News and Updates

School Closed 1-16-18

posted Jan 15, 2018, 5:37 PM by Danielle Tuepker

Due to extreme temperatures and poor road conditions, Higbee School will be closed Tuesday, January 16.  Stay safe. 

January 11 Board Meeting Postponed

posted Jan 11, 2018, 8:36 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Due to the weather forecast, tonight's board meeting will be postponed.  We will try again for Wednesday, January 17.

Early Dismissal at Noon 1-11-18

posted Jan 11, 2018, 7:16 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Due to the weather forecast, Higbee R-VIII School will dismiss at noon today.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but want to ensure the safety of our students.

School Cancelled Monday, January 8

posted Jan 7, 2018, 8:00 PM by Danielle Tuepker

Due to roads beginning to ice over, Higbee R-VIII is cancelled for tomorrow.  Be safe!

2016-17 Higbee R-VIII Audit

posted Dec 20, 2017, 12:25 PM by Danielle Tuepker

Smile Mobile is coming to school!

posted Dec 13, 2017, 5:10 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Did You Know Your Child May Be Eligible For Free or Reduced Lunch?

posted Dec 8, 2017, 8:26 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 8:27 AM ]

You can go to the following website to get an application for Free and Reduced Lunches:

If our district has at least 40% of the student population that qualifies by Direct Certification, we may be able to get free meals for all students.  Direct Certification means that children who are from families currently approved for SNAP, TANF or Foster can be automatically approved for free meals at schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program.  To find out how to appliy for the Food Stamp Program/SNAP or other assistance benefits, contact your local assistance office or call 1-855-373-4636.

Public Notice of Filing for School Board Member Elections

posted Nov 29, 2017, 8:25 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 8:04 AM ]

The Higbee School District encourages qualified persons interested in running for a position on the School Board to file to be a candidate in the April 3, 2018, election.  Interested persons may file at the superintendent's offices located at 101 Evans St., Higbee, MO.  For more information contact Danielle Tuepker, Superintendent, at 660-456-7277.  Filing will begin on December 12, 2017, at 8:00 a.m., and will continue during the district's regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Except for the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the school district's central offices are closed due to inclement weather.  Filing will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district's central office are closed:  December 21, 2017 to January 2, 2018, and January 15, 2018.  Filing will end on January, 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  There are two positions available with three-year terms.

To be eligible for the Board, a person must be a citizen of the United States, a resident taxpayer of the Higbee R-VIII School District who has resided in the state one year preceding their election, and must be at least twenty-four years of age.  In addition, Senate Bill 380, Section 13, requires all newly elected or appointed board member to complete 16 hour of orientation and training, and submit a Financial Disclosure Statment/Personal Financial Disclosure Statement to the Missouri Ethics Commission by January 30, 2018. 

4-Day Week Public Forum

posted Nov 13, 2017, 11:34 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Nov 13, 2017, 11:36 AM ]

A public form will be held on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 p.m., at the school during the FFA Community Chili Supper to present information on the 4-Day School Week.  There will be time for discussion, questions and answers, to help the Board of Education determine whether or not to pursue the 4-day school week.

Join Us For Christmas Dinner!

posted Nov 3, 2017, 8:39 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 8:57 AM ]

We would like to invite you to join us for a Christmas Dinner on December 19, 2017.  It is a wonderful opportunity for you and your child to have lunch together.  The cost of the meal is $2 per adult.  Please pre-register and pay by December 13 so we have an accurate count.  Menu:  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Hot Roll and Dessert.  Lunch shifts:   Grades K-4  10:45-11:35   Grades 8-12  11:44-12:04    Grades 5-7 12:25-12:50  

We hope to see you there!

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