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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 … more
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 … more
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.  According to a letter from the … more
The Bolivar R-1 school district has seen its first cases of the new coronavirus.  As of Monday, Aug. 31, the district has had at least four positive cases in its student body, and one among its … more
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.As students headed … more
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 … more
Brothers Wyatt and Brody Campbell have most of their school supplies ready for the first day of classes at Bolivar Middle School this fall.  They’ve got pencils, books, backpacks and … more
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 … more
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 … more
Humansville Elementary School teacher Trina Kennon said she misses the lively, joyful experience of teaching a classroom full of students. {{tncms-inline alignment="right" … more
Polk County’s seventh annual Back to School Extravaganza will be a drive-thru event, distributing necessary school supplies to local students. The free event at Bolivar High School is set for … more
Bolivar R-1 Schools will require all students, employees, volunteers and visitors to wear masks on campus.  The guidelines went into effect Monday, July 27, R-1 spokesperson Sammy Jacobson … more
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