South Nodaway BOE

Posted July 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

South Nodaway

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on June 18 to discuss the end of the 2013-14 school year and make plans for the 2014-15 school year:

The board participated in a board workshop put on by the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA) before the regular meeting. According to MSBA, the workshop was to emphasize the importance of collaboration between the board and the superintendent to improve student achievement and district performance.

The board then utilized some of this information in a work session after the regular meeting. The work session was to go over the superintendent job description and written expectations. The board looked at superintendent handbooks. Johnnie Silkett, 2014-15 superintendent, also requested that the board

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    After 16 years, Dowis retires from Jefferson superintendent position

     After more than 16 years of service to the Jefferson C-123 School District as superintendent of schools, Robert P. Dowis retired July 1.

    An open house in his honor is planned from 12-3 pm, Sunday, July 13, at the Jefferson C-123 School multipurpose building.

    “It was hard to give the keys back today,” said Dowis on June 30. “I’ve been lucky to be part of a good team. I’m very fortunate and

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    Horace Mann gets a fire safety lesson

    Phil Rickabaugh, Maryville Fire Department, talks about fire safety with Horace Mann preschool students on June 13. The preschoolers also got to meet the Maryville Fire Department’s mascot, Hinkley the Dalmation, and fireman Shaun Wiederholt put on a fireman’s uniform as well as his mask and oxygen tank.

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    Nodaway-Holt

    The Nodaway-Holt School Board of Education met June 18 to address the following:

    After approving the agenda, the board accepted the minutes from the open and closed meetings from May 21.

    After reviewing the financial statement, the board authorized the zeroing out of the student activities account. The board also approved the bills for the month of June.

    Librarian Carla Taylor

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    Emma Webb Kirkpatrick puts face to juvenile arthritis

    It all began two years ago, with what family members thought were growing pains, but was actually the onset of juvenile arthritis.

    Emma Webb Kirkpatrick, daughter of Dina and Danton Green, Maryville, and Steven Webb, Moore, OK, was an active 11 year old, who didn’t say anything about her knees hurting for a week.

    When Emma finally said something, her knees were swollen and warm to the touch. The family tried

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    Jonagan steps down from Maryville City Council

     Maryville Mayor Renee Reidel read aloud a resignation letter from Council member Glenn Jonagan during the June 23 Maryville City Council meeting.

    Effective immediately, Jonagan’s resignation comes during his second term, a term his letter said he never intended to finish. The council approved the resignation and will look for an individual to finish up the term prior to the 2014-15 budget process.

    Also accepted at the council meeting were liquor licenses for the following businesses: A&G

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    Second Maryville concert goes inside

    Due to threatening storms, the Maryville Chamber’s Downtown Sounds Summer Concert featuring Maccoux & the Crew was moved to the Maryville Middle School commons on June 19. The event included swing dance lessons with music from the 50s and 60s. Earlier that day, the new art sculptures were installed in Maryville’s downtown.


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