Congratulations Linn FCCLA Lifesmarts team for being in the top 40 teams in the nation and moving on to the second round! Keep up the good work! Team members: Ally Wagner, Gibson Tschappler, Emma Kucsik, Marissa Gehlert, and Case Pinkerton! We now move onto the interview section where they will pick the top 16 teams!
The Osage County R-II School District is seeking a part-time custodian on Tuesday-Friday evenings from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Starting pay is $10.36 per hour. Please send completed applications to email@example.com or drop it off at the district administration office at 141 Wildcat Drive. Applications can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/734060/General_Employment_Application.pdf
We will resume regular classes at the high school beginning next Tuesday, October 20. We want to thank everyone for their patience through this hybrid learning model. We will be glad to have all of our students back. Please encourage students to continue wearing their masks. We want to do everything we can to keep our staff, students and community safe and keep everyone in school!
In light of the fact that we have seen the number of positive COVID-19 cases in school increase as well as the cases in Osage County as a whole, we are going to postpone the craft fair scheduled for October 25. We hope to be able to re-schedule it at a later day if it become safer to do so. We hate having to postpone this traditional event, but feel it would be irresponsible to hold a large multi-community event during a time when cases are spreading and a lot of those cases are coming from large gatherings. We appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to navigate this unbelievably crazy path!
We received word yesterday that the waiver allowing us to provide free meals to students has been extended through June 2021. All students will continue receiving free meals for the remainder of the year!
Final score Wildcats 23 Wolves 37. Great try boys!
After first half Wolves 17 Wildcats 11. Let’s go Wildcats!
Lady Wildcats play a hard second half but fall to Newburg 40-25.
At the half Wolves 27 Wildcats 8
Just a reminder that all parents of students who are picking children up after school need to do so via the parent pick-up line. This is for students in elementary, middle and high school. Please follow the established process. This includes giving your name to the ladies close to the catwalk and getting a cone number. Your child will then be at the cone number you were given when it is your turn. We load ten cars at a time. Please wait in line until all ten cars have loaded and that line is dismissed. Do not pull out of the line and go around others. This creates a very unsafe situation for everyone involved. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!
We will be resuming Jr. High sports next week. Unfortunately, due to quarantines, we are unable to resume HS sports. Here are the events for next week: Monday 10/12 JHBB vs. St. Elizabeth, 5pm Tuesday 10/13 JHBB vs. Newburg, 5pm Thursday 10/15 JHBB @ New Bloomfield, 5pm Bus Time: 3:30pm Friday 10/16 JHBB @ Eugene, 12:30pm Bus Time: 11am
In an effort to be as transparent as possible, we have added a COVID-19 Dashboard to our school website. We will update this on a daily basis. The Dashboard can be found at the following link: https://www.linn.k12.mo.us/o/ocrs/page/covid-19-dashboard--7 The Dashboard can also be accessed by going to linn.k12.mo.us, clicking on Explore and clicking on COVID-19 Dashboard.
For students in grades 9-12, if you plan to pick up meals for your child on the days they are doing virtual learning from October 7-October 16, please follow this link to complete the form. Meals will be picked up in the administration office. They will be available for pick-up beginning at 11:00. https://forms.gle/Ku87EheGSGGuwRGL9
Tuesday, October 6 Breakfast Biscuits & Gravy Lunch BBQ Hamburgers Potato Wedges Peaches Milk
We would like to thank all of our parents for sending us your kids everyday. We know things are not exactly what anyone wants them to be right now, but we thank you for entrusting us with your children. We thank you for your continued support and dedication to our district. Please have a wonderful, relaxing weekend! We can’t wait to see your kids again on Tuesday!
Today's Menu is: Breakfast Biscuit and bacon Lunch Bosco sticks/dipping sauce Carrots/Ranch Oranges Milk
Wildcats fall to Eugene 8-4.
After five innings Wildcats 4 Eugene 7.
Due to miscommunication of the scheduling of umpires Eugene has postponed the softball game at Eugene for tonight 10/1
Due to unforeseen circumstances the band competition at Potosi has been cancelled.
Due to other schools dealing with unforeseen circumstances the Linn Softball Tournament scheduled for this Saturday 10/3 has been canceled.
FFA fundraising packets are due tomorrow (10/1) to Mrs. Niederhelm or Mr. Shepherd
After a well-played third set, Wildcats fell to Dixon 25-20. Great try, ladies!
Varsity falls to Dixon in second set 25-12.
The Junior High boys fought hard, but suffered a 10-48 loss against Chamois tonight. Hang in there, Wildcats!!
