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DBE Last Day of School Assembly Highlights

By Kathy Miller  On Friday, May 24, Daniel Boone Elementary (DBE) held its Annual Last Day of School Assembly, which was led by the principal, Kevin Armour. The following are some of the highlights from the assembly.
• Claire Sudbrock, president of STUCO addressed the crowd and thanked the students, staff and parents of DBE for their kindness and generosity given this year to all the fundraisers that were held, they were able to get new playground equipment for the school.

• Don Meyer from Peoples Savings Bank presented the Daniel Boone Elementary STUCO with a $5,000 “Your Way Rewards” check. Don, a former STUCO president himself, shared his pride in the community's achievement. The contribution was made possible through the Your Way Rewards Program, a testament to the community's support of the school. Don also announced an exciting development; the introduction of the new Daniel Boone Debit Card, featuring the school’s mascot, later this summer.


The $5,000 check presented to the DBE STUCO officers. (L-R adults)
Principal - Kevin Armour, PSB - Rita Ross, Don Meyer, Carrie Carr and
Vice-Principal - Cathy Verbermoes. 

• Awards were given to DBE staff for the following: Teacher of the Year - Heather Plummer, Support Staff of the Year - Dennis Muckerman, and Ability Awareness Award - Scott Ginnever.

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(L-R) Kevin Armour, Heather Plummer, Dennis Muckerman,
Scott Ginnever and Cathy Verbermoes.

• Mr. Sherman’s Year End video was a big hit with the students, faculty and parents. Mr. Sherman puts a lot of time and effort into the video each year. The video highlighted the 2023-2024 school year and ended with pictures of the 5th graders alongside their kindergarten pictures.

• Ringing of the Old School Bell. The historical society recently donated the school bell from the old schoolhouse in New Melle on Hwy Z. This year, when school started, each kindergarten student rang the bell, and each 5th grader will ring the bell when they leave the school for the last time as a DBE student, starting a new tradition for the school.

Mr. Armour congratulated the 5th-grade class on graduating to middle school and expressed his gratitude and admiration for their outstanding behavior. He always received compliments for the way they carried themselves and for how they treated each other at school or on field trips and other events. He reminded the 5th graders to look out for each other as they go through school and know that they will always be a part of the Daniel Boone Elementary family.

The assembly ended with parents and guests lining the school's halls for the annual “clap out” as the 5th graders made their way back to class.

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Mrs. Skambrak's last 5th-grade
She is retiring this year after 
years of service.

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