Job Opening-MAINTENANCE: Puxico R-8 school is now seeking applicants for a full time maintenance position. Qualified candidates should be self motivated, able to pay attention to detail, take pride in work, have good attendance, punctual, and able to work as a team. Full time employees will be eligible for insurance, retirement, paid time off, and other benefits. This position is a 12-month position. Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Jim Clark, maintenance supervisor at 573-222-3762. Applications for this classified opening can be located on our school website www.puxico.k12 under documents. Jobs will be open until filled. Motivated applicants should apply quickly.
Potential Job Opening-BUS DRIVER: Puxico R-8 school is now seeking applicants for substitute and full-time bus drivers. Qualified candidates should have a Class B license with passenger and school bus endorsements, possess a clean driving record, be able to pass an annual bus drivers physical, be able to pass a background check, and have a record of good attendance. Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Roy Davis, transportation supervisor, at 573-222-3762. Applications for this classified opening can be located on our school website www.puxico.k12 under documents. Jobs will be open until filled. Motivated applicants should apply quickly.
This a reminder to parents regarding immunizations of incoming kindergarten, 8th grade, and 12th grade students. Kindergarten students must be up to date on all immunizations. 8th grade students should receive a tdap and meningococcal vaccination before the first day of school. 12th graders should receive a meningococcal vaccination before the first day of school. Please email updated immunization records to Nurse Kendall at email@example.com, bring a copy to school during registration, or have them faxed to the district at 573-222-3137.
First day of fall sports is Monday, August 10th. To participate athletes must have a current completed physical. High school volleyball and baseball parent meeting will also be Monday, August 10th at 5:30 in the FEMA. Cross country and junior high girls basketball parent meeting will be Tuesday, Aug 18th at 5:30 in the FEMA.
Due to the possible chance of a thunderstorm tomorrow, Tuesday July 28, 2020, there will be NO Cross Country open practice in the morning.
Puxico is proud to announce we have another college athlete. Kylie Miller has tried out and accepted a position on the 2020-2021 Billikens Cheerleading Squad for Saint Louis University, where she will be attending this fall. We are so excited to see what you accomplish at SLU! Congratulations Kylie! #goSLU #gopuxico
Information and registration link for summer school Kindergarten - 8th grade. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PUXICOSJ20
We are excited to announce plans to celebrate the PHS Class of 2020. In a normal setting we would love to have unlimited friends and family members in attendance, but Covid-19 had other plans. We will be streaming the ceremony to our families, friends, and loving community members to give them a chance to celebrate with our seniors. More details will be provided so you can “tune in” for the graduation ceremony. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we tried to give our students the best possible ceremony in these circumstances.
Good afternoon Puxico Students! Are you looking for additional learning opportunities? We have some resources just a click away. Go to Puxico.K12 and click the orange banner at the top of our webpage that says “At Home Learning Resources.” Check out any of our resources. Feel free to email your teachers if you have any questions or need any assistance. You can practice on links in different grade levels, different courses, new interests, or just stay on your own links. #GoPuxico #StillLearning
Please read, this information pertains to all students at Puxico R-8 School. Good Afternoon! As you know, the remainder of our current school year has been cancelled. We are still working on options for High School Graduation, Kindergarten Graduation, Prom, and other important district events. We aren’t delaying these announcements with the intent of not keeping you informed. The situation of this pandemic seems to change daily and we are trying our best to be as responsive as possible. As soon as we have a clear direction we will provide you with the best options to meet the needs of our students and our families. We have had several requests for students to be able to pick up personal items remaining at school. We have worked to develop a plan to fulfill those requests, as safely as possible. Please share this information with your neighbors or other families of our district, that may not see our FB posts. If you do not need to pick up any items, please do not come. We will return them to you at the beginning of our next school session. We continue to provide meal distributions each weekday for the children in our community. If you would like more information about this service please call us at 573-222-3762 We hope that each of you remain safe and healthy. We miss you terribly, and we can’t wait to see you all again!
Good afternoon Puxico. Tune into KFVS 12 at 6 and 10 tonight as they honor our spring sport senior athletes. #gopuxico
Please share to help us spread the word! The COVID-19 pandemic is presenting new challenges every day. This will also have an impact on our local FBLA chapter. We had began the sale of smoked pork butts to help raise money for our members to attend the state leadership conference and compete in various events. However, with the new challenges arising from the pandemic we have decided that it would be best to CANCEL the sale of these smoked butts. If you have already purchased one from a member they should be reaching out to you soon in order to return the money that you had paid. If you do not hear from them, reach out to the member that you purchased from in regards to the return of your money. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but we feel this is in the best interest for all at this time. We thank everyone for supporting our chapter!
Tonight's junior high volleyball game is cancelled.
State Journalism Conference at Mizzou for March 24/25 has been cancelled. All journalism students who planned to attend will receive reimbursements in April.
NO CONFERENCES TODAY (3/12) AFTER 5:00 p.m. Due to impending weather, we will be cancelling parent/teacher conferences after 5:00 p.m. tonight. We will try to reschedule any needed conferences once we are back from spring break. With the elementary setting, we do not want to have anyone waiting outside in the elements or traveling during dangerous weather. Please reach out to your child’s teacher or building offices to make any needed conference arrangements. Elementary 573-222-3542 Junior High 573-222-3058 High School 573-222-3175 Thank you for understanding.
A reminder to our sports parents. We will be having our parent meeting for all JH and HS softball and baseball athletes tomorrow at 5:30 in the cafeteria. Please make arrangements to attend.
Spring Sports Picture Day will be Monday, March 9th. We will be taking pictures for HS and JH baseball and softball and JH Volleyball. Senior Banners will also be taken this day. Coaches should have passed out picture order forms. Extra forms are available in the High School Office.
Congratulations to our 2020 Puhicah Court! Last night’s winners were: Lainey Allen and Griffin Hodges (Kindergarten), Brooke Doublin and Jett Hancock (6th Grade) and Brittany Croy and Bailey Zych (12th Grade). A big thank you to all the parents and our community for making Puhicah a success. All of our candidates did a wonderful job!
