🦃 Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂 We are grateful for you and what you do to help McDonald County Schools make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤 #happythanksgiving2022 #WeAreMacCounty #thankfulforyou
👏 We want to say how much we appreciate our substitute teachers on this National Substitute Educators Day! 🙌 ➡️ They fill in when our teachers can't be here and oftentimes help out in a pinch! 👩🏫 If you see a substitute teacher today, tell them thanks for helping McDonald County Schools make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️ 🖤#SubstituteEducatorsDay #ThankfulForYou #WeAreMacCounty
🚨 Wanted! Your input! The Board of Education is seeking your feedback in selecting the next superintendent for the McDonald County School District. 🍎 It’s an online survey which lists leadership qualities of a superintendent. ✍️ You can indicate the most desired leadership qualities you would like the new superintendent to have for our district. The results of this survey 📝 will be used by the board and consultants in seeking and screening applicants as well as for the development of the interview content. You have until Friday, November 25 at 5 pm to give your input. Click the link below to access the survey and thank you for your input! ⬇️ https://msbanet.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0P3l8PnuoToR4pw
🪖 We’re gearing up for Veterans Day, Friday, November 11. 🇺🇲 If you’re a veteran, you’re invited to any of the celebrations being held across the McDonald County School District. 👀 See the attached graphic for a listing of celebrations, schools, and times.
🎉 Celebrating the outstanding news that our 1980-1983 McDonald County Lady Mustang Basketball team is getting top honors in the state! 🏀 The team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in December! 🏆 During that remarkable run, the Lady Mustangs captured two state titles (‘81 & ‘83), a state-runner up finish (‘80), and amassed a 112-8 win/loss record. 😲 🏅What an honor for a team that continues to make us proud! Go MC!❤️🖤
💪 A friendly competition is paying off in a big way for some McDonald County students. Pineville 7th graders Riley Farris and Brionna Ziemianin are part of a team in Mrs. Sutherland’s technology class competing for donations for their upcoming school carnival. 🎪 Riley has some contacts with a retail analytics company in northwest Arkansas -The Allen Sullivan Company. 📊 He was able to line up a video call with Steve Gohde, one of the company’s owners. Riley and Brionna used the skills learned in Mrs. Sutherland’s class to create and give a presentation talking about Pineville Elementary and some of the school’s technology needs. 🧑💻 Mr. Gohde was so impressed with their presentation and the job both students did while presenting that he donated $5,000 💰 to the school! What a win for the kids and the school! 🎉 🙏We are so thankful to the Allen Sullivan Company for that donation and for Riley and Brionna turning learning into action! ➡️ It’s just another way McDonald County Schools is making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes. ❤️ 🖤 #ApplyWhatYouLearn #TheAllenSullivanCo #MacCountyStrong #PinevilleElementary #PresentationSkills #LearningOfTheFuture
🇺🇲 A hands-on lesson about honor and respect. 🇺🇲 The students in McDonald County High School’s JROTC program played a major role in the ceremony honoring fallen soldier Chris Marion. He’s the McDonald County graduate who died in battle in 2006 while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. Marion was remembered with guest speakers, a 21-gun salute, a wreath-laying ceremony, and a dedication of a new sign marking the official naming of the U.S. Army PFC Christopher Lee Marion Highway. The JROTC students helped with all aspects of the event including planning, setup, and tear down. Applying lessons from the classroom to the ceremony grounds. So proud of our students and what they’re doing to show respect and remembrance to a fallen hero. ❤️
🧀 Say Cheese!!! 🧀 😄 Lots of smiles, laughter, and learning in Mrs. Stark’s AP Biology class as these McDonald County High School students made small samples of cheese. 🧑🔬 The student scientists started with milk, added some vinegar, heated it up, added other activators, and then squished out the whey for an often messy and nonedible version of the dairy product! 🤢 🧪 It’s all part of a hands-on lesson about enzymes, proteins, coagulation, chemical reactions, and more! Just another way McDonald County Schools are making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! 🧀 ❤️ 🖤 #WeAreMacCounty #MacCountyStrong #SayCheese #ScienceIsFun #HandsOnLessons
