Schools

Northeast Nodaway hires new principal

Northeast Nodaway will have Luke Cox as its high school principal next school year. Cox, a Tarkio native, was approved by the school board last week. He has a bachelor of science in social science and a master of science in educational leadership from Northwest Missouri State. Currently, he is education director, athletic director and

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Jefferson BOE

The school board of Jefferson School District had two meetings within six days to finalize several key issues. During the April 16 meeting, Board Secretary Emmy Brown swore in Veronica Luke and Sherry Redden to serve three-year terms. Officers were also elected. The president will be Laura Galbraith, vice president will be Jeff Farnan, Jane

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt school board reorganized for the coming year on April 10. After the oath of office was given to Michael Rosenbohm and Haily Randall, Rosenbohm was elected president and Kenny Shewey as vice president. Other officers selected were Adrean Plummer, treasurer; Beverly Shifflett, secretary; Jim Fuhrman, delegate. Shifflett presented a plaque to Joe Day

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on April 10 to handle the following school district business. The board underwent re-organization to reflect the outcome of the April 2 election. Board Secretary Cheryl Atkins swore in two new board members, Scott Conn and James Graham. Amanda Walker is returning

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NEN inducts new NHS members

Northeast Nodaway inducted new members into the school’s National Honor Society on April 10. They are Blair Stoll, Paige West, Madelynn Mattson, Corby Schmitz, Angela Standiford, Cassy Redden, Sarah Burke and Anne Schieber.

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South Nodaway utilizes PBL for elementary project

South Nodaway faculty and administration are implementing Project-Based Learning (PBL) as a teaching tool for the first time during this school year. PBL is a classroom approach in which students actively explore real-world problems and challenges. South Nodaway’s kindergarten, first and second grade classes worked together on a makerspace project. A makerspace is a collaborative

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson school board handled the school’s business during the March 20 meeting: • Amended the 2018-19 calendar to reflect the following as makeup days: May 17, May 20 and May 21, dismissing at 12:30 pm, May 21. • Tabled the non-certified compensation package and certified compensation package. • After a closed session for personnel,

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on March 21 to handle the following school district business: After the closed session, the board returned to open session to approve all teachers’ contracts. Megan Thacker and Seth Jenkins were tenured. Carrie Wampler was hired as a part-time reading teacher for

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MHS Speech students advance to state

As the speech and debate season winds down, the students have competed in two national qualifier tournaments, one in debate and the other with individual events. “We made a good showing, but we did not get anyone to the national tournament to be held in the summer in Dallas, TX. It is competitive, but we

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt Board of Education handled the school’s business for the month on March 20: • Authorized to maintain the athletic co-op with South Holt for football and track during 2019-20. • Approved the annual membership into Missouri Educators United Health Plan with the carrier being Cigna and Forrest T. Jones as the third party

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