South Holt Students 
Gold Medal At National Convention

Olivia and Sophia Richards recently traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in the FCCLA National Leadership Convention. The sisters earned a gold medal for their Illustrated Talk in the FCCLA STAR event. While there they also attended leadership workshops and

took in the sites. Their Illustrated Talk topic was domestic and international adoption.



South Holt Senior 4th in State
South Holt Graduated Senior, 
Mckenzi Prussman won fourth place at State in the pole vault, vaulting 9'0".

South Holt Welcomes New Principal

The South Holt R-1 School District welcomes new High School Principal, Rachel Peek. Mrs. Peek is a native of Northwest Missouri, graduating high school at Benton High School in St. Joseph. After high school she earned her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in the area of Business Education at Northwest Missouri State University, later going on to obtain her Master in Science degree in Teaching: Instructional Technology, Certification in School Guidance and Counseling, and her Specialist in Education degree: K-12 Principalship, all at Northwest Missouri State University.

Mrs. Peek is married with three children. In her limited spare time she enjoys reading, golf, gardening and spending time with her family.

When asked if she has a personal mission statement Mrs. Peek responded with two quotes. "Great works are not performed by strength but by perseverance" Samuel Johnson

Great works are relative. Whatever that “work” is for each individual person; it requires time and effort whether it be building a great marriage, raising your children so they have a satisfying and rewarding life, or having a positive impact on the world around you. You keep working hard and don't give up, eventually you will see the fruits of your labor!

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

As you can see by my education and profession, education is very important to me. I truly believe that it can provide a wealth of opportunities, not only professionally but more importantly, personally. We are all lifelong learners.

Mrs. Peek has also established initial goals for her time at South Holt. She stated: “My first goal is to build relationships with the staff, students, and community. Meetings with faculty and students will help determine other goals that will drive the next school year. Student engagement is essential in the learning process. Collaboration among faculty, students, parents, and the community will support their engagement in the rigorous and relevant education (academic and personal) in preparation for a variety of exciting opportunities upon graduation.”

Recent Web Page Additions

We are in the process of cleaning up the web page in preparation for the new school year so if our site looks a little naked check back often for new additions!

South Holt Substitute 
Teachers Needed
The South Holt R-1 School District is seeking qualified substitute teachers for t
he 2014-2015 school year. Any potential substitute teacher needs to have 60 college credit hours (in any field of study). South Holt offers competitive pay. The South Holt R-1 School District is an equal opportunity employer.

Those individuals interested in applying will need to acquire a substitute application packet from Mrs. Pam Million in the Superintendent's Office as soon as possible. Please contact Mr. Ted Quinlin in the South Holt Elementary Office with any questions at (660) 446-2356. Please submit completed applications directly to the Superintendent's Office.