St. Gregory’s, Maryville Pride Lions team up for Stocktoberfest

Posted October 10, 2014 at 2:15 pm

 St. Gregory’s School and the Maryville Pride Lions Club are teaming up to host the annual Stocktoberest food drive for The Ministry Center in Maryville.

“This is an important time of the year for The Ministry Center because organizers want to ensure the pantry shelves are stocked when families in need begin to prepare for the holidays and winter months,” said sixth-grade teacher Betsy Nielson who is mentoring the eighth-grade students leading the charge at St. Gregory’s.

To ensure a variety of food is collected, each class has been assigned a food color. For example, first- and second-grade classes are collecting red or pink foods such as tomatoes, fruit filling and spaghetti sauce while kindergartens

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    Docudrama promotes safe driving to sophomores

    Ten area high schools sent sophomores to the annual Northwest Missouri Docudrama October 7. Attending were over 290 students from Jefferson, Maryville, North Andrew, North Nodaway, Northeast Nodaway, South Nodaway, Stanberry, West Nodaway, Worth County and Bedford, IA.

    The 2014 scenario involves a drunk driver, a distracted/texting driver, passengers not wearing seat belts, two DOAs and possible possession of an illegal substance. The docudrama addressed the hazards of farm equipment on the road and scooter safety. Along

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    St. Gregory students host baby shower for teacher

    At a school where students and teachers treat each other as family, it’s no surprise that every great event is worth celebrating. On September 24, fourth graders at St. Gregory’s School hosted a surprise baby shower for expecting teacher Marcy Sobotka.

    Students presented a tableful of gifts to St. Gregory’s School’s Marcy Sobotka during a surprise baby shower hosted by her fourth-grade class on Wednesday.


    Trudy Kinman receives Outstanding Teacher Award

     Trudy Kinman, Maryville High School English instructor, received the Wayne Brown Award for Outstanding Teacher at the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri annual conference at Lake of the Ozarks on September 26. The award recognizes a high school or university instructor who has excelled in the area of teaching and has made a significant contribution to the training of speech and theater students.

    Kinman was nominated by Jeri Connors-Willard, Speech & Debate

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    SN Parents As Teachers learn fire safety

    Barnard volunteer firefighter Coby Wiederholt demonstrated the workings of a fire truck and the various equipment used by a firefighter when battling a fire to children and their parents involved in the South Nodaway Parents As Teachers program September 23. The children also learned fire safety tips to protect themselves in the case of an emergency.

    Nodaway-Holt BOE


    The Nodaway-Holt School Board of Education met September 17 to address the following:

    After approving the minutes from the August 20 open and closed session meetings, the board reviewed the financial statement and the student activities and authorized the payment of the bills.

    Enrollment is 126 in the elementary and 101 in the junior/senior high school.

    Elementary Principal Rita Carroll updated

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    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson School Board of Education met September 17 to address the following:

    After approving the meeting’s agenda, the board accepted the consent agenda which includes the minutes from the August meeting, bills for the month, budget comparison report and program evaluations for the month.

    Amy Holtman was present to explain upcoming changes with testing that affect the district as well as presented an overview of the Tri-Learn-a-thon program.

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    South Nodaway BOE

    South Nodaway

    The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on September 17 to handle school district business:

    The board voted to add girls cross country to the athletic teams at South Nodaway for the 2015-16 school year. It works as a dual sport with girls being able to compete in softball and cross country, concurrently. This will allow SN to offer two each for girls and boys sports.


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