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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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Schools Prepare for Opening Monday

Local schools are gearing up for a new year with just a couple of changes to facilities at the Mountain View campus. A new awning at the entrance of the kindergarten building was being completed last week. Similar to the brick awning added at the elementary entrance a few years ago, the structure will provide a sheltered site for drop-off and pick-up of students. The track around the football field (picture ...

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School Personnel Hired

Mountain View School Board made several personnel decisions May 9, including hiring Carrie Futrell as Mountain View Elementary assistant principal and Casey Scribner as girls basketball coach and career orientation teacher. He replaces Steve Ross, who recently resigned the position. They also hired Matt Hill for a technology position, Robert Passmore as Timbo bus driver, and Denise Diffey as Mountain View b ...

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Commencement

Mountain View seniors (pictured) participated in commencement May 10, while Rural Special and Timbo held graduation May 14. See photos in the May 18 issue of the Leader. ...

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Graduation Dates

Confusion about graduation times at local schools was resolved by moving Rural Special's ceremony to the same time as Timbo's: 11 a.m. on May 14. Rural Special's commencement had originally been scheduled at 9 a.m., but a misunderstanding led to the staff planning for 11. District board members will divide duties and some will attend each ceremony. Superintendent Rowdy Ross will try to attend both if time a ...

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Student Charged In School Incident

A Mountain View High School student has been charged with "communicating a false alarm," a Class A misdemeanor, in connection with an incident at the school Feb. 4. A threatening note and four rounds of ammunitition were found in a high school gym restroom, resulting in a campus-wide lockdown. Full story in the Feb. 24 issue. ...

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