• The Practical Nursing program spans most of the year with classes continuing during the summer months. Holidays and breaks will generally follow the Carthage R-9 School District calendar during the secondary school year. Check the Practical Nursing calendar for variances in days off or early dismissal days. When the Carthage R-9 School District is dismissed due to inclement weather, practical nursing program classes/clinicals will also be dismissed. Access to the inclement weather phone message is available 24 hours a day at 417-359-7010 – option 5. Snow days will be made up at the discretion of the Practical Nursing Coordinator/Administration. These days may be made up on a Friday and attendance will be required.  Students may be given one week advanced notice.