Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade parents: It’s hard to believe, but our Spring program is just 7 weeks away! This means we will begin auditions for speaking parts next week (February 25-28). Your child should have received a permission form in their backpacks today! If your child wants to audition for a part, I MUST have a permission form signed before their music class time! #MCEAlwaysLearning
Tonight, we will be celebrating Homecoming against Greenfield. As it is the final home game of the season, we will also be recognizing Senior Athletes. Here are the order of events for the evening beginning at 5:00... JV Boys Homecoming Coronation Varsity Girls Senior Recognition Varsity Boys Dance (In Cafeteria Until 11:00) #PantherNation
The Fall 2019 Softball Academic All State Awards have been released. Congratulations to the MCE Lady Panthers on being recognized as an Academic All State Team with a team GPA of 3.610. The following athletes also made Academic All State: Hannah Brisley, Riley Simmons, Rebecca Presley, & Olivia Blehm #PantherNation
The MCE Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) had their district competition today in Bolivar. All of the students worked hard for months preparing and did a great job. Here are the medalist results... Karley Painter and Martin Belt - 5th place in Entrepreneurship Esther Polocoser - 3rd place in Computer Applications Keaton Painter and Jackson Dilday - 2nd place in Marketing Keaton Painter and Jackson Dilday - 1st place in Publication Design (advance to state) Victor Duchscherer - 1st place in Computer Problem Solving (advance to state) Victor Duchscherer - 1st place in Cybersecurity (advance to state) Thanks to business teacher Mr. Barndon Martinsen for his preparation and time invested into our students. #PantherNation
This week in the state of Missouri, we recognize the amazing efforts of the volunteers who make up our local boards of education. At MCE, we would like to send a shout out to our board who have helped make decisions to achieve new heights for the Morrisville community and Marion C. Early R-5 School District. Thank you for volunteering your time for our students, parents, administration, teachers and staff. #PantherNation #MCEalwayslearning
Congratulations to the MCE speech team for winning the 3rd place sweepstakes trophy in Bronaugh on Saturday, February 8. The following students made it to finals and received these awards: Xavier Sanders received the 6th place medal in Original Oratory. Brooke Fincher received the 6th place medal in Storytelling. Maygan Irvine received 6th place medal in Program Oral Interpretation. Brooke Fincher received the 4th place medal in Radio Speaking. Megan Hamm received the 3rd place trophy in Original Oratory. Megan Hamm received the 2nd place trophy in Program Oral Interpretation. Preston Webster received the 2nd place trophy in Poetry Reading. Preston Webster received 1st place trophy in Program Oral Interpretation. Brooke Fincher received 1st place trophy in Original Oratory. Megan Hamm received 1st place trophy in Dramatic Interpretation. Other team members were Abigail Bowling and Alawna Bowling. The team will travel to School of the Osage on February 15. #PantherNation
On Tuesday, we had a handful of students take a career life skills trip to SRC in Springfield to learn about different employment options after high school. After SRC, they enjoyed lunch together before retuning to school. Thanks to Mr. Teague, Mrs. Beavers, Mrs. Means and Mr. Dunning for taking these students.
The boys basketball game with Ash Grove is on for tonight starting at 6:00. 2 full games
School will be in session on the following dates for make up days: March 16(Monday), April 6(Monday), May 4(Monday), and May 19-22. Reminders will be sent closer to those dates.
MCE has been hit hard with sickness, including the flu. Please remember, if your child exhibits flu-like symptoms, keep them home from school until they are fever free (without medicine) for 24 hours. Our custodians have been working very hard to sanitize and deep clean the entire building during the snow days.
Due to the condition of our gravel roads, school is canceled for Thursday, February 6.
Due to the confidence and timing of the impending winter weather, school is canceled on Wednesday, February 5th. Stay safe!
We keep adding MCE Alumni to our Veteran’s Honor Wall!! This past week, we added the oldest alumni who graduated from the Morrisville Academy High School in 1904. We are needing more of our recent graduates (grad years 2000-2019) to add to the wall. Pass and share this to help get the word around. Thank you to everyone who have contributed either pictures and/or money to this cause. #PantherNation
The basketball game with Conway boys tonight has been moved up to a 5:00 start instead of 6:00 because of the incoming weather for later tonight.
Due to illness and lack of players, the JV Boy's Basketball game at Golden City tonight has been cancelled. #PantherNation
Here is an updated of basketball games, homecoming and senior night in the next month: February 6th vs Ash Grove Boys @ 6:00---JV and Varsity February 13th vs Wheatland Boys/Girls @ 5:30 February 14th vs Greenfield Boys/Girls@ 5:00 Homecoming and Senior NIght
Here are the makeup dates & times for Homecoming along with Senior Athlete Recognition: Friday, February 14th vs Greenfield starting at 5:00. Order of games and events: JV Boys (Full Game) Homecoming Coronation Varsity Girls Senior Recognition Varsity Boys Homecoming Dance (Until 11:00 in FEMA) #PantherNation
The MCE JV Boys Basketball Tourney is on for tomorrow, January 25th starting at 9:00 AM.
Due to the inclement weather and safety of students and parents, Wheatland will not be able travel for tonight’s homecoming game. A makeup date for the game and homecoming festivities will be announced as soon as a decision. Is made. #PantherNation
The basketball games and homecoming has been cancelled for tonight vs Wheatland. Makeup date TBD.
School is cancelled for Friday, January 24.
Miles for Smiles will be here at MCE Feb. 6-12th. Forms are in the offices and in Nurse Steph's office. A new form must be filled out yearly. Please call Nurse Steph if you have any questions.
The MCE JV basketball tournament is on for tomorrow, January 18th.
Due to the timing of the incoming weather, schools is canceled on Friday, January 17. Stay safe, Panthers!