Last day for Daddy/Daughter Dance registration is Monday! Don’t forget to send your form to Mrs. Armstrong in the high school!
Don’t forget to come out to our Puhicah ceremony tonight in the Arnold Ryan Gymnasium. Ceremony starts at 6:30. Admission is $1. Please use the Arnold Ryan Gymnasium entrance.
FFA WEEK wrapped up today with its annual fish fry. Students, staff & alumni enjoyed good fish & good times in the Ag building. A special thank you to all the students who helped with the activities & enjoyed partaking in the fun this week, to the staff for your support, parents for bringing in food & snacks this week, to the community members for their continued support & a special thanks to Payne Ready Mix for helping with the fish fry today. Mr. Garrett Payne & his FFA members appreciate everyone!
Monday, March 2nd start spring sports practice. A parent meeting for all spring sports will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at 5:30 in the Cafe. Please make arrangements to attend.
Puxico Family pictured are our plaques for valedictorian and salutatorian that hang in the activities center. If you notice any mistakes in spelling please contact the high school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday March 2 is the last day to turn in Daddy/Daughter Dance forms!!
Come out tomorrow and support both the girls' and boys' basketball teams in first round district play. Girls start at 11:15, boys directly after at 12:30 both at Bloomfield High School.
Come out tonight and support our Puxico Indians' girls basketball team. Varsity only home game at 6:00. Senior night ceremony to follow.
Come join us tonight to honor the senior boys basketball players and cheerleaders for their last regular season home game. The lady Indians will celebrate their senior night February 20th at their last regular season home game.
The girls basketball team travels to Advance for one game only starting at 6:00.
Tonight the boys basketball team will play at East Carter, both JV and varsity, starting at 6:00.
Anyone who plans on attending the Hall of Fame dinner ceremony must purchase, or reserve, their tickets through the high school office by 4pm tomorrow, Tuesday January 28th in order to have an accurate head count for meal preparation.
Bus #9 ran late this morning but has arrived at school.
Tonight the boys basketball team plays Dexter at home, 6:00. The girls travel to Greenville for a 6:00 start.
Junior High volleyball parent meeting will be February 3rd following the girls first practice at 5:30pm in the cafeteria. Please make arrangements to attend. Players must have a physical on file to practice.
Puxico family, we are in need of a photograph of Arnold Ryan that is not from a yearbook. If you could help us contact Andrea Arnold at the high school or by email at email@example.com.
Tonight's girl's basketball game will consist of 2 quarters of JV followed by a full varsity.
Due to the large amounts of rain, flooding and potential for more rain in our forecast our girl's and boy's basketball games at Van Buren have been cancelled for today.
Parents and PHS Seniors...we will be hosting our 2nd and final free FAFSA Night on Friday, January 17th, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Three Rivers College will have a staff member on campus to assist with this event. Seniors, PLEASE, make every attempt to attend this event if you plan on going to college this year after graduation. Even if you do not think you will be going, file your FAFSA just in case you change your mind at the last minute. The deadline to file your FAFSA for priority if February 1st, 2020. Parents, if you can make it to this event, it would help your student out. You will either need to bring your 2018 tax returns with you, or be very knowledgeable of how you filed our taxes in order to utilize the shortcut IRS Tax Link. If you attended the last FAFSA Night in October, 2019, thank you for participating, but more importantly, your student thanks you!!
Puxico family, we need your help again. We are looking for the valedictorians and salutatorians from each class all the way back to 1950. If you have any of this information please send it to Teresa at the high school office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The JV boys came up a bit short at Holcomb last night, but Varsity brought home a win! The boys represented our school well, and the cheerleaders kept the orange and black motivated! Come to our next contest at home on Friday, January 11 at 6:00 against Clarkton. This week the Lady Indians will finish the Delta tournament with away contest. We wish both teams and our cheerleaders good luck!
Puxico Family, If you are interested in attending the inaugural Hall of Fame dinner on February 7th at 5:00pm you may purchase your tickets for $12 through Teresa in the high school office until Jan 24th.
Elementary Cheertastics parents please remember cheertastics begin this Wednesday directly after school. Please write a note in their planner for them to stay. Pick up at 4:30 in the elementary PE room.
The girls basketball game that was scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. The boys are still scheduled to play this evening at home starting at 6pm.
Puxico Family, We still need your help in obtaining addresses for the players or the next of kin of the following members of the 51 & 52 state basketball teams. Forest Arnold, Carroll Cookson, Gene and Win Wilfong, Dean Tanner, Elmore Fortner, Denny King, and Frank Hoggard. If you have any information please email email@example.com or call the high school.
The girls basketball game at Greenville has been cancelled for this evening.
Any elementary student who is interested in a cheertastics t-shirt needs to turn in an order form and payment by Monday at 3:00. Students can continue to sign up for the clinic until Wednesday, January 8th without a t-shirt order.
A special thank you to Mrs. Shannon Hanners, the elementary teachers, the paraprofessionals, the maintenance crew, the technology department, and to Dr. Wills for pulling off another successful Christmas concert. Thank you to everyone that came to support our students. It is sure nice seeing a packed house, and kids getting to do what they enjoy. Thank you! #gopuxico
Puxico Families, we are in need of your help. This year the Board of Education has decided to create a Hall of Fame. We need you to get the word out to the families of the 1951 and 1952 state basketball championship teams along with Brian Blackburn's family. We would love to have addresses of those members and their direct family members to send a formal invite to the dinner and induction ceremony on homecoming night, February 7th. More details to follow. Please send information to our athletic director, Andrea Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight's boys basketball game at Advance will be held in their old gym off Hwy C. 6:00 start time. Girls play Oran at 5:00 in Chaffee Tournament.
Congratulations to all the Jr Beta winners this year! We have several earning a spot at Nationals this summer. Way to go Puxico Jr Beta! We are proud of you! Check out the JH Facebook page to see the winners & their projects. A special thank you to the sponsors Ms. Garrard & Ms. Bowling along with Ms. O’Dell & Ms. Robison for helping to chaperone this trip! We appreciate you!
