It's March and it's academic bowl season. This year's
teams will be busy as they face their conference competitors.
In addition to regular matches, we also will be playing in the
Schuyler County Junior High Tournament, the Conference Tournament
at Macon County, and the District Tournament at North Shelby.
Check the calendar for dates and times. The public is invited
to all of our matches. There is no admission charge.
Members of the 1999 high school team are Ben Bradley,
Bobbi Bradley, Shaun Crandall, Kelly Moore, Jaimee Mountain, and
Jason Taylor. The junior high squad members are Ashley Alexander,
Brandon Crandall, Trent Platz, Chelsie Potter, Tami Sack, and
Kate Slavin. Team managers are Cassie Combs, Amanda Moots, and
Yearbook sales will begin March 1 and continue until
April 30. This is the 51st edition of the BHS yearbook.
Prices will remain the same as those charged last year. Yearbooks
will be $26 without a name and $27 with a name. Yearbooks with
a name must be ordered by April 1. Order forms will be sent home
with students the first week of March.
The district recently purchased the Lemberger Company's
Food Service Program. The program is designed to save time and
money in administering a complete breakfast and lunch service
in Missouri school districts. It provides, quick, accurate and
efficient meal service, student and adult account tracking along
with numerous reports and tools to significantly reduce the administrative
burden on the district's food service staff.
One of the most valuable reports the program will
generate is Account Transactions for an Individual Account. This
feature will be very useful when parents question their student's
food service balance. The district will also have the ability
to generate Delinquent Letters to inform parents of students whose
accounts are delinquent.
Congratulations to the boys and girls basketball
teams for their 1st place wins in the 70th
Annual Brashear Invitational Tournament. The girls defeated Clark
County JV 47-45 while the boys defeated Novinger 67-50. According
to tournament records this hasn't happened since the 1945-46 tournament
when the boys team was coached by Bob Sees and the girls were
coached by Doris Erwin.
The district tournament will be held March 1-5 at
Green City. Both teams received the number two seed and as a result
each receive a first round bye. The girls will play the winner
of Milan (3rd seed) and LaPlata (6th seed)
on March 3 at 4:30 p.m. The boys will play the winner of Novinger
(3rd seed) and LaPlata (6th seed) on March
3 at 6:00 p.m. Good luck to both teams!
We would also like to congratulate Ashlee Erwin and
Zac Erwin for being selected to the North Shelby All-Tournament
Congratulations to the 8th grade Choices
class. Their PSA (Public Service Announcement) entry to the KTVO
Drug-Free Video Contest tied for third place. A KTVO camera crew
will be visiting our school in the near future to shoot the PSA.
This spot will run on KTVO throughout the next year. One student
from this group and a sponsor will be going to Kansas City this
spring to appear on public television.
Student Council and National Honor Society will be
sponsoring their second Drug-Free activity this year. The second
Volleyball/Games night is planned for Friday, March 12 from 7:00
p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Our students enjoy adult participation so,
please come and join us that evening. We will have games and refreshments
in the cafeteria and volleyball in the gym. Donations of cookies
or chips are appreciated. For more information contact David Tramel
or Diane Bradley.
Breakfast each day includes cereal, milk, juice or fruit. New
regulations mandate the main entree for the day must be placed
on each tray (designated by * in daily menu).
