SEPTEMBER 29, 2022
HOMECOMING 2022 ROYALTY
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Homecoming Court!
This year's royalty are (picture #1 below)
Front Row: Addison Little, Skyte Wilson, Sara Patterson (princess candidates), Marissa Rivas, Olivia Goth, and Allie Cardwell (queen candidates)
Back Row: Donovan Pack, Sean Rivas, James Peoples (prince candidates), Gabriel Simmons, Xzavier Ray, and Emrie Neal (king candidates)
Wee King-Tucker Olson (picture #2 below)
Wee Queen-Kendall Woods (picture #3 below)
Coronation will take place during halftime of this Friday's 7:00 football game vs. Missouri Military Academy.
The Clinton School District is excited to announce that they have a new staff member! Juniper, an English Springer Spaniel, has joined the team at Clinton Technical School as a therapy dog.
Juniper joins, Perry, Pickett and Noble, the district's other therapy dogs.
Juniper is owned by Missouri Options Teacher, Nathan Johnson. Missouri Options is an alternative route to a high school diploma for those students who need it. This program has proven to be an effective way to help keep students in school, lower drop-out rates, and improve college and career readiness. Juniper will be a great addition to this program!
STUDENTS RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIP
Congratulations to 2022 Clinton High School graduates, Bailey Jones, Hailey Coleman, and Haleigh Richman who have been awarded rootEd Alliance Undergraduate Scholarships of up to $12,000. These scholarships are renewable for up to five years and will support our graduates in the pursuit of their bachelor's degrees.
Bailey is attending Missouri State University, majoring in Nursing, Hailey C. is attending Southwest Baptist University, majoring in Art Education, and Haleigh R. is a student at University of Missouri, Columbia, majoring in Business, with an emphasis in Marketing.
These scholarships were made possible by the generous support of the Steward Family Foundation and the district's partnership with the rootEd Alliance and the Ayers Foundation.
Since 2019, the Clinton School District has been a part of the rootEd Alliance and the Ayers Foundation, a collaborative philanthropic effort committed to clearing a path to a stronger future for students after high school. Clinton High School alum, David Steward played a pivotal role in bringing this partnership to the district.
When learning new math concepts, it always helps to have various ways to learn these new concepts.
Clinton Intermediate School students in Mrs. Simon's third grade class are learning that one way to solve multiplication problems is to use a number line. Students had fun working with their classmates to learn this new math skill.
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SURPRISE OF A LIFETIME FOR CHS STUDENT
Whitney McCanles, a junior at Clinton High School, received the surprise of a lifetime as she was given a brand new Bach Stradivarius professional trumpet, courtesy of the Band of Angels organization.
Whitney, a section leader for the CHS marching band, was moved to tears as she received the exciting news. Whitney began her journey in instrumental music when she joined the Clinton Middle School band in 6th grade. She remembers seeing the high school band march the halls for homecoming in 5th grade and knowing that she wanted to be a part of the band. Since then, she has worked hard to be the sitting lead jazz trumpet for the WCMMEA Jazz Band, has qualified for state level solo honors, and has attended the McKendree University Honors Jazz Band in Illinois. She currently has scheduled campus visits to the University of Missouri and would like to be a part of their music programs.
“Many teachers can go an entire career without finding a kiddo like Whitney,” says CHS Band Director, Pat Miles. “She truly embodies the core values of our band program: Make music, and have fun! Myself, the Clinton Pride Band, and the Clinton School District are incredibly grateful for the outstanding gift that Band of Angels has awarded Whitney! A fantastic student will be making music for many years, thanks to their support!”
“I am so thankful for the opportunity this incredible organization has given me with this very generous gift,” says Whitney. “There will never be enough thank-yous for Mr. Miles and Band of Angels, but from the bottom of my heart thank you so much for everything you’ve done. This will be used for many years to come and I can’t wait to see what happens!”
Band of Angels was formed in 2010 as a not-for-profit partnership between WDAF-TV Fox 4 and Meyer Music. Band of Angels matches students with instruments and music camp scholarship thanks to the generosity of others. Learn more at bandofangels.org or contact Dawn Zerbs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Representing Band of Angels and Meyer Music at Clinton High School were: Samantha Prats, (Community Engagement Coordinator at Band of Angels),Tom Meyer (Owner of Meyer Music)Dawn Zerbs (Development Director at Band of Angels), and Michael Crabtree (Graphic Designer).
STUDENTS STUDY (AND BECOME) INSECTS
Clinton Early Childhood Center students are learning all about bugs. Students have studied the metamorphosis of the Monarch Butterfly, and are anxiously awaiting the hatching of four chrysalises
After reading The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle, students became fireflies themselves, complete with wings and cups with glow sticks!
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ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR KINDERGARTEN
Kindergarten is a big transition for kids, and part of that transition is learning important social skills such as sharing, taking turns, being kind, and more.
Students in Mrs. Potter's class have been learning all about friendship. They recently read the book, The Crayon Box that Talked. In this book students learned that, just like crayons, beautiful things can be created if we work together.
