Education

Heritage to leave LOVC

Distance does not make the heart grow fonder.
Heritage Superintendent Tom Davis said distance and travel times were the main consideration when the school decided to leave the Little Okaw Valley Conference.
Davis said the discussion of conference travel and the instability of football teams within the conference has been discussed for the last six weeks.


PVO looks to the future

The Prairieview-Ogden Board of Education is looking to the future.
During the November board meeting, the board of education discussed
faculty and staff options for the 2018-19 school year, said Superintendent
Vic White.
White said the discussions are taking place due to a high fifth and sixth
grade enrollment.
The four options discussed were not adding faculty or staff, add another


No students hurt in bus accident

A school bus from St. Joseph CCSD #169 was rear-ended on Rt. 150 on Wednesday afternoon. 

Superintendent Todd Pence said the bus only had eight students on it when it was hit from behind by a Volkswagen Beetle.

“The majority of the students had already been dropped off,” Pence said. 


Dalton directs first show at SJO

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Twenty-one.
That’s how many theater productions Chandler Dalton has worked on counting her current production of “Fairy Tale Courtroom.”
In short, the new St. Joseph-Ogden drama director is a veteran of the theater.
 “The kids were really shocked when I told them that,” Dalton said.


Students learn about 9/11

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Timbra Hilton’s seventh and eighth grade social studies students at St. Joseph Middle School were not alive when 9/11 happened.
That made it all the more important to her that they learn about it in her class.


PVO wins grant

By NORA MABERRY-DANIELS
nmaberry@news-gazette.com

Thanks to area farmers Prairieview-Ogden School District is $10,000 richer.
The district received the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grant from the Monsanto Fund.
‘We are really happy,” said Superintendent Vic White.


Supply drive taking place

Residents looking to help St. Joseph children and teachers have ample opportunity to donate school supplies this month.

Katie May is running a school supply drive in St. Joseph.

May saw a post online asking if there was any way to donate school supplies.

“I thought it was a wonderful idea and just ran with it,” she said.


Resource Officer offers tips to deal with bullying

Sheriffs Deputy Alicia Maxey thinks one thing parents can do to curb bullying is take away their child’s electronics.
“Take them away at night,” Maxey said. “The kids need time to decompress.”
Maxey said parents need to realize that bullying is something that effects most children.


Four new faces to serve on school boards

There was a big upset in St. Joseph Community School District #169 as only one incumbent retained their seat. 


SJO to present musical

A man-eating plant has taken over St. Joseph-Ogden High School.
The SJO drama department is presenting “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. on April 1 and 2 p.m. on April 2.  Tickets are $9 for adults at the door.
Director Larry Williams will retire in May.  He said deciding to make “Little Shop of Horrors” his last musical was an easy decision.


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