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January 8, 2019
In This Issue


Below you will find news and information about the Republic School District. As a reminder, regular issues of Tiger Talk will be distributed on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month during the school year. Two summer issues in June and July will be distributed as well.
January 21: No School for MLK Day if No Snow Days
On Monday, January 21 there will be no school for students in observance of MLK Day. However, if there is a snow day between now and the 21st, this date will be used for a make-up day. Cub Care is available for students in kindergarten through 8th grade. CLICK HERE for details. 

Winter Weather Notification Information 
With winter weather season upon us, please take note of the below ways district patrons and employees will be notified of school being canceled.
  • Voice call and text message (It's important for us to send both to reach all patrons.) Be sure you have opted-in to receive texts from us! Details on this can be found HERE.
  • District website
  • Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Local media announcement
We encourage our families to have a plan in place for potential school cancellations. Keep in mind that the Winter Escape program via STRIPES 360 is an option for our families. ( CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION)

Also, it is important to review our district calendar ( HERE) and take note of the dates that have been scheduled as make-up days for cancellations.

Highlights from Social Media: #repmoproud
As a reminder, you can find Republic School District on Facebook and Twitter! In addition, all buildings and the STRIPES 360 program have a Facebook pages. RMS and RHS also have Twitter accounts. Check them out! Here are a few highlights:
CLICK to watch!

Construction of the roundabout near the M Highway entrance of RHS is set to begin later this spring. We are very excited and thankful for this road improvement, which we feel will provide a safer entry and exit to Republic High School. For more, check out this story from KY3. #repmoproud

CLICK to watch!
DECEMBER 20:  RHS English students were asked to identify a community hero and complete a project surrounding that individual. Several of those students chose Superintendent, Dr. Wistrom as their hero and we had a fun surprise celebration for him! We even had a guest "RepMO Man" join us (aka Board of Education Secretary, Todd Wojciechowski)! Check out this video of the surprise followed up by a series of interviews done by the students. We are so thankful Dr. Wistrom is a RepMO Tiger! #repmoproud

SURPRISE!!! Destiny Church and One Sole Purpose are at it again! This time Santa and his elves provided a new pair of Converse tennis shoes to ALL SCHOFIELD STUDENTS!!! It was another magical day thanks to the kindness of these community partners! This year nearly 1000 pairs of new shoes went home with students from McCulloch and Schofield. We are so thankful for all who made this possible! #repmoproud

Friday was a very special day at McCulloch Elementary! Thanks to Destiny Church and One Sole Purpose, EVERY SINGLE STUDENT received a new pair of Converse tennis shoes!!! That's over 500 pairs of shoes for our kiddos! THANK YOU to everyone who made today possible!!! #repmoproud CLICK HERE FOR MORE PHOTOS!
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This story exemplifies the true meaning of #REPMOPROUD! Mrs. Buchanan's 7th grade PRIDE class came together and surprised their classmate, Olin, with a Christmas party to lift his spirits as this will be the first holiday without his dad who passed away in April. We're thankful for the leadership of these students and Mrs. Buchanan who went above and beyond to brighten their classmate's day! 

Last night was a very special evening in our community...the 10th annual Shop with a Hero event! Thanks to the generosity of donors, including our own staff members, 112 Republic students were able to go Christmas shopping with a hero from the Republic Police Department, Republic Fire Department, Greene County Sheriff's Office, Brookline Fire Department, West Republic Fire Department, Cox EMS, Battlefield Police Department, our own district School Resource Officers, RHS JROTC cadets, nurses from Mercy and doctors from Jordan Valley Community Health Center. Each child got to spend $125 any way they wanted, and also received a free pass for the Republic Aquatic Center in 2019. THANK YOU to everyone who made this event possible!!! #repmoproud
December RepMO Hero Nominees
We are incredibly #repmoproud to call these teammates Republic Tigers! They work incredibly hard each and every day to help us meet our mission of "preparing each student for a successful future." Congratulations to these individuals for being chosen as RepMO Hero Nominees for the month of December!

EC: Linse Hawks, Speech Language Pathologist
Lyon: Amy Summers, Librarian
McCulloch: Amy Kendrick, SPED teacher
Price: Anita Pipkin, Music teacher
Schofield: Kayla Owen, 3rd grade teacher
Sweeny: Gretchen Davis, SPED teacher
RMS: Justin Bennett, 8th grade ELA Teacher
RHS: David Krudwig, Theatre Teacher
CIA/CO: MaryAnne H'Doubler, K-8 Numeracy Specialist
Bus Drivers and Substitutes Needed

District & Community Events for more visit Peachjar

CLICK on the image for a registration form.

CLICK on the image to order tickets.

Upcoming Dates
January 18: RHS End of Progress 7
January 21: No school for MLK Day OR 1st Snow Make-Up Day
January 25: RHS Progress 7 Reports Distributed

**Every Friday during the regular school year students are dismissed one hour early for teacher collaboration time. Visit https://www.republicschools.org/fridayearlyrelease 
for details.** 

For additional events and dates, visit the district calendar HERE
For questions or comments please contact me via email or by calling 417-732-3605.

Josey McPhail

Director of Communications
Republic School District