Greetings! Welcome to 2013! Unbelievably we are half way through another school year. After a long break, extended by a couple weather days, I think everyone came back ready to buckle down and get back to work. We are actively working on ways to reduce the budget. We can anticipate that next year’s school money will be less than it was this year, and it was underfunded this year. A turn around in the economy does not appear to be on the horizon. John K James, Superintendent
Due to an error in the filing sample
the deadline for filing for the school board election was printed in the last newsletter as being Jan. 22nd. That was not correct. The actual deadline for filing is 3:30 PM Jan. 15th. Filing can be done in the district office.
Calendar of Events
Jan 11 BB at Marinatha Acad 5:00
Jan 12 WR at KC Center Tourn 8:00
Jan 14 Boys BB vrs Maryville 5:00
Jan 15 WR at Lafayette/Hamilton Tri 5:30
Jan 16-19 9th BB Tourn at North Platte TBA
Jan 17 9/JV BB at east Buchanan 5:00
Jan 18 BB vrs East Buchanan 6:00
Jan 21 No School
Jan 21-26 BB at North Platte Tourn TBA
Jan 22 WR vrs Pembroke 5:30
Jan 24 WR at Gallatin/West Platte Tri 6:00
Jan 26 WR at Richmond Tourn 8:00
Jan 28 BB at Derrick Thomas Acad 5:00
Jan 29 WR at Butler/Lathrop 6:00
BB vrs Mound City 6:30
Jan 30 9/JV BB at Savannah 5:30
Jan 31 9/JV BB at Plattsburg 5:00
Feb 1 BB vrs Plattsburg 5:00
Feb 2 WR at Lexington Tourn 8:00
Feb 4 9/JV Boys BB vrs W Platte 5:00
Feb 6 BB at West Platte 6:00
WR at Stanberry/Tarkio Tri 6:00
Feb 7 9/JV Boys BB at Hamilton 5:00
Feb 8 WR Districts TBA
BB vrs Hamilton 5:00
Morning Parking Lot Safety
With colder and wet weather, there seems to be a lot more students being dropped off in the mornings and that means more traffic. By doing the following, regardless of the weather, we should be able to keep our students and staff safe.
Please use the designated drop off area by the preschool.
The fenced area in front of the school doors is for the buses and needs to be car and truck free from 7:40 to 8:00 AM or whenever buses are present.
The area between the safety cones and the sign is open for buses so they can park after letting the students off. Please do not use this area.
Practice and encourage your child to use basic safety tips. Look both ways before crossing; use the crosswalk; don’t dart out from between cars; and don’t go between the buses. There have been several near misses from people stepping out in front of moving vehicles.
With your help, we can continue to be safe and accident free
Faucett Lions Club Soup & Chili Supper
Saturday, January 26th, from 4 to 7 p.m. Cost: $8.00 Adults; $4.00 Children 6-12; 5 & under free. Drink & Dessert included.
Congratulations to the following Mid-Buchanan students for achieving certification requirements in Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED through the American Heart Association and Heartland Hospital. To achieve this certification the students had to test out at least 80% and above. Way to go! Bethany Pike, Orri McMichael, Anna Snavely, Alex Burkart, Andrew Furbee, Kamela Becker, Kaelynn Burchett, Lynn Jordan, Moriah McCoy, Mikaylee Henningsen, Gage Halbirt, Katie Chamberlin, Shelby Newcomer, Marissa Gach
School Closing Information
School may be closed for any number of reasons: Heavy snow, blowing or drifting snow, ice, extreme cold temperatures or wind chill factors, building problems with heat or electricity or water, predicted or impending storms, etc. School may also be let out early for many of the same reasons. School closings are an inconvenience for many parents. Every effort will be made to have school when possible, but the decision will always be made based on the safety of the students. I always try to make that decision as early as possible to give everyone adequate time to plan.
If school is closed due to inclement weather the information will be given to the following radio stations:
KKJO (105.5 fm), KSJO (92.7 fm), KFEQ (680 am), KSFT (1550 am), KKWK (1001 fm), KMRN (1360 am), KGNM (1270 am)
And the following television stations:
KQTV (channel 10), WDAF (channel 4), KCTV (channel 5), KMBC (channel 9), St. Joe Now (3)
We will also be using the district wide calling system .If you are not on the list or want to make changes in the contact information please
e-mail what you want on the list to: email@example.com