DECEMBER 1, 2022
STUDENTS SERVE UP DELICIOUS MEAL
Clinton Middle School FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and Culinary Arts students recently had the opportunity to treat the Board of Education to a delicious meal (see the link below for a menu of the food that was prepared and served).
Not only did students practice their cooking skills, but also important skills such as time management, problem-solving, and menu planning/execution.
CMS FCCLA currently has 38 members. In November, students attended the FCCLA Missouri Fall Leadership Conference at Lake of the Ozarks. Congratulations to CMS FCCLA who received FIRST place in attendance at the conference!
Students are taught by Mrs. Liane Hager.
Developing a culture of excellence is a priority in the Clinton School District. When these high levels of achievement and expectations are attained, it's important for us to recognize it.
At Monday evening's Board of Education meeting, the district recognized three Clinton Intermediate School students, Adrian Rios-Carmona, Jordan McNabb and Emery Blair. These students were chosen by their teachers for being amazing examples of what a Clinton Cardinal is. These students are hard-working, kind, helpful, and great role models for their peers.
CIS administrators, Miranda White and Alyssa Bush, also provided a building update to the board regarding the great things happening at their school. The board learned about the school's Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) programs, and how these programs are supporting students' behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. The board received updates on curriculum, how teachers are using data to drive instruction and support student growth, as well as professional development and family engagement activities.
Prior to the start of the meeting, the board enjoyed a choir performance from the CIS Choristers.
STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO HONOR SOCIETIES
Clinton High School recently inducted 26 students into the National Honor Society (NHS). This is in addition to the 28 students who are second year members of the organization.
To be a member of NHS, students must have obtained at least a 3.5 GPA, a clean slate from any discipline issues, and demonstrate all the principles that serve as the foundation of the organization. These young leaders are also giving back to their school and community by completing two group service projects and ten hours of individual service.
2022-2023 NHS Officers include: Nick Branscombe, President; Lauren Bagley, Vice-President; Olivia Goth, Secretary; and Martha Fredrickson, Historian
Congratulations are also in order to the 46 Clinton Middle School 7th and 8th graders who met the requirements to become a member of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). In a ceremony held earlier this month, friends and family celebrated these students' special accomplishment.
To be a member of this prestigious organization, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5, demonstrate leadership skills at school and in the community, be a good citizen and role model to peers, as well as complete eight hours of community service.
2022-2023 NJHS Officers include: Annie Johnson, President; Lily Kenney, Vice-President; Foster Thompson, Secretary; Ayson Zink, Treasurer; and Gwen Phillips, Historian
Clinton High School NHS advisor is Shasta Hetherington and Clinton Middle School NJHS advisor is Angie Bremer.
READY TO PUT SKILLS TO WORK
Health Occupations students at Clinton Technical School have been perfecting personal care skills. During this unit of study students received 16 hours of hands-on practice on oral care and nail care, as well as shaving, bathing and bed-making. These hands-on activities help prepare students to care for patients in a healthcare setting.
Students are putting these skills to work as they begin clinicals at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare.
See more pictures here.
A CARDINAL THANKSGIVING
Prior to Thanksgiving Break, the Clinton School District enjoyed welcoming close to 600 parents and special guests into their schools for "A Cardinal Thanksgiving".
It was an amazing event that called for all hands on deck. A special thank you to all of our families that were able to join us. A HUGE thank you to our amazing food service department who prepared and served all of the meals. Thank you to our staff who pitched in and helped wherever it was needed, as well as CMS NJHS students, OakStar Bank, GVMH, United Methodist Church, and Nina Southers who all volunteered their time as well.
See more pictures here.
Clinton Schools will not be in session December 19-January 3.
School staff will have a work day and professional development on January 2 and 3.
We wish all of our Cardinals a wonderful holiday season!
ADOPT AN ANGEL
Want to make Christmas morning extra-special for a child in our community?
Stop by one of the following locations to "adopt" a child off of the Bright Futures Clinton Angel Tree.
- Simple Pleasures
- Integrity Flooring
- Ben Franklin's
- Meraki Hair and Nail Salon
- Nutrition Trail
- OakStar Bank
- Designer's Edge Salon
- Bread of Life
- Home Town Mattress and Furniture
- White Flower Quilt Shop
- West Side Salon
- Clinton Candle Company
ALL GIFTS MUST BE TURNED IN BY DECEMBER 9TH.
No time to shop? No problem! You can make a monetary donation to the Angel Tree program, and someone will do the shopping for you! To donate, please visit, https://www.clintonangeltree.com/
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
The fun started today!
All students and staff in the Clinton School District are encouraged to join in on the CSD 12 Days of Christmas spirit days!
See the calendar below for more info.
WINTER WEATHER REMINDERS
Cold weather is here, which means it's the perfect time to do a quick refresher on how the district communicates school closures due to inclement weather!
