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Montrose has invited us to join with them in their Pink Night at the basketball game at Montrose on January 19, 2016. Get those Pink-Out shirts ready to go!

Ballard R-2 School is in need of substitute teachers. Applicants must have a valid Missouri teaching or substitute teaching certificate. To obtain a substitute certificate (apply online at www.dese.mo.gov in the Educator Certification section), you must have at least 60 college credits and a current background check. Employment Applications are available at www.ballardr2.net or you can pick one up in the school office.

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Veterans Day 2015

On Wednesday, November 11, Ballard R-2 School celebrated Veterans Day. First, Boy Scout troupe 163 presented the colors, and Jaeden Schliem lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Next, the Fourth–Sixth grade social studies classes sang “My America,” accompanied by Math Teacher Raelynn Kershner. Then, the veterans introduced themselves, the branch they served in, and anything else they would like to share. Following that, the winners of the essay contest “What Veterans Day Means to Me” presented their essays. Next Addie Dowse and Mikayla Whitaker sang “Thank You, Soldier” accompanied by  . . . read more

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Student of the Month, November 2015

The Ballard R-II School District is pleased to be working in conjunction with the Adrian Optimist Club to honor a Student of the Month for the 2015-2016 School Year. Student of the Month is selected by the staff of the Ballard R-II School District using the following criteria: attendance, attitude towards others and school, behavior, leadership, and improvement in or maintenance of good grades. The Student of the Month for November is Senior Jenni Burkhart, daughter of Richard and Mary Burkhart. First Grade Teacher, . . . read more

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Elementary Artists of the Month, November 2015

Every month Ms. Wirsig will pick a young artist from each grade, K-6, to be an “Artist of the Month.” These students show artistic skill, leadership, and good behavior in the art room. This month’s winners are: Kindergarten– Jacob Eidson– Jacob pays attention to details while working on artwork. He is patient and follows directions. First– Payson Hill– I can always count on Payson to be a leader in the art room. He creates wonderful artwork and helps others when they need . . . read more


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