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Inspiring Excellence

The Board of Education recognized several students for their outstanding achievements during the April Board meeting.

Missouri Association of Student Councils Honor Council Awards were earned by both the junior high and high school councils.    

CJHS Leadership Team:  Tiffany Stringer, Advisor; Reed Ledford,  Mason Bryant, Emily Nevills, Kara Cloud, Miriam Copeland, Lydia Rockers

CHS Student Council Officers:    Katie Griffiths, Allison Peterson, Kelsey Frost, Madison Kaempfe and Madison Guidie

Michael Goolsby, Board President

Academic All-State - Volleyball:  Madison Kaempfe, Abi Thomas, Rayna Jefferis, Marley Hensley, Kiley Tiller, Maya Williams, Savannah Downing

Missouri All-State Choir: Joshua Pruss; Lee Elliff Pound, Board Member

Missouri All-State Jazz Band – Trumpet:  Oliver Smith; Michael Goolsby, Board President

SkillsUSA State Competition – First Place Winners

Andrew Robinson, Renee Riley, Advisor, Michael Blades – Interactive Application & Game Design-Team A; Michael Goolsby, Board President

Frank Womack, Advisor, Zackery McDonald – Mechatronics-Team A and Residential Wiring Technical Information; Justin Baucom, Board Vice President

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Carthage Junior High Hosts In-House Tournament

The Carthage Junior High Archery Club hosted their own tournament on Friday, April 17th.  The tournament consisted of thirty archers battling it out in a head to head double-elimination tournament.  Every archer competed well, and  at the end of the night Cody Pinkley was crowned as the champion.  Rounding out the top four were; Kenny Collora- 2nd place;  Zach Garrison- 3rd Place;  Seth Conness- 4th place.  The CJHS Archery Club would also like to send a big “Thank You” to sponsors whom made the tournament possible:  Metcalf Auto, Bob Brown Insurance Agency, Liberty Bank, Hometown Bank, and First Christian Church.

Jared Patrick, CJHS Math, Football/Archery Coach, Incentives Coordinator

Fred Mintert, Carthage Junior High art teacher, was honored during an award ceremony held April 10 at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.  Mr. Mintert was selected as the Middle School Art Educator of the Year by the Missouri Art Education Association.  Pictured:  Regina Field, CJHS Assistant Principal, Mr. Mintert and Jenny Bogle, CJHS Principal.

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4-5 Center

Construction on the new intermediate center has fallen a few days behind schedule due to weather issues and extensive rock excavation.  R. E. Smith, General Contractor, is confident the project will be back on schedule soon, weather permitting.  This is the district’s first project using a geothermal heating and cooling system. 

Installation of a geothermal HVAC system at Fairview Elementary School will begin in mid-April.   Other district projects include the construction of tornado safe rooms at Mark Twain and Pleasant Valley Elementary Schools, and roof replacement at Carthage Technical Center-North.

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May 6 - Early Out
Dismiss at 1PM

May 14 - Graduation

May 25 - No School
Memorial Day

May 26 - Last Day
Dismiss at 1PM

Graduation Ceremony

Technology PD Opportunities

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Pre-Technology Trainings

April 28 - Session 1
April 29 - Session 2

June 2 - Session 1
June 3 - Session 2

June 8 - Session 1
June 9 - Session 2



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