Schools

School Calendar, January 2 to 7

Events for the week of January 2 to 7 Monday • Maryville High JV/V girls basketball vs Savannah, 6 pm Tuesday • Jefferson, South Nodaway Classes resume • Jefferson JV/V basketball vs South Holt, 5 pm • Maryville High F/JV/V boys basketball at Lafayette, 5 pm • South Nodaway JV/V basketball vs Mound City, 5

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Northeast Nodaway 6th graders contribute to animal shelter

The Northeast Nodaway sixth grade class donated money they would have spent on a Christmas gift exchange to the New Nodaway Humane Society in December. The students collected $200 which they used to buy shelter supplies at Wal-Mart. The students are, front: Creed Wilcox, Alexa Hunter, Brendon Deardorff, AJ Adwell, Kolby Sybert, Jaden Atkins and

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West Nodaway BOE

The West Nodaway R-I Board of Education met in regular and two closed sessions on December 14 to take care of the following school district business: Superintendent Shannon Nolte discussed policies concerning part-time attendance, early graduation and student work release. He said all three policies are related and they will now require school board approval.

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Mustangs hold Thanksgiving luau

North Nodaway students Mya Hansen and Havyn Wolfe duck while competing in surfing limbo during a Thanksgiving luau. Each year North Nodaway showcases a different culture during Thanksgiving week. Students participated in coconut bowling, hula dancing, pin the coconut on the tree and surfing limbo and ate homemade ice cream.

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South Nodaway BOE

The FFA officers and advisor, Megan Thacker, gave a presentation to the BOE about the group’s 2016 accomplishments. There was also an ag shop tour during which Thacker showed the BOE the new equipment purchased with an Enhancement Grant. Floors have been poured and doors have been received for the Guilford sports complex. When temperatures

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Nodaway-Holt BOE

The Nodaway-Holt School Board met in a regular meeting on December 19 to hire a new superintendent and conduct the following business: Jeff Blackford was hired as the 2017-18 superintendent. During a recent tornado, the school boiler was damaged. Although insurance covered the cost of repairs at the time, currently, the boiler has been in

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Northeast Nodaway BOE

The Northeast Nodaway R-V school board met December 12 to hire a new superintendent and conduct the following business: Northeast Nodaway hired the school’s K-12 principal, Ken Grove, as its 2016-17 superintendent. Northeast Nodaway Librarian Kila Henry addressed the school board regarding the library program. She stated that library staff backs up data daily and

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Spoofhounds develop toys for those with cerebral palsy

Maryville Middle School students were tasked with developing a toy for an occupational therapist to use with a child who has cerebral palsy as part of the school’s Project Lead the Way curriculum. The discovery lab class taught by Becky Wynne focuses on the engineering process, problem solving and critical thinking through hands-on activities. Students

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Students spread Christmas cheer

By Christina Rice Students throughout the community are spreading Christmas cheer this season while giving back to others through their school’s year-round community service projects. Maryville Middle School Maryville Middle School students may volunteer to deliver meals as well as serve meals at the senior center. Students can apply for either program and rotate program

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Spoofhounds ride Polar Express

Kindergartners at Eugene Field Elementary rode the Polar Express imaginary train on December 9. Students studied “The Polar Express” by reading the book, studying related vocabulary words and completing a variety of learning activities based on the book. The unit ended with a Polar Express train ride. Students wore their pajamas and had their tickets

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