October 2014
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School is off and running as we are closing in on the end of the first quarter.
Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for October 23 from 10:00am –
7:00pm. Please plan on visiting with your child’s teacher on this day. If you ever
have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact them.
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Our extra curricular activities have seen great success this fall. The 5th and 6th
grade scholar bowl team has been performing great in their competitions. The
Cardinal Marching Band looked great in our homecoming parade and looks to
compete well in area college homecoming competitions. JH football is having a
great season. I want to wish the girls softball team best of luck in districts and
the high school football team continued success. Middle school basketball will
be starting practice soon and they are sure to offer great seasons for us.
The school district will be having its annual Comprehensive School Improvement
Plan meeting on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:30pm in the library. The CSIP plan is
the vision, goals, and objectives of the school district for the next five years
and beyond. The topic of the meeting on October 7 will be covering the
strengths and concerns of the school district. If you are interested in serving
on the committee as a community member or parent, please contact Jim Shultz
at 816-567-2965 or email at [email protected] We hope you can find
the time for this important endeavor.
I had the pleasure of attending the Kindergarten Grade Grandparent’s Day on
Friday, September 5. The students had prepared videos for their Grandparent’s
on this special day. Mrs. Thomas’s and Mrs. Haist’s students did a wonderful job
of entertaining their grandparents and love ones. So often we lose sight of the
simple things in life, like showing those around us how much we care about them.
I would like to commend the staff, students, Board of Education and community
members for everything you do for our school district. It takes a community
wide effort, which is focused on the betterment of our youth, to make a school
district successful. I want to thank you for that effort and your continued
support of the North Andrew School District.
Jim Shultz
The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 6:30pm in the ITV room.
The Board of Education established the following goals for the 2014 - 2015
school year during its Board planning session in August.
(Established 9-4-97 goal setting meeting Revised 8-21-2014)
 Recruitment and retention of qualified personnel that strive to meet
North Andrew’s expectations of excellence
 Carryover Balance- Reach and maintain a reserve balance of 25% or
 School district will meet APR – Annual Performance Report - on all
M.A.P. levels
 Long Term – evaluate scores in September and review goals in
 Maintain low dropout rate of no more than 3% and a high daily
attendance of at least 96%
 Report in month of February
 Establish and maintain a high level of discipline and respect within
the student body
 Report in January and June
 Plan and implement facility recommendations to address district
needs for continued improvement
 Report in December - Facility Committee recommendations
 Continue to explore and implement enhanced educational
opportunities for our district
 Update in November and June
The North Andrew School District, believing all students can learn, will work
together to provide a safe, orderly environment in which all students will learn,
develop their potential and become responsible members of a global society.
Striving for Excellence
First quarter parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday, October 23 rd from
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Schedules will be coming home soon. We feel this is an important time
for your child as we keep you updated on their progress. We are looking forward to seeing you
The character trait for the month of October is Self-control – “To be in control of your
actions, feelings, words and reactions.” Encourage your son/daughter to show respect and selfcontrol this month. Keep in mind that we have recesses in the morning, so students will start
needing to bring jackets so they won’t freeze. The Halloween parade will be at 1:45 on Friday,
October 31st.
Please continue to be involved with your child’s education on a daily basis. Set aside a
regular time for daily homework and provide plenty of positive comments and actions. The
teachers and I will be making a concerted effort to keep you informed throughout the school
year about your child’s progress. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the
office if you have any questions or concerns.
Mark McDaniel
Elementary Principal
From the desk of Mr. Tolen:
Fall has come and along with it cooler weather, beautiful colors, and
the approaching end of the first quarter. The quarter will end on October
17th with parent teacher conferences occurring on October 23rd from 10 a.m.
to 7 p.m. Followed by no school on Friday October 24th. In between now and
then we will have a grade check so parents and students should be checking
the Lumens parent portal/Gradewatch on a daily basis to check on late work
and updated grades. We look forward to seeing everyone at parent-teacher
conferences, however if you are unable to attend or see a particular teacher
please call to schedule a later date and time.
Grade cards will be available to pick up, and teachers will be available to visit with you in
their classrooms. Please remember these visits are about how we together can help students be
the best they can be. It is more productive for all involved to look for solutions rather than
persons to blame.
