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Volume 1, September 18, 2017


On Friday, September 8, MHS held the first annual Mr. Spartan competition! Several senior boys were nominated to show off their talents and answer questions at the assembly. In the end, the senior boy with the most Spartan pride was crowned Mr. Spartan!

During the week of September 11th to September 15th, Moberly High School celebrated Homecoming and Spartan pride with dress up days! Check out some of the highlights below! MHS also held a door decorating contest. Mr. Kirkendoll's 5th hour human anatomy class won, and will be rewarded with a pizza party!

At the end of the school day on Friday, September 15th, MHS prepared students for Homecoming with a pep assembly. It featured several games, and a performance by the cheerleaders. Señor Barker had the most money raised in his name for the penny wars, so he got a pie in the face from Mr. Spartan.

Moberly High School Homecoming royalty nominees!

On September 15th the annual Homecoming parade took place in downtown Moberly.

On September 15, the Moberly Spartans faced the Macon Tigers on our home field for Homecoming. The Spartans played hard and took a huge victory. The final score was Moberly 28, Macon 14!

On Saturday, September 16th, MHS hosted a Homecoming dance. It was the first dance MHS has hosted in 5 years, and it was a huge success! About 300 students attended, and everyone had great time!


Moberly High School has had an electric atmosphere this month with an abundance of learning opportunities and school activities. Our Homecoming celebration was a success thanks to the hard work and planning of our Student Senate, cheerleaders and faculty. The Moberly High School staff also continues to make exciting plans and have high expectations for your student’s learning. We also recognize you have even more hopes and dreams for your student’s success in school and in their future.

To make sure those hopes and dreams are realized, I would like to ask for your support in encouraging your student to attend school every day possible this year. The evidence is clear: students with good attendance are more likely to be successful in school. High attendance rates are linked to high student achievement. This is true for every grade level – elementary, middle, and high school students.

Your student needs to be in school and engaged in learning to reach his or her full potential. Yet, we realize every family faces challenges. Please let your student’s counselor or me know if your family needs help dealing with a challenge that may affect your student’s attendance and we will do our best to your family ensure your student’s attendance stays on track. I have attached a link to an interesting article highlighting the importance of school attendance and it provides a more in depth view of this important educational issue.

Thank you for all you do to support your student’s success, well-being, and our school. We are truly fortunate to live and work is such a supportive community. I look forward to working with you the rest of this school year and to having your student learn and grow at Moberly High School!

Best wishes for a safe and successful school year.

Zach McMains


Moberly High School


-September 19 - College Visit with Stephens College

-September 20 - College Visit with Northwest Missouri State University

-September 22 - October ACT Registration Deadline

-September 28 - College Visit with Missouri State University

-October 1 - FAFSA Opens

-October 5 - World Teachers Day

-October 11 - PSAT Administration

ACT Update:

Juniors, the ACT will be offered at no cost to any junior who signs up. This ACT will take place during school on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. This is a great opportunity for juniors to get ahead on their college plans.

College and Career Planning

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Moberly High School has partnered with to help students plan their futures after high school. The Moberly High School counseling department will use NextTier with students to access information and create personalized task lists to help explore college and career options, navigate the admissions process, and find scholarships and financial aid.

As a student or a parent, you can communicate and collaborate with your others on their post high school journey by using the NextTier platform. You can recommend colleges to your others, and bookmark careers and scholarships for later reference and referral.

The NextTier app is available to download for free on the Apple store, as well as the Google Play store for use with your smartphone and/or tablet. There are no in-app purchases. You can also access NextTier using your personal computer.

Thanks so much!
Moberly Counseling Team

A Special Messages From Our Students

Suicide Prevention Week

September 25-29 is suicide prevention week. MHS will be participating in suicide prevention week.

- Monday: Stick with It

- Tuesday: You Are Enough

- Wednesday: Information day with Burrell

- Thursday: No One is Alone

- Friday: Who you gonna call?

Links and resources:

-National Suicide Prevention Hotline - 1-800-273-8255

-To Write Love on Her Arms -

-The Trevor Project -


The spotlight is on these exceptional students!

Rose Eads

Rose is second in command with the JROTC program. She says her role as second in command is going very well, and her involvement with JROTC has been her favorite part of this year so far. She looks forward to being captain of the color guard and is excited for the possibility of a drill team. Rose says her year has been going pretty well so far, and she’s eager to see all the new opportunities this year will offer.

Walker Brownfield

This year, Walker founded the MHS video game club. He says it’s going really well and it’s been fun to both make and run the club. Walker also will be playing Curly in MHS’ production of Oklahoma!. He says he’s ready for the musical production to get rolling. He looks forward to meeting new people and getting himself out there during the musical. Walker says his year is going pretty well, and he’s enjoying all of his classes; his favorite being CIT.


This year, Moberly High school has welcomed several new staff members. Get to know some of them!

Mrs. El Khatib

Before coming to MHS, Mrs. El Khatib taught internationally in Egypt for 5 years. Mrs. El Khatib says she loves being here at MHS; she said the staff and students both have been very welcoming and friendly. She says the best thing she’s experienced at MHS so far is having the opportunity to build positive and productive relationships with her students.

Ms. Drennan

Ms. Drennan says her year is going pretty great so far. She says her favorite part of teaching history is making connections from the past to the present. She thinks the future will be challenging, but she looks forward to it and is ready for a great year!

Ms. Burns

Ms. Burns says her year is going really good. She's always wanted to be a teacher. She says watching kids be creative is her favorite part of teaching English. She looks forward to getting involved at MHS and getting to know her students better as the year goes on.

Ms. Trierweiler

Ms. Trierweiler says her year is going good so far. Her favorite part of teaching French is getting to share her love for the language and getting to watch her students learn the language better and grow as students.


On September 21, 2017, the Moberly High School Softball team will play the Mexico Bulldogs in the annual Purple Out game. Come out and support the Spartan softball team!!!


These students were selected for district choir following auditions at Battle High School September 16th. The district choir concert will be held November 4th at Moberly High School.

Congratulations To!!!

9/10th grade choir

Lydia Brandon

Sophia Milhollin

Shelby Noel

Evelyn Ortman

Lochlyn Adrian

Kara Tuggle

Logan Lescoe

Jaysen Mitchell

Spencer Wagaman

Seth Benitez

Jalen Redburn

11/12th grade choir

Christina Gonzales

Cheyenne Smith

Ky Bourgeois

Brianna Holder


On Friday, September 8th, MHS welcomed former US army Golden Knight Dana Bowman as a guest speaker. Bowman shared his story and spoke to students about perseverance and achieving their goals.


Yearbooks are $45 for the Fall special. Get your yearbooks before October 27th for this awesome deal. Order online at