MARCH 9, 2023
NEW PROGRAM COMING TO CTS
We've never been so excited to see an ambulance at our schools as we were a few weeks ago!
Beginning next fall, juniors and seniors at Clinton High School, as well as students from 11 area high schools, will have the opportunity to be a part of the district's first-ever Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program at Clinton Technical School.
Through this program, 36 students will be able to earn their EMT certification. This will not only be a tremendous asset to our students and their future, but also to our community and surrounding region.
A special thank you to American Medical Response of Independence for their donation of the ambulance.
Students will be taught by Megan Weiss.
MOVIN' AND GROOVIN' AT HENRY ELEMENTARY
Henry Elementary first graders in Mrs. Lemasson's class have been practicing their sight words with a fun game of Hand Up, Stand Up, Pair Up. Students enjoyed dancing around the room, pausing a peer, reading their sight word, trading, and grooving around the room again!
Instructional strategies such as this, are designed to foster classroom cooperation and communication, increase students' confidence, and help them retain the skills they are learning.
See more pictures here.
INDUCTED INTO SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Between 1991 and 1993, the Clinton High School Girls Cross Country Teams earned top-four finishes each season at the Class 3 state meet, including winning the state championship in 1993. This historic run was the reason team members and coaches from the 1991-1993 era were recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame at the Women’s Sports Luncheon in Springfield, MO.
Team members from this era included: Jennifer (Owen) Call, Leigh Ann (Sexauer) Thompson, Emily (Miles) Kazmaier, Mindy (Wyatt) Hill, Emily (Sledd) Brown, Amber (Houk) Lautenschlager, Amy (Norcross) Wareham, Tracy Smith, Amber (Harrell) Woodrome, and Jamie (Alexander) Smith. Coaches Clint and Karen Sanders dedicated a combined total of almost 60 years teaching and coaching students in the Clinton School District.
Present for the induction ceremony were: Clint and Karen Sanders, Emily (Miles) Kazmaier, Amy (Norcross) Wareham, Amber (Harrell) Woodrome, Jamie (Alexander) Smith, Jennifer (Owen) Call, Mindy (Wyatt) Hill, Emily (Sledd) Brown, Amber (Houk) Lautenschlager, Clinton School District administration and staff, Board of Education member (and former bus driver for the Cross Country team) Marilyn Parratt, as well as friends and family members of the inductees.
Help us congratulate these Cardinals on this amazing honor.
See more pictures here.
LITTLE CARDINALS CREATE STRUCTURES
After a two-month study of buildings, students put to work all they had learned about planning, shapes, lines, and corners to create their own unique structures!
Students in Ms. Christy's Clinton Early Childhood Center class created their own blueprint and used it to build their own unique structure. Students then presented their creations to the class.
See more pictures here.
Students in Mrs. Thompson’s Advanced Marketing class at Clinton High School successfully created and packaged their own trail mixes as part of a unit on product packaging and branding.
Students chose a group of consumers to target, created their products with various ingredients, named the products, conducted taste tests, and then chose packaging to meet the needs of the targeted group. Advanced Marketing is offered to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have completed the Introduction to Marketing course.
From left to right with their trail mix:
Skyte Wilson, Yummy Mummy
Jacey Peery, Movie Mix
Briley Wishard, Pretty in Pink
Jacob Balke, Want S’more
London Rosiere, Movie Mix
Sabrina Ortiz, Grab-n-Dash
Paige McNabb and Kylee Whalan
WELCOME, CLASS OF 2027
Earlier this week, Clinton Middle School 8th graders and students from Leesville R-IX, Davis R-XII, Shawnee R-III, Holy Rosary, CCA, and Calhoun had the opportunity to learn all about life as a Clinton High School Cardinal.
Clinton High School student-leaders provided tours of the school as well as information on the many opportunities that CHS provides students during their four years as a high school student.
We are very proud of how helpful, encouraging, and informative our student-leaders were and we look forward to welcoming these soon-to-be freshmen to CHS in the fall!
See more pictures here.
STAYING FIT AND GIVING BACK AT CIS
Students in Mrs. Engeman's after school Healthy Eating and Fitness Club spent time last week picking up leaves and trash around the school as a way to stay active and fit. Students then refueled from all of their hard work with a healthy snack.
These students also oversaw their school's recent food drive. Clinton Intermediate School collected 204 pounds of food!
See more pictures here.
The district's very first magazine, A Bird's Eye View, should have arrived in all Clinton mailboxes last week!
We hope you enjoyed reading about the great things happening in our schools and what our students are accomplishing inside and outside the classroom.
You can view an online version here.
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK BY COMPLETING THIS SURVEY!
STOP BY WENDY'S AND SUPPORT FCCLA
We know where you should eat tomorrow!
Stop by the Clinton Wendy's on Friday, March 10th and 30% of your qualifying order supports the Clinton High School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter.
Provide a paper copy or electronic image of the flyer below when ordering.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 5TH AND 8TH GRADERS
If you are the parent of a current 5th grader or 8th grader, please make sure you attend the events below!
CURRENT 8TH GRADERS-Monday, March 13th
- PARENT AND STUDENT ACTIVITY FAIR (5:30-6:00PM)-Current 8th graders and their parents can visit with coaches and sponsors in the CHS commons regarding programs available to students.
- PARENT MEETING (6:00-7:00PM)-Parents of current 8th graders will meet with school administration and counselors in the CHS Performing Arts Center.
CURRENT 5TH GRADERS-Thursday, March 16th
- PARENT MEETING (5:30-6:00PM)-Current 5th graders and their parents will meet with CMS school administration and counselor in the CMS cafeteria to learn about classes, activities, and opportunities available to students.
SPRING MEET THE CARDS
Come meet our spring CMS and CHS athletes this Monday, March 13th at 7:00pm at Clinton High School!
END OF YEAR AWARDS
Is there a CSD employee who has made a special impact on your child?
Maybe someone who has gone above and beyond?
Help us recognize our amazing teachers and staff by nominating an outstanding employee for the three awards below. Finalists will be announced later this school year.
Nomination deadline is March 24th.
**Educator of the Year Nomination Form**
**Cardinal Rising Star Nomination Form**
Clinton High School student council members will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, March 15th from 8:00-2:00 in the CHS gymnasium.
Please see the flyer below for additional details, registration information, and info on how you can receive a $10 gift card for donating!
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.
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.
If you would like to receive text messages regarding transportation-related issues (ie, buses running late, buses being combined, etc.) please complete the form below.
Please be aware this is for transportation-related communication ONLY.
**AFTER PROVIDING YOUR NUMBER ON THE FORM, YOU MUST TEXT Y TO 67587. IF YOU FAIL TO DO THIS, YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGES.**
We are hiring for the 23-24 school year and would love for you to join our Cardinal team.
Apply online at the link below to join a team that is welcoming and supportive. We promise you will feel right at home the second you walk in the door!
- Math Teacher (CHS)
Instrumental Music/Assistant Band Teacher (CHS/CMS)
Project Lead the Way Teacher (CMS)
- Physical Education Teacher (CHS)
- Art Teacher (CHS)
- Special Education Teachers (CHS and CECC)
- Paraprofessional (Henry)
- Speech Language Pathologist (Henry)
- Athletic Trainer (CHS)
- Football Coaches (CMS and CHS)
Communications and Community Relations Director
660-885-6101 ext. 2209