Mount Hope Masonic Lodge of Odessa, Missouri, in cooperation with the Mason Home of Missouri has presented the Odessa R-VII Public Foundation with a check in the amount of $500 for school supplies. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Mount Hope Masonic Lodge under the Community Partnership program with the Mason Home of Missouri has provided funds to the Odessa R-VII Public Foundation for school supplies.
Mount Hope Masonic Lodge utilizes matching funds from the Masonic Home of Missouri to actively participate in areas of financial need in our community thus exemplifying the prime principal of Masonry, that of charity.
(Pictured are Bob Keyserling, Mount Hope Masonic Lodge Secretary, and Bob Brinkley, Odessa R-VII School District Superintendent of Schools.)
The Bulldog Bulletin has arrived.
The bulletin has become a popular community publication. It contains important information and convenient facts about the 2016-2017 school year. If you have not receive a Bulldog Bulletin by Thursday, July 21st and would like one, please call the Odessa R-VII Central Administrative Office (816-633-5318) and request that one be mailed to you or click below to print a copy.
The Odessa Middle School Sixth Grade Orientation date was published incorrectly on the first page of the 2016-2017 Bulldog Bulletin. The correct date is . Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Hannah Scott of Odessa High School in Odessa, Missouri won 2nd place in the senior individual exhibit category at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 16, 2016. The work of Scott captured the attention of the National History Day Contest judges with an inspiring project titled, A City Under Siege: Delivering Hope One Flight at a Time on the Airbridge to Berlin.
More than 600,000 students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, and international schools in Central America, China, Korea, and South Asia created projects for the National History Day® Contest this year and less than 1% were judged worthy to attend the national finals at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, June 12-16. Students competed in five categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. Nearly 3,000 middle and high school students presented their work related to the 2016 theme, Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.
“The National History Day Contest requires intensive research and analytical thinking skills,” said NHD Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn. “Each student involved in the competition spends countless hours deliberating, researching and editing, and traveling miles to present superb historical research. Hannah Scott should be proud of this accomplishment. It takes a truly remarkable project to receive an award at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest.”
Founded in 1974, at Case Western Reserve University, National History Day® has grown from a contest of a few hundred students to a multi-national educational organization dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history. More than half a million students, who are guided by more than 30,000 teachers, utilize the project-based learning framework that is central to the National History Day® Contest.
About National History Day: NHD is a non-profit education organization in College Park, MD. Established in 1974, NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. NHD is sponsored in part by Kenneth E. Behring, Patricia Behring, HISTORY®, Jostens, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Joe Weider Foundation, and the WEM 2000 Foundation of the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation. For more information, visit nhd.org.
About National History Day in Missouri: Launched in 1980, National History Day in Missouri is the state affiliate of the National History Day educational program, which has half a million participants. Over 3,000 students compete in regional Missouri competitions, with 600 advancing to the state competition held on the University of Missouri campus. National History Day in Missouri is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri, in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council. Visit: nhdmo.org.
Parents, guardians, and others will soon enjoy the convenience of making their child's meal account payments online through the Odessa R-VII Parent Portal. Online payments will be a simple, safe, and secure way to make payments to your student's account 24 hours a day at your convenience.
Online payments will be made via PayPal. PayPal charges a fee for the use of this service. Checks and cash will still be accepted by OPAA meal personnel. More information will be available prior to school opening in August. Please check the Odessa R-VII website (www.odessa.k12.mo.us) for updates.
The Bulldog Varsity and JV cheerleaders attended Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) cheer camp on June 16-19 at Tan-Tar-A resort at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Odessa Cheerleaders attended UCA Summer Camp and both squads had a great week! JV brought home several superior ribbons as well as Most Improved at camp! Varsity brought home several superior ribbons as well as 1st Place in Timeout Sideline! Erika Cowan, Brea Ray, Layne Schloman, and Madi Wulfekotter won the STUNT competition as well! The Odessa Cheer Program was awarded the . . .
The Major Savers check presentation to the Odessa R-VII Foundation was made to Mr. Robert Brinkley, Superintendent, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 at the Odessa R-VII Central Office. In the picture from left to right is Mr. Robert Brinkley (Superintendent of Schools) and Kelly Osborn (Major Savers Executive Director). The Major Savers campaign this year was held from April 19, 2016 to May 3, 2016 at McQuerry Elementary, Odessa Upper Elementary and the Odessa Middle School and a total of $9,172.50 . . .
A year-end reception and program was conducted on Friday, May 20, 2016, honoring all 2015-2016 retiring staff members as follows: Cindy Bass (Odessa Middle School Custodian); Linda Elliott (Odessa High School Mathematics Teacher); Nancy Fallman (Odessa Upper Elementary Title I Teacher); Larry Hol (McQuerry Elementary Principal); Donna Kegley (Odessa Middle School Health Aide); Evelyn Morgan (Odessa Middle School Librarian/Media Specialist); Randy Osman (District-Wide Maintenance Assistant) - Not Pictured; Pete Rorvig (Central Office Assistant Superintendent); Marcy . . .
The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors presented teacher grants on Friday, February 12, 2016. Sixteen grant applications were approved. Grants (totaling $11,230.50) were distributed to the following staff members by the Odessa R-VII Foundation Board of Directors. Congratulations to these recipients: Donna Gwodz – Odessa High School - $ 750.00. The grant will be used to purchase a Mimio Teach Interactive Board for her mathematics classes. Kelly Ogle – Odessa High School - $390.25. The grant will be used to purchase . . .
Odessa R-VII CSIP (Comprehensive Improvement Pan) 054-041Odessa R-VII School District Odessa R-VII Mission Statement In partnership with its parents and communities, the mission of the Odessa R-VII schools is to provide educational opportunities for all students to achieve life-long learning skills through quality academic, vocational, and social educational experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. Odessa R-VII found the following critical issues to be the foci of our Needs Assessment. Click here to view the report in its entirety. Click . . .