Cassville Kinder Academy program is the recipient of the Balanced Active Lifestyle grant from McDonald's. Funds will be used to purchase additional supplies that promote an active lifestyle and will be used in the Kinder Academy Brain Gym.
Kinder Academy is a transitional kindergarten class that serves as the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience.
Led by the efforts from the Mercy Service Team, Mercy Hospital, Cassville, has made a donation of nearly 70 pairs of warm gloves and hats to the Cassville R-IV Bright Futures program.
Bright Futures, established at Cassville Schools in 2011, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing community members together to focus on the success of children.
Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Nola Nickols, Cassville R-IV Parents as Teachers Educator, as the winner of a $500 award given to teachers throughout its four-state footprint.
Nickols plans to spend the money she received on manipulatives to help children prepare for school. The manipulatives she plans to purchase would most benefit her four and five year old students. In addition to school age readiness, funds will also be spent on toddler creative hands-on materials.
"Our Parents As Teachers PAT program is so fortunate to have Nola leading our program and making those early learning connections," said Dr. Richard Asbill, Superintendent at Cassville R-IV "She is striving to help every future Wildcat be successful and she does that with her passion for children and education."
The Arvest initiative to honor educators was launched on Oct. 7. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page.
The Cassville Meats Evaluation CDE Team placed in the top 20 in the nation at the 92nd National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana over the week of October 29th-November 2nd. They also received individual awards; which are as follows: Kobe Blisard with gold individual, along with Nathan Dick and Cale Jackson receiving the silver individual award.
Jobs for American Graduates (JAG) recently held an essay contest across the state of Missouri. First Lady Teresa Parson challenged JAG students to write an essay, less than 1,000 words, about how to prepare to vote.
All Cassville High School JAG students wrote the essay and essays were judged by the CHS communications arts department. Tenth grade student, Dylan Renkoski, won the essay competition at CHS.
Renkoski and JAG instruction Nathan Fortner traveled to Jefferson City to meet with other essay winners across the state and to tour the Governor's Mansion.
Dylan is the son of Kami and Christopher Stanton of Cassville.
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