Make sure you say hello to our new counselor Mr. Davis, also visit the counselors website
on the College Information button to see upcoming events as well as scholarship opportunities
for your students. If your senior has not signed up for the ACT they need to do so ASAP to be
eligible for some of the scholarship opportunities that come due just after the first of the
year. Seniors should also be taking college visits, applying for scholarships, and applying for
acceptance to post secondary institutions. Juniors and sophomores also need to take the ACT
but remember all Juniors will take a required ACT at school in the spring for state testing
requirements. Mr. Davis and the counseling website will have information about all of these
events so make sure you check in frequently.
Fall Senior night recognition will take place before the football game against Dekalb on
Friday October 3rd. Keep looking for updates in the bulletin and on the website and as always
feel free to call and ask. Good luck to all fall sports coaches and players as we head into post
season play.
Junior high basketball practice for students that don’t participate in a fall sport started
on September 29th. Be sure your student has a physical completed and on file in Mr. Walker’s
office (including all insurance information).
We will be taking MAP reward trips for those scoring proficient or advanced on any MAP
or End-of-Course test in October. An assembly for students and parents will be held on
October 8th at 2:30 p.m. to recognize students that scored Advanced or Proficient on the 2014
grade level assessments and EOC’s. It makes the administration proud to recognize students
and staff for excelling in our state testing. We will be sending out information soon and it will
be in the bulletin and on the web. Please call Mr. Tolen if you have any questions. Way to go
students for excelling in all areas of the MAP and EOC tests last spring.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Mr. Tolen or Jan in the office,
and be sure to visit our website ( for tons of information on everything
happening here at the high school and middle school.
Mr. Tolen – MS/HS Principal
Fall Homecoming 2014
Caution: Enter At Your Own Risk
Those who observed or participated in
Homecoming 2014 would agree that it was a big
success. This year, after winning the poster
contest, the dress-up days, and the float
competition, the Seniors were awarded the
Spirit Stick at Thursdays bonfire.
Friday at the parade, a large crowd was on hand
to be showered by candy and to cheer on the
Fighting Cardinals. The High School Student
Council would like to thank the City of Bolckow
for their hospitality during Homecoming week
and during the parade. That night, Devin Goff
and Kara Powelson were crowned Homecoming
King and Queen at the Coronation before the
game. North Andrew won the Homecoming game
vs. Stewartsville 74 to 14. After the game, the
high school students attended the dance. It is
safe to say that a large part of the credit for
this successful Homecoming goes to the
members of the student body, organizations,
teams, faculty, administration, staff, and
community of North Andrew for their effort,
spirit, and support.
A great deal of the hard work, organization, and
monetary support for Homecoming also comes
from the responsible and dedicated members of
the North Andrew High School Student Council:
Kara Powelson, Kaley Dittemore, Brody Bauman,
Mitchell Officer, Darek Mercer, Clayton White,
Krystal Atkins, Lauren Cole, Courtney Schuman,
Kalee Black, Mariah Gragg, Lance Streeby, and
Ryan Hughes (sponsored by Bonnie Lance and
Dana Black)
Pictured below are: on the left #34 Jarred Ellis,
Son of Roger and Charlene Ellis of Rosendale,
next to him Krystal Atkins daughter Keith and
Sandra Atkins of Fillmore. Next football player
#15 Lane Schuman son of Rob and Shannon
Schuman of Fillmore, next to him Brooklynn
Warner daughter of Adrian Warner of St.
Joseph and Kerri Warner of Bolckow.
Football player #23 KING Devin Goff son of
Nathan and Amy Goff of Rosendale, and QUEEN
Kara Powelson daughter of Jeff and Melissa
Powelson of Rosendale. Football player #25 Clay
White son of Steve White and Jami Brittain of
Rosendale, and Taylor Kuykendall daughter of
Tim and Delynn Kuykendall of Fillmore.
Junior Escorts: On the left Evan Smith son of
Amber Smith of Bolckow
On the right Kasey Cole daughter of Kevin and
Serena Cole of Rosendale
"Supplying our school and students with educational tools for success.".
Listed below are some of the ways PTO has benefitted the teachers, staff, and students.