Puxico FBLA officers attending the National Fall Leadership conference in Denver.
FCCLA attending the National Leadership Conference in Dallas TX. Members go to network with other members from across the nation, attend leadership workshops, visited the Ft. Worth Stockyards and toured the JFK Museum.
Tonight's SCAA JH basketball tournament times have been adjusted slightly. 7th grade is now scheduled to start at 5:15 and 8th grade at 6:30 this evening. Please note this is 15 minutes sooner than the original schedule.
Attention parents to all Sophomores and Juniors!!!! We will be having our annual District ACT testing on February 25, 2020. Sign-ups are currently being held, and students must pay a $5.00 nonrefundable fee to secure their testing seat. Students can sign-up by visiting with Mrs. Wilkerson at the PHS office. Deadline for sign-up is December 20, 2019.
Join us Thursday night at 6:00 for the winter sports Gatorade game. Please use the FEMA entrance. Admission is a Gatorade. There will be face painting, a bake sale, scrimmages between the basketball teams, three-point and free-throw contest, along with booster club concessions.
Due to pending weather conditions and potentially slick roads all evening activities on campus have been cancelled for this evening Monday, November 11th.
Reminder: HS winter sports parent meeting tomorrow evening at 5:30 in the Cafe. Please make arrangements with your basketball player or cheerleader to attend.
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Junior, Caleb Robison, for being nominated by PHS Faculty to attend Missouri Boys State in 2020. "One idea paramount above any other at Missouri Boys State is that the individual is the one with the power to change the world. Whether athlete or politician, journalist or scientist, each and every one of us has the power to make a difference in the world." Again, congratulations, Caleb!! If you are a business that would like to contribute and sponsor Caleb's journey to Missouri Boys State, please contact Debbie Wilkerson at Puxico High School (573-222-3175). All sponsorships are greatly welcomed!!
High school basketball and cheerleading parent's meeting will be held in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30pm. Please make arrangements for you and your athlete to attend.
Join us Tuesday, Oct. 29th, at PHS for the 3rd Annual Buckle Up-Phone Down Day. The Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging all drivers and passengers to buckle up and drivers to put their phones down. This challenge tackles the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes or survive if one occurs.
There will be no senior/staff softball game this afternoon. Reschedule date is TBD.
Cross country meet for tomorrow at Dexter has been cancelled.
Boys junior high basketball tomorrow evening is Pink Night. Game time is 6:00. Wear your pink!
Tomorrow cross country travels to Cape City Park to compete in Heartland Conference meet starting at 4:00. Also tomorrow, JH boys basketball home with Bloomfield 6:00. Next Monday, the 28th, volleyball starts district play at 6:00 with Saxony at Woodland High School.
Volleyball tonight at Doniphan 6:00. Boys JH basketball home with Twin Rivers 6:00. Please use FEMA entrance.
FBLA, FCCLA, and FFA enjoying a fall festival together. Corn hole tournament, pumpkin carving and painting, and enjoying snacks.
Tomorrow's junior high basketball games will start with an added 2 quarters of 7th grade girls at 5:00pm followed directly by 8th grade girls and the season opener for the junior high boys games. Please use the FEMA entrance.
Cross country travels to Jackson City Park this afternoon for a 4:00 race start.
Tonight's volleyball game in the FEMA will start at 6:00 against Twin Rivers. It is our senior recognition night. Come support our Lady Indians.
Our Wappapello bus routes could be arriving home 5-10 minutes earlier than normal on our afternoon routes. Our routes may be 5-10 minutes later than normal for pick up in the mornings. We appreciate your patience as we adjust to T Highway being open. If you have specific questions please call 222-3175 and ask to speak with Roy Davis. Thank you
Picture retake day is tomorrow!
Tonight's junior high girls basketball game will be one game only. Start time 6:00. Please enter through the FEMA entrance.
Tonight's volleyball game at Advance will be one JV set followed by a full varsity game. Start time is 6:00. It is a cancer awareness game with a short ceremony between games.
On Thursday, October 3rd, Puxico Schools will be having a Cardinal day! Students and staff are encourage to wear St. Louis Cardinal attire (or red and blue) to cheer them on for their playoff game Thursday night. Staff and students will also be able to wear a hat for $1, with all proceeds going towards the family of Riley Gray. Riley was a Junior at Clearwater High School who recently lost his life on September 27th, from injuries sustained from an ATV accident.
Volleyball action this evening with Sikeston starting at 6. JH girls basketball against Advance also starting at 6:00. Please use FEMA entrance for both activities.
PHS Seniors and Parents.......don't forget FAFSA Night is this Thursday, October 3, 2019. Drop in between 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and get help filling out your needed FAFSA to be prepared for college. This event will be held at the Puxico High School in the Computer Lab on the second floor. Three Rivers College representatives will be there to assist as well.
Tonight's home volleyball game against Zalma will be varsity only. Start time 6:00.
Tomorrow's junior high girls basketball game against Delta has been cancelled. A rescheduled date is TBD.
8th graders had their first cooking lab today! They baked a classroom favorite, chocolate chip cookies!
Tonight's home JH girls basketball game against Twin Rivers will start with 8th grade at 6:00 followed by two quarters of 7th grade.
Volleyball plays tonight at 6:00pm at home. Only one set of JV will be played followed by a full varsity game.
The volleyball against Clearwater High School has been rescheduled to October 4th at 6:00pm.
The HS volleyball game at Clearwater tonight has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
The junior high girls basketball game that was cancelled yesterday has been rescheduled for September 30th at 6:00 in the Arnold Ryan gym.
As we come together to support Drake’s family and friends we want to thank everyone for all of the love you have shown our school and community. It is amazing how Drake’s story has impacted our community, county, larger surrounding areas, and beyond. We will cling to our memories as we rejoice in our friendships, and we will celebrate when we see him again. You have all heard the stories of this young man: his sweet personality, willingness to help others, spending time with his family, his commitment to his friends, enjoyment of the outdoors, hunting with his friends & family, and many other ways that he has made his mark in our community. Drake may not be with us on this earth, but he continues to be a blessing to others. Please lift the family up in prayer as they prepare to lay Drake to rest. Arrangements will be planned in the next couple of days, and we will pass on the information as soon as it is available.
The junior high girls basketball and high school baseball games are cancelled for Monday. Rescheduled dates are to be determined.
Reminder junior high basketball and cheerleading will have a parent meeting in the cafe this evening at 5:30. Please make arrangements to attend.
Junior high cheerleaders will have a parent meeting Monday, September 9th at 5:30 in the cafe. Please make arrangements for at least one parent to attend.
There will be a parent/athlete meeting for all junior high basketball players and their parents. Monday, September 9th at 5:30 in the Cafe. Please make arrangements for at least one parent to be in attendance.
Junior high boys basketball practice kicks off Tuesday, September 3rd directly after school in the Arnold Ryan gym until 5:30. Participants must have a complete physical on file to practice.
Tonight our Varsity Lady Indians Volleyball Team took the court in a Jamboree at Clearwater High School. Thank you, Clearwater Schools, for hosting a great experience for these teams. Coach Douglas cheered on her team tonight in the beginning and then she shared some of the coaching opportunity with Coach Broderick for the final two matchups. As we all wait for Baby Mila’s arrival, we are so grateful for your dedication to our program and this team. Coach you’ve trained them up well! The ladies and coaches in this picture represent Puxico well!
Our Back To School Picnic was a great success! A special shout out to Sherry Fry and Puxico HS Student Council. Your help made this night possible. Thank you to Puxico PTO for providing the hotdogs and OPAA! for the delicious cookies. We also appreciate all of our grill masters and helpers in preparing our yummy dinner. Thank you Mr. Roy for being available to answer the transportation questions. Our teachers loved seeing all of those smiling faces! We are so excited to begin our new school year. If you snapped a cute picture tonight please add it to our comments. Thank you everyone!
Our first cross country practice will be Monday, August 12th, 7:15am. We will meet in the high school parking lot, in front of the Arnold Ryan gym. Looking forward to seeing everyone and a great season!
Student A+ workers make all the difference during summer school. Mentoring our younger students is such a big help (and sometimes even a little fun). Here one of our A+ students created obstacle courses for one of our programs. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard with our students and our teachers. We wouldn’t have had so much fun without you!
Here is a little peek at Puxico’s basketball history for your summer reading. http://tigerboard.com/boards/view.php?message=14499875
CONGRATULATIONS to Molly & Cole for BOTH placing SECOND at the NATIONAL JR BETA CONVENTION!! We are so proud of both of you! There were some amazing competition from all over the United States & it speaks volumes that our own Puxico Jr. High students climbed to the top of that list! We are very proud of you!
SENIOR SPORTS/BAND BANNERS 2019 graduates may pick up senior sports/band banners in the high school office. As a reminder, the high school office will be open now through June 14. Summer school hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-11 and 12:15-3:30 for seniors to pick up senior packets and banners.
The first day of summer school was a success. Thank you for your patience. Our busses are running about 15 minutes behind the expected delivery times.
SUMMER SCHOOL IS HERE! Please check out the Facebook page for your child’s building level to get any updates. Summer school will be in session from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday - Friday now through June 14. All students should report to the cafeteria for breakfast between 7:15 - 8:00 in the mornings. Teachers will meet their classes in the cafeteria. Morning parent drop off -during summer school only- will be in the gravel parking lot next to the cafeteria. Afternoon parent pick up will run as it does during the normal school year in the FEMA parking lot.
Incoming kindergarten parents! We have plenty of spots open for our summer school classes. Summer school is a great time for your child to get ready for the routine of the school year. Please stop by the elementary office next Tuesday-Friday from 8-3 to pick up a registration form.
Do you know our PTO? If you don’t, I suggest you find them! Today, during our amazing Play Day, each child had a Kona Ice (I think the big kids enjoyed them too). The proceeds from the sale today went to our PTO that is constantly helping our school. Thank you Puxico PTO, we couldn’t do it with out you!
The Puxico Schools would like to congratulate one of the OPPA Food Service employees on receiving a prestigious award on Tuesday. Ms. Wanda Denton was awarded the Regional Employee of the Year award! Ms. Wanda always has a smile on her face & it is apparent she truly enjoys what she does for our students. Ms. Wanda was not only presented a wonderful plaque but a beautiful bouquet of flowers along with many homemade cards from our elementary students. Congratulations Ms. Wanda & thank you to all of our food service staff. We appreciate you!!
Slight change to Monday’s District Baseball game time, we will play at 12:00 and the bus will leave at 10:45.
The district baseball game for today has just been cancelled. It will be played Monday at 1:00, at Advance. The bus will leave at 11:45.
The class of 2031 celebrated their graduation on Thursday, May 9 in the Arnold Ryan Gymnasium. After hearing their aspirations of their career choices for the future, we are confident the Puxico Community will be in good hands. Congratulations Kindergarten Graduates! ~a special thank you to our teachers, aides, and auxiliary helpers. With your help, this group of students are now ready for first grade! We hope to have some better quality pictures uploaded as soon as they are edited.
HERE ARE 2 OPPORTUNITIES FOR A FREE SPORTS PHYSICAL: Any time in the month of July you can receive a free sports physical with Puxico Clinic. Call for an appointment. Tomorrow, May 9, they are offering free sports physicals at SE Health in Dexter, MO at the Dr. Offices from 3:30-7:00 p.m. Students will need to bring a copy of a physical form if they plan on attending either location. https://www.mshsaa.org/resources/pdf/PreParticipationPhysicalEvaluation_1617.pdf
Tonight was a very special night for our Puxico FFA. Besides the fact that it was the transfer of officers, an amazing dinner & the Seniors final FFA banquet, it was also a very special farewell to the man behind this great organization, Mr. Randy Stephens. Tonight the cafe was filled with students & their parents along with honorary FFA members as well as Mr. Stephens’ family to pay their respects to him on his final FFA Banquet at Puxico before he retires & turns the reigns over to Mr. Payne. Thank you Mr. Stephens for your 27 years of dedication to this field of study & to the students who had the honor to grace your Ag Dept. Enjoy your retirement Mr. Stephens & congratulations to all our FFA students who earned awards this evening!
High School Baseball game has been cancelled today.
Jr. High Softball for today is cancelled.
The Jr. High Softball and Baseball games for today have been cancelled.
We are proud of you KP. So glad you didn’t give up on what you are passionate about! Way to go! https://www.southeastarrow.com/story/2605483.html
The Jr. High Baseball, and Jr. High Softball games for today May 2nd have been cancelled.
The Jr.High SCAA Baseball game for 3rd place has been moved up to today because of weather. Puxico will play Bloomfield at Bloomfield at 4:30 today. The bus will leave at 3:30.
“I could not have asked for a better group of FFA members to attend my final State FFA convention with as a FFA advisor. This made my 53rd state or national FFA convention.” Well said Mr. Randy Stephens! Thank you Mr. Stephens for making another great State FFA memory with your students. This was a special one for these State FFA participants as you begin to wrap up your final year in education. Puxico Schools have been blessed to have you all these years & we thank you! Job well done PUXICO FFA!
The Jr. High Baseball SCAA game for tomorrow has been moved to Advance. Our boys will play Bernie at 11:00 a.m. at Advance. The bus will leave at 9:45 GooOooo Indians!!!
GRAND MARCH Grand March will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Puxico Activity Center (FEMA), on Saturday, April 25 Doors will open at 6:00. Prom preview will be available prior to Grand March. Prom begins immediately following Grand March. PROJECT PROM Project Prom attendees will be provided with a t-shirt at the concession stand immediately following prom. Project prom guests may not leave prom before boarding the bus. Snacks and drinks will be provided for students after prom ends at 11. Students are expected to change, get snacks, and board the bus by 11:30.
All Baseball/Softball games for both Jr. High and High School have been cancelled for today April 26th.
All baseball and softball games scheduled for today , April 25th have been cancelled. This includes Jr. High and High School.
High School Baseball and Softball will play today at Advance, 4:30 game start time and the bus will leave at 3:15. GoooOooo Indians!!!!!
Softball will play for 3rd place in the SCAA tournament tomorrow at home against Advance, 4:30 start. Come cheer them on to a win!!! Goooo Indians!!!
Game updated for SCAA Tournament: Baseball will play at Bernie at 4:30 vs. Bernie Softball will play at Advance, vs. Dexter at 5:15 The Jr.High Baseball team will play at Malden at 4:30 for a regular season game.
Mr. Davis & his student teacher, Ms. Wilson, took a few of their students to visit the Puxico Nursing Home to deliver some smiles. The 7th & 8th grade students colored with a purpose and delivered their artwork to be displayed & to hopefully bring some heartfelt joy to the wonderful residents. Truly a great day. Everyday is a great day to give a smile.
The High School Softball game and Jr. High Baseball game will both be played AT Bernie today at 4:15 instead of being home games, the bus will leave at 2:45.
All Baseball/ Softball games for High School and Jr. High today April 4th have been cancelled.
The High School baseball game for today, April 1st has been moved to Bell City. The bus will leave at 3:10 with game time at 4:30.
Our second grade class has been talking about making a difference in reading . We decided to work together to make a difference in our community by giving to the Blessing Box to help others in our town. Thanks to all the parents that sent items for the kids to donate today. They enjoyed walking down and filling the Blessing Box .
What an exciting day in Mrs. Miller’s 2nd grade class!!! We had a special visit from a local children’s author Cari Pointer. Cari read and presented her newest book “Puxi and Ninja Bill” and also shared her other two books with the class. We had a blast listening to the stories and making super hero masks that went along with the character of the books. Thanks to Cari for coming today!! The students loved it!!!
What a great day of living history in Mrs. O’Dells 7th grade World History classes. Today, Vietnam Veterans, Doyle Mitchell and Ron Clinton shared about their time in service during the Vietnam Conflict. We are so thankful for this opportunity to hear these great men speak to our classes. What an honor!
The Softball and Baseball games for today at Puxico have been cancelled.
Here is your chance...Puxico R-8 School is hiring! We are looking for positive, motivated, and qualified individuals for the following positions. Applications and more information may be found on our school website at www.puxico.k12 or moteachingjobs.com High School Principal Elementary Teacher (upper elementary) Junior High Math Teacher High School Math Teacher Ag Teacher/FFA Advisor Business Teacher/FBLA Advisor HS Special Education Teacher Substitute Teachers Substitute Bus Drivers Substitute Custodians
Mr. Stephens & his 1st hr class is working hard welding the new Livestock Pens for the Stoddard County Fair! They are looking GREAT & will be a wonderful, well-needed & much appreciated addition to the livestock show barn. THANK YOU Mr. Stephens & his Ag students for this remodel so all of our county’s area students can enjoy them for many years to come.
Kindergarten has been talking about sharing and helping in their reading this week and what better way to show that they love helping than by giving to our Blessing Box in town. The Blessing Box is located in front of City Hall in Puxico. If you have extra items or want to give to the Blessing Box, you can take your items by at anytime. Our Kindergarteners have some big hearts. Thanks to the parents for all their help as well. Share the kindness! “Take what you need and leave what you can.”
This group of Jr. High FBLA members competed this year & have been attending the Jr. FBLA State Leadership Convention the past 2 days in Columbia. We are very proud of all the competitors & the students who earned an award today: Thomas Burch, Lainey Wilkerson, Kinlee Strickland & Gabe Williamson. We are proud of you!
