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ELDO ELEMENTARY TEACHER RECEIVES GRANT FROM WGU MISSOURI

Jana Burley, a 2nd grade teacher at El Dorado Springs Elementary School in the El Dorado Springs R-2 School District, has received a $350 grant through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. The funds will be used by Burley to expand her classroom library and instill a love of reading in her students. Burley learned

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NEVC Board hears HVAC progress report

by Johannes Brann If there is one month in the year when school boards typically have two meetings it is the month of June. The regular meeting is usually about summer school and physical plant items and maybe a few last minute hires while the special meeting, at the end of the month is focused

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SORSEA HOSTS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Sac Osage Retired School Employees Association hosted a dessert reception for the recipients of the 2022 Nellie Nicholas Scholarship. Seven students were awarded scholarships this year. They were invited to a reception for themselves and family members where each student introduced themselves and talked about their decision to enter the education field. Retired teachers also

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ECS TOP 12 READERS SMASH THE READING CHALLENGE

ECS language teacher Mrs. Janet Swank, challenges her students to read 1,000 pages per school year. (That number is prorated for new students coming in later in the year.) This year, of the 43 participants, 100% of her students in 3rd through 6th grade met that goal; each reading 1,000 pages. My Goodness! But wait,

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State Tech announces Dean’s List

State Technical College of Missouri would like to congratulate our May 2022 students who achieved the Dean’s List during the spring semester. Visit www.statetechmo.edu to learn more. Brendan Sorrells, Appleton City Aidan Fugate, El Dorado Springs Jaxon Prough, Schell City Hayden Saathoff, Stockton

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Local student wins Optimist District Essay Contest

Morgan Mitchell, a senior at El Dorado Springs High School, recently won the West Missouri District Optimist essay contest based on a theme of “How Does an Optimist Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” Mitchell was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the honor. “Mitchell did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme. She expressed herself well

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ECS EIGHTH GRADE COMMENCEMENT

May 17, was perfect; a beautiful sun setting, cool breeze and seven graduates that could light up a room. The 2021-2022 ECS eighth grade class was laughing, talking about their last day at school and getting ready. Ready to graduate; ready to turn the page to “the next chapter.” Walking quietly around the corner at

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BEST OF THE BEST HONORED AT FFA BANQUET

Over 300 El Dorado Springs FFA members, parents, families and guests packed into the upper El Dorado Springs school gym on Thursday, May 5, for the annual El Dorado Springs FFA awards banquet. After working on the food provided by Count on Us, the group listened to the featured speaker, Kraysen Leonard, a state FFA

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EL DORADO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RELISHES READING

Happy! Excited! Thankful! Faces of 3rd through 6th graders at ECS speak “volumes.” Their language teacher, Mrs. Janet Swank applied for an El Dorado Springs Community Grant in the fall of 2021, requesting to purchase high-interest, non-fiction books for her “Language Arts” classroom. To her surprise, Mrs. Swank’s request of $500 was granted in the

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