The Meramec Valley R-III School Board is accepting letters of interest from persons who wish to be considered to fill a vacancy on the Meramec Valley R-III School Board. The appointment will be for an interim period, beginning December 2018 and will continue until the person elected in the April 2019 election is sworn in. Of course, the person selected for this vacancy may also run for office in April.
The Board requires all individuals who wish to be considered for appointment to the Board to meet the eligibility requirement for School Board candidates under Missouri law. In addition, letters of interest should include: why the candidate is interested in serving on the school board, ties to the community, any prior service on boards or in a volunteer capacity, and the candidate’s vision for our school district.
Letters of interest will be accepted through 5:00 p.m., Thursday, November 29, 2018, and may be submitted by fax (636-271-1406), email (email@example.com), by mail, or in person to:
Meramec Valley R-III School Board
Stephanie Schomber: Board Secretary
126 N. Payne Street
Pacific, MO 63069
The Board will invite all eligible applicants to attend a public meeting of the Meramec Valley R-III Board of Education on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Meramec Valley R-III School District Board Room at 5:00 p.m.
For questions or additional information, please contact Board Secretary, Stephanie Schomber, at 636-271-1400.
Over 93% of Meramec Valley R-III students cast a ballot through the Kids Voting – Missouri program (KVMO) in the past two days, taking part in the democratic process and making their voices heard. Students in grades 4-12 were able to vote on many of the same candidates and issues that adult voters saw on their ballots. KVMO created age-appropriate ballots for students in grades K-3, allowing them to experience voting as well.
For district-wide results, click the links below:
For more information on the KVMO program, visit www.kidsvotingmissouri.org/ .
U.S. Department of Education Announces 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools
Click the link below to view the Blue Ribbon Schools Presentation at Washingon D.C.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today recognized 349 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2018. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
The Meramec Valley R-III School District (MVR-III) is proud to announce that Nike Elementary School is one of the 349 schools in the nation, and only eight in Missouri, to earn the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Award by the U.S. Department of Education.
“I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a video message to the honorees. “We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs.”
The coveted National Blue Ribbon Schools award affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging and engaging content.
MVR-III school board president, Matt Trower, commented: “The MVR-III Board of Education is extremely proud of the hard work our dedicated leaders, staff, and students have put into achieving the National Blue Ribbon award at Nike Elementary. We realize the National Blue Ribbon award is one of the most prestigious and difficult awards to achieve in the country, and our entire district should be filled with pride. Prior to 2018’s award winners, only 78 of Missouri’s more than 500 school districts have had the honor of achieving the award in its 35-year history. To say this is a rare and difficult accomplishment would be an understatement. However, we are continuously reminded that no accomplishment is impossible for our amazing staff and students. Congratulations Nike Elementary, you have made us all proud!”
Nike Principal, David Quanz, credits this success to its outstanding teachers, students, and families. Nike Elementary School has an enrollment of approximately 125 students, which provides educators opportunities to build authentic relationships with kids and families alike. The staff believes these positive relationships are key to the success in supporting students academically, socially, and emotionally.
Dr. Jonathan Mulford, Superintendent of schools stated, “The Meramec Valley School District is truly honored and humbled to have Nike Elementary designated as a National Blue Ribbon School. This recognition is a testament to both current and past faculty and staff who pour their heart and soul into the teaching profession. It also reflects upon both the previous administration and the School Board’s support of continuous improvement. Looking ahead, MVR-III will continue to build upon the foundation that has been laid as we continue to provide new and exciting opportunities for our students.”
Nike Elementary is also the proud recipient of the Missouri Gold Star School recognition in 2006 and 2018. All National Blue Ribbon schools will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on November 8, 2018. In addition, the school district will host a reception in honor of Nike Elementary students, faculty, and staff on November 20, 2018.
Photographs and brief descriptions of the 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools are available at http://www.ed.gov/nationalblueribbonschools.
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