MVR-III BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS & MORE
Board of Education Recognitions
Board of Education secretary, Stephanie Schomber, was recognized for her work on the 2019 Missouri Department of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Program Grant. Due to Mrs. Schomber's efforts, the district was awarded the grant in the amount of $28,921 and allowed the purchase of 29 tables (including 8 wheelchair accessible tables) and 20 benches to be distributed around the school district.
Pacific Eagles Aerie #3842
Members of the Pacific Eagles Aerie# proudly presented a $1,000 check to support the Pacific High School JROTC Marksmanship Team. The donation is to support the team's travel expenses during their competition season.
Pacific Agape Help House
Meramec Valley R-III employees held a Super Bowl Spirit Week to raise funds to support the Pacific Agape Help House. The District collected several cases of food and $588.00 to present to the Agape Help House Director and Board.
Board of Education Artwork
Students from around the district decorate the Board of Education meeting room each month. This month's artworks was provided by the Nike Elementary students and Art teacher, Mrs. Caryn Patterson.
Pictured from left, Dianna Meyer, School Board Member; and Stephanie Schomber, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent.
Pictured from left, Dianna Meyer, School Board Member; Lucas Hicks, Leamia Perez, Jerry Eversmeyer, Dan McClain, Julia Thomas, Amanda Bennett, and Brian Cain.
District Staff Donates to Agape
Pictured from left, Dianna Meyer, School Board Member; Tonya Graham, Agape House Executive Director; and Jennifer Lawler, Agape House Board President.
MVR-III BOARD MEMBERS RECOGNIZED
Pictured from back left: Sean Brinker, Tim Richardson, Louis Vondera, & Matt Trower
Pictured from front left: Dave Strong, Mary Clasby-Agee, & Dianna Meyer
PARCEL OF PROPERTY DECLARED SURPLUS
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT- GIFT EDUCATION ODYSSEY PROGRAM
Elementary Odyssey students from across the district have been problem-solving solutions utilizing their new 3D printer in the Odyssey classroom at Truman Elementary. Once Tinkercad tutorials were completed, first-fifth grade Odyssey students began experimenting with the design software to make a three-dimensional creation of their own. Many of the projects were a huge success and a few projects became learning experience for the "3D Fails" wall. Beginning in March, Odyssey students will begin problem-solving solutions to Project Lead the Way learning units and printing their unique solutions to real-world problems. Mrs. Dawn Bristow is the gifted teacher for all elementary Odyssey students.
Odyssey Space Camp
Student astronauts, Israel Guenzler and Wyatt Schaecher, are pictured simulating work outside of the shuttle.
PI & RMS students and parent volunteers are pictured managing the control room in a shuttle mission simulation.
Jesse Steeger is pictured experiencing the Five Degrees of Freedom to feel the effects of microgravity. Photos submitted by Mr. Kyle Walz.
Odyssey Space Camp
National Youth Speaker Comes to MVR-III
Pacific High School
How is maple syrup made? Do you add sugar? Do you add dye? How long does it take? How much sap do you need? These are just a few questions that sixth grade students asked after watching a video of their teacher, Mrs. Todahl, tapping maple trees.Todahl brought the outdoor lesson into her classroom to give her students a valuable science experience. Students made a hypothesis, made observations of the pure sap out of the tree, observed the sap boiling, and watched the water evaporate. Students weighed the sap each hour and were very surprised how quickly the water evaporates from hour to hour. The experiment started with 6 pounds of sap and ended up with about an ounce of syrup. Mrs. Todahl said, “Students were intrigued by the fact the sap came from a tree on Saturday and by Friday they were eating waffles with the syrup they made in class.”
Teachers at Coleman have been reading the book "Wishtree" to students over the last two months. Each week teachers read the same chapters to stem conversations with students. At the end of the week, students are invited to participate in trivia questions about the chapters read during the week. A winner is selected weekly from each class to get a prize. In May, one of our own trees will be turned into an actual wishtree. Coleman's Writing On the Wall event will feature "Wishtree" themed activities. This book emphasizes many of the District's 8 Pillars of Success. "Wishtree" is a quiet and thoughtful read aloud with the entire family or in the classroom. It has a strong plot with themes that encourage readers to think about diversity, inclusion, acceptance, kindness, and the true nature of friendship.
Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center (DHELC)
Bank Donation & Volunteerism
Bank employees were spotted working in a concession stand this month. Citizens Bank takes pride in giving back to the community by volunteering their time each year by covering concession stand duties. To find out how your business can volunteer at a school event, contact Ketina Armstrong at 636-271-1400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Records
- Proof of Residency (electric bill, lease agreement, or real estate tax statement)
Use the following link for Kindergarten Registration: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/o/mvriii/page/registration-information--80
**Use the Help Sheet guides to assist with online registration.
Upcoming District Events:
Feb. 28- Java with John at Little Ireland Coffee
March 6- End of Third Quarter
March 11- Late Start
March 16-20- Spring Break (No School)
March 25- Late Start