Schools

PAC opens with Broadway musical

Maryville R-II’s new Lee and Nina Schneider Center for the Performing Arts (PAC) will open with a classical Broadway play November 10-13. Directors Jacqui Conn and Vanessa Parsons chose to open the arts center with a production of “The Music Man” as an honorary tribute to Lee and Nina Schneider. “He was in many ways

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North Nodaway students study Native Americans

Students in Becky Ferris’ North Nodaway fourth grade classroom pose inside their classroom teepee. The students have been learning about Native American tribes including the Pueblo, Creek, Lakota and Iroquois. They studied how the tribes lived, their different types of housing, the types of food they ate, special customs and other parts of their cultures.

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Bluejays create superhero helmets

Northeast Nodaway fourth grade students in Denise Henggeler’s class created superhero helmets on September 22. The activity was part of a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lesson. STEM encourages hands-on, collaborative activities, designed to encourage higher-level thinking, while connecting multiple subject areas. STEM activities help students develop investigative, reasoning, teamwork and creative skills. For

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School Calendar: Events for the week of October 17 to 22

Monday • Leet Center Pumpkin Patch field trip • St. Gregory’s 7/8 play in KC, 7:45 am • Northeast Nodaway JH Pep Rally, 11:30 am • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville High, Nodaway-Holt, West Nodaway V volleyball – districts begin • Maryville High F football at Lafayette, 5 pm • Maryville High

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Faith Families transforms school

By Christina Rice St. Gregory’s has seen a positive impact in the school’s atmosphere since implementing the Falcon Faith Family program, a program designed to build relationships among students in different grades. Administrators and staff wanted to foster healthy student relationships, build community and give students a sense of belonging. Thus began faith families. Each

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DESE announces MAP results

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released the 2015-16 Missouri Assessment Program results for school districts across the state including those in Nodaway County. The MAP tests are among the measures DESE uses to gauge student progress in Missouri public schools. The 2016 MAP grade-level exams in English language arts and math

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St. Gregory students create cave drawings

St. Gregory students in Betsy Nielson’s sixth grade class are studying ancient civilizations and how scientists learn about these civilizations through cave drawings. On September 27 students created their own cave drawings. Later that day, parents came for a presentation and guessed which drawing their child created. Ella Sheil, daughter of Rob and Meghan Sheil,

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School Calendar: Events for the week of October 10 to 15

Monday • Maryville, West Nodaway No School • Nodaway-Holt Jostens, 10 am • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville High V soccer at Chillicothe, 4 pm • Maryville Middle 8th volleyball vs Savannah, 5 pm • St. Gregory’s Pizza Ranch fundraiser, 5 pm • Worth Co/NEN JH/JV football vs Stanberry, 5 pm •

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on September 21 to take care of the following school district business: Tim Conn, 6-12 principal, has instituted a new policy providing the board with teachers’ reports for each month of the school year. He feels this will improve the board’s knowledge

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Strike up the Band: NH band has high participation

By Kathryn Rice This is the second in a series about high school bands in Nodaway County. Bob Svoboda, Nodaway-Holt band director, credits the size of the marching band to encouragement from Principal Ethan Sickels and past Principal Terry Petersen. “All I ask is, if a kid wants to be in band, they can be

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