School News

The Drexel community helps FFA raise funds for the leadership program and scholarships


The Drexel R-IV FFA held a fundraising dinner Saturday, January 11, 2014. Tammy Bartholomew’s FFA students served soup, chili, drinks and desserts to members of the community. The crowd enjoyed entertainment by country singer Jara Mumma of Rich Hill and Drexel’s own poet Eric Borden.

Pictured: FFA members Becky Sutcliffe and Jenna Bartholomew serve soup and chili to Brad and Debbie Lancaster.

Drexel Christmas Programs


The Drexel R-IV annual Christmas programs were once again a success, complete with talented vocalists and musicians. Kindergarten through sixth grades performed Christmas songs and the Elementary Band played for the audience. The Junior High and High School choir and band performed. Both programs were directed by Vocal and Instrumental Music Teacher Jacob Herzog.

Right: Drexel 5th and 6th graders sang Christmas songs for the audience.

Far right: The Drexel High School band played Christmas music for all to enjoy.

Drexel Students of the Month announced


The Drexel October Students of the Month have been selected. Front row, left to right: Holly Yager, 1st grade; Joshua King, 1st grade. Middle row, left to right: Alyssa Cochran, 7th grade; Paul Orton, 8th grade. Back row, left to right: Chasiti Clayton, 11th grade; Ansen Swoger, 9th grade.

American Red Cross blood drive


School board member Ronnie Jacobs donates blood at the Drexel FFA – American Red Cross Blood Drive held November 5th at the Drexel Community Building. FFA Chapter Treasurer Allison Jacobs stands with Matt Knowler, who recorded 27 useable units.

DJH vocalists performed with the All-District Choir


 Ten Drexel Junior High students were selected to participate in All-District Choir Saturday, November 2 at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. The choir consisted of approximately 300 middle school students from 40 different schools. The choir performed a concert Saturday afternoon after rehearsing the music together all day. The Drexel Choir is led by Mr. Jake Herzog.

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