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Carthage Technical Center received two grants recently from the Carthage Community Foundation.  Funds were awarded for the LPN program and Career Prep 101 in the amount of $3,000 each.


Carthage Junior High Tells Administration to “Chill Out”

It is not very often that students can tell their principal and assistant principal to “chill out”, but that is just what the students at Carthage Junior High did on Tuesday night.  In late August, Carthage Junior High Head Football Coach, Bob Holman challenged Mrs. Bogle and Mrs. Fields to partake in the ALS ice bucket challenge.  To simply accept the challenge would not be standard operating procedure at Carthage Junior High.  It needed to be done, but done in a big way, and in a way that involved all the students.  The students were given the opportunity to donate to the fight against ALS in this “Chill Out Challenge”.  If the students could raise $200 before the first football game, Mrs. Bogle and Mrs. Fields agreed to take the challenge during halftime at the game.  The students came through with several days to spare.  Many donations came from students and families who have personally been affected by this disease.  During halftime, on Tuesday, Mrs. Bogle and Mrs. Fields paid up on the challenge as you can see below.

(Article by Jared Patrick, CJHS Math Teacher, Asst. Football Coach and Student Incentives Coordinator)

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Top Row: Gina Banks, Jake Endicott, John Logue  Front Row: Sara Hash, Elaine Wurst, Beth Jones

Not Pictured: Bobbi Castor


Community and Schools Support Carthage Bright Futures


Carthage Bright Futures has been very busy making sure Carthage students have everything they need to be successful this school year.  Backpacks filled with supplies were distributed to 200 students at Open Houses held in August and the Snack Pack Program is providing approximately 200 backpacks of food weekly to students who need this support. 


Sarah Johnson, Bright Futures Coordinator, says donations from the community have made it possible to provide these services for Carthage students.  Area businesses are also joining the effort.  Arvest Bank is currently sponsoring their 1 Million Meals food drive.  Each week students in grades K – 6 are challenged to bring a specific non-perishable item to help stock the Bright Futures pantry.


Penny Wars are underway at all Carthage schools and the school accumulating the most pennies will get to choose which Carthage R-9 administrator will sit in a dunk tank prior to the September 26 home football game.  All penny drive and dunk tank proceeds will be distributed to participating schools and Bright Futures.  Please get involved by gathering up your pennies and helping your school win this competition.  Then, bring a strong pitching arm and come to the September 26 football game to dunk the principal!


For more information on how you can support Bright Futures through donations or to volunteer your services, please contact:


Sarah Johnson

Carthage Bright Futures Coordinator


email:  johnsons@carthagetigers.org

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