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Friday, February 25th, 2022
School Calendar: Dates To Remember
  • Thursday, March 3rd: Parent/Teacher Conferences: 4-7PM
  • Friday, March 4th: Parent/Teacher Conferences: 8-11AM
  • Friday, March 4th: No school - Staff Professional Development Day
  • Monday, March 14th: Monthly School Board Meeting | 6:30PM
  • March 28th - April 1st: No school - Spring Break
School Board Approves 2022-2023 District Calendar

The Southern Boone School Board of Education approved the 2022-2023 district calendar during their monthly meeting on Monday, February 14th.

Here are some highlights from the 2022-2023 district calendar:

  • The school district’s first day of school will be on Tuesday, September 6th. The late start to the school year is again due to the construction at the middle school.
  • We’ll continue to have early dismissal every Wednesday at 2 p.m. throughout the school year for staff professional development.
  • Thanksgiving break will be November 23rd-25th.
  • Winter break will be from December 23rd-January 2nd. There will be no school for students on Tuesday, January 3rd, due to a staff professional development day. Students will return to school on Wednesday, January 4th, 2023.
  • High school finals and end of the second quarter will be on Friday, January 20th, 2023.
  • Spring break will be March 27th-31st, 2023.
  • High School Graduation will be on Sunday, May 21st, 2023.
  • There will be no school for students and staff on Friday, April 28th, 2023.
  • The scheduled last day of school will be on Friday, May 26th, 2023.

School Board of Education Meeting Highlights

Below are highlights of items discussed during the open session of the February 14th, 2022 Southern Boone School Board of Education meeting. The full agenda with document links are available on the district’s website here. You can view the meeting's full highlights here.


  • The board approved to accept Steve Condron’s letter of resignation.
  • The board approved to keep the board in its current state of 6 board members and not fill the vacancy on the board until the April 5th election.
  • Tiffany Clevenger accepted the role of board president
  • The board approved naming Amy Begemann board vice president.


  • The board approved Karen Pfingsten as the new board secretary.

CONSENT AGENDA: In addition to the regular approval of minutes and payment of bills, this month’s consent agenda items also included:

  • Approval of summer school, July 5th-28th.
  • The board approved purchasing new playground equipment for the elementary school with funds from a fundraiser and a donation from a family. The new equipment will include a 3 bay swing set, with four swings and one adaptive swing.


  • Sarah Papineau with the Missouri State Teachers Association gave a presentation to the school board about results from a state-wide and local wellness survey. You can watch Ms. Papineau’s presentation on the school district’s YouTube channel. Her presentation starts at the 31:00 mark of the YouTube video.


  • The board approved the 2022-2023 school calendar. You can read more about the approved calendar here and view a PDF of the calendar here.
  • The school board approved the refinancing of debt and allowing the district to use the funds for improvements for the construction project at the middle school. 
  • District administration and the school board discussed staffing needs for the 2022-2023 school year and next school year’s budget. The board approved the proposed 12 teachers, 1 instructional assistant, district social worker and finance manager job openings be posted on the district’s website.


  • A presentation on the communication arts department in the different schools was given. Updates were given from Liz Austin and Jessica Bach at the primary school, Cassandra Beaty at the elementary school, Susan Botkin and Ashley Bruce at the middle school and Emma Nichols and Traci Riggs at the high school.

The minutes for the February 14th, 2022 Southern Boone School Board of Education meeting is available here.

You can watch a recording of the school board meeting on the Southern Boone School District’s YouTube Channel.

Board of Education meeting agendas are available on the school district website. The next regular session meeting is Monday, March 14th, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. in the Central Office Boardroom.

