21st Century Grant benefits WN

Posted June 4, 2016 at 1:00 pm

 As West Nodaway R-I School District prepares to enter the 2016-17 school year, preparations are underway to reapply for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (CCLC) Grant which has broadened the educational offerings available to the elementary students.

The next school year, 2016-17, marks the last year of the current five-year 21st CCLC grant. WN is preparing to apply for another five year grant to continue the programs for students.

WN utilizes the grant to provide the daily before-and-after-school program TEAM, that is Together Everyone Achieves More. This program provides students not only with the opportunity to do homework, but also provides field trips, clubs such as gardening, science, readers theater, foreign language and the monthly lit night. There is no charge

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    WN art students recognized by MDC

    Five West Nodaway art students’ work was acknowledged in the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, sponsored by the Missouri Conservation Department. The students are: front Trace Coate, fifth grade, Madalyn Stuart, second grade; back: Korbin Koch and Taylor Saltzman, high school. Not pictured is Chloe Schimming.

    Coate, Stuart, Koch and Schimming received honorable mentions, while Saltzman’s drawing of a trumpeter swan received second place.

    The artwork will travel

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    Farmers Mutual of Nodaway County: 125 years of neighbor helping neighbor

    It’s not every day that a business lasts long enough to celebrate 125 years.

    Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of Nodaway County has now achieved that exceptional designation.

    Current agent and board member, Steve Miller, calls it humbling.

    “Many men and women have served over the 125 years of Farmers Mutual, each doing their part to be sure that the proper service was provided

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    Nodaway-Holt BOE


    The Nodaway-Holt school board met May 24.

    Superintendent Karma Coleman shared the $80,000 loss in revenue compared to last year is due to the storm damage monies. She also noted two accolades were received at the year’s end, the National Missouri Guard will be supplying all 16 schools banners to the newly formed 275 Conference schools and the career ladder saw over 220 hours of tutoring. Plus, she provided a brief budget review.

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    Pen pals meet at Beal Park

    The first grade classes of Karen Ellis and Julie Acklin, West Nodaway, and Ashley Proffitt, North Nodaway, met for a day of fun and play at Beal Park, Maryville, on May 3. The 27 WN students had been writing to the 15 NN students since January.

    This has been a project of Ellis’ nearly 20 years. Her classes have been corresponding with NN for the past four to five years. The students learn the parts of a

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    County’s summertime activities start in June

    June signals the start of summer activities in Nodaway County. Here are some of the events that are scheduled:

    • June 1-30Conception Jct. Flower Bed Cleanup and Revitalization by Tri-C Partners 4 Progress’ Community Action Renewal Team (CART) and Jefferson FFA members. Anyone wanting to pull weeds to get some bending and reaching exercise on your own timetable. For more information,

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    South Nodaway BOE

    South Nodaway

    The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on May 19.

    The board voted to approve class schedule changes beginning with the 12-minute first hour seminar that will be removed from the 2016-17 schedule. Instead, first hour will begin at 8:03 am and be 50 minutes. This allows extra time for teachers to do lunch and breakfast counts as well as attendance. All other class periods will be 45 minutes in

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    Northeast Nodaway BOE

    Northeast Nodaway

    The Northeast Nodaway School Board of Education met May 19 to address the following:

    After the acceptance of the April meeting minutes, the board approved the bills for May.

    The board put the parking lot improvement project on hold. They did authorize the staff to seek bids for the construction of the ag building enclosure.

    The staff preschool per child

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    Maryville BOE


    The Maryville School Board of Education met May 18.

    Jason McDowell was recognized for 12 years of service to the district.

    The consent agenda was approved, including the following: minutes from the April meeting, district funds balance of $15,896,764.34, budget amendments as presented, list of accounts payable, food service report, list of district surplus property.

    Bid for non-exclusive purchase of office

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