GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 2018 | 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!

OCTOBER 18: No School - Teacher In-Service / Parent-Teacher Conferences

OCTOBER 19: No School

NOVEMBER 6: Election Day

NOVEMBER 19-23: Thanksgiving Break

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JR. HIGH | HIGH SCHOOL WEBSITE

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

JUNIOR HIGH / HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION

  • We have had a great start to the 2018-19 school year! Currently, 298 students are enrolled in grades 7-12 with an average attendance of 96.64%. Students are already reaping the benefits of our continued efforts to become a one-to-one school. Our 9th and 10th graders now have full time access to Chromebooks and are using them to more fully engage in their course content. We look forward to providing devices to our 11th-12th graders in the future.


  • Hootin’ & Hollarin’ was held September 20th-22nd and many of our clubs, classes, and sports groups sponsored activities and events that support the success of this wonderful festival. It was a great community outreach as several of our clubs were well represented as well as having our high school band highlighted in the big parade.


  • Eight of our 11th grade students are attending the South Central Career Center (SCCC) in West Plains. Three students are enrolled in Auto Body Repair, two in Welding Technology, one in Culinary Arts, one in Commercial and Advertising Art, and one in Carpentry. All the students seem to be very excited about the opportunity for career certifications in these vocational areas that are not currently offered at Gainesville.


  • Our Junior High StuCo is already busy planning their upcoming dances and a field trip opportunity in the coming months. The students are showing great pride in the facilities, in supporting one another and continue to make us all proud to be Gainesville Bulldogs.

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ENROLLMENT & APR DATA

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91% 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. Currently, 91%% of our student population has over 90% attendance.

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HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL NEWS

Student Council has begun the year with an outstanding election assembly! Two teams decided to run for the offices of Student Council president and vice-president, and those teams had an opportunity to relate to the student body what their qualifications were during an assembly held on August 29, 2018. Cody Donley and Garrett Morgan presented a Family Feud game show to help illustrate their qualifications for being Student Council president and vice-president while their opponents Natalie Kiger and Eli Amyx presented a video based from The Office to illustrate their strengths if they were to be elected.


Voting was held after the assembly, and the student body elected Natalie Kiger and Eli Amyx as Student Council president and vice-president. Student Council will plan several assemblies throughout the year and will host Homecoming during the basketball season. Their first function is hosting a blood drive held in the high school library on September 27, 2018.


Other Student Council members for the 2018-2019 school year are: Audrey Lovan, Cooper High, Brexton Miller, Jaxon Britt, Erin McKinzie, Aiden Murphy, Ryan Poe, Hallee Donley, Jacob Overturf, Zoe Cleveland, Ruthanne Doebler, Daniel Miller, Randi Smith, Ben Pointer, Max Seals, Novalee Newkirk, Ashley Poe, Danielle Weber, Aubrey Turingan, Kassandra Barnett, Nicole Donahue, Jake Leeker, Abby Freeman, Westin Wilson, and Ryelon Estes.

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Softball Update

9-24-2018 @ Dora

Lost 9 to 0

We hit the ball well, but it was always right to them.


9-28-2018 vs Hartville

Won 14 to 13

With this being Senior Night, you never know if your players are going to come out ready to play or falter due to everything going on. We came out on fire scoring 10 runs in the first inning. After that inning, we slowed down a lot. We knew Hartville wasn't going to go away easily and they didn't. They kept chipping away at our lead and tied the game in the 7th inning. Shayla Wages led off the inning by getting on base. Cassie Carlo was intentionally walked and Peyton Donley hit an infield single which loaded the bases. We had 2 outs and bases loaded when Hartville's pitcher threw a wild pitch in which Shayla stole home to win the game. It was an exciting game and an awesome way to end Senior Night.


9-29-2018 Norwood Tournament

Lost vs Dora 10 to 4

Lost vs Norwood 12 to 1

Lost vs Marshfield JV 11 to 10


We played Mansfield on their senior on 10-1 and lost via walk-off home run by one of Mansfield's seniors. Cassie Carlo hit a grand slam in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game 4-4.


We played our last game against Dora and lost 13-2.


