Thursday, September 10, 2020
School Calendar
Dates to Remember

Wednesday, September 16: Board of Education Meeting
Monday, September 21: School Picture Day
Friday, September 25: No School, Faculty PLC Day
Community Needs Survey 
We Want to Hear From You! 

Boone County Schools Mental Health Coalition wants to hear from you! They are surveying households in Boone County. The purpose of this survey is to help inform schools and the community about your current concerns and needs given school closures in the Spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please take a moment to answer each question as best you can. All of your answers are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you. Your answers will help guide school and community efforts to meet the needs of families and youth in Boone County. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will find a link to a list of several helpful local resources; places to find assistance for your family. 

School Picture Day
Monday, September 21

School Picture Day is Monday, September 21! School photos are used on IDs, in our student information system, in the yearbook, and for media releases. All in-seat and virtual students will have the opportunity to have their picture taken.  Due to Inter-State safety precautions this year, all orders must be completed online at using an electronic check, debit card, credit card, or PayPal. Online order codes for each school are listed below: 

  • Hallsville Primary School (PreK-2): 50145CB
  • PreK Students: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. 
  • Hallsville Intermediate School (3-5): 50135NB
  • Hallsville Middle School (6-8): 50140DB
  • Hallsville High School (9-12): 49771FB  

All virtual students are invited to Hallsville Primary School from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. to have their picture taken. They may enter through the gymnasium lobby. Only students will be allowed to enter the building. You can order online using the same building codes above. 
Congratulations, Mrs. Briedwell
Awarded $500 Grant

Congratulations to Mrs. Briedwell, Hallsville Primary & Intermediate Media Center Specialist, for receiving a $500 grant from Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation! The Foundation provided a minimum of 112 $500 grants to Missouri teachers across the state this year to fund resources, leadership, research, or materials for the classroom. Mrs. Briedwell, the only Boone County teacher to apply this year, focused her application on exploring diversity and creating empathy by adding books to the elementary libraries that reflect a more diverse race, family situations, and culture. Mrs. Briedwell stated, “Through exposure to a variety of children’s literature I would like our students to understand unfamiliar ideas and different points of view that can lead to discussions about heritage, culture, socioeconomic status, stereotyping, and racism. Through understanding, students can become more empathetic.
The books purchased with the grant will be purposefully introduced to students during special classes as part of the curriculum. “I do not want the multicultural & diverse books to be focused solely on the fact that they are multicultural, but to be part of the library curriculum like reading a historical fiction book and introducing that genre. I, personally, want to be intentional about introducing these books, but I want the students to feel it is a natural introduction.” Thank you Mrs. Briedwell for expanding the world of our students through great literature!
Hallsville App
Stay Connected!
Download two FREE apps to stay updated with the school and your child’s grade book.

Hallsville App: Push notifications and school information is available at your fingertips with our FREE school app! Current features include: 

  • School closings and event notifications
  • District Calendar
  • School Menus & Meal Payment
  • News stream
  • Staff Directory
  • Peachjar
  • Athletic Information & more!


Tyler SIS App
Student & Parent Portal
Tyler SIS App: Our student information systems (SIS) offers a free app where you can easily view student grades, attendance, course schedules, and meal service balances. The app can be downloaded from the iTunes Store or Google Play. When you first install Tyler SIS Student 360, you will be asked to login as a Staff Member, Parent, or Student. This app streamlines all student information in one place. Parents and students are encouraged to download it to stay connected and updated on classwork.

GET THE SIS STUDENT 360 APP: iTunes Google Play
Thank you Hallsville PTO!
Supporting our Students

Thank you to the Hallsville PTO for their $30,000 donation to purchase additional playground equipment at Hallsville Primary! The donation was presented last year to the Board of Education, and the new playground was installed at the end of last school year. The new playground structure was selected after receiving feedback from teachers who took into consideration second-grade students moving to the primary school this fall. Thank you again Hallsville PTO for your continued support of our students! 
Return to School Plans
Creating a Safe Learning Environment

As we complete our first few weeks of the new school year, we would like to thank each of you for the important role you play in helping our students get back to school. The partnership between parents and schools will continue to be vital to the success of our students.

Please continue to complete the COVID-19 Preventative Parent Checklist daily and notify your child’s building level secretary if your child is going to be absent due to illness or appointments. Building level principals should be notified ifan absence is potentially related to COVID-19. 

Fall Return to School Plans have been updated with additional information included in the “Nursing: Monitoring, Screening, And Triage” section.  Please take time to review the changes so that we can continue to provide a safe learning environment for our students and staff. If your family is experiencing a COVID-10 related situation, please make sure you communicate this with your child’s administration. We are all in this together! 
Board of Education 
September Meeting

The regular monthly meeting of the Hallsville R-IV Board of Education is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16 in the secondary cafeteria. During board meetings, individual members of the Board of Education and the Superintendent are regular participants in an open public meeting. Other individuals, most frequently administrators and employees of the District, may be scheduled to make presentations as indicated on the agenda.

When an agenda for the meeting is released, it can be found here. More information on Public Participation can be found here.
School & Community Events
Be Involved!
Hallsville Youth Opportunities & Events

Hallsville Optimist Trailblazers Cross Country registration is now open for students 6-14 years of age! The season will consist of 5-6 meets in Central Missouri. Practices will begin on Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in front of the Bob Lemone Building. More information can be found on the Hallsville Optimist Trailblazers Facebook page.  

Boys in grades 1st through 5th are invited to join Hallsville Cub Scout Pack 12. They will have a kick-off meeting on Tuesday, September 15 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Hallsville United Methodist Church. More information can be found on the Hallsville Pack 12 Facebook page or by calling Cub Master, Adam Riley, at 573-289-3985. 

The Missouri Bicentennial Commission is holding a poster competition for students in grades 3-12* with the theme of “Sharing Missouri’s Stories — Past, Present and Future” September 10 through October 10. 

Students can submit their artwork to their building librarian who will then deliver them to Daniel Boone Regional Library. Students must also fill out the online form. Winning designs from each of the DBRL libraries will be submitted to the State Historical Society of Missouri with the potential of becoming a winning design for the state celebration.

*Grade determined by the 2019-2020 school year.
Upcoming Events
Community Events & Resources

Compass Health Network and Family Health Center are offering a free COVID-19 testing event on Friday, September 11. Although no doctor’s order is required, you must register and make an appointment. More information can be found online here

The Food Bank of Central & Northeast Missouri is providing food at no charge to those in need. The Hallsville Drive Up Pantry is scheduled on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Hallsville Baptist Church. Please contact the church at 573-696-3621 the third week of the month to set up an appointment. 

Check out the Hallsville Farmers & Artisans Market on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Tribble Park. Shop for local fresh produce, beef, herbs, jellies, elderberry juice, bath products, and more! 
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Hallsville School District
421 East Highway 124
Hallsville, MO 65255

Phone: 573-696-5512
Fax: 573-696-1605
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