The Missouri Council of Administrators of Special Education (MOCASE) has bestowed the 2023 New Outstanding Special Education Administrator award upon Elizabeth Fagre, who serves as the Director of Special Services. This prestigious accolade is designed to honor educators who have worked in the field for five years or less and have demonstrated exceptional contributions and remarkable leadership achievements within their respective regions of the state.
Elizabeth makes a wonderfully positive impact on the future leaders in the field and helps teach others how special education should be implemented in schools, Odessa R-VII is proud to see her hard work being recognized. Congratulations Mrs. Fagre!
Congratulations to Norman Hicklin, McQuerry Elementary custodian, for being chosen as the September “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 during the school year 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.
Norman does an amazing job at Odessa R-VII. Here are some of the comments from his peers:
Norman showed great leadership and work ethic over the summer and throughout the opening days of our building. Norman was counted on to be a veteran voice, even though it was his first summer of working custodial work. He proved to be a great partner to the ladies that worked alongside of him, and did it with minimal other help in the building. As the school year approached, Norman showed a willingness to stay late and work Saturdays to make it happen over here at McQuerry.
Norman works above and beyond to get our school up and running and keep it going.
Norman worked so hard and alone to get our building ready when we all came back to school. We didn't have any evening help hired yet and he came in on weekends to finish up work that needed to be completed so our building would look good for Open House. We all pitched in on Friday to help make his solo job a little easier as he was working to finish floors, remove trash, and unneeded items from the hallways. He went above and beyond during our first week back. We are SO lucky to have him!!
Norman went above and beyond to get our building ready for the school year. Working short handed he was able get the job done and the school looked great. He is always willing to meet the requests of teachers with a positive attitude.
He worked so hard to get our building in tip top shape for Open House!
Norman joined McQuerry last year and has exceeded all expectations. To name a few things that stand out: He has built relationships with students. He takes time to learn their names; encourages independence during lunch time, but gracefully assists when necessary; always willing to help out when asks to do tasks that aren't part of his role; stepped up to get the building ready post construction in preparation for the first day of school. I am so thankful for Mr. Norman!!
He has been great this year with everything he has done. Being shorthanded to start the year and making sure everything is ready to go.
Norman is always friendly and helpful!! No matter how busy he is he stops and helps when needed! Aside from his normal job duties that are daily, he has to constantly answer that radio when we call for a "Code Brown", "Code Yellow", or even the most dreaded "Code Rainbow"! Norman has pushed through some very hard times here at McQuerry with a custodian shortage. He always keeps a smile on his face no matter how crazy the day has become, which in true McQuerry fashion, is quite often!
With his positive attitude and passion for wanting to do a great job Norman MAKES A DIFFERENCE! CONGRATULATIONS!
2023 - 2024 Meal Prices for Odessa R-VII
|Elementary K - 5th||$1.50||$2.10|
|Middle School 6th - 8th||$1.50||$2.20|
|High School 9th - 12th||$1.50||$2.20|
|Reduced Meal Prices||$0.25||$0.40|
The Middle School and High School offer a large selection of a la carte items. A la carte items are purchased separately from the student meal. It is important that you and your student discuss options and set limits that meet your family goals and the nutritional needs of your student. You may qualify for free or reduced meals. Please click on the link below for more information.