Canned food drive sponsored by the 4-H is still in full swing. Send in your canned foods or boxed items until the 16th. The elementary class with the most items will get a movie and popcorn day when we come back in January.
My project expires Dec 5. Only $159 to go. Check out my classroom on DonorsChoose! I'd love your help to bring my project to life: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/a-starry-night-for-art-in-verona/4273291/
It’s been a nice holiday break, and we’re ready to see all our students tomorrow. Be sure to dress warmly, and wear your purple and gold to support the basketball teams. Both boys and girls start tournaments tomorrow.
Please support this. We will run out of time on Dec 5. Giving Tuesday will increase your donation by 50%. https://secure.donorschoose.org/donors/send_friend.html?sharetype=proposal&proposalId=4273291
Welcome to Slowvember in the Art class. Check out the class blog at: https://wildcat-art.blogspot.com/ We will be posting Slowvember projects as they are completed.
REMINDER: Please don't forget to help support your Boys' and Girls' Basketball Team! The deadline to order is tomorrow night. Please go to www.bsnteamsports.com. The access code is VERONA. THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
No School Tuesday November 12, 2019
Wind chill will be at or below zero in the morning. Please make sure your student is dressed warmly. We want them to keep all their fingers and toes!!!
Just want to let you know that bus four is running a little late.
The weather is not what we had hoped, but we are looking forward to hosting our Veterans today. The reception for Veterans is at 2:00, and the assembly begins at 2:30.
Elementary Band practice has been cancelled today 11/11/19
Please join us as we honor our Veterans on Monday, November 11th. Veterans are invited to a small reception from 2:00-2:30 in the cafeteria, and the assembly will begin at 2:30 in the gymnasium. Please extend this invitation to the Veterans in your life.
Progress Reports will go out on Monday. There was an issue with our system today, and they could not be printed. We apologize for the inconvenience. However, you can view grades anytime in the parent portal.
Verona Elementary Family Math Night; tonight at 5:30-6:30. Bring the family for games and snacks.
With sick season coming on, don't forget, you have a clinic right here in the school! Provided by Cox Health! Fast and easy and works with all insurance. Come visit Shanda Tosh to see what it's all about!
Reminder: The Boys and Girls Basketball teams are selling t-shirts, hoodies, polos, etc. The deadline to order is NOW November 13th! To order you must go to www.bsnteamsports.com . The Access Code is VERONA .
JH Boys Basketball - please wash and turn in uniforms to Coach Long tomorrow (Thursday, October 31st).
The Boys and Girls Basketball Teams are selling basketball gear. You can buy anything from T-Shirts, Hoodies, Polos, 1/4 Zip Jackets, and etc. Visit www.bsnteamsports.com. The access code is VERONA. THANK YOU for your support! WE ARE VERONA! WE ARE FAMILY!
Dreaming of being Drug-Free Life Everyone wear your Pajamas!
Sadly, the elementary reward trip is changing since the weather is so unpredictable. We will stay on campus, and have a movie and popcorn morning. Students can bring snacks and drinks if they want. Refunds will go home tomorrow. Thanks for being so flexible!
This week is Red Ribbon week! Tomorrow have your kiddos from head to toe show that they are drug free by wearing Crazy hair and socks!
If you have not brought your permission slip or money back for our field trip please do so tomorrow. Our field trip is Tuesday!
Missing hoodies, jeans, sweats, shorts, sneakers, and jackets? Lost and Found items were sorted, washed, and will be available at the cafeteria during Thursday night's Parent Teacher Conferences. Beanies and gloves also available. Left overs will be donated to needy students.
Oct 23, Lawrence County Health Dept. Flu Clinic in Verona School Nurse office. 7:15 -10:30 am. Permission notes sent last week, not too late to sign up. Parents and siblings welcome. Medicaid = free, other/no Insurance is $5.00@ child, $30@ adult. Call 1 833 402 9580 x 521.
Report Cards were handed out today in the Junior High and High School. You can also view grades in the Parent Portal. If you don't know the login just call the office and we'll help you. Also, we hope to see all of our parents at Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday or Friday.
Elementary report cards will be handed out during parent teacher conferences Thursday and Friday. See you then!
Picture Retakes are scheduled for October 15th
Parents are welcome at the MSSU cross country meet on the 16th for grades 3-6.
