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November 13, 2018
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.
Major Saver Discount Card Fundraiser Nov. 14-29
The 2018 Major Saver Discount Card campaign for the Republic School District will take place November 14-29th! Please consider purchasing a Major Saver card from a Republic EC, elementary or RMS student! You can also purchase at https://www.majorsaver.com/cards/. The cards are only $15 and are loaded with tons of great local offers! Proceeds benefit Republic School District and the Republic Community Foundation.

Thanksgiving Break November 21, 22 & 23
The Republic School District will be closed for Thanksgiving Break on November 21-23. For families in need of childcare, Cub Care through the STRIPES 360 program will be available for kindergarten through 8th grade students on Wednesday, November 21 only.  CLICK HERE for more information.
Thank you!
Thanks for participating in our annual K-12 patron survey (EC watch for yours next week)! Results are currently being evaluated. These results along with action steps will be shared with you in December. 
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:

Congratulations to our 2019 All-State Choir members from Republic High School! 24 students are chosen each year from our district to attend the Missouri All-State Choir in January at the Missouri Music Educators Convention. These students go through two very vigorous audition procedures to be eligible to attend. Steven Brymer (left) and Megan Sly (middle) were selected for All-State Choir. Max Wood (right) was chosen as an alternate for the event. In addition, Megan Sly was chosen to attend the Missouri State Music Reading Bee to be held simultaneously with All-State choir. This suggests she received a perfect score on the music reading portion of the audition process!

NOVEMBER 11: Earlier today our Schofield Elementary friends celebrated Veterans Day by inviting local veterans to join them for donuts and SandArt creating! Together they made red, white and blue sand stars! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the fun! #repmoproud #proudtobeanamerican

NOVEMBER 8:  Did you know all of the clothing donations received for the Price Tag, a free clothing store open to all district elementary students inside Price Elementary, are laundered before they are available for students to shop? Yesterday, our Price bus drivers volunteered to take all of our current clothing donations and launder them after their morning routes. Our clothing store now has several items ready for shopping thanks to their time and kindness! #repmoproud
Lyon, Price and Sweeny families, make plans to join us for FREE shopping on November 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

NOVEMBER 7: We had some exciting visitors today at Price Elementary! As many of you may be aware, Aubrey Thrasher is a Price Elementary student and has been a cancer patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for the last year. (We are happy to report that Aubrey is doing well, by the way!) A few weeks ago Aubrey and her family were approached by St. Judes to be part of their Thanksgiving week special on the Today Show Aubrey and her family were flown out to New York City to do some filming and for some fun! As a follow-up, the Today Show reached out to Price Elementary late yesterday evening asking if they could send a camera crew to capture Aubrey at school. Therefore, this afternoon we hosted a team from the Today Show and St. Jude! We want to commend our students on their awesome behavior and our Price team for their flexibility during the visit of the Today Show and St. Jude! #repmoproud

We are INCREDIBLY #REPMOPROUD of our students and employees! For "Socktober" they collected 3882 pairs of new socks to be donated to local charitable organizations in our area! They also had a fun time with this kindness challenge by wearing crazy socks throughout the month. Thank you to everyone who participated, we love your BIG HEARTS!

Holiday Assistance Programs
October RepMO Hero Nominees
We are thrilled to present to you the October RepMO Hero nominees for the month of October! These individuals are being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of students and fellow teammates. It is a pleasure to call each of you RepMO Tigers!

EC: Autumn Baker, ECSE Teacher
Lyon: Yvonne Heath, Special Education Teacher (not pictured)
McCulloch: Austin Baker, 4th Grade Teacher
Price: Kris Luginbill, Process Coordinator
Schofield: Pam Sims, Special Education Teacher
Sweeny: Amy Skeans, Kindergarten Teacher
RMS: Brandon Weldy, 6th Grade PE Teacher
RHS: Stacey Buck, Special Education Teacher
CO/CIA: Jennie Ritter, Elementary Curriculum Specialist

Bus Drivers and Substitutes Needed

District & Community Events for more visit Peachjar

Republic Christmas Parade November 17
The annual Republic Kiwanis Christmas Parade that travels down Main Street will take place on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The 2018 theme is "The Spirit of Giving". Line-up begins at 9:00 a.m. at the corner of Hines and Hampton. No sign-up necessary and it's free to participate. Santa is always a highlight and will be available at the end of the parade for children.
Upcoming Dates
November 15: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Central Office
November 16: K-8 End of Progress 2
November 20: K-8 Progress Reports Distributed
November 21-23: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: RHS End of Progress 5

**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