March 18, 2019
QuickNews TV: You Be The Government
JTSD Students are acting as the three branches of government to pass a "law" that will allow them to have a classroom pet.
Expansion of Century Elementary and How that Will Directly Impact the Spring Manor Neighborhood
The district has received questions regarding the expansion of Century Elementary and how that will directly impact the Spring Manor neighborhood.

In an initial drawing of the Century expansion, part of the expanded school drive included a connection to Gasconade Street. This connection was due to initial requirements for emergency vehicle access. The district was not planning to route school traffic through the Spring Manor neighborhood. The access would have been closed off with a gate or barrier and only opened during an emergency.

However, the district has been able to remove this connection in our current plans, which is reflected in the updated graphic.

The district will develop final plans after the passage of the April 2 ballot issues. If plans change and we would be required to connect to Gasconade Street, it would only be for emergency vehicle access. The district will communicate with those in Spring Manor if this changes, but the goal is to work not to have a connection at all.
Ballot Issue Community Meetings
We would like to invite you to one of the upcoming community forums on the April 2 ballot issues. You can also find a video, full details, and frequently asked questions at  www.nixabondissue.net .
 
  • Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m. (hosted by NJH and NHS PTA): Nixa High School lecture hall on 3rd floor. Enter through Door 17 on the south side of the school and take the stair or elevator to the 3rd floor lecture hall. This meeting will include a school board candidate forum.
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 7 a.m.: Community Room at Faught Administration Center. Park in the back of the building and enter through the Community Room entrance.
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 9 a.m.: Community Room at Faught Administration Center. Park in the back of the building and enter through the Community Room entrance.
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m.: Community Room at Faught Administration Center. Park in the back of the building and enter through the Community Room entrance.
  • Tuesday, March 26 at 6:30 p.m. (hosted by Espy and Inman PTA): Nixa High School library. Enter through front of high school and library is just to the right past the office.. This meeting will include a school board candidate forum.

As always you can email any questions you have to  gearlloden@nixaschools.net  or  zacrantz@nixaschools.net .
Submit Your Bid to Cater our State of the Community Dinner
Nixa Public Schools is looking for catering bids for the State of the Community Dinner. For those interested, please download the RFP at  www.nixapublicschools.net/bidsandnotices.
 
Questions should be directed to  zacrantz@nixaschools.net.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day
Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in every 700 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most common chromosomal condition. About 6,000 babies with Down syndrome are born in the United States each year.

Staff and students are encouraged to wear crazy socks on March 21 in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day and "See the Ability" in everyone! Why crazy socks? To get people talking, learning, and asking questions about Down syndrome.
Artwork Selected for National Showcase
Congratulations to Nixa High School student Maria Biondo whose drawing was selected to be showcased at the National Art Education Association Conference in Boston!
Inman Intermediate Recognized for Behavior Pilot and PD Practices
Inman Intermediate was highlighted in the March PBIS newsletter for their behavior pilot and PD practices. Inman was also named one of three southwest exemplary schools!
Brenda Rantz Named SBJ's Top Local Financial Officer
Congratulations to Brenda Rantz who was named Springfield Business Journal's 2019 "Top Local Financial Officer." She will be honored at a reception in May with at SBJ's Dynamic Dozen awards ceremony.
Nixa's Bass Fishing Teams Qualify for National Tournament
Brady House and Justin McCarthy landed a 6.59 lb. largemouth bass at the National Youth Fishing Association tournament and placed 17th for the day. Jason Tinker brought three largemouth bass to the scales weighting a total of 6.35 lbs, resulting in an 18th place finish. Both teams have qualified for the Bass Federation National Tournament that will be held this summer in Alabama.
District Solo/Ensemble Contest Sends 60 NHS Students to State
During the District Solo/Ensemble contest, Nixa High School received 1 ratings sending 60 students to the State competition that will take place in April. Click here to download the full list of students that will be competing in the State competition.
Nixa Junior High's Regional Spelling Bee Winner is...
Meghana Nakkanti won the regional spelling bee in Rolla and will advance to the national spelling bee in Washington D.C. in May. Congratulations, Meghana!
Nixa in the News
Stop by the Christian Associates Thrift Store to shop 
or donate unwanted furniture, clothes, household items, and more.
Athletic Scores and Upcoming Games
Monday, March 18

Men's Track and Field at University of Central Missouri Meet: TBA
Women's Track and Field at University of Central Missouri Meet: TBA
Baseball vs. Strafford: 4:30 p.m.
JV Baseball vs. Strafford: 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 19

Men's Track and Field vs. Throwers Meet: 3:30 p.m.
Women's Track and Field vs. Throwers Meet: 3:30 p.m.
Baseball at Webb City: 4:30 p.m.
Freshman Baseball at Kickapoo: 4:30 p.m.
JV Women's Soccer vs. Glendale: 5 p.m.
Varsity Women's Soccer vs. Glendale: 6:30 p.m.
JV Baseball at Webb City: 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 21

Baseball at Logan-Rogersville: 4:30 p.m.
JV Baseball at Logan-Rogersville: 7 p.m.

Friday, March 22

Men's Track and Field vs. HS/JH Time Trial: 3:30 p.m.
Women's Track and Field vs. HS/JH Time Trial: 3:30 p.m.
JV Womens Soccer at Rock Bridge: 5 p.m.
Varsity Women's Soccer at Rock Bridge: 6:30 p.m.


For more scores and upcoming games visit NixaAthletics.net