GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT
NOVEMBER 2018 | 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."
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ENROLLMENT & APR DATA
91.3% of students 7-12 are reaching the 90/90 goal!
The goal of the 90/90 is to have 90% of our students with a minimum of 90% attendance. Currently, 91%% of our student population has over 90% attendance.
Junior High | High School News
- Archery team will be competing in their first archery tournament of the year on Nov. 17, 2018 at Norwood High School. We will have 17 archers competing from grades 5-10.
- Chess team will be competing in their first chess tournament of the year on Nov. 17, 2018 at Willow Springs High School. We will have 6 students competing.
- Ms. Oswald's RTI class made Halloween treats and delivered them to the residents at the nursing home.
The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest
The winners in the High school were Mrs. Donley's homeroom, 1st place with their pumpkins, "Doggone good Brains" and Mr. Chisam's homeroom, 2nd place with their pumpkin, "In the blink of an Eye...OUCH!!!" The Junior high winners were Mrs. Smith's homeroom, 1st place with "Scrumpkin", and Mrs. Poe's homeroom, 2nd place with "Monster's Inc." Principal's choice awards went to Mrs. Skaggs' homeroom with "Nightmare before Christmas" and Mrs. Smith's homeroom with "Trumpkin". The contest was designed to promote a school spirit of team building and also give students the opportunity to show off their many creative and artistic abilities.
Cassie Carlo 1st team All-Conference
Shayla Wages Honorable Mention All-Conference
Blakely Morrison 1st team All-District and 1st team All-Conference
Cross Country Update
FORDLAND INVITATION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2018
Place Score Team Name
1st 55 GAINESVILLE
2nd 58 SPOKANE
3rd 65 CHADWICK
4th 71 FORSYTH
5th 78 STRAFFORD
AUSTIN PECINA 10:01.86 (2nd)
JARETT HOGAN 10:36.23 (9th)
JACOB LAUB 10:56.17 (13th)
SAMUEL WYNN 11:19.36 (15th)
ISAAC PIPPIN 11:26.80 (16th)
ELIJAH BORROW 12:40.91 (24th)
CORWIN MORRIS 12:53.62 (27th)
JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS
LILLIAN WINROD 12:16.63 (11th)
MATTIE COOLEY 12:21.70 (14th)
SAVANNAH BUSHNER 13:03.51 (21st )
Summit Conference XC Meet Boys Results 10/22/18
Team Results 2nd Place
Ben Pointer 00:18:11.44 (1st) Conference Champ
Elijah Howard 00:19:43.63 (8th) All Conference
Andrew Botts-Papcke 00:20:13.12 (10th) All Conference
Maverick Bushner 00:21:02.52 (13th)
Eli Amyx 00:22:37.58 (26th)
Robert Clark 00:23:00.28 (28th)
Isaac Archey 00:23:07.65 (29th)
District XC Meet 10/27 and State Meet 11/3
Ben Pointer Placed 9th at Districts in Viburnum, Missouri, Which qualified him for the State Meet on Nov 3rd at Jeff City, Placing 79th out of 175
The team showed a lot of dedication and will this season .
BULLDOG MARCHING BAND NEWS
Three students auditioned for the All-District Honor Band at Parkview High School on Tuesday, Nov. 6th. Sophomore Hannah Carter was accepted into the top band and is eligible to audition for the All-State Honor Band December 1st. The band will perform in the Branson Adoration Parade on Sunday, Dec. 2 and the Gainesville Christmas Parade on December 8th. The Band and Choir Christmas Concert will be December 16th at 3:00 pm in the High School Auditorium.
ART CLUB NEWS
Students from Mr. Chisam's high school Art 1 and Advanced Art classes spent many hours creating thought provoking images for this contest, many of which had very personal stories behind them. Students all had to focus their art on the theme, "Your Story Isn't Over" and include the semicolon in some way. During the time they were creating work, BRMC Program Director Jodi Leeker also came to GHS on Sept. 12th, and spoke to art students about suicide awareness and steps to prevent it.
