Bulldog Bytes

A Newsletter for Employees of the Mexico59 10/28/15

Bulldog Bytes

Bulldog Bytes will be available in your in box each Wednesday (with some exceptions around 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.

Click here to view the school district's calendar via Google Calendar.

Click here for MPS Lunch Menus

This is a link to the District website to find clickable lunch menus. This will save an email from coming to your inbox from Food Service each week. To locate them, go to "Related Documents" on the right side navigation.

Mexico School District 59 Position Openings 2015-2016


Elementary Teacher

Part-Time Evening welding

Speech Pathologist/Assistant (4)


Bus Drivers & Substitute Bus Drivers

Substitute Food Service Workers

Substitute Nurses

Substitute Teachers

The following coaching/extra-duty positions are available for the 2015-2016 school year. Please contact Jeff Anderson x3008 at Mexico High School for additional information.


Assistant Track Coach - MHS

Mr. Freeman is proud to announce increase in Annual Performance Report (APR) Scores

Bulldog Friends - The news is GOOD! For the third year in a row, we have made improvement in our APR. In the near future, I'll talk about some of the details and what we have to do for continued growth, but for now I just want to you celebrate your good work and the work of our students. Great Job! You should be proud of your efforts and proud of the kids as well. Thank you!

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FREE Technology Nights @ Hart Career Center

FREE Technology Nights on Mondays, November 9, 16 and 23 from 6-8 pm at the Hart Career Center in the basement. If you (or someone you know) are needing a personal tutor to help you navigate the web or use your electronic device, laptop, ipad or phone, you will want to come to this event! Offered by Future Business Leaders of America in Mexico, Missouri. Please contact Sarah Gooch if interested or call Hart Career Center 573-581-5684. Leave your name and what information you would like to learn. One of our friendly business students will help you!!

A note from Payroll to All 9 month Support Staff employees:

There is a policy change at the YMCA concerning memberships. Anyone who has not paid their membership dues for more thatn 60 days must pay the $50 start-up fee to be reinstated as members. This policy change applies to school employees as well. Please consider this notice that next year you will have to pay the $50 start-up fee or pay for the summer months in order for your YMCA membership to continue in September, 2016.

Please contact Ondrea in Payroll x2410 if you would like to cancel your current YMCA membership or if you are interested in joining the YMCA. Mexico Schools pays $20 per month per employee toward YMCA membership. The employee is responsible to pay the $50 start-up fee directly to the YMCA.

Click this link to get to the YMCA Enrollment form.

Instructional Technology Blog

Click here for Casey Echelmeier's Blog.

Congratulations to Boys Soccer and Girls Softball

Boys soccer finished the season last week and they were 2nd in their district tournament and had a great season. Congratulations also go out to Softball who won districts this year!
Instructional Resources

Gina Gilman, Sue Nixon, Elaine Hansett and Casey Echelmeier compiled this information for everyone to use. Click the above link to connect to their site.

K-5 Math Help

Click the above link to get to the short article about ConnectEd and Everyday Math resources. Information is also on each Elementary School's page on the link called "Classroom Pages"

Missouri Student Council to be at MHS and HCC on Friday

MHS Student Council has been preparing and coordinating for this event for quite some time. Kudos and best wishes for a successful event.

Nominations are now being accepted for Pioneer in Education Awards

During the Annual Christmas Reception we will present the Pioneer in Education Awards. Employees are encouraged to nominate a retired staff member or former Board of Education member. Nominees must have been retired at least three years.

If you wish to nominate someone, please complete the form below and return to the Board Secretary at Central Office not later than November 15.

These two documents are what you need to submit an application. The nomination form. The list of eligible retirees.

Contact Bethany Collins for more information. x2401

MHS Growl is now online

There are several featured pages on the Growl website. Be sure to check it out each week. They publish a new edition each Friday.

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MHS Theater Cookbooks ready to be purchased....Get yours NOW!

From Sara Given - MHS Theater Department---It is a great honor to be selected to represent not only our school and community but the state of Missouri at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland August 2016.

We are in need of your support.

“Dramatically Delicious” is our new cookbook. The entries look AMAZINGLY scrumptious! $15 per cookbook with a 75% kickback to our group traveling abroad.

If you are interested in donating to our group, please contact Sara Given at MHS or Bethany Collins at Central Office.

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Our United Way donations are at 38% of the goal of $7400. Keep up the fundraising!

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Help the Dixie Gray Band go to Orlando in 2016

Click the above link for information on the Orlando trip and how you can help.

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Family Fun Night at the YMCA

Sunday, Jan. 3rd 2016 at 6-8pm

1127 Adams Street

Mexico, MO

Staff and their families are encouraged to come play games, snack and fellowship. Volleyball, pickle ball, ping pong, swimming pool, and racquetball.