School

Red kingdom!

Written on February 9, 2021

The students in Ms. Amy’s and Ms. Katie’s classes at Atchison County Head Start spent the week celebrating the Kansas City Chiefs. Between their Tomahawk Chop marching and dancing to their new hype song “Run It Back,” the children were excited for the Super Bowl. They created hats to sport on Sunday, graphed their prediction  Continue Reading »

Elementary Blue Jay Bulletin

Written on February 2, 2021

Submitted by Stephen Waigand, Principal, Rock Port Elementary January always seems to bring the sense of a fresh start and grand resolutions for the new year. Our school staff and many students are completing the One Word Challenge for 2021. Why one word? Well, 50% of resolutions fail by the end of January and 90%  Continue Reading »

East Atchison Winter Homecoming

Written on February 2, 2021

The Fairfax Homecoming candidates include, from left to right: front row – queen candidates Olivia Morris and Nghi Dinh; and back row – king candidates Braden Graves, Cameron Oswald, and Josh Smith. The Tarkio Homecoming candidates include, from left to right, Ella Rolf, Morgan Parshall, Jayden Umbarger, Brynnan Poppa, and Mercedes Parshall. Hunter Bennett is  Continue Reading »

Rock Port R-II School to hold kindergarten pre-registration and screening March 25-26

Written on February 2, 2021

Pre-registration for the 2021-22 kindergarten class has begun. Pre-registration forms may be obtained at the Rock Port Elementary office. These forms need to be returned to the elementary office by Friday, March 5, in order for the school to schedule appointments for the kindergarten screening. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five  Continue Reading »

Little Jays’ Preschool registration and early childhood screenings

Written on February 2, 2021

Registration for Rock Port R-II Little Jays’ Preschool for the 2021-22 school year will be held on Wednesday, March 3, at 6:00 p.m. in the high school gym. Spots are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis. Children must be four years old on or before July 31 to be eligible  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl Team finishes season 8-1

Written on February 2, 2021

The Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl Team finished its season with eight wins and one loss. Pictured are team members, from left to right: front row – Rainy Nordhausen, Kamryn Brown, Abbie Harms, Jillian Hannah, Quin Staten, and Robbie Armstrong; and back row – Coach Mark Staten, Sydnee Bruns, Alyson Wooten, Lizzie Schlueter, Gabe Harms,  Continue Reading »

Rock Port Junior High Scholar Bowl finishes season with a pair of wins

Written on February 2, 2021

The Rock Port Junior High Scholar Bowl team competed January 21, 2021, at Oregon, Missouri. Pictured above, left to right, are: front row – Bracton Cook, Jakobie Hays, Malachi Skillen, and Ryan Lucas; and back row – Ryder Herron and Caleb Palmer. (Photo by Mound City News) The Rock Port Junior High Scholar Bowl team  Continue Reading »

Fairfax R-3 School Board

Written on February 2, 2021

The Fairfax R-3 School Board held a regular board meeting January 21, 2021. Sam O’Riley called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m. Also present were: Jon Graves, Chris Smith, Josh Oswald, and Brett Johnson, board members; Jeremy Burright, superintendent; Dustin Barnes, principal; and Karen Burke, secretary. Mike Lewis and Miles Smith were absent. Fairfax  Continue Reading »

Tarkio R-I Board of Education

Written on February 2, 2021

The Tarkio R-I Board Of Education met January 20, 2021, at Tarkio High School. The Board of Education meeting was called to order by President Garrett Wood at 7:00 p.m. Board members in attendance were: Jamie Barnett, Heather Olson, Josh Wright, and Sam Hannah. Ann Schlueter joined the meeting at 7:05 p.m. Chris Yates was  Continue Reading »

Students recognized for 2020 Battle of the Books participation

Written on February 2, 2021

This Tarkio fifth grade 2020 Battle of the Books group included Jax Peregrine, Easton Madron, and Ben Rolf. Participants in the 2020 Battle of the Books included Tarkio fifth and sixth graders, from left to right: front row – Brody Wennihan and Danika Agnew; and back row – Bailey Wennihan, Velicity Hegstrom, and Finn Hurst.  Continue Reading »

Rock Port R-II School Board of Education meeting

Written on January 27, 2021

The Rock Port R-II School Board of Education held a regular meeting January 14, 2021. President Jeremy Davis called the 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. Also in attendance were Superintendent  Continue Reading »

Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl Team wins again

Written on January 27, 2021

Local brain bowlers found success again when the Tarkio Junior High Scholar Bowl Team traveled to Stewartsville to compete in a meet January 21, 2021. Tarkio won the contest with final scores of: Tarkio 30 vs. North Nodaway 10; Tarkio 91 vs. Jefferson 90 in overtime; and Tarkio 110 vs. Union Star 10.