GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 2019 | 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."

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!


APRIL 18: Grandparent's Day - Dismiss @ 1:30 pm

APRIL 19: No School - Easter Break

MAY 9: Kindergarten Graduation @ 2 pm - 6th Grade Graduation @ 6 pm

MAY 10: High School Graduation @ 7:30 pm

May 20-June 13: Summer School (No School Monday, May 27)

JR. HIGH | HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

Visit the website to access the Junior High/High School calendar and announcements.

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92% 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.

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JUNIOR HIGH | HIGH SCHOOL NEWS

SENIOR INFORMATION

  • Senior awards and Baccalaureate will be Wednesday, May 8th in the gym. Senior awards will begin at 5:30 and will be followed by Baccalaureate.


  • Seniors are asked to turn in a baby/toddler picture of themselves to Mrs. Gilmore to use in a senior slideshow. Seniors may also submit a senior picture if they do not wish to use the senior yearbook composite for the video.


  • Graduation will be Friday, May 10th at 7:30 pm at Benton Breeding Field.

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SUMMIT CONFERENCE ART CONTEST WINNERS

Gainesville students participated in the Summit Conference Art Contest on April 6, sending 29 artworks for judging. Students brought home 20 awards for those artworks. Congratulations to all our students who participated and to the winners also. Winners included junior Ashley Poe winning the 2D Best of Show honor with her panda linocut print. Others winners include the following:


Ashley Poe: 1st place-Printmaking; 1st place-Drawing from Imagination;1st place-Scratchboard; 3rd place-Colored pencil drawing; 4th place-Charcoal drawing


Anastasia Goodson: 1st place & 2nd place-Drawing from Photo; 1st place-Wildcard/mixed media; 2nd place-Charcoal drawing; Hon. Mention- Charcoal drawing


Savannah Phelps: 3rd place-Scratchboard; 4th place-2D Mixed media; 4th place-Acrylic Painting


Ashley Walrath: 1st place-3D Mixed media; 4th place-3D Mixed media


Kerith Yarger: 3rd place-Ceramic non-functional; 4th place-Scratchboard


Leilani Rodrigue: Hon. Mention-Ceramic functional


Wyatt Souder: 4th place-Ceramic non-functional

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GAINESVILLE AWARDED COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT

Gainesville R-V Schools has been awarded a grant from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation Regional Grantmaking program. The $20,000 grant will support the development of the new learning lab and media center areas in the Junior High and High School. Thank you Community Foundation of the Ozarks for your generosity and support of the Gainesville Bulldogs!

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FFA NEWS

Members Qualify for State

Proud of our FFA members that qualified for State competition this week.
  • 1st in Parliamentary Procedure
  • 1st in Entomology
  • 3rd in Nursery Landscape
  • 3rd in Poultry
  • 7th in Floriculture
  • 1 State FFA Degree

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BAND NEWS

The band has had a very busy month! On March 14, 2019, the band performed at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Large Ensemble Concert Festival and received an overall Outstanding rating. They traveled to Ava on March 21, 2019 to perform at the Missouri Small School Band Director Association (MSSBDA) Concert Festival and again received an overall Outstanding rating. Three students took solos to the District Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 15, 2019. They each received an Outstanding rating. Those students were Hannah Carter(clarinet), Golda Biby,(oboe) and Daniel Dickey(horn).


The students have worked very hard and will attend one more concert festival (Music in the Parks) at Six Flags-St. Louis on May 4, 2019. The band will be selling Jose Madrid Salsa through April 18 and will hold a combination rummage sale/bake sale/car wash on April 13th at Knight's Automotive to earn money for the trip.

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FBLA NEWS

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

  • Missouri State Conference - April 14-16
  • Springfield Cardinals Leadership Forum - April 22
  • Park Clean-Up Day - April 25

Eli Amyx Attends Wisconsin and Vermont FBLA State Conferences

One of the privileges of being a national officer is the opportunity to attend other FBLA state conferences throughout the United States. This year, Eli was invited to attend the Vermont and Wisconsin state leadership conferences. At these conferences, Eli was tasked with presenting workshops, assisting with events, and speaking to the attendees at the opening and closing sessions among other duties. We are proud to have Eli representing not only FBLA but Gainesville High School.

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ELEMENTARY WEBSITE

Visit the website to access the Elementary calendar.

ELEMENTARY NEWS

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PRESCHOOL

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KINDERGARTEN

Mrs. Kris' class had a busy week with the theme St. Patrick’s Day. We made leprechauns and fruit loop rainbows, studied how real rainbows are formed and wrote about who means more to us than gold. We also made rainbow addition problems and we ended the week with a rainbow jello treat.

In hopes to welcome Spring-time weather, Mrs. Miller’s class planted wildflower seeds. The students now know all parts of a flower, how they grow, and the right environment to help in them grow. Over the next couple of weeks they will get to see if their little seeds germinate and grow into something awesome!

Mrs. Poe's class enjoyed a snake presentation by Mr. Jerry Kiger. Jerry did a wonderful job educating the students about facts and myths concerning snakes. To conclude the snake presentation, the students were allowed to touch a snake, but only if they wanted. Thank you Mr. Kiger for the time you give to our students.

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SECOND GRADE

Mrs. Chandler’s students are observing cloud types and discussing earth events, like tornados. Next, they are participating in a STEM design challenge by building a tornado-proof house. When partners have constructed a house, they can test the strength of their structure by having Mrs. Chandler blow the hair dryer on it for 20 seconds. Students will observe and record data in order to determine the success of their structure.

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THIRD GRADE

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FOURTH GRADE

It’s All about Ecology!


Fourth-grade students have been fortunate enough to be able to delve into ecology this quarter From exploring nature in a brand new way with the Nature Unleashed curriculum provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation to an exciting field trip to Zanoni Mill in the heart of the Ozarks. During the trip, departments and programs from around the state put on a hands-on demonstration on many of the ecology components that fourth graders throughout the country are learning about. Each of Ozark county school sent their 4th graders to hike, fish, and learn about what makes the Ozarks the best place to live and learn.

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FIFTH GRADE

Our 5th graders spent some time making observations at our outdoor classroom. Throughout the year we have had opportunities to observe the changes with the biotic and abiotic factors within this ecosystem as the seasons change. The students are expanding their observations to discover the interactions between the four Earth systems and how human activities impact these Earth systems.

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SIXTH GRADE

Sixth Grade Academic Team

The 6th grade Academic team competed at Bradleyville on April 10. The competing students did very well representing Gainesville Elementary. The team took 3rd place against 7 other schools. The team was composed of Makenzie Horton, Silvana Sherrill, Tate Uchtman, Trey Pendergrass, and Tyler Massey.



Individuals placing were: 2nd place Trey Pendergrass in Math, 2nd place Trey Pendergrass in Social Studies and Tate Uchtman 3rd in Social Studies, 4th place Makenzie Horton in Language.

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Author Visit

Author, Mary Casanova, made a visit to Gainesville Elementary on March 25. Casanova met with preschool through sixth-grade students. During her visit, she discussed why she became an author and shared her writing process with students. Our students enjoyed getting to meet an award-winning author and learning about her work.

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