Cardinal Connections

A Bi-Weekly Clinton Schools Community Newsletter


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Donuts with Dad

63 dozen donuts, 265 dads, moms, grandpas, uncles, and family friends, 13 volunteers, and 360 students....Henry Elementary's 4th annual Donuts with Dad was a ton of fun!

Thank you to Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare who donated all of the sugary goodness to help make this event another SWEET success!

See more pictures here.

6th Grade Engineers

Sixth grade CAPS (Clinton Accelerated Program) students are preparing to take part in the 2019 Online Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

The goal is to create a machine that uses a chain reaction to accomplish a task in an overcomplicated manner. For this contest, students have the task of creating a machine that will put a coin in a piggy bank.

See more pictures here.

AP Biology Students Create Film

Students in Mr. Tennal's CHS AP (Advanced Placement) biology class have been busy!

Students are studying cellular respiration and are in the process of making a stop motion film to explain how glucose is turned into energy (ATP) and waste (C02).

Stay tuned for their finished products!

Polar Bear Week

It was recently Polar Bear Week in Mrs. Munsterman's 5th grade class.

Students used a variety of print and digital sources to research information about these creatures. After conducting research and compiling their information, students had the opportunity to construct polar bear dens out of marshmallows and toothpicks.

See more pictures here.

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We are seeking your opinions and impressions of us. What do you think of the job we are doing? What are some areas you would like to see improve? What do we really do well?

From now until February 6th, we are asking parents, patrons, staff, and students to respond to a survey about our schools. As we seek to improve, it is important that we hear from you. The survey will take no more than five minutes of your time. The link to the surveys are available below, as well as on our website and through our social media accounts.

Also, encourage your friends and family members to participate as well. Help us as we continue to meets the needs of every student in our community.

*If you are a community member without students in the district, your survey can be found here.

*Parents of CSD students can take a survey at this link.

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*CLINTON BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT-Our Varsity Boys and Girls teams would love to have your support at their annual tournament this week. The tournament brackets (updated with Monday's game info) can be found below.


*JOB OPENINGS-Can you believe that we are already starting to think about NEXT school year?

The CSD currently has several teaching opportunities available for the 2019-2020 school year. Current openings can be found on the district website,, under the employment tab.

Take a look, apply or share with someone you know who is looking for a great place to work!


*DONUTS WITH DAD-Clinton Early Childhood Center will be hosting their 4th annual Donuts with Dad event on the date and times below. Thank you to Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare for once again providing the donuts. One adult per student, please!

January 25th

A.M. Classes-8:20-8:50

Full Day and P.M. Classes-3:10-3:40


*MAJOR SAVER CARDS-The Clinton Education Foundation's annual Major Saver discount card sales program is almost here!

Sales will take place February 1st-12th. The $10 discount card provides you with many great local discounts. Proceeds from the sale of these cards benefit both of the participating schools, Henry and CIS.

Watch for more info about how you can get yourself a card!


*INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY-If weather forces the district to alter the school day in the form of an early dismissal, late start, or cancellation, the following are the modes of communication the district will use to inform you of this decision.

*The Clinton School District will notify parents via a phone call and text message. To receive these notifications, it is imperative that the district have your current phone numbers . Please make sure that the building level secretaries have your most up-to-date contact information. The second step is to go here to opt-in to our SchoolMessenger texting service.

*All inclement weather announcements will also be posted through the district’s social media outlets which include the district’s Twitter (@ClintonMoCards) and Facebook (Clinton Schools) pages.

*Our local radio station, 95.3 FM KDKD, will also publicize any school delays, early releases, and cancellations.

*Finally, all inclement weather decisions regarding the Clinton School District will be submitted to the following television stations: KSHB 41, KMBC 9, KCTV 5, and Fox 4.

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Only events that appear on the district calendar are listed here. ALWAYS REFER TO THE DISTRICT WEBSITE CALENDAR FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION!

Make sure you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to be notified of event cancellations.

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From a student to an employee, this Clinton Technical School instructor is proud to call himself a life-long Cardinal!

Frank Mesh is originally from Blue Springs, MO, but moved to Clinton when he was just a few years old. He is a proud 2006 graduate of CHS and is currently the Computer Information Systems Instructor at CTS.

Like all of the district's CTS instructors, Frank brings several years of "real world" experience to his students. Frank brings experience from working in the IT department of Sac-Osage Hospital, working for CISC (a local computer and network company) and then was hired by the district to work in the IT department.

Frank is happily married to his wife, Rikki Mesh, who is also a fellow CHS graduate and a special education teacher at Clinton Intermediate School. Frank and Rikki have two cats, Louie and Penelope and a dog named Faith.

In his spare time, Frank enjoys catching up on Netflix shows with his wife, hanging out and playing video games with his two best friends Kyle and Cody, watching all of the superhero movies that come out, and continuing to study and learn in his field of work.

"The school district is like one giant family. Being a former student, I feel really connected to not only the district, but my former teachers. It's really cool getting to teach a class I was a former student of. My coworkers at CTS are the best group of people to be around. They always make things fun, and it's never a dull moment. I'm fortunate enough to really enjoy the people I get to work with."

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