GAINESVILLE R-V SCHOOL DISTRICT

APRIL 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

APRIL 22: SNOW MAKE-UP DAY (CLASSES IN-SESSION)

APRIL 29: PROM @ BIG CEDAR

MAY 3: HS SPRING BAND & CHOIR CONCERT 6 PM

MAY 6: SNOW MAKE-UP DAY (CLASSES IN-SESSION)

MAY 18: SR. AWARDS/BACCALAUREATE 5:30 PM- HS GYM

MAY 19: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

MAY 20: GRADUATION @ 7:30 PM

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Summer school will be held May 31st - June 24th.

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GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL PROM

Friday, April 29th, 4-11:45pm

Big Cedar Lodge

The bus will leave GHS @ 4:00 PM and return by midnight.

Students must ride the bus to and from Prom.

Tickets are on sale now during lunch.

Prices: $40 Juniors & Seniors - $45 Underclassmen & Guests

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28 GHS STUDENTS ATTEND CRIMINOLOGY OPEN HOUSE AT MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

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GHS STUDENTS EXPLORE CAREER FIELDS AT "BUILD MY FUTURE" EVENT

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7TH GRADE SCIENCE

Seventh grade dissected owl pellets while learning about ecosystems and energy flow through the food chain.

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JUNIOR HIGH BAND

The Junior High Bulldog band participated in the Fair Grove Music Festival on April 9th. The band performed before a panel of judges and made an Exemplary (I) rating. The students also performed individual solos and ensembles. The results are as follows:


  • Corissa Strain, flute solo - Outstanding (II)
  • Braylon Kastning, clarinet solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Ayden Ledbestter, trumpet solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Wesley Diercks, tuba solo - Exemplary (I)
  • BreAnna Rowland, trombone solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Catelyn Flummer, trombone solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Jeremy Kesner, saxophone solo - Exemplary (I-)
  • Nyah Prang, clarinet solo - Outstanding (II)
  • Hannah Lynne, clarinet solo - Exemplary (I-)
  • Jaiden Schmutzler, bass clarinet solo - Exemplary (I-)
  • Dylan Abraham - Mallet solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Lucas Luna - Snare Drum solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Low Brass trio - Outstanding (II)
  • Mixed trio - Satisfactory (III)
  • Percussion 6 - Exemplary (I)
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JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR

The choir has been busy preparing for several performances this spring. The Junior High All District choir was scheduled to perform at Southwest Baptist University on February 26, 2022. Although the event was canceled due to inclement weather, these students worked hard to learn the music.The honor choir participants are:


  • Starr Meyers
  • Cheyenne Wachtel
  • Lakely Anderson
  • Claire Turner
  • Kiley Ripley (not pictured)
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HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM

Seniors, Nicole Donahue, Gwendolyn Broderick, and Brittney Nielsen are now CPR certified. They are in the senior CNA program and will test for that certification Thursday, March 22nd. Congratulations, ladies!
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HIGH SCHOOL BAND

The Gainesville Bulldog Band has been busy this spring preparing for district band, MSHSAA large group contest, and solo and ensemble performances. We had one student, McKoy Dobbs, qualify for the district band in January with high enough scores to audition for state. Unfortunately, the band concert was canceled due to Covid concerns. In March, the high school band performed for a panel of judges at the MSHSAA large group contest and made an outstanding (II) rating. The students are required to perform two contrasting pieces of music and sight-read a selection they have never seen before. The rating system is as follows: Exemplary (I), Outstanding (II), Satisfactory (III), Developing (IV), and Ineffective (V).


Also in March, there were several students who took solos or ensembles to the MSHSAA contest:


  • McKoy Dobbs, tuba solo - Exemplary (I)
  • Jamon Crisp, saxophone solo - Outstanding (II)
  • Maci Moseley, clarinet solo - Outstanding (II)
  • Emily McClure, snare drum solo - Outstanding (II)
  • McKoy Dobbs, vocal solo - Outstanding (II)
  • Percussion quintet - Outstanding (II)
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McKoy Dobbs will perform at the state level

on April 30, at the University of Missouri

in Columbia, Missouri.

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HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

This year the High School Mixed Chorus performed for a panel of judges at the MSHSAA large group choral contest. The students are required to perform two contrasting pieces of music and sight-sing a selection they have never seen before. They earned a Satisfactory (III) rating, but are excited to try again next year!


The High School Mixed Chorus will perform again on April 23, 2022 at St. Charles High School in the “Music in the Parks” festival. After their performance they will spend the rest of the day at Six Flags. They will also perform at the Spring Concert in the GHS gymnasium on May 3rd at 6:00 pm.

