BEARCAT NEWS

GASCONADE CO. R-1 SCHOOL DISTRICT

Veteran's Day Event & Governmental Relations Day



Our local veterans are cordially invited to the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Honor Ceremony hosted by the Hermann High School DECA Chapter on November 11th. Breakfast will be hosted at 8:00 a.m. in the Commons area of Hermann High School with the Honor Ceremony beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Following the Annual Veterans Day Breakfast and Honor Ceremony, local and state officials will join Dr. Tracey Hankins, Superintendent, School Board Members, and Administrators for a round table discussion of legislation impacting education today. We appreciate open and honest conversations with our governmental officials in order to improve education for our students.

News from Hermann Elementary

Leadership groups are in full swing and are continuing to make plans for the upcoming year. Speaker leaders are excited to be planning Red Ribbon Week and continue to make announcements each day. Safety leaders are preparing security shades for classroom doors. Playground leaders have invited special guests to demonstrate various playgrounds like “4 Square.” 3rd and 4th grade students have auditioned for speaking roles in their upcoming musical, “How to be a Pirate.”

News from Hermann Middle School

Students have been hard at work in their classes, learning everything from chemical vs. physical change to color theory, to least common multiple and greatest common factor. In addition to their hard work in the classroom, students have been recognizing their teachers and their peers for positive contributions to HMS with "shout outs." Shout outs are submitted to a box in the lobby and then delivered each Friday. These have served as a way to help recognize the little things that can sometimes go unnoticed or can be taken for granted like helping figure out a math problem, sitting by someone at lunch who might have been having a bad day, or cleaning up a spill. Seventh grade went on a field trip to the Science Center. They watched an Omnimax movie about the National Parks and went through many of the interactive exhibits. Eighth grade headed to the Four Rivers Career Center and got a preview of the programs that will be available to them as high school and post-secondary students. The Student of the Month Assembly for September was held. Nineteen students were nominated for the work they have been doing and one student from each grade was recognized as the Student of the Month. These students get a front of the lunch line pass, will be guest DJ's one morning during Walk and Talk and have their pictures in the hall. Honor Society has been working on a lot of things. They had a fundraiser to help get a clock for the gym and a new HMS flag. Mr. Schwenck "won" the contest and had to dress like a pirate for a day. They are now working on Socktoberfest. If students donate 500 pairs of socks this month, someone will get to throw a pie in Ms. Buschmann's face. Honor Society also had an evening event and headed to Washington to see Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. FCCLA had their officer elections and are getting ready for their fall meeting.

News from Hermann High School

Drama: The fall production of Aladdin will be on November 18th, 19th, and 20th.

FFA: Members have taken trips to Farm Safety day and Bradford Field Day. They hosted a wonderful Barnyard Day last Friday at the Elementary school for Pre-K through 4th grade, including Little Bearcats and PAT. Hermann FFA members hosted an area trapshoot on Oct. 1st in which the Hermann team won; and a Greenhand Conference and Rituals contest on Sept 28th, again our team placed first. Fruit sales are ending this Friday, National Convention is next week, Fall speaking is on Oct. 26th, the blood drive is Nov. 8th, and Barnwarming is Nov 11.

StuCo: Homecoming was very successful. Members worked together to create a lot of fun activities for the school. The dance was a success. Throughout the week, many students dressed up in accordance with the spirit days. Members are preparing for District Workshop, which will be held on October 21st in Rolla.

Band: So far this season, the Bearcat Brigade has been to two competitions, the Sullivan Marching Festival and the Washington Marching Festival. At both competitions, the band has competed in both Parade and Field Show Competition. At Sullivan's parade, Hermann received the Outstanding Percussion Award, and 4th Place in their class. In the Sullivan Field Show competition, Hermann received the Outstanding Percussion Award and 2nd Place in their class. Last Saturday at Washington was a big day for the Bearcat Brigade. For the Parade competition, the band received Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Musical Effect, and 3rd Place in their class. For the Field Show Competition, Hermann received Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Auxiliary, Outstanding Musical Effect, Outstanding Visual Effect, and 1st Place in their class. Their earning of 1st place in their class qualified them to perform in finals competition against the winners from the other three classes. The Bearcat Brigade placed 7th overall in finals competition. On Saturday, Oct. 8, The Bearcat Brigade is headed to Central Methodist University Band Day to compete in their final competition of the season.

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Don't miss Parent Teacher Conferences! October 24-27th

People's Savings Bank Donates $5,000 to GC R-I

"Your Way Rewards" is a program through PSB that donates back to the charity of the customers choice. For every debit card transaction run as a credit-signature based transaction, not a pin number transaction, the customer AND the charity (in this case Gasconade Co. R-I) receive $0.05.

This year our school received a check for $5,000! All of the money was distributed directly to the teachers to use for students in the classroom. If you bank at PSB, please sign up for "Your Way Rewards" and help our school. Thank you, PSB for supporting our school!!