GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

OCTOBER 2022 - DISTRICT NEWSLETTER

"QUALITY LEARNING TODAY FOR TOMORROW"

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

"We will commit our financial, educational, and personnel resources to equip all students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop to their fullest potential as self-motivated, life-long learners."

DISTRICT-WIDE CALENDAR

OCTOBER 21: PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES NOON-7PM

OCTOBER 21: FEMA SHELTER RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY 5:30 PM

OCTOBER 22: BOOSTER CLUB CORNHOLE & PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

NOVEMBER 8: ELEMENTARY SPELLING BEE @ 5:30 PM

NOVEMBER 9: PICTURE RETAKE DAY

NOVEMBER 15: RED/WHITE CHILI SCRIMMAGE

NOVEMBER 23-25: THANKSGIVING BREAK

DECEMBER 19-JANUARY 2: WINTER BREAK

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Did you know that we've been working hard to improve our school? Check out this video to see some of the improvements we've made in recent years. | By Gainesville R-V School | Facebook

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that we've been working hard to improve our school? Check out this video to see some of the improvements we've made in recent years.

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WHAT'S GOING ON?

Don't forget to check out the weekly video about what's going on at Gainesville High School and Junior High. The video is posted every Monday morning on the district Facebook page.

Events at Gainesville High School and Jr High for October 17-22. | By Gainesville R-V School | Facebook

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8TH GRADE SCIENCE

8th graders practiced gravitational force with new equipment purchased with a STEM grant.

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7TH GRADE SCIENCE

7th grade completed a lab that demonstrated how cells cycle energy through cellular respiration and photosynthesis.

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COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

Students in computer applications began coding their own website. They have learned how to create style sheets and use code to bring their ideas to life.
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ART

Layla Biby, senior Advanced Art student, has been showcasing her talents by creating a Bulldog mural in the girls and boys locker rooms in the new FEMA shelter.

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YEARBOOK

Yearbooks from the 2021-2022 school year will be coming home this week with students who purchased one. The GHS Yearbook staff would like to thank everyone who supported our program through the purchase of a yearbook. Yearbooks for the 2022-2023 school year will go on sale in the spring.

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JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS BASKETBALL

The JH Lady Bulldogs have had a good season so far. They have shown improvement throughout the season and play really hard. We placed first in the Norwood Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs earned the 1 seed in the Conference Tournament at Seymour and got a bye in the first round. The team ended up earning second place in the Summit Conference Tournament. The season record was 11-5.


Submitted by Coach West

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Congratulations to both the Junior High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs who each took 1st place at the Norwood tournament. The girls defeated Plato 27-13 & the boys won 46-16 over the Eagles.

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JUNIOR HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL

We were 15-2 for the season. We won 1st place in the Norwood tournament. We played Monday, October 17th in the conference tournament semifinals against Mansfield and then again Tuesday night for first place. Jace Headrick is leading us in scoring this year averaging 19 points per game. Hayden Johns is 2nd on the team averaging 10 points per game.


Submitted by Coach Randolph

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CROSS COUNTRY


The Gainesville cross-country team traveled to Mountain Grove to compete in the Mountain Grove Invitational meet. This was the last meet for the 5th graders. They put in a lot of time and hard work to be successful this season and we would like to say great job guys. Our 5th grade runners are: Aiden Thome, Parker Gilmore, Raine Similkier, and Peyton Eslinger.


The runners that placed at the meet were:

Aiden Thome 1st

Annabell Snelson 4th

Sierra Jarvis 9th

Archer Luna 9th

Macie Phillips 10th

Jessica Suit 12th

Alyssa Smith 9th


Elementary girls took 4th as a team

High school boys took 3rd as a team


Submitted by Coach Gary Emerick

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VOLLEYBALL

Our record as of today is 1-18-1. We had an exciting weekend that involved traveling to Springfield to attend the MSU Volleyball game. Beforehand, we enjoyed some food and fellowship at HuHot! We have two home games remaining - Oct. 17th vs. Mansfield and Oct. 18th vs. Couch (also Senior Night). We will enter our district play on Thursday, October 20th and will be playing #3 seed Thayer. Districts will be held at Cabool.


Submitted by Coach VanRanken

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BASEBALL

Baseball went 15-3 this fall. We took home (what I believe) our first fall conference championship. We took away multiple big wins against Seymour 2x, Mansfield 3x and Hartville 2x. We had a lot of new faces step up this year: Carter Wise, Nathan Kiger, Hunter Luna, Grant Leeker, Jarett Hogan and Kannon Morrison.


