☝️ Another little back to school tip for you. ⬇️ Make sure your child's lunch account is up to date. ⏎ Due to changes at the federal level, school lunches are no longer free. ⏸ However, the McDonald County School Board has decided to keep the cost of lunches the same as they were before the COVID shutdowns! 🎉 See the attached graphic or look for the "Lunch" section on our parents webpage at https://www.mcdonaldr1.net/page/parents.
👉 Here's an important note as your child heads to Open Houses and back to classes at McDonald County Schools. Due to changes in federal guidelines, lunches will no longer be free for everyone in the district. 🥪 ‼️ It's important to fill out the lunch forms you will receive in welcome packets to possibly qualify for free or reduced lunches. ➡️ We want to make sure who qualifies, can do so. For more info, visit the parent section of our website at → https://www.mcdonaldr1.net/page/parents
💥 Reminder! ⬇️ McDonald County High School Seniors involved in a fall sport of activity, senior pictures are tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16! 📸 Please meet in the Business Building at the high school ten minutes before your assigned photo time dressed in your sport/activity uniform.🎽 ➡️ You have the option to bring $10 (cash) and sign up to receive digital copies of the senior photos that Griffin Schutten will be taking. ➡️ If your parents are doing a shout-out ad for the athletic program, you can use this picture for your ad! 📧 Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have! ❤️ 🖤
It’s specialized schooling for some McDonald County educators. Teachers who work in the Special Education Department of the McDonald County School System recently received training as part of their preparation for the new school year. Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They cover all grades, from early childhood classes all the way through high school. We are so grateful for these men and women and the job they do making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes.
👋 Just two weeks away from the first day of classes for McDonald County Schools! 😮 We thought we'd give you a couple of dates to keep in mind as that day approaches: ⬇️ 🍎 Thursday, August 18 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Open Houses for all schools across the district! Meet your child's teacher, see their room, and learn more about their upcoming school year! 🍎 Monday, August 22 First day of school! All students report to classes for the 2022-23 school year! For more information, feel free to call your child's specific school. 📞 Cant' wait to see our students back at school! 🏫 ❤️ 🖤
📸 Gearing up for school with some Senior Athletic/Activities Pictures. Students who are Seniors this year and involved in a Fall sport or activity like: 🎺 Band,📣Cheer,🏃♂️Cross Country, 🏈 Football, ⛳️Girls Golf,🪖JROTC,🙌 MC Pom,🚵♀️ Mountain Bike,⚽️ Soccer,🥎 Softball,🏐 Volleyball need to fill out the form below to set up a time to get pictures taken for the Fall athletic programs. See the form for info! ⬇️ https://forms.gle/w7SygiuQGLvpJqeQ6
👀 It's back to class for some McDonald County School Leaders! 👩🏫 Even before the school year starts, principals and secretaries are learning how to use the District's new student information system. 📝 ⬇️ Getting the training they need to make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤 #MacCountyStrong #MCR1Pride #NewSchoolYear #TrainingForTomorrow
💥 It's time to start thinking about back to school shopping! 🧐 Here's the back to school list for all of the elementary and middle schools in the McDonald County School District. 📝 You can also access the list at the link below. ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3ofuG1Z One quick note!✏️ High School students will find out their needs the day they go back to school!👍
📍School safety is top of mind for most people these days, and your McDonald County School District is focused on keeping our staff and students safe and protected. At the most recent McDonald County School Board Meeting, members voted to review current safety measures and look at areas we can improve. As part of that effort, we are sending out a survey, looking for your feedback on the safety measures we currently have in place and suggestions for improvements. We encourage you to answer the questions on the attached form and include any comments you have in the areas provided. ➡️Please note: Leave comments only in the form. The comments on this post will not be monitored or used in the results. Thank you for taking the time to do this and for your valuable feedback. Here is the link to the google form: ⬇️ https://forms.gle/eaqDQ8e6cDmm9Qn56
🎊 Celebrating our students and their awesome accomplishments! 👏Congratulations to recent McDonald County graduate Madeline McCall. She is the recipient of the Springfield Sports Commission’s Best Softball Player In SWMO Award for 2022! 🏆 McCall posted a 16-3 record while pitching for the McDonald County Lady Mustangs with a .89 ERA and 249 strikeouts in 116 innings. 😲🥎 Plus she was the valedictorian of the McDonald County High School class of 2022, ranking #1 out of 223 students with a 4.226 grade point average! 🎓 All those numbers add up to impressive stats on and off the field. 💯 McCall now heads to Pittsburg State University to start her collegiate softball career. ❤️ McDonald County also had two other nominees for awards from the Springfield Sports Commission: 🏈 Cole Martin (Football-Offensive Skill Position) and 🤼♂️ Samuel Murphy (Wrestling-Upper Weight Division). 🎉 We are proud of these student-athletes and look forward to more great things in the future! ❤️🖤 #MacCountyStrong #studentathletes #mcdonaldcountyladiesmustangsoftball #McDonaldCountyMustangsFootball #mcdonaldcountymustangsWrestling
Taking a quick look 👀 into the future today! ☞ Here's the 2022-23 school calendar for the McDonald County School District. 😄 It's also on our website at the top right corner of the page. ▶️ One important note: Students will start school on Monday, August 22! ✓Check out the calendar to see all the holidays and important dates for the next school year! ❤️🖤 #MacCountyStrong #EverydayMCS #SchoolYear2022to23. .
