Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

 Word of the MonthQuote 

December- Compassion


"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."  -Dalai Lama


  Tuesday (30th)French Toast, Sausage, Syrup, Yogurt, FruitChicken Crispito, Refried Beans with Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Baby Carrots, Ranch Dressing, Grapes
Wednesday (1st)Pineapple Upside Down Smoothie, Toast, Cereal, Fresh FruitSalisbury Steak, Brown Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Roll, Margarine, Sliced Peaches
Thursday (2nd)Breakfast Sausage Pizza, Fruit, Yogurt Beef Stew, Roll, Margarine, Romaine Lettuce, Vegetables for Salad, Assorted Dressing, Grapes, Cookie
Friday (3rd)Biscuit and Gravy, Fresh Fruit, YogurtBeef and Bean Burrito, Refried Beans, Tortilla Chips, Baby Carrots, Ranch Dressing, Pineapple Chunks
** WG=whole grain, FF=fat-free, WW=whole wheat



Congratulations to this year's Homecoming Candidates!
Alliyah Myers
Peyton Sanders
Alyvia Mason
Grace Hicks
Reese Gray
Piper Fitzgerald
Talyah Maize

2020-2021 Yearbooks have been delivered and are for sale. The price is $30.00. If interested, please contact Mr. Logan. 

Students are not to open the exterior door to let people into the building.  

An email was sent concerning the M.U.S.I.C scholarship on 12/1/21- Only one Senior is allowed to apply. Please let the school counselor know if you are interested in applying by the middle of January. If you are selected to fill out the scholarship, you will have from mid-January to February 18th, 2022 to fill it out. If only one person says they want to apply, that will be the person picked.

Attention Sophomores and Seniors!!!!!! Mrs. Wakefield has talked to each of your classes to explain the new opportunity for ACT testing. She has sent a google form that she would like for you to fill out ONLY if you are planning to pay to take the ACT on March 8th with the Junior class during the school day. The cost is $55.00. There are no fee waivers available. The purpose is to give students an extra opportunity to take the ACT on our campus earlier and during the school day. The deadline for this payment and google form submission is December 17th, 2021 (Last half day before we go on Christmas break.) MRS. WAKEFIELD WILL NOT TAKE ANY SUBMISSIONS OR PAYMENT AFTER THAT DATE.
-Attention Seniors: If you are planning on attending college, you should start applying as soon as possible. Some colleges offer scholarships through the college or university on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions about applying, please see Mrs. Wakefield.

-If you are in need of personal care items (shampoo, body wash, tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.) please see Mrs. Lanham in Room 223.

The Annual Christmas Program will be Monday, December 6th at 6pm.
There will be a dessert auction throughout the program to help raise money for the Music Department.  There will be Pictures with Santa by PTO.  The Book Fair will be open in the library from 3-6pm.  A great place to stop and shop for Christmas presents! 

The Book Fair will be open all next week.  We will host two family nights. The first one will be on Monday, 12/6 from 3-6pm.  The second one will be on Tuesday, 12/7 from 3-7pm. Stop in and support our library with your purchases!  

Congratulations to 4th Grade/upper elementary and Kindergarten/lower elementary for placing 1st in the door decorating contest.  They received extra recess and a gift certificate to SONIC for a free ice cream!  Nice job. Congratulations to 6th (popcorn reward) & 2nd (soda reward) for taking second place! Thank you to all of our staff and students for working so hard to make the halls so festive! 

Elementary Tutoring available on Wednesdays with Mrs. Forshee until 4:30 and with Mrs. Laughman until 4pm. Permission forms have been received.

First Grade Book Club will be on the remaining Wednesdays in December.
12/8  3-4:00pm  and 12/15  3-5:00pm. 

Elementary STUCO is currently hosting their Annual Toy Drive.  If you have any new or gently used toys there is a collection/drop box located at Dollar General in Lesterville.  Thank you in advance for your donations! Toy Drive ends Monday, December 6th

Elementary STUCO is also collecting items to be mailed to a local soldier for Christmas.  This year we will be donating to Coach Caruso and his troop. If you are interested in donating, please bring your items to Mrs. Tina Mathes before December 13th.  

Winter Carnival will be held Friday, December 17th.  

Grades PK-6 Students go to their normal classrooms at the start of the day.  

-8:15am-10:00am - Christmas Crafts, movies, snacks with teacher in classroom

*When the craft is complete, put the craft in the labeled Christmas sacks located in the hallway.

Parents arrive -10:50am and report to old gym ONLY not to classrooms

Grades PK-2

-10:30am-10:50am Student Lunch in the cafeteria 

-10:50am-11:25am - go to Old Gym to participate in Winter Carnival games

- 11:25am return to classroom p/u backpack & craft, exit by the elem office to receive a Christmas cookie - ok to leave with parent(s) once the teacher is advised.

