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Heidi Koger Proofreader Shayna Heathman Staff Writer Tempest Wright Contributing Writer Marjorie Langas Graphics and Layout Renee Hartman Technical Support Taiylor Sharp Editorial Intern Tonia Wright Publisher, Editor-in-Chief Tell us how we're doing online or on Facebook. The Buckner Clarion is published by Grace Advertising & Consulting, Inc. 325 Broadway Lexington, MO 64067 660.259.3700 or 866.824.1020 (press 0) is the online arm of this print publication. A special thank you to our advertisers and sponsors in this issue: Buckner Pharmacy The Firm Insurance Group, Inc. Grace Advertising & Consulting, Inc. HCC of Rural Missouri Lifetime Solutions Realty Live Well Community Health Center - Buckner 2 | August 2017 The Fort Osage Cheerleaders traveled to Emporia State to attend the NCA Camp and truly came together as a team on and off the mat. The team received the following awards during the final ceremony: Superior evaluation, Technical Excellence in Tumbling, 1st place Champion Chant Competition, 1st place Performance Competition, Best Overall Performance, and reached all three of their camp goals! Throughout camp, individual team members had the opportunity to try out and compete in various competitions. As a result Fort Osage represented with seventeen All- American nominees (Paige Atagi, Lainey Camerlynck, Sydnei Flaig, Christina Freeman, Chyanne Freeman, Allee Herrman, Shannon Jeffries, Kylee Kelsey, Faith Lockard, Taylor Menne, Sam Mygatt, Rachel Rellihan, Kylie Reiss, Allye Roszell, Fort Osage R-1 School District Public Relations Director Stephanie Smith Named to Blackboard MVP Program Stephanie Smith, Public Relations Director at Fort Osage R-1 School District, was selected to participate in the Blackboard MVP Program. Run by education technology leader Blackboard Inc., the program consists of faculty members, administrators, educators, and instructional designers who have proven themselves as leaders in the education technology community. They regularly demonstrate expertise in Blackboard technologies, share their expertise with other clients, and actively share feedback with Blackboard on the company's products and services. Members of the Blackboard MVP Program are selected through a competitive application process and possess the following qualifications: ● Knowledgeable: MVPs stand out as experts in either technical aspects or application of Blackboard technologies. ● Engaged: MVPs demonstrate leadership in the community and foster a collaborative community of users by volunteering to present, lead and share readily. ● Accessible: MVPs represent the voice of the community and openly share feedback with Blackboard. They are accessible to help other clients in a timely manner. ● Collaborative: MVPs are committed to answering questions, sharing best practices, knowledge of Blackboard products and their expertise with the educational community. They work with their fellow Blackboard users to improve the application of Blackboard technologies for the benefit of all users and education overall. Fort Osage NCA CAMP Sophie Ruoff, Kyleigh Steenrod, Lexi Wily) four All-American team members (Lainey Camerlynck, Christina Freeman, Faith Lockard, Sam Mygatt), the Top All- American (Sam Mygatt), Leadership winner (Christina Freeman), Top Gun Tumbling winner (Kylee Kelsey), Top Gun Stunting winners (Sam Mygatt, Christina Freeman, Lainey Camerlynck, Taylor Menne, and Kylee Kelsey) and one invitation to join the NCA Staff (Christina Freeman). S h o p f o r S c h o o l D u r i n g t h e Tax-Free Weekend Getting into the swing of going back to school can be exciting. Returning to school in the fall means new school clothes, school supplies, new classes and for some even being in a new school building. One of the best things about returning to school is the fresh school supplies and back to school clothes. School supply lists for each grade in the Fort Osage School District can be found at /school_supply_lists. A great way to shop for supplies and clothes on a budget is to shop during tax- free weekend August 4-6.

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