by his daughter Beth Walker to be held at the school. The visitation and funeral were held on Saturday, May 14 in the gymnasium. The gym was already set up for the graduation on May 15, so no extra work was

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    North Nodaway utilizes A+ program

     Tutoring at the North Nodaway High School changed for the spring semester.

    During the 20-minute seminar each day, students who needed tutoring were assigned to classrooms which had four core teachers and six A+ tutors. Each student benefitted with one-to-one help during that time, Principal Tim Conn said. “We have seen a significant decrease in the total amount of Ds and Fs from our high school students,” he said.

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    West Nodaway duo wins school science fair

    West Nodaway fifth grade held its science fair April 20 with a variety of projects created. Students Cody Goff and Nathaniel Hurst were the overall winners with their project, “What’s the Hottest Color?” The experiment included covering jars of water with different colors of construction paper and setting them under a heat lamp. The students measured the water temperature after 30 minutes to see which absorbed the most heat.

    Camryn Brady won first place in the chemistry

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    Optimists select poster contest winners

    The Maryville Optimist Club sponsored the annual “Just Say No” Drug-free Poster Contest, with fourth grade students of Maryville R-II School and St. Gregory’s.

    The overall winners were Layne Ziegler and Peyton Zerr and will have their posters entered into the west district poster contest.

    Local winners were front: Noah Madden, Ava Dumke, Ainsley Watkins, Peyton Zerr, Layne Ziegler, Evan Griffith; back: Wiley Conley, Kadie Radloff, Emmy

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

     The West Nodaway Board of Education met in open and two closed sessions on April 13 to handle the following school district business:

    The board reorganized with current board member, Jason Hull, and new member, Amanda Walker, being sworn in. Hull was selected to be the board president. Troy Brady was selected as the vice president. Cheryl Adkins was appointed secretary, while Bev McGinness will be treasurer.

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    St. Gregory students share day with grandparents

    St. Gregory’s students invited grandparents and special friends to share activities on April 8. Besides mass, the group enjoyed a special lunch served in the gym.Carson Stiens, preschooler, leads his grandmother, Beverly Stiens, and grandpa, Don Stiens, through one of the lunch lines. Next is Brooklyn Roderick, third grade, followed by her grandpa, Joe Baumli.

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