We wanted to extend our recognition to the students who went to the Missouri State Championships for Cross Country. Lanie Wilkerson has went to Class 2 State two years in a row. While Paisley Wilkerson and Logan Robison attended for their first time. Logan is the first male athlete Cross Country has taken to state and Lanie and Paisley are our first sisters that have went to state. Congratulations to all three of you on this huge accomplishment during the 2021-2022 school year!!!
On Saturday, May 7th, the Lady Indians Softball team wrapped up their season in district play falling to Clearwater. Paisley Wilkerson & Austin Harbin shared the mound & with the team’s support on the field, the ladies continued to inch their way toward three outs each inning. The ladies grew a lot this season together, all thanks to not only their hard work but the continued support from both Coach Mays & Coach Hicks. There were lots of laughs & memories made! See you next season! 🥎
Tuesday afternoon, the Puxico Indians faced off against the Bernie Mules. Although the Indians didn’t walk off with the win, they are gearing up for their final home game on Thursday against Campbell. Come on out to the ball field & help cheer on the Indians before they head into districts. Good luck Indians!
The Puxico Annual FFA Banquet was Tuesday, May 2, 2022. FFA President Elizabeth Kight performed her duties for last time this year as she passed the the gavel to the new 2022-23 FFA President, Eric Riddle. The installation of the following officers followed: Lily, Thomas, Chloey, Addie, John, Seth, Mason, Carson, & Kaylee completing the full panel of positions. A fine group of new FFA members were presented with the Greenhand Certificates along with the recognition Star Greenhand & the Star Greenhand Award from Mr. Jim Tweedy going to Freshman Mason Parsley. Recognition of Proficiency Award winners were: Lizzie, Eric, Seth, Thomas, Lily & John. Ms. Lorie Williams was presented with this years Honorary FFA Member for her many years of continued service to the FFA program, its members & sponsors. Her caring & dedication to the program will be missed. Thank you Ms. Lorie Williams for all you’ve done for the Puxico FFA program. Wrapping up the evening was remembering past FFA members who had passed away this year, Mr. Holloway & Mr. Stewart followed by the presentation of the top FFA award to be earned. The Star Farmer Award was presented to Senior Lizzie Kight by Eric Riddle. Congratulations to every FFA member who received awards this evening & thank you to all FFA members who continue to support the program.
Wrapping up the Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week on Day #5 we recognized this group of professionals who do everything from mending students if they trip over a wire to making sure communication wires don’t get crossed & they all stay connected. From our nurse & psych examiner to our technology department, the vital roles each of these individuals play in the district are crucial in allowing students to function on a daily basis. Without any one of them, the learning environment becomes difficult for students to be successful in. They all make sure students are their number one priority to progress forward educationally. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
Day #4 of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week, we celebrated the Jr. High & High School staffs. Within these 2 amazing groups you will not only find dedicated, hardworking, passionate, high quality educators, but you’ll also find coaches, assistant coaches, sponsors, bus drivers, & volunteers. Their days may begin earlier than 7am & may not end until well after dark. Overall what you’ll find is dedication to our students here at Puxico Schools making sure they provide incredible opportunities so our students in this district have the best. THANK YOU TEACHERS, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
Today we celebrated the Puxico Elementary teachers on Day #4 of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week! From Pre-K to 5th grade, these amazing folks seem to have more energy than most in order to do what they do best every day. These outstanding teachers wear many hats & their students count on them to be their role models & educational leaders. Their nurturing, kindness & caring attitudes towards their students is evidence as to why they do what they do for our students daily. WE APPRECIATE EVERY ONE OF YOU!
Day #3 of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week we celebrate & recognize these two outstanding groups of individuals who keep us clean, functioning, & fed on a daily basis. The phenomenal Puxico R8 Maintenance & Custodial staff work tirelessly, often behind the scenes making sure the campus is maintained for a safe learning environment for all students, staff, & visitors. The ladies in the cafeteria kitchen are sure to greet every student with a smile while making sure they provide the energy each student needs to fuel their brains & keep their bodies functioning for the exciting educational activities at school every single day. Both groups are vital to providing our students with the tools they need to be successful academically. WE APPRECIATE EACH OF YOU!!
Day #2 of Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week we recognize our amazing group of Puxico R8 Paraprofessionals & Aids. There are truly not enough words that can describe this exceptional, many hat-wearing, patient & caring team that works tirelessly with students day in & day out. No matter what the day brings, these ladies step up to ensure their students & teachers are well taken care of. WE APPRECIATE EACH OF YOU!
This week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week & we want to start the week by giving a huge THANK YOU to these wonderful folks who make sure the buildings are full of students ready to be educated every single day! Our crew of bus drivers have worked tirelessly this year making sure bus routes are covered & students are delivered. Your dedication to your school, students, staff, parents & community goes above and beyond. We thank you again, YOU ARE APPRECIATED!
What an absolutely gorgeous day to play some softball & wrap up the Jr. High Lady Indians season at the SCAA Tournament today at Advance. This group of girls did so good today & we are so very proud of you! They played 3 back to back games this afternoon beating Richland first, turn around & lost to Bloomfield then faced off against Advance in the 3rd place game. It was neck & neck the whole game & at the very last minute, Advance scored a run breaking the tie to take the win. What a game it was! A special thank you goes out to our coaches, the mom & daughter duo, Ms. Haynes & Ms. Haynes, who stepped up mid-season to ensure these young ladies were able to finish out what they started together. We greatly appreciate you both!! Great job today ladies! Very proud of all of you!🥎🧡🖤🧡🥎
The Puxico HS Baseball team hosted Holcomb at home today. Mason Parsley opened up on the mound for the Indians while Scyler Zimmerman closed it up, both Freshmen. Waylon Powell came in & knocked out a few innings in between. Together, the pitching crew continued to hammer away at their opponent but the team had a tough time this evening at the plate but never gave up. The Indians will be at Woodland on Friday at 4:30pm. Good luck boys!
The Puxico JH Baseball team ended their season at home with a big win tonight against Advance. They fought hard every inning getting some big hits when they were needed. Way to go boys! Good luck in the Stoddard County Tournament tomorrow at Bloomfield!
The Jr. Beta members enjoyed a day at the ballpark watching the Memphis Redbirds in action! Thank you to the sponsors Ms. Vincent & Ms. Hodge for organizing this day along with the chaperones & bus drivers as well! We appreciate you! Students even got to visit & get the autograph of James Naile, a Southeast MIssouri local from Charleston, MO! It’s been a chilly but fun day at the ballpark!
The Jr. High Baseball team overcame Doniphan as they faced off at home this evening. The Indians took advantage of several good hits & being on their toes around the bases. Good job boys!⚾️
Congratulations to the following FFA members on receiving their Area Proficiency Awards this evening at the Area FFA Banquet: Lizzie Kight, Eric Riddle, Seth Zimmerman, Thomas Burch, Lily Stephens & John Brotherton. Way to go everyone!
We are so very proud of the JH 7th Gr Lady Indians on their 2nd place finish in the SCAA Tournament. This group of young ladies fought their way from a 5th place seed to earning 2nd place this evening! They played some amazing volleyball this week & it was a great way to wrap up their season. Job well done ladies & Coaches!
Puxico Elementary Spring Concert & Art Show This Thursday April 7th!
The Jr. High Lady Indians Volleyball played hard this evening in the SCAA Tournament at Richland. The 8th grade finished out their season against Dexter & the 7th grade beat Bernie & will move on to play Thursday night against Dexter at 4pm. We are very proud of both teams! Way to go ladies & coaches!
Congratulations to the JH STUCO KINDNESS Week flower arrangement recipient in the high school, Mr. Garrett Payne. We hope you have a wonderful week!