The Junior High girls played a great game aginst Chamois coming away with a 34-5 win tonight. Great job Wildcats!!
JV defeats Dixon 25-18 in second set to win the game! Great job Wildcats!
Tonight’s softball game (9/28) against Eldon has been postponed due to poor field conditions.
Today, September 23rd, is Picture Day at all Osage R-2 Schools! Remember you can preorder this morning online or send in your picture form. 😊📸👌
Linn Elementary Picture Day is September 23th! Due to COVID, it would be helpful for parent/guardian(s) to order online if at all possible. If you prefer to send in the paper copy with payment, we will certainly take that as well. Here is the link to order pictures online: https://bit.ly/35TqU6n
Since we now have our seating charts in place and some kinks ironed out on buses, we are no longer going to require our students to wear masks when getting on or off the bus. Thank you to all of those who were very diligent about doing this! Beginning in the very near future, we will have touchless thermometers mounted on the buses. Students will place their hand in front of the thermometer for a very quick temperature reading. During morning pick-up, if a child has a temperature over 100.4 and if the parent is at the bus stop, the child will remain in the parent's care and will not board the bus. If the parent is not at the bus stop, the child will wear a mask for the entire trip and will be seated in a seat alone. Once the bus gets to school, parents will be contacted to pick up their child. On the afternoon route, no child with a fever over 100.4 will be allowed to board a bus. The child will remain at school and parents will be contacted.
There will be a flu shot clinic held at Linn R2 on October 9 by the Osage County Health Department. Please see the attached letter for details. If you are interested in getting your child the flu shot on October 9, please contact school nurses, Lisa Walsch and Chelsea Smith, to obtain the consent form. If you have any questions, you may also contact our school nurses at 573-897-4200. Lisa's extension is 1104 and Chelsea's is 3334.
Wildcats with the win! 6-3. #wildcatpride
After 6 innings Bulldogs 3 - Wildcats 6.
After four innings of play, Bulldogs 3 - Wildcats 5. Keep it going boys!
Bus 28 is experiencing mechanical difficulties. Bus 2 has been sent as a replacement bus. The bus is running about 20 minutes late.
Lady Cats softball beats Cuba 12-10. Great job Wildcats!
Bus 17 will be at least 20 min behind schedule due to a mechanical issue. It is safely sitting at the school waiting for a replacement bus to deliver students. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Here is the link to watch the September School Board Meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AkuHrKhkWE
After 5 innings the Lady Wildcats are down 7-4
High School cheer leading Camp will be moved to October 5th, 9:30 am-3:30 pm.
Due to inclement weather the softball game at Eugene on 9/11 has been postponed.
Wildcats defeat Warhawks 10-0. #WildcatPride
After four innings Wildcats 4 Warhawks 0. #WildcatStrong
The Elementary's Week of Champions continues today with "GO TEAM!" We invite you to wear your favorite sports attire! ⚽️⚾️🥎🏀🏐🏈🏓🎳⛸🥊♟🕹🎮🛷🎣🥋🏒🥏🏇⛷
Lady Wildcats fall to Fatima in third set 25-5.
Varsity falls to Fatima in second set 25-17.
JV falls to Fatima in second set 25-9. Keep working hard, ladies!
Linn Elementary Supporters, Our most important fundraising campaign of the year starts today and your help is essential! With the funds raised this year we can look forward to: **Goal 1 - Updated playground equipment **Goal 2 - New technology upgrades **Goal 3 - Support with student field trips But only if we can count on your participation! Simply put, we re asking you to reach out to your friends and family and encourage them to shop for products in our fundraising catalog or online. The proceeds of every purchase will make a BIG difference in our fundraising efforts this year. There s a lot of great stuff in this year's catalog; with over 1,500 great products you can be confident that everyone you know will find something they like. Our fundraising sales only last a few short weeks, so do these quick, easy things today and let's get our momentum going! 1) Register your participant online by going to charlestonwrapstore.com and enter our Organization ID 15539 2) Invite friends and family to shop and support! Send emails, share on social media, and text the fundraising link to your friends & family to quickly spread the word! 3) Look out for the Charleston Wrap fundraising information coming home today! Below you'll find an instruction letter that you can use to ensure you are registered properly for the fundraiser and that all of your purchases are linked to our organization. Thank you for your support! Linn Elementary PTO
Welcome to "WEEK OF THE CHAMPIONS" at Linn Elementary! Our Evaluate testing will begin tomorrow. Please remind your student to work hard and do their best! 1st grade will test on Tuesday and Thursday. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades will test on Wednesday and Friday. 5th and 6th grades will test on Wed and Thurs. The Evaluate testing program is an online assessment covering the standards we need students to master at their grade level. The feedback we will receive from these monthly assessments will help us plan instruction and meet the individual needs of our students. Tomorrow is HATS OFF TO CHAMPIONS! We invite all students and staff members to WEAR A HAT!