***UPDATE ON MCE BOY'S BASKETBALL GAMES TONIGHT*** DUE TO THE INTENSE RAIN AND FLOODING CONCERNS TONIGHT, THE BOYS BASKETBALL GAMES WITH ASH GROVE HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. A MAKEUP DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT A LATER TIME. #PANTHERNATION
We have had some phone calls about tonight's basketball games with Ash Grove because of the weather. The Boy's JV/V Games with Ash Grove ARE STILL ON for tonight. Games begin at 6:00. #PantherNation
Students have been released back to class and we will be monitoring the weather.
There is an active tornado warning in our area. The primary concern is north of us, but we are taking precautions and have all students safely in the FEMA. We will update you when students are released back to class.
The MCE boys and girls JV basketball tourney has been postponed for tomorrow, January 11th because of the incoming weather on Saturday. Makeup dates will be TBA.
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for earning a spot on the Fall 2019 Dean's List at Drury University in Springfield.... Emily Hinkle (2016) Elaine Choate (2017) Michaela Presley (2018) #PantherNation https://www.drury.edu/academics/day-school-deans-list?fbclid=IwAR1iVavNtzgvqISEgUypm20u8ALAWatBovyUAvyxhPgSWbPva0bJ6s1FBoc
For MS & HS Parents, Grade Cards are being mailed home today. For MS parents, you will also see a copy of your child's progress on their NWEA Benchmarking. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us here in the office. #PantherNation
Congratulations to MCE Alumni Jonathan Stander (2014) for making the Fall 2019 Dean's List at Missouri Southern in Joplin. #PantherNation http://moso-minute.mssu.edu/index.php/2020/01/fall-2019-deans-list/
We are excited to see all of our students back tomorrow, January 7! School will be in session the following Mondays for snow make-up days: March 16, April 6, and May 4.
This is a reminder that school will dismiss at 12:50 today. We hope everyone has a great Christmas break and we will see you back on January 7.
I know the snow days messed with finals at the MS/HS level. Attached is a modified schedule for Thursday & Friday for grades 6-12. Explanation about the schedule has been given to your teachers and they will help explain it to you tomorrow. Please notice the asterisk at the bottom about OTC and SAE students. Let's finish strong!!! #PantherNation
Due to our recent snow days, Christmas food baskets can be picked up on the next day school is in session. Pick up will be from 8:30am-3:30 pm. #panthernation #MCEalwayslearning
School is canceled on Wednesday, December 18 due to road conditions on our county roads.
Tonight's FFA Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony is postponed due to weather and is being rescheduled to a later date. #PantherNation
School is canceled for Tuesday, December 17. Stay safe and warm!
The boys and girls basketball games for tonight vs Greenfield has been cancelled. Makeup date will be on February 14th at 5:00 at MCE.
At Halftime of our Girl's Varsity Game last night, we recognized Zakh Taylor (Class of 2019) for winning the State Track Championship for the Class 1 100 Meter Dash last spring in Jefferson City. Zakh was a positive role model on and off the track. During the 2019 season, Zakh medaled over 20 times. At Districts, Zakh placed first in the 100, 200, and 400-meter dash. Zakh went on to Sectionals to place first in the 100-meter dash, second in the 200-meter dash, and third in the 400-meter dash, qualifying him for State in all three events. At State Zakh placed second in the 200-meter dash and first in the 100-meter dash, making him the 2019 Class 1 100 Meter Dash State Champion. Congratulations Zakh Taylor! #PantherNation
MCE Elementary Christmas Program (3rd-5th grade) is tonight at the fieldhouse. Program starts at 6:00. Students need to arrive by 5:30 and go to their classroom to prepare. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this performance. Santa and Elvis will be there. #MCEalwayslearning
MCE is seeking a motivated hard working individual to be a member of our night custodian crew. This is a full time position with benefits. For more information and to apply, click on the link below https://marionearly.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Congratulations to the MCE speech team for their 4th place sweepstakes finish on Saturday at Fair Grove. The following students advanced to finals and received the following awards: Brooke Fincher 5th place medals in Radio Speaking and Original Oratory. Megan Hamm and Courtney Strom 2nd place in Improviational Duet. Megan Hamm 2nd place in Program Oral Interpretation. Megan was in a 4 way tie for 3rd in Dramatic Interpretation and missed finals by .06. She actually finished 7th place. Preston Webster 1st place in Program Oral Interpretation and Poetry Reading. #PantherNation
State Track Championship Recognition Night on Monday, December 9th at 5:30 for Zakhary Taylor for being the state champion in Class 1 100 Meter Dash last spring during the varsity girls basketball game with Pleasant Hope.
Fordland Tourney Schedule for Saturday, December 7: MCE Girls vs Dora Girls at 1:30---3rd Place Game MCE Boys vs Chadwick Boys at 6:00---1st Place Game
We are currently having phone difficulties district wide, specifically fielding incoming calls. We are working to get the issue fixed.
FREE THERMOMETERS! 100% of families and staff are eligible for free thermometers through our school this year! Simply tap this link from your smartphone to sign up: https://get.kinsahealth.com/newUser . Orders close 12/13!
We have begun to receive and are hanging pictures for the Wall of Honor. If you are an MCE Alumni and have or are currently serving in the United States Armed Services, please send a 5x7 service picture with your name, year of graduation and branch in which you served. We will be getting these on the wall as they come in. We are also halfway to our goal of $500 to fund this project! Thank you to those who have contributed. Please send pictures and/or donations to: MCE High School ATTN: Honor Wall 5309 South Main Morrisville, MO 65710
Here is the Winter Edition of The Panther Nation. Due to the shorter than normal time between Thanksgiving and Christmas Break, this newsletter will cover both December & January. Have a great Thanksgiving!! #PantherNation https://www.smore.com/2h1kt
Yesterday, members of the MCE Junior Honor's Society went to Sac River Cowboy Church Event Center to help box up meals for area families in need for the Holidays. After the students boxed the meals, they helped to load them for delivery. Thanks to Mrs. Kayla Wilson for organizing this! #PantherNation
-Important Reminder- School will be in session on Monday, November 25 and Tuesday, November 26. Thanksgiving Break will be November 27-29.