There will be no JH Boys basketball practice tomorrow morning (10-2-19)
Tonight's JH Basketball schedule @ Shell Knob: Games begin at 5:30 Girls A 1/2 Girls B (14 min running clock) Boys A 1/2 Boys B (14 min running clock)
Please remember that tomorrow is Winter Wednesday. If your kiddos bring a dollar they may buy ice cream at lunch time. Also, our Children's Smile Center visit is tomorrow so you may remind your kiddo.
Smoking and Vaping are causing havoc on a person's teeth. More teenagers are using these products. Children Smile Center staff will be on campus October 2, 2019 to perform a Free Dental screening/fluoride treatment. Permission notes are going out today. Please return these ASAP.
JH Boys Basketball Schedule 9/23-9/27 9/23 - practice 6-730 am 9/24 - games @ Purdy 9/25 - practice 6-730 am 9/26 - games @ Shell Knob 9/27 - No practice (Teacher PD Day)
There will be a meeting at 7:30 AM on Tuesday 9/17/19 in Coach Long's room for anyone interested in playing JH/HS baseball this spring. Information such as off-season schedule, game schedule, and requirements will be distributed. Contact Coach Long with any questions.
Today’s junior high boys basketball practice has been cancelled. We will have a walk through Monday before we go to Hurley.
The Children's Smile Center is doing a FREE Dental screening and Fluoride treatment on all PK - 6 Grade on September 25, 2019. Permission notes are going home on 9/11/19.
Fifth Grade Cardiac Kids Fasting Blood work is on September 12, 2019. Your student received a bright pink permission slip on 9/10/19. If you want your student to participate, please complete the form and return on Thursday 9/12/19. No permission form, NO Blood work.
Volleyball moves on to the 5th place game with a win over Southwest (2-0). We will play the winner of Lockwood and Golden City. Game time is 3:15!
Verona Volleyball will play Southwest at Purdy. Game time is 1:30pm.
Verona girls went 2-1 in pool play! Lost in 2 sets to Sarcoxie. Both sets final score was 25-20. Keep working hard girls! Tournament time TBA.
The Verona FFA boosters is Partnering with the Missouri Cattlemans at the Verona picnic tonight until 10pm. Come see us for a great dinner. Steak dinner $10, Hamburger dinner $7 hotdog dinner $5.
Guess what Winter Wednesday is upon us! This means every Wednesday students can buy ice cream at lunch for just one dollar! We hope you can enjoy this sweet treat!
Please donate to my donors choose project. If you put the code LIFTOFF within the first 7 days they will double your donation up to $50. Check out my classroom on DonorsChoose! I'd love your help to bring my project to life: https://www.donorschoose.org/project/lets-get-kids-faster/4401266/
Remember that tomorrow is PBIS Acting safely- Don't wreak your day, instead dress like your favorite video game character!
The Junior High Basketball Teams are selling team shirts. You can either order through one of the players or you can email Coach Weiss at email@example.com.
Remember this week is PBIS Spirit week. Tomorrow is Spotted being respectful. 101 Dalmations. Wear your polka dots!
Reminder; picture day is tomorrow!
A great first day of the State Fair for Verona FFA. Courtney Freiburger and Ashley Freibuger took Grand Champion in Div. 6 Agriscience, Rachel Calison won a Grand Champion with her junior heifer, and Seth Calison won Reserve Grand Champion with his senior yearling heifer. #Veronaffa #doingtolearn #learningtodo
ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES: Physical will be given at the High School on Monday, August 19th. The cost of the physical is $5.
Junior Basketball: Practices start on Monday, August 19th at 4:00pm. Those of you that turned in a Physical last year don’t have to have another one this year. You will have to turn in a Pre-Participation form. Sixth graders and athletes that did not have a physical last year will have to turn in a physical and the Pre-Participation form. See Coach Weiss for the documents. Make sure you have them done by the first practice!
It was a fun idea; however, 5/6th grade parents won’t be able to rotate through the 4 teachers due to conflicts with other classes at Open House. Everyone come and go as you please and enjoy visiting with the teachers. See you soon!
Open House will be held on August 8th from 6-7. Students’ first day will be the 12th. It’s great to be a Wildcat!!
CONGRATULATIONS! It was just announced that Courtney and Ashley Freibuger will be competing at National FFA Convention in Agriscience! Agriscience projects are selected to compete at Nationals only after they have won on the state level and went through a rigorous review through a national committee. Courtney and Ashley will be competing against 12 other projects within their division. Great Work and Good Luck at Nationals!
Elementary students will need a sketch pad for art. Everything else will be provided.
