Gainesville

The Gainesville School District will be busy next week as students and families gather for year-end events that were adapted and postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic concerns.    Prom is Monday, June 15 Gainesville High School’s prom will be held from  7 to 11 p.m. Monday, June 15, in the gym with...

Ruthanne Elizabeth Doebler
Gainesville High School graduate Ruthanne Elizabeth Doebler has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Pfc. Matthew J. England Memorial Scholarship. Ruthanne plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia this fall where she will major in biology/pre-medical. She ended her senior year...
Gainesville summer school began June 1 and continues through June 26. Student dropoff begins at 7:30 a.m., and students are released at 2:45 p.m. each day. 

About 50 area students attended the 2020 prom hosted by Shield Solutions Saturday night, including, from left: Clayton Turnbull of Dora, Courtney Woodley, who is homeschooled, Gavin Martin of Dora, Alyssa Woodley and Michael Woodley, who are homeschooled, and Patience Naegele of Gainesville.
Several area high school juniors and seniors got to have their 2020 prom after all.  When the COVID-19 pandemic ended the 2019-2020 school year abruptly several weeks before the scheduled last day of the school year, many of the special events planned for this year’s graduating  seniors, including...

Corey Hillhouse
Incumbents Marti Warden, Corey Hillhouse and Jeremy Kiger were re-elected to three-year terms on the Gainesville school board in Tuesday's General Municipal Election.  With all precincts reporting, these vote totals were announced Tuesday night by Ozark County Clerk Brian Wise:    Marti Warden, 360...

Gainesville photographer Karla Smith, whose school sports photos published in the Times and on Facebook have thrilled area families for many years, is using her talents to create graduation portraits for Gainesville High School’s 50 seniors – her gift to these students whose activities she’s recorded for years. Above: Ashley Poe blows a cloud of confetti toward the camera.
Editor’s note: We hope to have updates about graduation events planned by Dora and Lutie high schools in next week’s Times.    The COVID-19 pandemic may have turned the world upside-down for the class of 2020, but despite the abrupt, unexpected and unplanned end of in-person classes through the...

Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide social distancing order, which closed Missouri schools until at least April 6. The order was issued Saturday during the...

Bakersfield School Bakersfield School principal Doyne Byrd, right, and secretary Jennifer Bridges prepare instructional review packets for student pick-up Tuesday morning. Bakers-field is providing the work packets and meals that can picked up or delivered via bus routes. Super-intendent Amy Britt said meals will be provided to students until school is back in session.
  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ozark County schools extended last week’s spring break or adjusted their schedules just in time for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s statewide social distancing order, which closed Missouri schools until at least April 6. The order was issued Saturday during the...

At Dora School, the $500 check was presented by, from left, Masons Bobby Grisham and Max Moss. It was accepted by faculty member Ginny Robinson, who sponsors the schools’ backpack program with fellow teacher Crystal Leroy, and elementary principal Brett Mitchell.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville recently presented $500 checks to the Dora and Gainesville schools to support their backpack programs, which provides supplemental food to students. The funds come from microwave popcorn sold at the schools’ ballgames, primarily by Masonic Home...

At Dora School, the $500 check was presented by, from left, Masons Bobby Grisham and Max Moss. It was accepted by faculty member Ginny Robinson, who sponsors the schools’ backpack program with fellow teacher Crystal Leroy, and elementary principal Brett Mitchell.
Robert Burns Masonic Lodge in Gainesville recently presented $500 checks to the Dora and Gainesville schools to support their backpack programs, which provides supplemental food to students. The funds come from microwave popcorn sold at the schools’ ballgames, primarily by Masonic Home...

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