West Nodaway BOE

Posted June 18, 2015 at 8:38 pm

West Nodaway

 The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on May 27 and June 10 to take care of the following school district business:

The board interviewed four candidates for the position of pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade principal in closed session on May 27. The board conferred with the teacher and staff committee consisting of Lori Snead, Tayne Fast, Julie Acklin, Linda Babcock, Marsha Price, Nicki Honan and Kyle Wallinga about their selection for principal.

The board went into open session where the board approved a 10-month contract for Holly Brady as 2015-16 principal with a 4-1-2 vote.


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    NW Medical Center, area schools wrap up TriLEARNathon program

     Northwest Medical Center (NMC) has a proud history of supporting its hometown schools through services and sponsorships and has just completed the 2014-2015 season of its TriLEARNathon program.

    For the past five years, Northwest Medical Center has collaborated with the Albany R-III School district to promote wellness to individuals of all ages in the community through the TriLEARNathon. The TriLEARNathon encourages students to read 26 books, run 26 miles and perform 26 good deeds throughout the school year.

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    NCARSE hear from FCA

    Guest speakers at the June breakfast of Nodaway County Association of Retired School Employees (NCARSE) were Trey Oglesby and Elijah Green, student members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Coach Matt Webb, center. They told about the FCA organization at Maryville High School. Although they focused on the football portion, Webb emphasized FCA is a student-driven program for athletes of all sports. NCARSE is affiliated with the state MRTA organization and is open to all retired school employees. The next meeting will be at 9 am, Thursday,

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    Jefferson fourth grader wins poster contest

    Jefferson fourth grader Trevor Weir won the Nodaway County Soil and Water Poster Contest this year which was themed “Local Heroes, Your Hard Working Pollinators.” Weir won $50 from the Nodaway County Soil and Water District. First place in the Jefferson fourth grade classroom was Andrea Riley, second place was Aubrey Mattson and third place was Memphis Bliley.

    Nodaway County Soil and Water representatives Charolette Dunn and Randy Buck presented the winning posters to the students.

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    Horace Mann students perform concert

    Horace Mann Laboratory School students performed “The Magic Jukebox” May 14 to a crowd in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts at Northwest Missouri State University. The performance featured the school’s fifth and sixth graders and its Bearcat Choir. Horace Mann music instructor Catherine McAdams directed the show with assistance from Dave Weichinger, fifth/sixth grade instructor, Cathi Schwienebart, fifth/sixth assistant, LeDonna McIntosh, art instructor, and Jenna Tyler, a freshman music education major at Northwest. The fifth and sixth grade band,

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    Maryville Optimists name Just Say No drug-free poster contest winners

     The Maryville Optimist Club sponsored its annual Just Say No Drug-free Poster Contest, with fourth grade students of Maryville R-II School, St. Gregory’s School and Horace Mann School. Each student was given poster paper measuring 11 x 14 inches, to express their views on the Just Say No theme from any part of the Just Say No pledge. Students were asked to not show or represent any existing commercial idea, but to design a message to others about the importance of

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    Mime spends day at West Nodaway

    JJ Jones, mime, gets the audience involved in the act, at his West Nodaway evening performance this spring. His appearance included visits to each elementary classroom where he talked to the students about being born deaf, learning to sign and read lips, having hearing aides and a cochlear implant. Jones also addressed the high school drama club. His visit was paid by the 21st Century Grant.

    Pickering council hears results of survey

     At the Pickering City Council meeting on June 1, Alderman Carla Vore told the results of her informal town survey.

    Vore had personally gone door-to-door to approximately 25 Pickering residents asking about issues and complaints which should be brought up to the city council.

    Items included were speeding, chickens, working hydrants, priority of road repairs, ditch problems, city clean-up days, dog licenses and fundraisers.

    The council requested that Vore

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    Bob Davis
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    Bob Davis

    Robert “Bob” E. Davis, 70, Hopkins, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his home in Hopkins.

    Graveside services were Thursday, June 4, at Hopkins Cemetery, Hopkins.

    Memorials are suggested to the family to help with final expenses.

    Online condolences may be left at bramfuneralhome.com.

    Arrangements were under the direction of Bram-Danfelt Funeral

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    School’s in for summer

    Four Nodaway County schools have added a summer school session to their curriculum.

    West Nodaway Elementary took off with Rocket Jungle Adventures for students in pre-K through fifth grade. The session went from May 21 to 28 and concluded with a field trip to Arbor Day Farms, Nebraska City, NE.

    The WN Summer Library hours will be 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting June 2. The library is open to

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