Liberator Digest 12.4.15

The bi-monthly newsletter for employees of Bolivar Schools.

Liberators give back this holiday season

Through Share Your Christmas donations, ringing bells, caroling and other charitable acts, there is no shortage of the holiday spirit in the halls of Bolivar Schools. Here are just a few snapshots of the kindness being shared this Christmas season by our students and staff.
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Freshwater sponsored over 75 Thanksgiving meals once again this year. These meals went out to BMS families in need of support.
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BPS Student Council students rang the bell for the Salvation Army at Walmart earlier this week.
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BMS sixth-graders collected more than 650 items for Operation Christmas Child. For their efforts, they earned the privilege of throwing 35 cream pies in teachers and principals' faces. Pictured are Mrs. Vyrostek and Ms. Wilhelm.

Little Liberators enjoying the Christmas season

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Students at Little Liberators enjoyed painting some of Santa's reindeer with q-tips. BHS Student and A+ tutor Sydney Julien helps the Little Libs kids paint. Below is a festive bulletin board at Little Liberators.
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Chorus Line Christmas Caroling

Christmas music fills the air this December

Bolivar Schools will present several Christmas concerts in the upcoming weeks.

BIS - 4th Grade Concert "Party in a Pear Tree" will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10

BMS - Vocal Concert will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15

BHS - Annual Christmas Concert will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

All events are in the auditorium at BHS.

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Looking for a stocking stuffer for the little reader in your life?

Check out the Parents as Teachers BOGO book fair. They are open today until 6 p.m. and and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. They are located behind the Bill Roberts car lot at 316 W. Jackson. The book fair is open to the public.
GO CAPS

What exactly is GO CAPS?

This year a handful of students from Bolivar High School are participating in the GO CAPS, or Greater Ozarks Centers for Advanced Professional Studies, program. As participants in the program, these students are gaining valuable hands-on, real-world experience in the areas of medicine and healthcare, engineering and manufacturing, and entrepreneurship. The program is open to juniors and seniors.


GO CAPS is a made possible by a partnership between SWMO school districts, businesses and the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.


The video below features several BHS students and explains the GO CAPS program. As the program continues to expand, BHS will be looking for more Liberators to participate next year.

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Health and Wellness challenge winners

More than 50% of the BIS staff turned in their November wellness logs, so their building won the right to wear sweats or jeans on Wednesdays in December. Way to go, BIS!

Participation throughout the district was up for November! Keep up the good work Liberators! Keep a look out for emails from Coach Erin Howard, District Wellness Coordinator, regarding upcoming challenges and fitness log reminders!

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BMS Creative Arts students to sell crafts tomorrow

BMS Creative Arts students made some amazing projects and they will be available for purchase tomorrow at the Harvest Holiday House in Fair Play. See flyer below for more information.
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Fifth-grade gifted students present "Legends of the Fall: The Story of Odysseus, Helen, and the City of Troy"

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Hopwood, Baer named to district band

Congratulations to BHS students Maggie Hopwood and Angele Baer! The two students were recently named to the District Band. Maggie will go on to audition for the All State Band tomorrow. Be sure to make plans to see these two ladies as well as all band students during the All Bands Concert on Thursday, Dec. 17.
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BMS Winter athletes introduced at pep assembly

BMS held its winter pep assembly on Tuesday, November 24. Teachers and students participated in some hilarious games and we had a visit from the "Ew" crew.

Bids accepted until Dec. 16

The Bolivar R-I Board of Education will accept sealed bids for the purpose of disposing of Surplus Property for the district. Bid prices will be accepted on items on an individual basis so bids need to be listed per item and quantity you want.


Blakeslee Kitchen Machine

Hobart Mixer

6'x8' Pennzoil Sign

10' Cattle Panels - 5

2'x4' T8 Lights - 50

Duncan Ceramic Kiln

Vulcan Kiln

Kifco Water Reel

10' Security Gate Overhead Door

12' Cornell Overhead Door - 3

Band uniform pants -120


Deadline for submitting a bid is 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Please send bids in a sealed envelop with Sealed Bid for (Item name) on the front to Katie Duncan at Central Office.

*Please note, the assorted mats are no longer available as they have been placed in a district program.

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BHFP requesting letter to Santa

Calling all kids! Want to write a letter to Santa?

The Bolivar Herald-Free Press will publish letters to Santa Claus in the Wednesday, Dec. 23, edition. Letters can be sent to the newspaper by email at jessicad@bolivarmonews.com, mailed to PO Box 330, Bolivar MO 65613 or brought to the office, 335 S. Springfield Ave., no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Please include your name in the letter. For more information, call Jessica Drews, associate editor, at 777-9723.

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Discount cards now available

Annual Discount Cards are now available at the following building offices will be selling them: BPS, BIS, BMS and BHS. Booster club will also have them at the Concession stands.

Have info you would like to submit for Liberator Digest?

Please email information to kduncan@bolivarschools.org. Liberator Digest will be distributed the first and third Friday of every month.