Hume R-VIII Mission Statement:

"Educating and training today; embracing tomorrow's opportunities."

The Hume School will remained locked until 3:25pm each day for student safety.

On Wednesday, Nov 15, FTA officers Kaylee Shryer, President, Karys Crawford, Vice President, Nate Harris, Treasurer, and Khloe Hubbard, Secretary attended FTA State Conference sponsored by MSTA at Columbia, MO.  There was a college fair, a place to sign a letter of intent for becoming an educator. We had an excellent speaker, Darbie Valenti Huff, who compared education to the show; Friends. Then we voted in our delegates for 2024-2025.  Lastly, each chapter had a speaker or two who came up before the entire group and shared what the chapter has done in the past year and future plans for this year as well. Door prizes were given away. sadly we did not get any. Better luck next year! Then we went to lunch and shared new ideas we had learned, that was a nice break. After that, we went to the MU campus and walked around in a mini-tour waiting to meet up with Darah Crawford who took the group to the union, showed us around, and answered questions about college life and her future plans. It was a great day and everyone said they enjoyed it and learned a lot. We are looking forward to several activities coming up pretty quickly at school for FTA. 

Hume R-VIII School District is excited to be able to offer a new outdoor learning environment with a greenhouse for PK-12 th grade students. The district is very grateful for funding provided to allow this idea to evolve. PK-12 th grade students will have the opportunity to learn about life cycles of growing a variety of plants during the academic school year for years to come. Students will also be exposed to the skills necessary to successfully grow, maintain, and harvest from seed to fruit, vegetable, or bloom. We are looking forward to providing this learning experience for our students. Students and teachers plan to utilize the greenhouse within the next few weeks as soon construction and installation is completed.

The new greenhouse for the Hume R-VIII School District has been funded with Title IVA funds in the amount of $5,889 to assist with the purchase and installation of our greenhouse. Grant money from the Bates County MU Extension Office has provided three loads of 1” gravel at the site, an 8’ x 12’ metal shed, paver blocks, benches/tables, raised beds, greenhouse heater, potting soil, fertilizer, compost, harvest baskets, garden hoses, water nozzles, garden hand tools, shovels, starter pots, watering cans, and garden


Motivation Monday! 

Motivation Monday: Last week we started a Lunch and Learn presentation for 7th - 12th graders. Every two weeks a speaker will share about their career with students during lunch time. A local Certified Public Accountant kicked off this series. Students were surveyed after and out of the 30 responses 90% of kids wanted to have more speakers and all reported learning. If you are a community member or Alumni open to sharing at Lunch and Learn please reach out!

November Character Kids of the Month 

The character trait for the month of November was Citizenship! 

These students were recognized as the “Character Kids of the Month”, for demonstrating the characteristics of being a good citizen.

Congratulations!  Keep up the great work Hornets!

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–If you have any concerns regarding Title IX and Section 504, Homelessness, or information regarding children in need of foster care, please contact Becky Bryant @ 660-643-7411.

Hume R-VIII School District

Notice of Nondiscrimination 

The District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 

District Compliance Officer:

Ms. Becky Bryant, Principal

Hume R-VIII School District

9163 SW 2nd Street

Hume, MO  64752


The District’s policy and procedures detailing the District’s Prohibition Against Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation are set forth in Board of Education Policy & Regulation 1300.  District Board of Education Policies can be found on the District’s website and/or available in the District’s Central Office. 

For further information about anti-discrimination laws and regulations, or to contact the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education (OCR) regarding the District’s compliance with anti-discrimination laws and regulations, please contact OCR at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Suite 320, Missouri 64106, (816) 268-0550 (voice), or (877) 521-2172 (telecommunications device for the deaf), or


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