Tuesday, December 10, 2019
School Calendar
Dates to Remember

12/13 Middle School “Neon” Winter Dance
12/17 Filing for school board opens
12/18 Board of Education Meeting
12/20 Intermediate & Primary Holiday Parties
12/20 Early Dismissal at 12:30, Winter Break begins
12/23 - 1/3 Winter Break
12/28 Coach Koeneke & HHS Baseball Program Reception
1/6   School Resumes, Beginning of 3rd Quarter

For more information on events and to view flyers, visit the school website or download the free Hallsville Schools' app available in the Google Play and the iTunes App Store .
School Board Filing
Interested in serving on the board? 

The Hallsville R-IV School District encourages qualified persons, interested in running for a position on the Board of Education, to file to be a candidate in the April 7, 2020 election. Interested persons may file at the superintendent’s office located at 421 E. Highway 124, Hallsville, Missouri. For more information contact Board secretary, Nan Berkbuegler, at 573-696-5512 ext. 310.  

Filing will begin on December 17, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. and will continue during the district’s regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Filings will not occur on days that the school district is closed due to inclement weather. Filings will also not occur on the following holidays and breaks when the school district’s central offices are closed: December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020, and January 20, 2020. Filing will end on January 21, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.  

There are three positions available with three-year terms. Candidates will be listed on the ballot in the order of filing, except for candidates who file a declaration of candidacy prior to 5:00 p.m. on December 17, 2019, the order will be determined by random drawing. The names of those filing on December 17, 2019, will be listed in ascending order of the numbers drawn and ahead of the names of candidates filing on later dates. 
Qualifications include : A school board member must be a U.S. citizen, a resident taxpayer of the district or voter of the district in urban districts, a resident of Missouri for at least one year and at least 24 years of age. Candidates must also be current on state and local taxes; have not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law; are not registered or required to register as a sex offender; and have filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any.

More information on the qualifications and duties of a school board member can be found here and on the Missouri School Board Association ’s website. 
HHS Senior Jade Melton
Signs to the Trinity Valley Community College

Congratulations to HHS Senior Jade Melton on signing to Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas for volleyball. The Lady Cardinals Volleyball team, under the direction of Head Coach Aleah Hayes, recently ended their season with their best conference record in the 10-year history of the program.  
Jade has been an instrumental part of the Hallsville program since she was in 7th grade, and is only the third Hallsville volleyball player to sign to play in college. This season, she helped the team to a 20-7-3 finish and advance to the District Championship game for the first time in Hallsville’s program history.
Jade’s high school career proved to be one of accomplishments and setting records. In addition to being a four year letter recipient, she was named to the Tri-County All Conference volleyball team for three years, named All-District all four years, and has also been recognized to the Columbia Daily Tribune Best of Prep All-Star team for the last two years. Jade also holds the school record for most kills in the following areas: Single Game (17 kills on October 23), Single Day Tournament (55 Kills in the Versailles tournament), Single Season Record (238 kills), and a Career Kill Record of 643.

At TVCC, Jade will complete her Associate Degree in biology before pursuing forensic pathology and science. We look forward to seeing Jade on the court in Texas!    
Sheltered Reality
Intermediate Students Make Music!  

Hallsville Intermediate had a great turnout during the Sheltered Reality parent show held last Wednesday evening. Parents were able to see for themselves a performance from the California, MO group site and have their questions answered and learn about student membership into the program. Sheltered Reality (SR) is a drum group for all ages, and they have practice sites across the Midwest with hundreds of members overall. SR drummers share the goals of (a) being the best you can be, (b) learning to work with others, (c) learning to help empower success in our audiences, and (d) learning to effect positive change in the world.
A total of 12 students signed up to join the program, and they are excited to get the practice site up and running in Hallsville. Each practice site or group receives the same training on the drums, allowing members from different cities and states to perform together at hundreds of shows per year. Members also participate in service projects each month with their local site. The Hallsville site will start practice in January, and they look forward to being able to perform for various audiences.  
If you or your child is interested in learning more about Sheltered Reality, please contact Mrs. Campos, Intermediate School Counselor, at ccampos@hallsville.org or 573-696-5512. You can also learn more about Sheltered Reality here: https://www.sheltered-reality.org
Board of Education 
December Meeting 

The Board of Education will meet in regular session on Wednesday, December 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the HHS Room 222. The Board agenda will be available here when posted.  
Holiday Dress Up Days
Dress up for the holiday! 