📖 Tuesday, September 6 is National Read A Book Day!📚 ❤️You can bet our McDonald County Students are busy reading today. 👓 In honor of the day, what are you reading? 📖 📙 #NationalReadABookDay #WhatAreYouReading #MacCountyStrong #WeAreMacCounty
🇺🇸🇺🇸 Happy Labor Day! 🛠 🧰 🪛 🪚 Your friends at McDonald County Schools appreciate all your hard work! 👏 ❤️🖤 #LaborDay2022 #MacCountyStrong #WeAreMacCounty
💥 Important Reminder!!! 💥 ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️ All McDonald County Schools will be closed on Monday, September 5, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. 🇺🇸 Enjoy your day off! ❤️🖤 #LaborDayWeekend #MacCountyStrong #WeAreMacCounty
It’s stories 📖 instead of snacks🍫! 👉 The new book vending machine is a hit at Noel Primary School. Students, teachers, and members of the McDonald County Schools Foundation cut the ribbon✂️ to officially open the machine for business. Right after the ribbon cutting, several students got their first books out of it. 📚 The machine was paid for through a matching grant from the Foundation and fundraisers from Noel Primary. Funding for the books was even donated by local businesses and community members. Students get coins 🪙 for doing good things and then redeem them for books in the machine. They didn’t waste any time. Right after getting the books, the kids sat down and started reading! ⬆️ That's way better than a candy bar! 🍫 Just another way McDonald County Schools are making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! #WeAreMacCounty #MacCountyStrong #BookVendingMachine #NoelPrimarySchool #ReadingIsCool
🪨 Rocks and rivers💦 and maybe even bats🦇! Students in 7th and 8th grades across the McDonald County School District are hearing 👂about the opportunities they have available to them in the SOPE program. Instructor Keith Jones is spreading the word about the one-of-a-kind outdoor learning experience. If you're interested in finding out more about the SOPE program and if your student is eligible, click on the link below. ⬇️ https://bit.ly/3cycqyz
💥 Attention!! 💥 McDonald County Sports Season Passes are on sale now! 💲 ➡️ These will be good at all home games for fall and spring sports where admission is charged. 🏈🥎🏐⚽️🏀⚾️🤼♀️ Cost of passes are as follows: ➡️ Students $10 ➡️ Adult $35 ➡️ Family $70 (includes family members K-12 only) Pick them up at your local school's front office, District office, or at the gate at home games. Get yours today and root on the Mustangs all year long! ❤️🖤
😲 A one-of-a-kind opportunity is brewing with McDonald County Schools! ⬇️ Students in the high school’s Supervised Business Experience class got their first look at what is going to be a student-designed and operated coffee shop! ☕️ The project is in partnership with the McDonald County Student Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber recently remodeled its office on Pineville’s square, leaving space for a coffee shop that will be designed and run by the SBE students. 👍 The project is being funded by a grant from T-Mobile awarded to the Student Chamber. Students took pictures, measured, and dreamed about what this space could look like. Their next task is to draw out concepts of the shop. They’ll be back for another visit for more ideas in a couple of weeks! 👀 We’ll be watching and waiting for a great cup of coffee! 😋 Just another way McDonald County Schools are making a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤 #MacCountyStrong #WeAreMacCounty #StudentRunCoffeeShop #Coffee #CoffeeShop #SomethingGreatIsBrewing
👏 We sure appreciate it when our local businesses kick in to help our teachers plan for success! Our friends with First Community Bank donated academic planners for all teachers, paraprofessionals, and substitute teachers throughout McDonald County Schools! 📝 These planners will help teachers all year long as they plan out their lessons to make sure kids are getting the best education possible. 👍 If you see someone from FCB, tell them thanks for helping us make a difference in every child, every day, whatever it takes! ❤️🖤 #MacCountyStrong #WeAreMacCounty #FirstCommunityBank #AcademicPlanner #PlanForSuccess
☝️ 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 email@example.com 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.