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MAP scores are in.  They will be handed out during open house.  If you would like to know your child's scores sooner, please call the office at 573-237-2414.

Mrs. Kathy Oetterer - Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year

The Franklin County R-II School District is proud to announce that Mrs. Kathy Oetterer, 5 – 8 grade English/Language Arts teacher, has been named a Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year for the South Central Region.   Mrs. Oetterer has worked in the Franklin County R-II School District for 22 years.


“Kathy Oetterer is well deserving of this honor.  She has devoted her career to educating her students with compassionate and tireless effort.  We are extremely proud of her accomplishment!”  Carol Laboube, Superintendent Franklin County R-II School District.


The Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year award is part of the Missouri Teacher of the Year program and is sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).  The Missouri Teacher of the Year program recognizes the efforts of effective teachers in providing a quality education to their students.  Preparing, developing, and supporting effective educators is one of DESE’s primary goals.


Kathy Oetterer is eligible to compete for Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2017 – 2018.  The selection committee comprised of teachers, business leaders, and education organization leaders, will choose the Missouri Teacher of the Year following interviews with each finalist this fall.  The winner and the finalists will be honored at a banquet in October in Jefferson City.  The new Missouri Teacher of the Year will serve as the state’s nominee for the National Teacher of the Year competition.


The Missouri Teacher of the Year program is conducted with financial support by the Boeing Company and the Monsanto Fund.

Muffins with Mom - 2017

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Blood Drive - May 5

Blood Drive - May 5

Donuts with Dad

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Congratulations to our American Legion Essay Contest Winners!



Section 610.020

Revised Statutes of Missouri


Board of Education of the Franklin County R-II School District



Notice is hereby given that an open public session of the Board of Education of the Franklin County R-II School District will be held at the place, on the date and at the time set forth below, to wit:


PLACE:  Franklin County R-II School

DATE:    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

TIME:      6:30 P.M.


Please click here for the complete board meeting agenda.


Public calendar meeting to be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 6:15 P.M. in the school library prior to the monthly board meeting for the purpose of approving the 2017/18 school calendar.  Please click here to see the proposed calendar.



R-II Basketball (Photos courtesy of Don Kruse. Thank you, Mr. Kruse!)

Kindergarten Celebrates Groundhog Day! (Click to watch video)

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100th Day of School!

100th Day of School!

SNOW MAKE-UP DAY - 1/16/17

School WILL be in session on Monday, January 16.  This day is scheduled as a snow make-up day.

Mannequin Challenge!


Visiting with Santa

School Board Member Filing Notice

School Board Member Filing Notice

One little, two little... Nineteen Little Indians! Happy Thanksgiving!

One little, two little... Nineteen Little Indians! Happy Thanksgiving!


Franklin County R-II School District

3128 Hwy Y

New Haven, MO 63068



Is seeking basketball referees for the 2016-2017 basketball season.


Experience preferred


MSHSAAA training preferred but not required.


Wages:  $35 per game


Please contact:  


Carol Laboube

ph:  573-237-2414


September 1, 2016


Dear Parents,


This is an update on the recent water damage in the building.  This is what I know now:


Third and fourth grades are back in their rooms.  The wet ceiling tiles and insulation have been removed but have not yet been replaced.  We do not want to take any chances that mold could start growing so we are running dehumidifiers in those two classrooms to make sure everything is dried out before replacing anything.  We will schedule a weekend to replace the insulation and ceiling tiles so classes are not disrupted. 


The air samples taken in Mrs. McLone’s classroom indicate no hazardous asbestos materials in the air.  However, Environmental Consultants, LLC, from Collinsville, Illinois, is recommending that the water damaged asbestos ceiling be abated/removed by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor in accordance with Federal, State, and local regulations, as well as outlined in our District’s Asbestos Management Plan.   CATCO will be responsible for the removal of the asbestos ceiling and constructing a new ceiling in Mrs. McLone’s room.  CATCO will also be responsible for the removal of all electronics in the classroom, including the smart board and WIFI system.  They would like to conduct the abatement starting on a Friday and running through a weekend.  A third party, most likely Environment Consultants, LLC, will be responsible for monitoring the air quality during the entire abatement process. 


