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Student of the Month – Sofia Ortega – 1st Grade

The Hollister Early Childhood Center is excited to announce Sofia Ortega, 1st grade, Mrs. Wright's class, as our student of the month! Sofia’s teacher shares that she is a wonderful role model for her peers and always makes the right choices. She shows good character, even when no one is watching. Sofia works hard to do her very best on all school work and she also supports and encourages her classmates. She celebrates when others succeed, and is the first to offer help to a friend when they need it. She is a great helper to her teacher in class as well, often taking care of little things without being asked. Sofia always has a smile or a hug that would brighten anyone's day. Mrs. Wright is proud to nominate her for Student of the Month as she demonstrates the Tiger Code each day to Be Kind, Be Safe, and Be a Learner!
Way to go, Sofia! We’re proud of you!


Ortega, Sofia

Top Tiger – Grady Stevens – Kindergarten

”Grady is a great student.  He is always doing what is expected and more.  He is a friend to everyone and is a wonderful helper in the classroom.  I am super glad Grady is in my classroom and I know he will be a great Top Tiger.” – Mrs. Strahan

Stevens, Grady


Hawaiian Luau

Top Tiger – Della Kolter - Kindergarten

“Della always helps everyone in our class.  She always tries her best and is kind to everyone.  Our whole class knows if Mrs. Tyler is busy, they can ask Della for help! Way to go, Della!”  – Mrs. Tyler

Kolter, Della

Thanksgiving Food Drive!

Thanksgiving Food Drive

Top Tiger – Elyssa Diaz – 1st Grade

”Elyssa comes to school with a HUGE smile and a GREAT attitude!  I can always count on her to set a great example for others.  She’s always willing to help me and her classmates.  Elyssa is a great problem-solver, student, and friend.  I am so proud of Elyssa for following the Tiger Code every day.”  – Miss Arias

Diaz, Elyssa

Top Tiger – Greyson Stevens – Kindergarten

”Greyson is ALWAYS respectful, kind, and a learner.  He is a great helper, always tries his best, and gets along with everyone!”  – Mrs. Tyler

Stevens, Greyson

Top Tiger – Aliyah Maxwell – Kindergarten

”I am so excited to have Aliyah as our very 1st Top Tiger.  Aliyah always has a smile on her face.  She comes to school ready to be a leader.  She sets a great example for our class because she IS ALWAYS following the Tiger Code.  I am so proud of Aliyah and honored that I get to be her teacher.  Thank you, Aliyah, for being you and being such a great student and friend.  Congratulations!”  – Mrs. Hasler

Maxwell, Aliyah

Hollister McDonald’s Owner, Jennifer Ruprecht, Presents ECC with Check

The ECC sends a BIG "THANK YOU!" to the Hollister McDonald's, our ECC staff, and our parents for a HUGE success in partnering together during McTeacher Night last week! Mr. Waugh, Principal, was presented with a check from Jennifer Ruprecht, McDonald's Owner, for $883.23! Thank you so much! We truly appreciate it! Pictured left to right: Riley Little, Caleb Shuler, Mr. Waugh (Principal), Atheana Heathcock, Jennifer Ruprecht (McDonald's Owner), Heidi Gundry, and Maudie Dawson.

McTeacher Night Check Presentation

McTeacher Night!

McTeacher Night is Tuesday, Oct. 2, 4:00-8:00 pm, at the Hollister McDonalds!  Please come out visit with our teachers and staff and have dinner.  The ECC will receive a portion of the proceeds during that time frame!  Thank you for supporting the Hollister Early Childhood Center!

No School – Monday, September 3.  Have a great long weekend!                          

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Hollister Early Childhood Center
1792 State Hwy BB
Hollister, Missouri 65672

Regular Business Hours
Mon – Thur:  7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fri:  7:00 am – 3:30 pm


Phone: 417-243-4015
Fax: 417-334-6293