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  Carthage R-9 School District

Inspiring Excellence

Red Ribbon Week Celebrations


Columbian Elementary students and staff are celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 27 – 31.  Carthage in Action (CIA) high school students helped kick off the campaign with an assembly Monday morning.   Other activities scheduled at Columbian are:



T.E.A.M. Day – Together Everyone Achieves More!

Wear your favorite team jersey or t-shirt


Twin Day - Friends don’t let friends use bad drugs.

Dress like your friend


Don’t let drugs mix up your life.

Wear mismatched clothes


Hats off to healthy living!

Wear your favorite hat


Say BOO to drugs!

Wear your Halloween costume


Pleasant Valley Elementary fourth grade students are “putting a cap on drugs” in Mrs. Hawkins’ class.


Red Ribbon Week is an annual event that emphasizes the dangers of drug use and promotes a drug-free lifestyle.  The 2014 Red Ribbon Week campaign theme is “Love Yourself, Be Drug-Free”.  Other Red Ribbon activities are scheduled throughout the district.  

Parents As Teachers Host Fall Fun Fest


Carthage Parents As Teachers held a Fall Fun Fest on October 21 and parents joined their preschoolers in several activities.

Mrs. Jane Goade, Parents As Teachers Supervisor, stated, “We are very excited to be moving next spring into our new SMB Parents As Teachers Center where we will have even more room to host special activities.  Interested parents may call now to sign up for future PAT events.”

For more information about the Carthage R-9 School District’s Parents As Teachers program, please contact Jane Goade at 417-359-7012 or email goadej@carthagetigers.org

The Carthage R-9 K-12 School Counselors are committed to providing a comprehensive developmental school counseling program to all students.  In order to provide the best services for our students, we are asking for your input. After analyzing the results of this survey, counselors can utilize the findings to enhance the counseling services provided.

We would like for the following sections for the Carthage R-9 District to complete the Needs Assessment Survey:

  • Students in the 4th, 6th, 8th, and 10th grade
  • Parents of students in the 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th grade
  • Faculty/Staff of all buildings

Los consejeros de Carthage R-9 K-12,  están comprometidos a ofrecer un amplio programa de orientación escolar en el desarrollo de todos los estudiantes.  Con el fin de ofrecer los mejores servicios para nuestros estudiantes, estamos pidiendo su colaboración.  Después de analizar los resultados de esta encuesta, los consejeros pueden utilizar los resultados para mejorar los servicios de asesoramiento proporcionado.


Nos gustaría que lo siguientes seleccionados del Distrito Carthage R-9 K-12, participen en completar la encuesta de necesidades en evaluación:

  • Estudiantes del 4, 6, 8, Y 10 grados
  • Padres de estudiantes en el 4, 6, 8, Y 10 grados
  • Facultad / Personal de todos los edificios


ECSE Construction

Press Release Articles


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Photos courtesy of The Carthage Press


October 31- Early Out - 1PM

November 3 - No School
Teacher In-Service

November 5 - Early Out - 1PM

November 26-28 - No School
Thanksgiving Break

Technology PD Opportunities

Click on the link to register for the class.


5th -  SMART Notebook Tips & Tricks


Breakfast and Lunch Menu
Free/Reduced Lunch Forms


Lunch Menus 

Click here to access your child's lunch account:
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