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                                      Volume 4, Issue 2                          2009-20010 Second Quarter Newsletter

                                                          SPOKANE R-VII SCHOOL DISTRICT

                                      A Message from Dr. Depeé
                                      The second quarter is        As the No Child Left       Nixa. We had sixty-
                                      rapidly upon us and          Behind requirements        four 1st through 6th
                                      the year is off to a great   increase, the number       graders participating.
                                      start. The flu bug has       of schools that are able   The feedback I got back
    SPOKANE R-VII SCHOOLS             hit a little sooner than     to achieve this great      from these young men
      167 Kentling Avenue             we had expected. I’ve        feat become fewer and      was very positive. I
    Highlandville, MO 65669           been asked with great        fewer. Out of the 523      would personally like
         417-443-2200                 frequency, ―what is the      public schools in Mis-     to thank all of the par-
                                      cut off number when          souri, only XXX can        ents for their support
        ADMINISTRATION
                                      considering letting out      boast that they have       and time commitment
 Dr. Brent Depeé, Superintendent
 Mrs. Robyn Gordon, Director of       of school for the flu?‖      met all of the AYP re-     and a special thanks to
  Curriculum, Instruction and         20% absenteeism dis-         quirements. This is a      the men that helped
           Assessment                 trict wide is the general    testament to the great     coach; Mike Stone,
 Mrs. Tammy Gunter, Director of       rule of thumb. How-          building administra-       Matt Ray, Toby Essick,
        Special Education             ever, the Department         tors, teachers, support    Clint Collard, Kerry
Mr. Larry Brown, Athletic Director
                                      of Elementary and Sec-       staff, parents, and        Malinowski, and David
          ELEMENTARY                  ondary Education is          community support          Potter. Plans are in the
Ms. Jennifer R. Wheeler, Principal    asking that schools do       that this district has.    work to host practices
 Mrs. Sarah Crabtree, Counselor       everything possible to       Thank you all for your     next year at our Track
         417-443-3361                 keep schools open, de-       commitment and con-        facility next year in-
                                      spite this number. We        tinued support.            stead of traveling to
        MIDDLE SCHOOL                 have had several stu-                                   Nixa.
   Mrs. Pamila Rowe, Principal                                     Our track is now in its
  Ms. Betsy Oglesbee, Counselor
                                      dents out with the flu,
                                      although it has been at      final stages. Hopefully    Lastly, I would like to
         417-443-3506
                                      different schools at dif-    weather permitting, by     get you up to speed on
        HIGH SCHOOL                   ferent times. We are         the time you read this     our Strategic Planning
Mr. Daryl Bernskoetter, Principal     doing everything we          newsletter it will be      Committee. At the end
 Mrs. Deann Short, Counselor          can to help prevent          completed. The money       of last school year, the
        417-443-3502                                               we spent to surface the    committee identified
                                      sickness. We have in-
                                      stalled hand sanitizers      track had been built       that the district needed
      BOARD OF EDUCATION
                                      in every classroom and       into the schools budget    to begin the process of
      Sharon Bishop, President
 Elliott LiaBraaten, Vice-President   office, and we instead       3 years ago. We did        updating our buildings
       Buffey Bolin, Treasurer        of disinfecting class-       have to spend some
     John F. Armitage, Member         rooms weekly, we are         new monies to cor-
       Ryan Wallace, Member                                        rect some drainage
                                      doing this daily as well
    Dwayne Bradford, Member                                        issues, but hopefully
      Clayton Cooper, Member          with our busses.
                                                                   these monies will be
Regular Monthly Board Meetings        For the fourth year in a     recouped later.
are held on the third Monday of       row, our school has
 each month at 6:00 p.m. in the       met Missouri’s Ade-          The Spokane Mighty
Highlandville Elementary School                                    Mites completed their
             library.
                                      quate Yearly Progress
                                      (AYP) requirements.          second season at
                                      The Owl Feather                                                             Page 2

