Category Archives: Education

MPD Teaming Up With Local Sponsors to Provide Child Safety Education Materials

Written on April 5, 2016 at 11:02 am, by

Once again the Memphis Police Department is teaming up with local sponsors to help provide educational materials on safety to area school children. Recently letters went out to former participants as well as prospective new donors seeking support for the local participation in the National Child Safety Council (NCSC) program, which distributes books, pamphlets and […]

Local Education Advocates Forming Scotland County School Foundation

Written on February 5, 2016 at 3:51 pm, by

Ten years ago at a state school board presentation, George Koontz first heard about what a school foundation is and what it can do for a school district.  Now, a group of local citizens is working together to form the Scotland County School Foundation. An education foundation is privately operated, nonprofit charitable organization established to […]

Troop B Seeking Students To Participate In Upcoming Student Alliance Program

Written on January 7, 2016 at 12:12 pm, by

Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, is pleased to announce Troop B will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance Program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for current junior and senior high school students to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The […]

Scotland County Memorial Library Receives Grant

Written on May 14, 2015 at 7:59 am, by

Scotland County Memorial Library has been awarded an LSTA Racing to Read Story Time Plus grant by the Missouri State Library. Librarian Melissa Schuster indicated the Memphis library received $2,000, which is being used to purchase early literacy books. She noted that Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award nominees for 2015 and winners of the […]

Berkowitz Named SCR-I Board of Education President

Written on April 15, 2015 at 7:22 pm, by

The newest school board member was inducted when the Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.  President George Koontz called the meeting to order. The board voted 7-0 to certify the April 8th election results as follows: Gary Miller received 457 votes in Scotland […]

NEMR Telecom Accepting Applications for 2015 Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Written on January 21, 2015 at 2:58 pm, by

All local high school juniors whose parents or guardians have local service with NEMR telecom can apply for the all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C.   Green City — Northeast Missouri Rural Telecom is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Tour to Washington D.C., which will take place May 30 through June 3. The […]

Reserves Allowing SCR-I School District to Weather 7th Consecutive Deficit Spending Budget

Written on December 26, 2014 at 10:11 am, by

The Scotland County R-I Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, December 15, 2014. President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., with six members present.  Randy Tobler arrived at 6:52 p.m. Financial Update – Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the board “At this time, we […]

Shopko Hometown Foundation Launches ‘Help Us Give Back’ in Support of Local School Districts

Written on December 4, 2014 at 10:04 am, by

Foundation to Donate up to $2,000 per Location across United States Memphis, MO (December 1, 2014) – This holiday season, as shoppers seek the ideal gift for their loved ones, Shopko Hometown Foundation is giving back to the Hometown communities it is privileged to serve. For every signature Shopko Hometown in Memphis receives between November […]

School Board Members Receive Positive Audit Report

Written on October 23, 2014 at 3:37 pm, by

The Board of Education met in regular session on Monday, October 13, 2014.  President George Koontz called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with six members present. Randy Tobler was absent. Superintendent Ryan Bergeson presented a financial update for the district. He informed the board that a summary of the House Appropriations Bills […]

The Story Behind the Red Ribbon

Written on October 22, 2014 at 6:41 pm, by

Each year at the end of October, students at Scotland County R-1 participate in the Red Ribbon Campaign.  Most of us know the project works to educate youth and encourage drug prevention activities.  But, have you ever wondered how this campaign started or what the red ribbon stands for? The National Family Partnership organized the […]