News and Updates

Baseball/Softball vs. Mendon Today

posted by Higbee Webmaster

The softball and baseball games for today have been moved to Higbee due to heavy rain in Mendon.  Softball will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Eclipse

posted by Higbee Webmaster   [ updated ]

If you have eclipse glasses, come and watch the eclipse with your student.  The full eclipse should be around 1:11 p.m. until 1:13 p.m.  Partial eclipse begins at 11:45 a.m and ends at 2:39 p.m.  Remember, as with any other day, don't look at it without approved viewing glasses to prevent damage to your eyes.  This should be a fun and educational day for all!

After all the build up, we were disappointed that it was cloudy and we couldn't actually see the eclipse.  However, it definitely got dark very quickly, the dusk to dawn lights came on, and the bugs got much louder.  Interesting experience overall.

Trauma Informed Website

posted Aug 16, 2017, 9:02 AM by Higbee Webmaster   [ updated Aug 18, 2017, 5:16 AM ]

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has created a website with information and resources regarding trauma.  If you would like more information, click on the following link:  https://dese.mo.gov/traumainformed. 

Student Drop-Off

posted Aug 16, 2017, 6:22 AM by Higbee Webmaster

Staff does not arrive at school until 7:30 a.m.  Please do not send your students or drop them off prior to 7:30 a.m. to ensure that there is adequate supervision for our student's safety.  Thanks for your help and understanding!

Text Message Opt-In

posted Aug 15, 2017, 1:58 PM by Higbee Webmaster

We are adding text messages to our School Messenger to send you important information about events, school closings, safety alerts, and more.  You must opt in to this free service by texting 67587 and typing "Y" or "Yes" in the message.  You can opt out at any time by replying to one of our messages with "Stop".  If we have an SMS text phone number for you on file AND you have not already opted-in by texting "Y" to 67587, by August 25, 2017, you should receive a text asking you to reply Y to confirm.  

Eclipse News

posted Aug 3, 2017, 2:18 PM by Higbee Webmaster   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 2:19 PM ]

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has some interesting information for the eclipse.  Check it out at:  https://dese.mo.gov/communications/eclipse
We are preparing and have viewing glasses for all the students.  We are working on viewing glasses for all the staff.

Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

posted Jul 20, 2017, 1:55 PM by Higbee Webmaster

Section 144.049, RSMo, establishes a sales tax holiday effective during a three-day period beginning at 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August and ending at midnight on the Sunday following. Certain back-to-school purchases, such as clothing, school supplies, computers, and other items as defined by the statute, are exempt from sales tax for this time period only.

The sales tax holiday applies to state and local sales taxes when a local jurisdiction chooses to participate in the holiday. However, local jurisdictions can choose to not participate in the holiday if they enact an ordinance to not participate and notify the department 45 days prior to the sales tax holiday. If the jurisdiction had previously enacted an ordinance to not participate in the holiday and later decided to participate, it must enact a new ordinance to participate and notify the department 45 days prior to the sales tax holiday.

If one or all of your local taxing jurisdictions are not participating in the sales tax holiday, the state's portion of the tax rate (4.225%) will remain exempt for the sale of qualifying sales tax holiday items.

The sales tax exemption is limited to:

  • Clothing – any article having a taxable value of $100 or less
  • School supplies – not to exceed $50 per purchase
  • Computer software – taxable value of $350 or less
  • Personal computers – not to exceed $1,500
  • Computer peripheral devices – not to exceed $1,500
  • Graphing Calculators - not to exceed $150

Qualifying Items

Section 144.049, RSMo, defines items exempt during the sales tax holiday as:

“Clothing” - any article of wearing apparel, including footwear, intended to be worn on or about the human body. The term shall include but not be limited to cloth and other material used to make school uniforms or other school clothing. Items normally sold in pairs shall not be separated to qualify for the exemption. The term shall not include watches, watchbands, jewelry, handbags, handkerchiefs, umbrellas, scarves, ties, headbands, or belt buckles.

“School supplies” - any item normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes, including but not limited to, textbooks, notebooks, paper, writing instruments, crayons, art supplies, rulers, book bags, backpacks, handheld calculators, graphing calculators, chalk, maps, and globes. The term shall not include watches, radios, CD players, headphones, sporting equipment, portable or desktop telephones, copiers or other office equipment, furniture, or fixtures. School supplies shall also include computer software having a taxable value of three hundred fifty dollars or less.

“Personal computers” - a laptop, desktop, or tower computer system which consists of a central processing unit, random access memory, a storage drive, a display monitor, and a keyboard and devices designed for use in conjunction with a personal computer, such as a disk drive, memory module, compact disk drive, daughterboard, digitizer, microphone, modem, motherboard, mouse, multimedia speaker, printer, scanner, single-user hardware, single-user operating system, soundcard, or video card.

2017-2018 School Supply List

posted Jul 19, 2017, 4:09 PM by Danielle Tuepker

The list is updated and posted under the "Parents" tab of this website.   Wal-Mart in Moberly has copies in the store.

Meet and Greet Night

posted Jul 19, 2017, 3:57 PM by Danielle Tuepker

You are invited to an Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, from 6-7 p.m. in the school cafeteria to meet the new administration and new staff members.  We hope to see you there!

Special Education Paperwork

posted Apr 20, 2017, 10:31 AM by Higbee Webmaster   [ updated Jul 19, 2017, 4:02 PM by Danielle Tuepker ]

Special education records are maintained by the school for a period of 7 years after graduation.  After that time, the records are destroyed.  If you wish to receive a copy of your file, please contact the administration office at 660-456-7277. 

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