🦵Kick off the summer with something new! 🌞 Summer school starts Wednesday, June 1, and ends on Thursday, June 30. There are all kinds of amazing things to do and places to go during the month-long experience. From making ground drones, 🚀shooting rockets in the sky, and going on fun field trips! It’s all a part of the Summer Journey program at McDonald County Schools. 😁 Here are the schools that are hosting and the grade levels attending. ➡️Noel and Southwest City K-2nd grade - Noel Primary School ➡️Noel and Southwest City 3rd - 8th grade - Noel Elementary ➡️Anderson & Rocky Comfort K - 8th grade - Anderson Elementary ➡️Pineville & White Rock - K - 8th grade - White Rock Elementary ➡️High School Students - MCHS Other highlights: ☀️Breakfast and lunch are provided to students at no charge. Breakfast will be served beginning at 7:30 a.m. ☀️Transportation is available. ☀️Drawings for prizes every day! ☀️Rewards for perfect attendance. ‼️IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP!‼️ 📞Call your local school for more information! See you at Summer School!
🇺🇸 Take time to remember and honor. 🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day from McDonald County Schools. 🖤 ❤️
🎓 Tonight 8th grade students across McDonald County Schools will be taking part in 8th Grade Promotion Ceremonies at various schools. Next step🦵 ...high school! The Class of 2026! 🖤 ❤️
Sipping on smoothies…taking a break with a yoga class…browsing the fresh fruits and veggies in a farmers market. It may sound like a day off for some, but it’s actually part of a new activity at McDonald County Schools. Opaa! Foods, the food service company of the school district, is hosting “Spring Into Wellness”. It’s a traveling health fair featured at every elementary and primary school across the district. For several days next week, students will have 8 different learning stations to stop where they’ll learn about health and get some giveaways. Some of the stops include a smoothie station, a yoga stop, a farmers market, a milk station, and even a plant-your-own-seed station! It’s all in an effort to help students make smart choices about their health. See the schedule of schools on the attached graphic. Just another way McDonald County Schools are making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! #EveryDayMCS #OpaaFoods #SpringIntoWellness #HealthFairForKids
Talk about some big money…well actually a big check! Members of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals team from Freeman Health System were at McDonald County High School for a check presentation. Students in the National Honor Society raised $1,100 for CMN by hosting a color fun run called Nora’s Run. It’s in honor of Nora Beachner, the daughter of school counselor Joseph Beachner. Nora is a CMN Ambassador who has a rare condition that requires constant medical treatment. The money will go to help CMN give assistance to families all across the area. Just another way our students are going above and beyond to make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! #everydayMCS #CMNH #FreemanHealthSystem #NorasRun
It's School Lunch Hero Day 💪, and we're saying congratulations 🎉 to Misty Haynes, kitchen manager at Anderson Elementary School. She is the 2022 Opaa! Foods Regional Kitchen Manager of the year! 🏆 Misty and her staff serve more than 1,000 meals a day at Anderson Elementary! Whew! 😮 Workers with Opaa! Foods - the company that provides food service for McDonald County Schools - celebrated Misty's win with a luncheon in her honor! We appreciate Misty and all our food service workers 🧑🍳 for what they do for every child, every day, whatever it takes! 🖤❤ #EverydayMCS #SchoolLunchHeroDay
🎉 We're celebrating our teachers in McDonald County Schools this week during National Teacher Appreciation Week! Let a teacher know how much you appreciate them this week! 🖤❤️. #EverydayMCS #TeacherAppreciationDay #ThankYouTeachers
Congratulations to Audrey Cloud, McDonald County School District’s Teacher of the Year! 🎉 Mrs. Cloud is an English Language Learner Teacher at Southwest City Elementary. She was recognized at the Teacher of the Year banquet with an award and a plaque made by the Ag students at MCHS. Each building’s Teacher of the Year nominees were also recognized. Thanks, Audrey Cloud for making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤
We're celebrating our Teachers of the Year in each of our schools. Congratulations Betty Curren, 5th Grade teacher at Pineville Elementary. She's the Pineville Primary/Elementary Teacher of the Year! Thanks for making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes!