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Stewart Retires After 31-Year Teaching Career

By Edie Sutterfield Upon her retirement this spring, Rachelle Stewart is leaving not only a 31-year teaching career, but a lifelong association with Rural Special School. The youngest of four children, Stewart is an alumnus and graduate of the school but practically grew up there, as well. Her father, Rodney Rushing, was superintendent, and her mother, Angalee, was a teacher. “My dad was the superintendent ...

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Class of 2017

2017 graduates are featured in the May 17 issue following commencement ceremonies at the three Mountain View School District campuses May 13. Above, Timbo senior Doss Weatherford gives a humorous salute to teachers in a closing statement at Timbo High School's graduation. ...

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Student Art Shows

The Mountain View High School Art Show sponsored by Mountain View Art Guild was held last week, with works of art from each grade level receiving awards. The top winners for each grade senior to freshman were, from left, Trine Spann, Allison Davis, Kyle Coombs, and Kaitlynn Mitchell. See winning artwork from Timbo students on the photo page in the March 22, 2017 issue. ...

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Dr. Seuss Day

Local students celebrated Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) with special activities. See information and a photo page in the March 8, 2017 issue. ...

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‘Kiss A Pig’ Fundraiser

Lanya Baysinger kisses "Cheerios" the pig at Mountain View School on Feb. 7. Mountain View Middle School held a “Pigs, Pies and Duncan Pride” fundraiser, collecting money in jars for designated teachers to see who would have to kiss “Cheerios” the pig or get a pie in the face. Students gathered in the gym to watch the event. Proceeds of more than $3,000 were accepted by Bryan Duncan to help with his ongoing ...

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Test Scores Net District Awards

Mountain View School District has received several awards based on 2015 test scores, according to Supt. Rowdy Ross. Each year, the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas creates a report entitled the “Outstanding Educational Performance Awards” highlighting the highest-performing schools and those that have made great progress in Arkansas. Timbo High School received four awards: “Be ...

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School District Approves $500 Staff Bonuses

All Mountain View School District personnel will receive a $500 bonus in December, approved by the board at its Nov. 14 meeting. The bonuses will cost approximately $153,000, Supt. Rowdy Ross told the board. The board also hired Crystal Nesseth for a nurse/aide position at Rural Special and accepted the resignation of Kim Mitchell, family and consumer sciences teacher at Mountain View, who is retiring. Full ...

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EAST Students Plan Projects

Students in Mountain View’s EAST Initiative have adopted several projects that fit this year’s National Service Project theme of “Strengthening Foundations of Learning” and they welcome the public’s participation. Environmental and Spatial Technology, Inc. is a project-based, service-learning oriented program. It is a coordinated effort to provide students with an educational atmosphere that allows them to ...

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School District Takes Entergy Incentives

Energy Efficiency incentives from Entergy Arkansas are helping Mountain View School District save money by reducing the amount of electricity required for operation. “Entergy Arkansas offered Mountain View School District a financial incentive to upgrade our facility, and it turned out to be a really good opportunity for us. The money we’re saving on energy we can now re-invest in our school,” Mountain View ...

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2017 Graduation Set May 13

Mountain View’s 2017 seniors will graduate on campus next spring, with ceremonies at all three county schools set for Saturday, May 13. Times are as follows: Mountain View at 9:30 a.m., Timbo at 5 p.m., and Rural Special at 7 p.m., with ceremonies taking place in each school’s gymnasium. Mountain View’s graduation has been in the Ozark Folk Center auditorium for several years and last year was moved from Sa ...

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