Our automated calling system failed to call/text some elementary students. We are working on fixing the issue and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this caused.
Message from MCE- School will be cancelled tomorrow, November 12, 2019
Congratulations to our Cross Country Running Panthers at the State Cross Country Meet in Columbia today. Here are the results... Victor Duchscherer placed 39th out of 171 runners. Gavin Duchscherer placed 59th out of 171 runners. Libby Painter placed 38th out 173 runners. Hanna Williams placed 96th out of 173 runners. #PantherNation
As stated today in the assembly, we are in the developing stages of our MCE Alumni Honor Wall. This wall will feature MCE alumni who have served. It will also include those who may not have been able to graduate due to being drafted before graduation. If you send a picture (or scanned copy), include name, graduation year and branch of service. You can send pictures and donations to this address: MCE High School ATTN: Honor Wall 5309 South Main Morrisville, MO 65710 If you send a donation, please mark in the memo section of the check "Honor Wall". Our goal is to raise $500 to help pay for the frames and name plates. #PantherNation
Today, we were blessed to host & honor our area veterans in a festive assembly. A special thanks goes out to retired SSgt Chad Banks for his moving speech and for sharing his journey with us. Thanks also goes out Mrs. Cheryl Hinkle for another outstanding job in organizing this year's assembly. As always, a HUGE thanks goes out to all of our veterans. #PantherNation
All area Veterans and Guests are invited today as MCE honors those who have served our country in uniform. There will be musical performances as well as dramatic pieces from our drama department. Mr. Chad Banks, retired Air Force SSgt, will be our guest speaker. The assembly will begin at 10:00 AM in the Wayne Keltner Gymnasium. A lunch for all veterans will follow in the Field House Lobby.
There has been a confirmed case of the Chicken Pox in the elementary school. A letter with more information has been sent home with every student. There are guidelines from the Department of Health and Senior Services that must be followed for certain non-immunized (exempt) students. These individuals have been contacted. You can contact the School Health Office at 417-376-2215 ext 244, your doctor, or the Polk County Health Department with further questions about Varicella Virus (Chicken Pox).
One of the many amazing things about MCE is the giving and servant heart of our teachers and students. Yesterday evening, around 30 students and 10 adults from MCE went to Hands of Hope, which is a service project of Convoy of Hope. Students represented from MCE all came together from these organizations: Student Council, FCCLA, FFA, FBLA, FCA and NHS. Including our numbers, there were a total of 331 volunteers. Here's what our students helped to accomplish: · 1,723 pairs of Toms Shoes boxed for kids in rural communities all over the US · 737 baby care kits created for disaster survivors · 1,000 bags of groceries bagged for the Hope Connection right here in Springfield, MO & 1,200 bags of groceries for a Rural Compassion event in Lake Village, Arkansas ·4,030 lbs of cereal bagged for families in the US ·1,810 lbs of pasta bagged for families all over the world (8,320 meals total!) · & 5,000 bags labeled for food bagging projects in future weeks (so we can keep bagging those meals!) What these volunteers did last night, helps Convoy of Hope better serve hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world through our Children's Feeding, Women's Empowerment, Agriculture, Community Events, Rural Compassion & Disaster Services Initiatives. Thank you to our teachers for organizing and taking them and for our parents who helped to volunteer with them. #PantherNation
Congratulations to our Cross Country Running Panthers who competed at districts today in Linn. These runners are headed to state: Libby Painter medaled with 6th Place. Victor Duchscherer medaled with 6th Place. Gavin Duchscherer medaled with 7th Place. Hanna Williams medaled with 11th Place. State will be held in Columbia next Saturday, November 8th. They are coached by Mrs. Morgan Noblitt. #PantherNation
In Morrisville, we pride ourselves on being a patriotic community. At MCE, we pride ourselves with a tradition of graduates who have gone on to serve our country. With this in mind, we have created a Wall of Honor. This wall will honor all MCE alumni who have ever donned the uniform of one of the five branches of service. For this wall to be successful, we need the help of the community. This wall will consist of a 5x7 uniformed picture of each alumni. Each picture will then be framed and have a nameplate featuring the name, year of graduation and branch of service. If you have a loved one who has served or is currently serving, we would love for you to donate a picture (scanned or original, either will work) for us to feature them on this wall. The honor wall is situated at the student lot entryway so our students can help to honor their former classmates who have served. This project, like many others, comes with a small cost. If you know anyone who would be willing to donate to this cause, please see the High School Office and earmark your donation for the Honor Wall. Any amount would be appreciated. Our goal is $500 to help pay for the frames and name plaques.