       Middle School                        2010 Census in the Schools, It’s in Our Hands
         Calendar
                                      By Haya El Nasser, USA     formation to their par-      their families. "Historically,
           November                   TODAY                      ents."                       Head Start families have
Character Word: Courage                                          The school effort is more
                                                                                              been undercounted and
                                      Anyone tempted to ignore                                that has a negative effect
2 - District PDC Meeting 3:45 @       the 2010 Census will       ambitious than in 2000,      on their communities."
          HS                          have a tough time doing    the last time the govern-
3 - PIE Meeting 5:30                  it — especially if they    ment set out to count        Between January and
6 - Reading Counts Due                have kids in school.       everyone. At that time,      March, the Census Bureau
                                                                 teachers had to request      will help plan a week of
6 - 1st Trimester Classes End                                    the material and it was      Census education in
                                      The government has
9 - 2nd Trimester Classes Begin       launched Census in         available only in print.     schools. During Census
10 - Athletic Award Night 6:00pm      Schools, an all-out cam-   Now, the kits and lessons    Week, teachers will devote
10 - Progress Reports go home         paign targeting superin-   will arrive in every         15 minutes every day for
10 - Veteran’s Day Parade in          tendents, principals,      school and lesson plans      five days to the topic by
          Branson                     teachers, students and,    can be downloaded            discussing such things as
                                      indirectly, parents, as    online, where they will      civic participation, confi-
11 - Picture Retakes                                             be available in 28 lan-      dentiality or geography.
                                      schools open across the
13 - BETA Club meets during           nation this month and      guages.                      Beginning in mid-March,
          Homeroom                    next. The message: The                                  more than 120 million
14 - High School Cheerleaders go      Census is coming and       The Constitution man-        Census questionnaires will
to        State Competition (MS       here's why everyone        dates a complete popula-     be delivered to residential
          Cheerleaders will attend)   should care.               tion count every 10          addresses.
16 - School Board Meeting 6:00 @
          Elementary             The goal is                                                                 The Census
                                 to send
17 - Skate night / Dodge Ball night                                                                          Bureau is
          @ Skateland            posters,                                                                    partnering
19 – 21Theatre Department        teaching                                                                    with Sesame
          Musical                guides,
                                 maps and
                                                                                                             Street to
25 – 27 No School Thanksgiving                                                                               extend the
          Break!!!               lesson
                                 plans to                                                                    2010 Cen-
             December            every                                                                       sus message
                                 school in                                                                   to pre-
 Character Word: Concern the nation,
                                                                                                             schoolers
1 - PIE Meeting 5:30             Puerto Rico and U.S. is-        years. The tally — down      and adult caregivers. Un-
                                 land territories to en-         to the city block — helps
2 - Artist in Residence Assembly                                                              der consideration: Using
(Ann Meese)                      courage everyone to par-        redraw political bounda-
                                 ticipate in the national        ries and determine states'   Sesame Street characters on
2 - Progress Reports                                                                          Census materials and hav-
                                 count. The materials will       representation in Con-
7 - Academic Meet @ Galena       land in more than               gress and the distribution   ing characters participate
11 - Reading Counts Due          118,000 schools and             of more than $400 billion    in school events and public
11 - BETA Club meeting during    reach 56 million stu-           in federal funds to state    service announcements.
          homeroom               dents.                          and local governments
14 - MS Choir / Band Concert                                     every year.
         6:30pm @ HS                  "It's great to reach the                                The 2010 Census form
14 - Academic Meeting @ Spokane       children because chil-     "It's extremely important    is the easiest census
                                      dren are such strong       for us," says Michael
15 - Skate / Dodgeball Night 6 - 8                                                            form to fill out in the his-
                                      voices in their homes,"    McGrady, associate di-
18 - End of 2nd Quarter/ 1st Semes-   says Renee Jefferson-      rector for partnership       tory of the program. 10
ter                                   Copeland, chief of the     development at the Na-       questions; 10 minutes.
18 - ½ day for students / all day     Census schools program.    tional Head Start Associa-   Forms must be filled out
for teachers                          "In households that are    tion, which promotes         and mailed in the pro-
21 - School Board Meeting 6:00 @      linguistically isolated,   school readiness for low-    vided prepaid envelope
Elementary                            they can express the in-   income children and          by April 1, 2010.
21 – Jan 1 Christmas Break
    Volume 4, Issue 2                                                                                              Page 3

