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Message from the Superintendent

School is off to a great start. The middle school just has a few minor items to be finished but is in full working order.

We have ordered new lockers for the middle school students.

We have made updates in our technology to help ensure our students are prepared for the future.

We will not be in session Friday, September 4th and Monday, September 7th for labor Day Weekend!


Middle School Updates




  • Local Fine Arts Scholarship Available +

    Fine Arts Scholarship $500 - WPCA, in cooperation with the Gatewood Family, has established this scholarship to encourage students of the highest caliber to enter a career in the fine arts, with special emphasis on arts education. This scholarship will be awarded to an area high school senior (graduating 2016) enrolled in a post-secondary program, majoring in fine arts (music or art, performance or education). Education majors will receive higher consideration.  Applicant must be a student in Howell or Ozark County. See Mrs. Hambelton for Scholarship Application. Click here to apply online.

  • Grandparents Day and Book Fair +

    The Dora R-III School District celebrated 2015 Grandparents Day with cake and ice cream in conjunction with the 2015 Fall Book Fair. You can view more pictures by going to the Activities link at the top of this page and clicking on Grandparents Day 2015 or by clicking here.

  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Your Child +

    Your child can receive a free book each month until their 5th birthday through the Dolly Parton's Imagination Library foundation. You may register the child by picking up forms in the Dora R-III front office or by contacting Mrs. Tracy Lovan (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or (417.261.2337).

    In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly's vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month. By mailing high quality, age-appropriate books directly to their homes, she wanted children to be excited about books and to feel the magic that books can create. Moreover, she could insure that every child would have books, regardless of their family’s income.

    Dolly’s Imagination Library became so popular that in the year 2000 she announced that she would make the program available for replication to any community that was willing to partner with her to support it locally. Since the initial program launch in the United States, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library has gone from just a few dozen books to over 60,000,000 books mailed to children in the United States, into Canada and across the proverbial pond into the United Kingdom! Currently over 1600 local communities provide the Imagination Library to over 750,000 children each and every month. Already statistics and independent reports have shown Dolly Parton's Imagination Library drastically improves early childhood literacy for children enrolled in the program. Further studies have shown improved scores during early literacy testing.


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(Scheduled events are subject to change)

Employment Opportunities

The Dora R-III School District is accepting applications for the following position(s): No certified positions are open at this time (click here to download certified application)

The Dora R-III School District is accepting applications for the following position(s): Teacher's Aide, Substitute Custodian, and Substitute Bus Drivers (click here to download non-certified application)