From Missouri Western State University Athletic Department: As part of the ongoing celebration of the 50th season of Griffon Football, five all-decade teams have been selected to celebrate that respective chapter in Griffon Football history.
There were 151 former Griffons selected for the various all-decade teams. The teams were selected by a committee comprised of Missouri Western Football alumni and former Griffon Athletics support personnel.
Thousands have worn the Griffon uniform through the first five decades of this proud football program. For this milestone 50th season, it was appropriate to take a look at the past and honor the contributions of the many players who helped build the program into what it is today. The naming of an All-Decade team for each of the five decades is just one way those contributions will be honored throughout the 2019 season.
Honoring each All-Decade team will continue throughout the season with in-depth information on each team and Griffon Football history through each decade released preceding each home game of the 2019 season.
Coach Jack Burgess along with other members of the 1970's All Decade Team will be recognized on September 3, 2019 at MWSU Home Football Game!
1970s ALL-DECADE TEAM
The Avenue City School District has carved out its own little niche in Northwest Missouri. Located five miles east of St. Joseph and nine miles southeast of Savannah, this school possesses an environment of caring and success. Anyone who holds the opinion that “bigger is better,” has obviously not been to the Avenue City R-IX School District. The faculty, staff, community, and parents of this school district have come to understand that a school is much more than a building with four walls. This PreK- 8th grade school contains the vision and hope for tomorrow.
The District’s Parents as Teachers program allows parents to be their child’s first teacher and arrangements for home visits can begin before the newborn arrives. The Avenue City R-IX School District also provides its community with a preschool opportunity beginning at age three that continues until the child is ready to enter Kindergarten. The district’s K-8 enrollment is approximately 165 students. The high school enrollment is approximately 55 students. When the time for high school draws near, families within the Avenue City R-IX School District possess the luxury of being able to select the high school of their choice for their child. Families traditionally select one of the three high schools in St. Joseph or the high school in Savannah.
The strength of a school lies within its people and its community. The community support for the school district allows the ability to attract and retain high quality teachers and staff. All staff continues to focus on keeping Avenue City School a great place for children to learn. Remaining an independent district, the taxpayers of Avenue City R-IX decided decades ago that local control of the public school was important. The community has supported the school, not only financially, but through volunteer programs and by retaining high expectations for the school and for their children as well. In return, the school has consistently appeared as one of the top elementary schools in the state and has been a top achiever in math and reading scores on state assessments. The state of Missouri has recognized the stakeholder’s combined efforts by awarding it the highest level of accreditation for the past two decades. A safe, supporting, and encouraging atmosphere allows for high achievement scores and a high level of parent satisfaction. The Avenue City School District students not only achieve, but do so in a loving and caring atmosphere because of this community of support.
Avenue City R-IX school district has carved out its own little niche in Northwest Missouri and this niche has continued success in promoting vision and hope for tomorrow.
A PPE (physical form) that releases a student to participate in sports/activities will now be considered valid for two years (730 days). We cannot control when every student’s physician will want to see them again for a general physical, which will be between the student’s physician and their parent; however, in order to be permitted to play sports for a school team, the new MSHSAA bylaw allows a physical to be valid for a two year period (730 days). A current physical that a student may have on file with the school may be valid for next school year under the new bylaw.
All Junior High and High School Athletes must have a physical once every two years before participating in school sponsored athletic events. Please click on the following pdf file to get your form for the physical. Students will not be allowed to practice or participate in athletic events if a completed form is not on file in the school's office.
ALL other Pre-participation Documents must still be completed/updated annually for every student athlete. MSHSAA PRE-PARTICIPATION DOCUMENTATION THAT MUST BE COMPLETED ANNUALLY can be downloaded below: