To view the article by the Missouri Department of Education go to: http://goo.gl/ohEXKu
Congratulations to high school volleyball players Ali Lent, Lendie Nolting, and Maddy Hibdon! Ali made the Tri-County Volleyball All-Conference 1st team, Lendie made the 2nd Team, and Maddy received a honorable mention. Way to go Lady Tigers! #TigerPride #UnitedForTigerExcellence
Middle School Football Team to Play Last Game of Season Against California at California Tonight @ 5:30 p.m.
This evening your Versailles Middle School Tiger Football Team takes on the California Pintos at California starting at 5:30 p.m. This will be the last game of the season. When reflecting on the last game, Coach Jason Vansell said, "I expect our 7th grade team to work and compete hard. I expect the 8th grade team to finish their middle school football career with an exclamation point. They are a team that comes along about every 15-20 years. I want both teams to remember not to take their opponent lightly and that the only thing that can beat them is themselves." Coach Vansell is looking forward to working with the current 7th grade team and the 6th graders coming up next year in the spring and summer months. We wish our 7th and 8th grade football teams luck tonight! Go Tigers! #TigerPride
Congratulations to high school softball players Hannah Hoxworth and Cheyenne Espinosa. Hannah made the All-District softball team and the All-Conference 2nd Team. Cheyenne Espinosa received an honorable mention for high school softball All-Conference. Great job Tigers!#TigerPride #UnitedForTigerExcellence
Did you know? Three girls came out to play middle school football this year. They are: 8th grader – Rodnesia Smith-Carter, 8th grader – Dascia Tessier, and 7th grader - Natalie Bierman. Natalie plays as a wide receiver and defensive back on the 7th grade team. Rodnesia plays as a wide receiver, while Dascia plays as a wide receiver and defensive back. According to the head middle school football coach, Jason Vansell, “These girls are not only part of the team, but they have great ability and have made plays this year. I won’t be surprised if the two 8th graders go out for high school football as freshmen. I believe Natalie will come back as an 8th grade football player next year. I think it is cool and hopefully they are an inspiration to some of the girls in the hallways of their school. I am encouraging other girls to come out and play next year. It has been a great experience.” When asked what are the most challenging things about playing middle school football, Rodnesia stated, “There is a lot more running and they make you work hard to get where you want to be as a football player.” When asked why they like playing football, Dascia stated, “It is a fun experience and one day when we have kids we’ll be able to tell them we accomplished the game of football.” Jason Vansell stated, “The girls like the game, the camaraderie, and their confidence has blown up because of playing football.” Way to go Tigers! #TigerPride #UnitedForTigerExcellence
Don't forget! This Wednesday, October 21st will be picture retake day in all buildings. Any student that was not here for their building's original picture day is encouraged to have their picture taken. Picture packets are available in building offices for those who need them.
The middle school football team recently held its 2nd annual "community workday". The purpose of this event is to provide the players with opportunities to give back to their community and school by engaging in a variety of projects. For example, the players helped David Vogt pick up trash in the city park that was left behind from the Apple Festival. They also pulled weeds and remulched the flower bed in front of the middle school and helped to clean out the upper stage area in the middle school gym. In the future, that area will hold clothing for students in need.
According to Coach Jason Vansell, "We like to do this to help our players take some pride in their school and town and do their part to help out wherever help is needed. The kids did a great job and helped out their school and community." This is a voluntary workday, but Coach Vansell said that he has never had a player not show up. After the students completed their workday, the coaches fed them pizza for dinner. These students and their coaches demonstrated what it means to be United for Tiger Excellence. Great job Tigers! #TigerPride#UnitedForTigerExcellence
We ask that you stand united with the faculty, staff, and students of the Morgan County R-II School District tomorrow (October 12th) as we wear pink in support of one of our students, Isabella Ryden, and blue in remembrance of her mother Carissa Ryden. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Also, please share this post, so we can get the message out to as many people as possible.#UnitedForTigerExcellence.
October 4th -10th is National Fire Prevention Week. As part of our elementary guidance curriculum, students PK-5th grade get to learn about fire prevention and safety from our very own local firefighters. We are very thankful for our local firefighters and all that they do to keep us safe. To learn more about fire prevention go to the following URL:http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fire-prevention-week