News from Carl Junction Schools - February 2019
 Bulldog Bytes - February 2019
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
Feb. 10-16: School Board Recognition Week
Feb. 15: Jazz @ the Junction, Stark Performing Arts Center, 2 pm - 9 pm. See details below.
Feb. 15 & 18: NO SCHOOL for students and staff
Feb 16-23: Future Farmers of America Week
Feb 21: Early Childhood & PAT playgroup - Datenight with Dad, K-1 Cafeteria, 6 pm
Feb 21: 5th grade DARE graduation, 5:30 or 6:30 pm in the Stark Performing Arts Center.
See Intermediate newsletter below for details.
Feb 22: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Feb. 22: Cyber Safety Seminar, 6 pm - 8 pm, MSSU Criminal Justice Auditorium. See details below.
Feb. 22: Community appreciation breakfast for FFA Supporters, 6-8 am in Ag Department
Feb. 22: 6th grade Winter Band Concert, 2-3 Gym, 7 pm
Mar. 1-8: Spring Book Fair @ K-1, 2-3, & Int Libraries
March 18-22: Spring Break
For more information, check out your
student's building newsletter or daily announcements:
Introducing the Cookie Chronicle
Welcome to the first episode of The Cookie Chronicle, a new video blog series by me, Dr. Phillip Cook, Superintendent of Carl Junction Schools.  This monthly series is going to focus on the great things that are happening in Carl Junction Schools and our community. I will also tell you what is on my mind and help you understand the happenings of CJ Schools and the education world in general.

I want this first video to introduce myself. So click on the video below to watch. I hope you enjoy the first edition of The Cookie Chronicle.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced statewide results for both the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and district Annual Performance Reports (APR) for the 2017-18 school year. Carl Junction Schools earned an overall rating of 97.8% and 100% in academic achievement, college and career readiness, and attendance.

Enrollment open for Kindergarten
We are excited to offer online registration for our families who will have a Kindergartner joining us August 2019 (School Year 2019-20). If you  currently  live in the school district of Carl Junction (official proof of residency will be required later in the process), and your child will be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2019, please complete the online registration now.

You will enroll using the  Parent Portal . Details and instructions are found on our website homepage cjr1.org under District Announcements. After this step is complete, you will receive a notice by mail and email of further required screening and enrollment steps.
black and white image with baby bulldog drawings, reads Carl Junction Kindergarten. Enroll Now! School Year 2019-2020
Inclement Weather
Winter is upon us! If school will be closed due to poor road conditions, you will receive a phone call and possibly a text (if indicated you would like to receive messages that way on your student information update in August) from our automated system. Please check to make sure that your primary phone number is correctly listed in  Parent Portal - your username is your email address.

We will also send school closing notices to the local television stations and post the information on the  District website  ,  Facebook page  , and   Twitter  .  
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Nominate your favorite teacher!
Do you know a teacher who has made a significant impact in your life or the life of a student? We want to hear about that person.
 
The Carl Junction School District wants to recognize the wonderful teachers in our schools by presenting the 2019 Teacher Impact Award.

Nominations can be for any educator from Early Childhood through High School.

DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS IS FEB. 14!

Jazz @ the Junction
Carl Junction High School will host Jazz at the Junction featuring the Crossroads Jazz Orchestra along with 21 junior and senior high school jazz bands performing in two venues.
 
Friday, February 15
Stark Performing Arts Center
2 pm - 9 pm
Admission is free

Chili Supper/Dessert Bar is $5 from 4 pm-7 pm Concessions available as well
Proceeds will go toward the CJ Band Program 

Junction Threads partners with CJ Pharmacy for retail location
CJ Bulldog items are now available at the CJ Pharmacy! CJHS Business Management students are partnering with CJ Pharmacy to open a retail location for their student-run apparel line "Junction Threads". Stop by and see all that is available!!

Transportation Department = 100%
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has just concluded our yearly bus inspections and we are proud to announce that all 49 CJ buses received a 100% pass rate! Congratulations to our Transportation Department and Thank you for doing everything that you can to keep our students SAFE!
Cyber Safety Seminar
The digital world our children experience daily can be a complicated ongoing concern for parents.

MSSU is offering a free educational seminar on cyber safety Friday evening, February 22, from 6-8 pm, sponsored by the Alliance of Southwest Missouri. 

Come listen to experts in the field and get some of your questions answered.

Wilson & Pyle receive promotions
The Carl Junction Board of Education approved the promotions of Dr. David Pyle to Assistant Superintendent of Operations and Mrs. Theresa Wilson to High School Principal at their meeting held on January 28.
 
Prompted by the resignation of current Assistant Superintendent Dr. Gary Reed effective June 30, Pyle and Wilson will officially begin their new jobs on July 1.

Theresa Wilson
Carl Junction High School Principal
Dr. David Pyle
Assistant Superintendent for Operations
Thanks to the CJ Board of Education
Front Row L to R – Kasey Cowger, Travis Spencer, and Claudia Cox.
Back Row L to R – Vice President Christie Hutcheson, President Larry Cowger,
Brian Massey, and Frank Pittman
Carl Junction Schools celebrates our outstanding local Board of Education during the Missouri School Board Association/state designated School Board Recognition Week: February 10-16.
 
A primary goal of the week is to build awareness and understanding of the important function a board of education plays in our schools and community. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts.
 
Members of the board are: President Larry Cowger, Vice President Christie Hutcheson, Kasey Cowger, Claudia Cox, Brian Massey, and Travis Spencer. Frank Pittman served on the Board for six years before resigning in November 2018. These men and women are champions for the students in Carl Junction.
 
At the board meeting on January 28, members were treated to dinner and presented with hand-made cards, posters, and signs created by district students.
Bulldog Athletic Updates
  • Athletic Calendar
  • Admission to High School and Jr. High Athletics: $4/adults & $2/students
  • Congratulations to the Swim Team for qualifying the the following events for State: 200 medley relay; 200 freestyle relay; 400 freestyle relay; 100 breast stroke - Emma Lacey, Tyne Holt, and Sophia Hensley; 100 back stroke - Corinne Miller, Carsyn Smith; 200 individual medley - Tyne Holt, Sophia Hensley; Relay Alternate - LaRae Fifer. Good Luck at STATE!
  • Congratulations to the Bulldog Wrestlers! District Results: 145 lb Cole Stewart with 4th place, 195 lb Jesse Cassatt with 2nd place, and HWT Tyler Huffman with 2nd place. Good Luck at STATE!
  • Congratulations to 5 more Bulldog Student-Athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the next level. Tyler Huffman (MSSU Football), Tyler White (Evangel University Football), Breanna Maxwell (Allen Community College Volleyball), Rayquion Weston (NEO Football)
  • Several Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball games and home wrestling matches will be live-streamed on the Bulldog Broadcast Network/CJTV. Click on the link to see their broadcast schedule
  • Subscribe to CJTV's YouTube Channel to get weekly sports updates
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