- SOCIAL MEDIA-The first notification you will receive about a school closure will come from our district's social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).
- TEXT, EMAIL, APP, AND PHONE-This will quickly be followed by a text message, email, app notification and phone call. The successful delivery of this information is dependent upon accurate contact information obtained from school records. If your contact information changes, please let your child's school office know as soon as possible. Only those who have opted-in to receive text messages (text Y to 67587 from the cell number the district has on file for you), or those who have downloaded the district app (search for Clinton School District on your App Store or Google Play) will receive the text message and app notification.
- WEBSITE-This information will also be placed on our district webpage, www.clintoncardinals.org.
- NEWS MEDIA-The cancellation info will also be provided to KDKD and Kansas City news stations.
NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD FILING
The Board Secretary of the Clinton School District #124 will accept declarations of candidacy from any person interested in running for a position on the Clinton Board of Education to be elected at the annual election on April 4, 2023.
Persons interested may file at the Administration Building, 701 S. Eighth Street, Clinton, MO 64735 starting at 8:30 a.m. on December 6, 2022, and will continue during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. With the exception of the first and last day of filing, filing will not occur on days that the Administration Building is closed due to inclement weather or in the event of closure due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Filing will also not occur on the following days during the holiday season: December 23, 2022 and December 26, 2022. Candidates may call (660) 885-2237 ext. 3004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any questions regarding filing. Filing will end on December 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Names will appear on the April ballot in order of filing.
There are three (3) positions available, all of which are three year terms. Candidates must be citizens of the United States and resident tax payers of the district, who have resided in Missouri for one year preceding their election or appointment. Candidates must also be at least 24 years of age; be current on state and local taxes; have not been found guilty of or pled guilty to a felony under Missouri or federal law; are not registered or required to register as a sex offender; and have filed required campaign documents for all previous campaigns, if any.
All board members initially elected or appointed in this succeeding election shall successfully complete 18.5 hours of orientation and training within their first 12 months of service as required in Section 162.203 RSMo.
After a 34 year career in the Clinton School District, Jenny Mitchell is retiring.
Jenny has been a faithful and dedicated administrative assistant at Clinton High School, serving and helping thousands of students and staff during her 3+ decades as a Clinton Cardinal.
While we are sad to see her go, we hope you will join us on December 13th as we wish her well in retirement.
CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS AND CONCERTS
Clinton School District students have been practicing hard and are looking forward to sharing their musical talents with their family, friends and our community on the dates below.
**All events are held in the Clinton High School Performing Arts Center.**
- Clinton Intermediate School Cardinal Choristers and Ukulele Club Concert-December 8th @ 6:30
- Clinton Middle School Band Concert-December 11th @ 3:00
- Clinton High School Band Concert-December 11th @ 4:00
- Clinton High School & Clinton Middle School Choir Concert-December 12th @ 6:00
- Henry Elementary 2nd Grade Concert-December 13th @ 6:30
The winter sports season is upon us, and we want to make sure you know where you can catch our Cardinals in action this season!
The Clinton High School and Clinton Middle School athletic calendar can now be found on the HOME PAGE of the district website (www.clintoncardinals.org). Click on the "Athletics/Activities" tab at the top (see image 1 below) and here you will find athletic/activity information, including the calendar for all activities (see image 2 below).
Some important things to note:
- You no longer need to navigate to the high school or middle school webpages to find athletic events for either of these schools. All events are on the calendar mentioned above.
- As changes are made to the schedule, this calendar will be updated to reflect those changes.
- If you see "more events" listed on a date, please click it to view other calendar events for that day.
- Download our app (Clinton School District) to easily access the calendar. Choose the "athletics" icon in the middle of the page (see image 3 below) to find all athletic information and calendar.
- If you would like an additional way to stay informed of activity changes, the Activities Department has created a Remind link-https://www.remind.com/join/9388ck. There is a cap of 150 members per link. PLEASE ONLY JOIN ONCE!
- Don't forget to follow the Clinton Cardinal Activities Facebook page to stay informed!
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTORY
Did you know that several teachers and groups in our district use social media as a communication tool for sharing information with parents and our community?
Make sure you check out our Social Media Directory at at the link below. It can also be found on our website under the "Stay Connected" tab.
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.**
The district has the following job openings. You can learn more and apply online at this link:
- Substitute Teachers
- Teacher Assistants (CECC and Henry)
- Speech Language Pathologist (Henry)
- School Nurse (CIS, 22/23 school year only)
- Boys Tennis Coach (CHS)
- PLTW Teacher (CMS, 23-34 school year)
SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR
The district calendar can be found below.
You can find a dedicated website calendar for the district and each building at the links below. You can also 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
Communications and Community Relations Director
660-885-6101 ext. 2209