Headed to the top of the 5th Linn leads Dixon 2-1
Wildcats lead Clopton 4-0 after 3 innings.
Tonight's baseball game at Belle has been cancelled due to poor field conditions at Belle.
The Elementary PTO will kick off the year tonight with a meeting in the Elementary multi-purpose room at 6pm. If you're interested in volunteering this year, we would love to have you join us! This is a great opportunity to find out how you can to support the great work of PTO in our school. We hope to see you there!
Beginning today, September 2, all students at Linn R2 will be getting free breakfast and lunch through December 31, 2020 as part of a program through the Department of Health and Senior Services. If your child is a resident of our district, but does not attend school at Linn R2, you may also get free breakfast and lunch for any child under the age of 18. If you wish to take advantage of this, you will need to contact the building offices at 573-897-4200 to let them know how many meals you will need. Pick up of these meals will be daily at 10:15 AM. If you have already paid money on your child's lunch account, we will just keep that money in their account so when we have to start charging again, it will be there. Please let us know if you have any questions.
The softball game vs. Cuba on September 8th has been postponed. Make up date TBD.
Tonight's softball game vs. Capital City High School have been postponed until tomorrow night 9/2, starting at 5 pm.
Tonight’s Baseball game vs St. Elizabeth and Softball game at Vienna have been postponed due to weather. Make up dates for both games are TBA.
After 4 innings the Lady Wildcats lead Hillsboro 2-0.
After 2 innings the Lady Wildcats lead DeSoto 9-1.
Lady Cats still lead over Farmington 5-3 after the 3rd.
Lady Wildcats take the lead after 2 innings. 5-3 headed into the top of the 3rd.
After the first inning Lady Wildcats Softball trails Farmington 2-0
After 3 innings Lady Cats trail 9-4.
After 2 innings Lady Cats still lead Northwest 2-1.
We have had a great first week of the school year! Thank you all for entrusting is with your wonderful children. Have a wonderful weekend with your families!
In effort to ensure Linn High School senior fall athletes receive the recognition they deserve during their senior season, we are going to move our senior night dates to earlier in their respected seasons. Softball - September 3rd, vs. Owensville @ 5:00 pm Cross Country - September 12th, during the Linn Invitational Volleyball - September 17th, vs. Centralia @ 5:00 pm
Thank you to Eric Morfeld and Andrew Medley for handing out Chromebooks to our students in grades 7-12. We appreciate you!
Bus 76 is held up in construction in the Cooper Hill area. She will be about 10-20 minutes late for the rest of the route. Thank you for your patience!
Thank you to all of our faculty, staff, students and parents for a great first day of school! It was so great to see everyone back and today was a great day! We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead. We will see you all again tomorrow!
Kindergarten parents: We neglected to adjust our supply list to ask for nap mats that are easy to wipe instead of soft blanket material. The traditional vinyl or plastic mats work well. If you have already sent or planned to send a blanket, we will use these at nap time and then send home to be washed until you have a chance to make the necessary adjustment. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Thank you!
The meal menu for the first week of school has been updated on the website. You can view them day by day with the Dining button. You can access the monthly menus under the District heading in the Explore menu. https://linn.k12.mo.us/o/ocrs/browse/130535
Bus 16 will be picking up at the crosswalk in front of the courthouse in the mornings until construction is completed in that area.
Middle School Basketball Practice Schedules Middle School Girls: August 24th - 8:00-10:00 am August 25th - 6:00-7:15 am Middle School Boys: August 24th - 6:00-7:30 pm August 25th - 4:00-5:30 pm
Project graduation face mask orders can be picked up in the high school commons from 12:00-7:00 today.
Tonight's athletic meeting will be held in the Field House. This is for any student/athlete and parents who plan on participating in a sport during the 2020-2021 school year.
