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Trevor Mansker was named 2021 Lutie salutatorian. Mansker finished his education in March and left soon after for recruit training in the United States Navy. His foster mother and Lutie teacher Kathalee Cole, pictured below, gave his speech to the graduation audience.
Seven Lutie High School seniors graduated during the 2021 commencement exercises held May 22 in the Lutie School gym.     Commencement address by Gary Arthaud Retired Lutie High School superintendent Gary Arthaud gave this year’s commencement speech, which focused on the theme of hard work. ...
The Lutie School Board has announced that Kathalee Cole will be the new Lutie K-12 principal for the upcoming 2021-22 school year. Her duties as principal will begin July 1.  “As principal, one of my many goals will be to challenge students and staff to dream big and believe in impossible dreams...
  The Lutie High School FFA food science team won first place at the state’s district contest March 30 in Rolla. Team members are, from left, Bailee Amos, Morgan Smith, Breanna Guidry and Crystal Fenske. The team now advances to the state contest to be held April 24 in Columbia. 

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...
COVID-19 kept students and teachers from attending their traditional classes, but Lutie School’s teachers and staff decided they wouldn’t let their end-of-year goodbyes go by the way-side. On May 20, they loaded up onto a school bus and visited students’ homes, delivering smiles, awards and ice...

Lutie FFA adviser Kathalee Cole says she’s gearing up for the annual plant sale at the Lutie School greenhouse, located behind the main school. She’s pictured here with a basket of SunPatients in her right hand and a margarita lime sweet potato vine in her left.
The Lutie FFA plant sale will run from Monday, April 27, through Friday, May 15. Lutie FFA adviser Kathalee Cole will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays during that time for people to purchase plants. Those interested should call 417-273-4150 between 9...
Lutie preschool teacher Tim Lewis says he has missed seeing his students each day since Missouri’s schools closed amid COVID-19 concerns, but he’s finding ways to keep connecting with all those smiling faces. He started posting “Storytime with Mr. Lewis” videos on YouTube, videos in which he reads...

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...

Lutie principal Amy Lane
During an Oct. 30 special board meeting, the Lutie Board of Education appointed Amy Lane as interim principal for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. As Lutie principal, Lane is responsible for students in pre-school through 12th grade. Hired by the Lutie school district at the beginning of...

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