Reminder: Thanksgiving Break To Be Held November 25th-27th / Teacher Workshop Day To Be Held Monday, November 30th
The Morgan County R-II School District will not be in session November 25th - 27th for Thanksgiving Break. School will also not be in session on Monday, November 30th due to a Teacher Workshop Day being held. Classes will resume Tuesday, December 1st.
Versailles Elementary Student, Frankie Shewmaker, Chosen As Finalist In The 2015 ACT Missouri Calendar Contest
Frankie Shewmaker, a third grader at Versailles Elementary, was recently chosen as a finalist in the 2015 ACT Missouri calendar contest. Frankie was presented with a certificate, drawstring bag and calendar from ACT Missouri. ACT Missouri is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1991 that promotes substance abuse prevention throughout Missouri. Frankie drew her winning contest picture as an assignment in Joy Dock's art class this quarter at Morgan County R-II Elementary.
Get Connected! Communication Tools To Be Utilized By The Morgan County R-II School District In The Event of Snow Days and/or Inclement Weather Situations During The Winter Weather Season
We are quickly approaching that time of year when snow days and inclement weather situations are a possibility. Tell your friends, family, and students to "LIKE" our Facebook page or to follow us on Twitter (@MCR2Schools). Also, if you own a smartphone, be sure to download the SchoolWay app today and search for and select the Morgan County R-II School District. Then, select the school buildings you also want to receive notifications from. Alerts will be sent as a push notification through the app if you activate push notifications for the SchoolWay app on your smartphone.
You can also set the SchoolWay app to send text (SMS) and/or email notifications by going to the Settings section within the app. If you do not own a smartphone, you can sign up to receive text and/or email notifications, from our district, by going to the district’s SchoolWay landing page. The page is located at the following URL: http://myschoolway.com/MorganCo. Then, select the Web App button to set up text and/or email notifications.
The district will also utilize its automated call system, local news and radio stations, and the district website to communicate information about the use of snow routes or weather-related school and activity cancellations. The district website can be found by going to the following URL: http://www.mcr2.k12.mo.us.
It is important that parents/guardians of students make sure they have their most up-to-date phone number on file with their student’s school building office. Please be sure to update your student’s school if your phone number changes.
Administration, faculty, and staff from Versailles Elementary, Versailles Middle School, and Versailles High School participated in the Citizens for Health and Wellness Ultimate Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament held at Versailles Middle School on Thursday, November 19, 2015. Students from Versailles High School also participated in the event. Congratulations to our Versailles High School team who won the tournament! This team included administration and faculty members from Versailles High School, they are: Derek Carson, Brian Markway, Chris Marshall, Brock Silvers, Jason Vansell, and Darren Koelling.
During the 2014-2015 school year Versailles tobacco free youth provided training to the Versailles community and their peers. They recorded PSAs for KS95 radio, delivered PSAs during two basketball games, provided two assemblies for high school students and conducted a poster contest for middle schools students.
This Versailles youth team also developed a poster, audio PSA and a video for a statewide contest. In May the group got together with caring adults to inform the adults of the projects they had been completed. The gathering concluded with a presentation of their work. These youth had developed the concept of the video as well as planning for the needs to complete the project. CLEAR received notification that their video was one of the top five videos which were presented to youth who attended the Missouri Tobacco Free Youth State Summit conference during June, 2015.
The quality of the recording needed to be improved so in September 2015, students gathered at Memories Lane Retreat Center, Versailles along with William Holtz, Lake TV Sports Director and crew to record the video. Students included in the video are: Quinton Ryerson, David Connor, Jonathan Geier, Kelsie Byars, Abi Faron and Gage Smith. Community members in the video are Mark Cramer and Gary Barnard. The video is being released to the community through social media, and television. The video is showing daily at COMO channel 90, Charter communications 197, and streaming 24/7 from any computer, tablet or smartphone at www.mylaketv.com The link to the video is:https://youtu.be/yX9LwAm_aEY.
This school year two teams from Versailles High School are being formed. Youth will be attended their first training on Tuesday, November 17th at First Assembly of God church in Versailles. During this training youth learned about the risks of secondhand smoke and the benefit of smoke-free communities. They were joined by other youth tobacco free groups from Stover, Clinton, and Windsor. Following this training these teams will plan and complete three projects to improve their community’s environments. The project will include a youth rally in Jefferson City on Kick Butts Day 2016. At Morgan County RII, Donna Chapman, CLEAR coordinator and MCRII SADD sponsor, will mentor the groups. For more information, contact the high school office or CLEAR coalition 573-789-5509.
This project involves a partnership between Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program (CTCP), the Morgan County Health Center and CLEAR coalition. Youth training and projects were funded by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program’s Contract for Coalition Building and Support, #DH150004001.
Did you know? The Morgan County R-II School District had a wonderful group of students, faculty, and staff participate in the Give Em The Bird 5K Run this past weekend. However, one of the students who signed up to run the race thought he would not be able to participate. Kooper Wilson, a high school sophomore and football player, signed up to run in the race prior to getting hurt during the district football game against Blair Oaks. Kooper has a fractured vertebrae from the football injury he sustained during that game. Taylor Dobbins, a fellow football player and friend, volunteered to bring a wheelchair and push Kooper in the race. Taylor jogged the entire race while pushing Kooper in a wheelchair. They completed the race together. Kooper's mother, Krista Wilson, said, "I just think that this is such a wonderful, heart-felt and inspiring story of friendship and positive character for helping your fellow man." We are proud of Taylor and Kooper! They are great examples of what United for Tiger Excellence is all about. #TigerPride #UnitedForTigerExcellence
Your opinion counts! If you did not have a chance to complete the 2015 Parent Survey at Parent-Teacher Conferences, we ask that you take the time to complete this survey by going to our district website (http://www.mcr2.k12.mo.us) and clicking on the Parents tab. A link to the 2015 Parent Survey is located on the Parents page.