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New School in Gallatin?

Plans are underway which may lead to the construction of a new middle school facility on the Gallatin R-5 campus for use as early as next school year.

A 2-story, 60’x100′ building is being considered. It would connect the existing elementary school building with the existing high school building. A 10-year lease-purchase financing plan and existing balances in the district’s building fund should allow for the school improvement project without

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Local Students Inducted into Honor Society

Twelve students at North Central Missouri College in Trenton were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during ceremonies held at NCMC recently. Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor society for students at two-year colleges, is the largest honor society in higher education. Ronna Owens (Laredo), president of the local chapter known as Etu Mu, presided over the ceremony with the assistance of Sara Miles (Leonard), Vice President of Leadership and Service,

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Gallatin Hires Elementary Activities Director

The Gallatin R-5 Board of Education voted to authorize the administration to find and hire an elementary activities director, who will hire coaches and set activities and schedules for the program. The administration is to report back in November with names of persons considered for the position.

A thank you note from the jr. high softball team was read as the only item of public comment.

Parent/teacher conferences for the

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WGU Awards Scholarship to NCMC Graduate

Western Governors University (WGU) Missouri has awarded North Central Missouri College graduate Tina Granier, of Coffey, a Class of 2014 Scholarship as part of a partnership between the two institutions to provide affordable higher education to Missourians. The scholarship is valued at $2,000. The partnership also offers a 5% discount on WGU Missouri’s tuition of $6,000 per year to all graduates of NCMC.

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North Daviess Goes Mad for Science

North Daviess held Fall Family Fun Night on Oct. 14 in the gymnasium. The theme was “Mad Measurements in Science.” The event began with an interactive chemical reaction station where students learned first about the safety needed when working with chemicals.

Three chemical reactions were set up for the students. The first was called the bubbling raisins where carbonated pop was mixed with raisins and they floated and sank depending

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A+ Program May Not Be Fully Funded

Brent Burke, A+ counselor at Gallatin R-5 High School, along with the approximate 120 high school students who have signed up for the A+ program, can do little more than wait for the Missouri Department of Higher Education to assess the magnitude of a funding shortfall.

The A+ program gives high school graduates who meet necessary criteria money for two years of classes at community college. The program began in

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National 4-H Week Kicks Off Celebration

National 4-H Week is celebrated across the country during the first week of October. Research Shows 4-H helps young people excel beyond their peers. Did you know that 4-H kids are nearly:

• Four times more likely to make contributions to their communities (Grades 7-12);

• Two times more likely to be civically active (Grades 8-12);

• Two times more likely to make healthier choices (Grade 7);

• Two times

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Missouri Farm Bureau Opposes Amendment 3

Citing it as a “flawed” proposal, the Missouri Farm Bureau has officially opposed Amendment 3 and is encouraging its members to vote NO on Election Day. Their opposition continues the trend of other organizations and school boards coming out against Amendment 3.

Here is the full statement from the Missouri Farm Bureau:

“The Missouri Farm Bureau Board of Directors at their most recent board meeting voted to oppose Constitutional Amendment

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Capital Report: Amendment 3 – Teacher Performance

by State Sen. Brad Lager

In today’s competitive environment, our state and our nation compete on a global playing field for the jobs of tomorrow. One of the key deciders of where a company locates is the quality of the workforce available. Therefore, the future of our state and nation rest directly on our ability to create a workforce that is capable of competing globally.

A 2014 Pearson Education report

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