Lion's Link Friday Update

March 3, 2023

Pride in Self, Pride in Community, Pride in Learning

Spring Picture Day

Monday, March 6th, 8:15am

School Road

Tuscumbia, MO

Order Code 76007XF

Click here for the schedule for the day.

PTO Fundraiser Pick-Up will be 3:30-6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7, in the gym foyer.

We have some great new smiles!

The Central Ozarks Medical Center's Mobile Dental Unit was here for two days in February. During those days, they were able to see over 20 of our students for diagnostics, cleaning, and sealants. They will be back soon to complete follow-up appointments on students who need them. Thank you to Nurse Polly for arranging this important service for our students!

Congratulations to Carter Nutter for being named to the All-Conference Academic Team! We're so proud of him!

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Join us for a Play!

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Kindergarten practicing our high frequency words with shaving cream.

Karsyn showing us her lamb, and kindergarten enjoying some very excited puppies at the FFA Barnyard Zoo.

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Congratulations to our FFA State Degree Recipients!

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5th and 6th grade are enjoying another session of DARE with Officer Hannon!

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P-EBT Benefits

If your student would have qualified for free or reduced lunch during the 2021-22 school year and he or she had a COVID-related absence, you may be eligible for reimbursement for the meals they missed at school during that time. If you are on our list of possible eligible families, you should have received a letter this week. DESE has more information on this program here. The deadline for contacting us to claim this benefit is Wednesday, March 8, 3:15 p.m.

Survey for Parents of Students in our Special Education Program

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education would like for all parents of students in our special education program to complete a survey. The results go directly to DESE, not back to the district. If you have a student in our program, you may complete the survey online here. If you would like a paper copy of the survey, please call the school at (573) 369-2375 ext. 100, or email, and we will send you a copy as well as a stamped envelope to mail it directly back to the survey provider. You can complete a survey for each student in your family who receives special education services. The deadline for the survey is March 31, 2023.

We appreciate your input as we make every effort to improve our programs for our students.

FREE Friends & Family CPR Training!

Tuscumbia PTO is hosting a Friends and Family CPR/First Aid Training provided by the Miller County Ambulance District to anyone in the school district, FREE of charge. The date is March 21st from 6-8 pm in the high school cafeteria. Handbooks will be provided, so please sign up here if you plan to attend so we know how many to prepare for.
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Job Postings

The Miller County R-III School District has the following openings available:

  • MS English/Elective Teacher, 2023-24 school year, appropriate certification required. Forward resume' and letter of interest to
  • 9-12 Math Teacher, 2023-24 school year, appropriate certification required. Forward resume' and letter of interest to
  • K-12 Music Teacher, 2023-24 school year. Forward resume' and letter of interest to
  • Evening Route Bus Driver, immediate opening, M-F, $31.60/day.
  • Maintenance, immediate opening, minimum of $14/hour with credit given for years in similar positions, insurance, retirement, basic maintenance skills required, 10:00-5:00 M-F.
  • Custodian, immediate opening, Pay dependent on experience with credit given for years in similar positions; insurance, retirement included. 2:00-10:00 p.m., M-F.
  • Cook, 2023-24 school year. Pay dependent on experience with credit given for years in similar positions; insurance, retirement included. 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., M-F.
  • Substitute Bus Drivers, as needed, $31.60 per route (a.m. or p.m.).
  • Contracted transportation for one student from Tuscumbia to Columbia and back on school days. Will contract by the mile or day, rate negotiable. Must have a clean driving record and dependable vehicle.

Interested parties should contact Dr. Spencer at, or come by central office during working hours.

It's always a great day to be a Lion! Come join our Pride!

Upcoming Events

  • March 3: Early release day, school dismissed at 12:25
  • March 6: Spring pictures; PTO meeting, HS library 6:00 p.m.
  • March 7: PTO Fundraiser Pick-up, Gym lobby, 3:30-6:00
  • March 16: Early release, P/T conferences
  • March 17-20: No school--Spring Break