Hallsville Primary and Intermediate Schools will have dress-up days starting on Friday, December 13!  

Friday, 12/13 : Pajama Day
Wednesday, 12/18:  Wear your holiday sweater! 
Thursday, 12/19:  Wear your holiday hats!
Friday, 12/20:  Wear your Christmas gear (Intermediate) and reindeer shirts (Primary)! 
Holiday Classroom Parties
December 20

The Primary and Intermediate School will celebrate prior to winter break on the morning of Friday, December 20. Visitors should check in with the office. 

9:00 a.m. Intermediate Classroom Parties
11:45 a.m. Primary Classroom Parties
Happy Holidays from Hallsville Primary
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! 
Enjoy your winter break!
Dismissal on Dec 20 at 12:30 p.m.

School will dismiss for winter break on Friday, December 20 at 12:30 p.m. School resumes for students on Monday, January 6. 

The full district calendar is available on our website and through the free school app. Download the free Hallsville Schools' app available in the Google Play and the iTunes App Store .
School & Community Events
Be Involved!
Hallsville Youth Opportunities & Events

All students in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to participate in the Annual Block Kids Contest on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Block Kids Building Competition is a national award-winning program that introduces children to the construction industry in an effort to create awareness and promote careers in the industry. This free event is sponsored by the Central Missouri Chapter #341 of the National Association of Women in Construction. For more information on the program and national level of this program, click here .  

Join the Runge Nature Center in December to participate in a wide range of events and activities from wreath making to archery. All events are free, however, registration is required for most events. You can preview the flyer of events on Peachjar (link above) or register for events here .
All events listed above can be viewed on Peachjar by clicking the purple event title. You can view all Peachjar flyers here or by individual building here.
If you would like your community event or student club posted on Peachjar and on the ENews, please email communications@hallsville.org .
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Resources

Join Hallsville 4-H on Saturday, December 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. for a free breakfast with Santa! The breakfast will take place at the Hallsville Fairgrounds. In addition to breakfast and a visit from Santa, kids can also make reindeer food. 

Join Hallsville Boy Scout Troop 13 on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for their Holiday Craft and Bake Sale Fundraiser. Crafts sold are handmade from real, re-repurposed wood by local boy scouts. The event takes place at the Hallsville United Methodist Church. 

City of Hallsville Donation Drive 
The City of Hallsville annually collects donations to purchase clothing and toys for local families in need. If you are interested in making a donation or purchasing items, please contact City Hall at 573-696-3885. Donations and gifts are requested by Friday, December 13 to give the elves enough time to go shopping! 

The City of Hallsville is supplying food to those in need on Saturday, December 21 from 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at City Hall, while supplies last. To arrange delivery or to be added to the pickup list, please call City Hall at 573-696-3885. Those signed up will take priority.  

You can visit the Bookmobile on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at City Hall from 1:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. For new families to our district, you can also reserve and pick-up books from the Lockers-To-Go located at Prengers.  

The Hallsville Food Pantry will take place on Monday, December 23 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Hallsville Baptist Church. Food is provided at no cost for families in need. Please see the above link for what to bring. Dates for each month are also posted on the district’s calendar which can be found online here or on the app! 

You can view all Peachjar flyers here or by individual building here.

If you would like your community event or student club posted on Peachjar and on the ENews, please email communications@hallsville.org.
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421 East Highway 124
Hallsville, MO 65255

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