Elementary Blackhawks show cooperation!


Adrian Elementary students who consistently showed cooperation during the month of October and were awarded Blackhawk Awards. 1st graders are pictured. Front row: Ahlissa Messick, Chloe Nelson, Andrew Johnson, Presleigh Saathoff. Back row: Kashlee Murray, Aaron Patterson.


For the full story and pictures, see the November 13 issue of The Adrian Journal.

Loyd receives Outstanding Rural Support Staff Award


At the annual Missouri Association of Rural Education (M.A.R.E.) fall conference held at The Country Club Hotel and Spa, Lake Ozark, Missouri, Sunday through Tuesday, October 26 - 28, 2014, nine state awards for Outstanding Rural Education were presented. Receiving the award as Missouri’s Outstanding Rural Support Staff Member was Kerri Loyd of the Ballard R-2 School District.

Pictured: Ballard’s Kerri Loyd received the Missouri’s Outstanding Rural Support Staff Award.

Area seniors receive DAR Good Citizen Award


The Harmony Mission Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored seniors from five area High Schools on November 10th, at the Ohio Street United Methodist Church in Butler. The students were selected for this award by the faculty and senior class of their school. To be chosen they must have demonstrated in their lives, Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. Each student was presented with a Certificate designating him/her as the Good Citizen representing their school for year 2014-2015. They also each received a Good Citizen lapel pin and wallet card.

R-III Science Spooktacular


Adrian 4th and 5th graders participated in the 2nd Annual Science Spooktacular on Halloween. Science Teachers Amy McVey and Treva Smith developed a day full of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics that were set-up in all six 4th and 5th grade classrooms. Each teacher in these grade levels constructed their own STEM challenge. Students eagerly rotated from class to class every 25 minutes to take on each of these challenges. The level of teaching and learning was impressive.

All Conference Football


Eight Adrian High School football players received All-Conference honors. Front row, left to right: Adam Cochran, Dylan Enlow, Logan Tallman, Isaac Romi, Austin Corley. Back row, left to right: Matthew Wright, James Wood and Hunter Harris.

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