CARE to LEARN

HEALTH * HUNGER * HYGIENE

The mission of Care to Learn is to provide immediate funding to meet emergent needs in the areas of health, hunger and hygiene so every student can be successful in school.

The vision of Care to Learn is no child will suffer physically or emotionally due to lack of food, access to medical, dental or mental health care or hygiene issues.

Our district established a local chapter of Care to Learn just in September 2016. We welcome you to a partnership between the district and community to ensure healthy, fed, and successful students. Care to Learn is a nonprofit and partners with The Community Foundation of the Ozarks located in Springfield, Missouri. All activities are governed by the best practices of nonprofits and must meet the standards for 501c3 governance. All donations to our local chapter are strictly charitable.

If you would like to be more involved please contact either

Joe Donley (417) 679-4260 or Kris Ledbetter (417) 679-4416


School-Parent-Community Partnership

Our school recognizes that educating students and helping them achieve success is a shared responsibility between the school and parents. Schools and parents must work together to ensure that students develop the necessary skills for success in life.

 

The stakeholders in the process of educating students (the schools, the parents and the community) can each contribute unique individual and cultural aspects to forge partnerships that are meaningful and productive.

 

The school supports the development, implementation, and continuing evaluation of activities that promote:

 

  • Communication between parents & school
  • Recognition of the primary roles of parents & parenting
  • Successful student learning & skill development
  • Parents & their contributions as welcomed assets
  • Parents as vital members of the decision-making body of schools
  • Community partnership that expand horizons for students

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The mission of the Gainesville R-V School District is:

"Quality Learning Today for Tomorrow", we will commit our financial, educational, and personnel resources to equip all students with the skills and knowledge necessary to develop to their fullest potential as self-motivated, life-long learners.

Our campus is approximately 1.5 miles east of Gainesville, Missouri, which is located in Southwest Missouri between highway 160 and highway 181.  The campus of 61 acres includes three school buildings, a bus garage, four storage buildings, and a greenhouse.  The high school was built in 1962, the junior high wing was added in 1971, the alternative building was purchased in 1999, and the new elementary school, located just south of the high school, was completed in 1995. 

The school district covers 339 square miles and serves several rural communities including Thornfield, Wasola, Tecumseh, and Pontiac.  The district is "fully accredited" and has A+ designation.