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Trenton Middle School eighth-grader, Titus Kottwitz, gives presentation at Trenton Rotary

Trenton Middle School eighth-grader Titus Kottwitz, who has qualified for the national spelling bee recently presented a Rotary Club program. After winning the Grundy County Spelling Bee, Kottwitz went on to win the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee held in St. Joseph. As such he is eligible to participate in the national spelling bee. The […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves salary increases; approves project list and purchases using emergency relief funds

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education April 14th approved increases in pay for 2021-2022. Six hundred dollars was added to the base, which raises the base to $31,200. The increase for certified and non-certified staff is 2.4%. The high school principal base salary was raised to $65,600, elementary school principal to $66,400, and superintendent […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District announces resignations and those hired from Board of Education executive session

Several resignations were accepted and new employees approved following an executive session last night for the Trenton R-9 Board of Education. Names were released this morning by the school district office. Resignations from Rissler school positions are by Kelsey Donohue, Amy King, Hannah Ewbank, and Susan Gott. Resignations involving Trenton Middle School are from Lendy […]

Find Your Future

New college/career exploration program helps middle schoolers find their “sparks”

March 2020 would have been the fifth year of Camp CaPow—College Access-Planning Our Way. Held at the University of Missouri’s Family Impact Center in Columbia, Camp CaPow is a weeklong opportunity for middle school students to explore career and postsecondary education options through workshops, tours of Missouri college campuses, meetings with professionals from a range […]

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Missouri website

JAG-Missouri attracts more than $100,000 to support students

Jobs for America’s Graduates-Missouri, known as JAG-Missouri, recently received a number of contributions totaling more than $100,000 – one of the best fundraising periods in the organization’s recent history. JAG is a 40-year-old national nonprofit organization that has helped more than 1.5 million students reach their full potential by ensuring they graduate from high school […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen essay contest winners announced

Veterans of Foreign Wars district winners have been announced for essays written by students of participating schools. Teachers of the Year award winners also were announced. In the district one VFW 2020 Voice of Democracy essay contest, first place went to Rhea Krumpelman of Marceline. Taking second and third respectively were Emery Evans of Chillicothe […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignation, offers contracts to several in closed session

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted a resignation at a special meeting on March 23rd and offered several contracts for employment. A resignation was received from Kindergarten through 12th Grade Special Education Instructor Rusty Burns. Contracts for employment were offered were to Samantha DeRyke for kindergarten, Lindsay Wyatt for third grade, Marsha McLain […]

Candidates Forum

Candidates for Trenton R-9 Board of Education answer questions on recruiting and retention of teachers, and what is expected of board members

One question posed to the five Trenton R-9 Board of Education candidates at March 18th’s forum was what their plans were to address recruiting, and retention in the district and not let Trenton be a stepping stone. Michael Voorhies said teachers coming and going each year was a major issue, and any business does not […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Middle School Science Department announces winners of Science Fair

The Pleasant View R-6 Middle School Science Department has announced the winners of the school’s science fair. Eighth-grader Astrid Soriano placed first in her grade level and first overall. Abbye Johnson placed second overall, and Walter (Remi) Olmstead placed third overall. They are both eighth-graders. Kruz Ulberg received first place for the seventh grade. Hailee […]

Teenager Vaping

Teen vaping on the rise in Chillicothe, even found among fourth-grade school students

Chillicothe Police School Resource Officer Eric Menconi says he has talked with law enforcement officers, school officials, and health professionals about everyday issues children face. About 70% of the conversations occurred because of incidents in which a student was found using alcohol, tobacco products, or other illicit drugs. He notes the most common problem is […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton Middle School students participate in FCCLA State Leadership Conference

Several Trenton Middle School students participated in the annual Missouri Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference, which was held virtually this year. Some of the competitors in Students Taking Action with Recognition events will compete at the National Leadership Conference STAR Event virtually June 27th through July 2nd. Those students include […]

Titus Kottwitz

Seventh grade Trenton Middle School student, Titus Kottwitz, wins spelling bee in St. Joseph on his own “volition”

A Trenton seventh-grader, Titus Kottwitz, won the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee on Saturday in St. Joseph. The Trenton Middle School student was among 26 spellers competing from 13 counties in northwest Missouri winning by spelling the word “volition.” There now will be preliminary, quarterfinal, and semi-final rounds held virtually to determine the national finalists […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves salaries for administrators during executive session

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved salaries for administrators for the next school year in an executive session on March 9th. The superintendent salary will increase by about $4,100 ($4,106) to $117,164. Other administrators will also receive raises. Salaries will include director of supportive services $91,090, Trenton High School principal $77,860, THS assistant principal […]

Spelling Bee

Fourteen area counties to send top spellers to compete in Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

Fourteen counties will send their top two spellers to compete when Mosaic Life Care Foundation hosts and sponsors the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee this weekend. Registration for the bee will begin at EmPowerU at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph Saturday afternoon at 12:30. The competition will start at 1 o’clock. Those spellers […]