 Spokane Yearbook Staff Selling Grad Ads for Seniors Message, continued
Hello, Parent or Guardian            1/2 page ad — $100        If you choose to send            and address our growth.
of 2010 Seniors!                 (holds 4 pictures and text)   hardcopies, please label         At our first meeting of
                                                               the backs of your pictures       this school year, we nar-
Wouldn’t you like the op-        Reserve your spot in the      with your name, your stu-        rowed this list down and
portunity to show your           2009 Spokane Owl Year-        dent’s name, and your            identified that the Middle
senior just how much he          book by filling out the       address so that your             School needed the most
or she has meant to you?         form below, detaching it,     memories won't be lost.          updating. Specific plans
The Spokane Owl Year-            and returning the infor-      All pictures will be re-         have not been formu-
book is an excellent place       mation requested. Please      turned once the ads have         lated, but that is where
to showcase how proud            enclose your check, writ-     been completed. Please           the committee is headed
you are of your child!           ten to Spokane High           also let us know if we           in the next two months.
                                 School, as well as the pic-   need to keep the ad confi-       Hopefully by the next
Ad sizes and prices:             tures you want to include     dential to ensure that it is     newsletter (January
                                 with your message. Or,        a surprise to your gradu-        2010) we will have more
    1/6 page ad — $40            you may email your infor-     ate when he or she gets          specifics for our patrons.
(holds 1 picture and text)       mation and pictures to me     the yearbook.
                                 and mail your payment,        Thanks,                          I would love to hear your
    1/3 page ad — $70            addressed to me, to the                                        thoughts on any of these
                                                                  Josh Fillingham,
(holds 2 pictures and text)      high school.                                                   topics or anything else
                                                                  HS Yearbook Advisor           that might be on your
                                                                                                mind! I can always be
                                        (detach here)                                           reached at 443-2200 or
                       Please return grad ad orders by January 15, 2010!                        contacted by email at
                                                                                                depeebrent
Student’s Name: ___________________________________________                                     @spokane.k12.mo.us.
                                                                                                We have a great school
Message Text: (please print or type your message to ensure correctness; feel free to email      and two great communi-
me the message and pictures at fillinghamjosh@spokane.k12.mo.us)                                ties in Highlandville and
__________________________________________________________________________                      Spokane. I want to keep
__________________________________________________________________________                      this school district
__________________________________________________________________________                      headed in the right di-
                                                                                                rection and I realize that
__________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                two heads are always
__________________________________________________________________________
                                                                                                better than one!!! Please
__________________________________________________________________________                      let me know what you
                                                                                                think.

