QuickNews: August 1, 2022
Glenn Scott Receives Paul Morris Community Service Award
The Missouri School Boards' Association announced that Glenn Scott will be the recipient of the 2022 Paul Morris Community Service Award in honor of his service to the Nixa Board of Education and his involvement in the Nixa community.
Scott will receive the award at the annual conference awards banquet in November.
How to Support Teachers outside of Amazon Wish Lists Or Crowdfunding Platforms
There have been many new stories about things like Amazon Wish Lists and Donors Choose or things like GoFundMe to help teachers raise funds for their classrooms. These are not allowed at Nixa. The reason why is that any fundraising or donations made to a teacher or school must be handled in the correct way to make sure we are compliant with all state laws and regulations. We also need to make sure that all things in our classrooms are appropriate for that classroom (books, technology, cleaning supplies, furniture, other supplies, etc.).
To make sure that our district is doing things correctly, we have set up a simple way for you to donate toward a building or a classroom. You can go to https://www.nixapublicschools.net/donate and find the school you'd like to donate to. If you want to donate toward a specific teacher or classroom, you can indicate that in the notes of the donation.
Some teachers have set up or will set up specific fundraisers for their classrooms. These will all be set up on SchoolPay. So, if you see a teacher send out a link for a fundraiser on SchoolPay for their classroom or a cause, please donate and support their cause.
Some buildings will have fundraisers on specific platforms throughout the year. If you see something come out from the building, these are also good ways to donate to support the building and teachers.
If you want to support or fulfill teacher wish lists feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Back to School Bash Open Donations
We always have about $5,000-$10,000 in last minute expenses each year and if anyone would like to donate toward the bash below is the link.
It may be difficult to understand the impact that one can bring to a child through a random act of kindness. We are calling for the community to rally around our annual Back to School Bash. This event provides hundreds of Nixa students with specific school supplies and essential items they need.
Back to School Bash: Volunteers Needed
We supply nearly 700 Nixa students and their families with comfort and piece-of-mind when it comes to back to school. This cannot happen without the time, energy, and dedication of our volunteer teams.
Our volunteers for the Back to School Bash are the life of the event. They ensure our attendees are comforted and find all of the items they need to start their new school year. If you are interested in volunteering in the morning, afternoon, or the whole day, we ask you to complete this brief interest form. We will share more information about your responsibilities and the event as we get closer to the date.
**** If you are needing assistance with school supplies and missed the Back to School Bash sign up, email email@example.com.
Be a Vendor at Nixa Schools' District Kick Off
Once a year, staff from all over the district meet at the high school to kick off the new school year.
Put your business in front of over 1,100 staffers! Vendor tables for $150 available first come, first served. Sign up today by contacting Tricia Chapman at 417-983-0314 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Fall Preview: Nixa Football
For more than a decade, Nixa regularly fielded one of the area's top defenses. But under John Perry, the Eagles have added one of the COC's best offenses as well. After averaging 32.4 PPG in 2020 and increasing that to 33.7 PPG in 2021, the 2022 Eagles could be one of the most explosive offenses in program history.
FinalForms Access and Information | Athletes Must Complete by August 8
With the fall high school sports season kicking off next week with tryouts/practices, we wanted to remind parents that all athletes must have a FinalForms account and physicals uploaded to their account by August 8 in order for their child to participate.
More information and registration can be found at www.nixaathletics.net/finalforms
*** Date & Time Change: Middle School Boys Soccer Tryout Dates
Nixa Athletic Event Passes Now on Sale
Your Nixa athletic event pass will work for all regular season athletic events for Nixa High School & Nixa Junior High.
Passes will not work for District or State events, which require a separate entrance fee.
Eagle Stadium Parking Pass
Access to one parking spot on the south parking lot during varsity football or other high attendance athletic events at Eagle Stadium when parking is expected to be full.
Limited spots are available.
Nixa Community Group Flyers
Non-profits can provide flyers for information on various things for students in Nixa Public Schools.
Have a flyer that you want to post, then go to www.nixapublicschools.net/Page/7237 for more details.
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Missouri School Violence Hotline: 1-866-748-7047
Missouri Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline: 1-800-392-3738