Thursday, March 7 now-7:00 pm Today we are hosting our 3rd quarter Parent/Teacher conferences. Elementary conferences are by appointment. JH conferences will be held in the cafeteria. Parking for JH conferences is best in front of the Arnold Ryan Gymnasium. HS conferences will be in the high school building. Please stop by the office for your child’s report card before visiting with teachers. Just as a reminder, school will not be in session on Friday, March 8.
A special thank you to the Kohn family for welcoming our 8th grade students into their deli today for lunch. KOHN’S DELI in St. Louis is world renowned & has been featured on The Food Network Channel. But most importantly for our trip today, the folks that started the deli were Holocaust survivors who after the liberation, immigrated to the US. Mr. & Mrs. Kohn opened this deli which is still operated today by their grandchildren. Mr. Lory Kohn, the grandson, was grateful we travelled all that way to learn about the Holocaust & he asked us for a group picture with him & we were honored to do so.
What an amazing day! Our 8th graders showed the upmost respect today at the St. Louis Holocaust Museum. They had the great honor of meeting & listening to a Holocaust survivor, Ms. Rachel Miller. Ms. Miller was 8 Years old when the tragic events began to unravel for her & her family. She was the sole survivor out of her parents, 2 brothers & a sister not to mention the 96 other family members who also lost their lives during the Holocaust. Her story is one of tremendous strength & perseverance of any human being. We thank her for sharing her story with us today.
The Puxico Elementary & Jr. High Staff & students would like to extend a thank you to the Imaginary Theatre Company through Three Rivers College & Patrons of the Arts On their GREEK MYTHS: HEROES & MONSTERS production by Michael Erickson. Puxico Schools would also like to thank Tyson Foods & First Midwest Bank of Puxico for sponsoring the production today! We appreciate it!!
This year’s Puhicah ceremony will be held in the Arnold Ryan Gymnasium on Friday at 6:30 pm. You will be able to purchase previous yearbooks and order sport season picture discs in the lobby. Admission to the event is $1. Please come out and support our candidates and our yearbook program!
Join us Saturday evening, March 2nd, at 6:30 for a night of trivia sponsored by the High School Beta Club. For more information email email@example.com.
The deadline to register for this year’s Daddy/Daughter Dance is fast approaching. No entries will be accepted after Monday, March 4. Please tag any interested parties that may need to know about this event and remind your friends and family. Additional forms can be picked up in the high school office or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don’t get a reply by the following day please follow up with a phone call to make sure your message was received. We ask that you turn in your entry as soon as possible.
Parents of the 2019 Senior Class: There will be a Project Grad meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in Mrs. Armstrong’s Classroom in the high school building.
Basketball District Games scheduled for today at Chaffee have been cancelled. We will have an updated schedule out this afternoon!
Due to current weather forecasts, Puxico School will release at noon today, Friday February 15.
Based on the projected weather forecast for Friday, February 15th, there is the POTENTIAL for Puxico R-VIII School to be called off sometime during the day tomorrow. This is just a heads up so that parents can make arrangements for their students. At this time, we plan to be in attendance all day. We will be monitoring the weather and will make the necessary adjustments as needed. Thank you.
Senior night here at PHS as we honor the dedication, ability, and sportsmanship of these amazing students. Back row from left to right: Jamie Craft, Austin Wilson, Sophia Hancock, Braiden Jones, and Hunter Walker. Front row from left to right: Shelby Hobbs, Jordan Calzoni, and Bailey Burns. Congratulations to all and thank you for representing Puxico Schools so well!
Tonight was another hard one for Puxico High as we watched our very own Sophia Hancock play her last ballgame on her home court. Sophia is the daughter of Todd & Tammy Hancock, and she is the all time leading scorer for the Lady Indians Basketball Team. Thanks for the many great memories and being an all around great teammate. We wish you so much success in the future!
We are wrapping up the Puxico Homecoming 2019 activities this week with the dance this evening. Everyone looked beautiful & handsome in their evening party attire & smiles. It was a nice way to wrap up this Friday night. Congratulations to Seniors Sophia Hancock & Austin Wilson, the 2019 Queen & King.
SOCK CAP DAY!! Due to colder than normal temperatures tomorrow, students may wear a sock cap at school
Due to secondary road conditions, Puxico R-8 Schools will not be in session on Tuesday, January 22nd
Here is your chance for more Indians basketball! SCAA tournament will start today at Bloomfield. JV will play Woodland at 5:00 and Varsity will play Bernie at 8:00. Come out and support the Indians!
THE SURVEY IS STILL OPEN AND AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 18, 2019. Please read below for more details. January 7, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians: On behalf of the Puxico R-VIII School District, I would like to thank you for your support on helping provide the best learning opportunities for our children. I have provided a link to a short survey in which I would welcome your feedback on the educational environment within the confines of our district. Please submit your survey by Friday, January 18, 2019. The link for this survey will also be available on the district’s website at www.puxico.k12.mo.us Thank you in advance for your help and the guidance that it provides us. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yKhDwLKhhUy-rBdGHla_Weo8teEmwcNPmoPiYKUctQtUOTBTWjVRNjM5RFFUWkpWMjRSSzVUUzg2QS4u Sincerely, Mr. John Garner, Superintendent Puxico R-VIII School District
January 7, 2019 Dear Parents and Guardians: On behalf of the Puxico R-VIII School District, I would like to thank you for your support on helping provide the best learning opportunities for our children. I have provided a link to a short survey in which I would welcome your feedback on the educational environment within the confines of our district. Please submit your survey by Friday, January 18, 2019. The link for this survey will also be available on the district’s website at www.puxico.k12.mo.us Thank you in advance for your help and the guidance that it provides us. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yKhDwLKhhUy-rBdGHla_Weo8teEmwcNPmoPiYKUctQtUOTBTWjVRNjM5RFFUWkpWMjRSSzVUUzg2QS4u Sincerely, Mr. John Garner, Superintendent Puxico R-VIII School District
Get into the Christmas spirit by cheering on your favorite Indians. Stash the ugly Christmas sweater and break out the orange & black! Monday, 12/17-Girls basketball tip-off at 6:00 on their home court against Scott City. Let’s fill the stands! Tuesday, 12/18-Boys’ Basketball will host a home game against Kelly. Games start at 6:00. INDIAN NATION COME ALIVE!