Here is the November 2019 Edition of the Panther Nation Newsletter. This is a special Veteran's Edition. It features our faculty and staff members who are veterans, as well as our new Honor Wall. Enjoy! #PantherNation https://www.smore.com/1e97q
Congratulations to the following MCE softball players for making the Class 1 All Region Team: Hannah Brisley---Pitcher---2nd Team Eliza Francka---Catcher---2nd Team Nettie Wiggins---Infielder---2nd Team Riley Simmons---Outfielder---2nd Team
Many of our students at MCE get involved in extra and co-curricular activities. One of our current Seniors, Jon Schmoll, is finishing up his pilot's license and has over 50 hours of flight instructional time in the air. Here is his senior video produced by Dice Photography. Jon plans to attend The University of Alaska-Anchorage upon graduation and major in aviation. #PantherNation https://www.facebook.com/dicephotography/videos/386115182294415/?t=0
Class 1 District 3 All District Team: Hannah Brisley---Pitcher, Eliza Francka---Catcher, Nettie Wiggins---Infielder, Riley Simmons---Outfield, Olivia Blehm---Outfield
Each year on November 11th, the MCE Chapter of the National Honor's Society honors all those who have served in uniform within the Morrisville area. Since we do not have school on Monday the 11th, MCE will observe our annual Veteran's Assembly on Friday the 8th at 10:00 AM in the Wayne Keltner Gymnasium. All area veterans are invited to attend as we honor you! Please RSVP to the HS Office (417-376-2216) by November 1st so know how many to expect for the assembly. After the festivities, all veterans are invited to stay for a meal in your honor. When calling in, please include: Veteran's name and address, branch of service along with rank, and dates enlisted. Participating in this year's assembly will be a guest speaker along with the students of National Honor's Society, High School Choir & Band, and the Speech & Drama Department.
The Cross Country Meet at Ash Grove for today has been postponed until Tuesday, October 29th. #PantherNation
This week we celebrate Bus Driver Appreciation and National School Bus Safety Week. We are blessed in Morrisville to have incredible drivers who go above and beyond to keep our students safe. I have the privilege to be able to observe and hear on the bus radios, the tremendous amount of communication that goes on between our drivers and building secretaries to make sure our students get home safely every night. Much of this behind the scenes communication is never known to anyone on the outside, but I get to witness it on a regular basis and I appreciate it immensely. It amazes me how often I hear a bus driver radio in just to check on a student who may not be on their bus to make sure they are ok or were picked up by a parent during the day. This demonstrates the tremendous amount of care our drivers have for the well being of our students. Please take a moment this week and help me thank our drivers for the phenomenal job they do!
Congratulations to the MCE speech team. The following students did very well for their first tournament of the season. Megan Hamm and Jordan Rippee advanced to semifinals in duet acting. Xavier Sanders advanced to semifinals in dramatic interpretation. Megan Hamm also advanced to finals in Program Oral Interpretation and received a third place trophy. Megan Hamm advanced to finals in Dramatic interpretation and was the festival champion receiving a first place trophy. Megan contributed 110 points to the team making her the third best competitor for the entire competition. Other team members competing were Abigail Bowling and Amelia McGlaughlin. The team will be competing at Willard on Friday.
Reminder, Monday from 12 to 8 are Parent Teacher Conferences. If you do not already have a conference set up, please contact your child's teacher. You are also encouraged to bring your child with you to these conferences. Have them lead the discussion as the conferences are about and for them and their growth.
Today's Softball home game against Montrose is cancelled due to the rain.
Baseball at Conway and Softball at home against Halfway have all been cancelled due to the rain. #PantherNation
Not sure how to pay for college? Come to #FAFSAFrenzy to complete your FAFSA! Reminder: Bring your 2018 tax information, social security number and FSA ID! Come To PC1 At MCE High School On Mon., Oct. 14th From 5:30 To 7 PM For FREE Assistance With Your FAFSA! Contact Mrs. Hinkle If You Have Any Questions.
The softball game with Hartville, the baseball game @ Seymour and the cross country meet @ Conway are all on for today.
On Tuesday, October 1st, MCE Alumna Emily Graves (2017) traveled with 150 other students from College of the Ozarks (C of O) on a Citizen Trip to Washington D.C. They visited Arlington National Cemetery, the Museum of the Bible, the Capitol Building, American History Museum, and The National Archives. Vice President Pence spent about 15 minutes with the students at the Eisenhower Building. College of the Ozarks #PantherNation
Here is the October 2019 Edition of the Panther Nation Newsletter. Enjoy! https://www.smore.com/d3e8w-panther-nation-october-2019
NO softball game today vs Laquey. They have forfeited the game because they do not have enough players.
Picture retake day is Friday, October 4th.
Softball at Walnut Grove has been cancelled (9/24/19).
The 5th place game in the Weaubleau tourney vs Macks Creek has been suspended and will be made up on Monday at MCE at 4:30 before the regular season game with them. NO JV game.
The Cross Country meet tomorrow in Bolivar at SBU has been cancelled because of the hot weather/temperature conditions. Makeup date TBA.
MCE is seeking a full time bus driver. This is a full time position with benefits. For more information and to apply, please visit https://marionearly.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Reminder, tonight’s home softball game with Dadeville is cancelled due to them not having enough players.
MCE Elementary Open House is tonight from 6pm-7pm! Please join us in your child's classroom for a great evening.
Congratulations to MCE Alumni Blake Knight (2019). On August 1st, Blake graduated from Army Basic Training at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Blake's MOS is Horizontal Construction Engineer and is currently going through Advanced Individualized Training (AIT), also at Fort Wood. On Oct. 4th, Blake will graduate AIT and then be a member of the MO National Guard. This spring, Blake will be enrolled in the MU ROTC Green to Gold Program. Thanks for your service and congratulations Blake. Hooah!
The MCE Wellness Committee is pleased to host High Fitness after school. Please see link for more information. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1d_waf1q2RUCRiPHAolgGSKuUUlg28qiG
UPDATED MCE SOFTBALL TOURNEY SCHEDULE FOR SEPTEMBER 4TH. 4:30-----CHAMPIONSHIP GAME---MCE VS WEST PLAINS NO 3RD PLACE GAME BECAUSE OF A FORFEIT.
Grandparents Day at MCE Elementary is on Tuesday, September 10. Grandparents of AM Pre-K-2nd grade will celebrate with us from 9-10. PM Pre-K is at 12:30-1:00. Grandparents of 3rd-5th grade will celebrate with us from 10-11. You will be treated to a short program, visit the classroom, snacks, and attend the book fair. Invitations are coming home today.