Any questions or comments can be emailed to
Virtual School Board Candidates Forum
The Southern Boone Chamber of Commerce and Southern Boone Economic Development Council are sponsoring and hosting a Virtual Candidates Forum for school board candidates and mayoral/aldermen candidates on Monday, March 21st. The mayoral and aldermen candidates forum will begin at 6:30 p.m. The school board candidates forum will start at 7:30 p.m. There are five school board candidates running for two open seats.
School Board Candidates
Emily Salter
Bradley Bartow
Michael Roach
Barrett Glascock
Crystal Branch

The event sponsors will be sharing a Zoom link for the forum soon. Find out more information about the event here.
Wrestlers Receive Medals At State Championships
The Southern Boone Wrestling team had three wrestlers compete in the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, February 17-19th.

Sophomore Callie Bergthold competed in the 115 lb. weight class. Callie’s season ended with a record of 41-8, and she finished the state tournament in 3rd place. In Missouri, girls wrestling has only one class, which means no matter the size of the school, they all compete in the same tournament. Callie is the first ever girls state medalist in Southern Boone Wrestling history. 

Junior Hunter Jennings ended his season with a 36-11 record. Last weekend Hunter competed in the Class 2 145 lb. weight division at the MSHSAA state tournament. Hunter finished the tournament in 6th place, and is the school's second wrestler to earn all state honors.

Finally, Dane Donigian finished his junior season with a record of 34-11. Dane competed in the Class 2 195 lb. division at the MSHSAA state tournament. Dane finished the tournament in 4th place, which is a school record.

Congratulations to Callie, Hunter, Dane and the entire Southern Boone Wrestling team on a great season!
Workforce Development Center Project Meeting

The Southern Boone School District held a meeting on Wednesday, February 23rd, regarding the workforce development center project in Ashland. Regional business leaders, government officials and representatives from Ranken Technical College attended the event. The purpose of the meeting was to share information about curriculum and educational programs, but also gather input from the regional business leaders. Officials with the school district and Ranken Tech also discussed forming instructional partnerships with local industries throughout Mid-Missouri.
The Southern Boone School Board is placing a no-tax-increase bond issue on the April ballot for major repairs to stadium.
Find the latest information about active COVID-19 cases in each of the school buildings.
Here are monthly updates on the construction of the expansion and renovation project at the middle school.
With winter here, be prepared for the possibility of school closings and other important announcements.
School News and Views
100th Day of School: Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Ms. Lowrey's Kindergarten class celebrated the 100th day of school on Wednesday, February 23rd with a variety of fun activities and delicious snacks.

Students in the 1st grade classes at the primary school celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing up to look 100 years old.
2/22/22 Twos-Day Celebration

Ms. Rehmus and Ms. Dolph's first grade classes had a 2/22/22 Twos-day Celebration! Students were invited to wear tutus or ties. They had a short dance party at 2:22 p.m. this afternoon and made time capsules to open on 3/3/33, their senior year in high school.
Opaa! Director of Nutrition Services, Faith Calvin, teamed up with Mrs. Scheidt's 2nd grade class on Tuesday, February 22nd to celebrate 2-22-22, by making a two ingredient fruit dip. They also discussed the importance of "eating a rainbow", and how different colored fruits and veggies help our bodies stay strong and healthy!
National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Tuesday, February 22nd was National School Bus Driver Appreciation Day. Thank you to our great bus drivers for getting our students to and from school, athletic events and activities. We appreciate your commitment to the school district!
National FFA Week: February 19th-26th, 2022
This week, February 19th-26th is National FFA Week. This week gives FFA members an opportunity to educate the public about agriculture. During the week, FFA chapters conduct a variety of activities to help others in their schools and communities learn about FFA and agricultural education.

Whether it is through service projects or community gatherings, National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to raise awareness about the role the National FFA Organization plays in the development of agriculture’s future leaders and the importance of agricultural education.

Be sure to like Ashland FFA on Facebook to see all the fun activities they have taking place this week to celebrate National FFA Week.
Other Announcements
Southern Boone High School's National Honor Society is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, March 2nd, from 2:30-6:30 p.m. in the high school commons.

Community News, Events & Announcements

YMCA 2022 CMAA Baseball / Softball Signups

Southern Boone Chamber Murder Mystery Fundraiser

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