QuickNews: May 18, 2023
🦅 Congratulations to our 2023 Retirees 👏
Please join us as we congratulate our 2023 retirees. They have over 542 years of service to education, of which 417 of those years were right here in Nixa. Thank you for making a difference in our students lives through your selfless dedication and hard work. We wish you the very best in the future!
Inman Intermediate Named a PLC at Work School
Inman Intermediate has been recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community (PLC) at Work School. Inman is one of about 500 schools and districts in the United States and Canada to receive this honor, and the third school in Nixa to earn this achievement.
PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognize the key to improved learning for students is ongoing, job-embedded learning for the adults who serve those students.️
The three big ideas of a PLC call upon educators to do the following:
1. Focus on learning.
2. Build a collaborative culture.
3. Create a results orientation.
Schools are recognized based on strict criteria, including demonstration of a commitment to PLC concepts, implementation of these concepts for at least three years, and clear evidence of improved student learning over that period. Once measurable results can be seen, the school must explain its practices, structures, and culture and submit its application for consideration by the PLC Review Committee.
The Junior High Artist of the Week is Sophia Thimesch
The Junior High Artist of the Week is Sophia Thimesch! Artist of the Week is sponsored by Rocco's Pizza of Nixa.
"Sophia is a seventh-grade theatre student. She was recently seen in Elf the Musical at Nixa Junior High. She is imaginative and full of energy. She has a strong work ethic and is bold in her artistic choices, never afraid to try something new. She encourages others to do their best. She is a creative artist and a kind human being." - Darrel Priddle, junior high theatre teacher
"To me, theatre means fun, joy, and a place where you can be yourself with no repercussions. Theatre means friendships and happiness when you meet new people with the same interests. All in all, theatre means awesomeness!" - Sophia Thimesch
Twenty Eight Students Graduated this Year from SCORE
On Tuesday, The Glenn Scott SCORE Campus of Nixa High School hosted its graduation celebration. 28 students graduated this year, making the grand total of 555 graduates since it started 25 years ago this year.
The evening was filled with speeches from SCORE graduates, personalized teacher awards, and the recognition of various scholarship recipients. Graduates Lily Parry received the Bob and Mea Childers Scholarship, Alexis Parks received the Glenn and Kay Scott Sucker Day Scholarship, and Thea Wusstig received the Nixa Rotary Club Scholarship.
The 28 SCORE graduates will walk at Sunday's class of 2023 graduation with the rest of Nixa High School's seniors at the Great Southern Bank Arena on Sunday, May 21, at 1:30 p.m.
The Nixa Team Store Item Spotlight: Youth Red Tee "Nixa Eagles Since 1901"
The Nixa Team Store item spotlight is a Nixa Eagles Youth Red Tee "Nixa Eagles Since 1901" in extra small to youth large sizes for $14.99!
Price Cutter in Nixa is our partner for the Official Team Store of Nixa Public Schools. The Nixa Team Store is located by the checkout lanes. Look for the Nixa Team Store sign to grab all your Nixa gear!
Nixa Journalism Receives International Awards
Congratulations to the EagleAir TV student staff and senior Justice Jones for their awards from the Quill and Scroll International Honor Society for High School Journalists.
EagleAir TV won third place for its news program and Justice Jones won Honorable Mention for her News Writing (Restricted Readings in Wingspan magazine).
Nixa High School: Class of 2023 Graduation
Date & Time: Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 1:30 p.m.
Location: Great Southern Bank Arena (formerly JQH Arena)
Live Broadcast Sponsor: Mid-Missouri Bank
Nixa Public Schools will be celebrating and recognizing its 2023 graduates.
Great Southern Bank Arena will open at 12:30 p.m., and no ticket is required for entry.
Sucker Days Information | May 19-21, 2023
Sucker Days is May 19-21, 2023, and many Nixa Public School groups will be highlighted during the event. Nixa Schools is proud to sponsor the art zone at Sucker Days.
For more information, go to www.nixasuckerday.org.
Advertise in the Eagle Express
Let your business message ride along into over 16,000 Nixa addresses three times per year! Approximately 2 cents per household, less than you'd pay for direct mail on your own.
