FEBRUARY 23, 2023
GOING STRONG FOR THREE DECADES
For more than three decades, high school marketing students have had the opportunity to manage and operate a school store. Now known as "The Nest", this store first took flight in the late 1980's.
Students in the Retail Operations class operate The Nest which offers students and staff a variety of food, drinks, and everyone's favorite....cookies! Students are responsible for conducting daily business operations, implementing safety and security measures, and providing quality customer service. Profits from The Nest support Clinton DECA, the extracurricular club associated with the Marketing program.
The Marketing program is one of three Career and Technical Education programs offered at Clinton High School. Students are taught by Mrs. Jessie Thompson.
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STUDENTS COMPLETE STEM CHALLENGES
Fourth graders in Mrs. Maggi's class at Clinton Intermediate School have been learning about different structures of the human body. Students were then challenged to complete several STEM activities to better understand how various parts of the body work including; muscles, eyes, bones, and lungs.
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MITCHELL RECEIVES TEACHER PROUD HONORS
The Clinton School District is excited to join other school districts across the region in celebrating teachers on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
This month, we celebrated and recognized the outstanding work of Clinton Technical School welding instructor, Marty Mitchell. Marty has been an educator for 9 years, all of those years here in the Clinton School District.
"Marty has been an integral part in my transition to CTS," says CTS Director, Melissa Batusic. "He is helpful when it comes to how things have been done in the past and is happy to help his colleagues when needed. The opportunities he provides his students is beyond expectation. Marty does a fantastic job representing Clinton Technical School by serving as our liaison at Team Cardinal. He always has students' best interests in mind and makes sure we are moving towards providing the best experiences for future graduates."
"The opportunity to share real world knowledge and expertise of the welding industry with students and surrounding communities makes me proud to be a teacher," says Marty.
We are so glad to have Mr. Mitchell on our team and we celebrate him and the positive difference he is making in our Cardinals' lives.
STUDENTS USE SKILLS TO GIVE SCHOOL FACELIFT
In honor of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, we will be featuring each of our CTE programs and showing you the unique ways they are preparing students for their next steps in life.
Building Trades students have given Clinton Technical School quite the facelift this year! Students are using their skills to assist the building in changing its layout to be more conducive to students' learning, make room for a new program, and more! As students make these changes and improvements to the building, they have received hands-on experience in framing, plumbing, electrical, door installation, sheetrock, trim, interior finishing, and more!
Students are taught by Josh Foster, who was a student himself in the CTS Building Trades program during high school.
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CRUISING AROUND AT HENRY ELEMENTARY
For the fourth year in a row, students at Henry Elementary School are enjoying bicycles in Physical Education class.
Bringing bikes into PE class provides all students the chance to learn to ride a bike, and it's also an opportunity to be active and have fun at the same time. Students practice bicycle safety and they also talk about our community's very own Katy Trail that is great for bike riding. Not only do students learn that bicycling improves strength, balance, and spatial awareness, they also discover that it's a lifetime sport they can enjoy their entire lives.
This fun and educational PE unit was made possible by grants for bikes and helmets from the Clinton Rotary Club and Mid-Day Optimist Club. This year, kindergartners are able to participate in this unit, thanks to a grant for balance bikes from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation. The balance bikes allow students to work on their balance without the use of training wheels, and helps them transition better to traditional pedal bikes.
Students are taught by Gina Johannsen.
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STUDENTS BRING HOME MEDALS
This past Saturday, the Clinton Middle School Science Olympiad team traveled to the University of Central Missouri for their regional tournament. Our Cardinals did AMAZING, with each student on the team medaling in at least one event (below are their results)! Students who placed first in their event will advance to the State Tournament and will compete at Missouri State University on April 1. Students are coached by Erin Houk and Pam Mifflin.
- Roller Coaster - Addison Sell & Danika DeVasher, 1st
- Crave the Wave - Rhyan Etters & Trevor Fields, 1st
- Codebusters - Rhyan Etters, Trevor Fields, & Brian Miller, 1st
- Forestry - Addison Sell & Danika DeVasher, 2nd
- Wheeled Vehicle - Trevor Fields, 1st
- Bridge - Andrew Harp & Brian Miller, 2nd
- Write it, Do it - Trevor Fields & Rhyan Etters, 1st
- Meteorology - Kallen Matthes & Andrew Harp, 4th
- Solar System - Trevor Fields & Harper Browder-Couts, 2nd
Clinton Schools will not be in session on Monday, March 6th as staff take part in professional development.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADERS
It's time for our 8th graders to begin thinking about and planning for high school!
There are several upcoming events for 8th graders in March. Check out the flyer below for more details.
CSD RETIREE REUNION
The Clinton School District invites all district retirees to join us on Thursday, March 16th, from 9:00-11:00 am at Clinton Intermediate School (709 S. 8th Street).
Please join us for the opportunity to catch-up with former colleagues, enjoy coffee and donuts, and a chance to hear about programs being offered to students at Clinton Intermediate School and Henry Elementary. Tours of both schools will also be provided to allow you to see the work that was accomplished with the 2020 No-Tax Increase Bond Issue.
RSVP by Friday, March 10th to 660-885-6101 ext. 2209 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Mark your calendars for this year's Spring Break which will be held March 20-24.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR SENIORS
Graduation for our high school seniors is less than 3 months away! Between now and then there are several important events for seniors and their families.
See dates below for more info.
GVMH CAREER NIGHT
The district is excited to host the GVMH Career Night on Thursday, March 16th from 6:00-8:00pm at Clinton High School.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the many different career opportunities available right here in our community at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare.
Representatives will be on-site to speak with students about careers and jobs in various areas.
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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The district has the following job openings. You can learn more and apply online at this link:
- ISS Paraprofessional (CIS, 23-24 school year)
- Paraprofessional (Henry, 23-24)
- Art Teacher (CHS, 23-24 school year)
- Special Education Teachers (2) (CHS and CECC, 23-24 school year)
- Athletic Trainer (CHS, 23-24 school year)
- Football Head Coach and Assistant (CMS, 23-24 school year)
- Head Boys Tennis Coach (CHS)
Communications and Community Relations Director
660-885-6101 ext. 2209