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ARCHERY

Gainesville Archery team finished their season at the Missouri State Tournament in Branson on March the 17th.
Colton Lawson scored 261
Trinity Scheider scored 261
Jasper James scored 261
Victoria James scored 227
Amie Winrod scored 224
Conner Wage scored 218
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HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

Baseball is currently 11-1. We are suffering through rain and fighting our hardest to make it possible to play games. The boys are excelling this year, and have stared the season with two tournament championship wins (Alton and Hartville). We have beat 3 state ranked teams (Norwood, Hartville and Houston). The team is hitting .339, 13 HR, 86 RBIs and scored 108 runs on the season. Our offense leader is Jake Leeker with a .513 avg and 5 HR. Andrew Hambelton has thrown 19 innings, he's 4-0 with a 1.105 ERA.
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JUNIOR HIGH BASEBALL

A team record: 1-0

Mtn. View Liberty - 1

Gainesville A Team - 11


B team record: 0-1

Mtn. View Liberty - 8

Gainesville - 4


We have had 3 out of our first 4 games rained out so far this season. Gainesville will be back in action this week playing at Mtn. View Liberty on Tuesday and a home game on Friday, April 22 against Conway. The A team will play at 4:30 followed by the B game. Gainesville will also be competing in the Seymour tournament on Saturday, April 23rd with the Bulldogs playing Hartville at 11:30 followed by Seymour at 1:30. Come support your JH Bulldogs Baseball Team!

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HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL

The Lady Bulldogs softball team moved their record to 3-3 on the year with wins over Seymour, Galena, and Fordland. The team suffered losses to Alton and Marionville. Coach Joe Walrath explained, " We played pretty well. The Seymour game was a team effort with good defense by the girls and Sailor Anderson pitching well. Jesse Latham, Debra Winrod, and Leigha Rowland added some good at bats and we pulled out the win." Next up for the Lady Bulldogs were the Lady Comets. " This game came down to hitting at the right time. Sailor didn't have her best stuff on this day and they got her timing in that fifth inning. The girls played good defense and I thought the highlight of the game was when Freshman Emma McGinnis tracked a fly ball down in a howling wind and made a great catch."


The Lady Bulldogs then travelled to Sparta to play in the Sparta Tournament. First up was the Marionville Comets. Walrath added, " It was one cold, windy game. The Comets came out swinging and put up a six spot in the first inning. Sailor got the off speed stuff working by the second and held them to two runs for the rest of the game but we could not overcome that first inning and they beat us 3-8. This put us in the consolation side and Galena was waiting for us on Saturday. The girls like to play in warm weather and they were ready for them. We hit well up and down the lineup, defense was good and Sailor was pitching well. The girls won that one 21-5. We would end up playing Fordland for the consolation trophy. This was a back and forth game till late when my girls put it together in the fifth and took a 7-2 victory to win that side of the bracket. Sailor pitched a great game and the whole team played together. Bretlyn Kastning and Emory Warden had a good game with the bats and "Hats Off" to my three freshmen who were all thrown into varsity roles all weekend, they stepped up to the challenge."


Originally submitted to and published by the Ozark County Times

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JUNIOR HIGH SOFTBALL

The Junior High Softball Season is underway and off to a great start with Coach Abby Britt at the helm and Coach Kendra Shelton as her assistant. The girls opened with Seymour and came away with 2 wins. Since, the junior high girls have won two more games against Mansfield and Hollister and lost 3 games. Two of those losses came in the Ava “A” tournament where we played a tough Ava Bears team losing 9-2 and a close 11-8 game with Reeds Spring.


Our Bulldogs “B” team is currently undefeated on the season with a 3-0 record. “We have seen a vast improvement from the first day of practice until now. I’m looking forward to watching our girls continue to grow into well-rounded athletes,” says Coach Shelton. This week, the Lady Bulldogs play Fordland on Thursday and then come back home for their first home game against Conway on Friday, April 22nd.

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HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD

Gainesville High School competed at the Zizzer Relays on Thursday the 14th at West Plains. A shout out to each athlete with most of them getting a new personal record. The distance runners took 20 to 30 seconds off of their run time.


Top performing athletes:

1st Nate Richer in Pole Vault

5th Maliki Sherry in High Jump

5th Colton Lawson in Javelin

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HIGH SCHOOL GOLF

The Gainesville Golf Team competed in the Gainesville Golf Tournament on April 6th, Seymour Golf Tournament on April 7th, and the Lutie Golf Tournament on April 14th. Aden Yarger and Harmon Johns have medaled in two out of the three tournaments we have been in this season. Gainesville has a few more tournaments to compete in before districts at Golf Club of Deer Chase in Lake of the Ozarks on May 9th.