We want to make sure everyone is aware of our upcoming events and guidelines. First, I want to let you all know that our re-opening plan can be found by going to the district website at linn.k12.mo.us and clicking reopen plan at the top. As part of this plan, all students who will be riding the bus must have a mask on when they get on the bus and when they get up out of their seat to get off the bus. While they are seated in their seats, they may take the mask off. All 7-12 grade students will also need a mask during times when they cannot social distance such as between classes, standing in lunch line, etc. All students who ride buses will also only be assigned to ride one bus. If you have not yet let us know where your child will be picked up and dropped off, please let us know as soon as possible. Thursday, August 20 is our Open House. Elementary open house is from 12:00-7:00 and MS/HS is from 3:00-7:00. We have allowed more time in order to allow families to come at different times and limit the number of people who are here at one time. We hope to see you there! All adults must wear masks to Open House. 7th grade will also have their mock school day from 4:00-5:00 on August 20. Parents who will be dropping off their child for school may do so beginning at 7:15. Breakfast will be served from 7:15-7:40. Parents who will be picking their child up from school may do so beginning at 4:00. We will let buses and high school drivers leave before parent pick-up. We will be utilizing the main parking area for parent-pick up after school. We will not be utilizing the circle drive behind the elementary school. We can’t wait to have all of our students back with us. We are committed to doing everything we can to keep our kids healthy and safe while providing a high quality education. We will see you soon!
Substitute Teachers needed!! The Board of Education voted to raise the rate for substitute teachers to $80 per day. DESE has also changed the requirements for substitute teachers. Full requirements can be found at: https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/substitute-teachers A Content Substitute certificate is for individuals wishing to substitute teach in the K-12 classroom setting (elementary, middle/high school content areas, special education, art, music, PE, etc.). A Content Substitute certificate may be granted to an individual who has completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit from a regionally accredited, academic degree-granting, college or university. Verification of these hours must be provided with an original transcript from each institution the applicant has attended. A Content Substitute certificate may also be granted to an individual who is at least 21 years of age, has a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED) or High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) and has successfully completed a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of department-approved substitute teacher training that includes professionalism, honoring diversity, engaging students, foundational classroom management techniques, basic instructional strategies, supporting students with special needs, and working with at-risk youth. Approved training is available here: Approved training will be available soon IMPORTANT, PLEASE NOTE: The rule allowing online training for substitute teacher certification will be effective on September 2, 2020. Substitute Teacher Certificates based on the successful completion of this training will not be issued until after this date. In addition to completing the training, an applicant will be required to pass a background check and submit an application for their certificate. If you are interested in substitute teaching in our district, please contact Trisha Ely at 573-897-4200 x 1003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cross Country practice will held at the High School course from 7-8:30 for the remainder of the week.
Here is the link to watch the August School Board Meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0jL6zkFsfE
Welcome Kindergarten Class of 2033! Some members of our school team are on a mission today! Parents, as your child discovers their welcome sign in your yard, we invite you to snap a picture of your kindergartener with their sign and add it to the facebook comments section. If you would rather send it to the teacher's email address, that is also fine. The teachers would love to display these at school. Students, we can't wait to see you in person. Welcome to Linn Elementary! 🎉
In order to begin planning transportation for the 20-21 school year, Linn R2 would like to gather information regarding your child's transportation arrangements. Please complete the questionnaire by following the link below. The questionnaire should take less than three minutes. Thank you for your help! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoEu7mXEz9bZ4Ad8MYKOy8CU0nJlpv4m1HOVoo-VeBDtBIeQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
2019-2020 Yearbooks will be available the first week of school. August 25th - 28th.
Reminder: 7-12 grades enrollment begins Monday, August 10th. Monday, August 10th 12th Grade - 9:00-11:30 am 11th Grade - 12:30-3:00pm Tuesday, August 11th 10th Grade - 9:00-11:30 am 9th Grade- 12:30-3:00 pm 7th and 8th Grade- 4:00-7:00 pm Please Social Distance during enrollment. Students who will drive to school during the 20-21 school year must have the following during enrollment. - Make, Model, License Plate #, and the correct change of $2.00.
OPEN HOUSE - August 20, 2020 Elementary Open House - 12:00-7:00 MS/HS Open House 3:00-7:00 All parents/guardians must wear a mask. Thank you for helping us keep everyone healthy and safe!
Any adults attending preschool screening tomorrow, August 5, 2020, will need to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will provide you with one at the door. Thank you all for your understanding!
Shot clinic in Linn Elementary gym from 3:00-6:00. Please come out and take care of those back-to-school shots!
The drive-thru shot clinic scheduled from 3:00-6:00 at Linn R2 today will be held in the elementary gym due to the weather.
The internet and phone system may be down for awhile today. If you need to reach Linn R2 schools, please contact one of the following two numbers: 572-897-0201 or 573-897-0244.
