Schools

Health sciences course offers varied, new experiences for students

By Kathryn Rice To support the growing interests of high school students in the healthcare profession, the Health Sciences class at the Northwest Technical School has increased the courses of study available, including veterinary science. In its third year, Health Science Instructor Bing Boettner said the program has grown from one student the first year,

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Dougan selected as Northeast Nodaway superintendent

The Northeast Nodaway R-V Board of Education selected Brenda Dougan as the 2019-20 school superintendent and she will begin her duties on July 1. Dougan has been in education for 26 years with 12 years in administration. She has been employed at Ridgeway R-V since 2014 and is currently serving as superintendent. She has a

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West Nodaway hires Mitch Barnes as 6-12 principal

The West Nodaway Board of Education selected Mitch Barnes as the 6-12 principal for the 2019-20 school year during its February 7 meeting. Barnes is currently serving as 7-12 principal at Braymer School District, a position he has held for 10 years. Also at Braymer, he served as K-12 principal and interim superintendent. Originally from Trenton,

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DESE releases 2018 APR for Nodaway County schools

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year with all Nodaway County schools receiving the Accredited level. This year’s APR data reflected a slightly heavier focus on non-academic factors such as  college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates. Nodaway

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School Calendar: February 10 to 16

Sunday • Northeast Nodaway Booster Club 3/4 BB Tourney • North Nodaway PAT Group Connection, 1 pm   Monday • Nodaway-Holt FCCLA Week begins • South Nodaway MoWest HS Honor Choir • West Nodaway Book Fair begins • St. Gregory’s Preschool Muffins with Mom, 7 am • Jefferson, South Nodaway JH Scholar Bowl at Union Star,

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County schools schedule makeup days

Editor’s note: several county schools canceled classes on February 7 due to weather which is not reflected in these days. The Nodaway County school calendars have been adjusted to add the weather-related snow days so far this year. The following is a list of the schools and the dates which will be added to the

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Childhood center to host 2019-20 preschool registration

Registration for 2019-20 preschool at the Maryville Early Childhood Center will be 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, February 11 through 15 at Maryville Early Childhood Center, 418 East Second Street. Opportunities for free preschool classrooms will be available again for the 2019-20 school year. Two classrooms will have no charge, while two

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School Calendar: Events for the week of February 3 to 9

Sunday  • West Nodaway FFA Barnwarming, 6 pm   Monday  • Maryville, Nodaway-Holt, West Nodaway No School • North Nodaway Elementary Change Wars fundraiser begins • Jefferson Psychology field trip, 8:15 am • North Nodaway JV/V BB at Nodaway-Holt, Courtwarming, 5 pm • Northeast Nodaway JV/V BB at North Andrew, 5 pm • Jefferson 4-H

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson school board met January 16 to address the following business. • Adopted the 2018D policy updates as presented. • Approved the first semester dual credit reimbursements, excluding Laura Galbraith, Veronica Luke and Jared McQueen. • Approved the 2019-2020 calendar. • Authorized the purchase of a used 72 passenger bus from Midwest Transit. Reports

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed session to handle the following school district business. The board approved hiring a social worker for the school district beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Discussion was held on the roles of school counselors, social workers and psychologists. Counselor Nick Wray, who was

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