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Getting the school year off to a smooth, safe start

 Posted on August 14, 2014 at 11:36 am

There are a great many things for parents and students to think about when the beginning of a new school year rolls around. Unfortunately, one of the most important things to consider is also the one that most commonly gets overlooked – safety. This year Elsberry Superintendent Dr. Tim Reller is determined that the issue of school safety will receive the focus it deserves. One of the areas in which

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  • Elsberry R-II School District welcomes 11 new faces

     Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:12 am

    (L-R) Andy Perry, Suzan Gnade, David Carter, Kara Borgsmiller, Emily Calvin, Jessica Johnson, Hillari Lagemann, Amy Boedeker, Rebecca Shroyer, Cari Braden and Chad Twellman.

    Change is definitely in the air this year for the Elsberry R-II School District. In all, 11 new teachers will be joining the ranks when school doors officially open on Aug. 14. For starters, Kara Borgsmiller has replaced former high school guidance counselor Julie Basler. Borgsmiller brings with her a substantial amount of experience from a number of different districts. “This is my 13th year in education,” said Borgsmiller. “I

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  • The only constant is change

     Posted on August 13, 2014 at 11:03 am

    This summer construction was seen all around the Elsberry School District as the outside and inside got quite a new and updated look.
Above is work that was being done on the Elementary side as new brick was being laid.

    Summer vacation is officially over for children in the Elsberry R-II School District. On Aug. 14 leisurely summer mornings will be replaced by the shrill cry of alarm clocks and breakfasts that are either wolfed down in two or three huge bites or hardly even touched at all and pajamas and hours in front of the television will give way to new school clothes and races to the bus stop.

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  • Mizzou releases spring graduation list

     Posted on August 1, 2014 at 9:21 am


    The University of Missouri has released the school’s Graduation List for the Spring 2014 semester. Elsberry graduates receiving their degrees this semester include the following: Todd Anthony Boedeker, Master of Arts in Journalism Abigail Laurel Hall, Bachelor of Science in Education/Middle School Education-BSED with an emphasis in Science Emily Grace Miller, Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences with a minor in Captive Wild Animal Management Molly Elizabeth Schreiber, Bachelor of

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  • Big dreams in a small town

     Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Elsberry graduate Kimberly Croxville poses for a photo with her parents after being named the Valedictorian of the class of 2014. Croxville plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in the fall and major in international business.

    The sky seems to be the limit for Elsberry graduate Kimberly Croxville as she prepares for her first semester of study at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Croxville, who graduated as the Valedictorian of the class of 2014, has received the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship in the amount of $500, the University of Missouri Alumni Association Scholarship in the amount of $1,000, the Jillian Young Memorial Scholarship and now the University

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  • Drug testing to begin at Elsberry this fall

     Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:02 pm


    The Elsberry School District is implementing a random drug testing program for all students in grades 7-12 who represent the school in activities or obtain a parking pass. Students who plan to participate in activities or park on school property must enter the drug testing pool. The first opportunity to enter the drug testing pool will be on August 8 from 8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at Elsberry High School.

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  • Sabella competes at FBLA Conference in Nashville

     Posted on July 18, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Jacob Sabella

    More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda [FBLA-PBL], the largest and oldest student business organization, held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville June 29–July 2. Participants

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