The DB Beat

David Barton Elementary - November 19, 2021

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I am thrilled to announce David Barton has earned one of the Top 10 growth scores in English Language Arts in the Central Missouri Region. This ranking highlights the top schools that are moving student learning forward the fastest. Each day I get to witness the amount of time, energy, and commitment that goes into each of our students. It is wonderful to know it is paying off!

In addition to the David Barton teachers and staff, I would also like to personally thank and congratulate the Hannah Cole Primary team! They continue to do an amazing job preparing students to transition to David Barton. And a final thank you to the Boonville community. Your support is necessary to make what we do possible. It truly is A GREAT DAY TO BE A PIRATE!

- Brett Frerking, Principal

You can read more here:

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Dec 14 - 5th Grade Band Holiday Concert

Dec 23-31 - Christmas Break

Jan 3 - No School, Staff PD Day

Jan 5 - Quarter 2 Grades Emailed

Jan 17 - No School, MLK Jr. Day

District Calendar

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Yearbooks are on sale now! Order forms went home last week or can be ordered online at

Orders are due by Friday, February 4, 2022

Cardboard Rolls Needed

Mrs. Thacher is in need of paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls for an upcoming STEM project!

If you have any or can start collecting, she can use them! She will need over 400!

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Each week we will share "Two Nonfictions & A Fiction" about a few of our teachers and staff. We encourage you to play along with your student and see if you can guess which of the three statements are fiction. (The answer key is at the bottom of this newsletter.)


A. I have a pet snake named Dracula.

B. I bought my first motorcycle when I was 10 years old.

C. I have 4 children and 2 grandchildren.


A. I am colorblind.

B. I have been skydiving.

C. I am allergic to cats.

We often have parents/guardians or members of the community ask what our school or teachers need. We have complied classroom wish lists to make this easier.

You can click on the above graphic to visit this link to view the wish lists:

The What's Up Weekly

The What's Up Weekly is a List of District events for the coming week. Check it out!

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FRERKING A. Fiction, B. Nonfiction, C. Nonfiction

HURT A. Nonfiction, B. Nonfiction, C. Fiction