ENews: Monday, November 13, 2023
School Calendar: Dates to Remember
Tuesday, November 14: Parents As Teachers Library Event
Wednesday, November 15: Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, November 16: HHS Fine Arts Presents Spamalot
Saturday, November 18: HHS Fine Arts Presents Spamalot
Monday, November 20: School in Session
Wednesday, November 22: No School, Thanksgiving Break
Tuesday, November 28: Return to School after break
Wednesday, December 6: 1st Grade Winter Concert
Monday, December 18: School in Session
Friday, December 22: No School, Winter Break Begins
Tuesday, January 2: School Resumes
You can subscribe to the District and Athletics & Activities events and calendar here.
A reminder that school is in session on Monday, 11/20, and Tuesday, 11/21. Thanksgiving Break begins on Wednesday, November 22. Students will return from break on Tuesday, November 28. You can view the district calendar here.
Board of Education Meeting
The Board of Education monthly meeting is Wednesday, November 15, at 6:00 p.m. in the Hallsville Primary School cafeteria. You can view an agenda for the meeting here. Agenda items include:
- 2022-2023 District Audit
- Bond Construction Monthly Update
- School Board Candidacy Filing
- Program Evaluations
- District Reports
- School Safety
- Primary Sidewalk Request for Proposals
John Downs Named Educator of the Year
Congratulations to Superintendent John Downs for his recent nomination and selection for Hallsville Educator of the Year. Each year, the Hallsville Chamber of Commerce selects an educator to honor for their hard work and dedication to the Hallsville School District.
Mr. Downs recently announced his retirement from the Hallsville School District, effective June 30, 2024. Downs has been with the district for 27 years, beginning as the elementary music teacher, before transitioning out of the classroom to become the Lead Teacher, followed by Director of Curriculum & Instruction and then Assistant Superintendent. He has been leading Hallsville Schools as Superintendent since 2016.
The Chamber will host the 2023 Annual Awards Banquet on Monday, December 4, at the Hungry Tiger. The cost is $25 per person in advance. Reservations can be made and paid for in advance at Hallsville City Hall.
HHS Fine Arts Presents Spamalot
Hallsville High School’s fall production of Spamalot School Edition is this week! We would like to with the entire cast and crew the best of luck as they enter Tech Week in preparation for their first performance this Thursday!
- Thursday, November 16 at 6:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.
Location: Hallsville Baptist Church
Tickets are $2 for students and $3 for adults. Cash Only.
“Spamalot” is a highly comical musical adaptation of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, a famous movie by a British comedy troupe released in 1975. The show parodies the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the round table on their quest for the Holy Grail. Spamalot School Edition is slightly reworked version of the original, but still includes all the classic scenes from the original Broadway script.
Join our Bus Fleet!
BUS DRIVERS NEEDED
The Hallsville School District has immediate support staff openings in our Transportation Department. Please reach out to our Director of Operations Billy Roberts at email@example.com or call 573-696-5512 ext. 7001.
IMMEDIATE NEED: FULL-TIME BUS DRIVER
- Pay begins at $43.75 per route.
- Paid training is available, and the district provides 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays.
IMMEDIATE NEED: FULL-TIME SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVER
- Pay begins at $43.75 per route.
- Paid training is available, and the district provides 100% paid medical and life insurance and offers retirement matching. Staff members are also offered paid time off and paid holidays
IMMEDIATE NEED: 4-5 SUBSTITUTE BUS DRIVERS
- Pay begins at $43.75 per route.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by delivering high-quality, age-appropriate books each month to the homes of registered children under age 5, at no cost to the family.
The Missouri Imagination Library was made possible by legislation (Section 178.694 RSMo) that identifies school districts as the local partner for this initiative. Full funding was included in DESE’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget to establish and administer Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for all children in Missouri age 0-5.
There is no cost to schools for the books or the postage to deliver them. Parents/Guardians can register their child here.
Thank you, Veterans!
Hallsville Schools honored 60 Veterans at the annual Veterans Day program. The day featured kindergarten to second-grade students singing patriotic songs. The district assembly included the HHS Chamber Choir singing the National Anthem and a poetic reading by HMS Student Council member Addison Masters. Veterans were individually recognized, receiving red carnations from HHS Student Council members. Special guest Stanley Scott, a retired Petty Officer 1st Class, shared his service and celebrated the day. The assembly concluded with Hallsville Intermediate students singing "Veterans, We Love You." Thanks to all Veterans for their service; we're especially proud of our former graduates who chose this path of honor.
#BeInvolved: Community & Youth Events
We are excited to offer Intermediate Quiz Bowl to students in grades 4th-6th. This program feeds into our middle and high school quiz bowl teams. Please see the information below regarding an information night for families and students to learn more about this program and how to join.
WHAT IS QUIZ BOWL? Quiz bowl is a buzzer game in which two teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, sports, and more! Hallsville’s 4th-6th grade Quiz Bowl team gathers each week to study facts and play practice matches to prepare our players for Quiz Bowl tournaments.
PARENT INFO NIGHT: Wed. November 15th / 6:00-7:00 PM / Intermediate Commons
Learn about Quiz Bowl and receive more details about practices & tournaments
Students can join a buzzer table to try out some practice questions!
Students who are unable to attend the info night can still join the team! Please message Mrs. Otten & Mr. Durk for more information. You can also comment below, and they will respond back to you directly!
Daniel Boone Regional Library offers many free homework help resources for students, including live one-on-one support and tutoring sessions from 2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. and the ability for students to submit papers to their Writing Lab.