School

Fairfax R-3 Board of Education

Written on October 1, 2019

The Fairfax R-3 Board of Education met in regular session September 19,  2019, in Fairfax, Missouri. Board members present were Mike Lewis, Marshal Oswald, Jon Graves, Sam O’Riley, Chris Smith, Josh Oswald and Doug Miller. Others present were Fairfax R-3 Superintendent Jeremy Burright, Fairfax K-12 Principal Dustin Barnes, and board secretary Karen Burke. The Optimist  Continue Reading »

Learning about apples

Written on October 1, 2019

The students in Ms. Jen’s, Ms. Jo’s, and Ms. Kelsie’s class at Atchison County Head Start have been learning about apples. The kids have enjoyed learning about all of the different kinds of apples. They talked about our five senses, what the apples smelled, tasted, looked, sounded, and felt like. They also did an apple  Continue Reading »

Marching Pride marches down Main

Written on October 1, 2019

The Fairfax Marching Pride marched down Main Street of Fairfax, Missouri, Friday, September 27, 2019, in preparation for their first marching competition of the season. The Fairfax R-3 students and staff, as well as community members, lined Main Street to cheer them on. The Marching Pride placed first in the Shenfest Parade Saturday, September 28.

Rock Port competes at Carrollton Band Day

Written on October 1, 2019

Rock Port had a great day at Carrollton Band Day Saturday, September 28. Bands compete in four categories: Field Show, Parade, Indoor Auxiliary, and Indoor Drumline. Rock Port received 4th in Indoor Auxiliary and 5th in Field Show. Abby Palmer, Band Director, said “This was the first year in four years that we added junior  Continue Reading »

Tarkio FFA members pick up trash

Written on October 1, 2019

The Tarkio High School FFA members completed their highway clean-up on Highway 59 from Torrey Pines to the T south of town Wednesday, September 25. Pictured are, from left to right, Tessa Rolf, Ella Rolf, Alexis Gibler, Emilee Caudill, Alexis Brown, Stormy Nordhausen, Jordan Graf, Jesse Navin, Haley Garrison, Brooke Lee, Josie King, Jayden Umbarger,  Continue Reading »

“Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read” held in Tarkio

Written on October 1, 2019

Tarkio Elementary School held a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 23, through Friday, September 27. “Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read” was the theme. The book fair helps the school promote learning while raising money to purchase new books and materials for the library. Pictured above checking out all the “cool” books available  Continue Reading »

Careers on Wheels

Written on October 1, 2019

ACDC hosted Careers on Wheels for 51 Atchison County freshmen on Friday, September 27, at the Rock Port City Park. The purpose of this annual event is to introduce students to local careers that function outside of a traditional office setting. This year’s participating businesses and organizations were Atchison-Holt Electric Cooperative, MO Valley Ag, Double  Continue Reading »

Superintendent’s update

Written on October 1, 2019

Submitted by Mr. Ethan Sickels Rock Port R-II School Superintendent Time flies when you are learning and having fun … it is already October on the calendar, and Blue Jay Nation is certainly off and flying. For the past seven weeks you couldn’t find an evening or weekend that didn’t involve some aspect of our  Continue Reading »

FFA members attend Graves-Chapple Farm Day

Written on September 24, 2019

Many FFA groups attended the Graves-Chapple Farm FFA Day on Thursday, September 19, at the MU Extension Building and Atchison County Fair Grounds. Schools attending were Rock Port, Tarkio, Fairfax, Mound City, Craig, South Holt, Maryville, St Joseph and Shenandoah. There were around 340 students in attendance and 16 advisors from MU Extension. One of  Continue Reading »

Backpack Buddies at Fairfax R-3

Written on September 17, 2019

Many of the children in our community who receive free or reduced-price lunches at school spend long, hungry hours trying to get through the weekends when meals may not be available. Each child enrolled in Backpack Buddies, the supplemental weekend feeding program of Second Harvest Community Food Bank, receives a breakfast, lunch and snack each  Continue Reading »

Tarkio “Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read”

Written on September 17, 2019

Tarkio Elementary School will host the Scholastic Book Fair Monday, September 23, through Friday, September 27. “Arctic Adventure Book Fair, Snow Much to Read” is the theme for the fall 2019 book fair. This is an event geared to excite children about reading and learning. The fair is open to Tarkio and the surrounding community.  Continue Reading »

Learning about structures

Written on September 17, 2019

Atchison County Head Start students have been learning about different structures. Ms. Jen’s, Ms. Jo’s, and Ms. Kelsie’s class read The Three Little Pigs and discussed what their houses were made of. Students also got to look at and feel a brick, stick, and a little bale of straw. This helped them decide what they  Continue Reading »