Happy Fourth of July!! Be safe and act responsibly.
Happy July! Don’t forget to be reading at home; either on your own or with someone every day! It’s good for the brain! 😃
Tomorrow is the last day of summer school! We will have a water day at school. Please send an extra change of clothes, shoes, and a towel. They WILL get wet! Please put sunscreen on your child before they come to school! Thanks!
Due to the weather, elementary summer school will not be going to the pool today. Students will be reimbursed today or tomorrow.
Elementary summer school will not be swimming today due to weather.
Summer school parent pick up will be located down near the playground for today.
Baseball Sectional Update: Due to the impending weather tonight we are going to move today’s baseball start time up to 2:00 pm.
ELEMENTARY BASKETBALL CAMP UPDATE: We will not be going today because the baseball game has been moved up to 2:00 pm. We will go Tuesday and Thursday this week and Monday thru Wednesday next week.
Elementary Basketball Camp Update: On Monday we will be ending at 4. We are doing this because the baseball team plays at 4:30.
Sectional Baseball Information: vs Walnut Grove @ Verona Baseball Field Monday, May 20th, 2019 Start Time: 4:30 pm Cost: $7.00
Congratulations to our Baseball District Champs!
Congratulations Ashley and Courtney on their getting 1st Place for their Food systems division 6 State FFA Agriscience project, titled: Flour Power. They presented a research paper prepared by them and took questions from judges. These members worked extremely hard, even coming to school after the school year had ended to perfect their project.
Summer school for 2019-2020 K-12 students starts tomorrow, Wednesday 15th. Free breakfast served starting at 7:30, classes begin at 8. Lunch provided, parent pick up at 2:45. No school on Fridays, ends June 18th. See you in the morning!
Due to the marshland that is our field, and the cool temperatures; we will be staying inside. Teachers and staff will be working on doing fun events in the hallways and classrooms, so the kids can still enjoy some physical activities.
Elementary will go ahead with plans for field day tomorrow. Be advised, the ground will be wet and muddy. Bring a change of clothes, shoes, a towel. If it is raining we will stay inside. Parents are more than welcome to come and participate or help out.
Elementary Talent Show is Tuesday. We are going to start at 1 in the gym. Parents are welcome to come and watch their students. This is going to be so awesome!
Congratulations to our Scott Tech Award Recipients. I’m proud of your hard work!
Blue Reward Field Trip forms need to be returned tomorrow. If you have any questions, please call the school.
The Verona R-VII School District has a new phone number. It is 1-833-402-9580. The old numbers will not be used after a period of transition. You may start using the new number immediately. Thank you.
Because of thunderstorms predicted for this afternoon, 4th grade canceled their field trip to Neosho. We did however have a great day at school, watching movies, eating popcorn, & drinking hot chocolate! We even had a STEM competition with paper airplanes. Field trip $ sent home.
Egg Rolls are here! If you ordered Egg Rolls please pick them up today!!
Verona 7-12 Academic Awards Night is tomorrow, Thursday, April 25. We hope you will join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of so many students.
4th grade is going on a field trip! Permission slips are coming home today. Please send permission slip and money back to school by April 24.
Bus 4 had a substitute driver this evening. It was involved in a very minor accident with a pickup. There were no injuries nor any vehicle damage.
Grades 3-6 start their math MAP testing tomorrow through Thursday. Let’s get plenty of rest, and be ready to do our best!
Seventh and eighth grade start state testing tomorrow. You can help your student do their best by making sure they get to school on time, encouraging them to get a good night’s sleep, and feeding them a healthy breakfast. You are the most important influence in your students lives. Thank you for supporting them.
Congratulations Entomology team! They will be representing Verona FFA at the Missouri State FFA Convention! Ashley Freiburger, Courtney Freiburger, Rachael Lietz and Hailey Francisco competed this week in the Southwest Missouri District competition and because of their hard work have qualified to compete at State.
Fifth Grade will be going to Roaring River on Monday, April 15th. Please be sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather and have on closed-toe shoes!
The Wildcat Pageant has been canceled due to lack of participation. Sorry for any inconvenience.
This is in relation to Elementary summer school. The flyer states preschool; however, it is only for students going into kindergarten through seventh grade. Sorry for the confusion.
THANK YOU VERONA!!! Project K.I.D.S. Bond Issue passed. Thank you for providing a safe room for our kids as well as a new gym to make room for all of our activities.