Our offense took on a new identity this fall. We went from being a team that was known for hitting home runs and striking out and turned into a team that was relentless at the plate and hitting line drives and making pitchers work. I believe our offense is better this year because of it.


This off-season our goal is to get stronger and more athletic during the winter and when January hits we are going to shift our focus to improving our skills on the field.


Submitted by Coach Hobbs

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--------- CLUBS & GROUPS -----------

FBLA

The Gainesville FBLA chapter is excited to announce that we have 84 members for the 2022-2023 school year. The chapter has a variety of activities planned for the upcoming month including a trip to Denver, Colorado for the National Fall Leadership Conference, the District 14 planning meeting, and hosting a booth at Trunk or Treat on the Gainesville square. Last weekend, 38 members attended the club trip to Silver Dollar City.


At the last chapter meeting, members had the opportunity to fill out a career and college interest survey. This survey will allow students to receive information about colleges and career training that specifically match their interests.


We will celebrate FBLA Day on Wednesday, October 19th by hosting a hat day for the high school. Money raised through this activity will be donated to the March of Dimes.

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FFA

The 2022 Parent Night, Creed Speaking Contest and Labor Auction was held Monday, October 10th.

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ACADEMIC TEAM

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The High School Academic Team started their season on October 11 hosting Mansfield. The teams split their two matches, with each team getting one win. They are in action this week with Bakersfield and Norwood and will travel to Houston on Saturday Oct. 29 for a tournament. The team is coached by Sherry Ginthum and Karen Jeziorski.

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SEPTEMBER STUDENTS OF THE MONTH {CARING}

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Kindergarten: Kalianna Novak, Shelby Croney and River Paul (not pictured)

1st grade: Lilly Solomko, Natalee Curtis and Abbi Miller

2nd grade: Lola Collins, Brynlee Welch and Rorie Miller

3rd grade: Libby Miller and Stella Solomko (not pictured)

4th grade: Jaxon Headrick, Grant Frye, and Hunter Smart

5th grade: Brystal Johnson and Parker Gilmore

6th grade: Morgan Rogers and Hunter Cannon (not pictured)

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HOOTIN AN HOLLARIN SPIRIT WEEK

During the week of September 12, Gainesville Elementary Students celebrated Hootin an Hollarin with a Spirit Week and a few other fun activities. During the week students participated in plaid/flannel day, cowboy/western day, hat/bonnet day, and pioneer/overalls day.

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Stagecoach Visits GES

Stagecoach Journey visited Gainesville Elementary School on September 15. This event helped to get each of us in the Hootin an Hollarin Spirit! This was an exciting way to wrap-up our week of Hootin an Hollarin festivities. Students had a great visit with Cowboy Rick who shared the history of the stagecoach and the Oregon Trail.

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LIBRARY

During the first quarter, our first graders have been studying library citizenship. We have been reviewing our book care rules and we are reading our way through the Library Mouse book series by author Daniel Kirk. First graders have enjoyed reading the stories and participating in various post-reading activities. The Library Mouse books are a great way for our first graders to learn about the library.

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PRE-SCHOOL

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KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten has been having so much fun learning! We learned about primary and secondary colors and had fun mixing paints, play dough and icing. We also graphed the colors in our bag of M & M’s for math. Students also made butter and enjoyed it on a slice of bread.

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FIRST GRADE

The first graders had fun visiting McKenna's Pumpkin Patch on Thursday, October 13th.

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SECOND GRADE

Second graders have been reading about the water cycle. We have talked about the different stages of the water cycle and students made projects to show what those stages look like.


We also reviewed our graphing unit with graphing candy. This was a fun way to review the different topics we have learned so far!

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THIRD GRADE

Third graders are utilizing the read-draw-write process to solve word problems. Students will read a story, create or identify a matching picture to represent their problem, and finally write an appropriate multiplication or division sentence to solve their word problem.

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FOURTH GRADE

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FIFTH GRADE


In 5th grade, we have been analyzing specialized structures of different organisms. The students were given a specific tool to represent a bird beak. They took turns by testing how well each “beak” functioned for retrieving different types of food in a given environment.

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SIXTH GRADE

With the help of Mrs. Winrod from the University of Missouri extension office, our 6th grade students were able to plant sweet potato plants last spring. We were recently able to harvest about 20 pounds of sweet potatoes from our school garden and cook them in a variety of ways. The 6th graders were huge fans of air-fried sweet potato fries!

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