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2020-2021 Top 5 Educator of the Year Finalists
Teachers all across the West Plains School District educate and empower kids of all ages. We've asked parents, students, colleagues, and community members to tell us which teachers have made a difference in their lives or the lives of their children. The district received several excellent nominations, narrowing the list down to the Top 5. Last week, we surprised each finalist with the announcement. A district-level Educator of the Year will be chosen from this wonderful group of educators later this month.

Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for everything you do for our kids!
South Fork Elementary – Devin Wheeler
South Central Career Center – Chris Taylor
West Plains Elementary – Sarah Land
West Plains High School – Nathan Huddleston
West Plains Middle School – Tanya Miller
#ChooseToBeAZizzer - Meet Parker McGinley
Meet Parker McGinley, a Junior at West Plains High School.

Track & Field Records Crushed
Senior Titus Seley broke the javelin throw school record on Tuesday at the West Plains Open track meet. Titus threw 150' to surpass the previous record of 148’11 1/2” set by Ethan Minge in 2017.
West Plains Middle School 7th grade student Jaxon Hunter broke the middle school shot put record with a mark of 45’-3 surpassing the previous record of 41’-3 set by Dugan Pierce in 1991. 
FFA Spring Plant Sale
The FFA crop science class has been busy this spring planting and transplanting to prepare bedding plants for the spring plant sale.

The plant sale is open from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, Thursday, April 8, Tuesday, April 13, and Thursday, April 15. Masks are required and there is a limit of 5 people in the greenhouse at one time. Cash or check only.
Sign up for the 2021 spring and summer camps now. Coaches and sponsors are offering several camps this year. Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar.
View the upcoming camps here. 
(Camp info added as it comes available.)
Preschool & Kindergarten Screenings THIS WEEK
Preschool Screening
Preschool screening for South Fork Elementary and the West Plains Elementary will be held on Friday, April 9, at the West Plains Civic Center. The screenings are by appointment only and are free to any child in the West Plains School District who will be four years old before August 1, 2021.

Kindergarten Screening
Kindergarten screening is free to any child in the West Plains School District who will be five years old before August 1, 2021. Children will have the opportunity to interact with the kindergarten staff and play games that assess their fine and gross motor skills and their language and concept skills.

South Fork Elementary - Friday, April 23 at South Fork. Screenings are by appointment only.
West Plains Elementary - April 7 & 8 at the West Plains Civic Center. Screenings are by appointment only.

To schedule an appointment, call:
West Plains Elementary - 417-256-6158
South Fork Elementary - 417-256-2836

Please provide:
*A Birth Certificate
*Immunization Records
*Proof of Residency
PeachJar Flyers - Upcoming Events, Fundraisers, & Previous Announcements
Our e-flyer service, Peachjar, sends event flyers straight to your email inbox. You may also view the flyers on our district website. Click the Peachjar logo.
Zizzer Softball Team Spreads Awareness for Melanoma
To spread awareness and raise funds to support the Kenslow family, the Zizzer softball team is selling Hope bracelets for $5 each. Contact Ashley Cooley at ashley.cooley@zizzers.org or 417-293-4146 to purchase. 
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