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Winston R-6 approves sale of $4,100,000 lease financing

The Board of Education of the Winston R-VI School District has approved the sale of $4,100,000 Lease Certificates of Participation to its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri. These new money lease certificates were approved by the voters at the April 5, 2016 election, for the construction, equipping, and furnishing of additional classrooms and to complete other remodeling and repair improvements to the existing facilities

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Nine students participate in Future Leaders Conference

future-leaders-pic-2Nine Gallatin R-5 students were among 250 student leaders from 31 schools located throughout North Missouri attending a leadership conference held Oct. 13 at William Jewell College in Liberty. This event is hosted by Congressman Sam Graves. The conference offers opportunities for youth to meet with community leaders and discuss issues facing the country and our economy. Among topics discussed were 2nd Amendment rights, immigration and internet freedom. Keynote speaker

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Gallatin Pride Band excels at Missouri Days Festival

ghs-bandOn Oct. 15, the Gallatin Bulldog Pride Marching Band participated in the Missouri Days Festival, a band competition in Trenton. With high expectations, the band marched early in the morning against all of the other 2A bands. The flag corps marched behind the band with big smiles. The band earned a second place trophy in parade competition. Soon after the parade, the Gallatin Flag Corps, coached by Amy Hobbs, performed

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Post season softball honors to four Lady Bulldogs

all-district-bbGallatin’s district champion softball team drew four all-district honors from the recently completed six-team tournament.

Post season honorees, left to right, are Kelsey Maxwell, All-District 12; Sami Boyd, All-GRC first team, All-Region first team and All-District 12; Aubrey Feiden, All-GRC honorable mention and All-District 12; and Karley Salmon, All-GRC second team, All-Region second team, and All-District 12. (Photo by Barb Holcomb)

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Winston trunk or treat

Winston trunk or treat is sponsored by the Winston School Character Plus Program. The event will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the Winston High School. Local businesses and organizations will hand out candy for elementary and younger age children. Please join Winston Schools for this trick or treat community event!

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Shelby Mason recognized for artistic excellence

school-winston-artistWinston R-6 Advanced Art and Ceramics students traveled to Missouri Western State University recently to participate in a juried art show and various workshops. Shelby Mason was recognized for artistic excellence for her pot belly mug in the show. [Submitted Photo]

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MWA steps up to help fund Backpack Buddies program

Modern Woodmen Junior Service Club of McFall has stepped up to assist the Pattonsburg School District in obtaining funds to help support the “Backpack Buddies” program at the school. The group is currently raffling a $100 Wal-Mart gift card. Tickets are available for $1 each for six (6) for $5. Proceeds will be matched, up to $500 by Modern Woodmen. The event will run through October 20.

Tickets are available

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Finances the focus of work session; junior high track coach hired

Gallatin R-5 school officials focused on finances during a work session convened by the R-5 Board of Education on Oct. 13. Participating in discussions was Bruce Johnson of L.J. Hart & Company, a consulting firm that helps clients focus on long-term finance structuring.

Other normal business was transacted during the Oct. 13 meeting. Administrative reports were presented by Supt. Dr. Bryan Copple, High School Principal Brent Burke, Middle School Principal

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Winston Greenhands attend Area 2 initiation

school-winston-ffa-greenhandsSix Winston FFA Greenhands (first year members) traveled to Gallatin for the Area 2 FFA Association’s Greenhand Initiation on Oct. 12, where they were introduced as new members, enjoyed remarks from State FFA Officer Logan Korff, and mingled with other first year members from the Area 2 Association. Pictured are, left to right, front row, Holly Caldwell, State Officer Logan Korff, Thomas Kile; back row, Kyler Trimble, Gabe Riddle, Gunnar

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