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Tarkio Elementary kindergarten screening

Written on April 13, 2021

Kindergarten screening is scheduled for Thursday, April 22, 2021, at Tarkio Elementary School. If your child does not attend Head Start or Kids’ Korner, it will be necessary for parents to set up appointment times by calling the elementary office at 660-736-4177. Appointments for Head Start and Kids’ Korner students will be scheduled by the  Continue Reading »

Fresh air and sunshine

Written on April 13, 2021

The children in Ms. Amy’s, Ms. Katie’s, and Ms. Lisa’s class at Atchison County Head Start were excited to get outside this week and soak up the spring weather. Adventures were had by many, and gross motor skills were perfected. Briggs and Giovanni (pictured above) work together to fill up holes. Gentry and Rory (pictured  Continue Reading »

Superintendent’s Update

Written on April 13, 2021

Submitted by Ethan Sickels, Rock Port R-II Superintendent The sun has been shining (for the most part), the temps are getting warmer, and we are still in school this spring . . . how much better can it get! I’d rather not remember what we dealt with this time last year; instead, focusing on the  Continue Reading »

Students named FFA Officers

Written on April 13, 2021

Graves named Area 1 FFA Sentinel Interviews were conducted last week in Savannah, Missouri, for the Area 1 FFA officer team. Braden Graves of Fairfax was selected to be the Area 1 Sentinel for the 2021-2022 school year. (Photo by FFA Advisor Aleesha Lamar) Garrison named Area 1 FFA 2nd Vice-President Tarkio FFA Chapter member Haley Garrison was  Continue Reading »

Over 1,500 pounds of pop tabs donated

Written on April 13, 2021

Rock Port National Honor Society members pack the pop can tabs they collected for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City. Due to the pandemic this past year, many schools who annually collect tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charities Kansas City were not able to make the donations as usual. So collectively this  Continue Reading »

THS 2021 seniors honored at Baccalaureate Service

Written on April 13, 2021

The 2021 Tarkio High School seniors were honored at a Baccalaureate Service Sunday, April 11, at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Westboro, Missouri. Pictured are, from left to right: front row – Mercedes Parshall, Ella Rolf, Allison Yates, Bryli Staten, Morgan Parshall, Brynnan Poppa, Ashlynn Meyer, and Cheyenne Gray; and back row – Thomas Danielson,  Continue Reading »

Honey Tree students tour Enel & Vestas

Written on April 13, 2021

Honey Tree Nursery School students in Tarkio toured the office of Enel and Vestas in Tarkio Thursday, April 8, 2021. The children learned about the wind turbine companies and the jobs they complete. Pictured above, from left to right, are: Addaline Larson, Waylon Blackman, Stason Sundermann (standing), Savannah Beckman, Emmeline Vette, Willow Wright, Sage Sundermann  Continue Reading »

RPHS students participate in 2021 Virtual State Music Festival

Written on April 13, 2021

Students who participated in the 2021 Virtual State Music Festival, from left to right, are Kylie Beasing, RyAnne Herron, Harlee Pritt, and Anneliese Clauson. Four Rock Port High School music students played for the 2021 Virtual State Music Festival March 20. The students each prepared a solo and submitted it online this year. Harlee Pritt,  Continue Reading »

Wormy Thursday

Written on April 13, 2021

Clark Wood and the other Tarkio Elementary kindergartners found a huge number of worms on the playground at recess Thursday, April 8, 2021, after two days of steady rain. The students grabbed handfuls of worms and put them back in the grass to save them. (Photo by Tabitha Gibson)

ACDC’s Tarkio Tech Scholarship Program

Written on April 13, 2021

Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) has long supported graduating high school seniors with scholarships for traditional post-graduate education and career/technical certifications. Recognizing that that local individuals may want to establish or further their careers by pursuing additional training right here in Atchison County, ACDC established a Tarkio Tech scholarship program. ACDC offers a $500 Tarkio  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Tech hosts Career Day

Written on April 13, 2021

The keynote speaker at the Tarkio Tech Career Day was Tom Roberts, former president of CFM Distributors. Tom spoke to the students in the new Rotary Theater about his life experiences and that giving up was never an option. Tarkio Tech held a two-day Career Day for sophomores and juniors from Atchison, Holt and Nodaway  Continue Reading »

Junior/Senior High Art Show

Written on April 13, 2021

The Rock Port Art Club is hosting a Junior/Senior High Art Show Wednesday, April 14, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the north gym. The Art Club is also having a bake sale during the art show. Please wear a mask when entering the building. Come out and support these talented artists!