The Major Saver check presentation to the Odessa R-VII Foundation was made to Mr. Robert Brinkley, Superintendent, on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at the Odessa R-VII Central Office. The Major Saver campaign was held from April 19th through May 2nd, at McQuerry Elementary, Odessa Upper Elementary and Odessa Middle School. A total of $9,877.50 was raised for the Odessa R-VII Foundation. In addition, Major Saver contributed a $500.00 check to the Odessa R-VII Foundation.
The Odessa R-VII School District has been with the Major Saver campaign since the 2001-02 school year and including this year's fundraiser the Major Saver campaign has generated a total of $ 124,922.50 for the district.
A check was presented to the Odessa R-VII School District from the Masonic Home of Missouri "Creating-A-Partnership Grant" in the amount of $500, with $250 provided by the Mount Hope Lodge, Odessa, Missouri. The grant funds will be utilized for back-to-school student supplies at McQuerry Elementary and Odessa Upper Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. This is the third (continuous) year the Odessa R-VII School District has received the grant funds from the Masonic Home of Missouri and Mount Hope Lodge #476.
On July 25, 2017 , the H & R Block organization donated $1,500 to the Odessa R-VII Public Foundation, which continues to provide educational services for our students and staff.
The first day of school for the Odessa R-VII School District is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The Bulldog Bulletin has an unfortunate misprint that states the date as August 17th. Please accept our apology for this misprint . . .
Bob Keyserling, representing the Mt. Hope Masonic Lodge, graciously presented a donation of publications to the Odessa R-VII School District. This donation has become an annual project of the Masonic Lodge. The books . . .
Two Odessa TARGET students competed at the state level of the National History Day competition at the University of Missouri-Columbia on Saturday, April 30th. Eighth grader, Reese Wood, took first place in the Junior Individual Exhibit . . .