Schools Closed COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Trenton and Chillicothe school districts cancel classes for Thursday and Friday

The Trenton R-9 School District will not be in session on January 20th or 21st due to inclement weather and student and staff illnesses. Classes will resume on January 24th for Trenton R-9. Trenton High School reports practices and activities will still be held on January 19th. Practices for January 20th and 21st are canceled. […]

Executive Action or session Trenton R-9 School Board

Trenton Board of Education addresses personnel matters in executive session

Personnel actions have been announced following an executive session Tuesday evening of the Trenton R-9 board of education. A letter of retirement was accepted from high school English instructor Shelly Forster. A letter of resignation was accepted from Rick Leafgreen as assistant high school volleyball coach. Hired were Whitley Richman as the high school post-secondary […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on ALICE Active Shooter Training Program

A Trenton Police officer discussed the ALICE Active Shooter Training Program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 18.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, which is the protocol followed in an active shooter situation. Officer Jeff Spencer reported the program was developed in 2000 originally for school situations, but it […]

Grundy County United Way seeks donations

Audio: United Way is a diverse organization serving your community in ways you probably didn’t know about

The United Way of Grundy County supports 10 organizations in the area through fundraising. Spokesperson Edna Foster says the local United Way organizations share a view that the way to improve lives is by mobilizing the caring power of communities.     When monetary donations are given to the United Way of Grundy County, they […]

Trenton R-9 School System with Mike Stegman

Parent-teacher conferences to be held next week for Trenton R-9 School District

Parent-teacher conferences will be held next week for Trenton R-9 students. Schools will dismiss early October 14th, and conferences will be from 2 to 7 o’clock. Conferences can be virtual or in person for Rissler Elementary School, Trenton Middle School, and Trenton High School. Parents of children at Rissler are to be contacted by teachers. […]

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Court date set for judge to hear petition on settlement between student and Trenton R-9 School District

A court date has been set for Judge Thomas Alley to hear a petition on a settlement for injuries sustained by a student on school property. John Limkemann, as a next friend of a minor child, filed a petition for approval of a minor settlement release versus the Trenton R-9 School District. The suit involves […]

Trenton R-9 school district hires new staff members

Trenton R-9 School Board hires several during executive session

Actions taken during the closed session of the Trenton R-9 School Board include the hiring of Michelle Hixson of Trenton as the districts’ financial secretary, hired as para-professionals were Carly Carlton, Kaylynn George, and Jane Cooksey. Extra Duty assignments include Emma Novak and Amber Sprague as the Rissler School Yearbook Sponsors and Chris Parks as […]

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Shortage of bus drivers creating difficulties for Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reports the school district and Apple Bus Company are experiencing difficulty providing drivers for all bus routes. The difficultly is due to multiple factors, the most prominent of which is an area-wide driver shortage for public school transportation.  Ockenfels asks patrons to bear with the district and […]

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Trenton R-9 School District updates tracing and quarantine guidelines for COVID-19

Updated COVID-19 contact tracing and quarantine guidelines have been released for the Trenton R-9 School District. The guidelines say a positive case will be isolated for 10 days from symptom onset. Close contact will be quarantined at home for 10 days from contact with the positive case. Students who are six feet or closer to […]

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Trenton R-9 School District begins new school year with 1031 students

Classes began for the Trenton R-9 School District on Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Opening day enrollment is 1,031 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, which is a decline of one student from the 2020 first-day enrollment.  Student totals include 401 students in kindergarten through fourth grade who attend Rissler Elementary School, 297 in fifth through […]

Jim Cox and John Holcomb at Lions Club Meeting

Doctor John Holcomb presented with “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award” for his many years of service

The Trenton Lions Club held a surprise ceremony to honor a long-time member for his service. Doctor John Holcomb of Trenton was presented with the “Melvin Jones Fellowship Award,“ the highest individual award for a Lions Club member. Jones was the founder of Lions Clubs more than 100 years ago, in 1917. Doctor Holcomb was […]

George Moore Honored by THS Alumni

George Robert Moore is 2021 Trenton High School Alumni Association Honoree

THS Graduate, Teacher, Coach, Principal, Administrator, and Board of Education Member, and Friend, all are descriptive of this year’s THS Honoree – George Robert Moore. Selected by the THS Class of 1996. George Moore is no stranger to the campuses of the Trenton R-9 School District. George began his educational path at Norton Elementary School, […]

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Trenton R-9 School District opens online registration for the 2021-2022 school year

Trenton R-9 School District online registration is open for the upcoming school year. Registration can be accessed by the parent portal for returning students. New students and parents without a parent portal can enroll at building offices starting August 11th. School supply lists are also available on the Trenton R-9 website for Rissler Elementary School […]

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Trenton R-9 School District to continue free meals to students for 2021-22 school year

The Trenton R-9 School District will continue to offer free meals to all students through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Option. The school district reports the program will be in effect for the entire 2021-2022 school year. Families can complete the free and reduced application to have on file for other benefits […]

Deputy Sheriff and School Resource Officer Mike Lewis

Missouri School Resource Officers Lifetime Service Award named after Livingston County deputy

The Missouri School Resource Officers group has named its Lifetime Service Award after a Chillicothe R-9 School District school resource officer. Chillicothe High School reports the award was named after Livingston County Deputy Mike Lewis for his dedication of distinguished and honorable service as a school resource officer. This year’s Mike Lewis Lifetime Service Award […]

Trenton R-9 school district hires new staff members

Trenton R-9 School District reports personnel actions from executive session of school board meeting

Following an executive session for personnel, the Trenton R-9 School District announced the resignation of Rissler Elementary School Principal Tiffany Otto. Employees hired included Sarah Porter as a cook and Emma Novak as the elementary school secretary. Nine individuals were hired for various duties in the Trenton R-9 School District. Coaches hired for duties include: […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepts resignations and hires new employees at special meeting

Personnel actions were announced following Monday mornings’ special meeting of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education, which included resignations and employments. Rebecca Burr has resigned as a 7th-grade social studies instructor. Richard Miller resigned as a paraprofessional. Also was resigning is a cook, Sarah Huffstutter. Those being employed by the Trenton R-9 School District include Kayla […]

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Audio: Graduation ceremony held for 92 Trenton High School seniors, including 15 honor graduates

There were 15 honor graduates at Trenton High School for the 2020-2021 school year, including Valedictorian Carly Spencer and Salutatorian Hannah Stark. The honor graduates were recognized by Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey when the Trenton R-9 School District held graduation Saturday night, May 8, 2021, for 92 students.     Bailey also recognized […]