2019 Wildcat Pageant 6:00 p.m. April 13, 2019 $25 to enter Forms available at the High School Office For more information contact Mrs. Guiles 498-6042
Student Council Egg rolls on sale now! Pre-order your egg rolls today through April 23rd. Egg rolls will be available for pick-up on April 26th. $1 each or $5 for 6.
Please remember to VOTE today.
4th grade is going on a field trip! Permission slips are coming home today. Please send permission slip and money back to school by April 5.
Verona R-VII Employment Opportunity Verona R-VII School District is seeking applicants for a part time custodian. This position will work 16 to 24 hours a week Monday through Friday. Interested applicants may apply at the central office or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, April 1 - Lifetouch will be taking Spring Sports Pictures and Classroom Group Pictures. Bring Your Best Smiles and Uniforms if needed!
If the proposed No Tax Increase bond issue is passed, the project will feature a below grade fully encased concrete locker room area large enough to house or entire student population in case of a tornado as well as a competition gym with enough seating capacity for our most crowded events such as graduation.
WHY AREN'T THESE EXPENSES INCLUDED IN OUR OPERATING BUDGET? Operating funds are used to support salaries and benefits, transportation costs, utilities, textbooks, and other supplies. Operating funds are used for maintenance and upkeep; however, there is very little left for facility upgrades.
There will be no Elementary girls practice today because of weather. We will practice Saturday from 10-12. Also tomorrow’s game is at Purdy. Try to be there by 4:00.
Get your student's required 2019-2020 shots done for free.Tuesday 3/13/19, CARE Mobile FREE Immunization Clinic applications went out today to your student. Applications are due on Monday 3/12/19.
HOW CAN WE DO THIS WITHOUT INCREASING TAXES? Each year the District retires or pays off old debt from previous bond issues. As this debt is paid off, the existing levy can continue and the funds can be used to pay for bonds that are sold for new improvement projects.
We apologize, if your student rides bus 4 there has been a delay in pick up. We are trying to resolve the issue as soon as possible. If you need assistance contact the elementary or high school offices.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM TO PAY FOR THE BONDS? The District obtains bids and sells bonds to the buyer with the lowest interest rate. The District then pays back the debt over a period of years with tax dollars. This process is similar to a home loan.
Will the Bond Issue raise my taxes? No. This is a NO TAX INCREASE Bond Issue, meaning voter approval will not increase the District's current debt service tax levy, which is dedicated to the repayment of bonds.
Missouri State Unuiversity Research on the benefits of a 4 day week https://www.ky3.com/content/news/Local-research-shows-favorable-view-of-four-day-school-weeks-504345441.html
What is a Bond Issue? A bond issue is a traditional way for schools to borrow money to pay for major school maintenance and repair projects, such as adding security measures or upgrading worn-out areas.
Today’s baseball and softball jamborees that were scheduled for today have been cancelled due to weather. These jamborees will not be made up.
Tonight’s 4,5,6 grades music performance at 6:30 is being postponed due to a family emergency. We are sorry for any inconvenience and disappointment. We will be looking to reschedule at a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
Today’s Elementary Basketball game is scheduled to be played here vs Purdy. The girls will start at 4:30.
The Junior High Volleyball scheduled for this evening has been canceled.
Due to potentially hazardous road conditions the Mini Cheer Camp scheduled for March 1st has been canceled.
Verona R7. No school today. Roads have black ice in spots. 2/28/2019
ELEMENTARY BOYS BASKETBALL will have practice from 3:15 to 4:45. We moved the time up from 5 because the baseball and softball teams will be outside.
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School is being canceled at 1:30 PM today so we can get our students home safe before the snow gets bad. The district basketball game scheduled for tonight at Marrionvile has been postponed until tomorrow.
School is in session for Thursday February 7. Be safe.
Congratulations! Jareckza Alvarado won the poster challenge! #GreatKindnessChallenge
Tomorrow is the beginning of homecoming spirit week. Dress like a twin and earn Wildcat Points for your class.
Since school has been cancelled, there will be no volleyball practice January 30.
No school Wednesday January 30, 2019 due to weather and roads.
The Verona R-VII School has lost one of its JH/HS Faculty members last night. The staff member died after a recent health struggle. We have counselors from area schools at Verona today to help with the grief of our students and staff. Please keep an eye on your children and let us know if you feel they need to see a conselor later in the week.
