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Speech and Debate excels

Once again the speech and debate team did an outstanding job in Diamond. Parker Smith took 3rd in POI, 6th in poetry, and 4th in prose. Taryn Dipman took 3rd in informative, 3rd in prose, and Hailey Macgatha took home 3rd in HI, and 2nd in poetry. Overall we took 2nd in sweeps out of

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ECS STUDENTS OF DISTINCT ATTITUDE

ECS STUDENTS OF DISTINCT ATTITUDE – Students Of Distinguished Attitude, also known as SODA, were announced for the first quarter of the ECS 2017-18 school year on Wednesday, Oct. 25. Pictured are (front row) – 2nd grade – Aleta Lyness, Kindergarten – Bennett Johnson, 1st grade – Kinsley Hooper, Kindergarten – London Greenleaf and 3rd

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Apply for Missy North Memorial Scholarship

The Missouri Pork Association is now accepting applications for the Missy North Memorial Scholarship. The winning candidate will receive a $2,500 scholarship to further their education in a swine related field. The scholarship was created to honor the late Missy North, wife of Missouri pork producer Bob North. Missy loved raising hogs, and was very

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GRANDPARENTS DAY AT ECS

GRANDPARENTS DAY AT ECS – El Dorado Christian School celebrated Grandparent’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Approximately 250 people attended. Preschool through sixth grade entertained grandparents with a short program of poems and songs. Students, along with their families, enjoyed donuts and coffee that were served in each of the classrooms. Pictured is Mrs. Ash’s

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Missouri High Schools challenged to drive safe and buckle up

Calling all Missouri high schools to compete in the 2017 “It Only Takes One” campaign. This campaign provides great opportunities to win prizes for your school while educating young drivers about safe driving habits and safety belt use. The campaign is sponsored by the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety and ACT Missouri. Statewide registration is

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Vernon County students win Youth Swine Judging contest

On Friday, Aug. 11, 60 FFA and 4-H members participated in the 2016 Youth Swine Judging Contest at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. Winners were announced in both the Junior and Senior Division on an individual basis and as a team. The contest, sponsored by the Missouri Pork Association, consisted of four swine judging

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$500 MRTF Classroom Grants awarded to ElD Teachers

On Aug. 11, the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (MRTF) presented three $500 Classroom Grant awards to Debra Marsh, Kayla Loyd and Jennifer Ring of the El Dorado Springs R-II School District, at the all staff back-to-school workshop. The $500 awards were presented by the local Sac-Osage Retired Teachers Unit representative Sherry Wiseman and MRTA Region

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NEW TEACHERS

NEW TEACHERS – The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce held their new teachers’ luncheon at the R-II school’s multi-purpose room on Thursday, Aug. 10. New to the school district are: (not in order) Tabatha Culbertson, Kala Kenney, Eddie Long, Amanda Obrt, Alyssa Sargent, Tiffany McGuirk, Christy McKinney, Courtney Wosoba, Justin Culbertson and Justin Pflug.

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Back-to-School Organization Tips for Busy Families

The new school year brings hectic mornings, piles of homework, endless events, practices, games and school conferences. When you’re a busy parent, day-to-day tasks can consume your thoughts and energy. Stay organized and sane by following these simple tips to handle the crush of the school year. Centralize Communication Communication is key when it comes

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New ways classrooms are changing

Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative. Here are several areas where technology is changing the way lessons are taught and information is absorbed. • Collaborative Apps. While in the past, group study sessions and group projects could

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