Leeton Bulldogs MS/HS Update

November 2020

Leeton Students & Families -

Happy November! Here we are, 10 weeks into the school year. Thank you for your continued support of your student's academics and extra-curricular activities! We conducted successful Family Conferences last week as we follow a new norm of face-to-face, phone, and Zoom conferences. We will continue to find safe ways to connect and allow for two-way communication to aid in your student's success in school and life.

With a new month, I want to ask for your help in the following procedural areas at school:

  • Assignments on Google Classroom during School Absences: If your child is absent from school, whether this is short or long term, please make sure absent work is being completed. Teachers are working hard to put assignments on Google Classroom to ensure your student remains caught up. If your student has a pre-arranged absence from school, please make sure your student has notified the teacher and collected assignments and work ahead of time.
  • Student Absences: We request that all parents call the office by 9:00 am on the day of a student's absence to let us know the reason for the absence. We care about our students and worry when they are not at school. By calling the office before 9 am, this allows us to determine who is or is not at school and also helps our office to run efficiently! Parents will always be notified in a student is not at school and a call has not been made to the office.
  • Cell Phones During Instructional Time & Contacting Parents: We have noticed an increase in student cell phone use this year and how difficult it is for students to put their phones away and focus on instruction. Please know that students will have their cell phones confiscated if they are using them during instructional time. A warning will be given the first time, but any further occurrences will result in a parent needing to pick the phone up from the office. You will be notified if your student's cell phone has been confiscated during class time. We also ask that if your student is not feeling well, they see Nurse Keary to be assessed for the need to go home rather than calling/texting a parent themselves. Students will not be checked out from the office for not feeling well to go home until they have seen Nurse Keary to determine symptoms and the need to leave school.
  • School Attendance: Students must be at school 90% of the time or more. If your student is at risk for falling below 90% or has already fallen below this percentage, you will be contacted. Students will not be eligible for extra-curricular activities if their unexcused absences exceed 5 days. Excused absences include doctor's notes on file, attendance at funerals, and those approved by administration as the need to be absent. Research proves that attendance matters, every day!

Thank you for your continued help and support of these procedures at school. Working together as a team helps promote successful students at Leeton School!

Student Recognition & Celebrations

November Events

November 2: Winter Sports Practices Begin

November 3: Election Day

November 4: Flu Clinic @ 1:15 pm

November 5: Softball Athletic Banquet @ 6:30 pm - Willcockson Gym

November 7: Trapshooting @ UCM, Band Yard Clean Up Day 8 am - 5 pm (See form below to sign up!), District Band Auditions @ UCM

November 11: Veterans Day Celebrations (See flyers below)

November 14: HS Lock-In 6:30 pm - 12 am

November 18: 2nd Quarter Mid-Term Ends

November 19: Board of Education Meeting @ 7 pm (Streamed on Facebook Live)

November 23: Grade Cards Sent Home via Email

November 24: Early Dismissal @ 1 pm - Thanksgiving Break Begins

November 25-27: Thanksgiving Break

***Dates and times are subject to change. Please continue to check the Leeton District Google Calendar at the following link for additions and changes:


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JH Basketball Updates & Community Tickets

The following are JH Basketball HOME games:

November 2 - Leeton vs Osceola - Notified by November 2nd by 12 pm

November 6 - Leeton vs Lakeland - Notified by November 5th by 12 pm

November 9 - Leeton vs Concordia - Notified by November 6th by 12 pm

November 12 - Leeton vs Santa Fe - Notified by November 11th by 12 pm

December 1 - Leeton vs Higginsville - Notified by November 30th by 12 pm

If you are interested in putting your name on the list for the community ticket pool for any of these games, please contact the office at (660) 653-4314 or email Mrs. Joanie Shackelford at jshackelford@leeton.k12.mo.us. Due to ensuring everyone is notified in a timely manner, please see the dates and times above for putting your name on the list for community tickets.

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Career Service Update

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Bulldog Post - October Issues

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November Breakfast/Lunch Menus

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District Student/Parent Handbooks

Yearly Athletic Schedules

Lets Stay Connected!

MS/HS Office Staff

Principal: Mrs. Jennifer Corson

Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Joanie Shackelford