St. Gregory’s student takes first with essay

Posted April 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Ethan Elston, a seventh-grade student at St. Gregory’s School, has been awarded first place at the district level for the MSHSAA’s Junior High Sportsmanship Essay Contest. Ethan also advanced to the state competition, where he placed third. Ethan is the son of Brian and Liz Elston.


    NH shares Lit Night with reading dog

    Nodaway-Holt kindergarten through third grade students enjoyed reading to a special visitor during the Literacy Night. Sam, the reading dog, is a Black Russian Terrier. Sherry Springer, Sam’s owner, explained to parents and students how Sam is trained to listen to kids read. Hanging out in the elementary library with Sam are Ayden Gilfillan, Tayan Booher, Talyah Booher, Jarrett Holmes, Dalton Maupin, Courtney Woods and Lincoln Nielson.

    Dr. Suess’ birthday was celebrated by reading “Bartholomew and the

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    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met April 8 to take care of the following business:

    The board voted to postpone the swearing in of new board members and the election of board officers until 6 pm, April 15. The decision was made because election results were not official until April 10.

    Superintendent Nancy Greeley was hopeful that contracts for the renovations at the school would be

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    NEN recognizes students for MAP scores

    Students at Northeast Nodaway were recently recognized by the school board for their performance on the MAP and EOC tests. The annual event honors students for having advanced, improved or proficient scores. Students received certificates from Superintendent Jeff Mehlenbacher and Board President Kenny Runde. They also received congratulations from all board members and administration and will get to eat at Applebee’s for their efforts.

    Students being honored were front: Anne Schieber, Zachary Pride, Ben Boswell, Colton Swalley,

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    Rotary honors MHS seniors

    Rotarian Mark Kempf congratulated Megan Ebrecht and Jonathan Rogers as outstanding Maryville High School students. Ebrecht, senior daughter of Annetta and Virgil Ebrecht, has been active in FFA, National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, Upward Bound and on the soccer team. Rogers, senior son of Jean Memken and Michael Rogers, has served as drum major of the band, chair of the debate section of the speech and debate squad, a Boys State delegate and member of the jazz band.

    Events for the week of April 13 – 19


    • Jefferson 5th, 8th ELA Classroom activity

    • Maryville EFE Kindergarten registration, 8 am – 3 pm, through April 16

    • Maryville MMS Midterm, Read Day

    • Maryville MMS Student Council sign-ups in office through April

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met April 2 for a special board meeting to take action on the following staffing recommendations:

    • Eliminate a kindergarten position and add a first grade position for the 2015-16 year because of enrollment.

    • Eliminate both the special education director position and school psychologist position for the 2015-16 school year and instead have director of student services and assistant director of student services positions.

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    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway School Board of Education met March 19 to address the following:

    After approval of the meeting’s agenda, the board accepted the minutes from the February meeting along with the bills for the month of March.

    An audit bid from Arthur White & Associates, Tarkio, was approved in the amount of $13,500 for a three-year contract.


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    Northeast Nodaway BOE

    Northeast Nodaway

    The Northeast Nodaway R-V Board of Education met on March 19 to discuss the school district’s business:

    The board hired Bill Burns for a part-time custodial position with a 6-0-1 vote. Travis Burns abstained.

    The resignations of Emily Barnes, special education; Chaim Jenkins, middle school science; and Seth Jenkins, high school English, were accepted.

    The board unanimously approved to offer

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