                                                                                             The 2010 Census will
    Spokane Invitational Tournament to Celebrate                                             create hundreds of
                                                                                             thousands of temporary
                  25th Anniversary                                                           jobs across the nation.
The Spokane Invitational         game will take place on       tournament. If you are a         106 or via email at
Boys Basketball Tournament       January 23 at 7:30pm.         former player or know a          brownlarry
will celebrate it’s 25th anni-   During halftime of this       former player who would          @spokane.k12.mo.us.
versary this season. The         game, the athletic depart-    like to participate in this      Thanks for your continuing
tournament will be held          ment will honor any former    ceremony please contact          support of Spokane Owls
January 18-23 at the high        Spokane boys basketball       Athletic Director Larry          athletics.
school. The championship         players who played in this    Brown at 443-3502 ext.
                                  The Owl Feather                                                                Page 4
 HS Counselor’s Quip              Paper Only Recycling Now at High School
This month the Counselor’s        The Spokane High School        products that have been
                                                                                                  All paper items are
Office once again hosted our      Science Department is          contaminated by animal           clean and dry.
annual College Fair. This year    pleased to announce the        or human food waste
we had approximately 40           new arrival of a Paper         such as pizza boxes. So          You flatten all paste-
colleges and universities         Only Recycling Bin. At-        please, start gathering          board/boxboard boxes.
represented as well as 5 local    taining this bin was not       your paper products and
high schools who attended our                                    bring them to be recy-           You shut the door after
                                  an easy task as it took lots                                    placing the paper in
fair. It was a tremendous         of persuading and assur-       cled.
success. We also hosted Senior                                                                    the bin.
                                  ing for Nestle Purina Pet      The following items can
Parent Night on the 13th. We      Care to believe that our       be placed in the bin:
had a great turn out and a        schools and community                                        For more information you
good time visiting and sharing    care about the environ-                                      can visit the website at
                                                                     Books: hardback and
information and viewing the       ment. We will not receive          paperback                 www.biggreenbin.com. If
counselor webpage. Any            any money from the re-                                       you have any questions,
parent who missed the meeting     cycling; however, we are           Paper feed bags or        comments, or concerns
can stop by and pick up a         providing jobs for people          seed bags with no         you can contact Jessica
Senior Parent Guide or            right here in the Ozarks.          plastic liners, no dog    Schober at (417) 443-
download one on our site at                                          or cat food bags          3502 or through email at
www.short4spokane.com. We       Once the paper is taken                                        schoberjessica@spokane.
also celebrated Red Ribbon                                           Any office paper:         k12.mo.us.
                                from the bin it is turned            junk mail and enve-
Week by having a kick off       into Yesterday’s News
assembly and guest speaker,                                          lopes, magazines,
                                brand dog or cat litter,             fliers, or Phonebooks     Thank you and Happy
creating a message board in the which the company sells
commons area of reasons ―why                                                                   Recycling,
                                in order to ensure us of             Paper cartons, cereal
we choose to be drug free‖ and  this free service. In order          boxes, tissue boxes,      Jessica Schober
challenging the students to a   for us to keep this bin at           gift boxes, beverage
spirit week contest that the    our Spokane location, we             cartons                  The 2010 Census is im-
seniors won once again.         must generate two to four                                     portant. It determines
Overall we’ve had a fantastic                                        Core inserts from
                                tons of paper each                                            the distribution of $300
start to the school year.                                            paper towels or toilet
                                month. The student body              paper                    billion annually of gov-
Parent Information              is encouraged to help                                         ernment funding for criti-
                                support the faculty in               Staples are ok, but no   cal community services.
Spokane is now an official ACT filling the bin each                  other metal like that    It generates thousands
Testing Site! We gave the test month, but we also ask                found on a spiral        of jobs. And it impacts
here in October for the first   that the community will              notebook.                your voice in Congress.
time. Our test center code is   come together and join in
229110. For more information on our healthy recycling            I ask that:
on how to register contact Mrs. habit.
Short.
                                I invite you and your
All Parents should sign up to   family members to use
view our Parent Portal. This    our recycling bin located
allows you not only access to   on the west side of the
your students grade             high school building, un-
information but it also allows  der the security light and
you access to current           the surveillance camera.
announcements and               Most paper products can
information on our homepage. be placed in the bin; the
For more information, please    list below has specifics.
contact Deann Short or Gail
Ellis at 443-3502.              Also, we ask that you
                                please not place any
November Events

(continued on page 6)
    Volume 4, Issue 2                                                                                         Page 5