Parent/teacher conference
meals and snacks
Classroom literature
books for teachers
Food for Middle School
Fun Night
New audio equipment for
school play and talent
show, etc.
Kindergarten Roundup
support (snacks, books,
White boards for
Middle School
art/history field trip
Annual talent show
Academic Team
Science lab equipment
Nurse testing equipment
exercise equipment
Playground safety
ground cover
Being a part of PTO benefits everyone. You can make a difference by joining PTO
($5.00 per member), attending meetings to help make decisions, and/or volunteering to
participate in various events throughout the year.
North Andrew PTO meets the second Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in the commons
area. Feel free to contact any member of the executive board if you have any questions or to
learn more about PTO.
PTO Executive Board:
President – Lindy Holt 660-473-0869
Vice-President – Deb Wehr 816-387-1618
Secretary – Jessica Edwards 816-390-5532
Treasurer – Kristin Rasnic 816-261-0809
School Bus Drivers Needed!!! Apply in Person:
Durham School Services
709 S Highway 71Savannah, MO 64485
Or by phone at 816-324-1400
Or online at (under ‘Join Our Team’)
7 North Andrew FFA Members submitted entries for the FFA division at the MO State Fair.
Members and their results are:
 Kalee Black-Silver for hot peppers, silver for cherry tomatoes, Gold for Roma
Tomatoes, Silver for winter squash, and Silver for Celebrity Tomatoes.
 Caleb Smith-Bronze for Sweet Corn
 Brent Windsor-Silver for hot peppers
 Natasha Hughes-Silver for 2014 Corn Stalks
 Tucker Graham-Bronze for Alfalfa Hay, Silver for Red Clover Hay, Silver for
Grass Hay and Gold for Mixed Grass and Legume Hay
 Brooke Gragg-Bronze for miniature pumpkins, silver for gourds, Gold for
fresh corsage, silver for fresh boutonniere and gold for Fresh Bridal Bouquet.
 Lauren Cole-Gold for Fresh Corsage, Gold for Fresh Bridal Bouquet and
Purple-Grand Champion for Boutonniere.
North Andrew FFA
FFA Chapter Degree members recently attended the National FFA Officer Visit,
held at the old Savannah Middle School Gymnasium. Eleven North Andrew FFA members
had the opportunity to work one on one with one of the six National FFA officers, on
teamwork, leadership and cooperation skills. Wes Davis, who is serving as the Eastern
Region Vice President, presented the program to second year FFA members.
North Andrew FFA members who attended were: Front row LtoR: Kalee Black,
Mariah Gragg, Allie Grace, Madilyn Shunk, Cole Houston and Wes Davis-National FFA
Officer. Back row LtoR: Keifer Steeby, Austin Barnhart, Spencer Kuykendall, Tucker Graham, Tyler
Davis and Zach Pittman.
FFA Leadership Adventure 2014 - Columbia
Member from the North Andrew FFA Chapter recently attended the Missouri FFA Association’s 2014
Leadership Adventure in Columbia. It was held Thursday, July 31st at the University of Missouri Bradford
Research and Extension Center.
Agricultural careers, leadership development, and positive role models were the focus of the 24th annual
conference. Columbia was one of two locations for this conference; the other was in Springfield. Over 200
members and advisors registered for the two conferences from 34 chapters across Missouri. Nearly 6,500
Missouri FFA members and advisors have attended The Leadership Adventure since its beginning in 1990.
According to Conference Coordinators Marvin and Karen Hoskey, “This conference annually provides an
excellent opportunity for Missouri FFA members to interact with other chapter, state, and national leaders. The
sessions foster development of leadership skills and encourage students to practice teamwork and goal setting as
they get motivated for the coming school year.”
The leadership training was headed by Andrew McCrea, former state and national officer from Missouri, and
Corey Flournoy, former state and national officer from Illinois. They were assisted by Jaelynn Bergmann,
National Officer Candidate from Missouri. Current State FFA Officers from Missouri guided small groups
during the training sessions, which were designed specifically for high school age FFA members’ personal
leadership development and planning for future success. Students wanting to learn the basics of self-discovery
and understanding their leadership potential were taken through activities to develop teamwork and people
skills. The training focused on helping students create an advanced plan for lasting impact on the world through
utilizing personal leadership traits and healthy relationships to make their goals a reality.
