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Annette Blackwell, who is retiring from teaching this year, got a somewhat late start on her career, and it would not have been possible without the support of her husband, Gene, she said. See the … more
‘Mr. B, why do you have to retire? I don’t want to come back to school if you’re not here,’ a kindergarten student recently said to Scott Branscum after he announced his retirement after … more
Barbara Dearien, a teacher’s aide at Mountain View School since 1966, was honored at a retirement reception Friday, with teachers both current and retired extolling her dependability, her ready … more
See the May 16, 2018 issue for photos from commencement ceremonies for Mountain View, Rural Special and Timbo graduates. more
Supt. Rowdy Ross had good news for the board at its April 9 meeting, including a clean accreditation report and an especially strong showing on the Arkansas School Performance Report Cards. “We … more
Chris Deitrick, coordinator of the local Backpack Buddies program, still gets chills every time he tells the story of how the program got its start. A series of coincidences or the hand of God at … more
Luke Fletcher of Mountain View bested eight other spellers to take first place in the Stone County Spelling Bee last Friday. Other Mountain View entrants were also top finishers, with Evan Fowlkes … more
Mountain View High School Band members will get a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform in the nation’s capital next spring, along with an educational experience designed to foster appreciation for … more
Mountain View School’s Resource Officer Keenan Glenn of the Mountain View Police Department was to be recognized this week at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Summit and Luncheon … more
School officials will be addressing some areas of concern in the local schools’ performance on the 2017 ACT Aspire assessment exam. “There’s a few times we’re below the state,” Supt. … more
Stone County teachers began work this week, completing required in-service and preparing for school to start on the 14th. Rural Special and Timbo were scheduled for open house Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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. more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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 … more
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