COVID-19 RE-OPENING PLAN By following the link below, you can view the entire COVID-19 Re-opening plan as it stands at this time. Please keep in mind that COVID-19 guidelines are constantly changing. As a result, this document will likely change throughout the year as well. If you have comments or suggestions, please email email@example.com. It is also important to remember that there are many different opinions and beliefs regarding COVID-19, including within the medical community itself. This plan cannot encompass the beliefs of everyone, but we have developed a plan that we feel gives us a good guideline by which to make decisions. We will continue to monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary based on the circumstances present at that time. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jJkXAOZB3syFS4dnhR2q23TIyvfTumd0CTOInpO_z70/edit?usp=sharing
One of the questions I’m receiving a lot is if we have to go to virtual learning will it be the same as it was last spring. To say we were completely unprepared to go to complete distance learning in March would be an understatement! Since that time, we have learned a lot. If we have to go to virtual instruction again, we will continue with new learning. Teachers will not just be doing review. They will be utilizing Google Classroom and Zoom to provide instruction. There may be other platforms they use as well if they are more suited to their content. Students in grades 7-12 will be provided with a Chromebook this year. For those families who do not have access to technology in grades K-6, we will be working with each family individually to provide instruction through a different method. There may be some students in grades 7-12 who also do not have internet access at home. Again, we will work with each family based on their needs. Please just know, new instruction will be occurring. Several of you have already sent questions or suggestions. I may not respond to you right away because I won’t be back in the office until the end of next week. Please continue to send your questions and suggestions! I will go through them all carefully when I return. For now, please have a great weekend. Try to forget about the stress this pandemic is causing right now and just enjoy some time with your family. Together we will get through this and we will help each other through the rough spots!
COVID-19 Protocols Dear Parents and Community Members, I know there are a lot of questions regarding school re-opening in the fall. We have been collaborating with the Osage County Health Department and and other area schools to develop a set of protocols designed to keep our faculty, staff and students as safe as possible when school resumes. We want our kids back at school and recognize the importance of having in-seat learning opportunities for our students. We also understand that virtual learning is not ideal for student learning and often creates additional stress for families. Please take a moment to view the draft protocols by following the link below. Please look these over and let us know your thoughts. You can send any feedback or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. While we may not be able to implement every idea, we will definitely consider every idea presented. We want your input! I hope you are taking some time to enjoy the summer despite the continued stress of COVID-19. Stay safe and healthy and we will see you soon! Sincerely, Dena Smith Superintendent https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M6Z0mZxb9kY8hRltN7jToewPCUILj2mlioJfs-CwTYw/edit?usp=sharing
The Osage County R-II Board of Education meeting will begin at 6:30 this evening in the elementary multipurpose room. This meeting will also be live streamed on YouTube. The link to access the You Tube live stream will be posted here approximately 10 minutes before the meeting begins.
There seems to be a lot of stress regarding the wipes and hand sanitizer items on the school supply lists. Those are on there every year and we did not take them off this year. We thought if people had any extras at home and could send one in, that would only help the overall cause. Please know the school is purchasing a lot of wipes and a lot of hand sanitizer. If you don’t have these items and/or can’t find them anywhere, please do not stress over it. We will take care of it. If you have extras you want to send in, we will take them. If not, that is absolutely fine!
Drive through immunization clinics being offered at several area schools and churches. Click on link below for more information! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1A2vsmeTx9_wsTEhT9K2vx6iWIvU0RCyr/view?usp=sharing
Cheer Camp for tomorrow has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
A huge congratulations goes to Tanner Brandt and JD Kruger for receiving the first ever Linn High School Gold Medal at National FCCLA Contest!!!
Happy 4th of July to our Wildcat family! Have a safe, enjoyable holiday weekend!
Osage County R-2 Schools has updated our web page. You can view it at http://linn.k12.mo.us You can also download our new app for Apple and Android. Links to those are available on the website as well. Check it out!
The district is beginning its transition to a new website with a new mobile app soon to be released as well. As part of this process, we will begin utilizing one Facebook page rather than having a separate one for elementary, high school and the district. This change will be effective immediately. If you already follow this page, you are all set! If you don't, please go to Osage County R2 Schools - Linn Wildcats (https://www.facebook.com/OsageR2Schools) and follow our district Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the most current news.
Click the link below to watch the 8th grade promotion/recognition night. https://youtu.be/WhOLMDrN25E
btyb Legends Bank Senior Recognition Night is tonight at 6:30 in the field house. Please observe social distancing.