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Events for the week of December 18 to 23 Sunday • South Nodaway FFA ice skating and Christmas party, 3:30 pm Monday • West Nodaway K-5 Christmas parties, 9 am • West Nodaway Elementary Skating Party, 10 am • West Nodaway PreK Christmas party, 10:30 am • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville

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Mustangs adopt a family for Christmas

Members of the  North Nodaway student council are erected an adopt-a-family mitten tree this holiday season. After receiving the name of an anonymous community family in need, the students created ornament shapes of mittens, hats, pants and shirts and wrote the needed clothing sizes on them. They decorated a tree with the ornaments and set

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Honan receives highest FFA degree

West Nodaway ag teacher Nicki Honan was awarded the highest FFA degree this fall. Honan received her Honorary American FFA Degree at the National FFA Convention on October 21 in Indianapolis, IN. Honan completed a rigorous application process for the award. She answered essays about her community service, teaching curriculum, how she develops and revises

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School Calendar: December 12 to 17

Monday • Maryville No School • North Nodaway Cheer Clinic • St. Gregory’s FFF Advent meeting, 7:50 am • Horace Mann Bearcat Choir, 3:15 pm • West Nodaway Homework Club, 3:15 pm • Maryville Middle basketball vs Cameron, 4:30 pm • Maryville High F/JV/V boys basketball at East Buchanan, 5 pm • Maryville High JV/V

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Bluejays weave baskets

Northeast Nodaway seniors Amanda Standiford and Alicia Smith weave reed baskets during Katie Jenkins’s advanced art class.  The reed baskets are round stemming from their historical use as egg gathering containers. Jenkin’s class will explore other art techniques such as fabric dying and cross stitch.

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Mustangs clean school

North Nodaway students recently organized and cleaned their school in a building-wide project. Two sixth grade students, Kelsey Barcus and Danielle Riedel, were instrumental in creating and organizing the school cleanup project. Both are student council representatives and members of the character education committee. They said they wanted to show good citizenship to their school

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Jefferson students program robots

Students at Jefferson school have been learning computer programing including coding this year. Charlea Lewis, computer instructor, teaches students with hands-on computer coding lessons. In past years, during the National Computer Science and Hour of Code week in December, she let students experiment with coding lessons on code.org, a website with activities geared toward students.

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Pillowcase buddies prepare students for disasters

Members of the St. Joseph American Red Cross of Northwest Missouri presented the Pillowcase Buddy program to Nodaway-Holt students in this fall. The program is tailored to students in grades 3-6. It began after Hurricane Katrina when first responders noticed college students carrying their possessions out of their homes in pillowcases. Disney partnered with the

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Student creations come to life with 3D printing

By Christina Rice Students at Horace Mann Laboratory School can see their drawings come to life during 3D printing club. Northwest Missouri State University students who are part of the Plastic Artificers Lab have volunteered their time to teach graphic design and printing techniques to Horace Mann students. Club members wanted to utilize the technology

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North Nodaway BOE

The North Nodaway R-VI Board of Education met in open and closed sessions on November 16 to conduct the following business: James Simmelink, superintendent, presented information about the 59¢ levy which will end in 2018. The district could have a bond issue put on the April 2017 ballot to retain the levy. If passed, it

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