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Let It Rain

Mr. Hermon's second grade class learned about the water cycle. Kids learned "BIG" words like evaporation, water vapor, condensation, and precipitation. Sutdents made it rain in ziplock baggies and took their creations home.

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A Special Offer from Mosaic Life Care

For every $10 physical provided to a Kearney student, Mosaic will donate back $20 to our district.

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Need Assistance with Back to School Supplies?

Need Assistance with Back to School Supplies?

Register for the Back to School Resource Fair Link

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RevTrak Online Payment System

RevTrak Online Payment System

Parents may purchase lunch for their students online!


The Kearney R-1 School District provides parents an easy way to make payments for their students. We have established a secure Web Store, powered by RevTrak at no cost to the School District. Our Web Store offers parents a convenient payment option when adding money to their student’s food service account. Online payments can be made using a VISA, MasterCard or Discover credit or debit card. A 3.61% processing fee will be added to your total purchase.

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Congratulations to the Class of 2014! We are so proud of you!

Accelerated Reader Measures Kearney Students Read Millions of Words

Last year Kearney School District implemented the Accelerated Reader program in classrooms. The web-based program allows students to read books and take quizzes enabling teachers to easily monitor and manage students' independent reading practice. The system also provides teachers reports on reading comprehension, vocabulary, and literacy skills.

Accelerated Reader gives teachers access to information about students reading behind, on, and above grade level after students take the STAR assessments within the program.

"This kind of superb diagnostic testing pinpoints and predicts the need for targeted acceleration or remediation." said Dr. Mike Bartig, Director of Curriculum for Kearney. "With this tool curriculum became not a personal option but a carefully honed tool."

Throughout the school year students have learned to use the system to explore new book options and challenge themselves to reach for their own goals.

Southview Elementary teacher, GiGi Leighr utilized the program this year and stated, "I have really appreciated having the STAR assessments and web-based Accelerated Reader this year. It has been very motivating for my students, and I have four that have logged over 1 million words read this year!"

On the last day of school, GiGi shared that one student in her class had logged over 5 million words read.

Kearney School District is using the program for students in summer school, and it will be part of curriculum next school year.

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Bike Safety is a BLAST at Hawthorne Elementary

Children riding bicycles is a sure sign summer is just around the corner. Educating children about safe riding skills can help prepare them for their ride and help prevent injuries. Recently, 5th grade students in Nancy Mabrey's physical education classes at Hawthorne Elementary were provided the opportunity to go through the Bicycle Lesson and Safety Training (BLAST) program.

Through a partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital and BikeWalkKC, these students have gone through four, one hour, training modules. During this time children learned tips about helmet fitting, avoiding hazards, safe pacing, traffic laws, and proper signaling.

Phyllis Larimore, program coordinator for Children’s Mercy’s Center for Childhood Safety and The Injury Free Coalition for Kids, submitted a proposal to the Missouri Department of Transportation that lead to the funding of the traffic safety program. As a nurse, Larimore sees firsthand how important it is to teach everyone bicycle safety.

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Members of Community Recognized at Board Meeting

Members of the community were recognized at the 5/15 Board Meeting. Recognitions were as follows: National Honor Society – Chad Feather, Emily Pagel, Jade Sissel & Board Pres. Mike Miller

Middle School Broadcasting students in Ms. Hayes class earned a $3,500 grant for the video they produced. Students involved in the project are Sydney Lentz, Kassidy Pfeiffer, Natalie McDonald, Nikki Brefogle, Addie Hampton, Drake Meinert, and Dane Corum.

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Teacher Innovation Grant Award Winners

The Kearney School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Teacher Innovation Grants. These grants are awarded to support programs, events, or activities that serve to "Enrich the Educational Experience" of students.

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Raising Awareness to Osteogenesis Inperfecta

Dogwood Elementary's MiHaley Schlegel was featured on Fox 4 due to her efforts to raise awareness to Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) also known as Brittle Bone Disease. MiHaley' work to spread the word about the disease led to the creation of an event called Paint the Park Yellow. This event will be held May 10 at Lion's Park in Kearney. Watch MiHaley's story!

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Kearney Receives Honors at Excellence in Education Banquet

The Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 2014 Excellence in Education Banquet at the KCI Expo Center on Wednesday, April 23. Among the hundreds of attendees was a proud contingency of Kearney R-I School District nominees and supporters.

Congratulations to the following award winners:
Student Scholarship Recipients and Donors: Katie Buelow
Business in Support of Education: Big V Supermarket, accepted by Susie and Chastain Parks and Bree Switzer

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Congratulations to Kearney's NCAPs Class of 2014

Last week, 30 Kearney High School students were selected to attend NCAPS during the 2014/2015 school year. The Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies is rapidly becoming a most respected and meaningful opportunity for students to engage in advance professional studies.

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2012-2013 District Report Card

Recently, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released 2012-13 district report cards. The report cards provide data collected during the 2012-13 school year. For additional information related to Kearney School District's report card, visit...

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All-State Band

After having the first 2 attempts at live auditions cancelled due to "Old Man Winter", we had 26 kids spend the first day of break recording their All-State Band auditions so that they could be mailed in. Those results were posted yesterday and Kearney received 7 All-State Honors. Congrats to the following list of honorees:

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KHS Student Council Volunteers at Ronald McDonald House

KHS Student Council volunteered some of their time Saturday, January 4th, at the Ronald McDonald House.

KEF Contributes to NHS Fundraising Efforts

The KHS National Honors Society (NHS) was elected as the President School for the 2014 NHS Convention. The upcoming convention will be held at Tan-Tar-A / Lake of the Ozarks March 4th and 5th 2014. The KHS members have been working for a little less than a year to raise approximately $10,000 for this event and have the honor to represent the more than 500 NHS. The group has currently raised approximately $8000.

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DISTRICT AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Kearney High School has received the No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Award.
The program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement to high levels.
This is such an honor for KHS to be recognized by the US Department of Education.

Kearney R-I School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs, activities, or employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For further information regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Kearney R-I School District's Assistant Superintendent of Special Services, 1002 South Jefferson, Kearney, MO 64060, (816) 628-2653
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