The Warsaw R-IX Board of Education recognized Miss Kenyan Beck at the January 20th Board of Education meeting.  Kenyan has read over one million words as of January 2022 and is well on her goal of reading 2 million words by the end of the school year.  Kenyan's 5th grade teacher is Ms. Branna Murray.  Congratulations, Kenyan!  We are very proud of you and your academic success!

Pictured: front left to right: Kenyan Beck, Branna Murray.

2nd row left to right:  Mr. Tony Warstadt, South School Principal, Dr. Amie Breshears, board member,  Carolynn Fisher, board member,  Michael Schockmann, Board President,  Leslie Grace, Board Vice President,  Dr. Amber Campbell, board member, and Tracey Spry, board member .


Congratulations to Warsaw High School Archery team member Hudson Karr for qualifying for the Archery State meet in both 3D and Bullseye events.  Hudson received 2nd place at the recent Skyline tournament in both 3D and Bullseye with a score of 281 and 275 respectively.  The team scored 1488 points in the 3D event.  

Scores from Skyline 3D event: Hudson Karr - 281 with 16 10's, Elliot Kowal - 254 with 8 10's, Brian Coffey - 241 with 4 10's, Logan Schockmann - 239 with 5 10's, Ashlyn Laue - 237 with 7 10's, Anna Siegel - 236 with 4 10's, Joey Swank - 181 with 3 10's.  Great job Archers!

Pictured below: left to right- Logan Schockmann, Anna Siegel, Ashlyn Laue, and Hudson Karr.

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Congratulations to our December Students of the Month! Our character word for December was Compassion! 💚
Great work, kiddos!! 🐾
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SOUTH SCHOOL SHOUT OUT--Ms. Kenyan met all of the December reading counts challenge goals and earned pizza with the principal. Great Job!
SOUTH SCHOOL SHOUT OUT--Huge Shout Out to Gideon Yoder, he met all of his reading goals and incentives thus month and was awarded pizza with the Principal.

On November 8, 2021 the staff of the Warsaw School District came together for a professional development day.  The theme of the day was What is Your Why?  The staff worked together to discover or rediscover their WHY.  Why they chose to teach, why they love what they do, why they dedicate their life to teaching.  

Video by Dennis Larson.

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Congratulations 2021 Yearbook Staff:
The Missouri Interscholastic Press Association has announced that the 2021 Ozark Echoes yearbook entitled "The New Not So Normal," was awarded the top ranking in the state, All-Missouri. Congratulations yearbook staff! This is a great honor.

We are very proud of you all!!

2021 State XC Championships, Columbia, MO (Gans Creek) 
State XC Championship Results:
Alyssa Alcantara (Senior) - 21:19.00 (60th out of 170 runners)
Alyssa has been a State Qualifier for 4 straight years and has an All State Championship under her belt.  It has been one fun ride to be a part of her High School XC Running career.  She has fought injuries and pain and still managed to wrap up a strong XC career. Where have these 5 years of being Alyssa's coach gone.  It feels like just yesterday I started working with her as an 8th grader.  I will definitely cherish all the memories. She will be greatly missed but I know that she will move on and do amazing things with her future.

George Montez (Junior) - 18:14.70 (88th out of 170 runners)
Congratulations to George on a strong run at State.  George ran his 2nd fastest time in his 3 years of running high school XC.

George enjoys the atmosphere and likes to soak up the fun at the State XC Championships.  He enjoys making friends with his competitors and is happy to be a part of such an event. I look forward to George's senior year.  He has made a goal to push himself and prepare himself for this final year of XC as a senior next year and can not wait to be a part of it.  
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Alyssa Alcantara, Wildcat, George Montez, and Coach Banfield.
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After all the rain we have had this week it was nice to see the sun and run on a beautiful day. Warsaw qualified Alyssa Alcantara and George Montez to the State XC Championships in Columbia next weekend. 
State Qualifiers:
Alyssa Alcantara - 8th (top 30) HS
George Montez- 25th (top 30) HS
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Individual Results:
Alyssa Alcantara - 20:57.93
Second fastest time all year.  Few seconds shy of her season best from the Buffalo meet earlier this year. 

George Montez - 18:20.36 

Fastest time posted this year. 

Logan Schockmann - 19:23.81
Second fastest time he has run so far in his HS career. 

Jaxson Deckard - 20:45.80 
Jaxson set his personal record fastest time by one full minute.  Nicely done!! Jaxson has a bright future as he has improved greatly since the start of the season.

Hudson Karr - 21:02.33 
Hudson has done great this year considering that he dual sported it this year while playing Football.  Not an easy task running Saturday meets following late Friday night games.

Elijah Long - 22:49.74
Eli set his personal record running time by 1 min and 33 seconds.  

BAND NEWS: This last Saturday, October 23, 2021, the Wildcat Band wrapped up its competition season.  They received 3rd place in their class at the Champion of Champions Festival Saturday with season high music score of 77.3 and season high auxiliary (color guard) score of 55.3.  
If you see any band members give them a congratulations!  A higher music score of 65 was our goal this week and they eclipsed that and outscored our music marks from last year!  They have grown so much this year and I'm proud of them. 

Please congratulate Logan Schockmann for making All State Choir!  He is one of the top four basses in the west central district.  This is the highest honor for a choral student in the state of Missouri.
“Congrats to all district choir members! Samantha Pearman, Benny Kowal, Reece Brazel, Dakota Steinhoff, Corbin Thirstrup, Jesse Parker & Logan Schockmann. Women's Honor Choir members are Jolina Givens, Nora McMillin, Ellie Murrell, Julie Huckaby, Brea Jolliff! Good work everyone!!”