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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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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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Lowery To Remain As Principal

Principal Jimmy Lowery will remain at Timbo School next year, after the board rescinded his resignation Dec. 14. The board had accepted Lowery’s resignation at a previous meeting, but he changed his mind, Supt. Rowdy Ross said. Lowery is principal for kindergarten through 12th grade at Timbo. See full school board story in the Dec. 23 issue. ...

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School’s AAA Appeal Denied

Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) has denied Mountain View School's appeal of its placement in the new combined classification districts for Arkansas athletic conferences. Affecting basketball, baseball, softball and soccer, the new classification places the Yellowjackets in a new 10-district conference but then requires them to play a completely difference group of teams in the district tournament. See ...

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Henley Is New Band Director

Mountain View School welcomes a new band director this year, and he couldn't be more enthusiastic about the program or about making his home here. "This is why teachers teach, to be in a place like this, with kids and parents like this," Blake Henley said Aug. 7 during the final day of a week-long practice camp. See the full story in the Aug. 12 issue. ...

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Brenda Jones Retires

Brenda Jones has seen many changes during more than three decades in education. She has retired after 34 years of teaching in Stone County, having worked in both the Timbo and Mountain View school systems. See her story in the August 5 issue. ...

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