Here is the September 2019 edition of the Panther Nation Newsletter. https://www.smore.com/mp2nr-panther-nation-september-2019?fbclid=IwAR0vsyjKswT6yXV4VrLA7nbheMzRo0q1VYu06-GDYkdYAhAQF8v48vunbGk
Here is the revised schedule for the MCE Softball Tournament in Morrisville on Saturday the 31st. 9:00---Parkview vs Hartville JV 11:00---West Plains vs Hartville 1:00---MCE vs Hartville JV 3:00---Marshfield vs Hartville 5:00---MCE vs Parkview 7:00---West Plains vs Marshfield If all games are played on Saturday, the rest of the tournament will be Wed., Sept. 4th with game times at 2, 4 and 6.
Due to wet field conditions, the MCE Softball Tournament today is cancelled. As of now, games are still on for tomorrow and a new schedule will be put out this afternoon for those games.
School Picture Day is Friday, August 30. You can order online at https://vando.imagequix.com/H9WFF9C Order code 8184F20
The Welcome Back Middle School Dance is this evening in the cafeteria from 6 to 9. Pick up and drop off are in the circle drive behind the cafeteria. Cost is $5 and includes a snack and soda. A signed permission slip is also required. Dress code applies. Open to current MCE students in grades 6-8 only. Can't wait to see everyone on the dance floor tonight!
Please notice the new traffic pattern in the student parking lot behind the field house. There will be signs and teachers helping to direct traffic the first couple of days. The area closest to the dumpsters is "Entrance Only". The area closest to the propane tank is "Exit Only." Also notice the traffic flow to ease with morning and afternoon pickup and dropoff. Thanks for your help with this.
MEET THE TEACHER NIGHT is tonight from 7:00-8:00. Doors to both buildings will open up at 6:50. Looking forward to a great school year! #panthernation #MCEalwayslearning
Bus Transportation Information- Students who rode the bus last year can expect their pick up times to be 15-20 minutes earlier than last year. New students need to call the office for an estimated time (376-2255). We appreciate your patience during the first week of school.
WELCOME BACK! We are so excited to see our students! August 8- 6pm-7pm Kindergarten and 6th Grade Orientation August 9- 7pm-8pm Back to School Night August 13- FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Softball practice begins on August 12 at 3:30 at the softball field. Make sure you have an updated physical and insurance before you can practice. Bring all of your softball equipment on the 12th.
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT begins tomorrow, August 1, from 9 AM - 2 PM. Bring proof of residency, birth certificate, and immunization records.
Here is the August 2019 Edition of the "Panther Nation" Newsletter from the MS/HS Office. https://www.smore.com/9etbz
MCE has a new website! You can find us at www.mcepanthers.com. We also have a new mobile app! Search "Marion C. Early Schools, MO" in the app store. School will begin at 7:50am and dismiss at 3:30pm. Doors will open at 7:25am for breakfast.
-Back To School Information- August 1 - New Student Enrollment 9am-2pm (Bring proof of residency, birth certificate, and immunization records) August 8 - Kindergarten and 6th Grade Orientation 6pm-7pm August 9 - Meet the Teacher 7pm-8pm August 13 - First Day of School!
The Cox Care Mobile will be at MCE on Tue. July 9th, 9-3pm. They will be doing sports physicals, immunizations, well checks, and sick checks. Walk-ins welcome.
MCE is hiring bus drivers and we will provide the training for qualified candidates! For more information and to apply go to https://marionearly.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Summer Student Spotlight: While most students are enjoying time out of school with friends and family, some are spending time sharpening their talents participating in summer programs. This week, Megan Hamm is participating in the Missouri Youth Tour in Washington D.C. sponsored by the Missouri Electric Cooperatives. Megan earned this trip earlier in the year by writing an amazing essay. Here is a link to a video explaining what this trip is all about. https://www.facebook.com/MissouriYouthTour/videos/1100150946814959/UzpfSTQ1Mjg1MTE1NDcyOTA3NDoyNzQ1MDY3MzY1NTA3NDMw/?__tn__=K-R&eid=ARDBffVMvDi5Y8_zCDTbaSTwnQ-Yyi48SWv2CsDa0rsxHodmZkzUwrsRQk_MHYoj8PoDyUmmTZIdJ66P&fref=mentions&__xts__=68.ARDazLHnctGljpJ2Zy-gRwdUHJkzgXJACfm6XoSs2bvm0GlVhwJspEFvbPwx39J6nUsma8557UbYmPAaUieZNs9JF2CwKaTGABNtCFmm4nWraBUc4Lx7YTF_3mUtWIKFI_qqVrQjFJBUsONgOo77cW6Za5m27732Oi55-6Txalev3FdYmZnh5SWrMmO4hO-lz1dTQCs0VWdh2-agG2gy5122XyEKzSH030jF824r9abU1gn07YW6M_k05aKevgTEJz_4eeP3wSsLn3SXAv--h8Hvj-11Og0Ic-DtENvMyWro1xviQ_euPQa_iFO4DhP033AMxkPDoZsq19E8aDQD3Ok4qR1O
Summer Student Spotlight: While most students are enjoying time out of school with friends and family, some are spending time sharpening their talents participating in summer programs. This week, Victor Duchscherer is in Warrensburg on the campus of The University of Central Missouri participating in the annual American Legion Boys State of Missouri. Boy's State is one of the nation's top leadership programs for the youth of America. Here is a link to a UCM article explaining the program and speakers who will be talking to the young men in attendance including, KC mayor James Sly and US Senator Roy Blunt. http://www.dailystarjournal.com/education/ucm/missouri-leaders-to-speak-at-boys-state/article_9a660eda-8bc7-11e9-8792-63ef82bbaf9b.html?fbclid=IwAR0k1SasHxEEWEgAPQxsT0oLdQ9QL9K83myg6o0pjVqmhabZuGMffrX4XNo#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social
Congratulations to MCE Alumni Luke Lower (2017) for being named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List at Missouri State University. https://news.missouristate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Missouri-State-University-deans-list-spring-2019-sorted-by-hometown.pdf
To younger generations today, June 6th is simply another day. But, to many, this is a day we remember. Seventy-Five years ago today, a hand full of young men, many who were no older than teenagers, showed courage rarely seen today. These young men stormed a beach, helping to stop to one of the most prolific evils this world has ever known. If you know or see one of these men today, let them know of your gratitude by thanking them, offering a hug or a simply, a handshake. These men will be identified by the time on their face and the pride in their heart. It is this pride that has carried them through time to pass their experiences to other generations so we may never forget the sacrifices they gave for our freedom. They will never forget the brothers they lost this day, nor shall we! So take a moment today to give thanks, and remember this pivotal day in our country's history. May we never let the memory of the lives lost and those who were fortunate to come home, be forgotten.
