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School Calendar: Dates To Remember
  • Monday, April 18th: Monthly School Board Meeting | 6:30PM
  • Saturday, April 30th: High School Prom
  • Sunday, May 22nd: High School Graduation | 1:30PM
  • Friday, May 27th: Last Day of School

Voters Approve No-Tax-Increase Bond Issue

Voters in the Southern Boone School District approved the $3 million no-tax-increase bond issue during the April 5, 2022 election. Funds will be used for repairs and improvements to the track and field on the high school campus.


YES: 1,677 (73%)
NO: 628 (27%)

With the passage of the no-tax-increase bond issue, the Southern Boone School District will continue with its capital improvement plan, which will be focused on making much needed repairs and improvements to the high school campus.

Funds from the April 2022 $3 million no-tax-increase bond issue will be used for:

  • Fix drainage issues on the field and around the track
  • Rebuild and resurface the track
  • Install new artificial turf on the football/soccer field
  • Install a new scoreboard and sound system
  • Fix drainage issues and repair erosion around the baseball/softball field
    Fix roof concerns at the high school
  • Address additional facility needs in the district

“The school district greatly appreciates the continued support from the community. Approval of this bond issue will allow us to address the needs in our schools and improve the district’s facilities for our students and staff,” said Chris Felmlee, Southern Boone School Superintendent. “The district and Board of Education are very grateful for our families and patrons’ ongoing support of our students, staff and schools.”

“After improvement projects at the primary, elementary and middle schools, due to growing enrollment, the district is looking forward to turning our attention to making repairs and updates to the high school campus,” said Felmlee. “These improvements will provide a quality educational experience for our students, and a better work environment for our staff.”

Due to possible supply shortages and to get maximum bid participation from interested companies, the district hopes to bid the construction project in December 2022.

The April 2022 bond issue is one of three anticipated bond issues that will focus on repairs, updates and improvements to the high school campus.

Plans For Future No-Tax-Increase Bond Issues

April 2024: Phase II High School Renovations

  • Potential $7-8 million no-tax-increase bond issue to build a new wing on the high school for the vocational, agriculture and FFA programs, parking lot improvements and redesign the high school office to address safety and security concerns.

April 2026: Phase III High School Renovations

  • Potential $7-8 million no-tax-increase to build a new performing arts center and additional classrooms, roof repairs, along with other updates and improvements to the high school.
Teacher Named Finalist For
KPLA Apples For Teachers Award
Congratulations to Karen Himmelberg, a kindergarten teacher at the primary school, for being named a finalist this week in 101.5FM KPLA's Apple For Teachers program. Mrs. Himmelberg is one of ten teachers that are finalists for the Golden Apple Award. She was nominated for the award by Kaylee Zumalt, parent of Luke.

Ms. Zumalt wrote this about Mrs. Himmelberg:

"Mrs. Himmelberg has made a huge impact on my student. My son has been struggling, but she has helped us the whole way. She has made sure that he is well taken care of and gives him the time in class to get his school work done. He is still on grade level because of the extra effort she puts in with him. She contacts me almost everyday to let me know how his day was and has helped me learn tricks to help him that I hadn’t thought of before. She is not only amazing with my student, but is amazing with all her students. She has all of her students ahead of schedule with their popcorn words. I can say so many more amazing things about her. Thank you Mrs. H!"

The winner of the Golden Apple Award will be announced next week.

About KPLA's Apple for Teachers Program:
For over a quarter-century, KPLA has been honoring teachers in Mid-Missouri with our Golden Apple Award and the Apples for Teachers program. We all know that the last two years have been especially hard on teachers, so we are so excited that we have another chance to continue that tradition. We know our Mid-Missouri teachers deserve it and so much more!


Register Your Child For Summer School
There's still time to register your child for Summer School 2022! Our summer school program is for students that will be in Kindergarten-7th grade next school year and will be held July 5th-July 28th. The first week of summer school will be Tuesday-Friday, and the remaining three weeks will be Monday-Thursday. Registration deadlines is Friday, April 22nd.

2022 Summer School Registration Form:
Here is information about the district calendar for the 2022-2023 school year.
Here are monthly updates on the construction of the expansion and renovation project at the middle school.
School News and Views
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day
Paraprofessional Appreciation Day was on Tuesday, April 5th. The day honors paraprofessional educators, who may also be known as paras, instructional assistants, or teacher aides. Paraprofessionals perform a variety of teaching-related jobs and often assist teachers in classrooms.

Paras may work with students on supplemental enrichment activities, either in small groups or one-on-one. They may also help students complete assignments or practice reading. Paraprofessionals often work with students with special education needs and a variety of disabilities. They may also supervise students outside of classrooms and help teachers with clerical work.

Paraprofessionals work tirelessly each day to support students & teachers, so today we honor them for their service. Thank you to our great group of paraprofessionals!

National School Librarian Day
Monday, April 4th was National School Librarian Day! Thank you to our amazing Library Media Specialists for everything they do. This day recognizes the professionals who keep the school library in working order and spend long hours keeping the library organized. They are also dedicated to helping students find the resources they need to keep learning.

National Assistant Principals Week
This week is National Assistant Principals Week. Thank you to our amazing assistant principals for everything they do for our students, staff and our schools.
High School District Music Results
Members of the High School Chamber Choir and Band participated in District Music Contest for solos and ensembles over Spring Break. All students achieved either gold or silver ratings. Congratulations!

You can watch some of the choir's performances on their Facebook page here:

Substitute Teacher Informational Workshop
On Thursday April 7th, the school district held a Substitute Teacher Informational Workshop for people interested in learning more about becoming a substitute teacher. We had teachers share what a typical school day is like, and Kelly Educational Services explained the application process.

If you are interested in applying to be a substitute teacher for the Southern Boone School District, please contact Kelly Education at 800-791-5895 option 2 or email them at


Annual School Bus Inspections
On Wednesday April 6th, troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted their annual inspection of the district's school buses. Thank you to our bus mechanic, Dennis Sapp for his hard work and dedication taking care of the buses throughout the year, and making sure the buses are safe for students to get to and from school, sporting events and activities.
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