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Van-Far gets the silver

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) recently presented the Van-Far High School with a Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Award (Silver Standard). ACHD’s goal is to help support other worksites in Audrain County to be recognized as being breastfeeding friendly. ACHD is part of the HEAL (Healthy Eating Active Living) program which is sponsored by the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). One of ACHDs strategies is to increase the number

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  • Van-Far Elementary recognizes several students with MAP awards

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:15 pm


    The Van-Far Elementary Missouri Assessments Program (MAP) Awards Assembly was held on Wednesday, April 8 in the Elementary Gymnasium to present awards from MAP testing of Spring 2014. Those 4th graders to receive medals for MAP tests given in 3rd grade last year were Natalie Bybee, Avaleigh Garnett, Austin Holtkamp, Lorna Morton, Layla Ogden, and Olivia Roed for Communication Arts Proficient Level; Brandon Black, Abigail Carlyle, and Nell Waller for

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  • Megan Colbert wins national art contest

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    During her sophomore year at William Woods University, Megan Colbert won first place and $1,500 in a national contest for a portrait she did of her young niece. As a senior at WWU, she was named the Distinguished Scholar in Studio Art. Now, 10 years after her graduation, Colbert, who has since married and become Megan Benham, will return to campus as the featured artist in the university’s third annual

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  • Audrain County retirees meet

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    The Audrain County Area Public School Retirees met April 1 at the Audrain County Historical Museum. President Maureen Hacker introduced guest, Susan Fales, who is our Region 4 Vice President. Fales made a few remarks about MRTA legislative issues and reminded members to encourage local teachers to apply for the $500 grants. Hacker introduced Lori Pratt who is the director of the Audrain County Historical Society. Pratt talked about her

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  • Several resignations, upcoming events discussed at Van-Far

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Teacher Nikki Gibson with Lauren Shaw.

    Several resignations were approved by the Van-Far R-I School Board during their meeting held last Thursday. Kyle Epperson resigned from her duty as JV girls basketball coach. William Wickles resigned as a bus driver while both paraprofessionals Juanita Lynn and Sarah Boston also resigned. Superintendent’s Report Superintendent Dr. Stephen Hunter reported a current enrollment of 612 students, with 238 in the Jr./Sr. High School and 374 in the Elementary School.

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  • Community R-VI votes to extend several contracts

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Jennifer Young during her presentation to the Community R-VI School Board.

    The Community R-VI School Board voted to offer 2015-16 probationary contracts to several teachers when they met last Wednesday. The teachers receiving contracts are Stacie Carroz, Lisa Garrett, Sarah Simmons, Stacy French, Ken Jett, Brandon Westlake, Jessica Young, Caitlyn Cunningham, Haley Nobis, Jonathan Guilkey, Brandon Talbot, Mackenzie Chism, and Michele Ebers. The board also voted to offer employment contracts to tenured teachers. A Pre-K instructor contract was issued to Deanna

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  • PAT hears about pet care

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Community R-VI Parents as Teachers Group Connections meeting featured Dr. Colleen Neale, of the Audrain Veterinary Clinic, presenting a program about responsible pet care. Neale talked to the children about things to consider when choosing a pet, feeding and watering, and taking care of your pet’s health. The highlight of the evening for the children was getting to listen to the heart beat and tummy sounds of the doctor’s yellow

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