Schools

North Nodaway students to present ‘A Purrfect Crime’

North Nodaway High School will present the play, “A Purrfect Crime,” at 7 pm, Saturday, March 30 and 2 pm, Sunday, March 31 at the Roxy Theater in Hopkins. Actors in the play are Emily Dew as Annie the daughter, Olivia Parker as Wiggles the cat, MaKayla Cross as Janice the lawyer, Jaiden Hopkins as

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Youth Poetry Contest calls for entries

The Nodaway News Leader is now accepting submissions of poetry in celebration of National Youth Poetry Month in April. Young people are encouraged to submit poetry for a chance to win Chamber Bucks and the opportunity to be published in the newspaper. All types of poetry will be accepted. There are three age divisions to

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on February 27 to handle the following school district business: In closed session, the board extended contracts for the 2020-21 school year to Elementary Principal Shawn Emerson and High School Principal Mike Hollingsworth. Katelyn Holmes was hired as ag instructor and Blakely Deal

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NTS FBLA students place in top 10

Northwest Technical School’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter was scheduled to attend district competition on February 8 at Northwest Missouri State University. But the competition was cancelled due to weather, so the students placed based on their prejudged scores for all events. FBLA competition provides students who are interested in business the chance to

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South Nodaway to offer computer science courses through Amazon

South Nodaway High School is now part of the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive funding from Amazon to start offering computer science classes to students during the 2019-20 school year. South Nodaway is one of over 1,000 high schools currently signed up for the national program aimed at making computer science accessible to

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson board of education met February 25 to handle the school district’s business: • Approved the consent agenda after adding Kenzie Edwards as track coach. • Authorized the purchase of accounting software from Software Unlimited to be done in August or November at a cost of $7,200 setup and an annual fee of $4,570.

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on February 19 to handle the following school district business: Superintendent James Simmelink informed the board the school will be in session until Tuesday, May 28. The district had missed eight days as of February 19, plus has had three late starts

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions to handle the following school district business: Magen Norcross was hired as the school social worker for the 2019-20 school year. She will begin her duties in August and has a 10-month contract. With all of the snow days and to keep

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The school board of the Northeast Nodaway School met February 21 to speak to the business of the district: • Interim Superintendent and Principal Jason McDowell presented the 2019-20 school calendar. Approved. • Heidi Beatty, Denise Henggeler and Drew Bruner presented options for an updated salary schedule. • Approved a bid from Clevenger & Associates,

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Maryville BOE

The Maryville School board of education met February 20 to address the following business: • Approved the consent agenda which included $18,953,023.37 as the balance of all funds as of January 31, 2019, and the food service reports. • Superintendent Dr. Becky Albrecht reviewed the late starts, early outs and snow days so far and

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