Contact Tricia at 417-983-0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
Car Line Hang Tags
Every afternoon parents sit in carline to pick up their children. Every afternoon they must have a hang tag with their child's name on it. How much exposure would your business have by adding their message to the back side facing the driver?
Schools still available to sponsor: JTSD, Espy and High Pointe
Get signed up by contacting Tricia at 417-983-0314 or email@example.com
The Fight for the Soul of a School Board
In a small Missouri town, a campaign to remove literature from the high-school library forced members of the community to reckon with the meaning of "parents' rights." Five years ago, Tamara and Cirt Yancy moved to Nixa, Missouri, for the schools.
Follow Nixa Athletics on Facebook and Twitter (@nixaathletics) for live updates on events and more Nixa Athletics coverage.
THURSDAY, MAY 18
- VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER - CLASS 4 DISTRICT 5 CHAMPIONSHIP @ NIXA HIGH SCHOOL | 6PM
- VARSITY BASEBALL - CLASS 6 DISTRICT 6 CHAMPIONSHIP @ REPUBLIC | 6PM
FRIDAY, MAY 19
- NO EVENTS SCHEDULED.
SATURDAY, MAY 20
- HS BOYS & GIRLS TRACK & FIELD - CLASS 5 SECTIONAL 3 MEET @ PARKVIEW HIGH SCHOOL | 11:30AM
Nixa Golf Class 5 State Tournament
Congratulations to our boys golf team on placing 6th overall in the 2023 Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 5 State Tournament!
Individually, Meyer Lively and Noah Naugle both placed 26th (+9), Peyton Burbridge placed 49th (+14), and Jack Holden placed 58th (+17).
Outstanding job, boys!
First 50 NHS Students get in FREE for Tonight's Nixa Girls Soccer District Championship Game
The first 50 students will get in FREE for tonight's Nixa Eagles girls soccer district championship game vs. Kickapoo at 6 p.m. at Eagle Stadium.
Students must have their ID present to receive free admission.
Come out and support.
2023-2024 Nixa baseball club youth tryouts July 28-29 - Nixa Public Schools
Story Links The Nixa Baseball Club has announced its youth tryout information for the 2023-2024 season. Tryouts will be held July 28 and 29, at US Ballpark and the Nixa Baseball Field. Tryouts are open to any Nixa athletes residing in the district or anyone already grandfathered in.
Nixa Schools Bass Fishing Team 2023 NYFA Qualifying Tournaments Results
The Nixa Schools Bass Fishing Team has completed the season's 2023 National Youth Fishing Association (NYFA) qualifying tournaments. They are anxiously awaiting the updated Angler of the Year Standings to identify the championship qualifiers.
On April 4, the second NYFA qualifier was held on Bull Shoals Lake. Asher Coorts led the junior high team with a 7th-place finish out of 117 teams. He weighed three bass totaling 7.05 lbs. Brody O'Connell and Will Young led the high school team with an 11th-place finish out of 251 teams. They weighed four bass totaling 11.12 lbs. The team of Afton Hopkins and Zernie Vess finished in 22nd place.
The final qualifying tournament was held at Table Rock Lake on May 7. Asher Coorts again led the junior high team with a 21st-place finish out of 120 teams. He brought four bass to the scales weighing 7.67 lbs. In the high school division, Brody O'Connell and Will Young had another strong event finishing 33rd out of 252 teams. They weighed three bass totaling 10.49 lbs. In addition, they had Big Bass in the high school division with a lunker weighing 4.70 lbs.
The season will wrap on June 11 with the NYFA Championship on Stockton Lake.
2023-2024 Nixa youth football season information, registration - Nixa Public Schools
Story Links Registration for the 2023-2024 Nixa youth football (NYF) season is now open. Early bird registration for the cost of the season is $125 and to be eligible for that price, registration must be completed before the deadline of June 10, 2023. If after June 11, regular registration is $150.
2023 spring sports districts information - Nixa Public Schools
Story Links 2023 spring district tournament dates and information can be found below. All district admission is $6. Please note that if a bracket/seeds are not below they have not been released and will be added when announced. Boys Golf: May 4, 2023 Class 5 District 3 @ Rivercut Golf Course (Springfield, Mo.)