As the winter season approaches, we are reminding parents and
students to listen to the local media stations to check on "early
dismissals" and/or "no school" bulletins. This
information will be given to KTVO television, KIRX radio, KTUF
radio, KRXL radio, KRES radio of Moberly and KMEM radio at Memphis.
These sources will present dismissal information as soon as possible
after decisions have been made. Please do not call the
All elementary parents are welcome to join their child(ren) for lunch during National School Lunch Week, October 11-15. The schedule will be as follows:
Kindergarten/First Grades October 11
Second/Third Grades October 12
Fourth Grade October 13
Fifth Grade October 14
Sixth Grade October 15
If you are planning to visit, please pay for your lunch(es) in
advance. We no longer take money in the lunch room. The cost for
an adult lunch is $1.75. If these dates pose a problem, please
contact the elementary office and they will be happy to make other
All district patrons are invited to attend the Evening in Education
Activities held in the elementary building. The activities begin
at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. This month the activities
will focus on crime/forensic science. Each evening will feature
three activities, a snack area, a relay activity towards the end
of the evening, and drawings for door prizes.
We have several 1999 yearbooks still available for sale. The cost
for the yearbook is $26.00. If you would like to purchase one,
please send a check with your child.
Congratulations to Brent Platz for receiving second place and
Holly Hazen for receiving third place in the conservation poster
contest that was judged over the summer. Brashear, Mary Immaculate
and Ray Miller students competed for these honors.
Students enrolled in the Moberly Area Community College dual credit
Public Communication class will be featured at the October 28
PTS meeting. The following students will be presenting their monologues:
Ben Bradley, Bobbi Bradley, Cassie Combs, Ashlee Erwin, Zac Erwin,
Amanda Fisher, Laura Humphrey, Kelly Moore, Jason Taylor, and
Cassy Trueblood. The public is welcome to attend.
Taking responsibility for one's actions is a preliminary step
in character development. During the month of October we will
be looking at obedience. Obedience is perhaps the most critical
character quality for anyone in leadership. The way to effectively
teach obedience is to be more obedient to your own authorities.
Rather than enforcing obedience with an attitude of superiority,
obedience should be enforced as a matter of principle and as a
measure of individual character.
Pursuant to the requirements of state law 162.997-999-RSMo,
the State Board of Education is required to appoint a surrogate
parent as such time as it becomes evident that a child with a
disability does not have a parent or a person acting as a parent
to participate in matters dealing with the provision of special
education. For purposes of surrogate parent appointment, "parent"
is defined as a biological parent, a guardian, or a person acting
as a parent of a child including, but not limited to, a grandparent,
a step parent, or a foster parent with whom the child lives. The
term does not include the State if the child is a ward of the
State. The term does not include a person whose parental rights
have been terminated.
The local school district is given the responsibility
to determine when a child with a disability who requires special
education and who resides in the District is without a parent.
The District must notify the Missouri Department of Elementary
and Secondary Education of the need to appoint a surrogate parent.
Training for persons serving as surrogate parents will be provided
by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
and the District.
If you are interested in volunteering to serve as
a surrogate parent, more information can be obtained from the
Districts' surrogate parent contact person - the person responsible
for the District's special education program.
Once again our school is bursting with activity.
The heartbeat of a community can be found in your local school.
Our teachers are working hard to boost students' academic performance
but this takes everyone working together.
If your child is experiencing difficulty in any subject,
check and see if there is a tutoring class offered before or after
school. Many teachers come early and stay late to work with our
students. If you need to talk to a teacher or an administrator
feel free to contact us.
We had an early out in September so teachers could
review our MAP Scores (Missouri Assessment Program). We are striving
to concentrate on practical, classroom-oriented professional development
for our teachers. Teachers are the heart and soul of quality education.
Research tells us that increasing the knowledge and skills of
teachers is the most reliable, cost-effective way to boost student
We want our students to experience success. That
means we want them not only to succeed academically but we want
them to enjoy a well-rounded personal life. Part of our school
district mission is to provide an educational environment for
children of the district, which will foster and accelerate their
intellectual, physical, social and career development.
