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Winston approves salary increase, adopts calendar, eight period day

The Salary and Welfare Committee and Superintendent Brian Robinson presented the Winston R-6 School Board proposed 2016-2017 Salary Schedule during their meeting, held April 18. The board approved the salary schedule, increasing the base to $29,150 and extending percentage increases to noncertified staff and administrators an equivalent 3.33%.

The board adopted the 2016-2017 school calendar, which has the first day of school on August 16 and the last day on

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Another successful Literacy Night

Another successful Literacy Night was held at Covel D. Searcy Elementary on April 7. The school had 192 students in kindergarten through sixth grade participate, along with approximately 27 preschool, Early Childhood Special Education, and Parents as Teachers students; 35 high school helpers; 17 volunteers and retired teachers; and 40 faculty members.

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More than 190 family and community members attended and over 480 people joined the school for the evening.

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Students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City

It was a busy day for 425 high school students involved in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 14, including six from Daviess County — Jarod Rains, Kince Hutchinson, Declan Schweizer, Lilly Simons, Skylar Reynolds and Haize Wilson. For 22 years, the event has brought students and their legislators together at the State Capitol. Youth Leadership Day is sponsored by the Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education.

Students visited

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GHS FCCLA advance half of competitors to national competition

Students from Gallatin attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 29-31, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach, with 14 students earning the top two golds in their event and advancing to national competition. National FCCLA STAR Events competition is set for July 3-7 in San Diego, Calif.

The following Gallatin FCCLA members competed in the State STAR Events competition and their results

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Superior sound coming from Winston Band

The Winston Redbirds Concert Band achieved a “Superior 1” rating at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival held at Northwest Missouri State University on Thursday, April 7.  Band members are pictured, left to right, front row, Taylor Smith, Ashley Noel, Delilah Gadd, Reagan Harrison, Brooke Heldenbrand, Elizabeth O’Dell, Tarryn Smith; second row, Thomas Kile, Jordan Hoppenthaler, Jacob Hullinger, Marshall Farrell, Holly Caldwell, Scott Alexander, Kathryn Barnes, Hannah

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Pattonsburg Spanish class wins first with films

web_school pattonsburg film copyThe Spanish classes at Pattonsburg High School entered three films in the Ninth Annual Foreign Language Film Festival, held on April 8 at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.  Approximately 25 schools entered 118 films in Spanish, French, Chinese, or German.

The students wrote their own scripts, acted in, directed, and edited their films. Spanish I entered two films, “The Ladykillers” and “The Escape.” Spanish II and III entered the

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Spectacular prizes, fun, food presented Under the Big Top at Searcy

Under The Big Top at Covel D. Searcy Elementary School was another successful evening thanks to all of the volunteers who helped during Family Literacy Night on April 7. Debra Sweatman, one of the Title reading teachers at the Gallatin grade school, reports 63% of kindergarten through sixth grade students attended the event.  Students who won the door prizes are pictured, left to right, front row, Maggie Tucker, Michael Warner,

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Last day for long-time volunteer at elementary

Searcy Elementary teacher Carrie Cook and her students gathered Thursday morning, April 7, to say goodbye to Lavaughn Thomas. Mrs. Thomas has been a volunteer in the class for over 15 years. It was her last day as she is moving to be closer to her family. A few of the many students Lavaughn has worked with over the years, are pictured, front row,  Caleb Albrecht-Perkins, Anthony Ganger, Lucas Tolle,

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Three from Daviess among Farmers’ Electric Cooperative essay winners

Winners in the 53rd Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Annual Essay contest have been announced and include Mattison Ishmael, a junior at Gallatin High School, who won the Annual Youth Tour, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Mattison is the daughter of Jason and Lena Ishmael.

Area FEC contest winners are pictured, left to right, Megan Cox, Madison Wood and Mattison Ishmael. [Submitted Photo]

Area FEC contest winners are pictured, left to right, Megan Cox, Madison Wood and Mattison Ishmael. [Submitted Photo]

Two local sophomore essayists have won an

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