Substitutes Needed

Higbee R-VIII is in need of substitutes for all positions including teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, and cafeteria and custodial workers.  Must pass a background check for all positions.  Must have substitute certification through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for substitute teachers and paraprofessionals.  Bus drivers must have a CDL with P and S endorsements.  Applications can be found by clicking the link under the Employment tab on this website.  Most substitute positions pay $80/day.

Community Resources

posted Sep 7, 2018, 6:20 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Click on the PDF attachment for community mental health resources.

Pick Up/Drop Off Zones

posted Aug 23, 2018, 6:09 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 6:10 AM ]

To keep our students safe, please do not drive down Owens Street at the south end of the building while the students are loading in the evening and unloading in the morning.  The buses should have their stop signs out and visibility is blocked by the bus from both Evans and Owens Streets.  When picking up or dropping off students if a bus is parked on Owens Street, please turn left off of Evans onto Owens Street.  We changed the loading and unloading zone to alleviate congestion during periods of high traffic to make it safer for everybody around the school zone.  See the attached map for a visual aid.

School Started

posted Aug 17, 2018, 11:13 AM by Danielle Tuepker

School started yesterday and we are working on refining bus routes to make them take approximately the same amount of time.  Please bear with us as we go through this process.  There will be some adjustments to the routes and your student should bring home a letter tonight regarding times and any changes.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's bus driver or the school.  Just a reminder that classes begin at 7:30 a.m. and first bell rings at 7:27 a.m.  School ends at 3:08 p.m.

Immunization Reminder

posted Jul 25, 2018, 11:19 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Dear Parent/Guardian: 

Higbee R-VIII School District would like to remind you that State law and health regulations require students to be properly immunized and provide verification to attend school, unless they have an appropriate exemption card on file. Children attending school must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, meningococcal, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B and varicella. All students are required to provide documentation that includes the month, day and year the vaccine was administered. Missouri School Immunization Law prohibits children who are not in compliance with the immunization law from attending school

            If your child has had the immunization noted below, please send or bring a record from a medical provider no later than 08/14/2018. Vaccines and records can be obtained from your local health department or family physician’s office. Please call the school nurse of Higbee R-VIII, Mrs. Andrea Arends, with any questions.

-Required for Kindergarten students: 4 doses of DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis), 3 doses of IPV (Polio), 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 2 doses of MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), and 2 doses of Varicella (Chicken Pox).  NOTE: Last dose of all vaccines must be administered on or after the child’s fourth birthday.

-Required for 8th grade students (given between ages 11-12): first dose of Tdap vaccine and Meningococcal (MCV) vaccine

-Required for 12th grade students (given between ages 16-18): 2nd dose “Booster” of Meningococcal (MCV) vaccine;       NOTE: a second dose of Meningococcal vaccine is not necessary only if your child received their first dose on or after their 16th birthday, in which case only one dose is required.

Ice Cream Social

posted Jul 13, 2018, 6:22 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Jul 13, 2018, 6:25 AM ]

Thursday, August 2, 2018, is the date for the Second Annual Ice Cream Social in the Higbee R-VIII cafeteria from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  Meet with the board, administrators, teachers, and staff while enjoying a cold treat on a hot evening.  Hope to see you there!

2018-2019 Classroom Supply Lists

posted Jul 11, 2018, 1:45 PM by Danielle Tuepker

They are finally here!  Click the attachment to see the classroom supply lists.  Happy shopping - this is an exciting time for students!

Printable School Calendar

posted Jun 29, 2018, 12:11 PM by Danielle Tuepker

See the attachment and click the download button to print your copy of the 2018-2019 Higbee School Calendar.


posted Jun 8, 2018, 9:46 AM by Danielle Tuepker   [ updated Jun 8, 2018, 9:46 AM ]

MACC is hosting a STEAM Camp for incoming 6-9th Grade students.  For more information and to register go to

Parent's As Teachers

posted Jan 30, 2018, 8:00 AM by Danielle Tuepker

Higbee Parents as Teachers has one opening for a child between the ages of 0-5. Please contact Christina Boggs at 660-456-7206 for more information.

2016-17 Higbee R-VIII Audit

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

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