MARCH 30, 2023
Developing a culture of excellence is a priority in the Clinton School District. When these high levels of achievement and expectations are attained, it's important for us to recognize it.
At Monday evening's Board of Education meeting, the district recognized Clinton High School students who are excelling both in the classroom and in their respective student organizations.
Recognized at the meeting and pictured here with their building principals are:
🔵Jenna Hess-FBLA Chapter Vice-President, attending state competition for Business Plan and International Business competitions, recipient of the $25,000 Dream Big Scholarship, and received an interview with UMKC for their 6 year medical program
🔴Kennedy Cook-Competing in the DECA International Competition in Financial Consulting and is Student Council President
🔵Hannah Miller-Competing in the FCCLA National Competition for Repurpose & Design, state and national horse judging competitor, graduating at the end of her junior year, and attending Blackhawk College in the fall
🔴Parker Cochran-FBLA Chapter President, State VP of FBLA-PBL Relations, and attending state competition in the areas of Entrepreneurship and International Business
🔵Dylan Bell-Murphy-Member of CHS' first Envirothon team, competed in Speech and Debate, and is a very positive and kind student at CHS
🔴Ellison Sisney-DECA Chapter President and competing in DECA International Competition in the area of School-Based Enterprise
🔵Braeden Walters-Took 1st place at the Eagles Oratorical Contest, placed 1st at the Belton-Raymore contest, and will be competing in Reno, NV this summer
🔴Lauren Bailey (not pictured)-FFA Chapter President, placed first in Area LDE competition and moving on to district competition, state and national horse judging competitor, national speaker, and will be a part of the NEO (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College) horse judging team in the fall
Board members also received an update on the great things happening at Clinton High School from building administrators Jenny Corson and Dr. Rob Anthony.
LUCKY CHARM MATH
First grade students in Ms. Goucher's class have been learning all about measurement, and what better way to learn in March than with Lucky Charms!
Students learned about the importance of labeling their measurements by using Lucky Charms to compare 3 centimeters and 3 inches, as well as other measurements.
More pictures here.
STUDENTS HEADED TO NATIONALS
It's competition season for our student organizations, and we already have some great news to share from our Clinton Middle School and Clinton High School FCCLA chapters!
The district had 9 students competing at the state competition earlier this month, and 3 students are headed to the NATIONAL COMPETITION this summer in Denver, CO!!
Earning GOLD and punching their ticket to NATIONALS were:
🔴Brooklyn Johnson and Audrey McCoy (CMS)-Food Innovations
🔵Hannah Miller (CHS)-Repurpose and Redesign
Also doing amazing, and receiving SILVER AND BRONZE were:
🔴Megan Radford (CHS)-Career Investigations
🔵Kat Cole, Myleigh Willings, and Faith Klahs (CHS)-Repurpose and Redesign
🔴Annie Johnson and Natalie Golder (CMS)-Professional Presentation over Mental Health Awareness and Promoting Kindness in Schools
We are so proud of all of our students who put lots of hard work into their projects and represented our district so well!
FCCLA advisors include: Liane Hager (CMS) and Jaime Woods (CHS)
More pictures here.
STUDENTS RECEIVE GRANT
The Machine Tool Technology Class at Clinton Technical School recently received a $16,000 grant from the Gene Haas Foundation.
This money will be used to award scholarships to students who will be furthering their education in precision machining or a machining-related pathway such as engineering.
Thank you to the Gene Haas Foundation for providing this wonderful opportunity to our students.
Students are taught by Mr. Dalyn Noble.
2ND ANNUAL JUNIOR SUMMIT
The 2nd annual Clinton High School Ayers Foundation/rootEd Junior Summit was held Friday, March 10th at State Fair Community College in Clinton.
During this all-day event, CHS juniors traveled to SFCC Clinton to explore, plan, and learn more about their post-high school options. Students rotated through 14 different sessions in which they learned about apprenticeships, military opportunities, technical education, 4-year universities, and 2-year colleges. Students also gained an understanding and knowledge about the application, scholarship, and financial aid process. And new this year, students took part in a "Digital Dirt" session and learned about the importance of maintaining a professional profile on their social media accounts.
It was a very productive day, and it was great seeing the collaboration between the district's Ayers Foundation/rootEd program and area resources.
A big thanks to CHS College and Career Access Counselor, Lindy Johnson for planning the event!
See more pictures here.
SOCIAL WORKERS ACCEPT GRANT
Larry Storer and Caleb George with the Clinton Masonic Lodge, recently presented a check to Clinton School District school social workers. Donated funds will be used for Care Closet supplies to support district students. The district's Care Coset is stocked with clothing, hygiene supplies, shoes, coats, and other items that are used to meet students' needs, eliminating barriers to learning.
The donation was made through the Creating-a-Partnership program funded through the Clinton Lodge and the Masonic Home of Missouri.
Pictured left to right:
Larry Storer, Caleb George (Worshipful Master), Teresa Howard (school social worker), and Gentry Wishard (school social worker)
GIRLS AND BOYS STATE DELEGATES
Congratulations to the following Clinton High School students who were selected to represent our community as delegates at Girls State and Boys State this summer.
🔴Girls (left to right): Briley Wishard, Olivia Goehrig, Kaydith Maddox, Allie Goucher, and Ava Potter
🔵Boys (left to right): Landon Corson, Nathan Lankford, and Benjamin Tucker
Missouri Girls and Boys State is an intensive week of government study sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and the American Legion. This event allows students to form a local government structure, where they then form solutions to problems as they arise, and are able to see how the political process works effectively.
To be considered a candidate for Missouri Girls and Boys State, junior students are nominated by their teachers based on the following criteria; academics, character, leadership, interest in government, community involvement, etc.
