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Over 80 school buses operate each day in Polk County, and those buses are now in top working order following the Missouri State Highway Patrol yearly inspections. The MSHP inspects every bus in the state each year to ensure kids are traveling safely. 

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In a special open session of the Bolivar R-1 school board Tuesday, June 4, all six current members unanimously selected Jera Shive to join their incomplete group. 

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The Bolivar High School Class of 2019 walked away with $31,125 in scholarships from the Bolivar Educational Advancement Foundation, according to a news release.

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Bolivar resident Jera Shive was chosen to fill a vacant position by the Bolivar R-1 School Board during a special open session Tuesday, June 4.

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Bolivar Middle School recently named its fourth-quarter honor roll. According to a news release from the school, the following students earned spots on the list:

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According to the Bolivar R-1 School District, three Bolivar High School graduates were honored during a recent military signing day.

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Bolivar R-1 School Board’s quest to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of one of its members will be about as wide open as it can get. And not just because the board wishes it to be, though board president Paula Hubbert says that also is the case.

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Graduating classes from schools around the area recently paraded through the halls of elementary schools. The annual tradition gives seniors a chance to visit with former teachers and interact with young students.

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The Bolivar FFA chapter held its 90th annual parent-member banquet on Friday, May 3. Members and guests honored contest teams, proficiency award winners, scholarship recipients and star award and honorary degree recipients. The chapter’s new officer team was also installed.

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For the second year in a row, Bolivar FFA’s entomology team returned from the Lone Star State with the coveted title of national champion.

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Six Halfway FFA members are preparing to pack their bags for a European agricultural adventure. 

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Jonathan Trout, son of Julie and Brian Trout, and Maddie Geurin, daughter of Lori and David Geurin, have been named as Rotary students for the month of May. 

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The Fair Play High School Alumni Association will hold its annual banquet and meeting on Saturday, May 11, at the school cafeteria.

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Polk County’s classes of 2019 are gearing up to graduate over the next few weeks.