School

As Ozark County schools started last week, these two photos, taken 50 years apart, drew dozens of encouraging comments when Gainesville resident Jennifer Douglas Dabney posted them on Facebook. At left, Dabney’s mother, Glenda Evans (Douglas), walks her little brother Layne Evans into school in...
Lutie School superintendent Scot Young said the district’s enrollment increased by 24 students as the 2018-19 school year began last week. Lutie’s new art teacher, Dan Krigbaum, shown here, joined those new students in marking his first day at a new school as well. Young said he credits the jump in...
Several dozen law enforcement officers and school personnel attended a training program Friday at Bakersfield School presented by Phil Chalmers, whose 30 years of research and experience as a true-crime writer and interviewer of serial killers led him to develop informative sessions that address...
School started Tuesday in Bakersfield, and these new warning signs welcome those entering through any gates to the school’s campus, which includes preschool through 12th-grade students. The signs say, “Attention: Please be aware that certain staff members at Bakersfield R-IV School District are...
The Gainesville school district got a double dose of disappointment last week when, on Aug. 7, its proposal asking voters to increase its operating levy was defeated by 14 votes, out of 1,394 votes cast, and then, a couple of days later, it was notified that its application for a FEMA grant to...
Four-year-old Damon Anderson seemed thrilled to be in his new preschool classroom Monday evening as his parents, Holly and Bobby Anderson, chatted with Damon’s preschool teacher, Brandi Miller, left, during Gainesville Schools’ back-to-school open house. The gathering included a hamburger and hot...
Students returning – or arriving for the first time – at Gainesville Elementary School this month will be welcomed by this bit of wall wisdom recently completed by the Gainesville PTO. The words remind youngsters, “Some kids are smarter than you. Some kids have cooler clothes than you. Some kids...
Children in kindergarten through third grade at Gainesville Elementary School will find brand-new desks and colorful, ergonomic chairs in their classrooms when they start school Wednesday, Aug. 15. Above, superintendent Jeff Hyatt checks out teacher Kris Ledbetter’s kindergarten classroom after...
Gainesville Xtreme won the championship in the 12 and under division at the Show-Me State Games in Columbia held Friday through Sunday, July 27-29. Team members are, from left, (front row) Alex Van Meter, Walker House, Brady Myers, Camden Evans, Sean Wallace, Wyatt Walker, Lathe Parks, Andrew...

Phil Chalmers
Bakersfield School, in conjunction with the Ozark County Sheriff’s Department, is holding an all-day conference Friday, Aug. 10, featuring author and TV personality Phil Chalmers. The conference, to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., will cover school safety and proactive measures, homicide and mass...

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