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for making the Spring Semester Dean's List at Drury University: Emily Hinkle (2016) Tabitha Francka (2016) Elaine Choate (2017) Michaela Presley (2018) https://www.drury.edu/academics/day-school-deans-list
MCE is seeking bus drivers- If the sound of children laughing, singing and playing is music to your ears, we’re interested in talking with you. We have an opening for a School Bus Driver(daily route) and will provide training. Our Bus Drivers are an essential part of our educational system, and we value their contributions. You can apply and see a full job description by clicking on the link below. https://marionearly.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=70
No softball games tomorrow night at Fair Grove for MCE HS summer softball team. Will see you on Tuesday at Ash Grove at 5:15. Will keep you updated on any changes.
No softball games tonight at Fair Grove for MCE HS summer softball team. Makeup will be this Friday at the same times at Fair Grove.
Sectional Baseball Update: The game will pick up at 7:00 pm on Tuesday at Joplin HS. Lamar plays at 5 and we will follow their game and resume in the top of the 4th.
GAME TIME CHANGE FOR SECTIONAL BASEBALL TODAY AT LIBERAL!! Due to the impending weather, game time is being moved up to 12:00pm.
We want to highlight MCE Alumni! Know of any MCE Alumni who have achieved awesome accomplishments lately? Send their story and/or a press release to Dr. Carey (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the HS Office and we will feature those over the summer.
May 17- School will dismiss at 3:06pm(regular day) May 20- Last Day of School. School will dismiss at 12:30.
Today, members of the MCE Track Team competed at the Sectional Meet in Carl Junction. Congratulations to these athletes who are now headed to State... 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 2nd Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 3rd Place Discus - Bailee Jess 3rd Place 400 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 4th Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter
The baseball game today at Conway has been cancelled.
Congratulations to these baseball players for making the 2019 Missouri Baseball Coaches Association Academic All State Team. Hadden Grant Dylan Blehm Austin Francka Hadan Madewell To qualify, baseball athletes must have a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale as well as be on the Varsity roster and in grades 10-12. Congratulations!
Today begins Senior Week at MCE High School. Today at 3:00, Brighton Assembly will be the host of the 2019 Baccalaureate Service. Everyone is invited.
Today, the MCE Track & Field Team competed at the C1 D4 Track Meet in Cuba. The following athletes all qualify for Sectionals to be held next Saturday, the 11th, at Carl Junction. 1st Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 1st Place Shot Put - Sam Maas 1st Place Long Jump - Keaton Painter 1st Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 1st Place Discus - Bailee Jess 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place 400 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 3rd Place Discus - Sam Maas 3rd Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 3rd Place Triple Jump - Keaton Painter 4th Place Triple Jump - Hannah Wooliver 4th Place 110 M Hurdles - Blake Knight 4th Place Long Jump - Hannah Wooliver
This morning, US News & World Report published their "Best High Schools" rankings for 2019. Once again, MCE High School has been awarded the Bronze National Recognition by US News & World Report. This award and accomplishment is a credit toward the collective hard work and dedication of our teachers, students, board and community. We applaud and thank you for the hard work and passion you have for our school and students at Marion C. Early.
Baseball games at New Covenant today are cancelled due to the rain this morning.
Results of the Fair Grove High School Track Meet: 1st Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place Long Jump - Keaton Painter 1st Place Shot Put - Sam Maas 2nd Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 2nd Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 3rd Place Discus - Sam Maas Keaton Painter, Zakh Taylor and Sam Maas once again broke their own school records. Keaton jumped 16’ 6’ in Long Jump, Zakh ran an 11.20 in 100 M Dash, and Sam threw 120’ 3” in Discus
Attention Seniors!!! Scholarship awards and graduation ceremonies are almost here! If you are receiving and accepting a scholarship from a college or an organization, or are entering the armed services, and would like that information to be presented during graduation ceremonies, please bring the official documentation stating the name of the scholarship(s) and amount awarded, or a copy of your official military orders to Mrs. Hinkle's office by Wednesday, May 1. We are unable to accept any handwritten information or unofficial information written from parent or student. If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Hinkle at email@example.com or by phone at 417-376-2216 ext. 231. Thank you for helping us get ready for this important event!
The SBU Bearcat track relays are still on for today.
Elementary Parents- Please help us plan our Title Reading and Math Services by completing the short survey below. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9DRKBCF
Elementary Parents-Childcare Questionnaires were due last week. Please turn them in ASAP if interested.
The makeup date for the Mansfield baseball game will be on May 2 at 4:30. Varsity game only.
Baseball game at Clever today has been cancelled due to last night's rain and poor field conditions.
