Top academic students have been announced for the senior class at the North Mercer School District. The Valedictorian is Savannah Marie Martin, and the Salutatorian is Brea Nicole Shipley. Graduation for 13 seniors was held on Sunday afternoon in the North Mercer R-3 school gym.
Two area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on May 9, 2021. Thirteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 in the new gym on May 9th at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Principal Wes Guilkey will speak. Two seniors will graduate from Breckenridge R-1 in the gym at 3 o’clock. Teachers Kadee Estenbaum and Mindy […]
The Board of Directors of the Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Inc. has announced that scholarship applications will be available for the Fall, 2021 semester, beginning Monday, May 3, 2021. The Board encourages all who meet the following qualifications to apply for this scholarship. As per the wishes of Kauffman, the scholarship is available to female, […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to non-certified staff members on April 12th. Non-certified staff will receive a two-point-five percent salary increase. The supplemental pay schedule was accepted for 2021-2022. Resignations were accepted from Lisa Prichard with the library, Katie Crabtree for business, and Dana Smith for math. Nine staff members […]
There will be two new members each for the Trenton R-9 Board of Education and the Trenton City Council following the election on Tuesday. Voter approval was given to the local use tax for the city of Trenton and brush control for Grundy County. It was a 17% voter turnout (992 votes out of 5,859 […]
Numerous area students are eligible to receive their Missouri FFA Degrees at a recognition-only ceremony on May 1st during the state convention in Sedalia. The two-day convention on April 30th and May 1st will be held at the Matthewson Exhibition Center on the campus of the state fairgrounds. According to the Missouri FFA Association, state […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved items related to the salary schedule on March 8th. Seven hundred fifty dollars was added to the base salary schedule, and each teacher will receive steps on the salary schedule. After the increase, North Mercer’s base salary will be $30,250. Other personnel will receive a two-point-five percent […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will discuss salaries and benefits next week. The board will meet on March 8th at 6 o’clock in the evening. Other items on the agenda include a senior trip presentation, summer school, summer projects, make-up days, personnel, and an executive session to discuss employees and records.
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education continued a two-year contract for Preschool through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey the evening of February 10th. The final salary is to be determined. Science Teacher Dan Martin was offered a contract to coach the academic team. A contract was offered to Preschool Teacher Joanne Fisher to be […]
The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. met on January 27, 2021, and awarded 8 grants totaling $5,249.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to North Harrison R-III School […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education Tuesday evening, January 12th approved the school calendar for 2021-2022 and determined the district would continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines. The start date for next school year for North Mercer will be August 19th for teachers and August 24th for students. The last day is scheduled for May 17th, […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved a resolution at a special meeting the night of December 14th related to COVID-19. Superintendent Dan Owens reports $750 will be paid to each district employee for additional work and expenses due to the pandemic. The board also voted to keep the health insurance benefit the same […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will hold a special meeting to discuss district health insurance and a COVID-19 resolution. Millemon Math Award winners will also be discussed the night of December 14th at 8:30.
A Festival of Trees and Christmas lighting will be part of Christmas on the Square in Mercer on December 5th. Santa will also be at the event that evening from 6 to 9 o’clock. There will also be hot chocolate, hot dogs, chips, and desserts. Admission is free, but non-perishable food items and toys will […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education was notified on November 9th that health insurance rates will go up 19.9% for a cost nearing $800. The district previously set a cap of $600 per employee for health insurance. The new rates would become effective in January. Superintendent Dan Owens will discuss the matter with teachers […]
The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 13 grants totaling $6,868.64. Education grants went to several schools: Grundy County R-5 of Humphreys and Laredo R-7 each for $600 to purchase Chromebooks; Rissler Elementary School of Trenton for $580 for playground equipment; Spickard R-2 for $664 for phonics spelling kits; Princeton R-5 for $500 for […]
The 36th annual craft show is scheduled for Saturday, November 7, 2020, at the North Mercer R-3 School. The event is scheduled from 9 o’clock until 3 o’clock. Promoters list the craft show as including homemade décor; Christmas gifts; primitives jewelry; clothing and food. Hourly drawings also are planned at the North Mercer School craft […]
The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications will be available for the spring semester beginning Monday, November 2nd. The scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of the high schools in Mercer County. Potential recipients must be enrolled as full-time students at accredited colleges or universities in Missouri […]
The Livingston County Health Center has opened its kids’ curbside flu shot clinic Thursday, October 22nd to adults. Flu shots will be administered at the health center in Chillicothe from 1 to 4 o’clock by appointment. An additional clinic is scheduled for November 2nd from 9 to 4 o’clock. Contact the health center to schedule […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, October 12th set graduation and approved supplemental coaching responsibilities. The graduation is scheduled for the afternoon of May 9th, 2021 at 2 o’clock. Supplemental coaching responsibilities included retired teacher Dave Fuller to continue as the head boys and girls track coach. Fuller has directed […]