Drop off locations: Scenic Regional Library New Haven and at the City Wide Garage Sale BBQ (Saturday, May 1 at Bushel and a Peck).
North American Breeding Bird Survey is back for 2021 and MDC needs volunteers.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Calling Missouri birders who know their birds by sight and sound! The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) needs volunteers to assist with two vacant bird-observation routes in Missouri as part of the 2021 North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) May 27 – July 7. The two Missouri BBS routes that need volunteers are Rensselaer in Ralls County and Madison in Monroe County. Volunteers will need to conduct their survey one day during the May 27 – July 7 survey period.
The BBS was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and is back for 2021. BBS is a long-term, large-scale, international bird monitoring program that started in 1966. The purpose of the BBS is to track the status and trends of North American bird populations. Each year during mostly June -- the height of the bird-breeding season for most of the U.S. – BBS volunteers collect bird-population data along roadside survey routes to help. For more info on the BBS, visit pwrc.usgs.gov/bbs/.
Lexi is the daughter of James and Natalie Yochim. Lexi is a good student and involves herself in school activities such as cross country, volleyball, and track. Lexi is also in the National Junior Honor Society and is on the Student Council. Lexi has received many medals for running and has been the recipient of a Positive Office Referral, which is given by a teacher for going above and beyond.
Outside of school, Lexi keeps very busy. She is a member of the 4-H and volunteers at First Christian Church. She likes to hunt, fish, sew, craft, and enjoys photography. She also likes to spend lots of time hanging out with friends and family.
Adam is the son of Rob and Patty Homeyer. Adam is involved in many school sports and activities. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. Adam is on the basketball team, is a member of the track and field team, plays trumpet in the band, and is the treasurer for the Class of 2022. He earned Academic All-Conference awards for both basketball and track.
Outside of school, Adam is involved in 4-H and showing cattle. He also likes to spend time playing basketball. Adam’s teachers say that he is always striving to be his best in class and in his extra-curricular activities. He leads by example and does the right thing, even when he thinks no one is watching. Adam exemplifies New Haven High School’s Tradition of Excellence.
High school senior Emma McIntyre of New Haven High School has been selected for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2021. The announcement was made by Tina Wnuk, principal at New Haven High School. Students will be recognized at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, MO on Sunday, April 25, 2021.
Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Schools across Missouri were invited to nominate candidates for this statewide recognition. The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student's grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated first had to meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which included ten “events” designed to assure the academic strength of the student. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600, be ranked in the upper ten percent of the class and have taken high-level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. The student must also have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen, and be involved in the school activity program.
Clark Mershon, Executive Director of the principals’ association, said, “The Missouri Scholars 100 Program is one of the most premier academic recognition programs in the country. It is truly a celebration of learning. Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals wants to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and their schools.”
Sophia is the daughter of Daniel and Rebeeca Long. Sophia is a very active student at NHMS. She is a member of both the band and choir, plays basketball, volleyball, and is on the track and field team. Outside of school, she plays on a select softball team and she says that she likes to spend time reading.
Academically, Sophia’s teachers say that she is a high achiever and very dedicated to her work. Her teachers also indicate that she is mature, responsible, and goes above and beyond on her assignments. She is on the A honor roll and received an award in 6th grade for reading 2,034,656 words.
Hannah is the daughter of Keith and Ruth Rethemeyer. Hannah is a three-sport athlete. She plays volleyball, basketball and is on the track and field team. Hannah is a member of the marching band, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and National Honor Society. She is the vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, vice president of Student Council, vice president of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and is the vice president of the senior class.
Hannah has placed in FBLA competitions at the district and state levels. She placed 1st in many track and field races over the years including 1st place in the 4x800 at the district and sectional level, and the 4x400 at the district level. She has been a member of the 3rd place at state track and field teams as well as the 4th place at state volleyball team of 2020. Hannah has earned the Academic Achievement Award, Academic All-Conference Award, and Academic All-State Award in multiple sports and multiple years of high school.
Hannah is also very busy outside of school. She is a member of the Trinity Lutheran and Immanuel Lutheran Church Youth groups. She works at Save-A-Lot, Camp Trinity, and Christian News. After high school, she plans to attend Bethany Lutheran College and go into graphic design. She just recently signed to run on the track and field team at Bethany.
Photos by Natalie Buchheit
The New Haven School District has the following job positions open for the 2021/2022 school year.
Deadline for application is March 8, 2021
Elementary School Teacher
Deadline for applications is until filled.
Parents as Teachers Educator
Coaching positions are available.
If you would like to apply for these positions, visit the New Haven School District website at www.newhavenschools.org
Two New Haven High School students have entered the annual Walgreens Expressions competition and many more are preparing works to be entered by the March 31 deadline.
There are two ways to win this contest; a team of judges will select the top submissions and public voting. New Haven High School students, Dori and Haylee, are asking for your help to increase their standings in the public vote.
This contest was established by Walgreens to educate, empower and equip young people and their community with insights and resources on issues impacting teens.
The New Haven High School Student of the Month is Hannah Borcherding. Hannah is the daughter of Dale and Jennifer Borcherding. Hannah is the Activity Director for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Secretary of National Honor Society, a member of Family Career and Community Leaders of America, and Future Business Leaders of America. She is also a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams. She has received Academic All-Conference and Athletic All-Conference honors all four years of high school. She was part of the Class 2 District 4 Cross Country Champion team this year and her team placed sixth at the state meet. Hannah is active in the community as well. She is a member of the New Haven 4-H, UCC youth group, and works at Seitter's Market. Her future plans include going to Mizzou to study plant and animal sciences.
Mr. Doug Peirick, Counselor, has announced that Tressa Carver, daughter of
Gary and Crystal Carver, of New Haven, has been awarded the 2020 Hugh
O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High
(Tressa Carver is pictured here with Lion's club members, Ryan Winters and John Berger.)
Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States.
Tressa will be invited to the Missouri virtual seminar to be held in the summer of 2021.
This all expense paid state seminar will bring together a select group of high
school sophomores with groups of distinguished leaders in business,
government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future
issues in America's incentive system and the democratic process. During the
state seminar, two participants will be chosen to attend the HOBY World
Leadership Congress to be held next July.
All sophomores were eligible for nomination. Tressa was chosen by her
teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and
participation in service activities.
Tressa is active in basketball, volleyball, track and field, FCCLA, and Student
Council. Tressa placed 2nd in an All Abilities Essay Contest, plays soccer
outside of school on a select team, and helps at a local church bible school.
The New Haven Lions Club, as they have done for several years, is
supporting the students at New Haven High School by covering the cost of
the HOBY seminar.
New Haven School District #138
Qualifications: 1. Proper certification as a nurse
2. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Job Goal: To assist the school district in providing the fullest possible educational opportunity for each student by minimizing absence due to illness and creating a climate of health and well-being in district schools.
Reports To: Principal
Contact: New Haven Elementary School
Kasi Meyer, Principal
Please complete the New Haven School District application found on the district website (www.newhavenschools.org).
Deadline for applications is January 24, 2021 or until filled.
Rachel is the daughter of John and Julie Otten. Rachel participates in Cross country, volleyball, choir, band, and track. Rachel has been on the B honor roll and is very active in her youth group. She works voluntarily at Camp Trinity and has volunteered to help pick up trash along the roadway as well as sing at the New Haven Care Center. When Rachel isn’t busy with school and volunteering, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and family.
Rachel was nominated for student of the month for many reasons. Her teachers indicate that she is a hardworking student that always asks questions, never complains, and enjoys learning. Her teachers also say she is kind, loyal, cheerful, honest, and always stands up for the “underdog”.