N-H Head Start kids say ‘We love our bus!’

Posted March 13, 2015 at 2:55 pm

The Nodaway-Holt Head Start showed their love for the bus during “Love the Bus Week” February 9 -13. The children held up letters to show their support for the bus driver, Ms. Chris.

    Events for the week of March 16 – 21


    • Horace Mann Parent Teacher Conferences through March 19

    • Jefferson Children’s Lit Festival, Warrensburg, bus leaves 6:30 am

    • Jefferson, Northeast Nodaway FFA Career Development Event at Savannah

    • Jefferson Math Games K-2, 3 pm

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    NEN Science Olympiad team sees success

     On February 14, the Northeast Nodaway Science Olympiad team competed at the Regional Science Olympiad at North Central Missouri Community College in Trenton.

    Each NEN student competed in five events. The team of four students competed in 14 of the 23 events.

    Korey Adwell and Taylor Coffelt finished fifth in astronomy. Brayden Welch placed fourth in bungee drop while Coffelt finished fourth in disease detective. Andrew Freemyer and Welch teamed up to

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    Jefferson participates in Read Across America

    Jefferson C-123 Elementary School participated on March 3 in the annual Read Across America event celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Students had family members or other adults come to either read to or listen to the student reading. Roy and Dottie Brown listened to grandson Brock Wilcox read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

    West Nodaway BOE

    West Nodaway

    The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met on March 4 to hear presentations from three companies that had submitted Requests for Proposals (RFP).

    The RFPs are in conjunction with the April 7 ballot issue that presents voters with a no-tax increase bond issue to improve West Nodaway facilities.

    The presentations were approximately an hour long. The first was MFEC – Malone Finkle Eckhardt & Collins, Inc., consulting

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    Jonathan Rogers wins $1,600 scholarship

    At the State American Legion Oratorical Contest, held at the Capitol Plaza in Jefferson City on February 21, Jonathan Rogers placed third and won a $1,600 college scholarship. Rogers had previously won the high school, county, district and zone contests to advance to the state competition. Rogers gave a 10-minute speech on “The Humble Constitution” and an extemporaneous 3-5 minute speech.

    Coach Trudy Kinman pointed out, “This is a tough contest because students have to memorize and

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    Talent show to benefit South Nodaway stage renovation

     Two Dudes and a Dame will present A Night of Talent on Saturday, March 21 in the South Nodaway gym.

    The talent show begins at 6 pm and will be emceed by Superintendent Johnnie Silkett, High School Principal Ethan Sickels and Elementary Principal Darbi Bauman. The show features 19 acts including Jaiden Flora, Jailee Flora, Brian Flora and Jaci Prettyman, “Country Roads,” Phelps and Kathryn Hawley, “The Way I Am,” Soggy Barnard Boys, “Man of Constant Sorrow;” Quentin Murphy, a guitar solo and Jessica Miller,

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    N-H Head Start learns nursery rhymes

    The Nodaway-Holt Head Start has been learning about nursery rhymes by role playing different ones. They did an art project to go along with “Little Miss Muffet” by making spider webs with string and paint. The children were excited to see what nursery rhyme was next.

    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville R-II school board held an open meeting on February 27 with one item on the agenda. Then the board went into closed session for the topic of personnel.

    In open session, the board voted to change the librarian position to a full-time job. It moved the .4-time activities director to match with the .6 at-risk position.

    After the closed session, Superintendent Larry Linthacum announced the following personnel

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