Attending the conference from the local FFA chapter pictured below are: LtoR: Lauren Cole-Secretary,
Courtney Schuman-Treasurer, Holly Praiswater-Reporter and Brooke Gragg-Vice President. Seated front row
in the picture are State Officers Libby Martin, First VicePresident from Area 8, and Samantha Marre, VicePresident from Area 5.
The North Andrew FFA Chapter will
begin their annual Fruit sales,
starting the middle of September.
We will be selling fruit, jellies,
cookie dough and meat products
from the Smokehouse in Graham
MO. If you would like for an FFA
member to contact you about our
products, call Mr. Windsor at 816567-2525 or
[email protected] and he
will have an FFA member get a hold
of you.
For Sale
The Ag Department has 2 sets of deck chairs for sale. Cost is $155 for the set and you receive 2 chairs
and a table. The tables and chairs are constructed of treated wood, screwed together and have already
been sanded. Please call or e-mail Mr. Windsor if you would be interested in looking at or purchasing a
set. Mr. Windsor can be reached at 816-567-2525 or [email protected]
North Andrew FFA Members awarded National American FFA Degree
Each year, the National FFA Organization honors FFA members
who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their
desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal
growth and career success through agricultural education.
The American FFA Degree is bestowed up on a select group of
students in recognition for their years and professional excellence.
This year, 3,765 American Degrees will be awarded.
Abi Cole and Dayton Lamme, members of the North Andrew FFA
Chapter in Rosendale, will be awarded the American FFA Degree at
the 2014 National FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 29-Nov. 1 in
Louisville, KY.
Sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services, Case IH, DuPont Pioneer,
Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the
National FFA Foundation, the award recognizes demonstrated ability
and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production,
processing or service programs.
To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively
invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a
professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community
service and demonstrate leadership abilities and civic involvement.
Each recipient of the American FFA Degree receives a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate after
being recognized on stage at that national convention.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal
growth and career success training through agricultural education
to 579,678 student members in grades seven through twelve who
belong to one of 7,570 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S.,
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Abi is the daughter of Scott and Sarah Cole of Bolckow, MO.
She is currently attending Northwest MO State University and
majoring in agriculture.
Dayton is the son of Jim and MaryAnn Lamme of Rea, MO. He
is currently employed with Lamme Farm Services, which
construct Sukup Grain Bin Structures.
With basketball season approaching we would like to remind you about our Cards in a Hurry
program. Students and parents can now order a meal to be picked up and taken on the bus with them or
eat here after school. This will come in handy for students who have to leave right after school to go to
a sporting event or other after school activity. And the price is right!
The meal comes with a fresh baked sub sandwich, baked chips, fruit, cookie, and a bottle of
water. Payment of $2.70 can be taken from the lunch account or students may pay with cash. Please turn
in money with the order form in an envelope that is marked with the students name.
We ask that all order forms are turned into the kitchen before noon the day before the event.
What is the Parents As Teachers Program?
It is a FREE program which offers parents:
 Research-based information on how children grow and develop.
 Activities and toys that will foster learning and nurture development.
 Methods of positive discipline.
 New techniques for problem solving.
 Realistic expectations of a child's behavior.
 Personal visits by a certified parent educator trained in child development.
 Developmental screenings to reassure parents when the child is developing
on target and to identify problems early to assist parents with appropriate
 P.A.T. also provides group meet/activities.
Research suggests that from birth to three years, and especially the first 6 months of
life, the brain goes through the most critical stage of development; by age three, a child will
absorb and recognize about 1,000 words, which is 2/3rds of the adult everyday speaking
vocabulary; and by age 4, a child's brain will have grown to nearly 3/4 of its adult size!
If you are pregnant or have children 0- Kindergarten enroll in PARENTS AS TEACHERS
today!! Contact Kelly Sybert (816) 387-3471 to schedule a visit!!
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age
(eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:
1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school
receives a request for access.
Parents or eligible students should submit a written request to Mrs. Joy Waddell, Assistant Superintendent,
identifying the record(s) they wish to inspect. The assistant superintendent will make arrangements for access
and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.