Reminder- School will not be in session Friday, April 19. School will be in session on Monday, April 22(Snow make-up day). The last day of school will be May 20.
Every year, electric cooperatives in Missouri sponsor essay contests to select delegates to the annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. These fortunate high school students represent their local cooperative on a whirlwind tour of the nation's capital. They tour museums, visit America's most cherished monuments and even meet their elected officials. All the while they are learning about electric cooperatives and their role in the community. This year, Megan Hamm, a Junior at MCE, wrote an essay on the topic of welding and how it tied in to electric usage. This essay won Megan the opportunity to represent the Southwest Electric Cooperative out of Bolivar this summer for the annual Youth Tour. Thanks to Nick Seiner from SWEC in Bolivar for presenting Megan with her award this afternoon. Congratulations Megan!!
A reminder about the high school Athletic Banquet is tonight at 6:00 in the FEMA shelter.
4/12 Ash Grove High School Track Results 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place Shot Put - Sam Maas 1st Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 2nd Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 2nd Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 3rd Place Discus - Emily Grisham 3rd Place Triple Jump - Keaton Painter 3rd Place 4 x 800 - Angelica Chernyavskiy, Hannah Wooliver, Lilly Wilson, and Tatem Jefferis Keaton Painter broke her own school records again in 100 M Hurdles and Long Jump with a time of 17.09 and a 16’ jump.
The softball game with Norwood on Friday, April 12 at MCE has been cancelled. Norwood does not have enough players to play the game because over half of the players are on a school field trip.
April 5 Track Results 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place Discus - Bailee Jess 1st Place Shot Put - Sam Maas 1st Place Discus - Sam Maas 1st Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 2nd Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor Sam Maas broke the 2010 school record of Discus with a throw of 110 feet. Sam Maas broke the 2001 school record of Shot Put with a throw of 47 feet. Bailee Jess broke the 1999 school record of Discus with a throw of 98 feet 6 inches. Keaton Painter broke the 2018 school record of 100 M Hurdles with a time of 17.24 seconds.
Wheatland Baseball Tourney for Friday: MCE @ Pleasant Hope @ 4:00 Will play at Wheatland on Saturday TBA
No softball or baseball practice today. Track is having practice in the HS gym.
The games for the Wheatland Tournament for Thursday has been moved to Wednesday.
Bolivar JH Track Results Landon Duchscherer 800 M Run 4th Place
Strafford High School Track Results Bailee Jess Discus 1st Place Medal Keaton Painter Long Jump 1st Place Medal Keaton Painter 100 M and 300 M Hurdles 1st Place Medal Sam Maas Shot Put 1st Place Medal Zakh Taylor 100 M and 200 M Dash 1st Place Medal Emily Grisham Discus 2nd Place Medal Hannah Wooliver Long Jump 2nd Place Medal Keaton Painter Triple Jump 2nd Place Medal Blake Knight 110 M Hurdles 3rd Place Medal Boys 4 X 100 Relay--Garrett Huff, Markus Sence, Blake Knight, Zakh Taylor 1st Place Medal Boys 4 X 200 Relay--Garrett Huff, Markus Sence, Blake Knight, Zakh Taylor 2nd Place Medal
Tonight's Track Meet Results From Strafford: 1st place Discus - Bailee Jess 1st Place Long Jump - Keaton Painter 1st Place 100 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place 300 M Hurdles - Keaton Painter 1st Place Shot Put - Sam Maas 1st Place 100 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 1st Place 200 M Dash - Zakh Taylor 1st Place 4 x 100 M Relay - Garrett Huff, Markus Sence, Blake Knight, and Zakh Taylor 2nd Place 4 x 200 M Relay - Garrett Huff, Markus Sence, Blake Knight, and Zakh Taylor 2nd Place Discus - Emily Grisham 2nd Place Long Jump - Hannah Wooliver 2nd Place Triple Jump - Keaton Painter 3rd Place 110 M Hurdles - Blake Knight
Middle School & High School End of Year Dates To Remember... 1. Prom (April 6th) 2. Athletic Banquet (April 15th) 3. Easter Break (April 19th): Please remember Monday the 22nd is a snow make-up day. 4. Spring Play (April 26th & 27th) 5. MS/HS Spring Concert (May 2nd) 6. Baccalaureate (May 5th, 3:00 at Brighton Assembly) 7. MS/HS Academic Awards Night (May 6th) 8. Graduation (May 10th, 7:00 Mabee Chapel at SBU) 9. 8th Grade Promotion (May 13th)
The HS track meet from today at Ash Grove will be made up next Friday, April 5 at 3:30.
The track meet at Ash Grove for today has been cancelled.
Softball game at Gainesville is cancelled today. NO practice.
Congratulations to the MCE French I students who participated in the MSU World Language Showcase yesterday. Carly Griffitts and Joey Worthy-Williamson placed second in the level one spelling bee. Nathan Herrmann placed 2nd in the level 1,2,3 French culture test. Overall poster (all languages) entry FIRST place was Joey Worthy-Williamson. Overall diorama (all languages) entry FIRST place Jordan Rippee. Other participants were Tristan Alumbaugh and Joshua Bumgarner. Félicitations! C'est si bon!
The softball game with Mansfield on April 9th has been cancelled because of a AG contest. Will keep you updated on a makeup date.
Softball game at Hartville today is cancelled. There is no practice today.
This is a reminder that Spring Break is Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15. Miles for Smiles will be at MCE March 18-21. Please contact Nurse Stephanie with any questions.
The MCE Wellness Committee is now open for new members. If you are interested in helping make MCE and the community a Healthier place to be please contact Nurse Stephanie for more information.
-Reminders- Friday, March 8 - School will dismiss at 12:30pm March 11-13- School will be in session (Snow make up days) March 14-15- Spring Break May 20- Last Day of School (Pending no more snow days)
Miles for Smiles will be at MCE on March 18-20. If you would like to have your child seen please contact Nurse Stephanie for more information.
