Nodaway-Holt Head Start enjoys pumpkin fun field trips

Posted October 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Nodaway-Holt Head Start had a visitor from the Gallagher farm that brought them pumpkins to carve for jack-o-lanterns. Michelle Gallagher talked about and showed the children the many different kinds of pumpkins that are grown on their farm. She gave each child their own pumpkin to paint, color or carve.

    ‘It Can Wait’ essay contest coaxes young writers to compose

    Two Nodaway County students’ essays will advance to a statewide essay contest.

    Keagan O’Riley, North Nodaway eighth grader, and Chase Barnett, West Nodaway senior, along with 30 other students penned essays with the title, “It Can Wait.” The premise of the opinion piece is when driving a vehicle, texting on the phone can wait. According to their research, 1.3 million car acccidents involved cell phones and of that over 3,000 people died. Texting while driving kills 11 teens every day. The short amount of time, approximately

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    Superintendent treats elementary readers

    To encourage elementary students to step outside their comfort zone and read different genres of books, Jefferson C-123 has started a Superintendent’s Breakfast. At the end of each quarter, students who have met the goals set by their teachers are treated by Superintendent Tim Jermain.

    On October 16, Jermain handed a donut to Brock Wilcox, while Remington Wilcox, Spincer Ekoniak, Lauren Cullin, Claire Galbraith and Jaclyn Pappert enjoyed theirs. On the other side of the table was

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    North Nodaway BOE

    North Nodaway

    The North Nodaway School Board of Education met October 15 to address the following:

    After approval of the September minutes and the bills for the month, the board accepted the agenda for the night.

    The substitute teacher list was accepted as presented.

    School Nurse Karie Ogle gave the School Health Index report which is a self-assessment for the school to

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    Red Cross presents emergency preparedness

    American Red Cross volunteers presented the Pillowcase Project to North Nodaway third through fifth graders on October 10. Each student was presented with a pillowcase in which they can put items to take with them in the case of an emergency. Lori Harris discusses tornadoes with Abby McClurg, Madison Leach, Brice Trimble, Amber Voltmer,Trey Potts and other third graders. She is asking them to identify the two ‘W’ words associated with tornadoes: watch and warning.

    Jefferson BOE


    The Jefferson School Board of Education met October 20 to address the following:

    After approval of the minutes from September and the agenda for the night’s meeting, the board accepted the bills list for October.

    Carla Peery and Stacy Mason, teachers, were present to discuss ongoing activities in the classrooms.

    High School Principal Charley Burch discussed events and activities going on

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    Northeast Nodaway BOE

    Northeast Nodaway

    The Northeast Nodaway School Board of Education met October 16 to address the following:

    After approval of the minutes from the September meeting and the bills for the month, the board approved the third reading of the district’s 2014-15 Board of Education Goals.

    A short discussion was held in reviewing the health insurance options for the district. It was decided that the district will stick with the same

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    Nodaway-Holt BOE


    The Nodaway-Holt school board met on October 15 to address the month’s business.

    • Board approved the Title I Evaluations, revisions of four board policies and ASBR.


    Superintendent Karma Coleman presented the financial reports. The balance is $54,000 down from last year. Students activity accounts were reviewed and warrants for October were all approved.

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