We see a slight change in COVID Levels across the McDonald County School District as one school drops to Level 0 while another hits Level 1. See the accompanying graphic for the latest numbers and explanations.
25 days ago, Ken Schutten
COVID Levels 9/17/21
As part of Homecoming week, several McDonald County High School students returned to their "home" schools to welcome kids to class for the day. Here's a look at some of the students from around the District. Go Mustangs!
28 days ago, Ken Schutten
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McDonald County School District to Hire Eight New Health Aide Positions Pandemic creates the need for more help in schools McDonald County, MO – The McDonald County R-1 School District is adding staff to help address a growing health need across the county. The District is hiring eight new health aide positions to help with extra work in each school building due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School officials say these positions will be working under the direction of the district's RN's to ensure full coverage of health services at each campus. The RNs will train the health staff regarding school health protocols and procedures. Each new staff will need to be CPR certified. With the continuation of the pandemic, District leaders say the schools need to be able to provide full-time coverage of their health offices and not ask the staff working in those areas to divide their attention with other job assignments not related to health care. The additional staffing is a change for the district. Many of the elementary schools across the district did have dedicated health staff several years ago. However, due to budget constraints, those positions were combined with other secretarial duties. Now, with COVID relief money coming in from state and federal sources, the district is able to budget for these positions. According to school leaders, these new health aide workers will be able to help students by being able to address health their health care issues in a timely manner. This will help students receive the care they need when they need it. District officials say they hope to have the positions filled by the October board meeting. To apply for one of these new positions, interested applicants can go to the following link: https://mcdonald.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
28 days ago, Ken Schutten
Another school in the McDonald County School District has made it on the Level 1 Covid list. Noel Primary now joins 5 other schools at Level 1. The other schools in the district remain at Level 0. See accompanying graphic for more information on Levels and their requirements.
28 days ago, Ken Schutten
COVID LEVELS 9/16/21
We've hit midweek in the McDonald County School District, and COVID levels remain the same. Five schools are at Level 1. The rest are at Level 0. See the attached graphic for the latest numbers and their meanings as we monitor the situation.
29 days ago, Ken Schutten
COVID  Levels 9/15/21
Covid levels remain the same throughout the McDonald County School District. Five campuses are at Level 1. The others are at Level 0. See the accompanying graphic for the latest on the levels and more information.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID Levels 9/14/21
COVID numbers continue to fluctuate as we monitor the effects on the McDonald County School District. Five schools across the district are now at Level 1. The other schools are at Level 0. See the accompanying graphic for more information on levels and definitions.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Covid Levels 9.13.21
A slight improvement in COVID levels in McDonald County Schools as Rocky Comfort drops back to Level 0. Four schools remain at Level 1. All others are at Level 0. See accompanying graphic for individual school levels and explanations.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID 9/10/21
Roll up your sleeves to help out our students. The McDonald County High School's National Honor Society is sponsoring a blood drive through the American Red Cross this Thursday, September 16 from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. This is open to the public. Everyone who gives will get a free beverage, snack and t-shirt. More donors means more scholarships for our kids. See the attached flyer for more information. Hope to see you there!
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Blood drive poster
Blood drive tshirt
A slight change in COVID levels in the McDonald County School system. White Rock has now dropped to Level 0 and Southwest City is now at Level 1. All other schools remain the same. See accompanying graphic for more details as we monitor the latest.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID levels 9/9/21
As we continue to monitor COVID levels across the McDonald County School District, we see no change in the campus levels. Five schools are at Level 1. The rest are Level 0. See the accompanying graphic for more details.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID Levels 9/8/21
We are seeing an uptick in COVID levels in the McDonald County School District. Rocky Comfort is now in the Level 1 category. It joins Anderson Elementary, the High School, Noel Elementary and White Rock at Level 1. All other schools remain at Level 0. Keep watching our social media pages and our website for the latest as we continue to monitor the situation.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID Levels 9/7/21
Thank you to SFC Eric Corcoran of the Missouri National Guard for donating and displaying 13 American flags at Mustang Stadium. Corcoran says they pay honor not only service members who recently died in battle but also to all those who have and will sacrifice for our freedom!
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Thirteen flags
No change in COVID levels for McDonald County Schools. Four campuses remain at Level 1. The rest stay at Level 0. See the chart for individual school levels and explanations. We continue to monitor the situation and will keep you up to date with the latest information.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID Levels 9/2/21
Hey Mustang Nation! Just a quick reminder there is no school on Monday, September 6, in honor of the Labor Day holiday. Thanks for everyone's hard work. Now let's take the day off to celebrate! Enjoy your long weekend!
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Labor Day
Check out the McDonald County Press and the article about the butterfly garden at Anderson Middle School. Just another way teachers in McDonald County Schools are using creative ways to make a difference in every kid, every day, whatever it takes!
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
butterfly garden in the news
As we start September, we are seeing COVID levels holding steady in the McDonald County School District. See the accompanying graphic for more information on school levels and explanations. We continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Covid Levels 9/1/21
We are seeing no increase in COVID levels across the McDonald County School District. Four schools remain at Level 1 while the rest are at Level 0. Please see the chart for school status and level explanations. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
COVID levels 8/31/21
How can butterflies and flowers make a difference in a kid's life? Find out soon as the McDonald County Press features the Anderson Middle School's butterfly garden! Just another way McDonald County Schools are impacting every student, every day, whatever it takes!
about 1 month ago, Ken Schutten
Butterfly on plant
flowers
We see a slight change in the COVID levels in the McDonald County School District. Noel Elementary is now at Level 1 on the COVID Engagement List. All other buildings remain the same. See the chart to learn more about each building status and level description.
about 2 months ago, Ken Schutten
COVID levels 8/30/21