The Bolivar Community Teachers Association is now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 student-teaching scholarship. Bolivar High School graduates currently involved in a student-teaching experience should contact Renee Shelenhamer at Bolivar Primary School by phone at 326-5247 or by ema…
BOMO WORKS APPRENTICESHIPS AND BOLIVAR HIGH SCHOOL’S AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM recentlypartnered with Ford Motor Company and Bill Grant Ford. As part of this apprenticeship, students in the AutoTech program can utilize all curriculum modules that Ford Motor Company provides its techs.
Last month, Sandy Branstetter had to make a decision she’d been dreading. The Bolivar resident and teacher at Osceola Public Schools resigned from a job she loved over concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the 2020-21 school year off to a start, all six Polk County school districts have welcomed few fresh faces. To mark the milestone moments for new school staff — and to introduce them to Bolivar Herald-Free Press readers — the districts submitted the following photos and details about th…
Bolivar High School will move to distance learning with no in-person attendance for students starting Thursday, Sept. 3, the district announced Wednesday, Sept. 2.
Bolivar R-1 students, parents and educators felt excitement, anticipation and a little bit of fear for the upcoming school year all wrapped together the morning of Monday, Aug. 24.
When Madison Wilson and her mother first walked into Julie Reed’s classroom in the Bolivar R-1 Early Childhood Learning Center for a teacher meeting Wednesday, Aug. 19, the incoming preschooler headed straight for a kid-sized kitchen set and started cutting plastic vegetables with a plastic knife.
Among the hundreds of carefully curated rules, guidelines and policies in the re-entry plans each Polk County School district has published as part of their return to in-person classes during the COVID-19 pandemic this fall, many call for closing campus water fountains.
Spearheaded by Bolivar’s Open Hearts United Methodist Church, the seventh annual event featured a drive-thru format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, as in years past, its purpose remained providing Polk County K-12 students with free school supplies and other needed products.
After advancing with the top three teams to the championship round of the 2020 Bolivar High School Dancing with the Stars on Saturday, July 18, Matt Griswold and Emma Larimore brought out a secret weapon to take the win.