Our final conference game was at Morrisville. This night was also their senior night. Morrisville came into the night with a record of 13 and 1 so we knew we would have to play well to compete, and the girls did exactly what they needed to do. We ended up losing in the last inning by a walk-off walk. We played the entire game without an error. Lori Ellison hit a solo home run in the 2nd inning to put us up 3 to 0.


The last game of the regular season was our Hospice game against Ava. On this night, both teams get to wear "special" jerseys which means, that we get sponsored by someone and put their logo on our jerseys and that is the only game we are allowed to wear them in while we play. This game raises money to help Hospice with whatever expense the deem necessary. The girls have really enjoyed this game the past 2 years and hopefully we get to continue to participate in this special game. We ended up losing the game 3 to 7.


First round of districts, which was held at Ava, was against Hartville. We lost 2 to 17. It was one of those nights that nothing seemed to go our way. I wish that our seniors last game would have went a different way but that happens in sports.


Our overall record was 4-15. I am extremely proud of how our girls competed all season long. I really enjoyed coaching them throughout the season and look forward to the spring season come March.

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BASEBALL UPDATE


I really liked the signs the team showed especially as we got later into the season. I think with the amount of work we are going to put into winter off-season will put us in a great position to compete come next spring. We finished the fall season with a 6-10 record and were competitive against a tough schedule for the entire fall. I am excited for the direction and the work these boys are putting in to change the culture of the baseball program at Gainesville. With the winter off-season about to start I'm excited to continue their success farther and really see what type of team I will have come next spring.


Submitted by Coach Nathan Jones

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Cross Country Update

Conway Invitational meet 10/1/18

The top 20 runners in Varsity and JR high medals

Varsity Boys took 6th as a Team

8th Ben Pointer

19th Elijah Howard

JR High boys took 3rd as a Team

19th Jarett Hogan
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Junior High Basketball Update

Coach Garnette: "We're getting better each game and making positive strides towards where we want to be."


Coach West: "Currently we are 7-3 and the kids are improving every day. They have great attitudes and a great work ethic."

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FBLA NEWS

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES

  • Town & Country Fundraiser - Present coupon @ checkout and FBLA receives 10% of your order!
  • Harvest Fest - October 26th 7-9 pm
  • National Fall Leadership Conference @ Chicago - November 1-3

Members Clean Square After Hootin' an Hollarin'

Each year, members from Gainesville FBLA spend a portion of their Sunday morning cleaning up after the Hootin' and Hollarin' festival has ended. This community service event teaches the members that it takes everyone to make the festival a success, right down to cleaning up afterward.

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SCIENCE CLUB NEWS

Gainesville High School Science Club has picked up trash once and went caving once since school has started. The trash pick up was for a fundraiser. The Pointer Law Firm pays us to pick up trash on their two mile stretch of highway on Highway 5 north. We pick it up four times a year. On Sunday afternoon on October 7, the Science Club went caving to Brown's Cave.
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FCCLA News

FCCLA attended the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium, on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. Fourteen FCCLA members attended and we had a fantastic time. The kids seemed to enjoy themselves. Several of them mentioned that they saw things they had never seen before. The staff at this venue is very accommodating, especially to students, allowing them to learn by doing as they petted sea urchins and feed manta rays, among other things.
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ELEMENTARY

Visit the website to access the Elementary calendar.

Elementary Information

Our school year is off and running. We had an outstanding start to this school year as students came back to school ready and eager to learn. We have had many fun learning activities taking place in the elementary already. In second grade we performed “word surgery”. Kindergarten students have learned about farms and the great outdoors. First graders have had a great time creating snacks to go with weekly reading lessons. Third graders are learning to rotate classes with reading groups. Fourth graders have had a great time learning and studying about mold.


We have enhanced our technology in the elementary. Our newest technology improvement have been in our fifth and sixth grades. This year our fifth and sixth grades have Chromebooks to use throughout the day. We have two carts of Chromebooks and are planning to expand to five carts, one for each room, by end of the first semester. Students are able to use Google Docs and Google Classroom to share their classwork with individual teachers. This is a great way for our students to experience learning at a higher level.


Another new addition is our elementary Cross Country team. Coach Emrick was able to integrate our fifth and sixth grade students with our Junior High/High School. The students have done a tremendous job of competing and have shown great dedication with some 6:30 am practices and after school practices nearly every day. Art Club and Special Choir are also underway. These are great programs for our students that enjoy art and music.


