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The Pro-Start (culinary) class received a demonstration from Mr. Gustavo Marquez, who is also an Advisory committee member for this class.    Mr. Marquez is the owner of Las Brisas in Malden and 7 other restaurants in the surrounding area.  His son Cesar attends New Madrid Technical Skills Center in conjunction with Risco.  Mr. Marquez provided a demonstration on how to make tacos and fajitas.  He provided the students with a look into his past growing up in Mexico and how his determination and faith allowed him to build his business which has over 100 employees.  He discussed customer service and how building your clientele is very important in a small business.  The students greatly enjoyed the demonstration and taste testing.  We greatly appreciate Mr. Marquez time and support for our school.  THANK YOU!!!


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Health Science Dissection

The health science students learning about anatomy get to dissect cow eyes.  A cow eye is very similar to the eye of a human. By dissecting and examining the anatomy of a preserved cow eye, you can learn how your own eye forms images of the world and sends these images to your brain. This dissection allows the students to get an idea of what the eye looks like inside.




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Opaa!! Salutes

Opaa! salutes the following students for being kind, helpful and using good manners during:

Caleb M. Peyton G Madison G and Skylar A. 


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VFW Teacher of the Year

New Madrid County Post 7183 Teacher of the Year

The Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award was started as a way to identify and recognize America’s best educators who instill a sense of national pride in their students.  Nominees from the New Madrid County area were submitted to New Madrid County Post 7183 in Lilbourn and Matthews Elementary fourth grade teacher, Sarah Lawson, was chosen out of those nominated in the county as the winner of the Elementary level (K-5) Lilbourn post awards.  Mrs. Lawson will now be eligible at the District level awards.  Congratulations Mrs. Lawson! 

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Friday afternoon New Madrid Elementary honored  veterans with a nice lunch. New Madrid Elementary PTO and staff donated various dishes and desserts and welcomed veterans to come eat for lunch. New Madrid Elementary students colored posters, hung drawings, and made cards for those veterans that were in attendance. We are extremely thankful for each and every veterans service to our country and look forward to providing lunch for them again next year!


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Alyssa Hammock, pictured with her award winning essay, was the first place winner in the 6th through 8th grade writing contest. Our VFW chose her essay "Why I Honor the Flag" to represent as the local level winner. This is the first step of a four level VFW national competition. Congratulations to Alyssa on this proud accomplishment!

Additionally, congrats to Mrs. Leslie Sutton for winning the middle school "Teacher of the Year" portion of the contest as well!

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NMCC's Model U.N. team had a great day at Southeast Missouri State University's conference. Jalayka Nelson representing Nigeria won first place in the National Dress competition.  Melodie Wilcox won second place in the National Flag competition for her handmade flag for the country of Rwanda. 


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Biomedical is HOT!!

The PLTW biomedical students are performing calorimetry experiments.   These experiments are used to determine the amount of calories in various foods.




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College Tour

NMCC juniors and seniors enjoyed the day touring the campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
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These students are part of a class that read Dear Mr. Henshaw last year when they were in sixth grade. After doing some research online, the class discovered that Beverly Cleary, author of other famous books including The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Ramona Quimby, Age 8, was turning 102 last April. The class all then wrote to her, via her publisher, to share their thoughts and appreciation for Dear Mr. Henshaw. This week, the class heard back and received a postcard from Harper Collins, letting them know their letters had been read and thanking them all!
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