School is canceled for Thursday, Feb 28, due to icy roads. Stay safe!
MCE is looking for a motivated hardworking individual to fill a full time custodian vacancy. To apply and see other job openings at MCE go to: https://marionearly.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
MAKE UP DAYS: March 11, 12, & 13 and April 22 SPRING BREAK: March 14-15 In the event of additional snow days, the additional make up days will be May 20-24.
District Basketball at Spokane is still on for tonight. Boys play at 4:00 in HS Gym. Girls play at 7:00 in MS Gym.
School will be canceled on Monday, February 18. There are too many gravel roads that are still ice covered and not safe for our students. Thank you.
Revised District Basketball schedule for Monday in Spokane: Boys vs. Greenwood at 4:00 in HS Gym Girls vs. Sparta at 6:00 in MS Gym
Girls District Basketball at Spokane today has been postponed. A date & time for reschedule is currently being worked out and will be announced later today.
Due to the winter weather, there are some schedule changes for High School weekend activities... Speech & Debate Tourn. at Hillcrest on Saturday-Cancelled Girls District Basketball Tourn. at Spokane on Saturday-Game time moved from 11:30 to 2:30.
Due to the incoming weather school will be canceled on Friday, Feb. 15. Stay safe and warm.
Tonight, we are pleased to announce the naming of the MCE gymnasium in honor of Mr. Wayne Keltner. With friends, family and former players in attendance, Mr. Scott Grant, MCE Board President, presented Mr. Keltner with a plaque similar to what will hang in the gym in his honor. Thank you Mr. Keltner for your dedication to the school, community and students of the Marion C. Early R-5 School District. The next time you attend a basketball game at MCE, you will be entering the Wayne Keltner Gymnasium!
Thank you, Board of Education! It is Missouri School Board Appreciation Week and we are very thankful for our local BoE members: Scott Grant, Cassi Harper, Kevin Painter, Christy Wiebe, Josh Reed, Thomas Francka, and Clinton Maples. Thank you for your dedication to students, staff, and our community.
SENIOR NIGHT / WAYNE KELTNER DEDICATION Come to the Field House on Thursday, February 14 for a great night of events starting at 5pm. Order of events: JV game, Wayne Keltner Gymnasium Dedication, V Girls, Senior Night Festivities, V Boys.
Make Up Days- School WILL be in session February 18, March 11, and March 12. Please mark your calendars!
Due to the timing of the incoming weather, school will be canceled on Thursday (Feb 7).
In the upcoming weeks, HS students will begin creating their schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. In preparation for this, here is a link to the HS Course Description Catalog... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yd3c9I5ZEmKr0khIz4MLoYVV8vKthM7fvrQjon-rOl4/view
Make Up Days-School WILL be in session on February 18 and March 11. Please mark your calendar!
After careful consideration, school will be canceled tomorrow (Jan 30) due to dangerous windchills. We do not want to chance a student being overexposed to these conditions. Stay warm!
There are several cases of Influenza A and other viruses going around. To help stop the spread of germs practice good hand washing, cover you mouth and nose, avoid touching your eyes/nose/mouth, get plenty of rest, and it is very important to keep your child home if they are sick.
The phone lines are back up and running!
-Phone Outage- A cut fiber line is causing inbound and outbound issues. Some phone numbers are able to get through. It seems that certain local numbers will come through, but not others. We will be monitoring Facebook Messenger for communication and hopefully the issue will be fixed soon.
The MCE JV Tournament scheduled for tonight is still a go.
School is cancelled for Wednesday, January 23. There are too many slick spots for safe travel. We are sorry for the late notice.
We have lots of sickness going around the school. Please remember to keep your child home if they have a fever, diarrhea, vomiting, or a bad cough. Many elementary students have been sick with an upset stomach, headache, and a low grade fever. Use this weekend to wash coats, backpacks, and bedding. Thanks for your help in keeping our kids healthy.
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the home basketball game tomorrow vs. Gainesville has been cancelled. A makeup game will be announced at a later date.
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for making the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Drury University in Springfield, MO... Emily Hinkle (2016) Elaine Choate (2017) Michaela Presley (2018)
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for making the Dean's/Chancellor's List at OTC in Springfield for the Fall 2018 Semester... Gabriel Polocoser (2017)-Chancellor's List https://news.otc.edu/chancellors-list-deans-list-fall-18/
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for making the Fall 2018 Dean's List at Missouri State University in Springfield... Luke Lower (2017) Andrei Gradinariu (2016) https://news.missouristate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Missouri-State-University-deans-list-fall-2018-sorted-by-hometown.pdf
GBB at Seymour has been canceled.
The 2nd round of the MCE JV basketball tournament has been postponed.
GBB Game at Seymour Tourn. and BBB Game at Hartville have all been cancelled tonight due to the threat of inclement weather. Make-up dates will be announced at a later date.
Congratulations to these MCE Alumni for making the President's, Honor's & Dean's List at Southwest Baptist University for the Fall 2018 Semester... Inna-Inesssa Dron (2015)-Honor's List Clancy (Harper) Keathley (2016)-Honor's List Carlie Gregory Crain (2017)-President's List Mikayla Kuder (2018)-Honor's List Abigail Painter (2018)-Dean's List
We hope everyone had a great break. We are excited to see everyone back tomorrow and are ready for a great 2nd semester!
School will dismiss at 12:30pm on Friday, December 21. Christmas Break December 24-January 4 Have a safe break and Merry Christmas!
12:30pm Dismissal on Friday, December 21. Christmas Break December 24 - January 4
-REMINDER- School will dismiss at 2:04 every Wednesday for staff professional development.