Contest entrants were also invited to Baxter Regional Medical Center, on Sept. 24, 2018, to participate in a tour, view winning artworks and to meet staff of the Behavioral Health Program. Gainesville entrants participated in this tour and were able to learn information about how to raise awareness for suicide prevention from BRMC Program Director Jodi Leeker and several other professionals of the Behavioral Health program. Students were also able to meet and interact with art contest participants from several other Arkansas school districts while viewing the amazing art submissions and winners artwork.
The GHS Art Club recently traveled to Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO. Members of the club were able to view artworks from two exhibits. The Four by Four exhibit, consisted of works by artists from Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas and Oklahoma. Students were also able to view works from the Decades: 90 years of Collecting exhibit which consisted of works from the museums permanent collection. Students later enjoyed some fun and food at Incredible Pizza Co. in Springfield also.
The Art Club is also currently working on an exciting new mural for the front lobby of the high school. We also are creating artwork for various school groups and organizations.
- Districts Sign-Up by November 30th
- Next meeting November 30th
- Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest @ Meeting
FBLA Visits the Windy City
At the conference, members participated in leadership workshops, networked with other FBLA members from across the country and listened to exceptional motivational speakers. Century Bank of the Ozarks sponsored a meal for the students at Giordano's and gave students the opportunity to experience " Chicago style" pizza. New experiences created lifelong memories for these members and created a new excitement for FBLA.
Attended National FFA Convention in Indianapolis
Charted a bus with West Plains and Dora FFA Chapters
20 Gainesville Students attended
Over 69000 FFA members in attendance
Held November 2 in the Ag Shop
King and Queen winners were Augustus Goodman and Gracyn Blackburn
Our officer team placed second in the Area Rituals contest.
Augustus Goodman in Pet Producers
Elizabeth Kinworthy in Missouri Quarter Horse
Aidan Murphy in the Missouri Institute of Cooperatives. Advanced to districts.
Cheyenne Clinton in Sheep Producers. Advanced to districts.
Abby Donley in Young Farmers and Farm wives. Advanced to districts.
Westin Wilson in Farm Bureau. Advanced to districts.
Jaima DeVries in Pork Producers. Advanced to districts.
Meat and cookie dough have arrived. Please contact the Ag Department with any questions about your order.
Westin Wilson placed first at districts and will advance to state.
With deer season approaching, Agent Jerry Kiger from the MDC came to our November meeting to refresh our members on hunter safety.
Jaima DeVries placed first at districts and will advance to state.
On Friday, Nov. 2nd. FCCLA joined FFA for their Barn warming dance and Sunday Nov. 4th FCCLA members served chicken dinners at the Gainesville Senior Center. Next Thursday, FCCLA Officers will be leaving tor the National Cluster Meeting in Louisville, KY, where we will learn additional leadership skills. .
Temperatures are dropping but fun and excitement are still heating up the air in the elementary school. We had a great day October 16 when the Elks Lodge of Mountain Home, Arkansas came up for Red Ribbon Week. The Elks Lodge grilled hamburgers and hotdogs for all students and staff. Students had a great time eating lunch in their classroom. The Elks Lodge also brought up Red Ribbons and drug free coloring books for each student.
Parent Teacher Conferences were a huge success as we had a ninety-one percent participation rate. Thank you for attending and we look forward to seeing you again at our Parent Teacher Conferences February 15, 2019.
Our annual Principal’s Reading Challenge is underway. Mr. Morris kicked off this year’s challenge with a cruise on a pirate ship. The theme for the challenge this year is ‘Going on a Journey’. Mr. Morris stressed how you can go anywhere and learn anything by picking up a book. Students who complete the Principal’s Reading Challenge will earn a special surprise from the Mr. Morris.
The annual Ozark County Spelling Bee was held on November 1 and Gainesville Elementary did a great job. Each student who participated did an outstanding job representing our school district. We had seventeen Gainesville students place in this year’s competition, great job to all.
EXPLORING WITH PUMPKINS
WEATHER EROSION AND LANDFORMS
MEASURING WITH THE METRIC SYSTEM
Fifth grade science classes have been working on a unit, Nature Unleashed, provided by a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. The students are studying various ecosystems and the interactions among living things and the nonliving components that are needed for survival.