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October is National Disability Awareness Month. The word disability is defined as a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities. You'll notice that this definition uses the word "limits" when describing the abilities of a person. Individuals with disabilities have proven time and time again that they can, and do, overcome these limitations. Lets take a look at a few below.
|Mikey Brannigan was diagnosed with autism at 18 months old. His parents helped him get into a running program.He recently ran in the Paralympics and won gold! He is currently competing with the New York Athletic Club and attends college.|
|Tim Harris has downs syndrome. He also owns his own restaurant, Tim’s Place. He is a college graduate, with training in Food Services, Office Skills, and Restaurant Hosting. But he wasn't satisfied there, he also started Tim's Big Heart Foundation which helps others with disabilities start their own businesses.|
Kayden Kinckle was born with an Omphalocele, a condition that can cause organs to remain outside of the body. Kayden had multiple surgeries that eventually led to the amputation of his leg and right foot. He recently took his first steps, all the while chanting "I got it! I got it!"
|Albert Einstein Considered one of the brilliant minds of our time, Einstein had a learning disability and didn’t even speak until he was 3 years old. In his youth, he was determined not to be suitable for employment by his teachers. He failed an exam that would have allowed him to become an electrical engineer. Don't worry, he did well, going on to earn the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics in 1921!|
|Helen Keller wasn't born with disabilities. After an illness, she lost her sight and hearing. She was the first blind and deaf person to graduate from college. She visited over 39 countries in her lifetime!|
As you can see, disabilities don't stop those who have them. People without disabilities should always help to enable those who have them. This is something we practice and teach at Lonedell R-14. Click below to view some interesting facts and ways you can help!
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LONEDELL R-XIV SCHOOL DISTRICT
OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, MISSOURI
APPROVES SALE OF $750,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
The Board of Education of the Lonedell R-XIV School District of Franklin County, Missouri at a regular meeting on April 18, 2016 approved the sale of $750,000 General Obligation Bond Issue to its Municipal Bond Underwriter, L.J. Hart & Company of St. Louis, Missouri. "We appreciate the strong vote of confidence we received from local patrons at the election and want to lock in interest rates that are favorable," stated Daniel Short, President of the Board of Education. These new money General Obligation Bonds were approved by about 68% of the voters at the April 5, 2016 election, for the purpose of providing funds to expand the cafeteria and install heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; to upgrade the entrance to the cafeteria to comply with ADA regulations; to pave the parking lot and construct new sidewalks; to complete safety upgrades to the breezeway and front door entrance; to upgrade the technology infrastructure; to the extent funds are available, convert the computer lab to a science lab, upgrade existing HVAC and complete additional repairs and renovations to the existing facilities of the District.
According to Larry J. Hart, President and CEO of L.J. Hart & Company, the Farmers and Merchants Bank purchased $250,000 of the bonds to support the District. The Superintendent of Schools, Jenny Ulrich, mentioned that she was pleased efforts were made to accommodate local investors. “It is nice that our marketing procedures facilitated this local involvement while still receiving attractive interest rates,” Ms. Ulrich commented.
The Board of Education selected the negotiated sale of the bonds in order to capture current market conditions, to be certain that local banks received an opportunity to purchase the bonds, and because the proposed interest rates were fair based upon current conditions in the municipal bond market. Ms. Ulrich stated that the District did compare proposed interest rates with the national bond indexes and other comparable Missouri issues with a similar rating quality sold at negotiated sales to be certain that rates for the District’s bonds were favorable. “Based upon pricing of these other financings on April 18, 2016, the date firm rates were proposed to the District, and the national indexes for AA+ rated General Obligation Bonds, our rates were as good as or better than other negotiated sales for a similar quality level of bond issue,” Ms. Ulrich remarked.
According to L. J. Hart & Company, the bonds are scheduled to mature on March 1, 2026 through March 1, 2036 with reoffered yields ranging from 1.75% to 2.55%. The interest income from the bonds is exempt from federal and state of Missouri income taxes and the bonds were available in $5,000 denominations.
These bonds carry a "AA+" rating from Standard & Poor's Corporation due to the District's participation in the State of Missouri Direct Deposit Program coordinated through the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority.
The bonds do contain optional redemption (call) provisions on March 1, 2021 at no penalty that will facilitate the reduction of future interest expense in the event of prepayment or a future refunding to lower rates if market conditions make it economically feasible. The financing proceeds are expected to be available to the District by May 16, 2016 and will be promptly reinvested by the District to earn additional interest for use in the completion of the projects. The legal documents to complete the issuance of the bonds were prepared by Lori Lea Shelley, Esq. of Mickes O’Toole, LLC in its role as bond counsel for the District.
The fifth through eighth grade have an additional 7 Habit Club each day as part of their schedule. The students were divided across grade levels into groups. The groups began with a week of team building activities to get to know their club mates. The first quarter is focusing on a habit a week. The 7 Habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think Win-Win, Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
The first picture shows an activity the students participated for habit 1 about being proactive or reactive. They were learning is they were like a soda pop or water. The other two pictures are of students working on an activity to illustrate habit 3 Putting First Things First. The most important things are the big rocks and all the little details will fit in around them.
Students will transition into clubs during second quarter for the remainder of the year. The students will use their 7 Habits to participate in service learning that would benefit the school and community. The clubs will be decided on between the staff and students. Some example clubs may be recycling, art, school beautification, etc.
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