Schools

South Nodaway BOE

The South Nodaway R-IV Board of Education met in regular session on October 19 to take care of the following business: The board discussed the start of a five- and 10-year financial plan. Discussion about the plan will continue throughout the school year with finalization in 2017. The board approved co-oping junior high track with

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Jefferson BOE

The Jefferson C-123 School Board met on October 19, amended the school calendar and conducted the following business: The board voted to change the school calendar to allow two consecutive days for extensive electrical work to be completed. School will now be in session on November 11 and there will be no school on November

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Maryville BOE

The Maryville R-II School Board met on October 19 to approve school renovations and conduct the following business: The school board approved renovation plans for Eugene Field’s old cafeteria. The old kitchen space will be utilized as custodial storage for items currently stored in the hallways and will include an office for the head of

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt R-VII School Board met on October 18 to hire personnel and finalize design plans. The school board voted on a design for its new digital sign. The sign will be purchased from Roderick Signs, St. Joseph, for $26,685. Superintendent Karma Coleman said she hopes the sign will be finished by the second semester

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School Calendar: Events for the week of 10/30 to 11/5

Sunday • West Nodaway FFA breakfast, 8 am Monday • Nodaway-Holt Elementary fall parties • West Nodaway Book Fair, 8 am to 3:45 pm • North Nodaway Elementary Halloween parties, 2 pm • West Nodaway K-2 Sparky the Fire Dog, 2:05 pm • South Nodaway PreK-6 Halloween parties, 2:15 pm • Horace Mann Bearcat Choir,

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Students learn state history during Missouri Day

Area fourth grade students gathered recently at Northwest Missouri State University to partake in hands-on learning about Missouri history. Students listened to several presenters speak about topics ranging from Missouri in the Civil War to how to spin wool.

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Maryville school families create sense of belonging

By Christina Rice Maryville Middle School’s school families allow students to feel a sense of belonging and create strong relationships. As the school went through the Leader In Me process, administrators realized that the older students did not interact with the younger students because the school building is designed to keep the grades segregated. Staff

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County schools celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Schools in Nodaway County are once again celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The national event is October 23-31 with the theme “YOLO. Be Drug Free.™” YOLO stands for “you only live once.” However, each school picks daily themes that are best for that school. Here are some of the activities area school children will be participating

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School Calendar: Events for the week of October 24 to 29

Monday • Nodaway-Holt No School • Horace Mann, St. Gregory’s Red Ribbon Week activities begin • Eugene Field Parent/Teacher Conferences • West Nodaway Book Fair begins, 8 am • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • West Nodaway Elementary Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4 to 7 pm • North Nodaway JH basketball vs East Atchison, 5:30 pm

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Nodaway-Holt’s team time groups foster friendships

By Christina Rice Nodaway-Holt has implemented mixed-age, team time groups for the first time this year. The teams are comprised of fourth, fifth and sixth grade students who meet every morning for 15 minutes. Principal Rita Carroll said she wanted to start the program because she had heard good things about them from area schools

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