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December 11, 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.
Winter Break
The Republic School District will be closed for Winter Break on December 24-January 1. In addition, students will not attend school on Wednesday, January 2 for a teacher work day. The second semester will begin on Tuesday, January 3. For families in need of childcare, Cub Care through the STRIPES 360 program will be available for kindergarten through 8th grade students on limited days throughout this break.  CLICK HERE for more information.
State Assessment Individual Student Reports
Each spring students across the district participate in state assessments. We have been notified by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) that Individual Student Reports (ISR) are available. On December 14 individual student reports will be distributed to students who are currently in grades 4-9 that completed the MAP-GLA assessment last spring. A guide to interpreting your child's results will be included. 

In addition, individual student reports for the Missouri Assessment Program End-of-Course exams taken in the spring of 2018 have been received by the district. These reports along with information regarding how to read the results will be distributed to students in grades 10-12 on December 14. Please contact Dr. Debbie Yonke, District Test Coordinator (732-3605, extension 6010) if you have any questions.

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 the RHS cheer team for winning their division at regionals and gaining a bid to nationals in Orlando! #repmoproud     

Click to Watch!
DECEMBER 6:  We are SO 
EXCITED to share that Schofield Elementary's Mrs. Neufeld has been named a Golden Apple Winner by Ozarks Fox! She was nominated for being an outstanding teacher in our area and has been awarded with a $250 gift card from BluCurrent Credit Union! We are so #repmoproud of you, Mrs. Neufeld and are thankful to call you a RepMO Tiger! 
Students across the district are participating in the Hour of Code along with 700 million
 others across the world! The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to  computer science,  designed to demystify "code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science! Pictured are Mrs. Maynard's first graders at Lyon participating in Hour of Code! For more visit https://hourofcode.com/us. #repmoproud

2015 Republic High School graduate, Parker Nelson visited RMS before Thanksgiving Break. Parker is currently a student at the United States Naval Academy. He is a First Class Midshipman and a Second Platoon Commander. Parker will graduate in May 2019 with a degree in Operations Research. His service assignment upon graduation will be with nuclear submarines. Parker spent his day at RMS speaking to all 6th grade social studies classes about his experiences as well as leadership skills and goal setting. Parker was also recognized at the Winter Pep Assembly. Thank you for your service to our country and community! #repmoproud 
November RepMO Hero Nominees
Congratulations to these individuals for being chosen as RepMO Hero Nominees for the month of November! These district team members are being recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to serve students and teammates. We're so lucky to call them ours! 

EC: Kristi Barnes, ECSE paraprofessional
Lyon: Tarynn Goddard, SPED  paraprofessional
McCulloch: Carol Lawson, instructional aide
Price: Dawn Myers, secretary
Schofield: Becky Fuller, cook
Sweeny: Diana Wheeler, head cook
RMS: Melissa Saner, nurse assistant 
RHS: Robert Duncan, school resource officer
CO/CIA: Renae Kramar, CIA secretary
Transportation: Barb Kessen, secretary
STRIPES 360: Ashlee Liska, director
IT/Maint/Cust: Jon Davis, school resource officer
Bus Drivers and Substitutes Needed

District & Community Events for more visit Peachjar


Upcoming Dates
December 20: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at Central Office
December 21: End of First Semester
December 24-January 1: Winter Break
January 2: No school for students, Teacher Work Day
January 3: Second semester begins
January 4: K-12 Grade Cards Distributed
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