Monday: Sausage/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, peas, fruit
Tuesday: Biscuit & gravy/Chicken patty*, baked beans, carrots, fruit, cookie
Wednesday: Waffle/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, sweet potatoes, fruit, brownies
Thursday: Muffin/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake
Friday: Scrambled eggs/Taco casserole*, green beans, beets, fruit
Monday: Pancake/Country fried steak*, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, fruit
Tuesday: Toast w/ jelly/Burger on bun*, french fries, green beans, fruit, cookie
Wednesday: Breakfast pizza/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit, brownies
Thursday: Ham/Spaghetti*, meat sauce, slaw, corn, fruit, jello
Friday: Donut/Hot dog*, potato salad, carrots, fruit, brownies
Monday: NO SCHOOL
Tuesday: Sausage/Garlic cheese bread*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake
Wednesday: Biscuit & gravy/Ham*, potatoes, peas, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Toast w/ jelly/Shaved turkey on bun*, green beans, fruit, brownies
Friday: French toast/Beef stew*, corn bread, white beans, slaw,
Monday: Scrambled eggs/Chicken nuggets*, macaroni & tomatoes, green beans, cherry cobbler
Tuesday: Biscuit w/ jelly/Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, slaw, fruit, cookie
Wednesday: Waffle/Roast beef*, gravy, corn, fruit, hot rolls
Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Turkey ala king*, green beans, beets, fruit, jello
Friday: French toast/Fish*, macaroni & cheese, carrots, fruit,
rice krispie treat
Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Corn dog*, green beans, beets, fruit, cake
Tuesday: Toast w/ jelly/Bar-B-Q chicken on bun*, corn, spinach, fruit, brownies
Wednesday: Donut/Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, pudding
|1-6||District Basketball Tournament||T||TBA|
|8-12||Red Ribbon Week|
|8||Evenings in Education||H||7:00|
|9||Academic Bowl w/ Bucklin||H||5:30|
|11||Academic Bowl w/ Novinger||H||5:00|
|12||NHS/Student Council Volleyball/Games Night||H||7-10:00|
|16||Academic Bowl w/ LaPlata||H||3:45|
|18||Academic Bowl w/ Atlanta||T||4:15|
|18||PTS Meeting - Program will feature Elementary Drama Club||H||7:00|
|19||Third Quarter Ends|
|19||Academic Bowl w/ Bevier||T||4:30|
|22||Academic Bowl w/ Macon County||H||4:30|
|23||Schuyler County Junior High Academic Bowl Tournament||T||5:30|
|25-26||District Music Festival at Truman State University||T||TBA|
|25||Academic Bowl w/ Green City||T||4:30|
|27||Conference Academic Bowl at Macon Co.||T||9:00|
What is a teacher? I believe a teacher must be a
jack of all trades. A doctor for healing a small broken world.
A seamstress to sew a friendship back together. A builder for
building dreams. A chef to feed hungry minds. An entertainer to
capture the student's interest. Wow! No wonder I enjoy being an
educator. Where else could I go to find so many challenging careers?
And how am I rewarded? I have the joy of being a molder of our
nation's most valuable resource - our children.
What an incredible responsibility! As an educator,
I speak from experience that the demand to successfully accomplish
everything to every child is physically impossible. The pressure
that educators feel at times can be overwhelming with multiple
tasks to carry out. As a parent there will be times you may disagree
with how a situation is handled. At those times it is important
to talk to your child's teacher.
When you believe your child has been treated unfairly
at school, you can choose from two courses of action. You can
share your concern and anger with your friends and neighbors and
tell them about the "stupid" teacher or administrator,
or you can seek some resolution of the problem by contacting the
teacher or administrator.
Unfortunately, experience shows that many parents
avoid contacting the school. Why don't we contact the teacher
to learn the details of the situation and work out the problem?
Many parents say, "I don't contact the school, because if
I do the teacher will take it out on my child." This could
happen, and perhaps it has happened in some instances. But that's
not the way the vast majority of teachers behave.
Parents should contact the school when they have
a concern about their child's education. If contact is avoided,
the problem is unlikely to be resolved. Worse, both the parents
and the child may develop negative attitudes about teachers, administrators,
and schools. And negative attitudes and resentment are never conducive
to good school experiences, much less school success.
When you have a question or a concern about your
child's education, you have an obligation to your child and yourself
to contact the school. Your first contact should be with your
child's teacher so that you can discuss the problem and hear the
teacher's explanation. Your questions and your comments should
be made in a calm and reasoned manner. If your concern is legitimate,
a calm and reasonable demeanor will most likely secure cooperation,
help, and a resolution to the problem. And if your concern is
not warranted, the teacher will feel good about both you and your
child after you leave the conference-and your behavior will set
the stage for better communication in the future.
If the conference with the teacher does not result
in a resolution of the problem to your satisfaction, the next
step is to contact the principal of the school. If you still feel
that the problem is not resolved, contact the superintendent or
even the board of education. We live in a democratic society,
and a parent always has the right to appeal to a higher level
of authority in working out a problem.
Know this: Teachers, principals, and superintendents
are not always right in dealing with students' educational problems,
even though they try to be. But remember this as well: Parents
are not always right either. They sometimes jump to the wrong
conclusions and make mistakes when considering their child's education.
But overriding these realities is a firm truth. Both the teacher
and the parents have an obligation to do what is best for the
child. Unless parents and teachers fulfill the responsibility
by talking and sharing their concerns, the child is the one who
When you are concerned about your child's experiences
at school, exercise the one best option. Contact teachers and
school officials so that you can discuss and resolve the problem.
But do so with the idea that both you and the teacher are committed
to the same goal: to help your child.
Dr. Joyce Montgomery