MS/HS Bulldog Bulletin

January 2020

Greetings from the MS/HS Office

Happy January Leeton Students, Parents, Families & Community!


Welcome to a new year and decade! I hope all Leeton School families had a memorable winter break. We are looking forward to a productive and rewarding remainder of the academic year. The return from winter break provides us with a great opportunity to review and rework routines and procedures in order for students to be more successful in school. Here are a couple ways you can help your student be successful each day at school:


*Please make a commitment to help your student get to school on time each day. If your student is going to absent, please notify the MS/HS office at (660) 653-4314 by 9:00 am.


*Feel free to contact your student's teacher with questions and ongoing concerns. Each teacher has their own email and phone extension for contact purposes. You can visit our school website for the staff directory at the following link: https://leeton.k12.mo.us/contact_us/staff_directory.


As always, thank you for supporting Leeton's mission "To prepare each student for a diverse and rapidly changing world through excellent educational opportunities in a safe and caring environment".


Proud to be a Bulldog,

Jennifer Corson

Leeton R-X School District

MS/HS Principal


#LeetonBulldogs #bestyearyet

January Events

January 6: No School - Staff Professional Development

January 7-10: Escape the Vape Week

January 7: Classes Resume, Second Semester Begins, First Semester Grades/Eligibility Sent Home

January 9: JH Basketball/Cheer Athletic Banquet @ 6 pm in Cafeteria

January 10: ACT Deadline for February Test

January 11: MS District Band, Skyline Basketball Tournament (Brackets below)

January 13: Can't Relate to the Hate Week

January 16: HS Quiz Bowl @ La Monte 4 pm, Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm

January 20: No School - MLK Day

January 21: 1st Semester Honor Roll/Perfect Attendance Honored at Basketball Game vs Hardin Central @ 5:30 pm

January 23: FCCLA Regionals @ UCM

January 24: Homecoming Pep Assembly @ 2 pm, HOMECOMING Game vs NW @ 5:30 pm

January 27: HS Quiz Bowl @ Cole Camp 4 pm, Brest Ridge Basketball Tournament (Bracket TBD)

January 31: MS/HS 1st Semester Honor Roll Breakfast @ 8:30 am

Long Range Facility Planning Survey

We are currently working on a 10-year facility plan for the Leeton School District. We want your input. There are 11 sections that we are gathering information on. You may not have an opinion on all sections and that is just fine. Please fill out a survey. We are taking down everyone's responses and presenting them to the committee for further consideration. Thank you so much for helping the Leeton School District gather the information needed to develop a comprehensive long-term facility plan. We value your input.

Student Spotlight & Announcements

  • Happy Birthday to the following staff members during the month of January: Jessica Crowder (7th), Kelly Fleming (11th), Pam Sivils (23rd), Amanda Davis (29th)
  • The Bulldog Robotics Club will meet after school on Wednesday, January 15th from 3:15-4:30 pm to begin working with our robotics kits and schedule time to put our team together for upcoming robotics challenges. All 6th-12th grade students are encouraged to attend!
  • Don't forget to check out the dress up days for home basketball games below! All Leeton students receive free admission to games. If you dress up with the theme for the night, you will receive a free bag of popcorn! Show that BULLDOG PRIDE!
  • First-semester honor roll breakfast will take place on Friday, January 31st at 8:30 am in the cafeteria. If your student made first-semester honor roll, your student will receive an invitation for the breakfast. Parents are invited to attend the breakfast to see students recognized and celebrate your student's accomplishments!
  • We are excited to announce that two of our middle students, Lane Morgan and Landon Corson, are published authors! Last spring, Stephen Kozan conducted an author visit to Leeton where he spoke to students about his journey to becoming an author and the process of writing books. During his presentation, Mr. Kozan conducted a flash fiction writing opportunity where he chose Lane and Landon to become the published authors from Leeton based on their fictional writings. These students worked through the summer to write their chapters books and their finished products are finally here! Their books will be for sale at school events for purchase where you can receive an autographed copy, or you can go to the following website for purchase: http://readyaimwritekids.com/books/. All pre-sale purchases will be entered to win a Kindle Fire! A book release event will take place on February 4th during the home basketball games, where Mr. Kozan will be honoring our authors and celebrating their published books. We are so proud of Lane and Landon!
  • Please help Brooklynn Fleming and Hadley Shaffer collect items for their FCCLA project by bringing in animal food, toys, treats, old towels, and blankets to the home basketball game on January 21st. You will receive free admission to the game! (Flyer below)
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College & Career Guidance Information

Go to the following links for information regarding scholarships, financial aid, and more!


https://leeton.k12.mo.us/for_parents/guidance_counseling


https://leeton.k12.mo.us/for_students/college___career_guidance


https://leeton.k12.mo.us/schools/middle__high_school


Further information can be found on the school's website: www.leeton.k12.mo.us


  • District ACT Test will take place on Tuesday, March 24th at Leeton School for all college-bound juniors and any sophomore/senior that also wish to participate.
  • UCM announced last Friday that if a student qualifies for free/reduced lunch they will receive ONE free course. This does not include reimbursement for the cost of textbooks and additional course fees.

January Breakfast & Lunch Menus

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2019-2020 Black/Gold Calendar/Schedule

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Fall Athletic Schedules

2019-2020 Student/Parent & Activity Handbooks

Below are the files for the 2019-2020 Student/Parent Handbook and the Activities Handbook. There may still be some adjustments made to the handbooks, but you will be notified of any changes made. The school calendar and Black/Gold schedule is embedded in the student handbook.

Lets Stay Connected!

Opt In To Receive Text Message Updates!

If you have not already opted in to receive text messages about important events and cancellations for the Leeton R-X School District, please follow the instructions on the flyer below to opt in!
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The Leeton R-10 App is HERE!

Check out the new Leeton R-10 app available on the app store! Search Leeton R-10 on your Apple/Android device to download the app and receive notifications regarding news, updates, student successes, and more!
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MS/HS Office Staff

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Corson

Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Joanie Shackelford