           Harvesting Happy Hearts at Highlandville Elementary
Fall has arrived, the leaves   The HES Reading Commit-        Red Ribbon Week for us.        We have a talented staff,
are changing color and the     tee has worked very hard       Our counselor has been in      focused on student growth
weather is cool; but the                        to put to-    the classroom teaching         and development. Our stu-
hearts at HES are warmer                        gether        lessons on friendships,        dents are gaining knowl-
than ever! We welcomed                          activities    good and bad qualities,        edge on new topics every-
parents, grandparents, and                      for fami-     personal and social devel-     day and are even learning
community members into                          lies to do    opment, apologizing, and       new ways to do old things!
our building for Open                           together      positive relationship build-   This Quarter, we are en-
House in September and                          at home       ing skills.                    couraging our students to
had a wonderful turnout.                        and we                                       be thankful and caring. A
Our teachers and students      are expecting a great turn-    The Spokane-Highlandville      grateful heart is full of
are being supported this       out at the upcoming Book       Area Chamber of Com-           love; here are a few ways
year through a partnership     Bonanza Literacy Night         merce and Highlandville        you can show someone you
with the Spokane/              which will be held on          Elementary School are          care or express thankful-
Highlandville Chamber of       Thursday, November 12,         partnering this year to im-    ness this season: Write a
Commerce. The generous         2009 from 5:30 – 7:00          plement an Adopt-a-Class       thank you note, deliver a
nature of our community        p.m.                                                          special message to some-
is modeled for our students                                   program. Each Regular and                          one,
through this joint venture     The music department is        Special Education class-                           keep a
which provides an avenue       gearing up for our Christ-     room teacher in grades Pre                         grati-
for the community to be-       mas program which will         K—5th have been part-                              tude
come even more involved        be Winks till’ Christmas;      nered with an area busi-                           journal
in the education of our        you don’t want to miss it                                                         and
                                                              ness for the 2009-2010
young people.                  on December 8, 2009 at                                                            write
                               7:00 p.m. at the high          school year. On Monday,
                                                                                             down things you are
We continue to be blessed      school! The students are       September 28, 2009,            thankful for, hug someone,
through the Silver Dollar      having fun learning in PE      teachers and business          or simply tell someone
City Foundation Care for       class while participating in   members met at the Ele-        ―thank you‖ or say ―I love
                    Kids       activities that promote        mentary School for a so-       you.‖ The power of your
                    Grant.     healthy living. Our art de-                       cial,       words and actions can
                    We         partment just finished up a                       where       change lives; make sure
                    have       Mexican cultural project                                      your actions result in a
                    been       and the students are get-                         program
                                                                                             positive change!
                    able to    ting ready to begin a new                         details
                    help so    unit with art activities de-                      were        Warm Wishes,
                    many       signed around the holiday                         dis-
families and students in       theme.                         cussed and introductions       Mrs. Wheeler, Principal
need and provide for them                                     were made. We are look-
during difficult times. The    Our character theme this                                      Highlandville Elementary
                               year is We Salute Good         ing forward to this year       School
mentoring program which
is set up through the SDC      Character. The students        and are excited to see the
Foundation has also            have had many special          interactions between the
brought volunteers, men-       guest appearances at our       students, teachers and
tors and tutors through        Monday morning assem-          business members.
our doors to help our stu-     blies. Buckets – n – Boards
                               kicked off the year and got    Thank you to all the area      The 2010 Census is
dents.
                               the students ready for a       businesses who are partici-    important. Census data
Our library recently held a    year of good behavior.         pating in this program! We     guide local decision-
class competition called       Navy officers spoke about
Read around the World          teamwork; Todd Oliver
                                                              appreciate your generosity     makers in important
where students received        presented a program on         and your care for the stu-     community planning
postcards from all across      self-discipline, Officers      dents of our school.
                                                                                             efforts, including where
the globe. It was awesome      from Ozark Police Depart-
to see the postcards from      ment brought their K9          We have so much to be          to build new roads, hos-
all the different countries.   drug dog and jump started      thankful for during the        pitals and schools.
                                                              upcoming holiday season.
                                   The Owl Feather                                                                Page 6

                                                                                                Theatre Department
Education organizations            Spokane High School News                                     Presents Oh, Horrors!
depend on representatives
                                   The 2009-2019 school          guardians access to their          It’s Murder!
to advocate on their behalf        year has gotten off to a      students’ grades, behav-
at all levels of government.       great start. We had a         ior, and student sched-        The Spokane Theatre De-
Census data will ensure you        very good turn-out for        ules. If you have not          partment welcomes you
are accurately represented.        our Open House on Au-         made arrangements                                to the
                                   gust 25th as the excite-      please call the high                             Hamil-
                                   ment of beginning an-         school office for details to                     ton Mu-
Senior Art Student Wins            other school year was in      access your child’s portal.                      seum on
                                   the air. ―Thank You‖ to
Prestigious Award                  all of the parents and stu-   Veteran’s Day Assembly
                                                                                                                  Novem-
                                   dents that attended this      On Tuesday November            ber 19, 20, and 21, 2009
Spokane senior, Kristen Dodd,                                                                   to experience seeing the
received the 2009 Award for        year’s Open House.            10th the high school stu-
                                                                 dent council will sponsor      finest exhibits of history’s
Creative Achievement in the
                                   Tutoring                      the annual Veteran’s Day       monsters,
Arts. This major award was pre-    After school tutoring will                 Assembly.         murderers,
sented to her at the University    be held on Monday and                      The ceremony      and madmen.
of Missouri Performing Arts        Wednesday from 3:30-                       will start at
Center on September 24. Kris-                                                                   The main ex-
                                   4:30 p.m. This is a great                  8:15 a.m. in
ten and her parents attended the                                                                hibit of the
                                   opportunity for students                   front of the
luncheon in St. Louis, where       to receive extra help or      high school with the rais-     evening will
she received a framed em-          time to do homework.          ing of the flag, followed      be the tomb of
bossed certificate and two tick-   Transportation will be        by a breakfast for all vet-    Menkaura,
ets to a performance at the        provided.                     erans and spouses. The         recently dis-
Touhill Performing Arts Cen-                                     assembly will take place       covered by
ter.                               STI Parent Portal             in the Spokane High            Egyptologist,
                                   We have had tremendous        School gym at 9:15 a.m.
                                                                                                Professor Carlton. Doors
                                                reports from     All area veterans and
                                                the school       spouses are invited to         will open at 7:00 P.M. to
                                                community        attend.                        reveal the musical mys-
                                                regarding the                                   tery comedy, Oh, Hor-
                                                parent portal.   Daryl Bernskoetter             rors! It’s Murder!
                                                The parent       High School Principal
                                   portal gives parents/

                                   H S C o u n s e l o r ’s Q u i p          (continued from page 4)

                                                                 Strong Hall Room 202 on        career information. It is
                                   4th –Springfield Contrac-
                                                                 the campus of Missouri         not just for students who
                                   tors Association will pre-
                                                                 State University. This is a    wish to enter the military.
                                   sent a presentation to
                                                                 great opportunity for stu-     Any junior or senior in-
                                   students interested in a
                                                                 dents interested in a          terested may take the test
High School Blood Drive            career in the building
                                                                                                at this time.
                                   industry.                     medical career. Please see
Nets 40 Units for CBCO                                           Mrs. Short for more de-
The Spokane High School                                                                         December Events
                                   11th-- PICTURE RETAKE         tails and for the registra-
Student Council hosted a Com-      DAY!                          tion form. You must reg-       2nd --PLAN TEST ON
munity Blood Center Blood                                        ister by the 6th to attend!
Drive on Friday October                                                                         DECEMBER 2ND FOR
                                   The Southwest Missouri
2nd. Many of the students and                                                                   ALL SOPHOMORES
                                   Area Health Education         24th—We will give the
faculty participated, along with                                 Armed Services Voca-
                                   Center will be hosting a                                     All sophomores will take
members of the commu-
nity. Forty units of blood were    Medical Dental and            tional Aptitude and Bat-       the PLAN or the pre-ACT
collected. Thanks for all who      Nursing School Informa-       tery test (ASVAB) in the       test on Wednesday, De-
helped make the blood drive a      tion Night on November        library. This provides         cember 2nd in the high
success!!                          12th from 6 - 8:30 in         valuable skill, ability and    school library.
    Volume 4, Issue 2                                                                                          Page 7

   Spokane High School Girls Basketball Schedule
                                                                              Shape School Budgets and
DATE                 OPPONENT            LEVEL      LOCATION         TIME     Facilities. Census data affect dis-
11/30-12/5         Blue Eye Tourn.      Varsity     Blue Eye          TBA
12/7                  Chadwick          Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   tribution of Title I and special educa-
12/10                   Clever          Var/J.V.    Clever          6:00 PM   tion funding and college loan pro-
12/12                   Laquey          Var/J.V.    Spokane         2:00 PM   grams and help determine where to
12/14                  Blue Eye         Var/J.V.    Blue Eye        6:00 PM   build schools and child-care cen-
12/17                  Hollister        Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   ters. An incomplete count could
12/21                  Fordland         Var/J.V.    Fordland        6:00 PM
1/4                    Strafford        Var/J.V.    Strafford       6:00 PM   mean your community does not re-
1/7                 Pleasant Hope       Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   ceive its fair share of funding.
1/11                 Reeds Spring       Var/J.V.    Reeds Spring    6:00 PM
1/14                    Sparta          Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM
1/18-1/23           Galena Tourn.       Varsity     Galena            TBA
1/25                   Seymour          Var/J.V.    Seymour         6:00 PM
                                                                              Varsity Cheerleaders Prepare
1/28                  Morrisville       Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   for State Competition
2/1-2/6             SWCL Tourn.         Var/J.V.    Clever            TBA
2/12                    Galena          Varsity     Spokane         6:00 PM   The Spokane Varsity Cheerleaders will
2/18                     Crane          Var/J.V.    Crane           6:00 PM   perform at State Competition in Colum-
2/22                    Forsyth         Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   bia on November 13th. Students may ride
2/25                    Billings        Var/J.V.    Billings        6:00 PM   the pep bus for a small fee and admission
2/27-3/6           District Tourn.      Varsity     Spokane           TBA     into the competition is $10. The pep bus
                                                                              will leave after school on that Friday and
                                                                              return around 2:00 a.m. Please sign up
  Spokane High School Boys Basketball Schedule                                with Mrs. Cooper in the high school li-
                                                                              brary.
DATE                OPPONENT             LEVEL      LOCATION         TIME
11/30-12/5        Nixa JV Tourn.          J.V.      Nixa              TBA
12/1                     Ava            Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   Middle School Basketball
12/4
12/10
                    Mt. Vernon
                   Pleasant Hope
                                        Var/J.V.
                                        Var/J.V.
                                                    Mt. Vernon
                                                    Pleasant Hope
                                                                    6:00 PM
                                                                    5:00 PM
                                                                              Teams Wrap Up Fall Season
12/12                  Laquey           Var/J.V.    Spokane         3:30 PM   The Spokane Middle School Boys and
12/15                  Monett           Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   Girls Basketball teams finished their sea-
12/18                Morrisville        Var/J.V.    Spokane         5:00 PM   son at the end of October with the SWCL
12/26-12/30     Blue & Gold Tourn.      Varsity     MSU               TBA     Tournament. The fifth seeded boys lost to
1/4-1/9             SWCL Tourn.         Varsity     Forsyth           TBA     Sparta in the first round of the tourna-
1/9-1/16        Morrisville JV Tourn.      J.V.     Morrisville       TBA
1/12                  Strafford         Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   ment to finish their season at 6-6. The
1/15                Reeds Spring        Var/J.V.    Reeds Spring    6:00 PM   fourth seeded girls won their first round
1/18-1/23         Spokane Tourn.        Varsity     Spokane           TBA     game vs. Clever, then fell to top-seeded
1/26                   Sparta           Var/J.V.    Sparta          6:00 PM   Crane in the semifinals. In the 3rd place
2/2                    Billings         Var/J.V.    Away            6:00 PM   game, the Lady Owls lost to Kirbyville to
2/5                    Clever           Var/J.V.    Clever          6:00 PM   end their season at 8-6. Congratulations
2/9                     Crane           Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM   to both teams on their seasons.
2/12                   Galena           Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM
2/16                  Blue Eye          Var/J.V.    Spokane         6:00 PM
2/19                   Forsyth          Var/J.V.    Forsyth         6:00 PM   “Meet the Owls” Chili Supper
2/23                  Hollister         Var/J.V.    Hollister       6:00 PM
                                                                              A Chili Supper will be held on November
2/27-3/6          District Tourn.       Varsity     Spokane           TBA
                                                                              24th at 5 pm in the high school cafeteria.
C ro s s Co u nt r y R u n n e rs A d va n c e to State                       Cost is $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for 12-
                                                                              under. Following the supper there will be
Haley Hurt finished in 3rd place        had at districts, boys or             a scrimmage for the boys and girls bas-
and Collin Ault finished in 7th         girls. Other places at districts      ketball teams in the high school gym. All
place at the Cross Country district     include Katie Dramam 18th, Joey       are welcome to come and support our
meet held in Joplin and qualified       Meese 40th, Kyle Gammon 43rd,         athletics programs. All proceeds go to
for the State meet on November 7.       and Samuel Grube 44th. The Top        the Spokane Athletic Booster Club.
Haley’s 3rd place finish is the         15 runners at the event qualified
highest place Spokane has ever          for State.
                                       Baseball & Softball          Spokane is forming competitive tournament
                              teams for 12U, 13U, 15U Baseball & Softball. There will be a Softball and
                              Baseball meeting November 5th 6:30pm in Room 10 at the High
SPOKANE R-VII SCHOOL DISTRICT School. Come out and learn more! Door prizes will be given away. Ques-
                              tions call Coach Peterson 693-6963 or email the high school at
     167 Kentling Avenue      petersonchris@spokane.k12.mo.us
    Highlandville, MO 65669
         Phone: 417-443-2200           Chamber of Commerce Events                    The annual Highlandville
          Fax: 417-443-2205            Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 6 at 2:00pm. This year’s theme
 Email: depeebrent@spokane.k12.mo.us   is ―Putting Christ Back Into Christmas.‖ Prizes for floats will be awarded to
     Home of the Owls                  Religious, Non-Religious, and Animal floats. For details contact Sharon Gut-
                                         lovics at 443-3000 (day) or 443-3002 (evening). There will also be a tur-
                                         key shoot on Saturday, November 21 from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Cowboy
  www.spokane.k12.mo.us                  Corral in Spokane. There will be concessions available. For more informa-
                                         tion contact Paul Rose at 207-2691.

    The 2010 Census will               Project Graduation meeting will be Wednesday, November 18 at
    create hundreds of                 6:00pm at the high school library.
    thousands of temporary
    jobs across the nation.

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