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St. Mary's Spelling Bee winners named (02/06/16)
Winners of St. Mary's Catholic School's annual Spelling Bee are pictured.
St. Lawrence students celebrate Catholic Schools Week (02/06/16)
Catholic Schools Week 2016 was celebrated Sunday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Lawrence Catholic School in Monett. During Catholic Schools Week, students enjoy special dress-up days and activities that show school spirit and faith. Catholic Schools Week kicked off on Sunday with a 10 a.m. Mass and chili/soup lunch. Student work was displayed in the St. Lawrence Parish Hall. Pajama Day was Monday, with everyone stylin' their awesome pajamas...
Borgmann receives state honor from educators (02/06/16)
Monett Middle School band teacher Todd Borgmann received the Outstanding Young Music Educator for 2016 by the Missouri Music Educators Association at the educators' annual meeting in Tan-Tar-A.
Elementary Students of the Week named (01/30/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of being hard-working as Students of the Week for Jan. 4.
Trinity Lutheran students honored for reading (01/23/16)
Students at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt were honored on Jan. 6 for reading achievement. These students received an average of 95 percent or higher on their Accelerated Reading tests in the month of December.
Decatur Lodge donates to backpack program (01/23/16)
Members of Pierce City's Decatur Lodge No. 400 recently presented a check in the amount of $19,480 to the Pierce City School District's backpack nutrition program.
Elementary Students of the Week named (01/23/16)
Officials at Monett Elementary School have chosen students demonstrating the characteristic of being hard-working as Students of the Week for Jan. 11.
Pierce City High School library remodel complete (01/20/16)
Remodeling has been completed on the library at Pierce City High School, offering a new look more in line with the comfortable atmosphere of a contemporary book store.
Kleinman wins St. Mary's Geography Bee (01/20/16)
Aiden Kleinman, an eighth grade student at St. Mary's Catholic School in Pierce City, was named the winner of the school's Geography Bee competition and now had the opportunity to advance to the state competition on April 1 at University of Missouri Columbia...
Trinity announces awards (01/20/16)
Trinity Lutheran School held its annual Geography Bee for fourth through eighth grades on Dec. 16.
Purdy Middle School honor rolls announced (01/20/16)
Officials at Purdy Middle School have released the names of students listed to the second quarter honor roll for the 2015-16 academic year. Students are listed by grade level and achievement. Fifth grade: Monserat Alvarez, Destiny Clevenger, Carlee Deditius, Ezequiel Garcia, Bosten Goetz, Lizbeth Gonzalez, Alli Hayes, Daxon Henry, Lisa Lee, Makayla Mazza, Destry Patton and Alexa Paxtor...
Purdy Students of the Month named (01/20/16)
Students of the Month for December have been announced by Purdy principals Janet Boys and Matt Gower.
Angela Johnson named Teacher of the Month (01/16/16)
In the monthly balloting at Monett High School, Special Education Teacher Angela Johnson, right, has been named Teacher of the Month for December.
Monett High School Students of Month named (01/16/16)
Student of the Month for December have been named at Monett High School.
Students recognized for generosity (01/09/16)
Purdy Elementary School students and special guests received medals for exemplifying the character of the month: generosity.
Purdy FBLA delegates attend leadership conference (01/09/16)
Five delegates from the Purdy Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter attended the National Fall Leadership Conference (NFLC) in Omaha, Neb. on Nov. 5 to 7. The NFLC is a two-day, national conference. Delegates from 50 states attended general and special interest sessions, seminars, workshops, tours and other leadership development activities...
Purdy FBLA members participate in district workshop (12/26/15)
The District 5 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted a workshop on cyber bullying and social media on Dec. 3 at Aurora Baptist Temple. The event, which targeted students in 11th and 12th grades, was presented by Drury University. Attendees were seated in groups of eight to 12 and had to work together to develop a social media campaign to help raise awareness among young people about cyber-bullying and to educate them about how to report episodes of online bullying. ...
Verona FFA students feted for achievement in national event (12/26/15)
The Verona School District honored the four members of the forestry team following their competition at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky.
Veterans saluted in program at Trinity Lutheran School (12/26/15)
Veterans from Monett and Freistatt, including several in uniform from the American Legion Posts in both communities, attended the Veterans Day program held at Trinity Lutheran School in Freistatt.
Students of the Month named at Scott Tech (12/26/15)
Students of the Month for November have been named for morning classes at the Scott Regional Technology Center in Monett.
Purdy selects Miss, Mister Merry Christmas court (12/19/15)
Purdy High School Student Council announced the 2015 candidates and winner for Mister and Miss Merry Christmas.
Purdy Middle School Students of the Month named (12/19/15)
Purdy Middle School Students of the Month have been named for November.
Smith named Teacher of the Month (12/19/15)
Carrie Smith was named September's Teacher of the Month. "This will be my 16th year as an elementary school teacher," Smith said. "I love teaching and am passionate about doing what is best for my students." Smith graduated from Missouri Southern State College in the spring of 2000, and taught kindergarten for the Neosho School District for three years...
Top readers named (12/19/15)
Trinity Lutheran School-in Freistatt has named the top readers in their class for the month of November.
Purdy students see investment pay-off (12/19/15)
Kay Wright's seventh hour personal finance class at Purdy High School placed third in the recent Joplin Globe Stock Market Game.
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