We are excited to announce our spring Scholastic Book Fair from March 27-30. This event is an opportunity for students to build their home library. As always, purchases benefit our school. Third grade students will have the opportunity to visit the fair on March 27th from 7:45-8:30 a.m. Fourth grade students will have the opportunity to visit the fair on March 28th from 7:45-8:30 a.m. Fifth grade students will have the opportunity to visit the fair on March 29th from 7:45-8:45. All students will have a last chance to visit on Thursday, March 30th from 7:45-8:30 as well as 4:00-6:00 pm. .
Visit our book fair home page for more information and to start your e-wallet or online order.
Kindergarten Round-up at McQuerry Elementary on March 28th, 2023. The following time slots are available:
Session 1-3:45 pm-4:45 pm
Session 2-4:50 pm- 5:50 pm
Session 3-5:55 pm-6:55 pm
Session 4-7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Children will go through a screening, while parents complete the enrollment process. Children and parents will also be provided with a building tour and bus ride.
All children who will be 5 years old on or before July 31st, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten. Every child will need to go through the screening/enrollment process. Parents/Guardians can call the McQuerry Elementary office at 816-633-5334, starting February 13th, 2023, to schedule an appointment.
At your child’s appointment, please provide the following requested items: Current Proof of residency (less than 30 days old-water bill, gas bill, etc.), child’s birth certificate, child’s social security card/number, and the child’s immunization record. Those items can be scanned and emailed to our building registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. Documents can also be faxed to 816-633-5327. Otherwise, please have those items available to be copied at your appointment time.
The School District also recommends that all incoming students have a completed vision screening. Please have a completed MISSOURI EYE EXAM FORM FOR SCHOOL
If you have any questions, please call the McQuerry office at 816-633-5334 or Parents As Teachers at 816-633-3298.
Congratulations to Odessa Upper Elementary Paraprofessional Rachel Ratigan. Mrs. Ratigan has been chosen as the March “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.
Mrs. Ratigan does AMAZING things at OUE. Going above and beyond to spread positivity and "making a mark" here.
With her positive attitude, her passion for wanting to do a great job, and her heart to serve students, she MAKES A DIFFERENCE for everyone she comes in contact with everyday.
CONGRATULATIONS Mrs. Ratigan!
Rachel Ratigan Presentation Video
The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors presented teacher grants on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Eleven grant applications were approved. Grants (totaling $7083.21) were distributed to the following staff members by Odessa R-VII Foundation Board of Directors.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
|Gayle Bainbridge/Jeff Wood||Summer Reading for Struggling Learners||$750.00|
|Wendy Reynolds||Gross Motor, STEM Activities, Kinesthetic Classroom Seating||$750.00|
|Amanda Rouillard||Technological Supports for Articulation Development||$700.00|
|Odessa Upper Elementary|
|Kristi Beiri/Leslie Roepe/Gary McCulley||Bulldog Broadcast--Lights, Camera, Action||$750.00|
|Nic King||Building Math Fact Fluency K-5||$750.00|
|Odessa Middle School|
|Susan Lefman||Ebook Editions||$461.50|
|Aubrey Burkholder||Unsolved Mysteries: Podcast Research Unit||$750.00|
|Odessa High School|
|Gene Collins||Equipment & Supplies for Enhancement of Soil Lessons in Agricultural Science Classes||$721.71|
|Melanie DeMore||Central Missouri Job Olympics||$750.00|
|Kasha Oetinger||Reading Resource Room||$700.00|
|Sherry Billings Memorial Grant|
TBA at Foundation Gala
Adult & Community Education
Class Offerings Spring 2023
March1 through May 3, 2023
Evenings 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Odessa High School
713 S. Third Street
Odessa Middle School
607 S. Fifth Street
Please click on the course listing link to view the classes being offered, class dates and times. Class descriptions may be 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. Sign-up deadline was February 28th. Please watch for future offerings.
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Broadcasting as a course is designed to explore the industry of Broadcast Media. Students learn the basics of broadcast production, including writing, producing and computer editing of a broadcast. Students receive training in videography, cinematography, and editing techniques that all aid in creating weekly content for the high school students/staff entertainment.
The information learned in the broadcasting course has enabled students to produce "The Red & Black Broadcast". These videos feature students and staff and are created and edited by students. Odessa R7 is proud of this production and the students in front of behind the camera.
Please click on the links below to view each publication.
2022-2023 BULLDOG BYTES BULLETIN