We are experiencing issues with the telephone due to circumstances outside of our building. We have a couple of cell options for the day. Elementary 417-229-7877 Jr High/High School 417-669-8603
A few Verona students has Fifth Disease. It is a virus that most kids recover from quickly and without complications. It causes a distinctive red rash on the face that makes a child appear to have a "slapped cheek." https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/fifth.html
Junior High and High School first semester report cards and state testing reports are being mailed out today. You may check your students grades online at anytime. If you need help logging in to the Parent Portal please contact the high school office.
Wednesday 1/9/19, Cox CARE MOBILE will give FREE, State required Immunizations for 2019-2020 School year to current Pre School, Seventh, and Eleven grade Verona students at Verona Schools.. Call 417 498-6042 to request required documentation. Be done for next year!
We have our movie and popcorn day tomorrow, students will be wearing pajamas, as well. It’s not too late for parents to volunteer to help out with popcorn and hot chocolate. Students dismissed for Christmas break at 12:30.
Special thanks to those who sponsored a float in the parade and those that came out to support students. Community Matters!
Monday is crazy holiday sock day. Plus, the staff will be treated to lunch by the admin team. #celebrateMonday
We have seen many students and staff with upset stomachs, vomiting, sore throats and headaches these past few days. Just a reminder that your student needs to be fever (above 100.4F), vomit and diarrhea free for 24 hrs without medication before they can return to school.
Senior FAFSA Night is underway! Have some food and get some help with financial aid. All seniors and their parents were invited. We are here until 6:30. It’s not too late to join us.
Tomorrow is holiday hat day for the junior high and high school. Be creative! You might win a prize.
Verona R-VII School will dismiss early today, Monday 11/12/2018 at noon due to the potentially poor road conditions.
Veteran's Day Celebration November 12th Breakfast 8:15 - 9:00 Ceremony 9:15 -10:00
National Young Reader’s week starts Monday. Veteran’s assembly and marathon reading in classrooms. Tuesday Buddy Reading with peers. Wednesday Mrs. Whitehead reads to classrooms. Wed. dress in marathon clothes. Thursday wear pj’s lounge and read. Friday board game day.
Friday, November 2 is a work day for teachers. Students have a three day weekend. Enjoy!
Tomorrow, elementary students may wear costumes, but no face paint or masks. If they do not want to wear costumes, our color theme is orange and black. Thank you.
Reminder; PreK, Kindergarten, and 1st grade students’ music performance will be held tonight in the gym at 6:30.
Parent pick up will take place at the northwest gravel parking lot today October 26th. Enter using the fire lane on the west side of the school district. We will release parent pick up once the buses have left. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
The Verona R-VII School District is in need of substitute teachers. If you have 60 hours of college credit or know someone that does, please have them contact the school to be placed on our substitute list.
Tonight is senior night for volleyball and pink out. Verona students get in free when they wear pink. Teachers may wear jeans with pink today at school. And Parent Teacher Conference Day is tomorrow from 11-7. Make today great!
Your student might have been exposed to Impetigo. It is highly contagious. It causes sores and blisters mostly around nose and mouth. More information available at https://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-impetigo-symptoms.
Lawrence County Health Department Flu Clinic Scheduled for October 18 and 19, 2018. Open to the public on October 19th, from 10am to 2pm. Call 498-6042 for appointment.
There is no school for Verona students tomorrow September 28. School pictures are Monday October 1. No habrá clases para los estudiantes de Verona mañana 28 de septiembre. Las fotos de las escuelas son el lunes 1 de octubre.
You are invited to the FFA Fish Fry tomorrow night from 5-8. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for adults.
Wanted to remind parents of the reward trips and those requirements. A’s, B’s, and C’s only. No Referrals 95% Attendance 3 or less missing assignments First trip will be coming in October. Details will come home at a later date. Thank you.
We are happy to announce that our onsite Virtual Medical Clinic provided by CoxHealth is open! Please contact our school nurse or onsite navigator for cost and hours of operations.
Progress reports go home with students today, Friday, September 7th. Also, please visit the new website www.veronar7.net and download the Verona R7 phone app.
Reminder, students have a four-day weekend due to teacher in-service tomorrow and Labor Day. We will see everyone back on Tuesday. Enjoy your family time!
Checkout the new district app #veronar7 @austinela8 @whiteheadmelody
Junior High Girls Basketball Practice starts tomorrow from 3:30 -5:30
The mission of the Verona School District is to help students: acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to become healthy and productive adults; become life-long learners who are able to manage change; improve the democratic process and have a positive impact on their communities, their country, and the world.