Odessa R-VII will be offering summer school for students beginning Monday, June 1, 2015 and ending on Friday, June 26, 2015. Classes will be offered for students K-8 needing to work on basic skills in reading, writing, or math at their grade level. These Basic Skills classes will be offered at McQuerry Elementary. . . .
Although we do not necessarily think of it this way, we are all preparing for transition throughout much of our formative years...transitioning to the next grade level, the next level of sports or scouts, moving to a new town, preparing for that transition to college, etc. The same is true for children with special needs. As a . . .
The OHS Super Mileage Team traveled to Warrensburg, at UCM, on Tuesday April 14, 2015 to compete in the 10th annual Super Mileage Challenge. This is the 8th season the team has competed. This year the team fielded two cars. The first car was driven by Erica Fieth and the second driven by Luke Drenon. Erica's car . . .
March 17 through April 30, 2015 Evenings 6:00-8:30 p.m. Odessa High School 713 S. Third Street Odessa Middle School 607 S. Fifth Street Please click on the course catalog link to view the classes being offered along with their description, class dates and times. Our mission is to promote opportunities for adult learners to engage, enrich and empower their lives through learning. ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION COURSE CATALOG, SPRING 2015 Sign-up now! Five ways to enroll: Enroll Online ON-LINE ADULT EDUCATION . . .
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 . . .
The Mount Hope Masonic Lodge book presentation to the Odessa R-VII School District was made to Mr. Brinkley, Superintendent, on Thursday, April 16 ,2015 , at the Odessa R-VII Central Office. The Odessa R-VII School District would like to to thank Mount Hope Masonic Lodge for their donation.
The Odessa R-VII Public Foundation Board of Directors presented teacher grants on Friday, February 13, 2015. Ten grant applications were approved. Grants (totaling $7,199.98) were distributed to the following staff members by the Odessa R-VII Foundation Board of Directors. Congratulations to these recipients: Heather Cobb and Nicole Search – McQuerry Elementary - $499.99. The grant will be used to purchase the Adventure to Fitness Online Program at McQuerry. Herb Schell – McQuerry Elementary - $750.00. The grant will be . . .
The Odessa Middle School Honor Society hosted a very successful Spirit Week from March 2nd through March 6th. Students and staff raised over $750 for local charities. The groups chose two local charities to give their funds, hearts, and energy to as a donation. The Honor Society group hosted two community service volunteer events with local animal rescue Midwest Animal Rescue. Midwest Animal Rescue is an foster based rescue founded by Erin Morse in Holden MO. MARQ saves approximately 400 dogs a year. The students volunteered on March 7th and March 14th at the rescue house. They . . .
Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, the Odessa R-VII School District Child Care Center was recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace at the Gold Level! Odessa, Missouri – The Odessa R-VII School District Child Care Center today joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite . Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants. They provide time, space and other benefits to maintain breastfeeding . . .
The Odessa R-VII School District Child Care Center will begin accepting pre-enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year on Monday, April 20th . Please call 816-633-5437 for more information or to pick up enrollment packets.
Jamie Adams, Foster Grandparent, was recognized as the Foster Grandparent Volunteer of the Year at their Annual Banquet held May 1st in Higginsville. Jamie is a volunteer in Christie Furney's first grade classroom at McQuerry Elementary. She is completing her fifth year of service with the Foster Grandparent Program. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the Foster Grandparent Program (FGP).