News from Carl Junction Schools - April 2017

 Bulldog Bytes - April 2017
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
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Upcoming Events

April 4: Election Day!
April 4-6: Mandatory enrollment & screening for incoming K students. Click here for times.
April 6-9: CJHS Spring Play, "Radium Girls" @ Stark Performing Arts Center. Apr 6-8: 7 pm, Apr 9: 3 pm
April 7: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
April 7: Gifted Program Application Deadline, contact Ms. Riley for more information
April 13: Family Library Night, 3:30-6:30 pm at K-1, 2/3, and Intermediate
April 14: NO SCHOOL for students and staff
April 17: NO SCHOOL for students and staff
April 18: 4th Grade Musical, "Summer Camp" @ Stark Performing Arts Center, 7 pm (1st performance)
April 19: Free Sports Physicals for the 2017-18 school year, 6-8 pm in the HS Commons.
April 20: 4th Grade Musical, "Summer Camp" @ Stark Performing Arts Center, 7 pm (2nd performance)
April 21: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
April 21: SW Area Special Olympics Track and Field Meet @ CJHS, 9 am. Volunteer here!
April 25: K-1 Musical, "Pajama Party!" @ Stark Performing Arts Center, time and date depend on class.
April 27: Early Childhood and Parents as Teachers Event - Fun @ Wildcat Glades, 4 pm
April 27: K-1 Musical, "Pajama Party!" @ Stark Performing Arts Center, time and date depend on class.
April 28: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
April 29: CJ Day at Springfield Cardinals Game, 6 pm
May 24: Last Day of School: New last day to make up snow day from 1/13
Vote on April 4!

Three seats on the Carl Junction School District Board of Education will be filled when election results are tallied on April 4. Incumbents Claudia Cox and Travis Spencer face three challengers - Kasey Cowger, Judy Danhakl, and Brian Massey. Be sure to make your choice at the polls.

From Left to Right: Kasey Cowger, Claudia Cox, Judy Danhakl, Brian Massey, and Travis Spencer

Free Sports Physicals for 2017-18* SportsPhysicals

When: Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm
Where: High School Commons.
HS Play "Radium Girls" HighSchoolPlay

When: April 6-8 @ 7 pm, April 9 @ 3 pm
Where: Stark Performing Arts Center
Admission: Sold at the door
                  $5 for Adults, $2 for Students
Not recommended for babies & young children.
This unique play, written by D.W. Gregory and set in the early 1900s, will be brought to life by more than 30 CJHS drama students. Based on the true story of Grace Fryer (played by Sofia Day), a factory employee who, along with her co-workers, falls ill with a mysterious disease after painting watch dials with luminescent paint.

The show will be even more original because the audience will be seated on the stage. This style only allows 110 people in attendance per performance. You may call 417-483-6916 to reserve your seat.
Fourth Grade Musical FourthGradeMusical

When: Tuesday, April 18 & Thursday, April 20
Time: 7 pm
Where: Stark Performing Arts Center
A fun production featuring dancing, songs, and skits brought to you by CJ 4th graders! The kids have been practicing for months to present their musical comedy "Summer Camp" to you, the audience.
Admission is free.
K-1 Musical

When: Tuesday, April 25 & Thursday, April 27
Time: 6 or 7 pm (depending on class list)
Where: Stark Performing Arts Center

Our youngest students will perform for you, "Pajama Party!" a 20-minute musical featuring songs about bedtime!

Performance dates and times are below:
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
6:00  Benavidez, Bolinger, Johnson, Passley, Starr
7:00  Fletcher, Legg, Merrell, Merrick, Pock
Thursday, April 27, 2017
6:00  Chase, Cole, Pence, Schmidt, Valdois
7:00  Elsten, Howard, Rhodes, Starks, Tuggle

CJ Night at Springfield Cardinals SpringfieldCardinals

When: Saturday, April 29
Time: Game begins at 6 pm
Where: Springfield, MO Cardinals Baseball Stadium
Join us for a night of baseball and support CJ Schools. The 6th grade auditioned choir, the Treble Makers, has been selected to sing the National Anthem before the start of the game. A special section of seats is reserved for Carl Junction fans.
Tickets are $12. Four dollars of each ticket will go back to the Intermediate School Music Department. Only pre-sold tickets will count for the fundraiser so call the Intermediate Office at 417-649-5760 to order your tickets. Deadline for purchase will be Friday, April 21.

Storm Shelter Information

The Carl Junction School District is grateful for the community support to construct FEMA-rated safe room shelters. The shelters west of the Primary 2-3 building and south of the High School building will be open for public use when Severe Thunderstorm Warnings or Tornado Warnings are issued regardless of the time of day as capacity allows.

Your official notification that the Storm Shelters will be open will be through your NOAA Weather Radio. The Storm Shelters at the Primary 2-3 Building and at the High School will be opened when the National Weather Service issues a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning for our area. If a weather warning is issued after school hours, the doors will unlock automatically and district staff and volunteers will be at the facility for the duration of the weather warning.
We also need volunteers to assist during weather events outside regular school hours.

