125 College Avenue Licking, Missouri 65542 Phone: 573.674.2911 Fax: 573.674.4064
Dr. John W. Hood Superintendent
Accelerated Reader Recognition
The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension. Students select books on their own reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer. Each book is worth a certain amount of points based on length and reading level. Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right.
Licking Junior High students are expected to reach a minimum of 40 points a school year. Licking Junior High and State Representative Robert Ross are proud to recognize these top ten students for their achievement in the Accelerated Reader program as of April 29, 2014.
Grace Bonnell, 1808 points
Victoria Bonnell, 1088 points
Kelly Bonnell, 883 points
Tiana Mason, 576 points
Jacob Hendrickson, 386 points
Victor Ford, 347 points
Chad Robertson, 339 points
Sara Taber, 311 points
Richelle Schwarz, 277 points
Lane Mesger, 241 points
A freshman at Licking High School, won third place in the Spring Poetry Contest at Missouri State University-West Plains
This year the University of Missouri – West Plains sponsored a poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Students were given a choice of several famous paintings as prompts for writing poetry.
Our Art 1 Classes all took up the challenge! We all wrote free verse about famous artworks! We sent in our best efforts for the poetry contest. Out of 93 entries in the contest, one of our own students won third place in the 7-9 grade Free Verse category. Congratulations!
Our student used the painting “The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso as her writing prompt. Here is the winning poem:
The Old Guitarist
ALONE The man is as alone as the moon without its stars The white round circle casts down, making your skin transparent Where is your home? Where do you belong?
He strums that old guitar The battered instrument somehow keeps all six strings And through the creak of the closing shops’ shutters You can hear him mumble in his warbly rasp ALONE
Do you not have a friend or pet? You appear as a ghost with your distanced eyes of steel Scratched up and bruised like a whipping boy Your tattered clothes barely covering you Why are you all alone? You stick to the shadows as if its’ your second skin And the street lamps have faded, all but one ALONE
Art Contest Winners! Way to go Artists!!
Art students from the high school and junior high were invited to participate in the Frisco League Art Contest last Thursday. Nine school participated, which means there were about 500 different artworks from Frisco League schools. Students were also invited to come and draw people or still life at the contest itself. About 200 students participated in the on-site drawing contest!
Our students took home first place blue ribbons in both the artwork categories and in the drawing contest! Art Club got a blue ribbon on our life-size mermaid sculpture! Richelle Schwarz and Crystal Wilson placed in the on-site portrait drawing category. Samantha Watring got Best of Division on her design project. Here are our Junior High and High School blue ribbon winners!