Each month the Neosho Board of Education announces special recognitions for student of the month, a certified and a classified employee of the month, and patron of the month. March recognitions were made at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday evening.

Each month the Neosho Board of Education announces special recognitions for student of the month, a certified and a classified employee of the month, and patron of the month. March recognitions were made at the monthly meeting of the board on Monday evening.
Superintendent Dan Decker announced the student of the month.
"Each month, a Neosho School District student is recognized as student of the month,” said Decker. “This month's student of the month is Alexz Schneickert. Alexz is the son of Tasha Williams and John Chew. He is a 4th grade student in Mrs. Buckner's classroom at George Washington Carver Elementary School. Alexz has four brothers and two sisters. He likes to learn about science, play outside and tell jokes. This year, he has competed in the school spelling bee and the Noetic Math Competition. He also enjoys being in the district's CIA program. When Alexz grows up, he wants to be a dentist."
Decker also announced Larry Perkins, Neosho High School mathematics teacher, as the certified Employee of the Month. According to Decker, "Mr. Perkins is always willing to go above and beyond in sharing his time and resources with teachers and students. He is the 'go-to' person for calculator problems, as he takes his own time to find methods to solve problems with the devices. He is always tutoring students, whether they are in his class or not, and he is a great role model for our students."
The classified employee of the month for March is Dawn Wood, Benton Elementary School secretary.
"Wood is organized and reliable," Decker told the board members. "Before she leaves each evening, she prepares for the next day so that everything is ready when substitutes check in. She is very detail oriented and keeps the office in perfect condition. She has been known to come in early, stay late, takes work home and work on the weekend. She takes care of so many little details each day, which may go unnoticed by those who do not work in the office daily. She also volunteers to be Mrs. Claus at Benton's Cuts, Color, and Claus event each year and she keeps Mrs. Martin (the principal) organized."
This month, the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce was named patron of the month.
"The recipient conducts a Neosho tour for all new teachers in August each year, collects many items to be given to new teacher, conducts the Gold STAR teacher award each year and is a strong supporter of the Neosho School District," Decker stated. "The Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce is recognized as the patron of the month for March 2018."
Chamber Executive Director, Lauri Lyerla, was on hand to receive the award along with Ashley Siler, Director of Events and Communication and Travis McClelland, administrative assistant.