2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student
believes are inaccurate.
Parents or eligible students may ask MSB to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate. They should write
the assistant superintendent, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is
inaccurate. If MSB decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school
will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding
the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the
parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s
education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.
One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate
educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the school as an administrator, supervisor,
instructor, or support staff member (including health, or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a
person serving on the school; a person or company with whom the school has contracted to perform a special
task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an
official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in
performing his or her tasks.
A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in
order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, MSB discloses education records without
consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. [NOTE: FERPA
requires a school district to make a reasonable attempt to notify the parent or student of the records request
unless it states in its annual notification that it intends to forward records on request.]
4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the
MSB to comply with the requirements of FERPA.
The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, requires Missouri School for the
Blind to notify you and obtain consent or allow you to opt your child out of participating in certain
school activities. These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concern one or
more of the following eight areas (“protected information surveys”):
1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or
7. Religious practices affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for marketing
purposes (“marketing surveys”), and certain physical exams and screenings.
A schedule of activities requiring parental notice and consent/opt-out for the upcoming school year is
legally required. (Please note that this notice and consent/opt-out transfers from parents to any
student who is 18 or older an emancipated minor under State law.)
If you wish to review any survey instrument or instructional material used in connection with any
protected information or marketing survey, please submit a request to Missouri School for the Blind,
attention Ms. Joy Waddell, Assistant Superintendent, 3815 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110. MSB
will notify you of the time and place where you may review these materials. You have the right to review
a survey and/or instructional materials before the survey is administered to a student.
At this time, MSB has no activity/survey planned that would include any of the above eight areas. If, at
any time during this school year, your child is to be included in a survey, MSB will send you the proper
information and release form.
On September 5th Mrs. Haist and Mrs. Thomas’s
First grades celebrated Grandparent's Day!!!
New Cardinal Faces…..
We are excited to welcome our new ‘Cardinal’ additions to the faculty for the 2014-2015 school year. Joining
us are: Farrah Seckel, Tricia Anderson, Wade Bryson, Joe Davis, Jason Tolen, Tracy Salmons and Melissa
Miller. We would like to welcome them to the school district and wish them, as well as the rest of the faculty, staff and
students a great school year!
Farrah Seckel
HS Science
Tricia Anderson
MS Comm Arts
Wade Bryson
MS Mathematics
Tracy Salmons
Joe Davis
MS/HS Counselor
Melissa Miller
5 Grade Teacher
Jason Tolen
MS/HS Principal
October 2014
FFA Fall Contest
V/JV Softball @
Home 4:30
FCCLA Leadership
Teacher In-Service
V/JV Softball @
Worth County 5:00
JH/JV Football @
Home 5:00
5/6 Scholar Bowl
Meet @ NA 4:30
V Cross Country @
Fremont-Mills 4:30
JH Basketball @
Home 6:00
(Avenue City)
2nd Quarter Begin
JH Basketball @
King City 4:30
HS Retake
Varsity Cross Country
@ Falls City 4:30
BOE Meeting @ 6:30
FCCLA Regional
Meeting @ NWMSU
Varsity Football @
South Nodaway
Softball Sectionals
10:00am – 7:00pm
JH Basketball @
Home 6:00
(South Nodaway)
Band Jamboree @
JV Softball @
King City 9:00am
V/JV Cross Country
@ Savannah
Varsity Football @
SW Ludlow 7:00
Boss’s Day
Varsity Football @
Home 7:00
(DeKalb )
Fall Senior Night
PTO Meeting
FCCLA Leadership
“My Success Event”
End of 1st Quarter
V/JV Cross
Country @ West Platte
(Platte Ridge Park)
NWMSU Homecoming
Softball Quarterfinals
V Football Districts
Round 1
State Softball
State Softball
Parade 1:45
JH Basketball @
Home 6:00
(NE Nodaway)
FCCLA Halloween
Booster Club
Meeting @ 6:00
JH Basketball @
Jefferson 6:00
National FFA Convention
Elementary Parties
@ 2:15
V Football Districts
Round 2
Deadline to register
for December 13
ACT Test date:
November 7