A Bi-Weekly Clinton Schools Community Newsletter
September 9, 2019
CHS Welcomes Mrs. Johnson as Access Counselor
Last spring, the Clinton School District announced the launch of the rootEd Alliance and the exciting opportunities this program would offer our high school students beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.
It is through the Clinton School District’s partnership with rootEd Alliance, that Clinton High School now has a dedicated staff member who will help students navigate their next steps in life. Mrs. Lindy Johnson will serve as the district's Access Counselor and will provide students with three things they need to be successful in the next chapter of their lives; advice, exposure, and access to financial resources.
Mrs. Johnson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and served students in the CSD last year as a school-based therapist through Compass Health. Previously, Lindy was a Student Success Coach for four years at State Fair Community College. In this role, Mrs. Johnson assisted students in their college preparation and success endeavors.
Lindy and her husband have four children, one son-in-law and a beautiful granddaughter. In her spare time, Lindy enjoys spending time on the lake with her family, enjoying nature and traveling. She has a love for animals and wildlife rehabilitation.
"My passions lie in walking with students to dream and navigate their way to success planning for life after high school. I look forward to meeting all of you in the present and coming years. Your success and your child’s success is important to me."
rootEd Alliance is a collaborative philanthropic effort committed to clearing a path to a stronger future for students after high school. rootEd Alliance, in partnership with the Ayers Foundation and BDT & Company, provides an innovative new approach to creating more opportunities for our students. Clinton High School alum, David Steward played a pivotal role in bringing rootEd Alliance to the district. The Clinton School District is one of only a few districts in the nation to be a part of rootEd Alliance.
The district is excited to have Mrs. Johnson join our team and look forward to the many opportunities her role as Access Counselor will provide our students.
Students Receive Certification
This is the first of many hands-on opportunities students will receive this school year.
See more pictures here.
CMS Students Design Foot Orthosis
Students in Clinton Middle School's PLTW (Project Lead the Way) Design and Modeling class, are already busy this semester!
Mrs. Glover's students are designing and prototyping a foot orthosis for children with cerebral palsy. The orthosis, if designed correctly, will help children keep their heal on the ground while also stabilizing their ankle. The device must also be removable and comfortable for the patient.
Great work, Cardinals!
Henry Elementary Students Design, Experiment and Build
Henry Elementary School students are enjoying spending time in their school's new Makerspace classroom.
This new classroom provides hands-on ways for students to design, experiment, build and explore with their classmates.
Thank you to Mrs. Briggs who wrote the grants to make this new opportunity available to students.
See more pictures here.
CHS Students Receive Recognition
At the August Board of Education meeting, CHS students receiving a score of 3 or higher on last spring's AP (Advanced Placement) exams were recognized.
Advanced Placement exams are governed by the College Board, and a score of 3, 4 or 5 indicates that a student is "qualified", "very well qualified", or "extremely well qualified" for the content at the college level. Congratulations to these students who have proven themselves by not only taking rigorous coursework, but also scoring well on the national AP exams. These students will be added to the Academic Wall of Fame housed in the CHS commons.
Left to right: Madelyn Bremer, Reese Potter, McKenna Mason, Katie Mitchell and Abigail Hicks
Not pictured: Isaac Bayless, Bray Ferrin, Kali Lindsay, and Natalie Wagoner.
Construction, Engineering and Teamwork at CIS
Third grade students in Mrs. Simon's class were challenged to build a tower out of marshmallows and spaghetti.
During this challenge, students leaned basic construction and engineering concepts, as well as the importance of teamwork. Students also discovered that the strongest structures were made with triangular shapes.
WHAT'S YOUR "WHY"?
Every Wednesday we will be featuring staff members, students and parents and their "Why" for choosing the Clinton School District.
If you are interested in being featured, please use this form to tell us your "why"!
PARENT MEETING AT CHS
On Thursday, September 12th, Clinton High School will be presenting the Signs of Suicide (SOS) program to all students. This program is a depression self-screening and suicide prevention program. This will be the third year that CHS has presented this program.
On Tuesday, September 10th, at 5:30pm at the high school there will be a parent information presentation.
You can find more information, as well as the letter that was sent home to all parents here.
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YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP
BACON AND BASKETBALL
The CHS Girls Basketball Team is currently selling tickets for a chance to win 1/2 a hog.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased until September 25th from any girl's basketball player. The winner will be announced on October 14th and will receive a $200 value of bacon, sausage, ham, pork chops and pork roast.
Questions-contact David Rogers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
HELPFUL CALENDAR TIP
GET TO KNOW....ALLISON OLSON
Through our "Get to Know a Cardinal" features, we will introduce you to some of the members of our Cardinal family.
Allison Olson completed her student teaching with Mrs. Susan Potter and Ms. LeaRae Porta in the Spring of 2014 and has been a part of the Henry Elementary team ever since. She is currently in her 6th year of teaching kindergarten.
Allison comes to us from her hometown of Rich Fountain, MO (small town southwest of Jefferson City). Allison and her husband, Ethan, (2nd grade teacher at Henry Elementary) now call Clinton their home. Their family includes their 16 month old son, Tucker, a black lab named Hudson, and a cat named Aria.
When Allison isn't helping our little Cardinals get off to a great start, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends every chance she gets. She also enjoys spending time outdoors playing slow-pitch softball and disc golf and going on walks. She also enjoys reading when given the opportunity.
"I enjoy working for the CSD because this is my family. Although I didn't grow up here, I feel like a part of this town. I enjoy the people I work with and the kids. I feel like I'm here to help make a difference in their lives."