Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A Visit to Warm Springs Ranch

Earlier this Fall, LCARSP took a tour of Warm Springs Ranch, near Boonville, Missouri.  

The group was given a tour of the home of the Budweiser Clydesdales.   
Tour guides explained how these special horses are cared for and trained. 
Getting a bath
A handsome fellow!
There was even a NEW ARRIVAL for all to see, although he was taking a nap!

 A great day with great friends!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

2017 Classroom Grants

Each year the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) sponsors $200 grants for classroom teachers, PK-12, in the four Lincoln County school districts.  These $200 grants are designed to give some financial assistance to teachers for needed classroom items not provided in classroom budgets. The grant deadline is:  November 30, 2017.  

Please encourage local teachers to apply. Grant awards are presented in December. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

May 2017 Meeting Recap

The meeting of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel was held on May 11, 2017 at the Lincoln County Health Department. 

The meeting started with a program presented by local author Adria Bolle Waters, a former student to many of the school personnel in attendance. Adria is the author of at least five books, two that stand alone and three that are a part of a series.  In sharing her back story behind becoming an author she explained to the group that she is a “paranormal enthusiast”. So, many of her writings can be considered a ghost story.  One book in particular Always Sweet Sixteen, is about Josie Reynolds who after watching life pass her by discovers she has been a ghost for nearly sixty years. Her mentor, Calvin, must help her find a way to move on.  Always Sweet Sixteen is an exciting book and leaves you wanting more. You can learn more about Adria Waters and her writings on Facebook: AdriaWatersWrites, Twitter: @AdriaWaters1, and Amazon: Adria Waters.

The Lincoln County retirees added another 574 hours of community service. In addition to community service monetary donations were made to the Hawk Point Food Pantry and Buddy Bags.

Our next meeting is Thursday, June 8, 2017 with presentations from Lincoln County RIII School District grant recipients and Cuivre River State Park activities.

The members of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel will take the month of July and August off for traveling and/or rest and recreation.

On Thursday September 14th the membership will welcome the 2017 newly retired school personnel and honor their years of service by hosting a luncheon on behalf of the new retirees.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dr. Penny Speaks To Area Retired School Personnel

The April meeting of the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) was held on April 12 at the Lincoln County R-III administration building.  

The meeting began with a program presented by the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Penny.  Dr. Penny highlighted the many accomplishments of the school district with a power point presentation to the group.  The accomplishments included Seniors helping Seniors, district technology, curriculum, advancement student performance, programs at the new performance center and much more.

Dr. Penny noted that in addition to the FEMA Safe Room at the new Performing Arts Center at Troy Buchanan High School, the band and choir room at the new Troy South Middle School is also a FEMA Safe Room.

The group appreciated Dr. Penny's and the District's commitment to the students and the safety of the community.

The Lincoln County retirees continue to serve the community with service hours reaching 2,000 hours.  In March, they made food and monetary donations to the Troy Food Pantry.  The April collection went to the Elsberry County Cupboard and in May, the focus will be the Hawk Point food pantry.  Members are continuously supporting students with ongoing contributions to the Buddy Bags program.

The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation (of which LCARSP is a subsidiary unit) has six $500 grants available for Missouri district teachers.  The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

Speaking of grants, LCARSP craft club members have been very busy creating items for the home.  Some have been donated to those in need but some will be for sale with proceeds going to their Teacher Grant program for all Lincoln County Area School Districts' classroom teachers.

On the fun side, a group of members got creative at the Painting With a Twist session.  Members are planning several capers including a visit to the Amish Country around Bowling Green, the Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville and Shakespeare in the Park event in Forest Park.

The next meeting will be Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Lincoln county Health Department.  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LCARSP Paints With A Twist!

Members of Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel had a fun time March 25 at the Winghaven Painting With A Twist.  Here are some pictures of this creative event.
Thanks again to Maudean for planning this event!

Our next meeting will be April 13 at the Lincoln County R-III Administration Building.  Hope to see everyone there!

Friday, February 17, 2017

2016 LCARSP Classroom Grant Recipients

Each year the Lincoln County Area Retired School Personnel (LCARSP) sponsors classroom grants for our four county school districts.  These $200 grants are designed to give some financial assistance to teachers for needed classroom items, not provided in classroom budgets.  Each year, one teacher from each of the four county school districts is awarded one of these $200 grants.  In December of 2016, these four teachers were awarded a $200 classroom grant:  Jill Calvin, First Grade Teacher, Boone Elementary, Lincoln County R-III, Troy; Ariel Dahlia, Special Education Teacher, Middle and High School, Lincoln County R-IV, Winfield; Jeanne Ogden, Fifth Grade Teacher, Ida Cannon Middle School, Lincoln county R-II, Elsberry; and Cat Van Horn, Kindergarten Teacher, Lincoln County R-I School District, Silex.

Ariel Dahlia
   Ariel Dahlia is one of the Special Education teachers of the Winfield R-IV School District and has been since December of 2015.  This is her first teaching position and absolutely loves her job.  She earned her Bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, along with a minor in Autism Studies.  She is a native of St. Louis and attended the Affton School District.

Mrs. Jill Calvin
Mrs. Calvin also taught at Troy Primary School from 1998-2003.

Jeanne Ogden
   Jeanne Odgen received the grant for the Lincoln County R-II School District.  She plans to share it with the other fifth grade teachers from Ida Cannon Middle School.  Jeanne graduated from Missouri Baptist University in 2005, Megan graduated from Lindenwood University in 2015 and Becky graduated from Truman State University in 2013.  
   They plan to use the grant money for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities.  The STEM activities involve collaborative, reading, watching videos, making a plan, building houses, making a pipeline, creative a toy, spider webs, having a budget, persuasive writing and more.

Mrs. Cat Van Horn

   Cat Van Horn and her family (Gary, husband; Austyn, daughter; Anderson, son) live in Silex.  Cat is a Silex High School graduate and received her BA of Education at Lindenwood University and completed her Masters degree from William Woods.  She taught for ten years in the Troy School District and is now "back home" teaching for her 11th year as a Silex Owl!  
   Her classroom grant will be used to support technology-based lessons in her kindergarten classroom.  Since students are motivated by their innate abilities to research and engineer, the purchased technology devices will allow them to further their exploration and to answer questions to enhance their knowledge base.