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Announcements - Friday, December 1st 2023


We would like to wish the Holcomb FFA Air Rifle good luck as they will be competing in the state tournament tomorrow, Saturday, December 2nd in Festus. The bus will be leaving the school at 5:15 a.m. from the ag shop. 


Official FFA Archery season starts December 7th. Anyone in grades 7-12 are eligible to participate. If you have not participated before but are interested you can see Mr. Youngblood for information. First practice is December 7th at 6:00 p.m.


Attention Academic Team members: The next match is this Thursday, December, 7th at Clarkton.  The bus will leave right after school.  There is a sign-up on Mrs. Smith's door.  If you are able to attend, please sign the list. 


Our High School Boys Basketball team will play in the last round of the Bernie Invitational Tournament tonight at Bernie against Bloomfield at 4:00 p.m. 


Art Club and FCCLA members: Christmas bears (gifts, stocking stuffers, tape, boxes, etc.)  are due by next Wednesday, December 6th, you can start bringing in your items/money to Mrs. Musgrave whenever you like. Art Club or FCCLA members that did not get a bear (there are 9 of you that have gotten one) you need to see  Mrs. Musgrave TODAY in between classes to get one. 


Our High School Girls Basketball team will play here on MONDAY (December 4th) against Malden at 6:00 p.m., the following junior stand workers should be here by 5:15 p.m., they are: Landon Smith, Matt Russom, and Noah Kenner. 


There will be a Washington DC trip meeting on Thursday, December 14th at 5:30 p.m. in the FCS Room 


The canned food drive is going on now! Each first hour class is competing to win donuts and breakfast drinks. Students are asked to bring in canned food items to their 1st hour class, the class with the most cans (that is average per student) wins! Please consider giving to this cause as it goes directly back into our Holcomb community. Deadline to bring in cans is Wednesday, December 13th. 


Jostens will be here this Wednesday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m. to deliver class rings to students that ordered them.


We would like to wish a very Happy Birthday to Ansley Rouse and Sadie Willett, they have birthdays over the weekend!


Attention all students: You will need to start using your lunch card in the cafeteria, the lunch cards help students go through the line faster. If it is in your backpack, get it out before you come over to the cafeteria. Students that do not have a scan card will need to go to the back of the line and get their food last. If you have lost your scan card and need another one you need to come by the office before lunch so you can get another one. 

Special Announcement - Dress Code

September 9, 2022

Dear Holcomb 4th – 6th Grade Families,

At last night’s Holcomb R-III School Board meeting, the Board of Education asked that I clearly explain the expectations of the dress code to the 4th – 6th grade building.  This dress code was adopted during the July 14th board meeting.  Below you will find the Code of Dress that is published on page 26 of the Holcomb R-III School Handbook.



Student appearance should be such that it will not disrupt the educational process.  The responsibility of determining what constitutes a dress/appearance distraction rests within the administration and/or professional staff.  

1. Dress and grooming should be appropriate for the time, place, and purpose. 

2. Dress and grooming should meet basic social expectations of society and the local community. 

3. Dress and grooming should not create undue distraction. 

4. Caps, hats, hoods, visors can be worn outside. They are not to be worn inside the building except on activity days.  

5. Hair must be kept clean, neat, and from covering the eyes. 

6. Shorts and skirts must be at least as long as the student’s mid-thigh and free of holes above finger-tip length. A student wearing clothing deemed unacceptable will be given appropriate clothing provided by the school or may have appropriate clothing brought to school from home.  

7. Midriff, mesh garments, muscle shirts, shirts with cut-off sleeves (except during PE) or spaghetti strap shirts are not to be worn by students. Shirts must have at least a 2 inch sleeve. 

8. Pants must be worn around the waist with no underwear visible, and pants with holes must be deemed acceptable by teachers and principal. 

9. No piercing permitted that is disruptive to the learning environment or creates a safety hazard to the student or other students. No septics, eyebrow rings, or lip rings are permitted. The student may be required to remove such items while at school. Students may not have any jewelry, including earrings, tongue rings, or other such items during Physical Education. 

10. No pajama pants or house shoes 

11. Body fitting pants including, but not limited to, leggings, compression tights, and yoga pants can only be worn with a shirt that fully covers the backside. 

12. Clothing items which display alcohol, tobacco, drugs, sex symbols, or violence by words, pictures, or symbols are inappropriate for school wear. 

The guidelines have been established in the matter of appropriate dress and appearance to provide for a student’s health and safety while attending school. Any student found to be in violation of these dress guidelines may be required to notify parents and make necessary changes. Repeat offenders may receive disciplinary action. 

We will begin enforcing this dress code on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.  The purpose behind this dress code enforcement is to help prepare our 4th – 6th grade students for their transition to the high school building.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


Emily Heuring

Holcomb Elementary Principal 

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