So proud of our Indian teams tonight. Both teams got the win! JV beat Greenville 65-60. Varsity trailed the whole game and game from behind during the 4th quarter with a 67-64 win. Both teams and all players fought hard and hustled and never gave up. Puxico proud! Come out next Tuesday at home as we take on Kelly at 6:00.
What an AMAZING opportunity for the students of Puxico High School! Yesterday, the Harold Holigan family was on campus to announce to the student body their plans to provide scholarships to TRCC, SEMO & MIZZOU for their first year of college. Mr. Randy Stephens had the honor of introducing Mr. Holigan’s daughter, Ms. Rebecca Smeltzer. Ms. Smeltzer spoke to the students about the scholarship & wanting to give back to the Puxico community.
Our High School Beta students represented us well at state convention. We are proud of their hard work on their competitions and their exemplary character on the trip. Winners: Gracey Wilkerson - 1st place woodworking Kyle Elledge - 2nd place ag science Kendall Armstromg - 2nd place on site art Bailey Burns - 3rd place speech Hannah Jones - 3rd place trading pin Kylie Miller - 3rd place mixed media Kayla Nash - 4th place drawing Allison Faries - 4th place painting Audrey Martin - 5th place speech
We are very proud of our students & their awards today! They all worked very hard! Congratulations to Cole Barnfield, Abigail Runzi, Molly Faries & Trevor Fortner! Trevor’s Campaign Skit earned 2nd Place!!! Way to go Trevor & all the Jr. Beta’s that made that all come together!! You guys did an outstanding job!!
The 7 seed upsets the 2 seed: Lady Indians move to the championship side of the bracket with a win over Woodland. They will play Wednesday night at Chaffee against the winner of the Chaffee/Delta game.
Awesome team effort tonight Ladies. Proud to be an Indian!!!
PTO will be distributing the fundraiser pies today in the gym lobby from 3-6pm
Today we have completed a test of our notifications system for this school year. If you did not receive a notification please contact the building office for your child’s grade level. You can download the app on any smart device by searching for Puxico School in the App Store on any Apple or Android device. Elementary 222-3542 Junior High 222-3058 High School 222-3175
On Monday, November 12 you are invited to the Freedom Assembly in the Puxico Arnold Ryan Gym. the Puxico High School Student Council will partner with our area VFW, teachers, students, community members, area organizations, and the Prostart program to honor our local veterans and their guests. We will provide a veteran's ham lunch beginning at noon in the FEMA gym. It will be catered by our Puxico Prostart classes. Please have any local veterans call the high school office to RSVP at 573-222-3175. Our school will join together in the Arnold Ryan Gym for our Freedom Assembly at 1:30. All are welcome to attend.
It is with much pleasure that the WiseHeart Foundation announces a scholarship opportunity for those enrolling in the spring for dual credit course offerings through TRCC and SEMO. To be eligible initially, applicants must meet the requirements for the dual credit program as outlined by the respective college and be currently enrolled as a junior or senior at Puxico High School. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Harold Holigan family. Mr. Holigan is a proud alumnus of the PHS class of 1959, and a 1963 graduate of the University of Missouri. Presently he and his wife reside in Dallas, Texas.
The FEMA lobby will be the only entrance into tonight’s Orange and Black Games, And also tomorrows Jr. High Boys game vs. Dexter. (Due to voting) Admission into the Orange and Black Games is a Gatorade!!
Black and Orange Tailgate TODAY! November 5th 2018 5:30 Tailgate/ Bake Sale/ Quilt Raffle Sale/ Face Paint ( Fema parking lot if nice/ Fema lobby if rain) 5:45 Booster Club kids dribble drills 5:50 Cheerleader Intro and Cheer 5:55-6:00 JV Boys Warm up/ Door Prize drawing 6:00-6:15 JV Boys Scrimmage 6:15-6:25 Elementary Free Throw Contest 6:25- Door Prize Drawing 6:25-6:35 HS Free Throw Contest 6:35-6:45 HS Girls Warm Up 6:45-7:00 HS Girls Scrimmage 7:00-7:10 Elementary 3-Point Contest 7:10- Door Prize Drawing 7:10-7:20 HS 3-Point Contest 7:20-7:30 Varsity Warm Up 7:30-7:45 Varsity Scrimmage 7:45-7:50 Final Door Prize Drawing/ Thank Yous All games/scrimmages will take place in the Arnold Ryan Gym
Black and Orange Tailgate-TOMORROW! November 5th 2018 5:30 Tailgate/ Bake Sale/ Quilt Raffle Sale/ Face Paint ( Fema parking lot if nice/ Fema lobby if rain) 5:45 Booster Club kids dribble drills 5:50 Cheerleader Intro and Cheer 5:55-6:00 JV Boys Warm up/ Door Prize drawing 6:00-6:15 JV Boys Scrimmage 6:15-6:25 Elementary Free Throw Contest 6:25- Door Prize Drawing 6:25-6:35 HS Free Throw Contest 6:35-6:45 HS Girls Warm Up 6:45-7:00 HS Girls Scrimmage 7:00-7:10 Elementary 3-Point Contest 7:10- Door Prize Drawing 7:10-7:20 HS 3-Point Contest 7:20-7:30 Varsity Warm Up 7:30-7:45 Varsity Scrimmage 7:45-7:50 Final Door Prize Drawing/ Thank Yous All games/scrimmages will take place in the Arnold Ryan Gym
Black and Orange Tailgate -In 2 DAYS! November 5th 2018 5:30 Tailgate/ Bake Sale/ Quilt Raffle Sale/ Face Paint ( Fema parking lot if nice/ Fema lobby if rain) 5:45 Booster Club kids dribble drills 5:50 Cheerleader Intro and Cheer 5:55-6:00 JV Boys Warm up/ Door Prize drawing 6:00-6:15 JV Boys Scrimmage 6:15-6:25 Elementary Free Throw Contest 6:25- Door Prize Drawing 6:25-6:35 HS Free Throw Contest 6:35-6:45 HS Girls Warm Up 6:45-7:00 HS Girls Scrimmage 7:00-7:10 Elementary 3-Point Contest 7:10- Door Prize Drawing 7:10-7:20 HS 3-Point Contest 7:20-7:30 Varsity Warm Up 7:30-7:45 Varsity Scrimmage 7:45-7:50 Final Door Prize Drawing/ Thank Yous All games/scrimmages will take place in the Arnold Ryan Gym