Students also had fun making crayon hats and a friendship snack mix.
See more pictures here.
CARDINALS SUPPORTING CARDINALS
In the fall of 1998, Clinton High School made history with its first girls softball team. Fast forward 24 years later, and Clinton Middle School has its very first girls softball team.
At the CMS softball team's first home game in program history, several members of that 1998 CHS team were there to cheer on these Cardinals who are making history.
A sweet moment of the evening was having Linda Elliott, wife to Mike Elliott, the beloved coach of that 1998 team, present.
Pictured here: Linda Elliott, Tammy Tennal, Amanda Mantonya, Beth Wilson, Melana Kenney, and Kyla Inman.
We've had a great week celebrating Homecoming with our students! We look forward to an exciting culmination of this week's festivities on Friday.
Below are some important reminders:
- PARADE-The parade will start at 1:30 at the corner of Bodine and 8th Street, and head north to Clinton Street. The route will then take Clinton Street to 3rd to Franklin toward the Clinton Square. The parade will wind around the Square and conclude in front of the Chamber of Commerce. If you are unable to join us for the parade, you can catch it live on the Clinton High School Facebook page.
- CORONATION CEREMONY-Coronation of Homecoming royalty will take place during halftime of the football game (game begins at 7:00) and can also be viewed on the Clinton High School Facebook page.
- More information regarding other Homecoming events can be found here.
THIS IS A TEST DAY
Clinton School District will be holding “THIS IS A TEST DAY” next Thursday, 10/06/22 @ 10:00 a.m. The purpose of this day is to test all of the communication channels the district uses to alert families of important information.
On "THIS IS A TEST DAY", we will send a TEST message to the contact information we have on file for our students' parents, including: text, email, phone, and mobile app. This will allow these individuals to ensure they are receiving district and school information through their desired platforms. We will also post the TEST message to our website and social media accounts.
Our goal is to ensure we are providing accurate, effective communication to you in a timely manner. We hope this process will allow us to better reach our stakeholders at the times when it matters the most!
Please remember that to receive text messages from the district you MUST text Y to 67587. This must be done from the cell phone number that the district has on file for you.
If you have not been receiving text messages from the district, please contact your child's school to provide your cell phone number.
NATIONAL WALK TO SCHOOL DAY-NEXT WEEK!!
Henry Elementary and Clinton Intermediate School physical education teacher, Gina Johannsen is excited to announce that students will have the opportunity to participate in National Walk to School Day once again this year.
If your Henry Elementary or Clinton Intermediate School child is interested in participating, you can drop them off between 7:15-7:45 on October 5th at Equity Bank (7th and Ohio). Staff and volunteers will walk with small groups of students, so that they can learn how to use crosswalks and crossing guards on their way to school.
COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR
Clinton Schools will host a College and Career Fair on October 11 from 1:00-3:00. If your business would like to have a table, please contact Leslie Largent at Clinton Technical School (660-885-6101 or email@example.com).
All juniors and seniors will attend this event.
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES/NO SCHOOL
Clinton Schools will hold Fall Parent Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 20th. Please be watching for more information regarding conference times and how you can schedule a conference.
Also, please be aware that school is not in session October 20 (conferences), October 21, and October 24 (staff professional development).
CARDINAL HOLIDAY MART
Christmas will be here SOON, which means the CARDINAL HOLIDAY MART is just around the corner.
Mark your calendars for November 5th, and see the graphic below for more information. If you are interested in being a vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
The district calendar can be found below.
You can find a dedicated website calendar for the district and each building at the links below. You can also 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
IMPORTANT MEAL REMINDER
The federal program that has allowed school districts across the country to offer free meals to ALL students, regardless of income, has expired. Due to this, school meals are no longer free. However, free and reduced meals are still available for families who qualify. If you have not already completed an application for the 2022-2023 school year, we encourage you to do so. This application can be found on our website here, or you may request one from your child’s school office.
Our students should always go through the breakfast/lunch line to receive a meal regardless if they have money in their account. While the district will never deny a student a meal because of a negative balance, it is important that student meal accounts are kept in good standing.
If your child does not qualify for free meals, you can add money to their meal account in two ways:
- You can send money with your child to turn into their school office.
- You can pay online here. **Please note, you must have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account before you can submit a payment through RevTrak. Please contact your child’s school office to set-up this PowerSchool Parent Portal account.**. School meal prices are available here.
Throughout the year, we will continue to update you with information regarding programs and policies that impact you and your children. Thank you for being a partner in education with us.
If you have any questions regarding this information, please reach out to your child’s school office.
COME WORK WITH US
The Clinton School District has the following job openings. You can learn more and apply online at the link below.
- Latchkey Director (after school program-PART TIME POSITION-3 hours/day)
- Secretary (Clinton High School)
- Secretary (Clinton Early Childhood Center)
- Speech Language Pathologist (Henry Elementary)
- Special Education Teacher (Henry Elementary)
If you have additional questions, please call Central Office at 660-885-2237.
Communications and Community Relations Director
660-885-6101 ext. 2209