The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors presented teacher grants on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Eleven grant applications were approved. Grants (totaling $8,477.10) were distributed to the following staff members by the Odessa R-VII Foundation Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
|Allison Bonnell||Guided Reading Rigby Book Sets||$750.00|
|Michelle Carlson||Big Books for Kindergarten Classrooms||$750.00|
|Michelle Davis||Ready Bodies, Learning Minds Motor Lab||$750.00|
|First Grade Teachers||Big Book Readers Become Future Leaders||$750.00|
|Kasey Kelmel||Full STEM Ahead||$450.00|
|Wendy Reynolds||Gross Motor, Sensory and STEM Activities||$750.00|
|Beth Wagner||Summer Reading for Struggling Learners||$750.00|
|Odessa Upper Elementary|
|Pat Jones||Flight and Rocketry||$750.00|
|Odessa Middle School|
|Susan Lefman||7th Grade ELA 1960's Research Project||$677.10|
|Odessa High School|
|Rachael Begemann||Expanding the Computer Science Experience at OHS||$750.00|
|Crisa Seals||Meet Changing Needs in Field of Comp. Science and Business Ed||$750.00|
|Sherry Billings Memorial Grant|
|Tami Grubb/Morgan Schaberg||Researching the Struggling Readers of Sixth Grade||$1000.00|
In order to meet required attendance hours we will extend our calendar to make up for time missed due to inclement weather. Currently, assuming no more time is missed, the following adjustments will be made:
If we miss more hours, adjustments will be made and communicated accordingly.
Congratulations to Odessa Upper Elementary School, Physical Education Teacher, Kristi Bieri. Mrs. Bieri has been chosen as the April “MAKING A DIFFERENCE” award winner for the Odessa R-VII School District. The District is excited to honor staff members who go above and beyond the call of duty through the "Making a Difference" recognition program! Each month (September-April) either a certified or classified employee will be honored for their part in implementing our district mission of preparing each student for a successful future.
Below are some of the examples, given by those who nominated her, of how she "Makes A Difference":
She has been dedicated to the students of Odessa for over 20 years.
She is dedicated, passionate and has a love for kids and teaching.
She believes in building relationships with students and peers.
She has created a fun atmosphere in the gym while providing structure, high energy, and high expectations.
She has taken physical education to a new level with her efforts inside and outside the classroom. She has done an amazing job leading the Health Moves Mind initiative, raising thousands of dollars.
With her dedication to students and student health, in school and outside of school, she has defined what it means to MAKE A DIFFERENCE everyday.
CONGRATULATIONS MRS. BIERI!
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Patrons of the Odessa R-VII School District:
My office is pleased to present you with the Fiscal Year 2021 Report. This report incudes the District's Student Achievement and Financial information. The enclosed information is current through the end of the 2021 Fiscal Year (June 30, 2021). The purpose of this report is to make the district's achievement and financial information
easier to understand for our patrons, and is intended to communicate the condition of the District in an open and accountable manner. If you have questions, comments
or feedback regarding this report, you are encouraged to contact my office at (816) 633-5316.
ODESSA R-VII ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2021
Jon W. Oetinger, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Kindergarten screenings will be held the week of March 28th - April 1st, 2022, at McQuerry Elementary. All children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31st, 2022, are eligible for kindergarten. Every child will need to go through the screening process. A parent or guardian will also need to attend to enroll the child that day.
Parents/Guardians can call the McQuerry office at 816-633-5334, starting February 14th, 2022, to schedule an appointment for your child’s screening.
At your child’s screening appointment, you will need to provide the following items: Current Proof of residency (less than 30 days old-water bill, gas bill, etc.), child’s birth certificate, child’s social security card, and the child’s immunization record. The school District also recommends that all incoming students have a completed vision screening. You can find the MISSOURI EYE EXAM FORM FOR SCHOOL on the Odessa R-VII website. It can be found under McQuerry>>PAT>>Vision Screening Form.
Kindergarten Information Night is scheduled for March 10th, 2022, in the McQuerry Elementary Gym. Each family will be assigned a time to attend. It will either be 5:00- 5:45 pm or 6:00-6:45 pm. Families will be provided building/school information, take a tour of the building, and experience a Kindergarten classroom.
If you have any questions, please call the McQuerry office at 816-633-5334 or Parents As Teachers at 816-633-3298.