Black and Orange Tailgate in 3 DAYS November 5th 2018 5:30 Tailgate/ Bake Sale/ Quilt Raffle Sale/ Face Paint ( Fema parking lot if nice/ Fema lobby if rain) 5:45 Booster Club kids dribble drills 5:50 Cheerleader Intro and Cheer 5:55-6:00 JV Boys Warm up/ Door Prize drawing 6:00-6:15 JV Boys Scrimmage 6:15-6:25 Elementary Free Throw Contest 6:25- Door Prize Drawing 6:25-6:35 HS Free Throw Contest 6:35-6:45 HS Girls Warm Up 6:45-7:00 HS Girls Scrimmage 7:00-7:10 Elementary 3-Point Contest 7:10- Door Prize Drawing 7:10-7:20 HS 3-Point Contest 7:20-7:30 Varsity Warm Up 7:30-7:45 Varsity Scrimmage 7:45-7:50 Final Door Prize Drawing/ Thank Yous All games/scrimmages will take place in the Arnold Ryan Gym
Black and Orange Tailgate in 4 DAYS! November 5th 2018 5:30 Tailgate/ Bake Sale/ Quilt Raffle Sale/ Face Paint ( Fema parking lot if nice/ Fema lobby if rain) 5:45 Booster Club kids dribble drills 5:50 Cheerleader Intro and Cheer 5:55-6:00 JV Boys Warm up/ Door Prize drawing 6:00-6:15 JV Boys Scrimmage 6:15-6:25 Elementary Free Throw Contest 6:25- Door Prize Drawing 6:25-6:35 HS Free Throw Contest 6:35-6:45 HS Girls Warm Up 6:45-7:00 HS Girls Scrimmage 7:00-7:10 Elementary 3-Point Contest 7:10- Door Prize Drawing 7:10-7:20 HS 3-Point Contest 7:20-7:30 Varsity Warm Up 7:30-7:45 Varsity Scrimmage 7:45-7:50 Final Door Prize Drawing/ Thank Yous All games/scrimmages will take place in the Arnold Ryan Gym
The Ford Drive for Your School event is coming up this Friday, November 2nd. They will be set up on the FEMA parking lot from 11 AM through the evening hours. Participants will complete a form and drive a vehicle if you choose. No strings attached. Ford makes a donation for each household represented. Come out and support the High School Beta Club!
The Ford Drive for Your School event is coming up this Friday, November 2nd. They will be set up on the FEMA parking lot from 11 AM through the evening hours. Participants will complete a form and drive a vehicle if you choose. No strings attached. Ford makes a donation for each household represented. Come out and support the High School Beta Club!
No matter how you look at it, It’s always tough to end a season. No matter the record, no matter the tears, sweat, or utter exhaustion because in the end the memories made during the season will last a lifetime. Those memories & the traditions is what will always bond you together as a team. We are proud of our Lady Indians! A special thank you to all the young ladies who showed the underclassman what the Puxico traditions are, thank you parents for your dedicated support, & thank you coaches for the passion, energy & drive you provided throughout the season!
The Black and Orange Gatorade games will be November 5th!! Get your first look at our High school Girls and Boys basketball teams!! The Booster Club will be providing hot dogs and other refreshments, there will be face painting, bake sale, door prizes and more!! Admission will be a Gatorade, and the fun will start at 5:30. You don’t want to miss it!
Puxico R-8 Teacher Professional Development Day- October 18, 2018: WOW! Our teachers have it going on folks!! They provided the most relevant, hands-on, user friendly, I can take back to my classroom NOW type of breakout sessions that most would have paid thousands of dollars to attend! We have amazing teachers!
Looking forward to Saturday, 10/20 as the band will be performing for parents and friend at 830am at the band field, and then off to Park Hills marching festival that afternoon, performance time 3pm, Park Hills High School.
Reminder: PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES are Thursday, October 18 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Elementary conferences are scheduled by appointment. Junior High & High School conferences are drop in. Call today if you need to make other arrangements to speak with your child's teacher.
Well that was a win...no, it was 2 wins! Way to go Puxico 7th & 8th grade boys’ teams. They both pulled off a win tonight at Bell City against the Cubs! The Cubs has some good ball handling and great shots, but the Indians brought home victory! The crowd and cheerleaders were great at keeping the guys and the coaches pumped up! It is a good day to be an Indian!
Puxico Band traveled to Carterville, IL today to face some stiff competition. They performed wonderfully and had some of the best band parents and support staff with them. Thank you Puxico Band and directors for another awesome band Saturday! Outstanding Drum Major- Puxico Outstanding Auxiliary- Puxico Outstanding Percussion- Nashville Outstanding Music- Pinkneyville Outstanding Visual- Nashville 3rd Place- Pinkneyville 2nd Place- Puxico 1st Place- Nashville
What a great way to start the Jr. High Boys Basketball season by celebrating Coach Clinton’s 70th Birthday! The basketball boys planned this surprise for him today at lunch. Needless to say he was very pleasantly surprised & to have the team there to help celebrate this special milestone was even better. The boys presented Coach with a signed basketball & a beautifully, delicious cake. Top notch boys!!! Good luck tonight on your season opener vs. Greenville! Happy 70th Birthday Coach Clinton!
Good morning to students and staff at Puxico R-VIII. Have a great week of school. Go Indians!!!
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