Rock Port’s first junior high scholar bowl team competes

Written on January 12, 2021

The Rock Port Junior High Scholar Bowl Team competed in its first meet January 7, 2021, at Rock Port. The team scores were: Rock Port 60, Mound City 100; Rock Port 60, South Holt 61; and Rock Port 70, DeKalb 40. Team members, from left to right, are: front – Malachi Skillen, Jadyn Lawrence, Emma  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 School perfect attendance

Written on January 12, 2021

Fairfax R-3 School has announced its perfect attendance for the second quarter, October 19 through December 18, 2020. Students who did not miss a day of school include: Smart Steps Preschoolers – Paisleigh Daugherty, Ayden Harber, Lucy Heck, Jo Hurst, Brooks Mayall, Brock Peters, Ellee Salmond, Annistyn Schebaum, and Garrett Wintz Kindergarteners – Jonah Long  Continue Reading »

Local schools extend free breakfast and lunch program

Written on January 12, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture has funds to extend the Seamless Summer Option for school breakfasts and lunches, hopefully until the end of the 2020-21 school year. This is subject to change if/when the funds run out, but as of now, Atchison County students will continue to eat free breakfast and lunch daily. No  Continue Reading »

No School January 18

Written on January 12, 2021

No school will be held at all three Atchison County schools Monday, January 18, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

Fairfax R-3 Board of Education

Written on January 12, 2021

The Fairfax R-3 School Board met December 17, 2020, in the school library. Mike Lewis called the meeting to order at 6:36 p.m. Present were Sam O’Riley, Jon Graves, Chris Smith, Miles Smith, Brett Johnson, and Josh Oswald. Others present were Fairfax R-3 Superintendent Jeremy Burright, Fairfax K-12 Principal Dustin Barnes, and Fairfax R-3 Secretary  Continue Reading »

From the Principal’s Desk

Written on December 22, 2020

Submitted by Donnie Parsons, RPHS Principal & A.D. Well, we made it to winter break! First semester of the 2020-21 school year has necessitated that our school and community embark on paths never before trekked. In a year plagued with negativity and bad news, I’d like to put the spotlight on some positive happenings that  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I Board of Education

Written on December 22, 2020

The Tarkio R-I Board Of Education met December 16, 2020. The board was called to order by President Garrett Wood at 7:00 p.m. Board members in attendance were: Jamie Barnett, Sam Hannah, Josh Wright, Chris Yates, Ann Schlueter, and Heather Olson. Others in attendance were Tarkio R-I Superintendent Karma Coleman, Tarkio Elementary Principal/Special Education Director  Continue Reading »

Rock Port R-II School Board of Education meeting

Written on December 22, 2020

The Rock Port R-II School Board of Education held a regular meeting December 10, 2020. President Jeremy Davis called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the cafeteria of the elementary building. Other members present were Joanna Burke, Rich Dewhirst, Regan Griffin, Harold Lawrence, Dan Lucas, and Afton Schomburg. Others in attendance were  Continue Reading »

ACDC Scholarship application available

Written on December 22, 2020

Atchison County Development Corporation’s (ACDC) annual scholarship program was created to help outstanding Atchison County high school graduates fund post-secondary education and training programs, especially when that education enables students to live, work and create a life in Atchison County.  Because both career/technical training (welding certification, CNA training, lineman school, etc.) and traditional undergraduate education  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I music students perform Christmas concert

Written on December 22, 2020

The upbeat Christmas music performed at the concert moved these two toddlers to get up and dance along. The fourth and fifth graders performed “The Nutcracker Suite” at the Tarkio R-I Christmas Concert Monday, December 14, 2020, in the Tarkio High School Gym. The 5th graders played “Jingle Bells” on their recorders at the Tarkio  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 Christmas Program

Written on December 22, 2020

Preschoolers Jensen Ashford, Paisleigh Daugherty, Ayden Harber, Lucy Heck, Jo Hurst, Brooks Mayall, Brock Peters, Ellee Salmond, Annistyn Schebaum, Scout Smith, Nash Stevens, Abbi Umbarger, and Garrett Wintz performed “Jingle Bells,” “Little Snowflake,” and the “Reindeer Pokey.” Riley Koop played the part of Santa during the K-4 musical, “The Greatest Snowman.” Fairfax K-2 students lend  Continue Reading »

Spreading Christmas cheer

Written on December 15, 2020

Mrs. Geib’s and Mrs. Amthor’s third grade classes took advantage of the nice weather last week to spread some holiday cheer in Rock Port. The students were given candy canes with a message that they hung on the door handles of cars around the downtown area.