School News

Dr. Clint Hall Named as Gainesville Jr/Sr High School Principal

At the regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 19 the Gainesville School Board hired Dr. Clint Hall as the 7-12 Principal for the 2021-2022 school year.  Dr. Hall currently serves as the Ava Elementary Principal. “I am humbled to serve as the 7-12 principal at Gainesville. The community will find that I am a student-centered…

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Ava Seniors Plan Next Steps

                Submitted Photos (Top to Bottom): Danielle Phillips was accepted to Polk State College in Florida where she plans to major in Respiratory Therapy. Danielle is the daughter of Marcus and Bobbie Fritz. Cade Pinckney was accepted to Ozark Technical Community College where he plans to pursue a…

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Track

The Ave Bears girls track squad took a first place finish in the Ava meet held April 1. The Lady Bear squad recorded 156 points. Licking finished second with 93 and Mountain Grove third with 54. Individual finishes for the Ava team were: Javelin-Madalyn Russell, fifth; Yahira Saltkill, sixth. 100 Meter Hurdles-Celia Fossett, first; Sara…

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Ava Bears Baseball

The Ava Bears baseball team added three road wins in play last week for a 6-2 record. The wins included shutouts against Liberty and Springfield Central. The Bears opened their week with a 14-0 win at Liberty in a South Central Association Conference game. Ava scored their first two runs in the second. After Colton…

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Ava Middle School MAP Testing Schedule

The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) will begin for middle school students the final week of April. Following is the schedule for 5th – 8th grade. 5th Grade Science – April 26-27 Math –  April 29-30 ELA –  May 4-5 6th Grade ELA – April 27-28 Math – May 4-5 7th Grade ELA – April 27-28…

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2021 Spring Soccer Scores – Game 2

U4 No Scores Kept U6 Impressions – 2 Double D Designs – 0 Double D Designs – 0 Wolfe Farms – 3 U8  Ron Mace Gravel Hauling – 1 Cheyney Auction – 2   Ruby Garden – 1 B & J’s Heating & Air – 2 U10 Casey’s General Store – 3      …

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Ava Bears Win Over Zizzers and Lions

The Ava Bears baseball team tallied two more wins with victories over West Plains and Mansfield last week. The Bears opened the week with a 10-3 win over the West Plains Zizzers. After three scoreless innings, the Bears broke onto the scoreboard with a four run fourth inning. Zach Richards led the inning off with…

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Ava R-I School Board: Teacher Stipends, New Insurance Consortium

by Michael Boyink The Ava R-1 School Board convened for a special board meeting at 5:30 p.m. on April 1, 2021. During the open portion of the meeting, the board discussed the following: Insurance Consortium The board voted 7-0 to begin purchasing employee health insurance through the “Mask-2” consortium. Dr. Dial said the rates will…

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