Smith to leave SJO in June


St. Joseph-Ogden High School will be looking for a new assistant principal and activities director come June.
Brady Smith submitted his letter of resignation, effective at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year to the Board of Education on Monday night.

SJO shows well at civics contest

For the Leader

For the second year in a row, St. Joseph-Ogden placed second in the state We the People Constitution Contest at the Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago.
“Apparently, the scores were as close as they have been in quite some time, but mighty Maine South won again continuing their dominating streak,” said SJO teacher Marshall Schacht.

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


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


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


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.

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