Lion's Link Friday Update

December 9, 2022

Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Concert!

I was so thrilled last night to see our gym packed with families for our Christmas Concert. Mr. Martonfi and the students had worked so hard on it, and it's always nice when other people get to see your hard work. I love attending those events as both a parent and the superintendent--I get to be doubly proud! Thank you for all the support you show all of our students, staff, and programs--we know we couldn't do this without you!

Thank you to our PTO for arranging the visit from Santa, Mrs. Clause, and an elf, and for supplying the treats they handed out!

Students: Bring some money next week to support the 4th grade fundraiser!

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Picture Retakes are MONDAY!

Retake Picture Day is 12/12/22! If you're satisfied with your child's picture, no further action is required.

If you purchased and were unhappy with your Picture Package, please send your Picture Package to school with your student on Retake Day. Your Retake Picture Package will be produced and shipped to the school four weeks after Retake Day. Please note, if your child is photographed on the original and Retake Picture Days, the Retake picture will replace the original picture in certain products, like the yearbook.

Students who were absent for Picture Day should come to school prepared to have their picture taken. If you have not preordered, please use the Retake Order Code 69248QF to place your order at To see your Order History, check your Inter-State Account.

Find answers to Retake Day questions here.

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It's cold and flu season, so just a reminder to keep sick kiddos at home! See guidance below on colds vs. flu.

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We have another new (to us) bus in our fleet! You'll see James Luttrell driving it on his route!

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Title I Parent/Community Information

As part of the requirements of Federal Programs, we are required to ensure that every year parents and community members receive information about our Title I program. The links below will take you to that information, and it is also available on our school website. As always, we strive for transparency in all our programs, so if you have any questions about our Title I program, please contact our Title I Coordinator, Mrs. Benita Patterson, at, or Central Office at or (573) 369-2375 ext. 105. We will do our very best to answer your questions, and we always appreciate your input.

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Job Postings

The Miller County R-III School District has the following openings available:

  • Custodian, 2:00-10:00 p.m., full-time with benefits and retirement, $12/hour starting, credit given for years of experience in similar positions
  • Para-professional, full-time with benefits and retirement, $13/hour starting with 60 hours and a sub certificate/$12/hour starting without 60 hours and sub certificate, credit given for years of experience in similar positions
  • Substitute Bus Drivers, as needed, $31.60 per route (a.m. or p.m.)

Interested parties should contact Dr. Spencer at, or come by central office during working hours.

It's always a great day to be a Lion! Come join our Pride!

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, December 9: PTO Movie Night, 6:00 p.m., gym
  • Monday, December 12: Picture retakes
  • December 21-January 3: Christmas Break, students have a full day on Tuesday, December 20, and return to school on Wednesday, January 4
  • Tuesday and Thursday, every week, archery practice