Schools

Maryville High School launching book-gifting program for students

Maryville High School is launching a new book-gifting program aimed at older readers. Spoofhound Bookshelf will offer free reading books to interested high school students throughout the school year. The project was a result of collaboration between MHS Librarian Kimberly Offutt and student parent Kelley Baldwin. Inspired by similar book-gifting programs for younger readers, Baldwin

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Red Ribbon Week is celebrated at area schools

The national Red Ribbon Week’s theme this year is “Send a message. Stay drug free.” Area schools took the opportunity to provide fun activities, including dress-up days, to students urging them to stay drug free. At West Nodaway Elementary October 29, the theme was “I’m too smart to use drugs” and the students dressed up

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News Release from Maryville R-II – Inclement Weather Procedures

To help everyone be better prepared for the approaching winter weather, Maryville R-II is sharing the following procedures which will be in place for this school year. NOTIFICATION: Announcements concerning cancellations, early outs, late starts, and/or the use of hard surface bus routes will be made locally through the following: Radio – KNIM 97.1 fm

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WN receives grant for STEM

On October 9, West Nodaway School District announced the receipt of a $10,000 Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant. The grant will be used to fund Project Lead the Way STEM curriculum for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. At the presentation were teachers Jennifer McGinness and Shayli Larabee, Bayer representative Craig Stiens,

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on September 18 to handle the following school district business. Laurie Ringgold was hired as a cook for the school district. High School Principal Dustin Skoglund reported there are only four students in the academic lab because of grades. This is lower

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on September 18 to handle the following school district business. Elizabeth Koontz was approved as a substitute teacher. After a presentation by members of the senior class, the board approved the senior class trip to Branson in May of 2020. The 2019-20

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The Northeast Nodaway R-V School Board meeting took place on September 19. The report of the health services program noted health screenings are done, preschoolers took epi-pen training, staff received flu shots and parents were able to get flu shots also during parent/teacher conferences. The assessment program report said the school is offering the ACT

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Jefferson BOE

The school board at Jefferson C-123 met September 18 to address agenda items.   Authorized the surplus property list that included technology material for salvage.   Approved the policy updates as recommended.   Renewed the paperless board meeting website through Web School Tools for five years at a cost of $2,500.   Reports   Tyler

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3rd graders rock kindness at NEN

Northeast Nodaway third graders are rocking kindness. The students have painted colorful rocks with the inscription “NEN Rocks FB.” These have been placed in the Ravenwood and Parnell communities. If someone finds one of the rocks, they are asked to take the time to post about the experience on the class’ Facebook page, “NEN Rocks.”

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