I have been assured that we will not be required to close school during this process.  CATCO will seal the entire area and their goal is to perform the abatement when students are not in the building. 


If there is a silver lining in this process, it is that the entire cleanup, abatement, and repairs are covered by our insurance and the District will only be responsible for a $1,000 deductible. 


I will keep you informed of the progress of this project.  If you have questions, please feel free to let me know.






Carol Laboube

August 30, 2016


Dear Parents,


Over the past weekend, we had some water damage to three classrooms and the library from a strong storm from the south that overwhelmed the gutters on the front of the building.


The insurance company was called first thing Monday morning and they sent an adjuster to survey the damage.  The adjuster called CATCO for the water damage clean-up.   He also called an environmental agency because water was in the lights in the 5th grade classroom and that classroom has an asbestos ceiling above the ceiling tiles.  No ceiling tiles fell or were damaged in the 5th grade classroom; therefore, no asbestos contamination occurred according to the GENCORP field representative who surveyed the water damage.  If asbestos abatement is recommended, an environmental plan will be implemented to prevent exposure to asbestos. 


CATCO removed the asbestos ceiling in the gym entrance in 2011.  The air quality was continuously monitored by a third party during the abatement. 


Third and fourth grade have moved to the art room and Mrs. McLone’s Social Studies classes have been moved to Mrs. Kathy Vandegriffe’s room for the duration of the clean-up.  If asbestos abatement is recommended, Mrs. McLone’s classes will continue to be located in Mrs. Kathy Vandegriffe’s room until we receive the all clear from CATCO. 


We call professionals when dealing with any environmental issues with the building.  We also hire professionals for the clean-up of water damage.  We are fortunate that there was no asbestos contamination in the fifth grade room and all materials and supplies can be saved. 


Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.




Carol Laboube

4th Quarter and Year End Award Winners!

8th Grade Graduation

Kindergarten Graduation

Thank you, Curtis Boyer!

We owe a huge "Thank You!" to Curtis Boyer of American Family Insurance for his donation of $500 to the Franklin County R-II PTO.  


80's Day!


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Franklin County R-II Field Day will be held on Monday, May 9th.  Events will begin at 8:30 am.  Parents, grandparents, family, and friends are invited to come HELP or watch the children compete in activities throughout the day. Our guests are also invited to eat lunch with the kids.  In order to accommodate a larger crowd, we need you to RSVP for lunch that day.  The cost is $2.75.  Our wonderful cooks will be grilling hot dogs outside.  Please click here to download the lunch form if you will be enjoying lunch with the kids.  You are also welcome to pack a lunch to bring as well.  


The students are required to stay with their classes and will be under the supervision of the classroom teacher and other school staff.  Parents and family members are welcome to follow the class from one event to another to cheer them on. Bring your lawnchairs! This is a special day set aside for your child to earn a much needed break!


As a special “treat” this year, PTO is providing snow cones!  WashMO Snow Cones will be here during the afternoon.  PTO is providing a snowcone for students and staff.  If visitors would like to purchase a snow cone, the cost will be $3.00.  (There is no cost to R-II students! Thanks PTO!!)


The committee is still in need of a few workers to help run events for field day.  Email Kathy Oetterer at: koetterer@fcr2.org if you would like to help.  You can also call school and ask for Mrs. Emily Hischier.  Plan on attending all day, part of the day, or just come for lunch! We would love to see a great crowd at field day this year!       



Good Luck at State, Science Olympiad!

The Science Olympiad team will be competing in the state competition on Saturday, April 9.  To wish them luck, TREND organized a pep rally that included "high fives" from the entire student body, small gifts for the Science Olympiad team, and a short skit based on the television show, The Big Bang Theory (including Sheldon's favorite song, "Soft Kitty.")