With the end of the first quarter, things are going to get busy in the elementary. Our building will hold RED Ribbon/Drug Awareness Prevention Week activities the week of October 15. Lunch will be provided by the Mountain Home Elks Lodge on Tuesday, October 16 to help promote our RED Ribbon Week. Gainesville Elementary School will once again host the Ozark County Spelling Bee on November 1 at 6 pm. We will have our Veterans Day Assembly on November 12 at 9:30 am. This is a great way to show appreciation to our area veterans as we invite all area veterans to come out to this event.
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PRESCHOOL

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KINDERGARTEN

Fun on the Farm


Mrs. Poe’s class made pudding puddles for their pigs during their

unit on farm and made homemade butter. Yummy! Our Fall unit consisted of a leaf hunt and later we used the leaves to make a color graph and measured our leaves using linking cubes and pennies. We made applesauce to end our unit on apples!



Mrs. Kris’s class had fun with Fall leaves. We did experiments to see how many pennies it would take to make our leaf sink, how many pennies it took to cover the area of the leaf and using linking cubes we measured the length of our leaves! Fall Fun!


Mrs. Miller’s class going on a Fall Walk to look at our environment changing for the season. The students also collected colorful leaves for a classroom project.

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FIRST GRADE

After studying about Johnny Appleseed, first grade class made apple sauce. Students got to enjoy an apple and apple sauce after our unit. Also, after reading the story, Get the Egg, first grade class made an edible bird’s nest! It sure was tasty!

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second GRADE

Second grade classes practiced blowing bubbles before writing the steps in “How to Blow a Bubble”. Students had a great time blowing bubbles and writing on sequencing. Second grade has also been learning about Forces and Motion. Students made ramps to see how speed changes. Then they topped it with some homemade applesauce to celebrate Hootin' an Hollarin'.
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third GRADE

Mrs. Cooper’s reading class made butter as we discussed how life was very different in the "olden days." Students made connections between Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie and Hootin an’ Hollarin.
Third graders explored the playground during Science. Students identified and classified organisms they found. Students are learning about organisms and ecosystems.

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Science Experiment

For this experiment, our fourth grade was divided into three teams of scientific experts. Their goal was to collect specimens of bacteria by using bread as the host for any potential mold to develop. Through the use of eyedroppers filled with water, our scientist were instructed to drip water droplets on their different surfaces: their desk, the floor, and the bottom of their shoes. Then the teams used their bread to soak up the water. This is how bacteria was harvested. Each scientist put their bread in a sealed baggie, placed the break under tables in the classroom, and waited to observe any changes in the bread.


Over the next couple of weeks, many of the scientist began to observe that, indeed, their bread was beginning to change. The scientists discovered that different types of bacteria will produce different colonies of mold. During this experiment, our team of experts also learned the importance of proper hand washing and how easily germs and dangerous bacteria may spread.

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fifth grade

5th grade students are up and active. The students are working on a scavenger hunt with to compare and contrast themselves while learning more about the talents and interests of their classmates. Also, fifth graders and their partners race the clock to match reading vocabulary cards.
5th graders are applying each of the steps to the scientific method by placing gummy bears in different liquid solutions.

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sixth Grade

6th graders recently took a field trip to Caney Mountain that was put on by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Students participated in activities to learn about the relationship of organisms and the environment around them. During the activities the students were able to participate in hands on activities about: soil, different types and purposes of plants and trees, water quality, animals and habitat, and do a little spelunking.
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Computer Lab

Fourth grade is working very hard on their first story of the school year. Students are typing a 400-word fiction story, and as you can tell they are doing this using the keyboard covers. They are doing a great job and building their speed every day.

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Library

Library Author Study of Laura Ingalls Wilder


During library classes, all second graders have been working on an author study of Laura Ingalls Wilder. During the unit classes read the ‘My First Little House Books’, a series that condenses Wilder’s first chapter book, ‘Little House in the Big Woods’, into smaller stories. Students also participated in mini lessons discussing Wilder’s home place and key happenings and events in the stories.
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Challenge

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Elementary Cross Country

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