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A Newsletter for Employees of the Mexico59 April 27, 2016

Probationary and Teachers going on to Tenure--Please read.

Probationary and Teachers going on to Tenure:

You received your contracts on April 21, 2016. If you plan to return for the 2016-2017 school year you will need to return a signed contract by May 5, 2016. If you do not return a signed contract you will be considered resigned.

If you are planning on resigning, please send a letter of resignation to your administrator and the Superintendent's office.

Resignation of Certified Staff - Policy GCPB

The above link is to the policy pertaining to Resignation of Certified Staff. All certified staff received a memo on this in February. https://goo.gl/zLNQcH

Employees with Level Changes

If you are planning on turning in paperwork for a level change, it needs to be turned into the Superintendent's office.

In order to move on the salary schedule the deadline for level changes are:

a. June 30, 2016 for teachers on July 1, 2016 contracts

b. August 5, 2016 for teachers with August 2016 contracts

The Horizontal Level Change Forms can be accessed through the Document Center. You will also need to attach an original transcript with the form.

Transfers Request Process

Teachers: There is no longer a March 1st deadline to request a transfer to another building. Instead, all openings will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Process: (Transfer requests are now done on TalentEd. No paperwork needs to be sent to the principal)

A. If an opening becomes available in your own building that you are interested in, you just need to talk to your principal about the process.

B. If an opening becomes available in a different building, then you need to fill out an internal application in TalentEd so that principal and Central Office know you have an interest.

There are no guarantees on transfer requests. Every situation is different and we will try to do what is best for kids in the long run.

Please contact Bethany Collins if you have questions on filling out an internal application. x2401.


In response to the state auditor performing cyber audits at other school districts, we are taking steps to be proactive with our cybersecurity. A NEW ALERT WILL BE ON ALL COMPUTERS IN THE DISTRICT COMING SOON. You will see this notification each time you log in. Everyone, including students, must click OK to continue with the login process.



This device, the network including all applications and data (System) created or transmitted are and remain the confidential property of MEXICO SCHOOL DISTRICT.

All use of Email and Internet services by you is subject to MEXICO SCHOOL DISTRICT Technology Usage Policies (see EHB & EHB-AP).

Specifically, the following restrictions apply -

A) The system may be used only for business purposes, except for incidental and occasional personal use.

B) Usage of E-Mail and Internet must be in accordance with MEXICO SCHOOL DISTRICT'S Technology Usage Policies.

MEXICO SCHOOL DISTRICT reserves the right to monitor use, record, and access all data, files created and/or stored on the System by MEXICO SCHOOL DISTRICT authorized personnel (without prior notice).

By pressing ‘OK' you acknowledge that you have read and understand the above.

Other items of interest that everyone needs to be aware of are:

  • Computers will be locking after 15 minutes of inactivity
  • Everyone is reminded not to share or write down passwords and have them in plain site or in desk drawers. This is part of the district technology policy.
  • Do not share passwords with substitutes. Long term subs already have their own passwords to use.
  • If you hear students talking about knowing each other's passwords, needs to be reported to building principal, this is in board policy and needs to be enforced.
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MHS Noteworthy Dinner Theater - "A Night at the Movies"

Friday, April 29th, 9pm

639 North Wade Street

Mexico, MO

MHS Noteworthy Dinner Theater

"A Night at the Movies"

Friday, April 29 - dinner at 6:00pm, show at 7:00pm

Tickets are $12 for dinner & show, and $3 for the show only, and can be purchased at the MHS Office, or a Noteworthy member.

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Central Methodist University has partnered with VESi to provide online graduate level and continuing education unit courses.

Central Methodist University has partnered with VESi to provide online graduate level and continuing education unit courses.

Courses offered for 2 or 3 Graduate Credits with fees
starting at $735 and 3 or 4.5 CEUs starting at $285.

Click here to be taken to the website.

Popcorn Mania - EF 2nd Grade service learning project!!

Monday, May 2nd, 8am to Thursday, May 5th, 3:30pm

704 West Boulevard Street

Mexico, MO

Popcorn Mania culminates Eugene Field 2nd grade level expectations in math, science, social studies and communications art. We run it just like a small business. We will not only teach across the curriculum, we will also try to instill compassion in helping others by donating our profits to worthy causes. (Mexico-Audrain Animal Shelter, Camp Barnabas - a camp for people with special needs, and 2 $250.00 MHS Senior Scholarships) This is a very important part of 2nd grade, but it’s also very hard work. We have already started learning about expenses, working for needs and wants, as well as earning, spending and saving money and how supply and demand affects a business. As we discuss these topics, the children will be learning about how each of these issues will affect our 2nd grade business, Popcorn Mania.

Bulldog Bytes

Bulldog Bytes will be available in your in box each Wednesday (with some exceptions around Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Summer break). Send items to be published to jdiffenderfer@mexico.k12.mo.us. These items can be wedding photos, birth announcements/photos, fund raisers for sports and civic clubs, and other district wide communication needs.