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Several resignations, upcoming events discussed at Van-Far

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:28 am

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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  • Tooth Wizard visits St. Joseph School

    Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:58 am

    St. Joseph 1st grader Peyton Schafer with Delta Dental’s Tooth Wizard.

    Tooth decay is the leading chronic infectious disease among children in our nation. It causes pain and can interfere with a child’s ability to eat, speak, smile and concentrate, and has the potential to affect one’s systemic health. To help combat this issue, Delta Dental of Missouri is educating and inspiring children to adopt healthy life habits through its upbeat and interactive, touring Land of Smiles® program. Thanks to the

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  • University of Missouri Extension in Audrain holds annual meeting

    Posted on March 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Leader Honor Roll winners, from left: Don Hudson alongside Elizabeth and Gery Windmann.

    The University of Missouri Extension’s Audrain County Extension Council enjoyed a time of fellowship during its annual meeting held last Tuesday at the Audrain County 4-H Center. Dr. Ronald Plain, a D. Howard Doane Professor in the University of Missouri Department of Agriculture Economics, presented the program “The Importance of Agriculture in Missouri.” One of the statistics he noted is that the United States exported 8 million tons of meat

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  • D.A.R. Essay Contest winners recognized at board meeting

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Shown, from left: Jayle Jennings, Jordan Garner, Taryn Adam, and Mrs. Joy Davis.

    Several Van-Far students were present at last week’s Van-Far R-I School Board meeting to be recognized for their participation in this year’s D.A.R. Essay Contest. Van-Far Elementary Principal Brian Hummel introduced the winners of the D.A.R. “A Child’s Journey Through Ellis Island” Essay Contest. • 5th grade winners: 1) Ennis Childs; 2) MaKenna Ungelsbee; 3)Cameron Jones. • 6th grade winners: 1) Annalynn Culwell; 2)Skylar Curtis; 3) Madison Swank. Mrs. Joy

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  • R-VI board approves move to four day school week

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    A few presentations were made during the Community R-VI Board meeting held last week at the district.

    After a few months of discussion, the Community R-VI School Board voted to change to a four day school week calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. A public session was held on the topic back in November. At that time, potential plans had district students out of school on Mondays while the other four days were set to be 35 minutes longer. One of the reasons for the change is

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