The Rocket Review

Monthly Newsletter Update - September 2020

Upcoming Dates


14th: FFA Sponsored Blood Drive (American Legion Building), 2:00-7:00 PM

21st: Staff Development Day - No School

25th: Mid Quarter

28th: No Classes at Northwest Technical School


2nd: Varsity Football Homecoming at Hopkins

14th: West Nodaway Board of Education Meeting

23rd: End of First Quarter

26th: Individual Picture Retakes + JH Basketball and Cheer Pictures

27th: Staff Development Day - No School

27th: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 1:00-7:00 PM

28th: Parent-Teacher Conferences, 4:00-7:00 PM

30th: Staff Development Day - No School

Welcome to the Rocket Review

Welcome to the 1st edition of the Rocket Review. This monthly newsletter will be a one stop shop for you as parents and patrons to find all of the latest news and happenings at West Nodaway R-I. It is our goal as administrators and staff to communicate clearly with you as much as possible. We will use this platform to showcase the amazing abilities of our students and staff. If you hear of something in the community that you would like for us to add to the Review please let us know.


  • Don't forget to pick up your 2020-2021 Free and Reduced Meal Applications in the Elementary Office. These are due by October 12, 2020.

  • If you have elementary children that qualify for free or reduced lunch, and would like them to receive a sack of food on Fridays as part of the Backpack Buddy program, please fill out a permission form in the office as soon as possible. The week of September 28th, is the first week of distribution.

  • The freshmen are selling Pampered Chef. Items will be directly shipped to each customer. Please see any member of the freshman class, or Jennifer and Jerod Downing, to place your order before September 14th.

  • The junior class is selling Red Wheel until Friday, September 18th. See a member of the junior class, or contact Mr. Shipley if you'd like to order!

  • The high school Student Council members will be selling Texas Roadhouse rolls until October 2nd. Rolls are $10 per dozen, which includes honey butter and a free appetizer card. Delivery will be before Thanksgiving break. Find a STUCO member, or see Mrs. Reed to order!

Lunch Menu

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Elementary Pick Up and Drop Off

Parents, thank you, thank you, thank you so much for your patience with pick up and drop off. I appreciate you all working together with us in making this transition. Several have commented about how much they appreciate the convenience of the system, but this couldn't have happened without your cooperation.

A couple of parents have asked if you need to drive around behind the bus barn. No, I don't think it will be necessary to do this because the line is moving so fast. I have noticed that some people are getting cut off in line so please be vigilant in watching out for one another.

I would absolutely love to open the doors for all of those that are missing the morning routine of walking their students in. However, COVID-19 has changed our routines whether we like it or not...and believe me I don't like it either.

Thank you again to all of your for kindness and complements during these trying times.

Mrs. Barnes

New Staff At West Nodaway


Keep up the good work Rockets! You are doing a great job here at school taking extra precautions to keep everyone healthy. We have no active cases within our school at this time, so it's working! Parents, thank you for keeping sick kids home, thank you for working with me if we do have sickness, and as always fell free to reach out with any questions. -Mrs. Hoyt (
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Counselor Corner

Starting back to school, after several months out of those routines, can be stressful on our kiddos, just as it is on lots of adults. Below are some strategies for helping a person of any age try to cope with stress.

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Rockets Are What?

Elementary Rockets ROCKED Week #1

Rockets ROCKED IT!