Cardinal Connections

A Bi-Weekly Clinton Schools Community Newsletter


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Real-World Application of Learning

Advanced Marketing students in Mrs. Thompson's class have spent the last six weeks hard at work creating marketing plans for Fortress Wealth Advisors.

Students analyzed the company’s strategic advantages and challenges and developed a one year plan to increase the business’s market share. Students were then able to present their plans to the business owners, Ben and Amanda Johnson.

Ben and Amanda graciously provided pizza as a way to celebrate their hard work!

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Reviewing Through Games

Fifth graders in Mrs. Munsterman's class have been reading "Phineas L. MacGuire Gets Slimed".

As a final project, students created a game to highlight their understanding of the story. Students used vocabulary, events, characters, etc. from the book to create questions. Students then enjoyed playing the games with their classmates.

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CMS Junior Optimist Club

The first year is in the books for the Clinton Middle School Junior Optimist Club!

The Clinton Middle School Junior Optimist Club is one of only eight Junior Optimist Clubs in the state of Missouri. The district appreciates the Clinton Sunrise Optimist Club for partnering with our students to make this opportunity possible.

At an end of the year celebration, club members celebrated with an ice cream party and scavenger hunt.

Congratulations to the following students who received awards:

CMS Jr. Optimists of the Year-Allie Goucher and Megan Radford

CMS Jr. Optimist Volunteer of the Year-Cidnee Rogers

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Partnership Provides New Learning Opportunities

Automotive Technology students at Clinton Technical School had the opportunity to learn a new skill when they visited Hamilton's Detailing. Thank you to owner, Andy Hamilton who provided this learning opportunity to students.

Students have been putting this new skill-set to work as they detail Clinton Technical School employees' vehicles. A shout-out also goes to Napa, Auto Zone and O'Reilly's for donating car wash kits to students.

Muffins with Mom

Students at Henry Elementary and the Clinton Early Childhood Center had a fun time celebrating the special women in their lives with fun activities, songs, and of course muffins during this year's Muffins with Mom events.

A special shout-out to the district's food service provider, Aramark, for providing the muffins, and to our Bright Futures volunteers for stepping up to fill-in for moms who were unable to attend.

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*LAST DAY OF SCHOOL-The last day of school for CECC students will be May 23rd. All other buildings will end the 2018-2019 school year on May 24th (early dismissal)


*SUMMER SCHOOL-Summer School 2019 will be held June 3-28 at Henry Elementary from 8:00-2:30 (doors open at 7:30).

Students entering kindergarten-6th grade are encouraged to attend, and enjoy the fun during this year's Summer Safari theme. Several field trips are planned, as well as prize drawings for attendance!

The district is also offering two 1-week sessions of STEM Camp for students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Spaces are limited and are filling up quickly. See flyer below for more details.

Free breakfast (8:00) and lunch (11:00-12:00) will be available to ALL students attending summer school, as well as to anyone in our community under the age of 18.

Transportation will run two bus routes during summer school, routes can be found here. For more information regarding transportation, please call 885-2644.

After-school care will also be available from 2:30-5:30. Please call 885-5585 for more information.

Enrollment forms can be found below and are available at CECC, Henry Elementary and CIS. They can also be found online at under the "headlines" section.


*GRADUATIONS AND PROMOTION CEREMONIES-Two more ceremonies to be held this week!

*Kindergarten Graduation-May 21st @ 6:00 in the CHS Performing Arts Center

*8th Grade Promotion-May 24th @ 10:00 (seating begins at 9:30) at Cardinal Stadium (weather permitting). Alternate location will be the CMS gymnasium.


*COACHING POSITIONS-The district has several coaching opportunities for next school year. These paid positions are open to the public. If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of our students, please consider applying.

Coaching positions can be found here.


*JOB OPENINGS-Do you know someone who would make a great addition to our team?

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!


*CHS SPIRIT SQUAD GOLF TOURNAMENT-The CHS Cheerleaders and Crimson Dance Squad will be holding their 12th annual golf tournament on June 1st.

Check out the flyer below for more details.


*2019-2020 CALENDAR-A printable version of the 2019-2020 school calendar can be found at the bottom of this newsletter and on our district website.

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Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown is a 2nd grade teacher at Henry Elementary, where she has worked for the past five years. Before becoming a part of the Cardinal Family, Amanda also worked in the Republic and Appleton City school districts.

Amanda and her husband, Cody (a substitute teacher at Henry and CIS), have been married for almost 10 years. They have two boys, Owen (4) and Kane (2).

When Amanda isn't at work she loves doing anything outside including hunting, fishing, and running, and she really loves the opportunity to travel. Her second passion is baking for other people which is why she started the "Farmer's Market Baking Company".

"I enjoy working in the CSD because we have such a strong work community. I feel like the people I work with are there for me no matter what and I can be there for them. I also feel like the people working here really do have the students' best interests in mind which is all a school district can ask for."

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