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Kathryn Smallman


 Posted on November 22, 2014 at 12:21 pm

This week’s question: “If you could invent something that would make life easier for people, what would that be.” Answered by Kristen Sadler’s Advisory Class “I would invent a serum that instantly healed illnesses and broken limbs.” “I would invent spray that would automatically straighten your hair when you spray it on.” “I would invent a teleporter because it’s too much work finding a ride.” “I would invent a machine

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  • Curtis receives MFGC/GLCI 2014 Scholarship

     Posted on November 22, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Sheyana With Parents

    Elsberry FFA student Sheyana Curtis was presented the Missouri Forage and Grassland Council / Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative 2014 Scholarship. Applicants for the scholarship were required to compete in the District Grassland Evaluation Contest and qualify for advancement to compete at the state level, be committed to the pursuit of an agricultural or natural resources-related major for their bachelors’ degree and be committed to attending any college or university in

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  • Teacher Talk at Elsberry R-2 School District, by Kim Jones-Media Liaison

     Posted on November 20, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Teacher Talk

    This week’s Teacher Talk looks at the third grade teacher Amanda Niffen’s room. Students in her classroom have just finished up finished talking about Veterans and who they are and what they have sacrificed for us. They enjoyed doing a couple of arts and craft activities with Veterans Day theme. A fun family activity the students took home to do was a turkey and they had to camouflage him so

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  • Elsberry R-II Educator Profile

     Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Donna Pott

    Position – K-Aide Number of years at Elsberry Schools – Almost 18 Favorite food – Mahi-Mahi Favorite color – Yellow Favorite quote – Do the right thing even if nobody is watching. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up- Flight Attendant What is one of your fondest memories working at Elsberry – When I was working with a student and their face lit up

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     Posted on November 18, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Dillon Booth

    This week’s question: “If you could travel back in time what historical period would you visit and why?” Answered by Natasha Head’s Art/Advisory Class “The 60s because of hippies” “Medieval era so I can watch the epic battles.” “I would go back to the Medieval times so I could become a queen and rule over everybody.” “I would go to the Roaring 20s because everyone was getting rich with the

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  • Third graders learn about animals and their habitats

     Posted on November 18, 2014 at 11:05 am


    As a culminating project for the end of their unit on animals, their habitats and their environments, Amanda Niffen’s third grade students split into five groups and created their own animal habitats. The five groups corresponded to the five habitats that the class had studied – desert, grassland, arctic, ocean and wetlands. Pictured above are Tyler Porter [left] and Gavin Woodson [right] with the habitats they created as part of

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  • Teacher Talk at Elsberry R-2 School District, by Kim Jones-Media Liaison

     Posted on November 14, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Teacher Talk

    Suzan Gnade is enjoying her first year teaching by being in charge of one of third grade classrooms in the elementary. Students are welcomed into her room by Peanuts and the Gang. Gnade enjoys being able to instruct the students in every area of learning. In science the class is talking about what good scientists do and trying to be good scientist themselves. They did an experiment on whether or

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