News from Carl Junction Schools - April 2019
 Bulldog Bytes - April 2019
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
April 11: Family Library Night, 3:30-6:30 pm at K-1, 2/3, Intermediate, and Junior High
April 12: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
April 12: Book Fair at Junior High Library until 2:30 pm
April 12: Gifted Program Application Deadline (grades 2-12)
Contact  for more information or  view handbook
April 12: EEC & PAT Group Meeting: Motor Development @ Early Education Center K-1, 9-10 am
April 13: FCCLA Community Easter Egg Hunt, 10 am at Center Creek Park (2-12 yr olds can participate)
April 15-18: FFA Greenhouse Plant Sale, High School Greenhouse, until 5 pm each day
April 16: 4th Grade Musical: Stark Performing Arts Center, 7 pm (Blackburn, Ritter, Massey, Skiles, Slater)
April 17:  Free sports physicals for the 2018-19 school year, 6 pm in the HS Gym
April 18: 4th Grade Musical: Stark Performing Arts Center, 7 pm(Buckland, Jarrett, Baker, Chandler, Eichelberger)
April 19: NO SCHOOL for students or staff
April 20: Sporting clays tournament hosted by CJHS Trap Team - click the link for more details
April 23: K-1 Music Program: Stark Performing Arts Center, 6 or 7 pm depending on teacher. See K-1 newsletter below for more details.
April 24: Secretary's Day
April 25: SWMO Special Olympic Track & Field Day @ CJHS Track
April 25: K-1 Music Program: Stark Performing Arts Center, 6 or 7 pm depending on teacher. See K-1 newsletter below for more details.
April 26: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
April 27: CJ Day at Springfield Cardinals (see details below). 6 pm
April 28: Dog Walk , Ruby Jack Trail, meet near the CJHS softball field, 3 pm, Admission $5 or free with the purchase of a t-shirt ($10)
May 1: School Principal's Day
May 1: Athletic Hall of Fame, Reception - Primary 2-3 Multipurpose Facility @ 6 pm, Ceremony - Stark Auditorium, 7 pm
May 3: Early Childhood & PAT playgroup - Muffins with Mom, K-1 Cafeteria, 9-10 am
May 5: High School Vocal Music Concert, Stark Performing Arts Center, 3 pm
May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 23: Last Day of School, Dismiss at 1:30 pm
For more information, check out your
student's building newsletter or daily announcements:
Next year's school calendar has been approved, view it here!
2019 Education Awards
And the nominees were...
Teacher Impact Award: EC/K1: Stephanie Valdois, Primary 2-3: Cory Kerbs, Intermediate: Susan Eichelberger, Junior High: Katy Privett, and High School: Chris Huhn and Nellie Mitchell

Pat Owens Support Staff of the Year: EC/K1: Michelle Shoemaker, Primary 2-3: Mel Hubbard, Intermediate: Michael Lutz, Junior High: Sherry Boyd and the Kitchen Staff, High School: Bridget May, Maintenance: David Scott, and Special Education: Heather Linscheid

School Volunteer of the Year: Heather Howard and Danica Harris

The Cookie Chronicle: Episode Three
Welcome to the third episode of The Cookie Chronicle, a new video blog series by Dr. Phillip Cook, Superintendent of Carl Junction Schools.  This recurring series focuses on the great things that are happening in Carl Junction Schools and our community. 

"In this installment, I discuss the recent school board election that took place on April 2, and am joined by Larry Cowger - current school board president, and re-elected member." Click on the video below to watch.
Outstanding Citizenship Award
Carl Junction Senior Maici Craig is one of fifteen Missouri high school students to be recognized by the Advisory Committee on Citizenship Education to receive the 2019 Missouri Award for Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship.
This award is based on academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, and community service.
This is the twelfth year in a row that a Carl Junction Senior has received this honor.
Taulman awarded Golden Lion
Amanda Taulman, senior at Carl Junction High School, has received the regional Golden Lion Award.
Taulaman is known for her excellent grades, a quiet leadership style, and a heart for those in need. Her pursuits include mentoring special needs students and helping students with reading at the K-1 building. She also volunteers with the Joplin Humane Society and Watered Gardens.

After graduation, her plans are to attend Missouri Southern, majoring in Health and Wellness.
Storm Shelter Information
Our district is grateful for the community support we received to build the FEMA-rated safe room shelters that are now in each of our school complexes. They provide an invaluable safety resource for our students.