Grades 3-6

-10:55am -11:15am Student Lunch in cafeteria

-11:15am bathroom break, get backpacks ready to go home

-11:30-12:00pm - go to Old Gym to participate in Winter Carnival games

-12:00 return to classroom p/u backpack & craft & exit by the elem office to receive a Christmas cookie - ok to leave with parent(s) once the teacher is advised.

*If you have eaten lunch and want to leave early with your parent(s), advise your teacher before leaving.  


Shop Club


Team Spirit






19 - G/B BB vs. Meadow Heights AWAY 5pm
22-25 - AV Thanksgiving Tourney
27-12/2 - Girls Valley Tourney
30 - Boys BB vs. AV HOME 6pm






ACT Test Dates: 

Senior Reminders

The Horatio Alger Scholarship information was passed out to Juniors via email on 11/23/21_Due March 15th, 2022

JCI Senate Scholarship was passed out via email on 11/23/21_Due January 22nd, 2022

Due Date for Shane Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship (paper copy)_Day before we leave for Christmas break.

The Free Speech Essay Contest Scholarship was passed  out on 11/3/21 via email_Due December 31st, 2021

MASFAP Who's Making A Difference Scholarship was passed out on 10/14/21 via email_Due December 1st, 2021

The Belcher Scholarship was passed out via paper copy on 10/5/21_paper copy deadline: By the end of the school day on Nov. 17th

Missouri Legion Scholarships_passed out 9/30/2021 via email_Due March 20th, 2022

Elks National Scholarship_passed out 9/30/2021_Due November 15th, 2021

ESA Foundation Scholarship information was passed out 9/22/2021 via email: Deadline Feb. 1st

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship sent via email on 9/14/21_Due October 31st, 2021

The MENSA Scholarship was sent via email on 9/2/2021- Due March 22nd, 2022

VFW Voice of Democracy Program Scholarship Sent Via Email: August 12th, 2021, Due October 31st, 2021 

Oratorical Scholarship Program was sent via email on 8/26/2021_Due November 30th, 2021

·        KEEP TRACK OF YOUR COLLEGE ACCEPTANCE LETTERS!!!!! There are several local scholarships that are going to require a copy of your acceptance letters in order to prove that you will be attending college in the fall.

·        When you receive a college acceptance letter, they should have a username and password on them to sign into your college email account. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT that you sign into that email account and check it regularly. Colleges will be giving you information regarding enrollment through those college emails. (Especially if you are attending Mineral Area College!!!)

·        Open enrollment for college classes for Fall of 2021 can open very soon so make sure you are keeping track of when those dates are. (I know for sure that Mineral Area College and Jefferson College have enrollment open in the spring (February/March).

·        KEEP TRACK OF EVERYTHING the college you are going to attend requires for enrollment. Some colleges may require enrollment fees. Some colleges want you to call admissions to set up an appointment with an advisor to schedule classes. It is your responsibility to make sure everything is done in order to attend the college you want to attend.

·        If you need help with anything, please do not hesitate to come into Mrs. Wakefield's office and ask.  

Mrs. Wakefield has test fee waivers for those planning to take the ACT, and who qualify for free and reduced lunches. If you need one of these waivers, please see Mrs. Wakefield.          

Due Dates 

High School Calendar

District Calendar

3 - Academic Excellence Grades 2-12
3 - Good Behavior Day Grades PK-1
5 - Early Dismissal @ 12:25pm - Staff Inservice
7 - Daylight Savings Time Ends - Fall Back
11 - Veterans Day - Breakfast 8am/Program 9am
11 - 5th & 6th Gr. Science Fair Research Night 3-5:30
15 - NO SCHOOL - Deer Season Day
18 - Picture Retakes - Progress Reports Go Home
18 - 5th & 6th Gr. Science Fair Research Night 3-5:30
19 - SR BETA Blood Drive 12:30-5:30
22-25 - AV Thanksgiving Tourney
24 - Early Dismissal @ 12:25pm - Thanksgiving Break
24 - Rockin' Family Fun Day 11:15am - Elementary
25-29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
27 - 12/2 - Girls Vally Tourney



  • Reese Gray, Grace Hicks, and Piper Fitzgerald - BRL All Conference in volleyball
  • Reese Gray - BRL Player of the Year in volleyball
  • Reese Gray and Grace Hicks - All District 1st Team in volleyball
  • Piper Fitzgerald - All District 2nd Team
  • Reese Gray recorded her 1,000th kill for her career in volleyball.
  • Grace Hicks recorded her 2,000th assist for her career in volleyball.
Congratulations to the following Seniors: