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    Superintendent’s Corner

    A look at what happened at the May regular meeting of the Board of Education...

    The meeting was called to order at 5:30 PM by President Michael Parrack. Vice President Byron Willis, Treasurer Jim Wehmeyer, Secretary Stacy Trusty and members Scott Gould and Sara Stoufer were in attendance.

    Consent Agenda

    The consent agenda was approved which included the Treasurer's Report, April Minutes, as well as the bills, payroll and withholdings in the amount of $314,732.36. The June board meeting is set for the 22nd at 5:30 PM in the Adell LMC.

    Superintendent's Report

    In addition to a cash flow report, Dr. Phillips highlighted the following:

  • Ronnie Stoufer and Stiles Roofing completed all roofing projects. The district office/preschool and 5/6 grade wing have new metal roofs. Additionally, repairs and maintenance were performed on the gym, high school, Vo-Ag walkway, Vo-Ag building and the flat portion of the K-2 roof.
  • CTS will begin work installing HVAC in the gymnasium, replacing each of the end units attached to our geothermal system, making upgrades to the geothermal system and converting all of the lighting on campus to LED this summer.
  • The old concession stand has been demolished. The foundation and concrete walls will be repurposed into an outdoor classroom complete with benches and picnic tables. Each area has a drain so water will not stand. Our teachers have many ideas for other enhancements and are looking forward to using this new learning space.
  • Dr. Phillips thanked the board for their support and leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Macks Creek School remained open for in-seat learning this entire school year. The district is grateful to our entire school community for all the support and encouragement. We know we couldn’t have kept our school safe and open for in-seat learning if it wasn’t for everyone’s help and cooperation!

  • New Business

    A. The board considered bids for various goods and services for the 2021-2022 School Year. Hiland was selected to provide milk, Woods will provide bread, Gygr-Gas will provide propane, MFA Oil will provide diesel fuel, and Stoufer Tire & Auto will provide school bus maintenance.

    B. The board approved a partnership with Hickory County R-1 Schools to provide summer school for our students. The summer session will run from June 2 – June 29th. Transportation will be provided from our campus. The bus will depart from the north parking lot at 7:20 AM and return at 3:30 PM each day. It is not too late to sign your child up. After May 20th, please contact Skyline Elementary School at (417) 993-4225 to make arrangements or with any other questions.

    C. Principals’ Reports

    Drs. Phillips and Kolwyck expressed they are both thankful for an amazing school year sharing that “we are finishing the year strong” and that “through all of the ups and downs, the Pirate Family has persevered!”

    Here is a summary of attendance and discipline this past month:

    ADA Elementary HS
    Attendance 93% 91.19%
    Discipline 18 Referrals 27 Referrals
    Yearly Attendance 94.38% 93.4%

    Students in grades 3 – 8 finished the Missouri Assessment Program earlier this week. Our teachers worked hard to ensure students were ready to tackle this state mandated test. If students worked hard, had a good attitude and were not a distraction to others, they earned an ice cream bar from their principals. The principals were both excited to hand out several dozens of ice cream bars and would like to thank our students for their great work!

    Macks Creek High School graduated 20 students last Friday during the Class of 2021 Graduation Ceremony. The Commencement Address was delivered by Mr. Jason Trusty was heartfelt and inspirational. Salutatorian, Alyssa Seaholm, encouraged the graduating class to be passionate about what they do, be kind, and leave a positive impact on everyone you meet. The night was capped off with Grant English's Valedictorian address reflecting on his time at Macks Creek and encouraging his classmates to stay strong and persevere. 

    Today, May 20th, is our last day of the 2020-2021 school year.

    The JH high athletic banquet will be held this evening and the HS athletic banquet will be held tomorrow, May 21st.

    Three students are headed to the State Track meet this weekend in Jefferson City!

    The board entered into closed session at 6:18 PM.

    The board voted to release Tori Frisbee from her contract.

    The board is excited to welcome two new teachers to the district next year! Mr. Kris Paschel will serve as our high school mathematics teacher and Mr. Luke Overton will serve as a high social studies teacher and baseball coach.

    Mr. Paschel graduated from Central Methodist University with a degree in Mathematics Education. He is proudly serving our country as a member of the Missouri Army National Guard. He also has experience as a wrestling coach and is looking forward to working with our students this fall.

    Mr. Overton graduated from Anderson University with a degree in History Education. He has experience in youth ministry as well as baseball, football, basketball and softball. He is excited to serve our students as a teacher and coach.

    The board assigned various coaching duties for next school year. Mr. Ryan Hedrick will return as our softball coach and also serve as our athletic director. Mrs. Gloria Dampier will continue to serve as our cheerleading coach. Mrs. Paige Alexander will continue serving as our cross country coach and Mr. Craig Knutter will take on the role of head coach of track and field. Mr. Ron Duggan will continue to serve as our head boys’ and girls’ basketball coach. Mrs. Leah Rich will continue as our assistant girls’ basketball coach and Mr. Austin Mitchell will serve as our assistant boys’ basketball coach. Mr. Mitchell is a Macks Creek Alum who has nearly completed his Associates Degree form Ozarks Technical College.

    Lastly, as we welcome new teachers to our Pirate Family we are looking for places for them to live within our school community. If you know of local rentals please contact the school and we are happy to pass this information along.

    The meeting was adjourned at 7:44 PM. 

    The Macks Creek R-V School Board Members sat for a photo during the July regular board meeting. From top left to right: Michael Parrack, Byron Willis, Jim Wehmeyer and Scott Gould. From bottom left to right: Stacy Trusty, Cheri Nations and Sara Stoufer.


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