MHS speech, debate students achieve success at contests

Posted December 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm

 The Maryville High School Speech and Debate team brought home awards from Missouri Western on November 14-15.

With 22 schools from four states, the team placed third over-all in individual event sweepstakes. Winners included: Kelly Filips, first, poetry; Emily Gascoigne, first, storytelling; Lydia Mitchell, fifth, storytelling; Shyan Dredge, sixth, storytelling; Jonathan Rogers, super session congress, fourth and Makaylah Jones, super session congress.

In novice debate, the team did an impressive job. Winners included: Aleksei Reid and Lukas Erickson, finals in public forum against Park Hill, finished second, with three judges – lost on 2-1 decision; Hannah Townsend and Gascoigne, semi-finals in public forum, finished third; Dylan Saldana and Logan Nelson, quarter-finals in public forum, finished sixth; Filips, semi-finals L/D, finished third; and

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    South Nodaway BOE

    South Nodaway

    The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on November 19 to discuss the following business:

    The board heard an appeal from Logan Stiens, a SN senior, and his father, Scott, to allow Logan to graduate in December. The early graduation is to facilitate Logan’s joining the military and to attend basic training in February.

    Ethan Sickels, high school prinicipal, noted that Logan had completed all requirements for

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    Jefferson BOE


    Jefferson’s school board met on November 20 to discuss the business of the district:

    • Adopted the board member filing dates and the new requirement of taxes paid.

    • Approved new Music insurance coverage to address workers comp and cyber liability coverage.

    • First grade teacher Shelly Deen demonstrated the use of technology, pluckers, in her classroom.

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    Eugene Field first graders taste 4 food groups on buffet

    Finishing up their “My Plate” lesson, Eugene Field first graders had a progressive tasting feast of the basic food groups November 25 as part of their nutrition class.

    “The goal of our feast is to bring a real-life experience to our first graders and allow them to taste different foods,” said Nichole Dew, first grade teacher. “We look forward to doing this every year and the students love it, too. We couldn’t do it without the parents

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    NHS students perform puppet show

    The Jefferson High School National Honor Society presented a puppet show to the elementary students for Red Ribbon Week on November 7. The puppeteers are: Nate Galbraith, Bryce Deen, Jed Galbraith, Emily Mattson, Kelli Schieber, Danae Schieber, Ben Jermain, Makayla Wilmes, Brook Stoll and Jessie Henry.

    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

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

    Senior Sam Frueh was present to seek approval for the senior trip to Branson. Her presentation discussed cost estimates and fundraising. The board accepted the trip as presented.

    Superintendent Jim Simmelink reported to the board that there had been no issues with the district’s 2013-14 state audit. The audit was accepted by the

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    Nodaway-Holt BOE


    The board of education of Nodaway-Holt handled the district’s business on November 19 including:

    Brightergy’s representative, John Sedlock, Liberty, spoke about replacing lights with LED, seeing a savings due to efficiency and the KCP&L 50 percent rebates. The company also offers financing options including a five-year lease option. The district should see $148,000 savings over 10 years. All of their lighting products have at least seven-year warranties or 80,000 hours and they have no ballasts. The board

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met November 18 to address the following:

    In closed session prior to the meeting, Lesley Law was reassigned to district maintenance worker effective December 1 and Sharon McCrary was reassigned to evening custodian at Maryville High School effective December 1, Reba Hageman was hired as ECSE speech implementer at Eugene Field effective November 19, Alexa Anderson was selected as assistant coach for 2014-15 MHS girls basketball and Rory Jackson was

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    Events for the week of December 1 – 7


    • Jefferson, Northeast Nodaway PVC basketball tournament through December 5

    • Jefferson Books and Bears collection ongoing December 1-12.

    • Maryville EFE Spoofhound Time

    • Maryville MMS 8th grade boys basketball at Truman Middle School, 5

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