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March 15-19: No School - Spring Break

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The Gainesville R-V District appreciates our school board members and their service to our students, district, and community! Thank you for always makings decisions based upon what is best for all of our kids. Gainesville should be very proud to have these individuals serving Bulldog Country.

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A Hometown Homecoming

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Katelyn Morse and Koby Wooledge were crowned Homecoming Queen and King.

2021 Homecoming court

Pictures by Teresa Evans

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Lots of activity in the library! A monopoly game and a jigsaw puzzle.....and of course, books!

For two weeks in January, students in grades 7-12 worked on a 1,000 piece puzzle in the high school library. Seniors, from left, Kendra Sisney, Kaitlyn Morse, Mercedes Shaw and Shayla Wages put in the final pieces on January 20.

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7th- Gabby Tank & Kyden Myers

8th- Michelle Walker & McCartney Armstrong

9th- Diana Wages & Brady Myers

10th- Sailor Anderson & Joe Rogers

11th- Deb Winrod & RyanPoe

12th- Liz Kinworthy & Josh Richer

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Gainesville 61 Sparta 51

Gainesville 72 Dora 27

Gainesville 48 Willow Springs 52

Gainesville 61 Mountain Grove 55

Gainesville 53 New Covenant 36

Gainesville 57 Forsyth 47

Gainesville 59 Fair Grove 51

Gainesville 50 Seymour 34

Gainesville 42 Norwood 63

Gainesville 55 Mansfield 45

Gainesville 64 Fordland 35

Junior Varsity:

Gainesville 45 Sparta 29

Gainesville 37 Willow Springs 44

Gainesville 66 Mountain Grove 29

Gainesville 42 Seymour 27

Gainesville 47 Norwood 31

Gainesville 48 Mansfield 57

Gainesville 67 Fordland 46

Varsity Record is 17-7

JV Record is 10-6

Both teams have competed well and shown the ability to be good basketball teams. The varsity was able to put together 3 wins over New Covenant, Forsyth and Fair Grove to win the Sparta Tournament.

Submitted by Coach Jenkins

Bulldogs Win 1st Place in Sparta Tournament

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2-13-21 Home Game vs. Fordland

Gainesville 68

Fordland 22

Scoring Leaders - Shayla Wages 25, Hallee Donley 17, Liz Kinworthy 16

Rebound Leaders - Liz Kinworthy 7, Debra Winrod 5, Donley and Wages 4 each

Assist Leaders - Erin McKinzie 6, Kinworthy and Donley 3 each

Steal Leaders - Wages, Donley, Kinworthy all had 2 each

The Lady Bulldogs are currently 13-9 on the season and 2-1 in Conference Play. We have had to deal with the winter weather over the last two weeks and had to cancel 3 games on our schedule because of it. Remaining on our regular season schedule will be Conway at home on 2/19/21. Next week we will start district play as the Gainesville Lady Bulldogs got the #1 seed in the Class 2 District 10 bracket. We have six teams in our district and the #1 and #2 seeds received a first round bye. Gainesville will host the second round game against the winner of #4 seed Bakersfield or #5 seed Summersville on February 23 at 6:00.

I am very pleased with how we have been playing the second half of the season. This team has a lot of fight and grit to them and one of our team goals for this year is to get a chance to compete for a district championship. We hope to continue to stay focused and work hard to reach that goal.

Class 2, District 10 Seed

#1 Gainesville

#2 Dora

#3 Seymour

#4 Bakersfield

#5 Summersville

#6 Norwood

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The Gainesville FBLA Chapter finished district competitions last week. The weather proved to be a challenge for completing some of the interviews but members stayed dedicated and participated in Zoom interviews from home if needed. The chapter had 38 (75%) members compete in events in a wide range of categories. Winners will be announced this week.

Pictured below: Parliamentary Procedure team members practice their script in Mrs. Gilmore's room.

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The High School Academic Team had their first competition on Saturday January 16, participating in the Mountain Grove Virtual Tournament. Five of our nine team members competed in the day long event - Justus DeVries, Layla Biby, Olivia Milligan, Brady Myers and Diana Wages.Arriving at school at 7:45 a.m. on a Saturday morning was not anyone's first choice (or second or third) but the team showed up and played very well. Unavailable on the day of competition were team members Daniel Dickey, Anastasia Goodson, Daniel Miller and Erin Wilson.

Coached by Sherry Uchtman and assistant coach Karen Jeziorski, the team ended the day with a 4-4 record. Since practices only began on January 6, the coaches were extremely proud of this record and look forward to continued competition during the second semester. Anyone interested in joining the Academic Team, affectionately known as the "Nerd Squad", should contact one of the coaches or the team members.

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All of our grades are working very hard in computer class.

Kindergarten is learning to login to their Reading Eggs by themselves.

1st & 2nd are building their skills in Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress.

3rd grade is moving right along with their Learn to Type activities.

4th grade is working in Google Docs and Google Draw, learning what all the tabs are and how to use them in their assignments.

5th grade has been working on a research project, each student had to research a state. Their work is posted in the hall outside of computers.

6th grade did a research project on a famous person, they also had to do a craft project that relates to their person. This assignment and craft is in the hall on tables outside of the computer lab.

A lot of wonderful things are happening at the elementary computer lab!!



Bouncy the goat came to visit!



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Second grade shows off their “Love Monsters” and the stories they wrote for Valentine’s Day.

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Mrs. Chandler’s team of 2nd grade “Day Angels” competed and won the

Primary Conference division for Missouri, in Share the Magic

Foundation’s READBowl, #READBowl 2021. They read for a total of 951

minutes, beginning on Monday January 11, 2021, the day of the NCAA

College Football National Championship, and they read for four

quarters (weeks), through February 7, 2021.

Share the Magic Foundation’s READBowl is a global reading

competition for Pre-K through 8th grade students, designed to inspire

students to read and provide teachers with a platform to motivate

students to increase reading minutes. Founded by Super Bowl

Champion and children’s book author Malcolm Mitchell, Share the

Magic Foundation provides in school and free virtual programming to

students across the country.



Third graders in Mrs. Cooper’s class did two different experiments while learning about physical and chemical changes in science.

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Fourth grade students have been studying how plants and animals have internal and external structures to support life. Pictured here are students with their lung models as well as the activity they completed when learning about animal adaptations.

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Fifth grade students have been learning about forces, gravity and motion. Students designed and constructed a marble run that would transport a marble into a cup using toilet paper rolls taped to the wall. The constraints for this challenge were to have 3 direction changes and the slowest time for completion. Also, students competed in an egg drop challenge where they designed and built a contraption to protect a raw egg when dropped from the top of the playground equipment.



In sixth grade science we are learning about the periodic table of elements. Students have broken down atoms to discover the subatomic particles for specific elements by creating Bohr models. In this lesson, we created edible Bohr models by decorating cookies to show the arrangement of protons, neutrons and electrons of an atom. We took this concept to the next level by using building bricks to show how atoms chemically bond with other atoms to create compounds, many of which are used in our everyday lives!