GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 2020 | 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."

DISTRICT-WIDE CALENDAR

November 11: Picture Retake Day

November 16: No School

November 23-27: Thanksgiving Break- No School

December 21- January 1: Winter Break - No School

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HIGH SCHOOL

ACADEMICS

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Hannah Carter scored in the top 2.5% of students taking the PSAT last year which qualified her for the College Board National Recognition Program.

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Mrs. Decker's 5th hour Algebra I class were rewarded for no D's or F's in the class. Mrs. Decker brought cookies for the class to celebrate their hard work.

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The drama class finished learning about the history of theater and are shown working on their version of ancient theaters also called a theatron.

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ATHLETICS

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BASKETBALL (JUNIOR HIGH BOYS & GIRLS )

COACH'S CORNER

The girls have played hard all season long. They have improved since the beginning of the season. They closed out the season on a 2 game win streak. They will be starting the Norwood Tournament this week and Conference Tournament on Saturday.


-Coach West, JH Girls Basketball Coach


The boys have worked hard this season. The B Team closed out the season with a 5-5 record. The A Team finished with a 4-6 record and have the Norwood Tournament this week and Conference Tournament starting this Saturday. For both teams almost all of our losses have been in competitive games and the boys battled hard, we just ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard that night. I'm proud of the boys and how they've grown this year as people and players.


-Coach Lash, JH Boys Basketball Coach

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CROSS COUNTRY

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Cross Country is still underway with Conference, Districts and State still to come. Our Junior High team has had a very successful season placing 1st in both the Mtn. Grove and Conway meets and 2nd in a very competitive Fordland meet.

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JUNIOR HIGH

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Eighth grade Social Studies in Mrs. Barcelona's class researched different Native American groups and presented their findings to the class.

Seventh grade did a gallery walk to learn about ancient Egypt.

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JUNIOR HIGH ELECTIVES

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Seventh grade Public Speaking and Drama class had an Improv Therapy Session. We have been getting ready for our play that will take place the first week of November.

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Everyday Living class learned to make homemade pancakes.

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EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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BULLDOG PRIDE BAND

The Gainesville Marching Bulldogs have only participated in two competition parades this fall because of fears of the Covid-19 virus. They have worked very hard in spite of everything that is going on and it has paid off! The band competed against three other bands in the Stockton Walnut Festival parade on September 26 and received first place! The band also won first place in the Hartville Fall Festival parade this past weekend and won $100. The band is hoping to get a chance to march in some Christmas parades this year.

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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

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FCA hosted Fields of Faith on Wednesday, October 14th. Approximately 250 people attended. Several area churches donated food so that we were able to provide a free meal for our community.

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FROM THE DESK OF MRS. SWOFFORD...

We have just finished up a great first quarter. I am extremely proud of all of our students and teachers for their hard work and dedication this quarter! We had 74 students completing the first quarter with perfect attendance. Archery has recently started up for 5th-12th grade. There are 47 students signed up to participate this year.


Classrooms are going to be preparing letters and packets to send to local Veterans in celebration of Veteran’s Day on November 11th. This is a small way to honor the Veterans of our community and thank them for their service. Mrs. Fox is beginning to work on the annual Christmas music program. More information coming soon!


UPCOMING DATES:

  • October 22nd: Parent Teacher Conferences

  • October 23rd: No School

  • October 26th-29th: Red Ribbon Week

  • November 9th-20th: Dental Screenings

  • November 16th: No School

  • November 23-27th: No School Thanksgiving

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KINDERGARTEN

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FIRST GRADE

First grade has been learning addition facts. We recently learned about the doubles facts and made a ‘doubles man’ for some extra practice!

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SECOND GRADE

Second grade students learned about the different states of matter. Students ended the unit with making root beer floats and determining which parts were a solid, liquid, and gas.

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THIRD GRADE

Third graders were learning about simple machines in science. We discussed that catapults are a lever, which is one type of simple machine. They built a catapult and were able to shoot marshmallows to try them out.

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FOURTH GRADE

Fourth Grade students have been busy learning about the three types of rocks. We learned about the Mohs Scale of Hardness and did an experiment with starburst candy that allowed the students to do hands on learning. The best part in their words was that they got to eat their “rocks” at the end of the experiment!

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FIFTH GRADE

Thanks to the University of Missouri extension program, 5th grade has the privilege of learning all about making healthy eating habits. Mrs. Winrod will be joining 5th grade each Wednesday for an hour to discuss the importance of a colorful plate while teachings how to make healthy food choices. She is also helping to get their heart rates up, to burn off some of that extra energy as she ties in the importance of getting your heart pumping.

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SIXTH GRADE

Our 6th graders have really “dug-in” to the chance to learn about gardening thanks to Mrs.
Winrod’s University of Missouri program, that brings gardening to our students. Students have prepared the school’s garden beds, and planted a small variety of plants they are hoping to harvest before cold weather arrives. They also had the opportunity to make a little salsa, as they learned about chopping, dicing, and mincing.

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HAVE A SAFE & HAPPY HALLOWEEN!