Lion's Link Friday Update

February 10, 2023

Thank You to our Community Supporters!

Our school is so lucky to have such great community supporters who provide resources that we would otherwise not have--our Boosters, PTO, Alumni, the Jason Ash Memorial, our area churches, area businesses, Community Betterment, volunteer coaches, and individual community members who contribute to resources such as our Cares account for student needs--they all give their time, effort, and money to help us with projects.

The Little League has been a major supporter when it comes to providing resources for our ball fields. We lease this property from the Village of Tuscumbia, and although we don't pay a fee to lease it, the school pays for the mowing, electricity, phone, and waste removal, as well as upkeep, repairs, and personnel to perform these tasks. We also have an upcoming water line replacement project planned in the near future. However, many of the major improvements to the field over the years have come from our Little League partners in exchange for their use of the fields. This has included many repairs and upgrades to facilities, the scoreboard, fencing, and the fields themselves. You can see pictures of their latest project below. They have worked for the past several years to raise funds to build new dugouts, and they will be ready for spring baseball and softball season! They are including new benches as well as a storage building for team equipment. We appreciate their community supporters who have made this possible as they partner with many of the same organizations we do.

Our school district is so fortunate to have so much community support--thank you to all who work so hard to make sure our students have such great facilities and resources available to them.

Next Year's School Calendar

You can access the 2023-24 school calendar here. One major change for parents will be that we have added some full-day professional development days for teachers on Mondays instead of the half days the last Friday of the month that we have previously had. This is so that we can provide additional training for teachers to address some of the areas in which we recognize we need to improve. Our breaks and beginning and end dates are basically the same, and we have built in enough inclement weather days that we should not have any make-up days for snow.

Kindergarten Teams working together to stack 100 cups in 100 seconds.

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5th Grade Valentine's Party!

Track and Field Parent Meeting on Tuesday, February 21st at 5:30 in the HS library.

Tuscumbia Academic Stars!


Individual medals were awarded at the Tuscumbia Academic Tournament on Saturday to the following students:

Josie Musick - 5th in the elementary division

Morgan Rolin - 4th in the elementary division

Cayden Patterson - 3rd in the middle school division

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What a Fun Family Event! Join us for Family Game Night on February 16th! Younger siblings are welcome.

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FREE Friends & Family CPR Training!

Tuscumbia PTO is hosting a Friends and Family CPR/First Aid Training provided by the Miller County Ambulance District to anyone in the school district, FREE of charge. The date is March 21st from 6-8 pm in the high school cafeteria. Handbooks will be provided, so please sign up here if you plan to attend so we know how many to prepare for.
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It's almost time for the Middle School Dance!

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5th and 6th grade are completing week 4 of their DARE classes with Officer Hannon!

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On Monday, February 6, Honors Research student, Leila Wright, went to Rolla to work in the chemistry lab to prepare her research samples for analysis. She had the opportunity to tour the chemistry labs on the campus and then work with researchers, Anna Chernatynskaya and Lei Xu in analyzing her samples for copper II removal. She is to be featured in the Chemical Engineering Department's newsletter sharing the department's involvement with educational outreach. Incidentally, this is the same lab that Jonah Visser worked in last year while analyzing his samples for dye removal.

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Remaining Basketball Game Schedule

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Job Postings

The Miller County R-III School District has the following openings available:

  • MS English/Elective Teacher, 2023-24 school year, appropriate certification required. Forward resume' and letter of interest to
  • Elementary Teacher, 2023-24 school year, grade to be determined, appropriate certification required. Forward resume' and letter of interest to
  • Maintenance, immediate opening, minimum of $14/hour with credit given for years in similar positions, insurance, retirement, basic maintenance skills required, 10:00-5:00 M-F.
  • Substitute Bus Drivers, as needed, $31.60 per route (a.m. or p.m.).
  • Contracted transportation for one student from Tuscumbia to Columbia and back on school days. Will contract by the mile or day, rate negotiable. Must have a clean driving record and dependable vehicle.

Interested parties should contact Dr. Spencer at, or come by central office during working hours.

It's always a great day to be a Lion! Come join our Pride!

Upcoming Events

  • February 16: K-8 Family Game Night, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • February 17: MS Dance, 7:00 p.m., cafeteria
  • February 20: NO SCHOOL, Presidents' Day
  • February 21: Track & Field Parent Meeting, 5:30 p.m., HS library

Kindergarten had such a great time making their Valentine boxes with some help from some special people!

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