GHS Golf Team pictured from left to right:

Ryder Murphy, Daniel Winrod, Aden Yarger, Garrett Taber, Harmon Johns, Ryan Poe

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FBLA

The Gainesville FBLA attended the State Leadership Conference April 10-12 in Springfield, Missouri. This conference hosted approximately 4,000 FBLA members from across the state. Throughout their time at the conference, members engaged in specialized leadership academies led by professional trainers in various topics such as learning how to lead high performing teams, strategizing time-management, and more. The Leadership Expo had nearly twenty exhibitors including universities and military partners for members to connect and leadership activities for members to engage.


The Gainesville High School chapter excelled at the State Leadership Conference. Twenty-five members attended the event. At the awards ceremony, Justus DeVries earned 10th place in Personal Finance, the Parliamentary Procedure team (Wyatt Alms, Hallee Donley, Carrie Richer, Camden Evans, Jarett Hogan) placed 5th place, and the Graphic Design team (Layla Biby, Emily Green, Olivia Milligan) placed 4th which qualifies them for the National Leadership Conference this summer in Chicago, Illinois.
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FBLA & FFA

FBLA and FFA members joined together to help at the annual Vern Cubbage Memorial Tournament. Members of both chapters helped prepare hot dogs, set up for the weigh-in, as well as with releasing the fish after they were weighed. We are thankful for the support of this tournament for our chapters. Thank you Cubbage family!

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FFA

Students started working on judging events in the Ag Room in January. Many early morning practices and Saturdays in March were spent learning skills necessary to become proficient in their content area. Congratulations to the students on their achievements at District Contest! FFA will travel to Columbia, Missouri April 20-22 for state competition.


Pictured below from left to right clockwise:

Poultry 1st place and advancing to state. (Gainesville placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd individually)

Entomology 2nd place and advancing to state.

Floriculture 4th place and advancing to state.

Livestock 8th place Alternate to state.

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ACADEMIC TEAM

Academic Team prepares for a meet at Norwood - from left - Olivia Milligan, Justus DeVries, Diana Wages, Marcus Winrod, Tate Uchtman.

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GRANDPARENT'S DAY

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PRESCHOOL

There has been a lot of learning by creating and doing going on in the preschool!

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KINDERGARTEN

Kindergarten enjoyed learning about the colors of the rainbow for St. Patrick’s Day. Kindergarten has been learning about zoo animals and also enjoyed a field trip to Dickerson Park Zoo!

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FIRST GRADE

First grade had a Pirate Day to learn the ARrrggg vowel. The students enjoyed dressing up as pirates while they practiced the "AR" sound.

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SECOND GRADE

Second grade students were given the challenge of building a marshmallow structure that would withstand an “earthquake” (shaking their desk). Then we used context clues as we ventured off on a scavenger hunt!

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THIRD GRADE

Third graders that met their AR goal for the third quarter celebrated with pizza and soda.


Mrs. Cooper’s class was learning about balanced and unbalanced forces in science. Students were able to experiment these concepts with an egg resting on a tube. The tube was removed so quickly that the force with which they were pushing up against was removed. This resulted in unbalanced forces and downward motion of the egg.

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FOURTH GRADE

Fourth grade has been looking at patterns in rocks and fossils to identify a change in landscape over time. They also went on a nature walk to identify the 3 types of rocks and also participated in exploration stations which allowed them to have hands-on experience with rock identification.

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FIFTH GRADE

Students in 5th grade are diving deeper into the distribution of water on planet Earth. We set up a model of 1,000mL representing all the water on Earth, then we separated the water into saltwater versus freshwater. They were very surprised to see that such a small percentage of water on Earth is freshwater. Next, we distributed all of the freshwater into 4 main categories - ice caps and glaciers, groundwater, surface water and air. Due to the small percentage of water on Earth that is actually usable we were able to brainstorm ideas for conserving water.

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SIXTH GRADE

SCIENCE

The 6th graders have been learning about Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. This hands-on activity has them exploring how force (by blowing through different sized straws) and mass (using different types of balls) affect the motion of an object. They quickly realized that using a coffee stirrer to move a tennis ball was pretty well impossible!

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Sixth graders have been studying environmental factors in Africa. We read One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia by Miranda Paul as a class.In the story the main character found a way to repurpose the plastic bags so that they didn’t have to be thrown out. After the reading we discussed three things we can do: reduce, reuse, and recycle. Each student repurposed a plastic bag into a bracelet that they braided.

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6TH GRADE COMPUTERS


The 6th grade students are starting a new unit in the Computer Lab on personal finance. Kerri Zubrod, from Century Bank of the Ozarks, came in and spoke to all 6th graders. She brought the essential supplies to have for check writing and balancing their accounts as well as mock debit cards. Students are taking the supplies that were provided and will be using that for their financing course. Students will be learning how to enter their information in Google sheets as well.

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