Cardinal Connections

A Bi-Weekly Clinton Schools Community Newsletter

September 9, 2020

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FFA Success

Last week, Clinton FFA students participated in the virtual 2020 Missouri State Career Development Events (the organization's state level judging contests). The Clinton FFA Chapter was well represented, with multiple top 20 finishes in several different events.


Below are the results:


Dairy Cattle- 220 students competed in the state:

Alyssa Robertson-2nd Place

Trista Humphrey- 3rd Place


Ag Sales- 208 students competed in the state:

Victor Chapa-6th Place

Cauy Collins-10th Place

Lauren Bailey-17th Place


Forestry-99 students competed in the state:

Victor Chapa-15th Place


Horse-168 students competed in the state:

Lauren Bailey-6th Place


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Safe and Stylish Cardinals

Eighth graders in Mrs. Harrison's Cardinal Time class and 3rd graders in Mrs. Engeman's class had fun with some tie-dye and masks last week.


Our students and staff have done a great job of doing their best to follow safety protocols to keep themselves and others safe.


We are so proud of them!


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Engineering Students Challenged on First Day

On the first day of school, Clinton High School Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering students were tasked with drawing a smiley face on the ground. Students were challenged to do this with their group members while maintaining 6 ft distance only using tape and a marker!


In this PLTW class, students are introduced to the engineering profession and a common approach to the solution of engineering problems, an engineering design process. Utilizing the activity-project-problem-based teaching and learning pedagogy, students progress from completing structured activities to solving open ended projects and problems that require them to develop planning, documentation, communication, and other professional skills.


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Getting to Each Other

One of the best things about the first week of school is learning all about your classmates.


Each day in Mrs. Olson's kindergarten class, there is a “Student of the Day”. Students get to learn more about each student and also create a class book of portraits for each classmate.


Another fun part of the first week of school is learning how to spell names! Students had so much fun spelling their names in different ways.


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Do These 3 Things Every Morning

Parents, don't forget to have your children do these three things every morning before school.


1). Self-screen using our Daily Self-Screening Checklist (the checklist can be found at the end of this newsletter, on our website and on our mobile app). Please call your child's school nurse if your child is displaying any of the symptoms or if you have any questions.

CECC (Nurse-Bobbi Wilson) 885-5845

Henry (Nurse-Rachel Vencill) 885-5585

CIS (Nurse-Melanie O'Neal) 885-3179

CMS (Nurse-Nichole Houk) 885-3353

CHS (Nurse-Julie Balke) 885-2247


2). Remember to wear a face covering. The face covering needs to be on before your child boards the bus in the morning or before exiting your vehicle at school.


3). Water fountains have been turned off and replaced with water bottle refilling stations. So, don't forget that water bottle!

Free Meals for ALL Students

The CSD has received notification that the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has provided waivers allowing summer meal program operators to serve free meals to all children into the fall semester, or until funding runs out.


This means that starting this week, all meals for ALL Clinton School District students are free until further notice.


Please note that a la carte items and extra milks are not part of this waiver, and students will still be charged for these items.

Safely Supporting our Cardinal Athletes

We are so happy that we can provide our student athletes a fall sports season. To continue to be able to do so, it's important that we all follow the safety guidelines that have been put in place by our District, as well as the districts in which our students travel to.


You can view the CSD's Fall 2020 Fan Expectations and Procedures here. Please be aware that this document is subject to change, so please check it frequently.


Also, every Sunday evening, District Activities Director, Jason Abner, will share a video with expectations for fans at each of the venues our Cardinals will be playing that week. If you are interested in supporting our student-athletes at sporting events, make sure you check out these videos on Twitter (@CHSCards) and on the Clinton High School Facebook page.

Education Foundation 5K/Fun Run

The Clinton Education Foundation will once again be hosting their annual 5K Fun Run on September 26th. Funds raised through this event are returned to CSD teachers in the form of Classroom Impact Grants. These grants are utilized to fund programs or needs that are currently unfunded through the District. Applications for these grants will become available in the Spring semester.


If you are interested in signing up for the 5K Fun Run, you can find a flyer at the end of this newsletter.


**The Education Foundation has developed a COVID-19 safety plan that has been reviewed and approved by Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare. The Foundation will be following all CDC guidelines for this event and will be working to keep runners, walkers and volunteers as safe as possible.**

Substitute Teachers Wanted

The Clinton School District is now hiring substitute teachers.


There are currently two paths to receiving a substitute teaching certificate.

1). Complete 60 hours of college credit.

2). Complete 20 hours of online training. This pathway was recently approved by the the State Board of Education as an alternative to the previous requirement of 60 hours of college credit.


Additional information regarding the online training, including approved vendors and associated costs, can be found at the link below.

https://dese.mo.gov/educator-quality/certification/substitute-teachers


You can apply to be a substitute teacher in the Clinton School District at this link.

https://clintoncardinals.org/employment/substitute_teaching


Questions? Contact, 660-885-2237

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