But did you know, the shelter at the High School building will is open for public use when NOAA issues Severe Thunderstorm Warnings or Tornado Warnings are issued regardless of the time of day (as capacity allows)?!
We are in need of volunteers that can assist during weather events outside regular school hours. For more information about the shelter, location, shelter rules, and volunteering see our webpage: Storm Shelter Information Link   
Gotta Be Jazz - 4th Grade Musical
"Gotta Be Jazz"
When: Tuesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 18
Time: 7 pm
Where: Stark Performing Arts Center
Our 4th graders will bring to you the musical titled, Gotta Be Jazz by John Jacobson and John Higgins. Experience the history and development of America's music from New Orleans up the Mississippi to Saint Louis, to Chicago and around the world.

April 16 - Students from Blackburn, Ritter, Massey, Skiles, and Slater classrooms will perform.

April 18 - Students from Buckland, Jarrett, Baker, Chandler, and Eichelberger will perform.

Admission is free.
K-1 Music Program
When: Tuesday, April 23 or Thursday, April 25
Time: 6 or 7 pm
Where: Stark Performing Arts Center
A fun production featuring dancing and songs brought to you by the CJ K-1 building! The kids have been practicing for months to present their western-themed program "Round Up" to you, the audience.
Admission is free.

For a list of teacher performance times, see the clickable link for the K-1 newsletter near the top of this publication.
Missouri standardized assessments begin this month
Carl Junction Schools will be administering Missouri standardized assessments to all students in Grades 3-8 and for students in specific High School courses. Missouri Assessments will be administered in English Language Arts and Mathematics for Grades 3-8 and Science for Grades 5 and 8. In addition, End-of-Course Assessments will be administered to high school students enrolled in the following courses: English 2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, and Government. 

Music Minute
Spring is the prime time for both vocal and band musical festivals and competitions. Here are some notable achievements from this year.
  • At the Solo/Small Ensemble District band competition, nineteen students received Division I "Exemplary" Ratings and have qualified for state.
  • At the Solo/Small Ensemble District vocal music competition, seventeen students received Division I "Exemplary" Ratings and have qualified for state.
  • 6th grade audition choir, Treble Makers recently competed in the Lamar Music Festival and received the top Division 1 “Exemplary” Rating. This is the sixth year in a row that the choir has received this honor.
  • At the State Large Band festival, Carl Junction HS Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band received Division I "Exemplary" Ratings.

Great job to all of our musicians!
High School Band members receiving Exemplary Rating
High School vocal music members receiving Exemplary Rating
The Treble Makers choir performing at the Lamar Music Festival
Scholar Bowl conquers Districts
For the fourth consecutive year, our Scholar Bowl team is earning accolades and achievements. At the district competition on April 6, the team won the championship. Senior Conner Wilson earned the District’s highest score for fourth time and was named to the All-District team.

The Carl Junction team also won the Central Ozarks Conference Championship on April 4 defeating Branson, Carthage, and Republic in the preliminary rounds and Nixa in the finals.

The next round of competition will be Sectionals against Kickapoo on April 17.
District Champions – from L to R: Evie Cross, Sam Luke, Ethan Brown, Conner Wilson, Melissa Hendrickson, Audrey Hoggatt, Katie Crider, and Calvin Richins.
CJ Archery on target at state
Carl Junction High School was named MONASP Tournament State Champions in the Bullseye challenge with 37 teams (2,367 archers!) competing. They also took 3rd in the 3D Tournament out of 24 teams.

Carl Junction Middle School was named State Champions in 3D and took 3rd in the Bullseye Tournament!

Carl Junction Elementary placed 3rd in 3D and 5th in Bullseye.

Congratulations to all of our amazing teams, you were all right on the mark! Also, congratulations to CJ Senior Ivy Walton who received a $3000 scholarship to the school of her choice!
State Champion High School Archery Team
State Champion Middle School Archery Team
CJ Day at Springfield Cardinals
Saturday, April 27 is Carl Junction Day at the Springfield Cardinals game. The 6th grade audition choir, The Treble Makers, has been selected to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game at 6 pm and a special section of seats is reserved for Carl Junction fans.
Tickets are $13. Four dollars of each ticket will go back to the Intermediate School Music Dept. Only pre-sold tickets will count for the fundraiser, so call the Intermediate Office at 417-649-5760 to order your tickets. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, April 17. A free Springfield Cardinals hat voucher comes with each ticket purchased at the Intermediate Building.
Bulldog Athletic Updates
Free Athletic Physicals
When: Wednesday, April 17, 6 pm
Where: High School Gym
*This program is for current 6th-11th graders.    

All Junior High & High School athletes must have a current sports physical on file with the Athletic Director before practices begin.

Thanks to Freeman Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Mercy Family Medicine Clinic at Stone's Corner are working together to provide Sports Physicals for Carl Junction athletes.

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