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EHS students dedicate summer to journalism program

The journalism program at El Dorado Springs High School doesn’t stop just because it’s summer. Students worked during the first few weeks of summer to finish the High School yearbook and to edit the Middle School yearbook. Editors met with their sponsor, Mrs. Amber Francis, and Josten’s representative, Jeff Jasper, several times throughout the summer

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High School orientation

All ninth grade students, along with their parents, are invited to attend an orientation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the High School. This informative meeting will give students the opportunity to meet with the principal and counselor, have any questions or concerns about High School answered and become more familiar with classrooms and

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High School schedules, student handbooks

Official High School class schedules and student handbooks for the uncoming school year may be picked up on Aug. 1, 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. A technology usage fee will be due upon receipt of schedules. Students new to the district wishing to enroll need to do so as soon as

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Former ElDo grad receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Naoma Nelsen was one of 20 professors from member colleges honored at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 11th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner April 12. Each year, a member of the faculty from each SCICU institution is nominated for the teaching award according to rigorous SCICU

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ELDO FFA CAMP REPORT

Nine students from the El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter attended the State FFA Leadership Camp July 4-9. The camp is held at Camp Rising Sun at the Lake of the Ozarks. The week provides leadership training for over 200 students. The high school students are trained by State FFA officers as well as a Leadership

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PAT PROGRAM GETS $5,000 GRANT

A $5,000 discretionary grant from Children’s Trust fund has been award to the El Dorado Springs Parents As Teacher program to develop new programs in the coming year which will focus on child abuse and neglect prevention. The one-year, non-renewable grant will be used to provide programs for parents, and to develop a PAT lending

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PAT RECEIVES MISSOURICARE GRANT

The El Dorado Springs Parents As Teachers program received a grant this week through MissouriCare through Missouri Health Net for $500 which will be used to expand existing program services. Funds were presented by Edward Williams, Missouri Care manager for Marketing and Community Relations, and Nyala Bullock, MissouriCare Community Relations Specialist. Receiving the grant were

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Responses from Facility Needs Survey of Staff

Editor’s note: The administration asked the staff for their list of facilty needs since they deal with them every day. This is the unedited list which was presented to the board at the special June 23, 2016, meeting: Elevator in HS MS Gym including Health Classroom Updated Science Labs MS/HS Vocal Music Classroom – built

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RETIRED TEACHERS AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS

The Sac Osage Retired School Employees’ Association (SORSEA) recently presented scholarships in the amount of $2,700 each to seven students. These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the Nellie Nicholas Memorial Teaching Scholarship funds. Receiving scholarships were Bailee Bybee – nursing education at MSU, Kala Kenney – history at SBU, Ronnie Bohrer –

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ECS JUNIOR HIGH VISITS WWI MEMORIAL

Seventh and eighth grade students from El Dorado Christian School traveled to Kansas City on Wednesday, May 10, to tour the World War 1 Museum and Memorial.  The tour was scheduled for two hours; however the ECS students stayed, asked questions and continued discussing all they had seen.  “Museum visits encourage experiential learning, which has

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