21st Century Grant benefits WN

Posted June 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

 As West Nodaway R-I School District prepares to enter the 2016-17 school year, preparations are underway to reapply for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant which has broadened the educational offerings available to the elementary students.

The next school year, 2016-17, marks the last year of the current five-year 21st CCLC grant. WN is preparing to apply for another five year grant to continue the programs for students.

WN utilizes the grant to provide the daily before-and-after-school program TEAM, that is Together Everyone Achieves More. This program provides students not only with the opportunity to do homework, but also provides field trips, clubs such as gardening, science, readers theater, foreign language and the monthly lit night. There is no charge

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    Farmers Mutual of Nodaway County: 125 years of neighbor helping neighbor

    It’s not every day that a business lasts long enough to celebrate 125 years.

    Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nodaway County has now achieved that exceptional designation.

    Current agent and board member, Steve Miller, calls it humbling.

    “Many men and women have served over the 125 years of Farmers Mutual, each doing their part to be sure that the proper service was provided

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    WN art students recognized by MDC

    Five West Nodaway art students’ work was acknowledged in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Department. The students are: front Trace Coate, fifth grade, Madalyn Stuart, second grade; back: Korbin Koch and Taylor Saltzman, high school. Not pictured is Chloe Schimming.

    Coate, Stuart, Koch and Schimming received honorable mentions, while Saltzman’s drawing of a trumpeter swan received second place.

    The artwork will travel

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    Nodaway-Holt BOE


    The Nodaway-Holt school board met May 24.

    Superintendent Karma Coleman shared the $80,000 loss in revenue compared to last year is due to the storm damage monies. She also noted two accolades were received at the year’s end, the National Missouri Guard will be supplying all 16 schools banners to the newly formed 275 Conference schools and the career ladder saw over 220 hours of tutoring. Plus, she provided a brief budget review.

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    Pen pals meet at Beal Park

    The first grade classes of Karen Ellis and Julie Acklin, West Nodaway, and Ashley Proffitt, North Nodaway, met for a day of fun and play at Beal Park, Maryville, on May 3. The 27 WN students had been writing to the 15 NN students since January.

    This has been a project of Ellis’ nearly 20 years. Her classes have been corresponding with NN for the past four to five years. The students learn the parts of a

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    Northeast Nodaway BOE

    Northeast Nodaway

    The Northeast Nodaway School Board of Education met May 19 to address the following:

    After the acceptance of the April meeting minutes, the board approved the bills for May.

    The board put the parking lot improvement project on hold. They did authorize the staff to seek bids for the construction of the ag building enclosure.

    The staff preschool per child

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met May 18.

    Jason McDowell was recognized for 12 years of service to the district.

    The consent agenda was approved, including the following: minutes from the April meeting, district funds balance of $15,896,764.34, budget amendments as presented, list of accounts payable, food service report, list of district surplus property.

    Bid for non-exclusive purchase of office

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    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson School Board of Education met May 19 to conduct this business:

    Susan Swinford was present to reflect with the board about her years at Jefferson. Jackie Carlson reviewed past year FFA events along with activities happening in the classroom.

    Superintendent Tim Jermain gave reports on both elementary and high school, which included that attendance was 98.12 for April and 94.79 percent for May in the high school

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    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway School Board met May 18 to approve new board policies and accept a grant.

    Superintendent James Simmelink announced that the school applied and received a Rickard Trust grant for $21,995. The money will go to purchase a new dishwasher and two convection ovens for the kitchen.

    Under new business, Simmelink gave the board a preliminary budget, which included the purchase of a new school

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    Senior art iwas displayed at Jefferson

    Freshmen through junior art students created works of art for teacher Carla Peery’s art room ceiling. Showing their art are front: Amber White, Stephanie Chor, Josie Deen, James Teague, Cameron Watson, Bryson Roush: middle: Levi Copeland, Kiersten McCrary, Kayley Lager, Michael Burch, Trinity Gross; back: Clayton Wilmes, Dakota Bliley, Dakota Cain and Brady McCrary. Not pictured is Dakota Coffman.

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