GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

DECEMBER 2021 - DISTRICT NEWSLETTER

"QUALITY LEARNING TODAY FOR TOMORROW"

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

"We will commit our financial, educational, and personnel resources to equip all students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop to their fullest potential as self-motivated, life-long learners."

DISTRICT-WIDE CALENDAR

DECEMBER 14: HS BAND & CHOIR CHRISTMAS CONCERT

DECEMBER 17: SCHOOL IN SESSION

DECEMBER 20-31: CHRISTMAS BREAK

JANUARY 10-13: HOMECOMING SPIRIT WEEK

JANUARY 14: HOMECOMING

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8TH GRADE SCIENCE

Eighth graders looked at the transfer of thermal energy through conduction, convection and radiation today.

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Eighth grade dissected cow eyes to complete their study of the eye and and how we see.

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7TH GRADE SCIENCE

Seventh graders started the chick hatching process at the beginning of the unit "From Cells to Organisms". This week they witnessed the hatch!

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AMERICAN HISTORY

Mrs. Humbyrd's American History class manufactured boats while studying the Industrial Revolution. What a great hands on learning activity to experience the "trial and error" that goes along with the creative process!

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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

Mrs. Gilmore's Introduction to Business class has been learning how to create a budget. Students did an activity using cereal that helped them learn how to prioritize what should be included in their budget and analyze their current spending habits.

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BAND

The Gainesville Marching Bulldogs have been spreading Christmas cheer by marching in area Christmas parades. The band marched in the Mountain Home Christmas parade on Friday, December 3rd, and in the Branson Adoration parade on Sunday, December 5th. They marched in the Gainesville Christmas parade on Friday, December 10th and the West Plains Christmas parade on Saturday, December 11th. In addition to the parade performances the band will also perform in the Christmas concert on December 14th at 7:00 pm.


Submitted by Dr. Sherri Caraway

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GIRLS BASKETBALL

On December 3rd, the Lady Bulldogs went around the square and sold baked goods to raise money for their angel tree adopted family. Because of our community being so generous, we raised over $1,000. We were able to buy plenty of gifts and a Christmas dinner for our families. We would like to thank our community for their support every year, without them none of this would be possible.



Submitted by Coach Lance West

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BOYS BASKETBALL


We have 20 players on our roster. We have 3 Seniors, 4 Juniors, 7 Sophomores and 6 Freshman. The team had a good first month of practice and opened the season with 3 Varsity wins in the Forsyth Tournament and Varsity/JV wins over Koshkonong.

Scoreboard:

Varsity

Gainesville 83 Berryville AR 56

Gainesville 56 Reeds Spring 48

Gainesville 60 Hollister 56

Gainesville 111 Koshkonong 34


Junior Varsity

Gainesville 58 Koshkonong 29


Submitted by Coach Morris Jenkins
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--------- CLUBS & GROUPS -----------

ACADEMIC TEAM

Academic team members relax during the lunch break of the all day Clever Tournament on Saturday Nov. 13. Pictured, clockwise from lower left, are: Anastasia Goodson, Yasmine Bray, Justus DeVries and Marcus Winrod. Other team members competing that day were: Victoria St. Pierre, Daniel Winrod, Joslyne Trout, Silvana Sherrill, Trey Pendergrass and Tate Uchtman. This dedicated group of students left GHS at 6:00 a.m. on a Saturday and returned about 8 pm. The team is coached by Sherry Uchtman and Karen Jeziorski.

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FBLA

The Gainesville FBLA Chapter has had an eventful month. Several members have been diligently working concession stands on game nights. This year we have a record number of members that have signed up for district events. This past week on Wednesday, the officers held a study night to help prepare for the individual tests being taken next week. At this week's past meeting, the members and officers wrote Christmas cards to send to the nursing home.


The officers have been busy themselves. Later in November, the officers helped decorate the square for Christmas during school with the Chamber of Commerce. They also went shopping for the chapter’s Angel Tree family at Target and then went to Silver Dollar City. Friday, December 10th, FBLA will be running a cookie decorating booth at Wonders of Christmas festival. This Monday will be the FBLA Christmas Party. There’s sure to be plenty of fun and holiday cheer!


Submitted by Carrie Richer, FBLA Reporter

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FFA

On Thursday, November 18th, officers Bryce Hambelton, Wyatt Alms, and Landry Jenkins attended the monthly Lions Club meeting to share their experiences from the FFA National Convention.
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STUDENTS OF THE MONTH {THANKFULNESS}

Collins-Carter Pool

Hand-Abbi Miller

Poe-Nora Blanchard

Hogan-Amy Smart

Parker-Harlyn Diercks

Tanksley-Maggie Roberts

Britt-Oliver Paul

Chandler-Drake Miller

Headrick-Devyn Walker

Cooper-McCartnie McGee

Lundry-Sarah Lotz

Wilson-Jaxon Smith

Box-Allie Cooley

Johnson-Timber Jones

Gaulding-Kolton Cannon

Lawson-Rachyl McGinnis

Garrison-Bonnie Kirby

Roberts-Payton Weis

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PRESCHOOL

To celebrate animal week, Mrs. Brittany brought in a duck and a rooster for the students to play with. They were able to hold them and learn about how their bodies work and what they eat.

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KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten students enjoyed learning about Pilgrims and Indians this month. They all made Indian teepees using tortillas, peanut butter, and pretzel sticks. They also chose to be either a Pilgrim or Indian during their Thanksgiving feast. They enjoyed making their own costumes!

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Kindergarten has been doing many activities for Christmas. We learned about real life reindeer then made reindeer snacks. This week we read about the gingerbread man and somehow our cookies ran away so we had to hunt them. Later, they ended up in our room! Yum! To end the unit, we will make a gingerbread house.

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FIRST GRADE

To celebrate the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, first grade read books about Broadway and created their own parade balloons.

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SECOND GRADE

Christmas time in second grade means keeping the Hanging Santa tradition alive! Year after year, kids celebrate the season by painting, cutting, gluing, and transforming sacks donated by Town and Country into something festive and magical!

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THIRD GRADE

The third grade classes had a Friendsgiving celebration. Students had an opportunity to share

the things they were thankful for.

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FOURTH GRADE

Fourth graders have enjoyed utilizing the STEM (Science, technology, engineering, mathematics) items we received with our grant this year. STEM allows students to see the importance of learning in a fun way.

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FIFTH GRADE

Fifth graders received a special treat - Secretary of the State of Missouri John R. (Jay) Ashcroft came and spoke to them. Accompanied by our local state representative Travis Smith, Mr. Ashcroft brought the state government home for students. After a Q and A session about the different parts of government and their importance, he spoke to students about his job. He emphasized the importance of education and listening to their parents. He presented each student with a Pledge of Respect that students were encouraged to take home, discuss, and sign which expressed ways to be a better citizen.

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SIXTH GRADE


Sixth graders have been learning where positive and negative numbers are located on a number line. We have been discussing examples where positive and negative numbers are used daily. The main example we talked about was money. We studied vocabulary that is used with money: bank, charge, credit, etc. After our unit was finished, Kerrie Zubrod from Century Bank of the Ozarks visited with the sixth graders. She explained the difference between a checking and savings account. Mrs. Zubrod quizzed them on their knowledge of banking terms. They passed the test.


They have also been learning about how limiting factors impact the carrying capacity within an ecosystem. Students modeled several limiting factors while “fishing” in the ocean to see how the carrying capacity was impacted.

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