For more information about the shelters, locations, shelter rules, and volunteering at the shelters, please go to link below or call (417) 649-7026, or come to the District Office at 206 S. Roney.
The 2017-18 School Calendar has been approved. Click here to view!
Sigler selected for state honor

CJ senior Edith Sigler has been selected for 2017 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2017.

The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student's grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated had to first meet criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which included ten "events" designed to assure the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,900, be ranked in the upper ten percent of the class, and have taken upper level courses.

Edith plans to attend Pittsburg State University in the fall majoring in violin performance. She is the daughter of Dr. Kimra Ross-Sigler and Mr. James Sigler of Joplin, MO.
Bands and Vocal Music prove Exemplary at recent competitions

High School Band, High School and Junior High Jazz Band, and High School Vocal Music have competed in district and other regional competitions recently with fantastic results.

For a list of individual achievements and more information, read the complete story.

CJ Special Olympics teams shine at State

A state competition featuring Special Olympics athletes competing in Basketball and Bowling was held over Spring Break.
Carl Junction teams took home medals in each sport.
Basketball medalists included: our RED Bulldog 3-on-3 team who received a Silver medal, and our WHITE Bulldog team for 5-on-5 who was awarded Bronze.
CJ athletes also excelled in bowling: our students took home 4th, Bronze, Silver and Gold in the 2-game competition. In the 3-game competition, our athletes took home Silver and Gold medals.
The Spring Track and Field program is now beginning. Carl Junction will host the Southwest Area Athletics Special Olympics Track and Field event on Friday, April 21. Volunteers are needed. Click here to volunteer.
Bright Futures fights childhood hunger
  An Update from Bright Futures Carl Junction

"A hungry child cannot digest their education." Grant D. Fairly

The Carl Junction School District is committed to making sure all students have what they need to be successful learners. Lack of resources causes challenges for students and can cause them to fall behind their peers. One of those resources is food.

A child who doesn't have regular access to enough food potentially faces both physical and psychological damage. In order to ensure our students have the greatest chance of success, Carl Junction offers two programs that aim at fighting hunger, the Weekend Food Pack Program and the Food4Families Program.

Best Choice Brand bar codes = cash for the weekend food program!

Please collect these bar codes and turn into any CJ School building office. 

To learn more about these programs, and how you can help. Read the whole article here.
Would you like more High School news? Visit the student online newspaper!
Athletic Updates
  • Baseball - Varsity record 2-5, JV record 1-2, 9th grade record 0-4. Varsity will play in the Carthage Tournament this week.
  • Girls Soccer - Varsity record 2-1, JV record 0-1-1
  • Track - Competed in the Tahlequah, OK meet last week and will compete at Parkview this week
  • Boys Tennis - Record 1-0. They defeated Webb City 9-0. They will play three tournaments this week
  • Boys Golf - has defeated Webb City, Neosho, Carthage, and Joplin in match play.
  • Click here for the Spring Sports Schedules.
Winter Sports Wrap-up
The Carl Junction winter sports teams finished their season and competed at a very high level. 
  • Our Girls basketball team finished the season as Conference, District, and Sectional Champions and after winning a regional matchup, they headed to the Final Four, placing fourth in the State Tournament. The Girls finished with a record of 26-4. Alex Vogt earned All-State honors from the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association; Emma Frack, Megan Scott, and Alex Vogt earned All-Area honors from the 4-State Basketball Coaches Association.
  •  The Boys Basketball team finished the season with a record of 10-14. They improved greatly over there record last year and lost 7 games by 6 points or less.
  •  The Wrestling Team finished the season with a dual record of 15-3. Three wrestlers  qualified for the State Tournament and finished 17th overall. Junior Zeke Wall finished the season as the State Runner-Up in the 285lb weight class with a record of 40-8. Senior Tyler Church ended the season with a record of 35-17 and a 6th place finish. Holden Hughes ended his Sophomore season with a record of 37-15 but fell short of placing at the state tournament. 
High School Archery Team

State Archery Competition

High School Results:
2nd Place - 3D
5th Place - Bullseye
The high school team has qualified for Nationals.
Individual Awards:
Sam Sisk - 1st place 3-D & 7th place Bullseye
Frankie Goforth - 3rd place 3-D
Jacob Woody - 4th place 3-D
Tatum Graham - 7th place Bullseye
Coral Corbin - 10th place Bullseye
Junior High School Archery Team
Junior High Results:
2nd Place: 3-D
3rd Place: Bullseye
Individual Awards:
Katie Fredrickson - 1st place Bullseye & 1st place 3-D
Jeremiah Jones - 3rd place Bullseye & 5th place 3-D
Jackson Sargent - 3rd place 3D & 8th place Bullseye
Ean LaVelle - 5th place Bullseye
These four students have qualified for the National Tournament.
Elementary Archery Team
Elementary Results:
2nd Place: 3-D
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