Quantcast

Neosho School District Strives for Accredited Distinction - KOAM TV 7

Neosho School District Strives for Accredited Distinction

Updated:

The 2012-2013 Annual Performance Report for Missouri School Districts is out...and some area schools are seeing some successful scores. The Neosho School District is one that excels in the standings - but just barely missed the top ranking by less than 1 percent.

As students head back to class...teachers at Neosho High School are hoping to make this year an academic success.

"We push every single student to reach their full potential. We have great expectations for them and I think because of that the students know that and that's why they take it as a responsibility of their own to use the tools that we've given them." says High School English teacher, Krista Asbell.

Since the release of the Missouri School Improvement Program 2013 Annual Performance Report, Neosho is striving to reach the highest level in the program - accredited with distinction...a goal they missed this year by just a slight margin.

""I'm very proud of them, but its bittersweet because we just needed 7 tenths of a point to be exemplary or to be with distinction. And we were so close." says Assistant Superintendent, Glenda Condict.

One area Condict says the school is focusing on is improving the English and language arts courses. After reviewing the individual area scores - the school came up with a plan to make this year's curriculum even better.

"We have made the curriculum more rigorous. A process based, critical thinking curriculum." Condict says.

The English department at the high school plans to focus on the area of non-fiction reading and writing.

"We're really trying to teach them higher level thinking more past the why question. More to really dive into it and really apply to themselves and what does this mean to me." says Neosho High School Language Arts teacher, Gretchen Hughes.

To see how other schools in the area scored on the assessment...click here, or copy and paste this link into your browser.

http://dese.mo.gov/MOSIS/documents/District_2013APR_20130814.pdf

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Financial News and Opinion Site Ranks Joplin Least Healthy City In Missouri

    Financial News and Opinion Site Ranks Joplin Least Healthy City In Missouri

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-09-25 23:55:01 GMT
    A financial news and opinion website ranks Joplin as the least healthy metropolitan city in the state. The study is based on factors like adult obesity, premature death, and the smoking rate.  The 24/7 Wall Street website says the city of Joplin Missouri has a 5 percent higher smoking rate than the national average, along with having the largest obese population in the 8 metropolitan cities of the state. Although it can take a push, the moms I met at Cunningham Park are tr...More >>
    A financial news and opinion website ranks Joplin as the least healthy metropolitan city in the state. The study is based on factors like adult obesity, premature death, and the smoking rate.  The 24/7 Wall Street website says the city of Joplin Missouri has a 5 percent higher smoking rate than the national average, along with having the largest obese population in the 8 metropolitan cities of the state. Although it can take a push, the moms I met at Cunningham Park are tr...More >>
  • Joplin Walmart Participates in Nationwide Wellness Day

    Joplin Walmart Participates in Nationwide Wellness Day

    Saturday, September 23 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-09-23 23:01:55 GMT
    Rangeline Walmart in Joplin joined 4,700 other Walmart stores across the country for Wellness Day. As people head into Walmart to get their grocery shopping done, they have an opportunity to check a  different kind of errand off their list. "We are doing some basic screenings, we're doing blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings, calculating body mass index" says Dr. Feagan.  The State of Obesity reports that Missouri's diabetes rate is the ...More >>
    Rangeline Walmart in Joplin joined 4,700 other Walmart stores across the country for Wellness Day. As people head into Walmart to get their grocery shopping done, they have an opportunity to check a  different kind of errand off their list. "We are doing some basic screenings, we're doing blood pressure screenings, blood glucose screenings, calculating body mass index" says Dr. Feagan.  The State of Obesity reports that Missouri's diabetes rate is the ...More >>
  • Expanded Joplin Head Start in Full Swing After Federal Grant

    Expanded Joplin Head Start in Full Swing After Federal Grant

    Friday, September 22 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-09-23 01:41:18 GMT
    An early head start program in Joplin is in full swing after a recent expansion. The Economic Security Corporation applied and received a six million dollar federal grant in March, helping families and daycare providers. Thanks to the grant  the Joplin Head Start program has been able to double the amount of kids they have in their program this year, helping low income families. "There was more needs or more children that needed to have a place to be, because we have...More >>
    An early head start program in Joplin is in full swing after a recent expansion. The Economic Security Corporation applied and received a six million dollar federal grant in March, helping families and daycare providers. Thanks to the grant  the Joplin Head Start program has been able to double the amount of kids they have in their program this year, helping low income families. "There was more needs or more children that needed to have a place to be, because we have...More >>
Powered by Frankly

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.