Boys and Girls State will run simultaneously June 24th-July 1st at Lindenwood University in St. Charles.
UNPLUGGED AT CMS
Students at Clinton Middle School have over a dozen after school activities available to them, one of which is "Unplugged Games". Students involved in this afterschool program enjoy playing board games with their peers. This month, students played two new card games....Speed and Kings in the Corner. Students and their sponsors (Tonya Harrison and Kim Thomason) had a ton of fun with these fast paced games, and of course they enjoyed some snacks too!
After school programs such as this provide students the opportunity to connect with their peers, and gain real-world skills such as teamwork, creativity, and communication that are preparing them for high school and beyond.
See more pictures here.
STUDENTS ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Clinton DECA attended state competition at Crown Center in Kansas City earlier this month. DECA, the marketing club at Clinton High School, had 16 students place well enough in district level competition to advance on to state. Of these students, three will be advancing on to international competition in Orlando, FL next month.
Students advancing to international competition include Kaydith Maddox (Leadership Delegate), Kennedy Cook (Financial Consulting), and Ellison Sisney (School-Based Enterprise).
Officers for Missouri State DECA are elected as part of state level competition. This year, Junior Kaydith Maddox completed the application, testing, and interview processes and was selected to represent Missouri DECA as the VP of Advocacy for 2022-2023. Kaydith will work with local, regional, and state associations to determine their needs and advocate for change with state legislators.
State DECA Competitors:
Mia Bagley, Nathan Lankford, Kaydith Maddox, Paige McNabb, Briley Wishard, Raylen Richman, Kennedy Cook, Lauren Bailey, Shelby Boch, Mitchell Alexander, Hunter Willings, Kylie Williamson, Jacey Peery, Hadley DeLozier, Landon Corson, and Molly Purinton.
The Clinton DECA chapter is led by advisor Jessie Thompson.
The CSD is excited to welcome a new group of Cardinals to our family!
If you have a child, or know of one, who will turn 5 on or before July 31, 2023, you will want to pay special attention to the information below.
Kindergarten Round-Up is the first of several upcoming events that will be held for next year's kindergartners.
- When: Wednesday, March 30th, 5:30-6:30
- Where: Henry Elementary
- See flyer below for more details.
NEED A MATTRESS OR FURNITURE?
Mark you calendar for the Hometown Mattress and Furniture sale, March 31-April 1 (10:00am-3:00pm), that will benefit the Clinton High School softball team! Hometown Mattress and Furniture is located at 1200 E Ohio.
More information is below.
Clinton Schools will not be in session on Friday, April 7th and Monday April 10th. Staff will be taking part in professional development on Monday, April 10th.
The Henry County Health Center will be hosting a clinic at Clinton High School and Clinton Middle School on April 13th during school hours to provide the required Tdap and/or Meningitis immunizations for students in the 7th and 11th grades.
If your child needs these immunizations, information was mailed to your home. For your child to participate in this clinic, permission forms MUST be returned to your child's school nurse by this Tuesday, April 4th.
For any questions, please contact District Nurse, Kristy Bateman at (660) 885-5585, ext. 6315.
Don't miss our talented Cardinals in the CHS Theatre Department's spring play, "Rumors".
You can catch this play on the dates and times below. Ticket prices are $8 for adults and $5 for students.
🔵April 14th @ 7:00
🔴April 15th @ 2:00 and 7:00
KIDS PULLING FOR KIDS
Beginning next week through May 12th, students at Clinton Early Childhood Center, Henry Elementary, and Clinton Intermediate School will be collecting aluminum pop tabs. These tabs will be recycled to support the Ronald McDonald House at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
If you have pop tabs you would like to donate, they can be dropped off at any of the three buildings listed above.
The Clinton Cardinals Track Team is partnering with Powell Meat Company for their annual Hog Raffle Fundraiser. The drawing for two winners will be on May 2nd. Each ticket is $5, and can be purchased from any track team member or their coaches. All proceeds will go towards new warmups and equipment.
More information is available below. Please email Nathan Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS
Graduation for our high school seniors is less than 2 months away! Between now and then there are several important events for seniors and their families.
23-24 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
The 2023-2024 school year calendar was recently approved by the CSD's Board of Education.
You can find a printable version of the 23-24 school year calendar here.
You can also find a dedicated website calendar for the district and each building at the links below. You can subscribe to each calendar to have events uploaded to your personal online calendar.
Clinton Early Childhood Center calendar
Henry Elementary School calendar
Clinton Intermediate School calendar
Clinton Middle School calendar
Clinton High School calendar
Clinton Technical School calendar
THE CAR SHOW IS BACK!
Clinton Technical School is excited to announce that they are bringing back their Car Show!
The Car Show will be held on Saturday, May 6 (early registration by April 15 will get you a free t-shirt). There are ten categories and lots of prizes! See registration forms below for more information.
Call 660-885-6101 with questions.
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We are hiring for the 23-24 school year and would love for you to join our Cardinal team.
Apply online at the link below to join a team that is welcoming and supportive. We promise you will feel right at home the second you walk in the door!
- Teacher (CIS)
- Director of Special Services (District)
- School Nurse (Henry)
Math Teacher (CHS)
Business Teacher (CHS)
Art Teacher (CHS)
Social Studies Teacher (CHS)
Preschool Teacher (2) (CECC)
English Language Arts Teacher (CHS)
Special Education Teacher (Henry and CHS)
Football Coaches (CMS and CHS)
Athletic Trainer (CHS)
Speech Language Pathologist (Henry)
Physical Education Teacher (CHS)
Communications and Community Relations Director
660-885-6101 ext. 2209