Eighth grade T.A.R.G.E.T. students from Odessa Middle School attended the Kansas City Regional National History Day competition at William Chrisman High School in Independence on March 3, 2018. Kyle Quarles took first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit category with his project, Social Conflict During War: Japanese Internment. He advances to state competition, which will be held at the University of Missouri-Columbia, on April 28, 2018. Top two winners in each category at the state level advance to the national competition, which will be held June 10-14, 2018, at the University of Maryland.
In partnership with KMOS-TV,
BRIGHTER FUTURES presents...
|Strengthening Kids & Families|
|With a special appearance by...|
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Lafayette County C-1 High School
807 A W. 31st
4:30-5:30 pm – Meal & Photo Booth Time
A box meal will be provided along with photo booth time with Clifford the Big Red Dog & other characters.
Please pre-register if you intend to eat dinner with us!
5:30-6:00 pm – A story presentation with Clifford the Big Red Dog (Adults & Children)
6:00-6:15 pm – Child Check-In for daycare/activities
Children (ages 6 weeks-12 years) will be provided with free daycare/activities during the adult presentations.
(If you check your child in for daycare, you must remain at the event.)
6:15-7:00 pm – Trauma Sensitive Schools: Creating a Resilient Culture (Adults)
7:15-8:00 pm – Youth Mental Health First Aid (Adults)
Pre-Registration closes Thursday, March 15
Walk-ins are welcome, but you must pre-register to be included in meal count to eat.
For more information:
The Brighter Futures Consortium receives funding through The REACH Foundation and The Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City. The Brighter Futures Consortium consists of the six public school districts in Lafayette County. The following partners have helped to make Project Connect happen: First Call, KMOS-TV, Lex-La-Ray Technical Center, Parents as Teachers of Lafayette County and Truman Medical Center.
COMMUNITY SUPPORT PRESENTATION Tina of the Megan Meier Foundation Presents to the Community Megan’s Story: Bullying, Cyberbullying and Suicide Prevention Lexington, Missouri, February 26, 2018 - The Lafayette County Children’s Services Fund Board of Directors announce three (3) community presentations coming to Lafayette County. Tina Meier, of the Megan Meier Foundation, will present on the topics of bullying, cyberbullying, teen suicide and resiliency. This special presenter, sponsored by LCCSF Board, comes to Lafayette County as a response to the growing crisis with our children and youth. Monday March 26th Tina will present at the Odessa High School Auditorium, 5 pm and the Lafayette County C-1 School West Gym, 7 pm. Tuesday March 27th Tina will present at the Lexington Middle School Commons Area, 5 pm. This presentation is aimed at parents, care givers, and community members and is inclusive of everyone residing in Lafayette County.
The Megan Meier Foundation was founded by Tina Meier in 2007 after her daughter, Megan Meier, tragically took her own life following a severe cyberbullying attack. Tina has committed to preventing this type of tragedy by raising awareness and educating young people and educators across the nation. Thirteen million children are bullied every year, and the Megan Meier Foundation makes a significant positive impact on the lives of those who are impacted by raising awareness and providing the appropriate tools and strategies youth, parents, and educators need to combat these prevalent issues.
The Lafayette County Children’s Services Fund Board of Directors is a group of nine (9) individuals, from Lafayette County, that are passionate about the well-being and safety of our county children. They govern a special tax fund as a provision of a 1/8 cent sales tax, specifically to be used for services to Lafayette County children and families. The mission of the LCCSF Board is to provide quality, comprehensive training and services to protect the well-being and safety of children and youth 19 years of age or less and to strengthen families. Their vision is to create a community where all children and their families can reach their full potential in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Please join us as we strive to bring awareness to our community and work to find preventative solutions. Event Flyer
If you have any questions you may reach Tiffany Dehn, LCCSF Executive Director, at (816)654-4477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors cordially invites all patrons and staff members to attend the Fifteenth Annual Foundation Gala and Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, April 7, 2018, at the Odessa Middle School Gymnasium, beginning at 5:00 p.m. (Social Period) and 6:00 p.m. (Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction).
The 2017-2018 Hall of Fame Inductees honoring former district staff members: Bonnie Alumbaugh, Larry Hol, Dortha Ryland (Memoriam), Juanita Scott and Sharon Shippy. This year’s theme is “Education...Touching Lives Forever.”
Gala tickets are available at $40.00 (each) and may be purchased at the Central Administrative Office.
We are currently preparing for our 2018 Senior Project Community Night. This event will be held on Thursday, April 19th.
The schedule is as follows:
4:30-6:00 Senior Project Visual Aid Open House in the OHS Gym
5:00-6:00 Complimentary Meal for JUDGES in the OHS Commons
5:30-6:00 Judge's Information Meeting in the OHS Commons
6:00-8:00 Judging of Senior Projects (in various assigned rooms)
We are in need of volunteers to help judge our senior presentations that evening. If you are interested, please fill out the Senior Project Judge Form. We will accept forms through the month of March.
Please note that once you have signed up we are counting on you to judge. If at any time you must cancel, please email us at: email@example.com
Last year Google failed to accept many judge sign-up forms. This year we will send a confirmation email to all judges by April 2nd. If you do not receive an email, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all your support, we have some great projects this year!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Lindsay Schambers and Barie Krewson
The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors presented teacher grants on Friday, February 16, 2018. Seventeen grant applications were approved. Grants (totaling $11,550.00) were distributed to the following staff members by the Odessa R-VII Foundation Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
|Stacy Begemann||(Transforming Non-Readers into Bookworms)||$750.00|
|Tami Grubb and Kindergarten Teachers||(Kindergarten STEM Activities)||$750.00|
(Slackline Balance Unit)
|Wendy Reynolds||(Technology for Pre-Kindergarten Classroom)||$750.00|
|Herb Schell||(Chromebook Nook)||$750.00|
|Second Grade Teachers||(Science is Super in Second Grade)||$750.00|
|Jackie Vochatzer/Kasey Kelmel||(Stepping into STEM)||$750.00|
|Wendy Courtway/Jennifer Smith/Beth Wagner||(Helping the Summertime Reading Slump!)||$750.00|
|Odessa Upper Elementary|
(Bringing Technology into Reading)
|Annette Robinson||(Help, My Senses are on Overload!)||$750.00|
|Odessa Middle School|
|Angela Gregson||(Alternative Seating Choices)||$650.00|
|Amanda Pierce/Chris Herring||(Steps to a Healthier You)||$750.00|
|Katherine Shroyer||(Audiobooks in the Classroom)||$750.00|
|Rebecca Westmoreland||(Crazy for Chromebooks)||$750.00|
|Odessa High School|
|Barie Krewson/Lindsay Schambers||(Senior Project Creative Design – Cricut)||$400.00|
(Accessible Technology for Struggling Readers and Writers)
Foundation Teacher Grant in Memorial to Sherry L. Billings will be awarded at the Foundation Gala on April 7, 2018.
Adult & Community Education
Class Offerings Spring 2018
March 5 through April 26, 2018
Evenings 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Odessa High School
713 S. Third Street
Odessa Middle School
607 S. Fifth Street
607 S. Third Street
Please click on the course listing link to view the classes being offered, class dates and times. Class descriptions may viewed by clicking on the enrollment form link. Our mission is to promote opportunities for adult learners to engage, enrich and empower their lives through learning.
ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION COURSE LISTING, SPRING 2018
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Below is the make-up schedule for school days missed:
Date Missed Make-Up Date
January 11 February 16
January 16 April 13
February 20 April 3
February 22 April 2
If additional inclement weather days are needed, we will follow the 2017-2018 calendar make-up schedule. Please do not hesitate to contact your building principal if you have any questions. We appreciate your continued cooperation.