Schools

South Nodaway BOE to continue basketball co-op discussion

The South Nodaway Board of Education concurred that no action would be taken to co-op varsity basketball for the 2017-18 school year, but that the discussion would continue about a future Platte Valley basketball co-op with Jefferson. SN held a public comment session on January 18 with over 50 patrons attending about the possibility of

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NTS automotive students receive three donations

Maryville’s Northwest Technical school recently received several donations from area citizens. Dakota Shield donated a Dodge Dakota pick up to Steve Holtman’s automotive technology class. The truck has engine troubles but is otherwise in good condition with low miles. The class, consisting of approximately 32 students, will be installing a new engine. The students spend

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Meyer named runner-up in FFA contest

Jefferson student Regan Meyer, Stanberry, is the 2017 Growmark FFA essay contest runner-up. This year marked the 24th annual contest sponsored by Growmark, a regional cooperative that provides agronomy, energy and facility planning, grain marketing and risk management systems. The contest posed the following question to essay writers, “what value do cooperatives provide to today’s

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School Calendar: January 16 to 21

Events for the week of January 15 to 21 Monday • All Schools No School • Jefferson FCA at Ministry Center, 1 pm Tuesday • Maryville Middle grade level group photos, 7:30 am • St. Gregory’s FFF meeting, 7:50 am • Jefferson JV/V basketball vs Falls City Sacred Heart, 5 pm • Maryville High F/JV/V

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Rockets build hydroponic tables

In December, West Nodaway ag students designed and constructed individual hydroponic tables. Students were placed into groups of two and given the task of designing and constructing their own usable system using everyday materials. This is the second year ag teacher Nicki Honan has implemented the unit. The hands-on design project challenges students to utilize

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Students learn sign language

St. Gregory’s students begin learning sign language in kindergarten. Third grade teacher Jamie Casteel took sign language courses in college and keeps her skills up to date as an adjunct professor at Northwest teaching introductory sign language classes. Eleven years ago, when Casteel was teaching second grade, the kindergarten teacher approached her with a partnership

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School Calendar: January 9 to 14

Events for the week of January 9 to 14 Monday • Horace Mann Classes resume • Jefferson, South Nodaway V basketball – Stanberry Tourney begins • Nodaway-Holt, North Nodaway, West Nodaway V basketball – Fairfax Tourney begins • Northeast Nodaway V basketball – South Harrison Tourney begins • West Nodaway Elementary Small Mall Assembly, 9

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Maryville BOE

The Maryville R-II school board met on December 21 to discuss the following: The following resignations were accepted: Kathryn Goff, fifth grade language arts; Melvin Hurst, seventh grade social studies; Michelle Grudzinski, child care teacher; Keitha Nance, Title I reading support; Janae Renfro, third grade; Amy Helms, kindergarten; Stuart Collins, boys soccer head coach; Jordyn

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed session on December 21 to discuss the following: The board unanimously approved an election resolution which will put a 59¢ per $100 valuation bond proposal on the April 4, 2017, election ballot. This is a continuation of the current 59¢ levy. The bond

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South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met on December 18 to handle the following school district business: At the end of December, the school had a higher than normal rate of absenteeism due to illnesses including flu and strep. On December 18, there were 35 students absent. SN will try the Springfield school district’s

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