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SoBoCo Tax Rate Among Highest in Area Districts

SoBoCo Tax Rate Among Highest in Area Districts by Bruce Wallace As the SoBoCo School District begins the 2016-2017 school year, the district’s school board will be affirming a tax rate that will make it one of the highest in the area. The school board will meet on Thursday to approve a new tax rate

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Class With Flexible Seating

Class With Flexible Seating by Bruce Wallace There was a new look to one second grade class Monday evening during the SoBoCo school district’s Open House. Teacher Monica Wilkerson had a variety of non-traditional chairs. The first day of school for SoBoCo is today. At Wilkerson’s open house, students had the opportunity to use the

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New Teachers and staff in the Southern Boone School District

New Teachers and staff in the Southern Boone School District New faculty and staff for the 2016-17 school year include: Tesla Sheffield, School Psych; Andrew Kendrick, HS Math; Chris Gares, HS Science; Katy Shoults, HS Comm Arts; Amanda Catlin, 2nd grade; Ashley Porting, 2nd Grade; Erika Stankey, 3rd Grade; Stephanie Spencer, 7th Writing; Heather Rogers,1st

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Kennish returns to home school district

Kennish returns to home school district by Bruce Wallace After traveling around the nation with her husband and his job and having three children, Kristin Kennish began thinking about where she wanted to put down some roots. A 2001 Southern Boone graduate, Kennish says living in Warrenton and then living in an RV and traveling

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FALL SPORTS KICK OFF THIS WEEK

FALL SPORTS KICK OFF THIS WEEK Wednesday’s start of the 2016-17 school year brings with it a full schedule of fall sports at Southern Boone High School. The Eagles football team played their first scrimmage of the year on Friday and will kick off the season on Friday night, hosting the North Callaway Thunderbirds at

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New Administrators at SoBoCo Schools

New Administrators at SoBoCo Schools by Bruce Wallace There will be three new administrators when Southern Boone Schools opens its doors next Wednesday for the first day of the 2016-2017 school year. While Primary Assistant Principal Lucas Karr and Middle School Assistant Principal Justin Griffith are not new to the SoBoCo community, Elementary Assistant Principal

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Fair Returns to Sturgeon: Fairgrounds Leased to Veterans United

Fair Returns to Sturgeon: Fairgrounds Leased to Veterans United by Bruce Wallace The Boone County Fair announced last Thursday that the Boone County Fair would stay in Sturgeon in 2017. The announcement came just hours after the Boone County Commission announced their own deal – a lease of the Central Missouri Events Center to Veterans

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PARKING at a PREMIUM

PARKING at a PREMIUM As students return to SoBoCo High School next week, construction on the east side of the high school will mean changes in the school’s parking plan. It also creates a need for changing parking plans for high school athletic events, according to SoBoCo Activities Director Pat Lacy. “We have the new

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PTA Back To School Party

PTA Back To School Party The annual SoBoCo PTA Back to School Party will be held on Sunday, August 14 from 7:30-9 pm at the Ashland Optimist Pool. Swimming will be free and free snow cones will be available. Community information will also be available at the party from community groups. • August receipts from

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