Bulldog Bytes

A Newsletter for Employees of the Mexico59 09/30/15

Bulldog Bytes

Bulldog Bytes will be available in your in box each Wednesday (with some exceptions around Christmas & Summer break). Send items to be published to jdiffenderfer@mexico.k12.mo.us. These items can be wedding photos, birth announcements/photos, fund raisers for sports and civic clubs, and other district wide communication needs.


Welcome new employees to the Mexico School District
Staff Directory

This is the staff directory that is normally emailed out. Click on this link and save it to your own Google Drive.


Click here to view the school district's calendar via Google Calendar.

Click here for MPS Lunch Menus

This is a link to the District website to find clickable lunch menus. This will save an email from coming to your inbox from Food Service each week. To locate them, go to "Related Documents" on the right side navigation.


When using the interoffice mail system consider these reminders:

  1. Scratch out the old delivery address on BOTH sides of the envelope before sending.
  2. Write the full name of the intended recipient.
  3. Make sure you send it to the right building.
  4. Consider putting a post-it note or paper note on the inside noting who the mail is from/to.
  5. If you get mail that is not yours, try checking with the person before you on the envelope to see if they sent it.
  6. Do your due diligence to get the mail to it's rightful owner.

Mexico School District 59 Position Openings 2015-2016


Part-Time Evening welding

Speech Pathologist (4)


Bus Drivers & Substitute Bus Drivers

Bus Mechanic

Substitute Food Service Workers

Substitute Nurses

Substitute Teachers

The following coaching/extra-duty positions are available for the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact Jeff Anderson x3008 at Mexico High School for additional information.


Assistant Track Coach - MHS

Educator Survey on Top 10 by 20 for DESE

This is a follow up survey to the one DESE administered in April. Please take a quick minute to complete it.

MHS Theater Cookbooks ready to be purchased....Get yours NOW!

From Sara Given - MHS Theater Department---It is a great honor to be selected to represent not only our school and community but the state of Missouri at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland August 2016.

We are in need of your support.

“Dramatically Delicious” is our new cookbook. The entries look AMAZINGLY scrumptious! $15 per cookbook with a 75% kickback to our group traveling abroad.

If you are interested in donating to our group, please contact Sara Given at MHS or Bethany Collins at Central Office.

Congratulations to MHS French and Spanish teachers and Students

In April, the Foreign Language classes at MHS presented videos at the University of Central Missouri and they won several awards.

Click here for the complete letter and background.
Information about Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Click the above link to read an article about drinks containing sugar.

Our United Way donations are at 12% of the goal of $7400. Keep up the fundraising!

Student Health Screenings to be held at YMCA

Students in grades 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th will travel to the Mexico YMCA for health screenings. The dates are:

Oct. 8 Eugene Field

If you have any questions about this, please contact your school's nurse or Angie Anderson, Head Nurse at x2802.

Help the Dixie Gray Band go to Orlando in 2016

Click the above link for information on the Orlando trip and how you can help.

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Walk/Bike to School Day - OCTOBER 7, 2015

All three elementary schools will be walking to school on October 7, 2015 as a focus on physical activity. Contact Heather Cope, Lynda Thurman or Emily Buck to get more details about their starting point(s) and time(s).

Think First Missouri/KRCG TV 13 to present Assembly at MHS.

Friday, Oct. 9th, 9am

639 North Wade Street

Mexico, MO

This presentation will include four powerful speakers as they tell their stories.
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Nominations are now being accepted for Pioneer in Education Awards

During the Annual Christmas Reception we will present the Pioneer in Education Awards. Employees are encouraged to nominate a retired staff member or former Board of Education member. Nominees must have been retired at least three years.

If you wish to nominate someone, please complete the form below and return to the Board Secretary at Central Office not later than November 15.

These two documents are what you need to submit an application. The nomination form. The list of eligible retirees.

Contact Bethany Collins for more information. x2401

Family Fun Night at the YMCA

Sunday, Jan. 3rd 2016 at 6-8pm

1127 Adams Street

Mexico, MO

Staff and their families are encouraged to come play games, snack and fellowship. Volleyball, pickle ball, ping pong, swimming pool, and racquetball.