2016 Summer School

Dear Parents,


We will be offering a summer school program again this year.  The dates are May 23, 2016, through June 16, 2016 – Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Summer school will not be in session Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.  We will have summer school Tuesday through Friday the week of Memorial Day.  Transportation will be provided; however, bus routes may be modified for summer school. 


We will have field trips every Thursday of summer school


Students will have art and P.E. daily.


We are planning to have fun, enriching lessons in math, reading, language arts, and science during the morning and exciting classroom learning activities in the afternoon.  Breakfast ($1.75/tray) and lunch ($2.25/tray) will be served.  If you qualified for the free and reduced program during the school year you will automatically receive free or reduced meals for the summer program.  Transportation will also be available. 


We are also planning weekly field trips for students on Thursdays during Summer School.  I will schedule the field trips and send out a detailed schedule before the end of the school year.


We are also planning weekly drawings for some amazing prizes for students with good behavior and perfect attendance for the week.  That means that there will be a total of four drawings.   We will divide students into groups (K-2, 3-5, 6-8), and each group will be eligible to receive a prize from the drawing each week of summer school. 


We must have enough students enrolled to offer this program.  An enrollment form is attached to this letter.  We will accept enrollment forms up to the first day of summer school.  Students will be assigned to a class based on their grade level.  We will try to assign your child to their 2016–2017 teacher if possible.  Please return enrollment forms by April 15, 2016.  (Click here to download the enrollment form.)


Students do not need to live in the district to attend Summer School – it is open to all students entering kindergarten through 8th grade; so, bring your friends and cousins for a fun filled Summer School at Franklin County R-II Elementary!






Carol Laboube

Franklin County R-II Principal

Science Olympiad is going to State!

National Breakfast Week - Yum, Yum!

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Family Reading Night Fun!

Kindergarteners Wish You a Happy Valentine's Day!

Kindergarteners Wish You a Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Groundhog's Day from the Kindergartners!

Happy Groundhog's Day from the Kindergartners!

Kindergarten - 100 Days Smarter! 100th Day of School

Kindergarten - 100 Days Smarter! 100th Day of School

Spirit Week Fun!

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Christmas Concert - Grades 5-8

School Health Letter


Franklin County R-II School District

3128 Highway Y New Haven, Mo 63068

Phone: 573-237-2414      Fax: 573-237-4838


School Health Letter


Dear Parents,

       The flu and cold season is upon us. Your decision to keep your child home from school can be a difficult one. A child who is sick will not be able to perform well in school and risks spreading the cold or flu virus to others.


You should NOT send your child to school if he/she has had:

  • Fever in the past 24 hours
  • Vomiting in the past 24 hours
  • Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • Chills
  • Body Aches
  • Strep Throat
  • Bad cold- very runny nose or bad cough


The best way to help reduce the spread of germs is to practice good hygiene. Please remind your student of the following health habits; wash hands often,  keep their hands away from the face, eyes, nose and mouth, and cover all coughs and sneezes. Every classroom has tissues and hand sanitizer for your child’s use.


If your child requires medication at school, please send the prescription bottle along with the medication.


Please keep us up-dated with your current phone and work numbers.


Thank you for your cooperation in helping our school stay healthy.


Emily Hischier

Health Aide



Christmas Concert - Kindergarten - Fourth Grade



Veterans' Day Breakfast

The Franklin County R-II Student Council sponsored by Mrs. Kathy Oetterer celebrated Veterans’ Day by arranging breakfast for area veterans and their guests.  The delicious breakfast was prepared and served by the R-II cafeteria staff.  Student Council members served desserts, refilled coffee and juice, and cleared tables.  Following the breakfast, the veterans were greeted with a standing ovation as they entered the gym for a short musical presentation prepared by Mr. Jeff Taylor and the middle school choir.

Red Ribbon Week Photos

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Fun in the Library

When the librarian is reading a book of poems written to the tune of familiar songs, and one of those songs is, "I'm a Little Teapot," what else do you do but get up and sing, "I'm a little teapot, short and stout.  Here is my handle.  Here is my spout......."


Science Olympiad is going to State!