MVR-III District News
Weekend Backpack Program
Pacific High School ROTC members and JAG members are taking the lead to organize and pack bags for the Eureka-Pacific Elks weekend meals.
Missouri Scholars Academy
Riley Vaughn, PHS student, was recognized by the Board of Education and Odyssey Coordinator, Kyle Walz, for her admittance into the Missouri Scholars Academy.
Spring 2020 Wrestling State Qualifiers & Medalists
Varsity Wrestling Class 3 State Qualifiers and Medalists: Cameron Steffey, Heach Coach; Jesse Knot, Board Member; Dave Strong, Ethan Flaherty, Dominic Calvin, and Callum Sitek.
Weekend Backpack Program
Missouri Scholars Academy
Tentative Bond Issue – April 2021
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Pacific High School
PHS Welcomes New Staff
This year PHS welcomed several new staff members and one returning staff member. Please join us in welcoming them to our school and our district.
Cody Bradfisch spent his first five years teaching at Warrensburg High School. He grew up in Grafton, Illinois and has a younger sister who is also a teacher. Mr. Bradfisch has joined our Social Studies Department and said, “The first couple weeks have been good, even with everything going on. Our students and I are all trying to adjust to this new atmosphere of education and doing the best we can to learn together.”
Paul Day joins the Physical Education Department, coming out of 1 year of retirement for his 28th year in teaching. Previous to his retirement he taught at Vianney. Mr. Day has been married for 31 years to Jennifer. They have three children, Joe (30), Jessica (28) and Tanner (26) as well as two grandchildren, Lucy (2) and Ethan (5 months). Mr. Day and his wife love to travel in their free time.
Dana Imler joins us for her 15th year of teaching. She originally hails from Wisconsin and started teaching in northeast Iowa. Her family moved to Missouri 10 years ago. She previously taught science at Lonedell R-14 and then Lafayette High School. She is married with 2 daughters Ellie (10) and Elsa (7) who was born 6 months before Frozen the movie. Her husband is also a teacher.
Aaron Leggett joined the Science Department this year. Mr. Leggett comes to us from the Wentzville School District and is in his second year of teaching. He is engaged to Stephanie and they have a dog named Sunni and are expecting a daughter in October.
Russ Rowbottom is not new to the district but we do want to include him in our ‘new staff’ this year. We were in need of 1 more science teacher this year and Mr. Rowbottom agreed to come out of retirement to teach at the high school once again. He spent 32 of his 33 years in education in the MVR-III District, including teaching at PHS and Principal at Meramec Valley Middle School. He is married to high school teacher Cindy Rowbottom. They have five children and four grandchildren. He enjoys reading, movies, and traveling all over the US and Canada watching his kids play hockey.
Blair Thompson accepted the position of Activities Director at PHS. He has been in education and coaching for 19 years. Mr. Thompson spent the last 9 years at Jefferson City High School where he was the Head Basketball Coach and taught Drivers Education. He and Sarah have been married for 15 years and have a son Colt (9) and a daughter Stevi (7). He and his family enjoy playing and watching various sports. Mr. Thompson said, “We are excited to be a part of the MVR3 community and all it represents.”
Riverbend Middle School
Great things are happening at Riverbend Middle School. Students are training in style in their new weight room. The focus of the class is to build strength both through weight training and cardio exercises. The new equipment has allowed the school to expand the courses offered and offer additional students the opportunity to experience intense physical training with Coach Hillhouse and Coach Reed.
Reading Sponsors Needed
Teachers know how important it is for students to read and have a book in their hands. Do you remember as a child getting your Scholastic order form? There are times when money may be tight and a family can't afford to purchase a book. Scholastic is trying to make it easier to get books in the hands of children.
One Coleman Elementary teacher, Mrs. McElwain, took to her social media to challenge parents and friends to be Reading Sponsors. How does it work? You volunteer to sponsor one child for the school year to get one, $1 book per month during the school year. Yes, only $1 a month to give a child the gift of reading! So, for a full school year it costs you only $9 for a child to have a new book every month. When the teacher places the order, she will pick from the list of $1 books that Scholastic offers every month.
With the overwhelming amount of support, and many people sponsoring this wonderful challenge, every student in Mrs. McElwain's class will receive several new books each month!
This is an amazing program and if you would like to help sponsor a student at Coleman Elementary, reach out to the school's library assistant to sign up to sponsor a student with the gift of reading. Email Anda Reidt at email@example.com to sponsor a student for the $1 a month Scholastic Reading program.
- State the Question
- Collect Information
- Form a Hypothesis
- Test the Hypothesis
The students demonstrated a great deal of enthusiasm during their scientific method lesson.
Dr. Jenna Sladek boasts about her staff's implementation of the 8 Pillars of Success and how Truman students exhibit those pillars in the hallways. Students interact with one another in kind ways. Truman Elementary is a place where all students feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential academically and emotionally reports Dr. Sladek.
Did you know that MVR-III School District participates in the Federal Meal Assistance Program? Apply today to see if your child(ren) qualify for free or reduced meals for the school year. Use the following link for the application or call the school office to get a paper copy of the application form. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/922866/20-21_Meal_Application.pdf
If at any time you are not sure what to do next, please contact Michelle Dawson at 636-271-1428 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with the meal application process.
Doris Hoffman Early Childhood Center
District Activity Spectator Guidelines
- Practices/Scrimmages/Jamborees are closed to general public.
- Masks are required for all athletes and coaches or as determined by sport specific guidelines.
- Spectators are asked to sit in family/household clusters and keep 6 feet distance from any other groups.
- The wearing of masks by spectators is highly recommended at outdoor sports, especially in times when physical distancing of 6 feet is not possible.
- We ask for cooperation in maintaining social distancing of 6 feet.
- Face coverings will be required by spectators indoors at MVR-III.
- Students 8th grade and under will not be admitted without being accompanied by a parent.
- Spectators are asked not to attend events if they have any of the following:
- New or worsening cough
- New or worsening sore throat
- New or worsening loss of taste and or smell
- Shortness of breath/trouble breathing
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Fever greater than 100.4 degrees
Read the full plan by using the following link: https://www.mvr3.k12.mo.us/article/292484?org=phs
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September 28th through October 2nd - Spirit Week
October 4th through October 10 - Fire Prevention Week
October 16th - End of First Quarter
October 19th through October 23rd - Bus Safety Week
October 21st - Bus Driver Appreciation Day
October 27th through November 1st - PHS Fall Musical: Elf the Musical