We want to provide an environment conducive to learning
for our students. Our surroundings are important. We all like
to spruce up our homes. This year the elementary gym has experienced
a new face-lift. This has had a positive effect on our students.
I have enjoyed walking around in the mornings before school and
watching our elementary students enjoy themselves in the gym as
they read or write in their journals.
Keep thinking about ways we can improve our school
system and please share your ideas with us. Expect the best for
our school. Dream big! Each day, envision your dreams coming true.
By continually focusing on these mental pictures and working to
see them implemented we will set our school up for success.
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).
Friday: Breakfast pizza/Beef stew*, corn bread, white
beans, slaw, apple crisp
Monday: Biscuit & gravy/Chicken nuggets*, green beans, beets, apple half, rice krispie treat
Tuesday: Waffle/Ham*, potatoes, peas, cantaloupe,brownies
Wednesday: Egg & cheese omelet/Nachos*, lettuce, tomatoes, peaches, cookie
Thursday: NO SCHOOL
Friday: NO SCHOOL
Monday: Breakfast bites/Juicy burger*, peas, carrots, fruit, brownies
Tuesday: Donut/Teriyaki chicken*, corn, beets, fruit, jello
Wednesday: Pancake/Mr. Ribb*, baked potato, green beans, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Muffin/Turkey*, gravy, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit
Friday: Sausage/Pizza*, corn, spinach, fruit, cake
Monday: Biscuit w/ jelly/Chicken patty*, green beans, beets, fruit, raisin cluster
Tuesday: Ham/Tacos*, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, fruit, pudding
Wednesday: Scrambled eggs/Tenderloin on bun*, baked beans, carrots, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Breakfast pizza/Turkey & noodles*, cottage cheese, slaw, fruit, jello
Friday: French toast/Sub sandwich*, corn, fruit,
Monday: Waffle/Garlic cheese bread*, green beans, beets, fruit, rice krispie treat
Tuesday: Donut/Taco casserole*, lettuce, chips, tomatoes, fruit
Wednesday: Egg & cheese omelet/Chicken strips*, corn, slaw, fruit, cookie
Thursday: Toast w/ jelly/Burger on bun*, tater rounds, peas, fruit, peanut butter square
Friday: Pancake/Hot dog on bun*, potato salad, kraut,
|1||NHS/Student Council/High-Step to Camp Jo-Ota|
|6||High School Drunk Driving Assembly|
|7||NO SCHOOL - Quincy Conference|
|8||NO SCHOOL - District Teacher's Meeting|
|9||Marching Band to Clark County Parade of Champions - Kahoka||T||2:00|
|11||Evening in Education - Crime/ Forensic Science Theme||H||5:30-6:30|
|12||Hannibal Band Day||T||3:00/6:00|
|13||BUS COUNT DAY|
|13||High School Drug Assembly||H||1:00|
|14||JH Basketball w/ Novinger||T||6:00|
|16||Marching Band to Trenton||T||9:00|
|19||JH Basketball w/ LaPlata||T||6:00|
|21||JH Basketball w/ Green City||H||6:00|
|22||JH Basketball w/ Mary Immaculate 7th and 8th grades only||H|
|24||Conference Band/Choir Practice at Bucklin||T||1-4:30|
|25||JH Basketball w/ Atlanta||T||6:00|
|26||Kindergarten/First Grade Physicals||H|
|26||First Quarter Ends|
|26||JH Basketball w/ Bevier||T||6:00|
|28||Kindergarten/First Grade Physicals||H|
|28||PTS meeting - Book Fair/Public Communication Monologues||H||7:00|
|29||K-6 Halloween Parties||H||2-3:00|
|29||JH Basketball w/ Bucklin||H||6:00|
|30||Marching Band to Truman State University Homecoming Parade||T||9:00|
|31||Conference Band/Choir Practice at Bevier||T||1-4:30|